Posts by Don Fortenberry
In an effort to bring the American economy out of economic crisis, President Obama unveiled his proposed American Jobs Act in September of this year. Simply put, the American Jobs Act is meant to stimulate the economy by putting more people, such as veterans and teachers, back to work by creating more jobs in the United States. The following is a brief overview of the Act, which can be found on the WhiteHouse.gov website:
“The American people understand that the economic crisis and the deep recession weren’t created overnight and won’t be solved overnight. The economic security of the middle class has been under attack for decades. That’s why President Obama believes we need to do more than just recover from this economic crisis – we need to rebuild the economy the American way, based on balance, fairness, and the same set of rules for everyone from Wall Street to Main Street. We can work together to create the jobs of the future by helping small business entrepreneurs, by investing in education, and by making things the world buys. The President understands that to restore an American economy that’s built to last we cannot afford to outsource American jobs and encourage reckless financial deals that put middle class security at risk. To create jobs, the President unveiled the American Jobs Act – nearly all of which is made up of ideas that have been supported by both Democrats and Republicans, and that Congress should pass right away to get the economy moving now. The purpose of the American Jobs Act is simple: put more people back to work and put more money in the pockets of working Americans. And it would do so without adding a dime to the deficit.”
OrgSync supports the American Jobs Act for the following reasons:
Payroll Tax Cuts
The President’s plan would provide an enormous boost to our ability to continue to add new members to the OrgSync team as well as provide additional compensation to our current hard-working staff. As we continue to grow, it’s critical for us to provide the same premium support and customer service that our campus partners have grown accustomed to and believe is a major differentiator. This will provide us the opportunity to acquire additional team members in every department.
Incentive to Hire Veterans
We have several veterans on our team, including an Iraq War veteran in a Senior Leadership role. Cayce Stone, who is our Sr. VP of Business Development, is the driving force behind our passionate team of sales professionals dedicated to making OrgSync a standard in Higher Education. We fully realize the discipline and leadership that veterans bring to the job, and the provisions of the Act will only enhance our incentive to hire veterans in the future.
Reduce Regulatory Burdens
OrgSync appreciates the provisions that reduce regulatory burdens on small businesses, particularly as it relates to raising funds for growth capital. The plan will seek to change ways the government does business with small businesses, allowing for increased opportunity for OrgSync to expand and service more clients.
This is especially important to OrgSync as a small technology company. We are put at a distinct disadvantage against large corporations who have millions of dollars to pursue patents. We believe many software patents are overly broad and often vague and threatening to small company innovation.
Investments in Education and Teachers
Education (higher education, community colleges, and secondary education) is at the core of our business and is our passion. We believe that out-of-classroom learning is key to student retention and graduation rates. OrgSync facilitates and encourages students to be actively involved both on campus and in their communities as they prepare to enter the workforce as well rounded individuals. In fact, the American Jobs Act will help support nearly 400,000 education related jobs, and help to modernize 35,000 public school buildings and community college campuses in the United States.
Please join us today, by signing your name to the American Jobs Act petition on the their website.