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  • Monthly Archives: July 2012

    Louisiana Teachers Union Threatens to Sue Voucher Schools

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    The left’s tactic of intimidation is at work again, this time in Louisiana. The Louisiana Association of Educators is threatening litigation against private parochial schools in the state that plan to accept voucher students this fall. This past Wednesday, private schools that have elected to participate in the new statewide … More

    DOE Ignores Criminal Investigations When Considering Contract Applicants

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    It is Department of Energy policy to ignore the federal government’s own criminal investigations into companies applying for taxpayer funding. The admission came from a DOE official who testified at a congressional hearing Thursday. The hearing focused on federal support for Ecotality, a company that manufactures electric vehicle charging stations. … More

    DOE Sent Millions to Solar Firm That Lacked 'Economically Viable' Product

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    Amonix, the solar panel manufacturer whose Las Vegas plant ceased operations in May, managed to secure millions in federal grants and potential tax breaks even though its product had quality problems and was never really economically viable, according to sources. The politically connected company had the backing of Senate Majority … More

    Congressional Members Show Leadership on National Security

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    Three Members of Congress came together in an event sponsored by the YG [Young Guns] Network to speak about the impending defense sequestration and the damage it will do to the U.S. national security. The importance of maintaining a strong national defense while confronting the nation’s spending crisis played a … More

    What Are the Odds Your Employer Will Drop Health Coverage?

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    Since Obamacare was enacted into law, different organizations have come out with different estimates of how many employers will drop health coverage for their employees. This week, the health care consulting firm Deloitte released a new survey that found that around 10 percent of employers would drop coverage and send … More

    The Easiest Substitute for Defense Cuts: Obamacare

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    In case no one connected the dots, a report this week from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) held the solution to a serious problem plaguing Congress: How to replace the devastating spending cuts scheduled to carve up the Pentagon starting in January. Answer: Repeal Obamacare. If that sounds too simple, … More

    Russia and the World Trade Organization: Congress Should Not Sacrifice Human Rights

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    Yesterday, the House Ways and Means Committee approved H.R. 6156, the Russia and Moldova Jackson-Vanik Repeal Act of 2012, by voice vote with only one “nay.” This is a step in the right direction, given that Russia will join the World Trade Organization (WTO) on August 22. The 1974 Jackson–Vanik … More

    Shocker of the Week: Illegal Immigrants Exploit Obama Amnesty Program to Stay in U.S.

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    President Obama’s unilateral decision to implement parts of the failed DREAM Act legislation has allowed “dreamers” to game the system and stay in the U.S. illegally, according to two union leaders representing immigration agents. Chris Crane, who represents Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers, explained at a press conference: Prosecutorial … More

    House Considers RAISE-ing Workers' Wages

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    The RAISE Act would rewrite the National Labor Relations Act to make union rates only a minimum wage. If employers wanted to, they could always pay hard-working union members more. Unions would lose the power to turn down raises on workers’ behalf. The House Education and Workforce Committee held a … More

    Hidden Effects of the Sequestration Cuts to Defense

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    One of the interesting and disturbing aspects of the ongoing debate about how the sequestration cuts will gut the defense budget by nearly $500 billion over the next 10 years has been the stance of the major defense contractors. Their position has started to shift. As the battle in Washington … More