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    Obama: 'Under My Plan, Electricity Rates Will Necessarily Skyrocket'

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydqg7ThZB04[/youtube] When President-elect Barack Obama discusses his cap-and-trade policy (it gets good around the 32-second mark), at least he acknowledges “electricity rates will necessarily skyrocket.” I’m not sure why this isn’t getting more attention. People in this country were outraged when gas was $4-per-gallon. They assumed oil companies were artificially … More

    Arne Duncan Supports Local Reform and State Flexibility

    President-elect Barack Obama is set to nominate Chicago Public School CEO Arne Duncan to be the next Secretary of Education. Mr. Duncan is known as one of a handful of innovative, reform-minded big city schools chiefs. How that will translate to the national level remains to be seen. Conservatives should … More

    Keynesian Economics Is Wrong

    Dan Mitchell of the Cato Institute does an excellent job explaining why Keynesian fiscal strategies do not work in this new video from the Center for Freedom and Prosperity Foundation. It’s more important than ever to combat the myths of Keynesianism with President-elect Barack Obama proposing a massive government spending … More

    No Contradiction Here

    CNBC’s Maria Bartiromo has a must read interview with Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) in Business Week. Bartiromo asks: Should GM (GM) acquire Chrysler? I’m not competent to say. I try to resist the temptation that too many of us in politics and the media fall into, which is telling people … More

    Just Say No to Left's Global Warming Fearmongering

    In the video below Skeptical Environmentalist author Bjorn Lomborg succinctly explains why immediate carbon reduction efforts are terrible public policy. Part of his presentation makes a strong case that the consequences from global warming claimed by those pushing carbon capping are vastly exaggerated and one sided. Lomborg also recently tackled … More

    Morning Bell: Power to Parents, Not Feds

    Twelve years ago a Republican Congress and a Democrat president came together in a bipartisan fashion and passed one of the nation’s strongest charter school laws for the Washington, D.C., school system. The charter schools are publicly funded on a per-pupil basis and must accept any student who applies (if … More

    Morning Bell: Obama's Undemocratic Plan to Tax Everything You Do and Send the Money to Kuwaiti Millionaires

    Despite the 5,800 miles between them, events yesterday in Poznan, Poland, and Sacramento, California, shed a frightening light on the direction President-elect Barack Obama’s administration wants to take our country on energy policy. First in Poznan, Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) promised delegates at an international climate conference that “Congress and … More

    More Signs Cap and Trade Not Coming Through Congress

    This June we warned you that the left, discouraged by the utter failure of Lieberman-Warner in Congress, would instead try and implement a massive new carbon tax through bureaucratic means the same way California is doing with their California Air Resources Board. Last week we detailed how President-elect Barack Obama’s … More

    Morning Bell: 'We Don't Want Government to Run Companies'

    Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” President-elect Barack Obama told Tom Brokaw, “We don’t want government to run companies. Generally, government historically hasn’t done that very well.” Obama is right. Government has a miserable record as a corporate manager. We shouldn’t want politicians or federal bureaucrats managing private companies. Unfortunately, … More

    Unusual Frankness from The New York Times

    From the NYT‘s write up on President-elect Barack Obama’s promised public works program: Mr. Obama’s plan, if enacted, would be in part a government-directed industrial policy, with lawmakers and administration officials picking winners and losers among private projects and raining large amounts of taxpayer money on them. Government picking winners … More