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As you've probably read and heard on the news or talk radio, there is a bill looming in Congress that poses a serious threat to our freedom of speech, as protected by the First Amendment. H.R. 5175, the DISCLOSE Act, is the brain-child of Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D, MD-8), who as Chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is tasked with getting Democrats elected to Congress. The bill is a clear partisan political tool that would further expand government's reach into Americans' daily lives by restricting political giving and involvement in elections.
The other day on CNBC, I saw Larry Kudlow discussing the Democrats’ desire for a second “jobs bill” – what they’re calling “stimulus” now that “stimulus” is known to be ineffective union-boosting pork. I sent Mr. Kudlow a few thoughts on the subject (and he was kind enough to respond that I was “dead right.") Here are those thoughts:
The Federal Communications Commission’s new scheme to regulate the internet provides yet another example of a government agency desperately attempting to seize power. This has become such a common occurrence in government operation that it rarely even makes the news anymore. But, this power grab still ought to be treated as an affront to competition and the free market—even if this has become a norm. Below, I have attached the video of Julius Genachowski announcing FCC’s new plan.
For today's reading, may I suggest my article for Human Events about President Obama's prime time speech last night regarding the Gulf oil spill. Clearly, the man has adopted Rahm Emanuel's exhortation not to let a crisis go to waste. See "Obama Sells Economic Snake Oil", Ross Kaminsky, HumanEvents.com, 6/16/10http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=37519
Anyone watching the post ObamaCare legislative battle is probably well aware that Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is currently embroiled in a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the individual mandate. This is in addition to a class action suit, and a joint lawsuit filed by a growing group of states a
Yesterday, the Senate Democrats voted to reject Senate Resolution 26, also known as the Murkowski Resolution, against bipartisan support. The Murkowski Resolution proposed to prevent the Environmental Protection Agency from acquiring unauthorized power to regulate carbon emission for one year.
The American people have come together in an attempt to stop ObamaCare. They feel not only is it a horrible idea, but that it’s extremely unconstitutional. A website was created to rally as many citizens as possible to support a lawsuit filed against the President to overturn the new bill. The site represents almost 32,000 Americans who have signed up in an effort to overturn ObamaCare in congress. They feel that the states should decide their own health care laws as opposed to the federal government.
As Matthew Clemente pointed out in his last entry, the national debt will surpass GDP as soon as 2012. Unfortunately, it gets more frightening—according to the 2008 Financial Report of the U.S. Government, the government has already promised $65 trillion in Medicare and Social Security—more than the GDP of the entire world. Even this figure is already outdated: consider the additional promised payouts with the passing of the healthcare bill.
Since 1977, when Jimmy Carter signed the Community Reinvestment Act, the government has tried to make housing more affordable for low-income families by subsidizing homeownership. Bill Clinton and George W.
On Tuesday, about 25 Freedomworks activists gathered outside Congressman Watt's Greensboro, NC office to protest another big bailout, aka, the Durbin Amendment. Here's the long and short of the amendment: