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  • Monthly Archives: June 2009

    Cap and Trade Hits the Poor the Hardest

    The Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), best known for its pioneering work in the civil rights movement, has joined an increasingly loud chorus calling out proposed “cap-and-trade” legislation as a regressive tax, and a steep one at that. Roy Innis, CORE National Chairman since 1968, writes: The civil rights challenge … More

    Activism in Action: The Middle School Strip Search Case

    Sometimes judicial activism isn’t about who wins the case. It may be that the Supreme Court got it right today when it ruled that school officials violated the constitutional rights of 13-year-old Savana Redding when they ordered her to shake out her underwear to see if she was hiding more … More

    President Obama, You Forgot a Word in Your Cap and Trade Speech

    When pressing the House of Representatives on the Waxman-Markey cap and trade bill, President Obama remarked, Make no mistake: This is a jobs bill. Insert “killing” between “jobs” and “bill,” and you have yourself an accurate statement. Cap and trade is a jobs-killing bill. According to The Heritage Foundation analysis … More

    President Obama’s Budget will Spread More Wealth Around

    Everyone remembers President Obama’s now-infamous comment as a candidate that he thinks everyone is better when we “spread the wealth around.” Of course, we spread plenty of wealth around through the tax code before Obama became President. In 2006, the latest year of available data, the top 20 percent of … More

    Waxman Markey Cap and Trade's Biggest Losers: Transportation

    The auto industry has long been a target of environmental activists. The push to put American consumers in smaller cars has been made quite clear. First, the Obama Administration enacted higher fuel efficiency standards – standards laden with unintended consequences. Now Congress is considering a cap and trade proposal that, … More

    Climbing Back on Hugo Chavez’s Hot Seat: Ambassador Duddy to Return to Caracas?

    On September 11, 2008, Venezuela’s Hugo Chávez, at a mass rally of fanatics, ordered U.S. Ambassador to Venezuela, Patrick Duddy, out of the country within 72 hours. The reason for Duddy’s expulsion was Chávez’s pique with the diplomatic spat between the Bush Administration and the government of Bolivian Evo Morales. The … More

    Waxman Markey Cap and Trade's Biggest Losers: Chemical Plants and Chemicals

    When it comes to cap and trade, Texas Congressman Gene Green asserted, I’d like to vote for a bill, but I’m not going to vote for one unless I think it’s going to be good for the area I represent.” He went on to say his district had “more chemical … More

    Waxman Markey Cap and Trade's Biggest Losers: Wood Products

    One of the advantages of The Heritage Foundation’s economic analysis of the Waxman-Markey climate change bill is we can determine out who loses most of all the losers. We’ve detailed the negative impacts cap and trade would have on farmers, manufacturers and construction workers. This time, it’s the wood product … More

    Waxman Markey Cap and Trade’s Biggest Losers: Machinery

    It’s no secret operating machinery uses a lot of energy. What policymakers are trying to keep a secret is how cap and trade will affect the machinery industry, along with other energy intensive industries (farming, construction, manufacturing). Cap and trade is an energy tax in disguise. Knowing that the public … More

    Waxman Markey Cap and Trade’s Biggest Losers: Paper, Plastics and Rubber

    We continue to highlight particular industries hit hard by the Waxman-Markey cap and trade bill. The next three, although technically classified as two categories, are also energy-intensive subsets of the manufacturing sector. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) classifies the plastics and rubbers products industries as a manufacturing “subsector … More