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Denny's Placemat, or US Constitution?

Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) owes Denny's franchisees an apology when he said the President is treating the value of the Constitution worse than a Denny's placemat. There is no comparison: the placemat beats the US Constitution, and here are 5 reasons why.

Week 2 of Shutdown Slices Political Party Brand Scores: Dems -10%, GOP -17%

On the brand front in Shutdown Week #2, the Republican brand is taking the brunt of voter frustration. The brand’s engagement assessment – its ability to meet Republican voter expectations for their Ideal Political Party – got sliced another 5% this week.

Which Political Party Brand Takes a Bigger Hit from the Government Shutdown?

After years dealing with financial crises on a last-minute basis, House Republicans and Senate Democrats couldn't get organized enough to break the politically charged budget standoff over President Obama's Affordable Care Act.

Vice Presidential Debate Discusses Small Business

Vice Presidential Debate 2012 at Centre College, photo by Blue MauMau

DANVILLE, Ky. — Vice President Joe Biden and Republican candidate Paul Ryan (R-Wis) contested in a vice presidential debate at Centre College at Danville, Kentucky Thursday night. In the debate moderated by ABC News' Martha Raddatz, small business tax policy became a point of disagreement.

Why Debit Card Fees are Higher Than Ever

In 2010, franchisees won a long, hard-fought battle against the finance industry, as Congress passed a bill which would regulate the exorbitant debit card fees that were being set by credit card companies and banks.

Herman Cain Denies Sexual Harassment

WASHINGTON — Herman Cain, whose popularity as a presidential candidate has soared in the last few weeks, faces allegations of sexual harassment stemming from his time as CEO of the National Restaurant Association in the 1990s.

Franchisee Alert: Vote Tomorrow to Revoke New 1099 Requirements

 In 2012, a new law will go into effect which will force franchisees to spend all of their time filling out paperwork.

Big Banks and Credit Card Companies Attempting to Block Interchange Law

Franchisees need to act now. On July 21, 2010, President Obama signed the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act into law.

What's in the Tax Bill and Will it Really Help Your Business?

As you may have heard, last night the House passed the "Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010" (H.R. 4853) which passed in the Senate earlier this week. The bill is now headed to the White House, where it is expected to be signed into law today.

2010 Lame Duck Session of Congress - Anything but "LAME"

Unlike in past years, the 2010 Lame Duck session of Congress is proving anything but lame. In the first two weeks alone, and coming off of a major defeat in the 2010 elections, the democratically-controlled 111th Congress has addressed several issues of vital importance to franchisees.