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Treasury Admits Regulation Hurts Business


For years adherents to the Austrian school of economics have been making the case that regulation bars access to economic opportunity, making it harder for the average producer to access and process from the boons of capitalist interactions. Now validation of that principle is coming from an unlikely place: the federal government. A report recently released by the Office of ...

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Cyber Monday Alert: U.N. Plans May Change Your Online Future

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It’s Cyber Monday – the online equivalent of Black Friday. As you prepare to take advantage of online deals and revel in the marvel that is modern technology, it’s a good time to keep in mind that next month the UN will meet to put into place it’s first step in global Internet regulation. The meeting of the International Telecommunications ...

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In the War on Coal – It’s Grundy vs. Obama

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In another episode in the annals of the Obama administration’s war on coal, the town of Grundy, Virginia is being denied its right to indulge in the American dream.  They want to expand their small air field, in order to accommodate private jets to stimulate economic development.  The problem is that a portion of the runway expansion lies on top ...

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Married To The Game: Where Have All Of The Entrepreneurs Gone?


In this episode of the Married to the game, we discuss: -Why Mitt Romney’s supporters should thank Newt. -Why sex offenders should volunteer to remove themselves from society.  (self deportation) -Where have the entrepreneurs gone? -Can we make people “work” for their welfare? -Why does Day Care cost SO MUCH??? -Have we reached a point where government regulation is killing ...

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Shredding George – The Latest in Nanny State Government

Last December, I wrote an article about a bill lurking in the dark shadows of Congress that would begin production of a fourth dollar coin over the past three decades.  Harmless right?  I mean, so what if the Susan B. Anthony and Sacagawea coins were total busts.  I remember the biggest deal about the SBA coin was that kids kept ...

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Democrats Regulating the Dead

Personal preferences are a reliable method of distinguishing between conservatives and Democrats. Conservatives believe personal preferences are just that: personal and particular to the individual. When others don’t share his preferences a conservative looks for more congenial companions or surroundings. Sometimes he even takes the initiative and creates a like–minded opportunity in the private sector. Democrats believe their personal preferences ...

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Orrin Orrin, Orrin…Why?

Senator Orrin Hatch is in a desperate effort to catchup with his constituency.  It is like the old adage “Which way did my people go?  I need to get ahead of them so I can lead them.”  Senator Hatch is falling into the Washington phenomena game among elected officials and candidates.  It is called “Make a list of ten related ...

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Regulated to Death in California-stan

  There are currently 600 bills on the desk of California governor Jerry Brown waiting to be signed.  Yes, you read that right- 600 bills.  In a state gridlocked with overregulation and arbitrary laws, the legislature has decided what is needed the most is more regulation!  This should hardly be a surprise to anyone who is at all familair with ...

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A "Safe" & "Legal" Procedure That's Always Fatal

Here we go again, a bunch of fanatics disrupt a public hearing screaming “safe” and “legal” in an obvious effort to block sensible, long overdue regulations that protect health and are supported by a majority of the public. Furthermore, the only reason these abominations are allowed in the marketplace is because some biased judge made a legally indefensible ruling that ...

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Government Regulation Kills Entrepreneurial Spirit – Again

Midway, Georgia Police shut down a one-day old small business siting a lack of permits. The enterprising young entrepreneurs had decided that instead of working for someone else, they would open a business and make their own way – their way. The business was a lemonade stand run by three girls trying to save up for a trip to a ...

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The Country Needs a Plan for Growth and Texas Has the Answers

The Lone Star State is a symbol of success for free-market policy. Austin Local Me reported in May that Texas created more jobs than the eight other states that created any jobs at all combined according to Bureau of Labor Statistics. Nine states, including Texas, had more jobs in March 2011 than in that month five years earlier. And Texas’ gains ...

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Good Idea, Bad Idea

Thomas Edison’s incandescent light bulb has not just been replaced; it has been outlawed.  Rather than think our Government did this, lets consider the politicians who embodied the Government in 2009 did it.  Our form of government as defined in the US Constitution could not have done it, but the perverse eroded interpretation of that constitution has allowed ignorant at ...

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HHS announces proposed changes to HIPAA Privacy Rule

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is proposing changes to HIPAA privacy rules. This proposed rule represents an important step in our continued efforts to promote accountability across the health care system, ensuring that providers properly safeguard private health information. We need to protect peoples’ rights so that they know how their ...

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Why Obama’s Use of Regulation vs. Legislation is Flawed

The Obama administration is using regulatory controls in place of legislation in many areas. By moving traditionally legislative actions into the executive branch, President Obama does not need to depend on a Congress that may not be able to produce the laws needed to force his progressive agenda on the whole of America. What he has failed to recognize is ...

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HR 910 Energy Tax Prevention Act of 2011 [Full Text]

HR 910 RFS   112th CONGRESS   1st Session   H. R. 910   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES   APRIL 8, 2011   Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works   AN ACT     1 To amend the Clean Air Act to prohibit the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency from ...

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