The Obama administration is stalling on the Colombia Free Trade Agreement (FTA).
"The Obama administration should get its head out of the sand and put the three pending FTAs on the fast track. Colombia already gets preferential tariffs under the ATPDEA. With the U.S.-Colombia deal, Colombia would remove more than 80 percent of Colombian duties on U.S. imports, with the remaining tariffs being phased out over ten years."
This week, Florida Governor Rick Scott came out strongly against high-speed rail.
"As the Reason Foundation’s report on the I-4 corridor found, high-speed rail in Florida was destined to become a massive infrastructure boondoggle. Author Wendell Cox noted that canceling the project would result in $280 million in state matching funds being freed up to spend on more sensible transportation infrastructure projects. Having an administration that has demonstrated itself to be hostile to an efficient, mobility-enhancing transportation system — preferring instead to subsidize high-speed trains for wealthy urbanites, wasteful transit, and 'livability' projects — means states have to be far more careful with how they allocate their own transportation funds."
In the latest CEI Podcast, Policy Analyst Brian McGraw talks about the ban on the incandescent light bulb, which will begin to go into effect in 20112.