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We just keep shaking our heads. Thanks to David Kinkade and the Arkansas Project for posting the following.
Yesterday we looked in on how Arkansas has fared in spending economic stimulus funds awarded under the 2009 American Reinvestment and Recovery Act. That whole exercise in futility is in the process of winding down, as the numbers show: The state has now spent some $2.9 billion of its $3.2 billion stimulus allotment.
Boozman voted to stop it and Pryor voted to allow the government to regulate the Internet. Via AFP VP of Policy Phil Kerpen:
On a 46-52 party line vote today, the Senate failed to stop the FCC's net neutrality power grab, the first government regulation of broadband Internet access in a decade. This regulation will now take effect on November 20, undermining investment and job creation and setting the stage for more pervasive Internet regulation in the future. The order is being challenged in court, however, and is likely to be struck down.
That's because the FCC did this with no legal authority, as the DC Circuit already found recently in Comcast v. FCC. Congress never passed legislation authorizing these regulations, and in fact all 95 candidates who campaigned on the idea last year lost. Perfect record of failure.
[img_assist|nid=25444|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=225|height=300]That's right folks! Just in time to kick your holiday cheer into high gear! Our illustrious president has decided freshly cut Christmas Trees need a tax. Now for those of you who say "But Obama only taxes the rich," well... no... this tax is on everyone. This isn't even to mention how a new tax would affect local Christmas Tree farms. Who knows... maybe President Obama thought this was just as good of an idea as many of our state legislators did about the Amazon tax.
Why is the tax necessary? To pay for a big fancy government marketing campaign about....Christmas trees.
David Addington at Heritage has more:
Screaming, bringing chaos to the residents of DC, refusing to let people leave the convention center, promoting violence. Their brand of democracy isn't democracy at all.