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  • Trump Day One To-Do List: Repeal $1.7 Billion Of Dodd-Frank Rules

    12/07/2016 5:47:04 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 18 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 12/6/2016 | Staff
    Regulations: Donald Trump will have a busy first day if he plans to undo much of the damage inflicted on the economy by President Obama. Nevertheless, here's one more item to add to his list: Overturn $1.7 billion in Dodd-Frank rules. The Dodd-Frank financial "reform," passed by Democrats and signed into law by President Obama in 2010, is arguably the most misguided and economically harmful piece of legislation ever imposed on the country (the second, arguably, is ObamaCare). As we've noted in this space before, one of the main reasons the economy has been stuck in neutral for the past...
  • Ford will ask Trump to cut fuel-economy rules, CEO says; 'no demand' for hybrid, electric cars

    12/05/2016 8:48:34 AM PST · by GonzoII · 125 replies
    Green Car Reports ^ | Dec 5, 2016 | Stephen Edelstein
    Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ruled that existing emissions limits for passenger cars for 2022 through 2025 should remain in place. It's a decision that is already opposed by lobbyists representing the auto industry, and possibly by the incoming Trump Administration. Sure enough, one automaker says it has already begun talks with President-elect Donald Trump that include a request for lower emissions targets.
  • EEOC Announces New Workplace Regs [semi-satire]

    12/03/2016 11:14:53 AM PST · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 4 Dec 2016 | John Semmens
    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced new workplace regulations requiring employers to accommodate the languages spoken by prospective hires and current employees or “face sanctions including fines and/or revocation of permission to operate.” Oddly, the EEOC cited “the growing diversity of the nation’s workforce as the justification for the new rule.” Under the new regulations requiring employees to speak or understand English is now deemed unlawful discrimination. “Employees have the right to communicate in a language of their own choosing,” EEOC Chairperson Jenny Yang argued. “It is the employer’s responsibility to learn the language of his employees or hire...
  • New EPA rules push regulatory costs past $1 trillion, $3,080 per person

    12/01/2016 6:20:53 PM PST · by george76 · 17 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/1/16 | Paul Bedard
    The new implementation of EPA rules on heavy trucks has boosted the 10-year regulatory burden on America past $1 trillion, 75 percent of which have been imposed by the Obama administration. That amounts to a one-time charge of $3,080 per person, or an annual cost of $540 ... each year every person, regardless of age, in the nation is responsible for paying roughly $540 in regulatory costs. These burdens might take the form of higher prices, fewer jobs, or reduced wages," said AAF's Sam Batkins ... The staggering amount is likely to surge even higher as President Obama scrambles to...
  • Obama to issue $44B in 'midnight regulations,' study finds

    12/01/2016 2:20:56 PM PST · by jazusamo · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 1, 2016 | Tim Devaney
    President Obama plans to unleash more than $44 billion in midnight regulations before the ink in his pen runs out, according to a review of the administration’s rulemaking agenda. This last-ditch effort to regulate before President-elect Donald Trumptakes over in January will cap off an eight-year period marked by a historic pace of rulemaking from the Obama administration. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton was expected to maintain many of the same regulatory policies as Obama, but after Trump’s surprising victory in the 2016 election and his promise to institute a moratorium on new rules, federal agencies are scrambling put the...
  • Reheating the Hot Button of Flag Burning

    12/01/2016 7:56:25 AM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 1, 2016 | Mark Davis
    Well, look what’s back: the instantly compelling and ultimately confounding parlor game of “What do we do about flag burning?” Dormant for years, largely because this is something virtually no one ever does, the flag burning issue is back. You could hear it knocking lightly when several idiotic pro athletes decided to lodge their concerns over policing issues by showing public disdain for the flag that is a symbol of the nation that has made them free and wealthy. Throw in the Donald Trump victory, which has dredged up some of the most hateful and juvenile reactions in election history,...
  • Billionaire Green Activist Steyer Vows To Battle Trump, Says Money Not An Issue

    11/28/2016 2:40:24 PM PST · by Steelfish · 51 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 28, 2016 | Richard Valdmanis
    Tue Nov 15, 2016 Exclusive: Billionaire Green Activist Steyer Vows To Battle Trump, Says Money Not An Issue By Richard Valdmanis BOSTON Billionaire environmental activist Tom Steyer, who has spent more than $140 million on fighting climate change, said on Tuesday he will spend whatever it takes to fight President-elect Donald Trump's pro-drilling and anti-regulation agenda. The former hedge fund manager from California is putting together a strategy that will "engage voters and citizens to fight back" once Trump takes the White House in January, he told Reuters in an interview. However, he stressed he was not planning to fight...
  • Icahn: Question Isn't Why Would You For Vote Trump, It's Why Wouldn't You Vote For Trump?

