Archive for the ‘News’ Category

Small Business and Regulatory Burdens

Just today, I learned that left-wing groups are launching a smear campaign against Darrell Issa, the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. According to Politico, they’re “leaving no stone unturned in digging into Issa’s personal and business history,” an obsessiveness that obviously reveals their anxiety about what...

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Preparing Yourself for the New Congress

Last November, American voters acted dramatically to change the face of Congress. They swept out dozens of incumbents and installed Representatives and Senators with a completely different philosophy from the officials they replaced. There is new leadership in the House, and the Senate is distinctly more skeptical about government than...

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Is it “Insane” to Oppose Debt Limit Increase?

The Chairman of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers recently stated that the idea of not raising the US debt limit was ‘insanity.’ President Obama’s top economic advisor, Austan Goolsbee, warned today against “playing chicken” with raising the country’s debt ceiling, saying it would cause “a worse financial economic crisis...

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Changing the Rules of the Game

The news was largely lost amidst the Zombie Congress’s rush to pass the last pieces of its destructive agenda, but on the last day of the 111th Congress, the House Republicans introduced a draft set of rules for the 112th Congress that bode well for a much better year to...

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Poll: American Exceptionalism

Gallup recently polled Americans on whether they view America as an extraordinary nation. A substantial majority agree. What do you think? [poll id="54"]

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Poll: Do You Support the 9/11 Health Care Bill?

The Senate will soon vote on the James Zadroga 9/11 Health Care bill. Senator Mike Enzi and others have argued against this measure. Do you support the bill? [poll id="53"]

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Christmas 2010: I’m saying “Merry Christmas” – Will you join me?

In between writing, calling and emailing our Congressmen about the Lame Duck bills, I hit the stores running to purchase a new Nativity scene for our front yard.  Ours had grown old and aged and I felt it needed to shine for all its glory. If you are shopping for a blow up penguin, Santa [...]

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Should Congress Work on Christmas Eve?

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A State and a Nation Divided?

The Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act has been proposed numerous times in Congress over the last decade, and it has twice (including this year) passed the House, though never the Senate.  The omnibus spending bill introduced in the Senate on December 14 authorizes taxpayer funds to be used to study...

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The tax deal – pro or con?

Pretty much everyone has something good and something bad to say about the tax extension framework announced by President Obama on Tuesday.  But the bottom line question becomes: is it better to take the deal despite its flaws, or let tax rates rise temporarily on January 1 with the expectation...

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