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Tankosphere Today: Aug. 20, 2008

Posted By Todd Thurman On August 20, 2008 @ 4:06 pm In Ongoing Priorities | Comments Disabled

Federal “affordable housing” and “diversity” mandates helped spawn the mortgage crisis. Additional evidence comes from a Washington Post story, which notes that “even late in the housing bubble…

I’ll be appearing on Fox Business Network at 2:00 PM to talk about sales tax holidays. These one- or two-day breaks from sales taxes for specific items are increasingly popular; 16 states had or are having one this year. The holiday in D.C. is representative: school supplies, clothing…

The last few days have seen left wing anti-energy Democrats scrambling to find a survivable position. When we first launched the Drill Here, Drill Now, Pay Less petition drive at American Solutions, left wing anti-energy…

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s compilation of 2007 nuclear power plant worker doses at U.S. reactors shows the average annual collective dose per plant is 97 person-rem, the lowest ever, and is two-thirds of the dose recorded 10 years ago…

WASHINGTON — The 110th Congress, whose term officially ends in January, hasn’t passed any spending bills or attacked high gasoline prices. But it has used its powers to celebrate watermelons and to decree the origins of the word “baseball.”…


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URLs in this post:

[1] Federal Regulations Helped Spawn Mortgage Crisis – OpenMarket.org: http://www.openmarket.org/2008/08/20/federal-regulations-helped-spawn-mortgage-crisis/

[2] Sales Tax Holidays: Small Gains Are Outweighed By Serious Harms – The Tax Foundation: http://www.taxfoundation.org/blog/show/23517.html

[3] New Left Wing Anti-Energy Strategy: Drill Nothing, Tax Everything – Human Events: http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=28102

[4] Nuclear Plant Workers Averaged the Lowest Radiation Dose Ever in a Year in 2007 – NEI Nuclear Notes: http://neinuclearnotes.blogspot.com/2008/08/nuclear-plant-workers-averaged-lowest.html

[5] As U.S. Economic Problems Loom, House, Senate Sweat the Small Stuff – WSJ.com: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB121910897089651793.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

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