Congress Shouldn’t Put This Conservation Spending on Autopilot

Buyers (aka taxpayers), beware: The Land and Water Conservation Fund is not what you might think. Some on Capitol Hill have floated the idea of fully funding the Land and Water Conservation Fund permanently. In Washington budget-speak, that means creating a new autopilot mandatory program.  Congress created the conservation fund in 1964 to “assist in … Continue reading Congress Shouldn’t Put This Conservation Spending on Autopilot

“Common Good Capitalism” Is No Substitute for Free Enterprise

The notion that, left unguided, without any sort of of policy involvement, the market will solve our problems will not restore a balance between the obligations and rights of the private sector and working Americans. —Senator Marco Rubio, Nov. 5, 2019 Senator Marco Rubio and his common good capitalism advocates may mean well. But as … Continue reading “Common Good Capitalism” Is No Substitute for Free Enterprise

41 Inconvenient Truths on the “New Energy Economy”

Go here to tell Congress to kill the "Green New Deal!" ----- A week doesn’t pass without a mayor, governor, policymaker or pundit joining the rush to demand, or predict, an energy future that is entirely based on wind/solar and batteries, freed from the “burden” of the hydrocarbons that have fueled societies for centuries. Regardless … Continue reading 41 Inconvenient Truths on the “New Energy Economy”

EPA Needs to Finalize Rule Rejecting Past Regulatory Abuses

Go here to tell Congress to kill the "Green New Deal!" When the Environmental Protection Agency issues a regulation, the rule should do more good than harm. That hasn’t always been obvious to the EPA, and to some, it still isn’t obvious.   In 2012, the Obama administration finalized the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (the “MATS” … Continue reading EPA Needs to Finalize Rule Rejecting Past Regulatory Abuses

Green New Deal Would Ruin America’s Dairyland, Study Warns

Go here to tell Congress to kill the 'Green New Deal!" ----- It’s been pretty clear that the Green New Deal would be a disaster for businesses and for consumers. Now a new study confirms just how disastrous the environmental and wealth-redistribution plan would be for Wisconsin. Wisconsin families would be shackled with $40,000 in new costs, … Continue reading Green New Deal Would Ruin America’s Dairyland, Study Warns

Government-Controlled Health Care Won’t Help Us Live Longer

Will government-controlled national health insurance increase Americans’ life expectancy? Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and some of his colleagues in the House of Representatives often claim that “Medicare for All” legislation will improve American longevity and reduce American health care costs. According to a comprehensive 2018 study in the Journal of the American Medical Association, the United States has … Continue reading Government-Controlled Health Care Won’t Help Us Live Longer

5 Constitutional Amendments Americans Should Consider ASAP

With the Equal Rights Amendment making its way back into the news in the month of February, the legal community has been abuzz with the possibility of a 28th Amendment finally getting tacked on to the Constitution. Of course, much of this conversation has been dedicated to whether the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) would need … Continue reading 5 Constitutional Amendments Americans Should Consider ASAP