    11/22/2016 8:06:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | November 22, 2016 | Tim Hains
    Billionaire investor and Trump supporter Carl Icahn speaks with Fox Business Network's Neil Cavuto about the president-elect's proposals to reduce regulations on business and the energy industry, why working people supported Donald Trump, and whether or not he would consider taking a role in the Trump administration. About Trump's appeal to working people, Icahn said: "The pundits all wonder what happened, but I think it was extremely simple... Think of a middle-class guy working out in the middle west. The real question is not why did he vote for [Trump], but why wouldn't he vote for him?" "I said to...
  • Trump: For every new regulation, eliminate two old ones. Brilliant!!

    11/21/2016 5:08:16 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 26 replies
    That's how you defang the oligarchic beast!
  • Don’t let Trump roll back good food policy

    11/21/2016 10:30:46 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 75 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | November 21, 2016 | Editorial Board
    Few states pay closer attention to food than California. We are the cradle of the Central Valley and almond milk lattes, the home of of Full Belly Farms and Alice Waters and Ikeda markets, the state that introduced America to soda taxes and tomatoes to die for and cage-free hens.
  • Trump promises big on highway funding, could open door to more tolls and privatization

    11/19/2016 11:54:49 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 33 replies
    Overdrive ^ | November 14, 2016 | James Jaillet
    President-elect Donald Trump said throughout his campaign for the White House that he wants major investments in U.S. infrastructure, calling for $1 trillion on infrastructure projects during his presidency.He reiterated the point in his victory speech last Wednesday. “We’re going to fix our inner cities and rebuild our highways, bridges, tunnels, airports, schools, hospitals,” Mr. Trump said. “We’re going to rebuild our infrastructure, which will become, by the way, second to none.”However, major infrastructure bills are challenging pieces of legislation to pass, especially since Congress changed little in the election, says Todd Spencer, executive vice president of the Owner-Operator Independent...
  • Obama sets new record for regulations, 527 pages in just one day

    11/17/2016 10:30:08 AM PST · by Syncro · 63 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 11/17/16 12:14 PM | Paul Bedard
    Obama sets new record for regulations, 527 pages in just one day By @SecretsBedard) • 11/17/16 12:14 PM President Obama has just set a new record for rules and regulations, his administration spitting out 527 pages worth in just one day, as he races to put his fingerprint on virtually every corner of American life and business. According to the Competitive Enterprise Institute, the administration has just shattered the old record for pages of regulations and rules published by the in-house journal, the Federal Register. At 81,640 total pages for 2016, it ranks first and 235 pages more than all...
  • $42 billion in Obama regulations on Trump's chopping block

    11/17/2016 10:17:26 AM PST · by GonzoII · 31 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Nov. 17, 2016 | Paul Bedard
    Nearly 50 massive and costly regulations that cost Americans and businesses 53 million more hours filing paperwork and that have already put a $42 billion hit on the U.S. economy are being teed up for President-elect Trump to cut in his first weeks in office. Congressional officials and anti-regulation groups are tallying up some of the regulations the new president can eliminate under House and Senate rules.
  • Obama the regulation prostitute.

    11/17/2016 9:35:34 AM PST · by NowApproachingMidnight · 7 replies
    self ^ | 11/17/16 | self
    Repeal them all.
  • Obama sets new record for regulations, 527 pages in just one day

    11/17/2016 9:36:33 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 41 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/172016 | By Paul Bedard
    President Obama has just set a new record for rules and regulations, his administration spitting out 527 pages worth in just one day, as he races to put his fingerprint on virtually every corner of American life and business. According to the Competitive Enterprise Institute, the administration has just shattered the old record for pages of regulations and rules published by the in-house journal, the Federal Register. At 81,640 total pages for 2016, it ranks first and 235 pages more than all of those published in 2010, the previous record. What's more, there are still about 26 working days left...
  • Will Obama Unleash A Regulatory Tsunami On His Way Out?

