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Environmentalists have demonized hydraulic fracturing (‘fracking’) from New York to California; one would think that the process which extracts natural gas from underground shale formations morphs water sources into toxic dumps. Yet that sentiment could not be further from the truth.
Precious Money and Years Squandered by President Obama
The so-called historic debt-ceiling deal passed the Senate 74-26 yesterday and quickly landed on President Obama’s desk. He immediately signed the lousy compromise to raise the debt ceiling by $900 billion. The past few weeks have been filled with numerous lies and scare tactics.
The Dodd-Frank financial overhaul law—also known as the “Federal Reserve Empowerment Law"—recently marked its first anniversary. Last summer, we fought this unconstitutional power grab tooth and nail. The lead sponsors of the bill Rep. Frank (D-Mass.) and former Sen.
WASHINGTON, DC- The Budget Control Act of 2011 is a political Band-Aid that fails to provide real solutions to the nation’s crippling debt and spending problems. While the American people have been given no time to examine the fine print of this back room deal, the more we read the worse it gets.
Unintended Consequences of ObamaCare Keep Rolling In
The “pesky” law of unintended consequences strikes again. Do you remember when President Obama said “if you like your health care plan, you can keep it”? Just as we expected, ObamaCare will not live up to its grand promises.
In the midst of chaotic negotiations between the Senate and the House over the debt ceiling, Senator Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) had another priority: introducing the Main Street Fairness Act, a new quasi-federalized Internet sales tax.
Economic Liberty and The Constitution Blog Series: #2 - Unbridled Expansion of the Commerce Clause
The Commerce Clause is an enumerated power found in Article 1 section 8 of the Constitution and was a means of separating power from the President, but through the years Congress and the courts have manipulated the intention of the Commerce Clause. The Founding Fathers feared too much power being in the hands of any one branch of the government and were determined to prevent our elected officials from becoming a ruling class.
Under a new plan from the Environment Protection Agency, States could face up to $90 billion in costs. The new EPA National Health Based Standards for Ozone would take the current levels of 75 Parts Per Billion (PPB) of Ozone and lower it to a level of 60 to 70 PPB. By increasing the strict level of PPB numerous new counties would faces fines for not being up to code. As many as 650 counties from across the United States would face these fines if the new laws are enacted. To put that into perspective roughly 21% of the counties nation-wide would not be up to code.
PODCAST: Regulatory Roundup with Dr. Wayne Brough!
We're launching a new weekly podcast called "Regulatory Roundup", which will cover the ways the government is regulating our economy to death, and how we can change it.
This week, we cover the EPA's Regulatory Trainwreck.
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