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Bill Frist: A reasonable approach to healthcare reform

It never ceases to amaze me when a politician takes a reasonable stand on a controversial issue. Consider former Tennessee Sen. Bill Frist’s most recent comments on healthcare reform.

Earlier this week,e th surgeon and former Senate Majority Leader, chastized his fel111109score_atb_02.jpglow Republicans for demonizing the healthcare reform act that was passed last year.

The bill is imperfect, Frist said. It is not the bill he would have drafted, but “it is the law of the land and it is the platform, the fundamental platform, upon which all future efforts to make that system better, for that patient, for that family, will be based.”

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Tax cuts or tax hikes? Clearing up the confusion

If you find recent political yammering about tax cuts/tax increases confusing, it’s not surprising.

Safety+Patrol+TGrip+4+CG.jpgPolilticians of all persuasions — Democrats, Republicans, Tea Party, whatever — have a vested interest in clouding the debate. But the media also shares a big dose of blame for the confusion.
 

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Lot at stake for business in midterm elections

With Labor Day behind us the stretch run begins for the midterm elections and a lot is at stake for business.

Today, President Obama is expected to propose a $200 billion tax break that would allow businesses to write off 100 percent of new capital investments through 2011.

You know it’s going to be a tough campaign when a Democrat is proposing tax breaks for business.

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Small biz lending fund clears filibuster — finally

Passage looked pretty dicey earlier this week, but a bill that would increase lending to small businesses cleared the filibuster hurdle late Thursday.

Two Republicans joined the Democrats in a 60-37 vote.

Tennessee Senators Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker voted against the bill. I doubt if they will support the bill when it comes up for a final vote, but they should.

Although the bill is imperfect, it would provide $30 billion in desperately needed capital to small businesses.

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Bosses, celebs and more on health care reform

Health care reform headlines from around the Web

BusinessWeek: Gross Says Health Care Reform to Raise Liabilities

RedEye, a Chicago Tribune publication: When celebrities Twitter: Thoughts on health care reform, plus some numbers you should know

CNNMoney: What your boss thinks of health care reform

RedOrbit: Health Care Reform To Impact Restaurants

FoxNews.com: Republicans Look to Voters for ‘Final Say’ on Health Care Reform

WashingtonPost.com: Poll: Health-care reform more popular after passage than before