A new jobs bill
"Pass this jobs bill." "You should pass it right away." This was the refrain, over and over again, when the president spoke to Congress earlier this month about his vision for a new jobs bill. "Pass this jobs bill, and starting tomorrow, small business will get a tax cut…" Seriously? Was Congress supposed to vote that night on a bill that hadn't even been written, and enact the bill so that tax cuts would take place the next morning?
Excuse me, but aren't we supposed to be putting the brakes on bullies? This shove-it-down-your-throat attitude of "Just do it because I say so," is wearing heavily on a nation that needs more than band-aid legislation. As accountants, we are immersed in sifting through the new laws and helping our clients find the golden nuggets that will help them in their businesses, and looking for the roadblocks that will prevent them from moving ahead. At the same time, we're all hoping for a miracle that will turn the economy around. Is the jobs bill going to do the job?
Prior to this role, Caleb served as the editor of Going Concern since its founding in 2009. During his time as editor, Going Concern quickly became one of the most popular and talked about websites in the accounting profession. He has been named one of Accounting Today's Top 100 Most Influential People every year since 2011 and has been published on numerous websites, including Above the Law, Deadspin, Denver Business Journal, and the Huffington Post.
Caleb is an adjunct professor of journalism the Community College of Denver in Denver, Colorado, where he teaches Internet Media.
Prior to falling bass ackwards into the media business, Caleb spent over five years working in public accounting, with more than three of those years at KPMG. Caleb received a Master of Science in Accounting from Colorado State University and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska at Kearney.
Caleb spends a lot of time on a bicycle and reading, but never at the same time.