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Since I’ve already complained about America having the highest corporate tax rate in the developed world, I’m going to give two thumbs up to this video produced by the Chamber of Commerce.

That being said, I feel a bit unclean for publicizing this video. Like so many business lobbies, the Chamber is hardly a consistent defender of good policy. Indeed, it supported both TARP and the faux stimulus.

But at least they’re in favor of lower taxes for their own members, so I’ll accept them as a temporary – albeit impure – ally.

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The politicians in Washington act as if businesses are ATM machines that can be fleeced every time there’s a new boondoggle to finance. That is a deeply flawed assumption even in the case of big corporations, but it is utterly absurd when considering the challenges of creating a small business. Here’s a video produced by my Cato colleague Caleb Brown that gives a personal perspective on what it means to be an entrepreneur. And since Caleb has submitted this video for a contest being sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, do me a favor and share it widely so he gets more views.

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