Under President Trump, the Environmental Protection Agency is on the chopping block. Both the president’s proposed budget and his executive orders on cutting regulations would shrink the EPA. But of the 38 EPA programs that the Trump administration has proposed cutting, at least one is quite surprising: the popular — and voluntary — Energy Star […]
President Donald Trump signed a sweeping executive order Monday demanding federal agencies repeal two regulations for every new one issued, marking the delivery of a… Read More
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Donald Trump’s pick to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, will appear Wednesday before the Senate’s Environment and Public Works Committee for his nomination hearing. Pruitt is more deeply skeptical of the agency’s mission than any EPA administrator in a generation. He has pronounced himself a “leading advocate against the EPA’s […]
Republican leaders in Congress plan early votes on at least two bills designed to restrict or repeal executive branch regulations issued by departments and agencies. “The votes would give President-elect Donald Trump … measures he could sign or embrace immediately,” wrote Politico’s staff in Playbook, presumably thinking of Trump’s loud calls for deregulation. But it’s […]
We are in the midst of what is referred to as the “transition” – the hand off of power from one president to another. God bless America – these conversions are peaceful. Even when the exchange takes place between presidents of opposing political parties, as is currently underway. (Here’s hoping the Democrat Barack Obama Administration continues to handle this better than did the Democrat Bill | Read More »
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Thursday is, of course, our day of Thanksgiving. Where food and football serve as an accompaniment to our gathering together to celebrate our blessings. I will not bore you with all for which I am thankful personally (though that is much). Discussed here is something public policy for which I am most grateful – the end of the the Barack Obama Administration and its cronyism | Read More »
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The $4-trillion-per-year federal government works incessantly against the private sector. Likely no wing is more pernicious than the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). On his way to prison for defrauding taxpayers out of more than $1 million, former high-level EPA official Jon Beale said that while at the agency he was: “working on a ‘project’ examining ways to ‘modify the DNA of the capitalist system.’ He | Read More »
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Socialism doesn’t work because it tries to root out human nature. Capitalism works because it harnesses it. We are capitalists, conservatives and federalists in part because we acknowledge and understand human nature. Its possibilities – and its limitations. They are Socialists because they are Utopian fantasists. They think they can remake humanity and the planet into a Heaven on Earth. And the vehicle with which | Read More »
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No one breaks the law of unintended consequences – more than government. Governments everywhere decades ago launched the War on Tobacco. Which they tell us is to protect us from ourselves (which – here in America, anyway – is not a Constitutional role for government to play). What it really is about – is more government control, and more government tax money. Australian comedian Steve | Read More »
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The Fifth Amendment of the Constitution reads, in part, as follows: “No person shall…be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.” Meaning if you own property – government can’t arbitrarily take it from you. In whole or in part. Sadly, taking private property is something at which the government | Read More »
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