• As a former Democratic US Senator, I believe in Joe Biden. But I also believe his plan to raise corporate taxes will hurt the US economy when it needs help the most

    8 days ago - By Business Insider

    President-elect Joe Biden.
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    I believe Joe Biden will help heal our nation, and I endorsed him for president earlier this year.
    However, I have concerns about the Democratic party's plan to raise the corporate tax rate to 28%.
    This will only put more pressure on our economy. Instead, keeping the tax rate competitive will ensure that companies can bounce back in recovery.
    Blanche Lincoln is a former Democratic senator from Arkansas.
    This is an opinion column. The thoughts expressed are those of the author.
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  • The 2020 election - especially in my home state of Alaska - is proof that the US needs to have national voting standards

    8 days ago - By Business Insider

    In Alaska, mail-in ballots weren't counted until a week after the election.
    Associated Press
    Nearly half of the mail-in and absentee ballots in Alaska had yet to be counted a week after
    Election Day. There has to be a better way to cast and count votes.
    A national election standard allowing any registered voter to request a mail-in ballot - and requiring those mail-in votes to be counted as soon election offices receive it - would increase voter turnout and ensure that results are available within days of the election.
    Samantha Davenport is a freelance writer and lifelong Alaskan reporting...
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