Openmarket.org: Schism among Democrats On “Fast Track” to Trade
The trade debate is heating up in the wake of President Obama’s nod to trade in his State of the Union address, the introduction this month of a Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) bill, and the on-going negotiation on two major trade deals.
Washington Times: Common sense for restaurant-menu labeling
One major problem with Obamacare that the president failed to mention in his State of the Union address is pending regulations that could make food more costly. The law’s Section 4205 requires restaurants with 20 or more locations to list calorie-content information for each menu item on a board at every establishment.
The costs of this intrusive regulation would be passed on to consumers in the form of higher prices — the last thing we need in a struggling economy. Some relief may be on the way, though, in the form of bipartisan legislation.> Read more