- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- New York
- North Carolina
- South Carolina
- West Virginia
While inside-the-Beltway politicos continue to dicker and dither over various ways of bringing runaway federal spending and borrowing under control, average Americans now have an opportunity to send Washington a clear, convincing, unequivocal message on the issue, by attending a Cut Spending Now event as the tour moves across the country. Coloradans will get their chance on Tuesday, Oct. 11, when the tour makes 3 stops along the front range, in Colorado Springs, Highlands Ranch and Loveland.
The House of Representatives on Thursday passed a critical bill (238-186) to stop the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) from destroying American jobs. The Protecting Jobs from Government Interference Act was introduced by Congressman Tim Scott (R-S.C.) in response to the NLRBs arrogant and outrageous attempt to stop Boeing from moving a production facility in South Carolina, apparently because it is a right-to-work state. It's only one of a number of aggressive, pro-union actions the New Deal-era dinosaur has undertaken during the Obama Administration. The unelected board sometimes seems to be serving as a stalking house for advancing this president's stridently union-friendly agenda.
Americans for Prosperity Colorado is calling on all members of the states congressional delegation to support HR-2587, a bill up for a possible vote in the House of Representatives next week that would help curb abuses of power by the National Labor Relations Board, a formerly-obscure New Deal panel that has assumed an aggressive new posture under the union-friendly Obama Administration. Because U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (D-7) is seen by AFP as a potential swing vote, AFP activists will be visiting Perlmutters district office in Lakewood Monday at noon, in the hope of influencing his vote on the bill.
Where's Bruce Springsteen? Where's Bonnie Raitt? Where's Bono? Where are the Dixie Chicks?
Where are these and all the other left-leaning musicians who purport to care about the "little guy," the "working man," the politically persecuted, in response to a federal raid by the Obama administration's overzealous eco-enforcers on the Gibson Guitar Company, alleging the illegal importation of exotic wood?
Why is the American economy in the dumper? We dont have time here to list all the reasons.
But one obvious anchor on any economy, and on the American economy especially, is rising energy costs. Like it or not and some Americans do not the fact is that theres a strong correlation between economic productivity and energy consumption, and higher energy prices mean that virtually everything we do or buy costs more. That reduces consumption, fuels inflation, eliminates profit margins, kills business (and jobs) and means Americans are paying more just to run in place.
No wonder the economy is sputtering.