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Posts tagged Regulation

Oregon Environmental Commission Targets Fossil Fuels

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If it’s successful, convenient, inexpensive, and makes our lives better, environmentalists want to kill it.  They won’t be happy until we’re all back in utopian bark hut villages, walking on dirt paths, illuminated only by moonlight. The Oregonian reports: Oregon’s Environmental Quality Commission voted 4-1 today to require fuel distributors to begin reporting the carbon content of […]

Will Obama Let the U.N. Seize The Internet?

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It’s disgusting that we even have to ask such a question regarding an American president, but Obama’s certainly no friend to free speech or keeping American sovereignty safe from foreign control. The world’s tyrants would love nothing more than to get control of the one place where international free speech still exists. Leo Kelion reports […]

Clueless Liberals Blame, Boycott Businesses Forced To Lay Off Employees Due To Obamacare

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Small Business Owner on Obamacare: Every Restaurant You Eat At Is Impacted Negatively View on YouTube It’s so sad to read these tweets from small business owners who are heartbroken at having to lay off employees because of Obamacare mandates.   Unfortunately, now they have to suffer harassment from clueless liberals who actually think that business […]

Going Galt: Businesses Begin Laying Off Workers, Cutting Hours, Shutting Doors

Any business that has more than 50 employees is required to purchase health insurance for their employees or pay hefty fines, so many are now downsizing or refusing to expand beyond 49 employees. Also, in order to avoid the increasing cost of purchasing insurance for full-time employees, many small businesses will be forced to cut their […]

Oregon Man Sent To Jail For Collecting Rainwater On His Own Property

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View at Fox News  A man who has collected rainwater in ponds on his property for fire protection for 37 years is now suddenly on his way to jail.  Why?  Because the state of Oregon claims ownership of all water – even the rain that falls on your private property. Kendra Alleyne reports at CNS […]

Rules, Regulations, Economy, and Your Life

Rules, Regulations, Economy, and Your Life

As you may have noticed, the economy isn’t really going anywhere – it doesn’t matter what the government tells you, you see it all around you. It’s dead, Jim. With all the blather about “job creation”, constantly trumpeted by every candidate for every office, including dog-catcher, why isn’t it happening? One word: Government. As Ronald […]

Licensing Gone Wild: Oregon Bureaucrats Shut Down 82-Year-Old Barber

Licensing Gone Wild: Oregon Bureaucrats Shut Down 82-Year-Old Barber

View on YouTube More assault against the right to earn a living, courtesy of overregulation.  But don’t worry, little citizen, it’s all to keep you “safe”…and unemployed. The CATO Institute reveals how new licensing demands are hurting entrepreneurs and start-up businesses at a time when our economy desperately needs them: “Cat groomers, tattoo artists, tree trimmers and […]

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  • Washington Healthplanfinder Adds More In-Person Assistance Sites for 2018 Open Enrollment October 19, 2017
    Six full-service enrollment centers, seven broker affiliate sites to offer help to Washingtonians signing up for coverage  OLYMPIA, Wash. — The Washington Health Benefit Exchange today announced that 13 statewide locations will offer in-person assistance to Washington Healthplanfinder customers during the upcoming open enrollment period taking place Nov. 1, 2017-Jan. 15, 2018. These customer support […]
  • Morning Wire: McLeary, Amazon, Sound Transit October 18, 2017
    Good morning. We have some big ticket items on our radar screen: ballots, Amazon, and the Supreme Court. We detail all of those for you in this edition of the Morning Wire.  Of course, our 2017 Re-Wire Policy Conference is also on the horizon. We’re recruiting speakers and sponsors now, so if you want to […]
  • Three things to think about ahead of the next HQ2 opportunity October 18, 2017
    Proposals are due to Amazon tomorrow from cities interested in recruiting the company – and its 50,000 new jobs – to the community.  You can take a look at the 8-page guidance memo from Amazon here to see specifically the things they are looking for. In one of his only official acts during his short […]
  • 2nd Quarter Home Price Indices October 19, 2017
    Someone just paid $1.1 million for a tear-down/fixer-upper in Mountain View, California. That’s not really news, as prices in Silicon Valley have been increasingly outrageous. What’s news is that they bought the house with the provisos that the existing owner will get to live there for seven years; the buyer didn’t get to see the […]
  • Taxing and Regulating the Competition October 18, 2017
    Here’s a difference between government-run businesses and private businesses: when private businesses face competition, they are forced to innovate to survive. When government-run businesses face competition, they can regulate or tax their competitors out of business. Blackberry was once the dominant smart phone. Then came the iPhone, which reduced Blackberry subscribers from 85 million to […]
  • More Signs of the Transit Apocalypse October 17, 2017
    According to the Washingtonian, a transit advocacy group called TransitCenter “analyzed” the data and found that declining ridership on the Washington Metro system is “dragging down national ridership figures.” With the Metro’s numbers, the national total of heavy-rail riders is declining; without Metro, heavy-rail plus light-rail ridership is increasing. In other words, just give Metro […]