MEPs are Essential to Rebuilding American Manufacturing Competitiveness

Last month, President Trump submitted a “Skinny Budget” with the goal of removing some of the “fat” within Washington DC. Unfortunately, one of the programs eliminated in his budget is not “fat.” The Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) is the only federally funded national network dedicated to serving small and medium-sized U. S. manufacturers. [Michele Nash-Hoff]…

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Tax profits not cash flow: An alternative to the GOP plan that helps small business

The House Republican corporate tax reform proposal is bold and innovative. Its most outstanding positive feature is a shift to a destination-based corporate tax. A destination-based system moves the profit, and therefore the tax, to the place of consumption. That small change, alone, could eliminate decades of tax avoidance strategies by multinational companies. It would…

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Canadian ambassador, in letter to U.S. governors, defends dairy policies as compliant with NAFTA

Following President Trump’s charge earlier this week that U.S. dairy farmers have suffered from “some very unfair things” in Canada, the country’s envoy to Washington, David MacNaughton, said U.S. claims are not based on fact — and that Canada is living up to its international trade obligations. [Jenny Leonard] April 17th, 2017 [Inside U.S. Trade]…

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