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Thanks Senator Boozman

As we are all either trying to wind our way down to the new year or get those last couple of presents squared away, Washington, DC was at it again trying to spend away the future. The good news is that Senator Boozman kept his promise to preserve spending limits. We hope that you take [...]

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Senate fails to stop FCC power grab

November 10, 2011 J

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.

Oh goody! Another tax… on everyone

November 09, 2011 J

[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:

State does have debt

October 25, 2011 J

[img_assist|nid=25281|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=300|height=225] Jason Tolbert, the Tolbert Report on Talk Business, did some digging and (low and behold!) found that Arkansas has a total debt of over $25 billion. We've been warning about this for over a year now, and we're thankful that Jason brought this public on his blog and news site.

Today, State Budget Solutions (SBS), a nonprofit organization advocating for fundamental reform of state budgets, released a report showing Arkansas ranking 14th overall in the amount of total state debt and 17th on a per capita basis with a total combined debt of over $25 billion.