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What’s Waiting Behind the Obamacare Curtain?

October 14, 2014 J

While 34 states have been steadily releasing the unfortunate news of higher healthcare premiums in the wake of Obamacare’s implementation, 16 states have held back this information until after the midterm elections – which begs the question: What are they hiding and why?

Obama EPA Rules Will Harm Poor, Vulnerable the Most

October 10, 2014 J

By Justin Sykes In an effort to increase support for his controversial proposed carbon regulations, President Obama and the EPA are touting the benefits the regulations will have for minority communities and America’s most vulnerable. However, one recent analysis suggests that quite the opposite is true – and that these draconian new regulations will harm […]

With Export-Import Bank, the More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same

October 06, 2014 J,

resh off from its nine month reauthorization thanks to free riding on the must pass resolution to continue funding the federal government, the Export -Import Bank is back up to its old tricks – awarding taxpayer backed goodies to some questionable foreign recipients. This time those goodies came in the form of recently announced handouts to Pemex, the infamous Mexican State owned Oil Company, that cashed in this month on over $1 billion dollars in long term loan guarantees from the Export-Import Bank.

Keystone turns 6: A Not So Happy Birthday

September 19, 2014 J

By Thomas Fletcher Today marks the 6th anniversary of the Keystone Pipeline XL permit filed not being built. Focusing on partisanship instead of policy, the Obama administration decided against a project that would increase energy production and jobs and instead let it lapse into an endless bureaucratic nightmare. While lawmakers in Washington have a hard […]