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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.

CUCCINELLI Talks Better Health Through Consumer Choice

December 06, 2011 J

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/dec/5/better-health-through-consumer-choice/#.Tt4mrVnBCO0.facebook

Congress should ready market-based replacement for Obamacare

As one of a number of attorneys general challenging the federal health care law, I am cautiously optimistic that the Supreme Court will strike down the law and its requirement that every citizen buy government-approved health insurance. Congress clearly has the power to regulate commerce, but using that power to force individuals into commerce goes too far. If the federal government crosses that line, it will have unlimited power to order citizens to buy virtually anything in the name of the “public good.” That is why I have said that Virginia’s lawsuit against the federal health care law is about liberty, not health care.

AFP-VA Stands with Richmond Tea Party

November 30, 2011 J

Denounces unfair treatment of conservatives by Mayor Jones

RICHMOND - Americans for Prosperity – Virginia (AFP-VA) today stands beside their economic freedom allies at the Richmond Tea Party, who have been singled out for an audit after requesting fair treatment by the city. The Richmond Tea Party audit appears to be nothing more than retaliation for the conservative group seeking refunds of some $10,000 spent on rally permits and fees, arguing that Occupy Richmond activists have not been charged anything for their similar activities.

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