Articles by Bruce Josten

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Legislation Worse Than the Sequester

The sequester is bad public policy and should be replaced with prioritized spending cuts. But, this legislation would be worse than even the sequester.

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Continuing the Conversation on Cybersecurity

We need to focus on legislation that can make a difference right away—improvements to information sharing and other effective measures that have earned broad stakeholder support.

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Congress Should Support Plan B

Going over the fiscal cliff and allowing the largest tax increase in our history would certainly severely hamper if not totally eliminate economic growth for the near term.

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What to Expect From Congress for the Remainder of the Year

Legislative activity will be light, but there are three deadlines that Congress cannot ignore.

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Fiscal Cliff Countdown

Lawmakers need to move quickly to avoid going over the edge.

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A Letter to Congress: Don't Drive the Nation Off the Cliff

An open letter to Congress lays a course of action to avoid fiscal calamity.

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The Protect Medical Innovation Act

The U.S. medical device industry is an economic star, but its success is threatened by the medical device tax.

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Proposed Tax Hikes Would 'De-Energize' the Economy

by Bruce Josten As Congress continues in its year-end scramble to finish work and head home for the holidays, we continue to see bills with laudable goals but with provisions that undermine those goals by levying punitive taxes on specific sectors or industries and creating obstacles to job creatio

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Bipartisan Support in House to Repeal 3% Withholding Tax

Today the House of Representatives proved that members on both sides of the aisle can come together to improve our economy. The bipartisan repeal of the 3% withholding tax is an important step to removing one of the onerous government burdens on job creators that have hampered our economic recover

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A Step Away From ‘Government Knows Best’

Yesterday, a group of Senators including John McCain (R-AZ), Rob Portman (R-OH), and Rand Paul (R-KY), introduced the "Jobs Through Growth Act." This legislation marks a departure from a "government knows best" approach and instead empowers the private sector to rescue our economy. As the Chamber