Corporate America Sees Little Return From Bet On Gop

Chamber of Commerce and leans Republican, said he thinks the GOP has given in too much to the demands of hard-core learn more conservatives. I still think its pretty much a tea party minority that is causing the ruckus, and we will continue to try to make them come around to our way of thinking, he said. The experience of the Chamber of Commerce , one of Washingtons most powerful lobbying groups, may best illustrate the new tensions between Republicans and the business community. The chamber spent more than $60 million in 2010 and 2012, helping elect tea party Republicans and winning GOP control of the House. But while there have been signs of fraying in the relationship for several years, the GOPs willingness to defy its strongest business supporters became clearest Tuesday with the shutdown. The Chamber had led more than a hundred business groups in urging Congress to keep the government open.
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Funded Status of U.S. Corporate Pensions Rises to 91.0 Percent in September, according to BNY Mellon ISSG

For the month, assets of the typical public plan outperformed those of corporate pension plans and foundations and endowments as a result of the public plan allocations to private equity, ISSG said. Private equity, which comprises 10 percent of the typical public defined benefit plan, was one of the best performing asset classes in September, returning 9.0 percent, ISSG said. Year to date, public plan assets are ahead of the return target by 3.8 percent. For endowments and foundations, the net return over spending and inflation was 2.6 percent as plan assets increased 3.3 percent. Over the past 12 months, plan assets are up 10.7 percent beating the spending and inflation target by 4.4 percent. Notes to Editors: The BNY Mellon Investment Strategy and Solutions Group is a division of The Bank of New York Mellon. BNY Mellon Investment Management is one of the world’s leading investment management organizations and one of the top U.S.
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Corporate to Individual Rate Cuts Rely on Best Economies: Taxes

26. He added, Im not going to talk numbers because we do not have a bill yet. The Tax Foundation estimated that establishing two new tax brackets of 10 percent and 25 percent and eliminating the Affordable Care Acts health insurance and investment income taxes, as well as killing the alternative minimum tax, would boost gross domestic product by $992 billion. The Foundations calculations also showed that under that scenario, the budget deficit would increase by less than a similar tax plan reviewed by the congressional Joint Committee on Taxation. Cutting Rates The JCT estimated that cutting individual rates to 10 percent and 25 percent and repealing the AMT would add nearly $3.8 trillion to the deficit over a decade. Cutting the corporate rate to 25 percent and repealing the corporate AMT would add $1.3 trillion more, the JCT estimated. The main difference, the Tax Foundation said, was that its analysis allowed for the effect of economic growth — known as dynamic scoring — while the JCTs didnt.
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