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Haslam whiffs on Amazon tax issue

Missed opportunities can haunt us all of our lives. Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam had one of those moments yesterday.Amazon+Sales+Tax.jpg

Haslam had a chance Tuesday to come out in favor of legislation that would require Amazon.com to collect state sales taxes on Tennessee purchases after it opens a pair fullfillment centers near Chattanooga.

But he whiffed.

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Congress disappoints small business again

Small businesses expecting Congress to do something helpful — like improving the flow of capital to creditworthy entrepreneurs — have been disappointed once again.

709542c8a10cf30cd10e6a706700c508.jpgLegislation that would improve access to capital is snarled in the usual Democrats vs. Republicans politics. We shouldn’t be surprised. Partisan politics rarely brings out the best in our elected leaders.

Bickering over small business legislation will heat up when the fall campaigns crank up after Labor Day.

Will the rhetoric produce results?

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