    11/14/2016 2:44:42 AM PST · by expat_panama · 32 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 11/11/2016 | Editorial
    Economy: When running for office, Donald Trump promised to reduce the regulatory burden on the economy. But before he gets a chance to do so, President Obama will likely add to those burdens with a last-minute regulatory rush. In a memo to her staff, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy said that "we're running — not walking — through the finish line of President Obama's presidency." The memo is indicative of what's come to be called "midnight regulations." These are rules an administration rushes out the door just before leaving. The number of rules increased in President Clinton's last year, and in...
  • How President-Elect Donald Trump Can Fast-Track Deregulation And Wealth Creation

    11/13/2016 7:36:30 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    The Competitive Enterprise Institute ^ | November 9, 2016 | Clyde Wayne Crews
    On this, the day after the election of Donald J. Trump as the 45th president (yes, he has already updated his Twitter profile), President Barack Obama’s 2016 Federal Register page count stands at a record-level 78,898.The Federal Register, so emblematic of Washington excess, is where the hundreds of Washington bureaucracies post their proposed and final rules and regulations each day.Obama will break his own all-time record of 81,405 pages even before December gets here. Of the ten highest-ever Federal Register page counts, the incumbent president will own seven of them.Within those pages, several thousand rules get issued annually, no matter...
  • Toll Lanes Could Get Driverless Trucks On Highways Faster

    11/06/2016 10:56:10 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    Forbes ^ | October 18, 2016 | Jason Kuehn and Bill Rennicke
    Prematurely accelerating the implementation of fully autonomous trucking (no driver in the cab) seems like an idea that could be fraught with risk. While driverless long-haul trucks have the potential to increase economic productivity by enabling more cost-effective transport of goods, the technology is not yet ready for prime time. There is growing pressure, however, to make it a reality sooner rather than later – particularly as long-distance trucking faces a worsening driver shortage. At the same time, highway infrastructure in many parts of the country is clearly inadequate even for today’s traffic, let alone a mixed bag of driven...
  • Team Obama's new overtime rule is dehumanizing, economically harmful and must be stopped

    10/27/2016 4:31:51 PM PDT · by JennysCool · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 22, 2016 | Joseph R. Metzger
    Texas and 20 other states have announced a lawsuit to block the Obama administration’s destructive overtime rules, which are slated to go into effect December 1, 2016. With less than 3-months to spare, victory in the case would save businesses and workers across the U.S. from this dehumanizing and economically damaging law. According to the new rule, salaried workers earning below $47,476 per year must be paid time-and-a-half for work done in excess of forty hours per week. This is up from a previous salary threshold of $23,660. The rule promises more pay for working long hours, more money for...
  • Building Bikes in the Motor City

    10/21/2016 6:11:19 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 13 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 10/17/2016 | Anne Schieber
    Detroit Bikes is a new company charting a challenging course. “The bike industry is very competitive. There are some really big companies that are very dominant. They have a lot of control,” says company founder, Zak Pashak. Not that he’s intimidated. Pashak had run successful ventures in the Canadian cities of Vancouver, British Columbia and Calgary, Alberta. But then, he was creating music festivals and concert venues. So what would compel him to make a product in a competitive industry, 1,900 miles away from Calgary, in Detroit, a city emerging from bankruptcy? “Starting a business obviously has a ton of...
  • Obama legacy: Most red tape, regulations ever

    10/13/2016 9:07:24 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 5 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 12. 2016 | Paul Bedard
    President Obama has implemented more costly rules and swamped America with more federal red tape than any other administration, and now he has set another regulatory record: his team has filled 70,000 pages in the Federal Register faster than any other president. Team Obama crossed the 70,000-page mark this week and is on schedule to print seven of the fattest eight Federal Registers in history, according to a new analysis from the Competitive Enterprise Institute's Vice President of Policy Clyde Wayne Crews. "Let's put this in some perspective," said Crews in the report provided to Secrets. "The day after Columbus...
  • How dumb does Washington think we all are?

