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Foster's Daily Democrat: Brown: Give Veterans The Respect They Deserve

 By Scott Brown, Foster's Daily Democrat
July 23, 2014

We all agree that the men and women who put their lives on the line for our country deserve to be treated with dignity and appreciation when they return home.


It’s pretty simple: no one should go to fight for America overseas, only to return home and have to fight for respect here.

In the Senate, I co-sponsored the Hire A Hero Act to offer tax credits to businesses that hire veterans. This law passed in 2011, but expired in 2013 and it needs to be permanently reauthorized to incentivize job creators and help veterans enter the workforce. Getting this done will be a top priority for me as New Hampshire’s next senator.

The recent VA scandal has exposed the chilling truth of gross mismanagement and lack of oversight, which has led to scores of veteran deaths while waiting for care. This deadly record is shameful and completely unacceptable.


I know we can do better for the men and women who put their lives on the line in defense of our nation. New Hampshire veterans deserve the best care possible and should be first in line to obtain stable employment after they have served our country.

Protecting our veterans is a fight that is personal to me. If I am fortunate enough to be elected your next Senator, I can assure each and every Granite Stater that I will work tirelessly for our veterans and make sure they are given the respect that they have earned.


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Jul232014 Political Headlines - July 23, 2014 

The Boston Globe





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  • Enough with the niceties with Russia: The US needs to speak with force about the evidence surrounding Russia’s role in the downed jetliner and its role in fueling the war in Ukraine. Scot Lehigh details the story.

ALG's Daily Grind - Time for the government to stop picking winners and losers in the marketplace 


July 22, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds and cartoons granted.

Time for the government to stop picking winners and losers in the marketplace
Federal government rules are making it exceedingly difficult for local retailers to compete against Internet retailers.

Cartoon: Israel's Shoes

Australia shoots down climate lobby's scare mongering
It's time for the U.S. to learn from Australia's mistakes.

Tapscott: Do Republicans want to repeal Democrats' disastrous Big Government or surrender to it?
Washington Examiner executive editor Mark Tapscott quotes Americans for Limited Government vice president of public policy and communications taking on Republican columnist Michael Gerson of the Washington Post over the future of the Republican Party.


CEI Today: 3348 rules, solar power hazards, Obamacards, and the high cost of Big Labor 

Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Red Tapeworm 2014: Federal Regulatory Agenda Consistently Tops 3,000 Rules

In the recently released Spring 2014 Unified Agenda of Federal Regulations, published twice a year by the Office of Management and Budget, federal departments and agencies reported 3,348 rules in the pipeline. The all time high count for rules in the Agenda was 5,119, twenty years ago in 1994. Bill Clinton was president. > Read more

> Interview Wayne Crews

SOLAR POWER HAZARD - MARLO LEWIS Solar Thermal: Hazard for Pilots?

the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System, located about 40 miles southwest of Las Vegas in the Mojave Desert, kills butterflies, dragonflies, other insects, bats, and birds. A federal study confirms that glare from Ivanpah’s heliostat arrays may create safety hazards for commercial and private aviation in the area.
> Read more

> Interview Marlo Lewis



National Review: The Federal Reserve Overreaches

Will it try to compete against credit cards and other payment systems that it regulates?As I have suggested earlier, one of this administration’s stealth plans is to nationalize the financial industry. Providing an alternative to commercial payment systems is part and parcel of such a move. Maybe if the Fed has its way, you will soon be paying for groceries with your Obamacard.
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> Interview Iain Murray


The High Cost of Big Labor - a three part series

An Interstate Analysis of Right to Work Laws

The 24 states with right-to-work laws compare to the other states.The top 10 states most negatively affected by the lack of a right-to-work law are: Alaska, Connecticut, California, New Jersey, Illinois, Hawaii, Maryland, Wisconsin, New York, and Michigan.

Understanding Public Pension Debt

State government pension debt burdens labor markets and worsens the business climate.


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CEI's Warren T. Brookes Journalism Fellowship is a one-year fellowship that aims to provide journalists the opportunity to improve their knowledge of free markets principles and limited government through interaction with CEI policy experts. >


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CEI President Lawson Bader


Of obsolete regulations and post-prohibition haggis

Lawson Bader & Phillip Bader

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Guests: Ghassan Moukheiber on Lebanon and Alain Hakim on the Syrian refugee crisis.


Jul232014 Political Headlines - July 22, 2014 

The Boston Globe





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