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    Cruz’s Energy Bill a Win for Economy, Taxpayers, and Free Markets

    Over the past few years, energy production has been one of the bright spots in the American economy. The U. S. is now the world’s largest natural gas producer and will soon be the world’s largest oil producer. Senator Ted Cruz’s (R–Texas) American Energy Renaissance Act, along with its companion … More

    Economic Growth Remains Too Slow Because of Policy Uncertainty

    Today’s report on gross domestic product (GDP) shows that not much changed in the economy during the second quarter. The Bureau of Economic Analysis’s initial estimate shows that economic growth was just 1.7 percent from April 1 through June 30—well below the rate the economy should be growing this far … More

    Jobs or Economic Growth?

    In the currently battered U.S. economy, with high unemployment and bleak growth prospects, politics has become a contest of dueling jobs plans: politicians of every stripe have them. Their motivation may be sincere, but their concept is wrong – and they are just perpetuating the myth that government can create … More

    Top 10 Reads: August 4, 2011

    Catching you up on clips, commentary and news of the day. Sign up for the daily email update from Scribe. Pity the debt-paying generation – Bill Beach and Dustin Siggins Unhealthy Debt – James C. Capretta and Yuval Levin Debt deal could endanger health care law – Jennifer Haberkorn After Debt … More

    Is the President Serious about Jobs and Economic Growth? A Simple Test

    Here’s a simple test for whether the President is serious about jobs and the economy: Does he rein in the Environmental Protection Agency? With the debt ceiling issue resolved for the time being, President Obama has stated his intention to “pivot” to focus on jobs and the economy. Economic growth … More

    Morning Bell: Blame the Washington Bureaucracy for High Gas Prices

    Americans are paying more for gasoline today than they were six weeks ago when President Obama released 30 million barrels of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. In the Gulf of Mexico, meanwhile, 10 drilling rigs — more than one-third of the fleet — have left on Obama’s watch. This … More

    Chart of the Week: Tax Burden Is Rising to Highest Level in History

    President Obama will meet with congressional leaders tomorrow to resume talks on the debt limit. The rare Sunday meeting between top Republicans and Democrats could signal the start of “hard bargaining” after Thursday’s debt talks left the parties far apart. While Democrats want tax increases on the table in debt negotiations, Republicans … More

    Top 10 Reads: July 7, 2011

    Catching you up on clips, commentary and news of the day. Sign up for the daily email update from Scribe. Addicted to subsidies – Derek Scissors Health-care legislation will take millions off the tax rolls – Brian Blase & Paul Winfree Tax hikes not needed to balance budget – Curtis Dubay … More

    Semantics: “New Revenues” v. Tax Increases

    If you’re following the evolving terms of the budget debate, the hip new phrase is “new revenues.” It sounds so much cooler than “tax increases.” Both parties are massaging their rhetoric in the debt ceiling fight, and the media are using the phrase “new revenues” to describe proposals to reduce … More

    Why Does Obama Want to Destroy 265,000 Jobs?

    Just how many jobs does President Barack Obama want to destroy in the name of going green? According to a new report by The Center for Automotive Research, the number could be as high as 264,500 jobs lost just from new automobile fuel efficiency standards being considered by the Environmental … More