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    Frack Facts

    Matt Damon’s anti-fracking flick “Promised Land” hits box offices today – just one day after a New York state Health Department report was leaked, which demonstrates that hydraulic fracturing (better known as “fracking”) can be done safely.   Fracking has long faced opposition from environmentalists and Hollywood; however, as energy experts began drilling for facts, a growing body of research has emerged that shows when proper | Read More »

    Union Negotiations Stopping American Airlines on the Runway

    In the Vice President’s own words, the middle class has been “buried” during the last four years.  With an unemployment rate over 8 percent and millions of Americans who have simply given up on looking for employment, America’s unrelenting economic recession has forced families and small businesses to make difficult financial sacrifices. Union workers have largely been left unscathed, however – even if that meant | Read More »

    The EU Emissions Trading Scheme

    One doesn’t have to listen closely to hear the growing chorus of radical environmentalists calling for stiffer and stiffer job-killing regulations on greenhouse gas emissions.  More and more each year, new green policy initiatives are crafted world-wide.  But all too often, these policies do more harm than good, usually by implementing destructive rules and creating new taxes, ultimately hampering economic growth. The European Union Emissions | Read More »

    Getting Our Priorities Straight

    In an ad released this week, Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren explains, “Our kids owe a trillion dollars in student loan debt.  That’s more than all the credit card debt in America combined.  Our kids are crushed by debt – and they didn’t go on a shopping spree; they got an education.” She’s right.  America’s students are drowning in debt.  The Project on Student Debt | Read More »

    Detox: Creating a business environment where companies can grow

    While Obama’s creative rhetoric promised economic recovery and job creation, the President has neglected the Jobs Council, wasted $1 trillion on a failed stimulus, awarded foreign countries job-creating military contracts and “invested” in renewable energy that created jobs overseas.  The results? This morning, the U.S. Department of Labor announced just 163,000 jobs were created in the U.S. this July, pushing the unemployment rate to 8.3 | Read More »

    U.S. Is Not Prepared for Bioterrorism Attack

    A decade after the towers fell, America remains under attack.  Just weeks ago, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) thwarted a plot to destroy a U.S.-bound airliner by an al Qaeda’s affiliate in Yemen.  Now, national security experts are asking whether American agents would have been as successful if the attack were carried out through “bioterrorism,” or the “intentional release or dissemination of biological agents.” “Right | Read More »

    Main Street’s Battle for Fairness

    Tomorrow, the House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on the Marketplace Equality Act (H.R. 3179) – a critical piece of legislation that will finally level the playing field between brick-and-mortar shops and online retailers when it comes to state sales tax. Currently, online retailers are not required to collect state sales taxes, giving these institutions a taxpayer-funded 10 percent price advantage over our local | Read More »

    Conservatives Should Take A Second Look at the Marketplace Fairness Act

    Senator Jim DeMint is a leader in the conservative movement, consistently fighting to limit the federal government’s size and scope and deferential to states’ rights – positions and views that many others, including myself, share with the Senator. Nonetheless, I was concerned when I read the Senator’s remarks on Twitter and on his blog about the Marketplace Fairness Act (MFA).  More specifically, he asked his | Read More »

    Upgrading the Economy

    There are more cellphones in America today than citizens and 13 times more text messages sent annually than pieces of mail.  The wireless revolution has transformed the way relationships and business works and resulted in one of the most successful and innovative sectors of the U.S. economy. While the overall economy lost millions of jobs during the ongoing recession, the wireless industry exploded, leading to | Read More »

    Don’t Let Ex-Im Fool You

    After months of acrimony and debate, President Obama signed the Export-Import Bank Reauthorization Act of 2012 into law last May, which increased the Ex-Im Bank’s exposure limit by 40%.  And while the legislation also included measures to increase oversight, a close eye must still be kept on the activities of the bank. Ex-Im has been holding a number of events for small businesses claiming “attendees | Read More »