This Week on America’s Business

By March 23, 2007Briefly Legal, Economy, Energy

Americas Business with Mike HambrickCongress is contemplating an $8.3 billion package of tax increases as part of the legislation to increase the minimum wage, and this week “America’s Business” explores the potential negative impact on business. Host Mike Hambrick interviews Ken Petrini, vice president of taxes at Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., in Allentown, PA. Ken recently testified on behalf of the NAM at a House Ways and Means Committee hearing on the proposed tax increases. (His testimony is available here.)

We continue our look at presidential candidates as Mike concludes his two-part interview with Douglas Holtz-Eakin, former CBO director and an advisor to Sen. John McCain’s campaign. Former Congressman Pat Toomey, president of the free-market Club for Growth, then takes McCain to task for supporting higher taxes.

Allen Schaeffer of the Diesel Technology Forum explains how advances in engine technology and low-sulfur diesel are making diesel an environmentally friendly fuel. Recent regulatory changes have also served to raise the profile of this “clean diesel.”

In our regular segments, we hear from Ed Childress, president of Syncrocorp of Arab, AL, speaking from “The Factory Floor.” Renee Giachino of the American Justice Partnership fights the good fight in the nation’s tort battles; the NAM’s Hank Cox recalls the “Way it Was”; and Mike reads “From the E-Mail.” NAM President John Engler closes with his “The Last Word,” saluting President Bush for being a regular visitor to manufacturing facilities.

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