Daily Archives: 11/08/2012

EF 2012 Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Tournament

(Community Matters) Every year Austin entrepreneurs, investors and their friends come together to raise money for Entrepreneur Foundation (AmpilfyAustin.org) member company programs and another nonprofit. Last night 200 friends gathered at the Driskill, raising nearly $150k. Matt Briggs won the tournament and designated LifeWorks as recipient of the night’s grant.

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thanks to our co-chairs: Amy Chronis, Brett Hurt & Kevin Lalande . . . as well as to our sponsors: Deloitte, Mercedes-Benz and Square One Bank. Blue Lapis Light performed at the event.

Don’t Negotiate the Tax Cut Expiration

(Community Matters) It was wrong to cut taxes during two wars and it’s wrong to extend the tax cuts. I agree w/ Nobel Prize-winning economist, Paul Krugman and with a majority of Americans that we should let the GW Bush tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans expire. The President should not be blackmailed by 233 House members, though I hope he’s able to find a compromise that doesn’t involve their extension.

Arguments that allowing rates to return to Clinton-era levels will decimate job creation have been debunked.