Browsing All posts tagged under »Government Regulations«

Thankless Regulations an Affront to Pilgrims

November 22, 2012 by


By Diane Katz ~ After 66 days of turbulent sailing across the Atlantic, the Pilgrims were understandably eager to touch land at Plymouth Rock. But before allowing themselves to alight, they gathered to sign the “Mayflower Compact,”by which they pledged to “combine ourselves together into a civil body politic, for our better ordering and preservation…and […]

Government Of, By And For The EPA

September 19, 2012 by


By Paul Driessen ~ Seven score and nine years ago, President Lincoln resolved to take increased devotion to ensuring that government of the people, by the people and for the people shall not perish from the Earth. Yet, today, our lives are determined not so much by We the People, as by a distant central […]

Have You Used Siloxanes Today? Yes!

September 12, 2012 by


By Alan Caruba ~ Back in 2010, I wrote about the EPA’s war on siloxanes, a silicone derivative that comes from sand. At the time I noted that siloxanes were “inert, non-allergenic, odorless, and colorless” and that they have been safely used for decades in thousands of consumer and industrial products.” In April of this […]

CO2 Tax Australia – Waking Too Slowly From Our Green Daze

September 6, 2012 by


By Andrew Bolt ~ How is business meant to plan investments, when the Gillard Government changes its mind so abruptly on taxes and mad multi-billion dollar schemes? Dennis Shanahan: The decision to end the negotiations to buy and close down Australia’s “dirtiest” brown-coal power plants is not just a shift in policy that might ultimately […]

Our SimCity Government

August 29, 2012 by


By Paul Driessen and David R. Legates ~ Back in 1983, during the information processing Cretaceous Period, Maxis developed a new genre of educational, yet entertaining computer games. The latest version will be released next year. SimCity allows players to build virtual cities by zoning land, adding buildings to enhance the needs and desires of […]

New Auto Efficiency Regs: Special Interests Win, Consumers Lose

August 29, 2012 by


By Nicolas Loris ~ The federal government finalized new automobile efficiency rules today for cars and light trucks for model years 2017–2025. The rules require an average fuel economy of 54.5 miles per gallon (mpg) in 2025. Proponents of the rule advertise the more stringent mpg standard as a win for producers, consumers, and environmentalists. […]

The Feds’ War on … Buckyballs!

August 2, 2012 by


By Michelle Malkin ~ It’s come to this: In the name of protecting parents from their own lack of responsibility and common sense, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is waging all-out war on an innovative consumer product company in New York. The vengeful, destructive feds won’t stop until the world is safe from tiny, […]

Armed EPA Agents Visit Ashville Man

May 31, 2012 by


By Alan Caruba ~ Sometimes a small incident says volumes about a large government agency. In this case the Environmental Protection Agency. Around 1.45 PM on May 23, Ashville, North Carolina resident Larry Keller was in the midst of an international call which he had to cut short in order to answer his front door. […]

EPA Official Compares Agency Enforcement to Roman Crucifixions

April 26, 2012 by


By Lachlan Markay ~ A video surfaced on Wednesday showing a regional administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency comparing his agency’s philosophy with respect to regulation of oil and gas companies to brutal tactics employed by the ancient Roman army to intimidate its foes into submission. EPA’s “philosophy of enforcement,” said EPA’s Region VI Administrator […]

The Perfect Storm of Regulations on American Energy

February 22, 2012 by


By Rob Bluey ~ Coal energy powers the small Colorado town of Craig — quite literally. The community relies on the energy produced at the Craig Station plant to keep the lights on and the economy moving. New regulations, however, threaten the community’s prosperity. Colorado imposed a renewable energy mandate that stipulates 30 percent of […]

EPA’s Killer MACT

January 6, 2012 by


By Alan Caruba To understand how the Environmental Protection Agency operates, one must first understand that it lies all the time. Its “estimates” are bogus. Its claims of lives saved are bogus. It thrives on scare-mongering to a public that is science-challenged, but the science remains and the EPA must be challenged to save the […]

‘You’re On Your Own Economics’ Is an Ironic Straw Man

December 18, 2011 by


By Rob Bluey In his recent speech in Kansas, President Obama accused Republicans of advocating “you’re on your own economics”—a philosophy that supposedly holds that “we are better off when everyone is left to fend for themselves and play by their own rules.” The implication is that unless you favor raising taxes and levying stricter […]

American Energy Can Jump-Start U.S. Recovery

December 17, 2011 by


By Paul Driessen Our nation’s economic growth may finish an anemic 2% on the year. Faced with looming taxes and regulations, few companies are expanding, hiring or buying equipment. More than 14 million Americans are unemployed, excluding the nearly 9 million who have been forced to take part-time jobs, or the 2.5 million who’ve given […]

Constitution, Anyone? Obama Promises to Rule… Without Congress

December 16, 2011 by


By Mike Brownfield Well, we can’t say he didn’t warn us. After the November 2010 elections when the President’s party lost control of the U.S. House, Barack Obama told America that where he can’t legislate, he will regulate. In the last year, he lived up to that pledge, and now he’s promising to do even more of […]

Correction, Senator Reid. Regulations Are Contributing to Poor Job Growth

November 26, 2011 by


By Mike Brownfield Last week, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) took to the Senate floor and made a bold assertion–that there isn’t any evidence that regulations cost jobs, citing statistics from a Labor Department report that “last year, only three-tenths of 1 percent of people who lost their jobs were let go principally because of […]

Tales of the Red Tape #20: The Outer Limits of Regulation

September 27, 2011 by


By Diane Katz The Obama Administration has issued a record number of costly rules and regulations compared to its predecessors. But one set of new guidelines, in particular, takes government authority to new heights. The moon, actually. NASA has instituted “no-fly zones” and other limits on lunar liberty to ensure that future “space-faring entities” steer […]

President Obama’s Regulatory Dust-Up

August 21, 2011 by


By Diane Katz Rock Katschnig, a corn and soybean farmer in Peoria, Illinois, spoke for millions of business owners this week when making a polite appeal to President Obama: “Please don’t challenge us with more rules and regulations from Washington, D.C., that hinder us.” The scene: A “town hall” forum on the third and final […]

If I Were Dictator (Part 20)

July 13, 2011 by


By Marlin6 On 02/05/2008, I authored a post “Benevolent Dictators Make Good Government”. Examples are King David – Israel – (1010 BC –970 B.C.) in ancient times and General Douglas McArthur – Japan – (1945 –1947) in modern times. I started musing about what I would do if I were absolute dictator of the United […]

Legislating Through Regulations

June 26, 2011 by


By Frank Salvato I have often written about “the bright shiny thing,” an event that is sure to catch the mainstream media’s and public’s eye while, in fact, something much more important is taking place. It is a common practice amongst politicos from both sides of the aisle, but a practice heavily employed by the […]