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With Congress set to convene to tackle sequestration and the fiscal cliff, the talk has once again centered around federal budget cuts and their potential effects. Tax hikes are back on the table, according to a few prominent Republicans this weekend. A large number of difficult military cuts looms. But few are thinking about the other layers of public spending that will be affected. State budgets will see massive effects from a potent mix of direct spending cuts and revenue reductions based, ironically, on the expiration of the Bush Tax Cuts.
It's Rather Transparent - The EPA is Hiding Something
Personal Freedom and Prosperity 110: A Predictable and Stable Legal orderA government with moral and legal authority promulgates written rules and universally, impartially and uniformly enforces those rules, which provides a predictable and stable legal order on which to base economic and personal decisions. The law prevails, not the proclamation or arbitrary decision of a ruler, government bureaucrat, the enforcer (e.g., policeman) or judge.
Use this page to find out where your state stands on the ObamaCare "exchange" - and to help us stand up to ObamaCare.Since the election, now fully two weeks ago, health policy experts such as our own Dean Clancy have been eagerly pointing out that those of us who believe in limited government still have a very real opportunity to halt one of the largest government intrusions of the past century - ObamaCare.
Bill Rewritten to Increase Warrantless Government Surveillance of Americans
When you send a e-mail to your friends or family, you might think that it’s private. However, there are those in the federal government who have other ideas. Reports suggest that Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, is planning to introduce revisions to H.R. 2471 which would allow law enforcement officials from more than 22 different agencies to access online communications without a warrant.
EPA Biofuel Mandate Will Likely Drive Up Cost of Goods
The EPA recently rejected the requests of nine Governors who were seeking exemption from the ethanol mandate. States that requested a waiver were Arkansas, Texas, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Utah, Wyoming, North Carolina, New Mexico and Georgia.As the Houston Chronicle reported:
A Case Study of North Dakota's Energy Boom: Fracking Edition
Second only to Texas, North Dakota recently secured its spot as America's second largest oil producer. North Dakota's energy boom is a direct result of fracking the Bakken formation. This post is the first of two parts that explore how fracking has affected North Dakota. Before we get to the economic impact of the North Dakota energy boom, we'll take a look at the basic mechanics behind it all.The Bakken Formation
This past Sunday in the New York Times, Paul Krugman opined about a better time in America when the Twinkie was still revered, when families huddled around their black and white television to watch "The Howdy Doody Show" and the wealthiest among us paid their "fair share" by means of a 91% marginal tax rate. Aw, yes the good ol' days....