You Want to be Pro-Environment? You Want Less Government Everywhere
It should not come as a galloping shock to…well, most of the planet – that American farms are a bit more sophisticated and technologically advanced than…well, most of the planet. Our farms are far more efficient – and thus far better on the environment. And this is where the Environmental Left goes off the rails. The economic advancement they decry – is the economic advancement | Read More »
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, crony capitalism
, crony socialism
, Department of Agriculture
, Environmental Protection Agency
, fair trade
, farm bill
, farm law
, farm policy
, food stamps
, Free Trade
, President Barack Obama
, tax day
, tax reform
, tea party
, Trade Promotion Authority
, Trans-Pacific Partnership
2015 has been a Record Year for Federal Regulations
The soon-to-be finished year of 2015 has been one full of milestones and records, but this one is certainly not worth celebrating. The Obama administration has been busier than even rolling out new regulations. The 2015 Federal Register has amounted to 81,611 pages of new and proposed ones, more than the federal government has ever before issued in a single year. Per The Hill: This | Read More »
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, Congressional Review Act
, Federal Register
, guidance documents
, House of Representatives
, imperial presidency
, Obama Administration
, reins act
, Resolutions of Disapproval
Regulations Hampering the Sharing Economy
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Ryan Streeter to discuss the regulation hurdles that small businesses and sharing economy companies face, then Genevieve Wood talks about rich families that scam the federal housing voucher system, and Dennis Greene previews the NFL season.
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Amid Ferguson and Thanksgiving, Obama’s Rolling Out 3415 New Regulations
The grand jury decision and subsequent riots in Ferguson have been dominating the news coverage for the last few days. Meanwhile, in about 48 hours, we will be celebrating Thanksgiving, one of our most cherished national holidays and a day when we probably won’t pay much attention to the news. It’s the perfect time for a politician to do something controversial, so of course, the | Read More »
WV Democrat Lawmakers Screw Over Oil and Gas Industry
Nearly five months after the West Virginia Legislature passed a bill calling for inspections of all above-ground chemical storage tanks, the leader of the West Virginia House of Delegates is trying to close a barn door after he let the horses escape.
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Washington Regulations Grow, Your Pocketbook Shrinks
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Scott Lincicome to discuss new EPA regulations, if the ever increasing tide of regulations can be turned back and why an alien invasion would not be good for our economy.
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What will the GOP do about the Latest Cap and Trade Scheme?
It is has been noted in recent years that a good percentage of Americans do not pay income taxes. However, we must remember that all Americans incur the cost of the hidden tax of regulations. According to the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI), burdensome regulations drain $1.86 trillion from the private economy every year. The tab is $15,000 per family, more than many families pay in | Read More »
Read the following three articles and you will quickly realize what it means to live in Obama’s America – one of permanent stagnation and socialism. U.S. Regulatory Costs Are World’s No. 10 Economy [IBD] After years of rapid growth during the Obama administration, the cost of federal regulations is now bigger than the entire economies of all but nine countries in the world. That’s according | Read More »
Jan 1 welcomes 40,000 new laws! Maybe it’s time for a different kind of New Year’s resolution…
One of the great places to observe the successes of New Year’s resolutions is at the gym. January invariably sees the place packed with new people in their new workout clothes looking at the sea of machines trying to figure out what machine does what and you use them. By March the scene is much different in that a majority of those newbies have fallen | Read More »
A Little Sugar Coating and Bit of Demagogy is a Recipe for National Suicide by Regulation
One of the most odious aspects of regulation is the fact that it usually comes in a sugar coated package. Typically they are the result of a law that is intended to “help” everyone or “protect” some group or to give an advantage to a group whose members are perceived to be disadvantaged. It’s that sugar coating that makes regulations so difficult to challenge. If | Read More »
The Opportunity in the Soon-to-be Electronic Medical Records Pain Point
Joining me this week on PowerTalk is Lauren Fifield, senior health policy advisor at Practice Fusion. Practice Fusion is one of the fastest-growing electronic health record communities in the United States. Founded in 2005, the company has 150,000 physicians and practice users using Practice Fusion’s EHR across all 50 states. At Practice Fusion, Lauren manages government relationships and monitors an ever-changing landscape of legislation, regulation | Read More »
Tags: Affordable Care Act
, Electronic Medical Records
, Kathleen Sebelius
Get Ready for Torrent of Job-Killing Regulations
There’s nothing like a new batch of environmental, labor, healthcare, and financial regulations to jump start a lethargic economy, right? As The Hill reported yesterday, with Obama’s cabinet in place for his second term, the rogue agencies are ready to rule by executive fiat. These radical new executive nominees are chomping at the bit to regulate our economy to death, over and beyond what has | Read More »
Tech at Night: A few words on the Playstation 4. A Traitor and the Glenns Greenwald? I should trust THEM?
So, there’s a lot of hype about the Playstation 4 right now. It’s premature to get too hyped up about it though, for a few reasons:
First, Sony (RIAA and MPAA member) has a much worse track record than Microsoft does about skinning the sheep when it comes to the customers. Note that even as one hand Monday was waving the used games bloody shirt, the other hand was announcing mandatory Playstation Plus. Sony did a masterful job Monday playing to the press and the social media, but you know who else did that? Barack Obama, and we know how much of the hype he lived up to.
Second, I’m old enough to remember when Sony fanboys were outraged about Xbox 360’s paid Live account requirements, and how Playstation 3 was allegedly better because you got the full feature set built-in with a free PSN account. Well, sometime along the way, PS3 got the same paid account bonuses Xbox 360 had. Funny that. So what happens if Sony changes their mind again, this time about used games, a year or two down the line?
Third, this is a five year war. Let’s say nothing changes from now. What happens if Microsoft wins the exclusives war because of the used games feature? EA didn’t cancel online passes out of the goodness of their hearts, folks.
Fourth, I’m also old enough to remember how I was told the last generation was supposed to be a war between Microsoft and Sony, when Nintendo’s innovation won the day. Well, now Sony and Microsoft are all about motion controls, while Nintendo’s shipping a tablet and possibly going online with Pokemon. Too early to declare winners or losers. Again, this is a five year war.
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World Health Organization’s Continuing Attempts to Usurp American Sovereignty
The World Health Organization (WHO), a United Nations subsidiary, appears to be gearing up for a fresh effort to undermine countries’ sovereignty in setting regulations, this time by pushing for a global, comprehensive ban on all tobacco product promotion. WHO Regional Director for the Western Pacific Dr. Shin Young-soo is citing the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control as requiring sovereign nations to “comprehensively ban tobacco advertising, promotion | Read More »
The Hidden Tax of the Regulatory State
Many of us in the Tea Party have focused intensely on the cost of big government to the federal budget. Undoubtedly, this cost will be born directly by future taxpayers in the form of more taxes, higher interest payments on debt, and less economic growth. While we must continue hammering home this point, we must also understand that many Americans still fail to connect the | Read More »