Mark Erdenheim

CEO
a year ago
My company started as a small team of four people and over the years have grown to over three hundred employees. Everyday that I go to work, I get to interact with the people who works with me and not for me. They are good people who are motivated by company's tradition of valuing everyone's suggestions. See more
2 years ago
I like the idea of extending social welfare to the middle class, but if social welfare programs are continually extended, where does it end? Shouldn't we be debating what exactly "middle class" means then, if someone supposedly in that category can't afford basic goods and services? See more
3 years ago
I have grown my high-tech manufacturing company from scratch and now employ 10,000 highly-paid professionals plus a support staff of 2,000. Given that nature of our industry and in order to grow, we had to raise several rounds of equity; we were not able to raise any debt until we achieved substantial revenues.

Not only is our cost of capital higher than that of most other manufacturing companies but also we are at a significant tax disadvantage as we have very little interest to deduct.

If the US government promotes home ownership (over renting) by allowing residents to deduct their mortgage payments, shouldn't there at least be parity for companies creating real jobs which is always touted as an objective of the government??? Instead, we create jobs and are penalized.
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I think the revenue should be used to support small businesses around the country because that's really who would suffer from a carbon tax. My small business may not pay a lot of taxes, but guess who does? I have a part-time job to help me fund my endeavors and being taxed for heating my home or driving my car is as much of a tax on my business as it is on me personally.
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Do small family farms use fewer intensive agricultural methods and pesticides/fertilizers, than Big Ag? See more

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2 years ago
I like the idea of extending social welfare to the middle class, but if social welfare programs are continually extended, where does it end? Shouldn't we be debating what exactly "middle class" means then, if someone supposedly in that category can't afford basic goods and services? See more
3 years ago
Do small family farms use fewer intensive agricultural methods and pesticides/fertilizers, than Big Ag? See more

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a year ago
My company started as a small team of four people and over the years have grown to over three hundred employees. Everyday that I go to work, I get to interact with the people who works with me and not for me. They are good people who are motivated by company's tradition of valuing everyone's suggestions. See more
3 years ago
I have grown my high-tech manufacturing company from scratch and now employ 10,000 highly-paid professionals plus a support staff of 2,000. Given that nature of our industry and in order to grow, we had to raise several rounds of equity; we were not able to raise any debt until we achieved substantial revenues.

Not only is our cost of capital higher than that of most other manufacturing companies but also we are at a significant tax disadvantage as we have very little interest to deduct.

If the US government promotes home ownership (over renting) by allowing residents to deduct their mortgage payments, shouldn't there at least be parity for companies creating real jobs which is always touted as an objective of the government??? Instead, we create jobs and are penalized.
See more
I think the revenue should be used to support small businesses around the country because that's really who would suffer from a carbon tax. My small business may not pay a lot of taxes, but guess who does? I have a part-time job to help me fund my endeavors and being taxed for heating my home or driving my car is as much of a tax on my business as it is on me personally.
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