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Showing posts with label DOE. Show all posts

The Fourth Branch Of Government Is Out Of Control

by A. Barton Hinkle.   The unelected tyrants. America has witnessed a massive shift in government authority, says George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley—one that "has occurred without a national debate and certainly not a national vote." That shift has led to the de facto creation of a "fourth branch of government containing   ... MORE

Debt Collection, At The End Of A Gun (Update)

by Scott Greenfield.     A good friend came to me decades ago with a problem. He received a letter from the Department of Education informing him that he had to repay his student loans that had been incurred decades earlier. He did repay them, he told me. “You have proof?” I asked. Are you kidding? It was 25 years ago. I threw the checks away decades  ... MORE

Sam Batkins: The Nation's $100 Billion Regulations Tab

Obama’s pen-and-phone regulations are very costly.      What does President Obama’s “Year of Action” mean, exactly? The answer is more than $100 billion in regulatory burdens so far this year, putting the nation on track for $200 billion by year’s end. This is what “using his pen and his phone” means for countless manufacturers, energy   ... MORE

Ralph Benko: DHS To Aquire 1.6 Billion Rounds Of Ammo

Just what is the Obama regime up to?     The Denver Post, on February 15th, ran an Associated Press article entitled Homeland Security aims to buy 1.6b rounds of ammo, to far too little notice.  It confirmed that the Department of Homeland Security has issued an open purchase order for 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition.  As elsewhere reported,      ... MORE

Jeffrey Lord: Abolish The Department Of Education

Do it for the children.    The Washington Post was alarmed. And House Republicans seem to be asleep. On Monday’s front page was the latest Obama horror story of what lay ahead for the fifty states if the sequester went into effect. Wrote the Post: The White House on Sunday detailed how the deep spending cuts set to begin this week would affect   ... MORE

Ronald Bailey: Energy Regulators Think You're Crazy

New study shows what regulators think of consumers.   Federal regulators evidently believe that Americans are irrationally choosing to spend hundreds of billions more on energy than they should. Consequently, benevolent bureaucrats have imposed regulations to guide hapless consumers toward making the proper energy saving choices   ... MORE

John Stossel: Big Government Makes Us Small

Know-it-all politicians are job killers.   Politicians say they "create jobs." In fact, only the private sector generates the information needed to create real, productive jobs. Since this current post-recession job recovery is the slowest in 80 years, you'd think that even know-it-all politicians would want to sweep away the labyrinth of government regulations that    ... MORE

Charles Krauthammer: Seaweed In Your Gas Tank

An energy policy based on fantasy, not reality.   Yes, of course, presidents have no direct control over gas prices. But the American people know something about this president and his disdain for oil. The “fuel of the past,” he contemptuously calls it. To the American worker who doesn’t commute by government motorcade and is getting fleeced every ... MORE

Washington Times: Global Warming Greed

641 programs throw tax dollars at windmills/solar panels. It’s only now becoming clear how many people have become rich thanks to the global-warming scare. Politicians from both parties have been so afraid of being labeled a “denier” that they’ll vote for any piece of legislation bearing the trendy green label. The numbers are adding up fast. ... MORE