Last night I attended a government round table with several leaders of the Clifton Park and Saratoga area, including community and government representatives. At the beginning people were asked to state who they were, who they represented, and a little about their organization.
Two of the gentlemen were from regional business associations, and I found their take very interesting. The first person said they represented a certain geographic area, how big they were and what services they provided to their members. The second gentleman also spoke about their size and coverage, but then made a change. He talked about a situation where one of his members had some goods held up a a port of entry (which is nowhere near our area). He then went on to say that within a day, the goods were release. My take-a-way from this is one person told what they can do, while the other told what they did. Bottom line, actions speak louder than words.
I am pretty annoyed that the new health care legislation includes the requirement that all business transactions exceeding $600.0o in a year require the business receive a 1099. This is a burdensome and very costly undertaking for small businesses. When I brought this to the attention of our representative, he said he was aware it was in the bill, didn’t know how it got there and was working on getting it repealed, but was not sure if he would be successful. My comment was it is easier to get poor legislation removed before signing than after. I guess not so common sense.