    10/10/2016 11:41:12 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 26 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 9, 2016 | 6:50am | Kyle Smith
    How dumb do Washington bureaucrats think you are? Really amazingly dumb. Now we have hard data to prove it. Survey data from the polled group — staffers from the White House and Capitol Hill plus career civil servants and the policy community of lobbyists and others who work closely with government from outside it — indicate that the functionary class thinks of itself as our betters. Our bosses, not our representatives. They see their own judgment as being far superior to that of the rest of us — the people whose wishes they are supposed to be carrying out. Trump...
  • Trump says he will dump 70% of Regulations

    10/07/2016 4:45:20 AM PDT · by wbarmy · 51 replies
    Newser ^ | 7 Oct 2016 | Rob Quinn
    Donald Trump wants to more than merely decimate federal regulations: He told a town hall event in New Hampshire on Thursday night that he wants to wipe out a full 70% of them.
  • FEC war: Dems reject call to protect Internet news, talk radio from regs

    10/05/2016 11:55:36 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 18 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 10/5/16 | Paul Bedard
    In the latest partisan escalation on the Federal Election Commission, a top Democratic commissioner has ripped a Republican commissioner's bid to protect books, radio and Internet media from regulation as "pitiful." Ann Ravel, a former FEC chairwoman, joined other Democrats at a meeting this month to block Republican Lee Goodman's proposal to explicitly expand the "press exemption" from regulations to books, satellite radio and Internet-based news media. In pushing his plan aside, Ravel said that she didn't have enough time to consider Goodman's proposal. Goodman noted that the proposal has been under consideration for a while
  • How Obama's Regulatory Siege Has Killed U.S. Growth

    10/05/2016 3:50:59 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 7 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | Oct 4, 2016 5:42 PM ET | TERRY JONES
    Economists on the left routinely appear mystified by the ongoing slow growth in jobs, investment and business startups under President Obama. But a new report from America's largest manufacturers' group suggests a big reason for our current slowdown can be found in one word: regulation. The study by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) shows new regulations over just the past year amount to a huge hidden tax on U.S. businesses... ...In the last year, federal agencies and departments imposed rules that will cost U.S. businesses $81.6 billion... ...don't expect a sympathetic hearing from Hillary Clinton and other Democrats on...
  • How the British Can Leave the EU

    09/08/2016 7:35:09 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 2 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 8, 2016 | Spencer Irvine
    The Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) issued a study that outlines a roadmap for the United Kingdom's (UK) exit from the European Union (EU), entitled “Cutting the Gordian Knot: A Roadmap for British Exit from the European Union.” Authors Iain Murray and Rory Broomfield provide a step-by-step guide on how the UK can leave the EU. The foreword was written by the former private secretary of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, Sir Mark Worthington, who noted that "the British people have chosen for themselves" a future where "they are firmly in control." He hoped that with 'Brexit,' the United Kingdom...
  • Obama administration kills ITT Tech, stranding 40,000 students and destroying 8,000 jobs

    09/07/2016 7:54:13 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 32 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 7 Sep, 2016 | Thomas Lifson
    Tyrants throughout history have known that beheading their enemies and placing the heads on pikes at the gates of their capitals sends a powerful message to everyone else. Behave yourself as we dictate, and you may survive. Cross the king, and you are a dead man. Something very similar, but updated and taken to a vast financial level, happened to ITT Tech, the privately owned trade school/university. As the Wall Street Journal explains, it crossed the king (in this case, the Obama Department of Education): ITT Technical Institute folded on cue Tuesday after the Obama Administration issued a regulatory death...
  • U.S. considering speed-limit device rule for trucks, buses

    08/26/2016 12:56:09 PM PDT · by C19fan · 38 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 26, 2016 | Staff
    Trucks and buses in the United States may have to be equipped with devices to limit their speed under a proposed rule issued on Friday by the U.S. Transportation Department which said the move could save both lives and fuel. The department will weigh setting speed limits at 60, 65 or 68 miles per hour for heavy commercial vehicles, but said it will consider other speeds based on comments from the public.
  • Portland ENDS its pilot program allowing homeless to sleep on streets undisturbed by police [tr]

    08/03/2016 10:40:44 AM PDT · by C19fan · 20 replies
    AP ^ | August 3, 2016 | Staff
    Portland has announced the end of a pilot program that allowed homeless people to sleep on the streets undisturbed by law enforcement, saying it created confusion because some believed it legalized public camping. The so-called 'Safe Sleeping Guidelines' policy will end immediately, but several other pilot programs that also were rolled out in February in the famously liberal City of Roses will continue or even expand, the mayor said.
  • Federal Register Tops 50,000 Pages, Yet Obama's Report to Congress Is MIA

