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    Looking Beyond the Jobs Numbers

    Each month the accuracy and implications of the new unemployment data is debated in opinion columns, cable news shows and political campaigns. When even minimal job growth is recorded, pundits claim that we are now getting back on the right track.   This short sighted outlook ignores our economy’s fundamental problems – such as our growing debt, sustained deficit and outdated corporate tax code – that | Read More »

    Administration Finally Reverses No-Bid Military Contract

    Americans for Job Security (AJS) has urged the Obama Administration to explain its abrupt disqualification last fall of Wichita-based Hawker Beechcraft from bidding on an almost one billion dollar defense contract to build US military aircraft, a contract the Administration later awarded to Brazilian-owned Embraer without warning. That is, until recently. Last week, the U.S. Air Force announced an unprecedented reversal, suspending its contract award | Read More »

    IGNITING THE ECONOMY

    America’s economy is lying idle and today’s job numbers only underscore that.  Just 227,000 jobs were added in February 2012, which pundits will certainly celebrate as positive growth.  However, when you consider that more than half of those jobs must be added simply to maintain the status quo, the true gain hardly moves our nation in the right direction when more than 12 million Americans | Read More »

    Taxpayer Funded Lobbyists

    President Obama made many lofty promises during both the 2008 presidential campaign and his first year in office. One such promise was his vow to reduce the influence of lobbyists in Washington. In fact, at a 2007 campaign event Obama said, ““One year from now, we have the chance to tell all those corporate lobbyists that the days of them setting the agenda in Washington | Read More »

    Close the Loophole, Level the Playing Field

    While a growing number of respected and principled leaders within the conservative movement have come out in support of sales tax fairness amongst brick-and-mortar and online-only retailers, some appear to misunderstand the fundamental importance of the Marketplace Fairness Act. Case in point is a recent piece in the Daily Caller by Neil Stevens.  His piece correctly asserts that closure of the online sales tax loophole | Read More »

    A Line in the Sand

    With seven million signatures, Google’s petition against the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the PROTECT IP Act (PIPA) is the most-signed petition ever to be sent to Congress.  In fact, it garnered almost seven times the number of signatures that were used to protest Obama’s health care bill. In response to the public outcry over this legislation, 30 members of the House and 21 | Read More »

    Conservatives Support Free Enterprise by Promoting Tax Fairness

    While making some valid arguments about freedom of the Internet from regulation, Neil Stevens’ recent Tech at Night piece unfortunately misses the mark on closing the uncompetitive sales tax loophole that requires brick-and-mortar retail outlets to collectsales tax, thereby driving up their prices at the point of purchase, while exempting online retailers, especially Amazon.com. In every other industry, conservative correctly wretch at the thought of | Read More »

    The Job-Killing Stimulus II

    President Obama is currently concluding a multistate campaign-style trip promoting his so-called jobs plan, Stimulus II. Yet, while the President is on the road feeding crowds carefully crafted rhetoric, the economy-killing health care policies hidden within Stimulus II threaten the quality of care millions of Americans are accustomed to as well as one of the country’s fastest growing sectors. Up to this point, the health | Read More »

    Rep. John Kline Shines a Light on NLRB this Week

    This week, the House Education and the Workforce Committee will hold a hearing on legislation aimed at rolling back a host of new, union-backed rules by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). While House Democrats and the NLRB have already vowed to stop the legislation from ever reaching the floor, the hearing itself puts the NLRB in the position of yet again defending its controversial | Read More »

    Different Rules

    There are a few basics principles that limited government conservatives can agree to; taxes should be low, spending should be restrained, government should not encroach upon personal liberties, the markets should be free and open, and elected officials certainly shouldn’t be pick winners and losers in the marketplace.  Yet recently, many conservatives have been forgetting this last principle and advocating for the Federal government to | Read More »