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Obama’s Electronic Medical Records Requirements Already Causing Job Loss

January 10, 2012 J

Via BigGovernment.com:

While the Old Media has been ecstatic over recent job numbers, claiming that some 200,000 jobs have been added to the economy, we should note that while Obama giveth Obama also taketh away. The media may be trying to claim the President has “created or saved” jobs (the latest weasel word is he’s created job opportunity) but his policies have also cost jobs. In particular his policies are costing jobs in the medical field.

Radical greens threaten Virginia jobs

January 03, 2012 J

By: AUDREY BERKSHIRE JACKSON | Richmond Times-Dispatch
Published: January 01, 2012
http://www2.timesdispatch.com/news/commentary/2012/jan/01/tdcomm02-radical-greens-threaten-virginia-jobs-ar-1577815/

When the Virginia legislature returns this month, it will have its hands full helping generate jobs in the Old Dominion. It can start by defending Virginia employers in the crosshairs of an extremist anti-jobs campaign.

Radical environmental activists have targeted Strasburg-based Mercury Paper Co. for shutdown. A campaign by Greenpeace is pressuring local businesses to boycott Mercury. If successful, the boycott would cripple the company and eliminate hundreds of jobs.

It's a textbook example of how to make a bad economic situation worse. Worst of all, even if successful, the campaign would do nothing to help the environment.

A 2012 Conservative Case for America’s Future

January 03, 2012

One of the best cases for conservatism being the way to save America's future. Via Townhall.com:

The United States is at a fork in the road regarding which way we will go as a people. The 2012 election could be the most important in our lifetime, and conservative leaders have reached a consensus on how to channel the energy and concerns of the American people to realize historic change this year.

Obama’s Regulatory Burden

December 15, 2011 J

Via National Review Online:

In the next few days, President Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency is expected to issue another final regulation directed at electricity utilities. This rule, known as the Utility MACT, will impose an estimated $11 billion each year in new costs on our economy. It will threaten electricity-generating capacity in many parts of the country. And it’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to this administration’s runaway rulemaking.

I’m often asked when I’m home in Michigan why the House of Representatives has been so active this year passing legislation related to environment and energy rules.

The answer is simple. The Obama administration forced our hand with a regulatory approach that threatens to destroy jobs and drive up costs for families.

New Virginia Coalition Urges Kroger, Target, Other U.S. Retailers to Denounce Greenpeace to Protect Local Jobs

December 15, 2011 J

"Coalition to Protect Virginia Jobs” warns of state economic fallout from capitulating to activist demands, closing local paper company

RICHMOND, VA—The Coalition to Protect Virginia Jobs, a new project committed to safeguarding local businesses and workers against unfounded attacks by out-of-state activist groups like Greenpeace, was officially launched today.

Comprised of leading local organizations including Americans for Prosperity Virginia and the Virginia Federation of Tea Party Patriots, members of CPVJ have united to pursue a shared goal: staving off job loss and other economic fallout by preventing retailers—ranging from Costco to Kroger—from capitulating to extremist demands issued by groups such as Greenpeace.