    07/29/2016 9:21:55 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Competitive Enterprise Institute ^ | July 29, 2016 | Clyde Wayne Crews
    The annual Report to Congress on the Benefits and Costs of Federal Regulations and Unfunded Mandates on State, Local, and Tribal Entities is quite overdue. It is the federal government’s only report disclosing overall costs and benefits of federal regulations. How is it that the federal government meanwhile has no trouble issuing new regulations? Today the Federal Register topped 50,000 pages for 2016. That is a record pace. Last year’s 2015 Draft, appearing on October 16, was the latest ever […] The Final 2015 report didn’t appear until March 10, 2016. This is 2016, and Monday it will be August....
  • US Homeownership Rate Crashes To Lowest Since 1965

    07/28/2016 9:00:33 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 27 replies
    ZeroHedge.com ^ | 28 July 2016 | Tyler Durden
    In hopes of promoting the narrative of a US housing recovery, one recurring thesis has been that as Millennials get older and start families, they will eventually leave their parents' basement and buy a house or shift from renting to owning. So far the facts have refused to corroborate this, and according to the latest "Housing Vacancies and Homeownership" report released on Thursday, the dream of owning a home just became even more distant. The reason: after staging a feeble rebound in late 2015, the US homeownership rate just tumbled from 63.5% to 62.9%, tied for the lowest print going...
  • Occupational Licensing Costs Hurt the Working Class

    07/21/2016 5:02:47 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 14 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 7/18/2016 | Josh Paladino
    Which profession requires upwards of $10,000 in education costs, over $200 in state fees, and 1,800 hours of training to enter: emergency medical technician (EMT) or barber? The correct answer is barber. In terms of time and cost, a prospective EMT can obtain an occupational license, required by the state of Michigan, much more easily than a prospective barber. For example, Baker College’s EMT certification program costs $6,600 and takes six months to complete. Completing a barber certification program in Michigan takes two years. This example is not to criticize EMTs or question their ability to do their job but...
  • The Thin Red Line Against A Regulatory Onslaught

    07/21/2016 3:51:24 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 3 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 7/20/2016 | John Merline
    CLEVELAND -- Former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli made news early on at the Republican Convention when he threw his credentials down on the floor of the convention hall to protest a decision that blocked a roll-call vote. But later on outside the convention hall, he was talking about a subject that had more import to businesses and state and local government -- the regulatory onslaught being unleashed from Washington today, and how to stop it.
  • Mormon Tycoon Wants to Build Joseph Smith’s Mega-Utopia in Vermont

    07/20/2016 12:44:26 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 25 replies
    Green Mountain Daily ^ | 06/15/2016 | David R. Hall
    David R. Hall | - Green Mountain Daily www.greenmountaindaily.com/tag/david-r-hall/ Jun 15, 2016 ... Hall is the Utah-based engineer/developer and Mormon (member of the utopian community in Sharon (the birthplace of LDS founder Joseph Smith). Hall plans on plunking down New Vista and its 20,000 inhabitants in rural Vermont and other developments across the nation.
  • Olive Oil, Tea Kettles, and Toasters: The Untold Brexit Story

    06/27/2016 5:47:47 PM PDT · by Fractal Trader · 38 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 27 June 2016 | Kemberlee Kaye
    There is no single reason Britons voted to sever ties with the European Union, but for many, decentralized, unelected foreign bureaucrats with bone-headed, meddlesome ideas was all the convincing needed to call it quits. So ridiculous were some of the EU’s proposed regulations that even the wildest American legislators look somewhat sane by comparison. Forget migrant assimilation difficulties, terrorism, and financial woes. What and how people ate became a regulatory priority. Sound familiar? A handful of overly nitpicky proposals provide a glimpse into a microcosm of over-reach frustration. That time the EU tried to ban refillable olive oil jugs from...
  • Byron York: The overlooked substance in Donald Trump's speech

    06/24/2016 1:13:38 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 23 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 06/24/20116 | Byron York
    Most coverage of Donald Trump's speech in New York Wednesday has focused on his attacks on Hillary Clinton. Or the fact that he read the speech from a teleprompter. Or the fact that it came amid a period of disorder and change in his campaign. But Trump included actual substance in the speech — new policy proposals and promises — that escaped many observers. In a series of pledges to take action in his first 100 days as president, Trump said he would move on trade, business regulation, energy, and several other topics. One area in which Trump promised to...
  • The president just signed a law that affects nearly every product you use

