Monthly Archives: January 2011

“President’s Rule Buzzsaw More Like a Scalpel”

UPDATE: Be sure to check out this video! All that talk of cutting red tape may be more like using toenail clippers on a dinosaur, according to one new analysis: To get private sector job growth back on track, the government need to apply a saw, not a scalpel, to both the federal rulemaking machine [...]
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Fewer Americans Are Members of a Union

The Heritage Foundation has broken down the latest figures on who is — and who is not — a union member, following the latest figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics: Union membership fell by over 600,000 workers in 2010. In the private sector, 93.1 percent of workers are non-union, more than when President Franklin [...]
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“Where does Washington help and where does it hurt?”

Rep. Darrell Issa, chairman of the House Oversight Committee, has unveiled a new effort to seek the public’s input on where DC is intruding in harmful ways into the economy and job creation. To throw in your two cents, visit H/t: The Hill
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“We Need A Real Halt To The Regulatory Assault”

Be sure to check out the latest commentary by HTA spokesman Brett McMahon over at The American Thinker, a large and influential opinion site.
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Our Regulation Nation

Yesterday, the president announced he was signing an executive order that would order a review of which regulation the massive federal bureaucracy could slash. Sounds nice, right? Well, he’s got a lot of work to do if he’s serious. ABC has sent a letter to Rep. Darrell Issa explaining the serious and negative impact of [...]
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Editorial: It’s Time To Protect Secret Ballots

We’ve discussed the ridiculously misnamed “Employee Free Choice Act” that would take away the right to private ballots for employees deciding whether to join unions and instead install a flawed “card check” scheme. And we’ve told you about efforts to achieve similar goals through decisions at President Obama’s National Labor Relations Board, including the Board’s [...]
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More Proof, Americans Want To Halt The Assault

A pair of related polling memos out of the Gallup Organization should offer some pretty easy insights to the President and Congress and, we are happy to report, the bottom line is Americans want them to Halt The Assault on jobs and the economy! The figures are stark. One memo shows: Overall, 68% of Americans [...]
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VIDEO: Why Taxes Don’t Go Down

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Now It’s Unions Vs Girl Scouts

One of the greatest benefits of being a business owner is the ability to not only create jobs and boost the economy, but also to be a source of positive impact in our community. My family’s business is not alone in this, as all across the country small-business owners sponsor local little league sports teams, [...]
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California Leading Nation Toward More Anti-Business Laws

California has a giant economy, and giant economic problems. But legislators and regulators there keep up the campaign to “be number 1″ in anti-business regulations. The Examiner has a brief roundup: California is enacting a whopping 725 new state laws, including: AB 715 makes a change to the California Green Building Standards code. The change [...]
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