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    Cap-and-Tax is a Jobs Destroyer: Part 1 in a 10-Part Series

    Policymakers in Washington want to dramatically change America’s energy policy by regulating carbon dioxide emissions. Their most popular idea, included in the Waxman-Markey 2009 energy bill, is a cap and trade proposal. Many Americans find the debate in Washington over adopting a cap-and-trade program to reduce carbon dioxide a bit … More

    It's Time to Discuss Cap and Trade

    This week, beginning today, Waxman and Markey are holding Congressional hearings to discuss the draft of a massive energy bill that includes clean energy investment, energy efficiency mandates, a cap-and-trade program, and protectionist policies that will supposedly help the consumer cope with higher energy prices. The logic behind the hearing … More

    Global Warming Regs Would Commence Lawsuit Parade

    Former Vice President and Nobel Laureate Al Gore heard much criticism from skeptics of his apocalyptic global warming predictions when he purchased a multi-million condo in San Francisco. After all, if one believes sea-level rises will swallow the coast, the last place to purchase a home would be a few … More

    Bad Energy Policy and The Heritage Foundation’s Response

    The National Basketball Association’s San Antonio Spurs are known for winning NBA championships in odd years, winning in 1999, 2005, 2005 and 2007. Bad energy bills are beginning to follow the same trend as Congress passed energy bills in 2005 and 2007 that focused on subsidies and mandates as opposed … More

    Global Warming Not a Priority

    In Tuesday’s inaugural address, President Barack Obama delivered the following words: Today I say to you that the challenges we face are real. They are serious and they are many. They will not be met easily or in a short span of time. But know this, America — they will … More

    Waxman's Global Warming Plan That Will Save Our Economy

    California Rep. Henry Waxman, chair of the Energy and Commerce Committee, has a New Year’s resolution. For the good of the economy, let’s all hope he can’t keep it. AP reports, The chairman of a key House committee said Thursday he will move “quickly and decisively” to push legislation curbing … More

    Fannie and Freddie Finally in Focus

    At the height of the campaign season, House Oversight Committee chair Henry Waxman (D-CA) held a number of hearings on the burgeoning financial meltdown including investigations into the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers, the bailout of AIG, The Breakdown of Credit Rating Agencies, and The Role of Federal Regulators. The purpose … More

    Morning Bell: Not So 'Smart' Housing Policy

    This Wednesday, government-sponsored entity Freddie Mac announced that it lost $2.8 billion in just the last quarter alone from foreclosures and other related expenses. Both Freddie, and its sister Fannie Mae, are at the core of the recent housing finance crisis. Freddie and Fannie help finance 40% of all U.S. … More