    06/22/2016 12:01:50 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 56 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 22, 2016 | By Darryl Fears
    President Obama signed a bill into law Wednesday that places stronger regulations on chemicals present in nearly every product Americans use, including detergents, clothing, paint thinners, cleansers and automobiles. The Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act passed by Congress early this month in a rare bipartisan vote. It updates the Toxic Substances Control Act, which had not been reauthorized since the Ford administration in the mid-1970s. The new law gives the Environmental Protection Agency more oversight and stronger tools to monitor chemicals that in some cases could cause cancer and other health problems in adults and...
  • Donald Trump Rolls Out Winning Platform: Cut Taxes, Save Social Security and Medicare

    06/19/2016 9:30:19 PM PDT · by detective · 84 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 19 Jun 2016 | Patrick Howley
    Republican candidate Donald Trump focused this weekend on his economic platform: Cut taxes and regulations across the board while also saving Social Security, Medicare, and other government safety-net programs. Trump’s platform is nearly invincible in the general election if he stresses it enough, polling shows. Trump’s plan will also have a transformational effect on how people view his party. But he still needs to make the accounting work to ensure that his Third Way platform is feasible.
  • Ministering to the Poor

    06/19/2016 7:56:42 PM PDT · by metmom · 4 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "If a man comes into your assembly with a gold ring and dressed in fine clothes, and there also comes in a poor man in dirty clothes, and you pay special attention to the one who is wearing the fine clothes, and say, 'You sit here in a good place,' and you say to the poor man, 'You stand over there, or sit down by my footstool,' have you not made distinctions among yourselves, and become judges with evil motives?" (James 2:2-4). You must show equal respect to poor and rich alike. Partiality is an age-old problem that exists in...
  • About 92K Coloradans to lose Obamacare coverage as insurers drop out, cut back, raise rates

    06/06/2016 2:44:03 PM PDT · by george76 · 36 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 6, 2016 | Valerie Richardson
    More than 92,000 Coloradans will lose their Obamacare health care coverage in 2017 as four leading insurance companies scale back or eliminate their plans while others propose rate hikes of as much as 40 percent. Insurance holders with individual plans through Anthem, UnitedHealthCare, Humana and Rocky Mountain Health Plans will need to find new coverage for the 2017 coverage year, according to a Monday statement from the Colorado Division of Insurance. ... the news came as a devastating blow to the state’s already-shaky insurance market. Colorado is one of 14 states that opted to launch its own Obamacare exchange instead...
  • Obama’s Paris Agreement: A Precursor To Increased Government Control And Regulation

    06/03/2016 7:24:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 2, 2016 | Justin Sykes
    June marks just the second month since President Obama committed the U.S. to the Paris Climate Agreement, but already concerns over the potential for success are starting to pile up. Government reports and policy experts increasingly point to mounting evidence that Obama’s pledge under the Paris Agreement is simply unachievable, leading to the conclusion that the Agreement could be the precursor for even more job killing and economically disastrous regulations. Pursuant to the Paris Climate Agreement, President Obama pledged that the U.S. would reduce total greenhouse gas emissions by 26 to 28 percent from 2005 levels by 2025. Aside from...
  • Report: Obama administration installs ‘new regulation every two hours and 24 minutes’

    06/01/2016 11:53:20 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 11 replies
    Economic Collapse News ^ | 31 May 2016 | Andrew Moran
    The United States federal government loves a few things: war, taxes and regulations. For the last few decades, Washington, whether it’s controlled by Republicans or Democrats, has expanded the tax code and the book of regulations. But it has really amplified under the current regime. According to a new report from the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI), the federal government has implemented more than 2,000 regulations in the last week. These regulations cover nearly every single issue, from energy standards to nutrition labeling, from avocadoe imports to cable TV disclosure requirements. It’s part of an effort by the Obama administration to...
  • A very bad sign for all but America’s biggest cities

