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If you thought 2012 would bring change to government, think of it more as rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic. The two leading candidates at the moment on the right are not champions of limited government. Sadly, it appears that those who consistently support limited government rarely seek high office.
Many people—unfortunately—associate the term “liberalism” with the ideology commonly held by people who associate themselves with Barack Obama, progressivism, Occupy Wall Street, and the Democratic National Committee. But are supporters of the above causes, politicians, and parties really “liberals?”
Can anyone remember a time when Congress had a decent approval rating? Here we are after the supposed tidal wave that hit Congress last November that would forever transform the way politicians do business in Washington. Guess what happened? Nothing really changed other than the nameplates on the doors. Out-of-control spending continues. Obamacare remains the law of the land. And budgets continue to grow.
Rep. Tim Scott (R-SC) has introduced a bill in the House that would prohibit the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) from forcing a business to relocate, shut down or transfer employment under any circumstance. This, in effect, would be a first step in prohibiting the NLRB from doing what it is attempting to do with Boeing in South Carolina ever again.
As Obama prepares to unveil his latest plan to create jobs, one thing you probably won’t hear from him Thursday night is how he plans to get rid of environmental regulations that impede construction projects. Bureaucratic red-tape put in place by environmental zealots holds back job creation. In today’s America, the new slogan seems to be, “if you build it, they will sue.”
OurWalmart.org is running a deceptive operation in the fact that they attempt to hide their affiliation with the United Food and Commercial Works (UFCW) union. This website and the organizing efforts that come along with it, are the latest attempts for Big Labor to get their hands on the profits of Walmart.
Knowing that the unemployment rate is 9.5% in D.C. might surprise you when you learn that D.C. politicians, labor unions, and community organizers are trying everything they can to block one of the largest job providers and retailers in the world from coming to Washington. These supposed “leaders” want to prevent Walmart from setting up shop, which would prevent the creation of hundreds, if not thousands, of jobs for D.C. residents.
Atlas Shrugged Part 1 opened in 300 theaters this past Friday. Fortunately, I had the chance to see it twice over the weekend—and I’m glad I did! The movie opens with clips from futuristic newscasts in the year 2016. The clips show an America that is eerily similar to today. The stock market is tumbling, oil shipments from far away lands are disrupted, and the economy and unemployment are out of control.
What happens if the government shuts down? Well, nothing really, and the consequences of a shutdown are really rather mundane. The worst part of it all, Congress would still be working, oh, and all government museums and tourist sites will close. For a more in-depth look at what day-to-day life would be like during a government shutdown, here are a few common questions answered.
As the federal debt approaches $15 trillion in 2011, and Obama himself admits (even though his rhetoric does not match his action) that Washington can’t afford to spend money on everything it wants to do, an idea is floating around D.C. to provide Internet access across the entire nation. This is not a joke.
Responding to Monday’s ruling in Florida on the constitutionality of ObamaCare, Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen set the tone for the rest of the nation. According to Attorney General Van Hollen, “Wisconsin was relieved of any obligations or duties that were created under terms of the federal health care law.” Attorney General Van Hollen is absolutely correct.
While campaigning for the GOP nomination for President in 2007, Mike Huckabee said that “[w]e have a responsibility to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions, to conserve energy, to find alternative forms of energy that are renewable and sustainable and environmentally friendly.” Huckabee continued by stating support to Bloomberg for an “economy-wide `cap-and-trade’ system to control greenhouse gases.” Fast forward to present-day 2010, and Huckabee is singing a different tune.