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The Student Loan Bubble Looks like “Déjà Vu”

Higher education is following the same pattern that housing did in the lead up to the 2008 financial crisis. Just like in housing during the previous decade, a student lending “bubble” is now being inflated by heavy federal interventions that could have severe unintended consequences.

Labor, Education & Pensions Legislative Alerts

Phil Kerpen: Enzi Resolution needed to stop Obama’s NLRB

March 02, 2012 J

No bureaucratic entity has wreaked more havoc on the U.S. economy of late than the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), which infamously sued Boeing for locating in a right-to-work state, is suing four states to overturn their private ballot protections in union elections, and has pursued a dizzying array of regulations and decisions designed to rig the rules and force workers into unions against their will.

To keep the tilt to union bosses going strong, last month Obama took the unprecedented step of declaring the Senate to be in recess – while it believed itself to be in session – so he could appoint union radical Richard Griffin to keep the rewards flowing to union bosses who provide the critical funding and muscle for Obama's re-election effort.

Letter of Support: CRA Resolutions to Halt NLRB’s “Ambush” Union Elections Rule

February 27, 2012 J

Dear Senator Enzi and Representative Gingrey,

On behalf of more than 1.9 million Americans for Prosperity activists in all 50 states, I applaud your introduction of S.J.Res. 36 and H.J.Res. 103 respectively, resolutions that will stop the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) from imposing onerous “ambush” union election rules.

Under the authority of the 1996 Congressional Review Act (CRA), Congress can disapprove of rules or regulations they deem inappropriate. By resolving that the rule “shall have no force or effect” the CRA effectively stops out-of-control regulators and halts implementation of rules that will be overly burdensome on American businesses or that Congress never intended.

Letter of Support: CRA Resolutions to Halt NLRB’s “Ambush” Union Elections Rule

February 27, 2012 J

Dear Senator Enzi and Representative Gingrey,

On behalf of more than 1.9 million Americans for Prosperity activists in all 50 states, I applaud your introduction of S.J.Res. 36 and H.J.Res. 103 respectively, resolutions that will stop the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) from imposing onerous “ambush” union election rules.

Under the authority of the 1996 Congressional Review Act (CRA), Congress can disapprove of rules or regulations they deem inappropriate. By resolving that the rule “shall have no force or effect” the CRA effectively stops out-of-control regulators and halts implementation of rules that will be overly burdensome on American businesses or that Congress never intended.

Indiana Embraces Worker Freedom

February 01, 2012 J

Today, Indiana’s state Senate stood up for Hoosier workers by passing legislation to make Indiana the 23rd Right to Work state. The bill has already passed the Indiana House and now heads to Governor Mitch Daniels, who will sign it later today.

“Today is a great day for Indiana’s workers and everyone who agrees that no one should be forced to join a union as a condition of employment,” says Chase Downham, State Director of AFP-IN. “By recognizing worker freedom, Indiana makes itself a beacon for jobs in the Midwest."

Economic studies have found that Right to Work states enjoy double the job growth of non-Right to Work states. In addition, census data shows that over 5 million Americans moved from non-Right to Work to Right to Work states between 2000 and 2009. All of the states surrounding Indiana are non-Right to Work states.

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