    05/31/2016 6:54:10 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 30 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 22 May 2016 | Jim Tankersley
    Americans in small counties are much less likely to start new businesses, a trend that jeopardizes the economic future of vast swaths of the country. ___ Americans in small towns and rural communities are dramatically less likely to start new businesses than they have been in the past, an unprecedented trend that jeopardizes the economic future of vast swaths of the country. The recovery from the Great Recession has seen a nationwide slowdown in the creation of new businesses, or start-ups. What growth has occurred has been largely confined to a handful of large and innovative areas, including Silicon Valley...
  • It’s Boomtime For Regulators Under Obama, While Economy Flatlines

    05/31/2016 6:10:57 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 7 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 5/27/2016 | Staff
    Regulations: The economy might be tepid under President Obama, but there is one part that has been thriving. Since Obama took office, the federal regulatory economy has never been better, with solid growth in spending and employment.
  • Uber Drivers Tell Their Stories

    05/27/2016 12:27:58 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 11 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 5/26/2016 | Geneva Ruppert
    Ridesharing companies operate in six cities in Michigan and have provided job opportunities and rides to thousands of Michiganders. But they currently operate in a legal gray area, putting drivers at risk. We recently spoke to a handful of drivers for Uber about their experiences and why it is important to establish statewide regulations to protect the service. “Uber saves lives,” said Rebecca and Babacar. Both drive in Grand Rapids and discussed how the ease and convenience of ridesharing apps provide an attractive alternative to driving drunk. But Larry, who drives on the other side of the state, recalled a...
  • FDA regulations could kill the vaping industry

    05/26/2016 1:18:21 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 69 replies
    WVLT - CBS Local ^ | May 25, 2016 | By Lauren Davis
    Knoxville vape companies are fuming mad after the FDA passed new regulations this month. They say this new law will put an end to the vaping industry. They are shocked at how far reaching the regulations are, and now they're afraid the new restrictions will destroy the industry. Hunter Allison with Tri State Vape Company will have to submit an application for each new product. He says that would come with a hefty price tag. Allison says, "The absolutely lowest price I've seen is $300,000 per product and that's $4.5 million for me and there's no possible way. He's already...
  • How the Deep State’s Cronies Steal From You

    05/24/2016 7:37:33 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 5 replies
    Contra Corner ^ | 20 May 2016 | Bill Bonner
    Now, back to the Deep State. Much of its growth is recorded in the pages of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). This tracks all the laws laid down by successive governments. A privilege, a special tax break, a rule, a prohibition, a piece of meat here, a piece of meat there… and soon the foxes are eating high on the hog. But what’s meat for the foxes is poison for the economy. snip The relentless growth of Leviathan: total pages in the Code of Federal Regulations, 1950-2013 (it has continued to grow since then…). No wonder the economy is...
  • Obama rushes out rules to guarantee legacy

    05/18/2016 11:44:58 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 24 replies
    Politico ^ | May 18, 2016 | TIMOTHY NOAH
    The Obama administration is shoveling out regulations nearly one-third faster in its final year than during the previous three — all to beat a May 23 deadline to prevent a President Donald Trump from overturning them. A total of 195 regulations have been pushed through since Jan. 1 at an estimated cost of $69.5 billion to the nation’s businesses, according to the conservative American Action Forum. One of the most significant — a sweeping rule that will extend overtime pay to more than 4 million people without any input from Congress — was released Tuesday night. “This regulatory onslaught has...
  • Will Gov’t Regulation Kill The Housing Market — Again?

    05/20/2016 4:55:40 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 10 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 5/19/2016 | Editorial
    Housing: Seemingly everyone applauds the recent surge in home prices as a positive sign for the economy. But, in fact, it isn’t. If anything, it’s a sign the federal government still hasn’t learned its lesson about excessive regulation. While prices for homes have surged in recent years, they’ve done so thanks mainly to federal regulations put in place after the financial crisis. Low interest rates engineered by the Fed to stimulate the economy have fueled a surge in demand, driving prices up sharply. And federal regulations continue to require mortgage lenders to make risky home loans based on race and...
  • Could Uber Drive Young People Into The Arms Of The GOP?

    05/24/2016 5:07:52 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 23 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 5/23/2016 | Staff
    Free Markets: When conservative activist Grover Norquist started arguing a couple years ago that Web-based sharing companies like Uber, Lyft and Airbnb create “an opportunity for Republicans to make a comeback in cities,” the idea seemed a bit far-fetched. A new survey shows that he was on to something.