We asked folks what Washington politicians can learn from America's moms.
Today we are releasing the latest installment in our Story of Business series. The video profiles Jeff Lawrence, owner of Forefront Construction in Middletown, Penn., a commercial HVAC and plumbing company founded in April of 2008, just prior to the financial collapse.
It seemed as though the confetti from the election celebrations hadn‚Äôt even hit the ground before all the winners were pledging to reach across the aisle and come up with a ‚Äėgrand bargain‚Äô on the fiscal cliff.
Another election has come and gone. We here at Bankrupting America wanted to take a look back at the issues that mattered to everyday Americans. In order to do that, we examined major news outlets, political pundits and everyday Americans. Here is what they had to say.
Washington is spending and spending. We‚Äôre now more than $16 trillion in debt, larger than the nation‚Äôs economy. You don‚Äôt have to be an economist to see how this is unsustainable and how it‚Äôs not creating jobs. Take a look at our new 30 second web video above and see how far in the hole Washington has put us.
Washington keeps spending to improve the economy, but are we headed in the right direction? With unemployment over 8 percent, college tuition up, gas prices having doubled and the government still borrowing $40,000 every second, its time to ask where Washington is taking us?
Watch our fifth installment in our Story of Business series. It centers on Rob Latham in South Carolina. His story is a case study in why we need a regulatory system that's fair, accountable and allows our economy to grow again.
In our latest video for Bankrupting America, we urge you to get involved. Contact your senator at 1-888-760-7997 and let them know that you are tired of the finger pointing and want them to do their job. Urge the Senate to pass a budget after nearly 3 years!
"Fighting for our Jobs" is the third part of our "Story of Business" series, taking a look at small businesses across the country. In this video you will hear the story of the R.H. Peterson Co. of Industry, CA, and their struggle against over reaching regulation.
At first thought, Charlie Sheen hardly seems like a model for fiscal responsibility. But, somehow, Washington has managed to be far worse.
Barb's story is Part 2 of our documentary series "The Story of Business," a joint project of Public Notice and the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council.
"Moving Forward in Uncertain Times" is the first video of our series "The Story of Business" - a joint project between us and the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council. This short documentary features Wes Garner, owner of Great Lakes Calcium, a small business in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
Good news! Profits are back, cash flow is good, and Steve's dance moves are better than ever?! But before Frank, his girlfriend Karen and the rest of the gang can expand, hire and invest at their small business, they'll have to convince the Boss Lady.
The jobs report released on Friday shows that unemployment persists at 9.6 percent. As high as this number is, it doesn't tell the whole unemployment story. But we do: watch our video to uncover the truth about our jobs situation.
The BA team breezed through the big 8-28 rallies in Washington, DC to test the government spending IQ of participants. We gave them five spending facts and asked whether they were implemented by Bush or Obama. The answers may surprise you.
They're all questionable government spending projects in a time when our economy is struggling and people can't get jobs ... or, maybe we just made them up.