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Fiscal Cliff “Fix” is a Raw Deal for Taxpayers

By James Volvo The last-minute deal to avert the so-called fiscal cliff suffers from some of  the worst ailments of Washington’s backroom deals.  Primarily, it does not  address the nation’s fiscal imbalance because it allows taxes to go up but fails  to tackle the true driver of our economic woes: runaway government  spending.  Not surprisingly, [...]

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AFP Colorado Earmark Pledge

February 06, 2012 J

Congressional pork barrel pig-outs may for now be on hold, after embarrassing publicity about earmarking abuses shamed leaders into calling a temporary halt to the practice, but Americans for Prosperity-Colorado wants to prolong that pork-free diet by asking members of Colorado’s Congressional delegation to take a 2-year no earmarking pledge. Below is a copy of the pledge AFP-Colorado is encouraging all elected officals to sign:

Obama’s Gas Mask

January 24, 2012 J

Energy is widely rumored to be one major focal point of the president’s State of the Union speech tonight – so be prepared to have your head spinning around on a swivel and keep all sharp objects safely out of easy reach. The gas production out of the president may rival what we’re seeing from the Bakkan formation.

When Automakers Become Social Engineers

January 12, 2012 J

There's good news and bad news out of Detroit this week.

The good news, according to this blog, is that greens and automakers, after decades of being at loggerheads, now seem to be singing from the same sheet music on the need to produce environmentally-friendly cars like the Chevy Volt and Nissan Leaf. The shaming, badgering and blunt-force regulatory bludgeoning of automakers by Gang Green and government finally has bent Motown to the will of "gas-guzzler"-bashers. Now these former adversaries are as cozy as two peas in a pod.

And the bad news?

Watt’s Up?

January 06, 2012 J

Watt’s up?

You'll probably be hearing a lot more about how so-called renewables are overtaking nuclear power as a national electricity provider. But like just about everything else involving alternative energy, it's mostly just hype, generated by those who want to show progress where progress is lacking.

Much depends on how one defines "renewable energy," as this Washington Post blog explains. Subtract hydropower, which isn't exactly a newfangled thing, and the slice of America's energy pie being supplied by solar, wind and gerbil wheel power is still embarrassingly small -- especially in light of all the government support they get.

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