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Tax Oil to Subsidize Wind?

Posted: February 16, 2016 at 9:27 am   /   Politics

If you want more of something, mandate it, subsidize it and exempt it from regulations. If you want less of something, punish it with taxes and regulations. Put more bluntly, the power to tax and regulate is the power to destroy. This is the First Rule of Government. No presidency has ever come close to […]

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Over Governor’s Veto, West Virginia Becomes 26th State to Pass Right-to-Work

Posted: February 12, 2016 at 2:21 pm   /   Politics

West Virginia Republicans overrode a veto by Democratic Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin Friday, successfully passing right-to-work. Tomblin vetoed the measure Thursday after expressing concern that it would not help stimulate the economy as some claimed. The policy outlaws mandatory union dues or fees as a condition of employment. Republicans argued that it could help reverse […]

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Cartoon: Obama’s Crippling Mountain of Debt

Posted: February 12, 2016 at 7:18 am   /   Politics

Kim Holmes wrote earlier this week on the president’s budget plan. President Barack Obama’s $4.1 trillion budget plan is out. Alas, it’s more of the same. It calls for raising taxes but does nothing to rein in the nation’s out-of-control debt, which is estimated to exceed $19 trillion. You would think that Obama knew better. […]

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House Conservatives: Budget Using Boehner-Obama Spending Levels Is Unacceptable

Posted: February 12, 2016 at 3:30 am   /   Politics

House conservatives are closing ranks as the next battle over the federal budget looms. They’re pushing Republican leadership for a budget that lowers the top-line spending number and reflects conservative policy priorities. They want what Rep. Justin Amash, R-Mich., called “a budget that Republicans support.” First they’ll have to scrap the numbers negotiated by outgoing House […]

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There’s an Alternative to the Boehner-Obama Budget Deal (and It’ll Save Billions)

Posted: February 11, 2016 at 2:27 pm   /   Politics

President Barack Obama released his final budget this week. It’s a budget that embraces the spending agreement Obama negotiated with outgoing House Speaker John Boehner last year. Republicans in Congress will make the next move. And it’s important that Congress not bless the Boehner-Obama spending agreement in its budget. The Boehner-Obama budget-buster passed Congress with only 79 […]

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The Delusion Behind Obama’s Budget

Posted: February 10, 2016 at 2:42 pm   /   Politics

President Barack Obama’s $4.1 trillion budget plan is out. Alas, it’s more of the same. It calls for raising taxes but does nothing to rein in the nation’s out-of-control debt, which is estimated to exceed $19 trillion. You would think that Obama would know better. The dangers are plain to see. Without some check on […]

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What a GOP Governor Did to Halve the Unemployment Rate

Posted: February 10, 2016 at 1:49 pm   /   Politics

When Florida Gov. Rick Scott took over as the Sunshine State’s chief executive in 2011, the state’s economy was struggling—unemployment hovered around 11 percent, Florida’s tourism industry was suffering and the state had added $5.2 billion to its debt. Now, as Scott heads into his fifth year serving as governor, he’s touting the successes he’s […]

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Finally, New Jersey Stopped Requiring People to Get a License to Shovel Snow

Posted: February 10, 2016 at 12:12 pm   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

After a year of debate in the New Jersey state legislature, young entrepreneurs in the state finally have the right to shovel snow without fear of legal consequences. Right before the historic blizzard of 2016, Gov. Chris Christie signed a bill into law removing the need for, of all things, a license to shovel snow. […]

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Why Congress Should Care About Puerto Rico

Posted: February 10, 2016 at 8:38 am   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

Puerto Rican legislators and lobbyists have flooded Capitol Hill this year asking Congress to intervene on the debt-ridden island’s behalf. Sadly, the bailouts and bankruptcy law changes that Puerto Rico’s lobbyists seek would benefit Puerto Rico’s government without creating jobs or wage growth for most Puerto Ricans. Although most Congressmen were not elected with Puerto […]

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