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Study Finds Illinois Business Climate Suffering

July 09, 2014

By Rudy Takala The small business climate in Illinois is suffocating under burdensome regulations and high taxes, according to a recently released study. The study, conducted by the Kauffman Foundation and the website Thumbtack, gave the state’s business environment a grade of “F.” The research examined state business climates by looking at a combination of [...]

End the Export-Import Bank

June 05, 2014

The Export-Import Bank interferes with the economy by providing loans to politically-connected foreign companies. This is exactly the kind of government meddling in the economy that free-market advocates should reject! Not only does the Export-Import bank interfere with the free market, it also jeopardizes billions of taxpayer dollars.  According to the Congressional Budget Office, the [...]

Issues: Banking & Financial Services

No Empty Promises

December 10, 2013

The new budget agreement in Congress is another trillion-dollar backdoor deal that will increase government spending. If passed, this new increase will break Congress’ prior promise to cap spending at $967 billion, which was in the bipartisan supported Budget Control Act, or BCA. Government spending is out of control. The risky fiscal policies of our [...]

Want An Exemption From ObamaCare?

September 13, 2013

President Obama’s signature piece of legislation, the Affordable Care act, has proven to be anything but. As costs rise and problems associated with the law come to the forefront, more and more of the well-connected and elites have taken measures to excuse themselves from the burdens. Obama claimed, “If you like your plan, you can [...]

Issues: Health Care & Entitlements