CEI’s 2014 Unconstitutionality Index: 56 Regulations for Every Law
Congress may have passed “only” 65 Public Laws before Obama left town in December. But one could say federal agencies, whom no one votes for, took up the slack. Agencies issued 3,659 rules and regulations in 2013, as I tally here. That’s 56 rules and regulations for every law.
GLOBAL WARMING & THE BIG CHILL - CHRISTOPHER HORNER
Hannity: What's really to blame for the big chill?
Is climate change to blame for the big chill hitting most of the country? A heated debate over the environment. Plus former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani responds to Bill de Blasio's inaugural address. And is America becoming an entitlement nation? > View the interview at :05:00
Globalwarming.org: Sen. Murkowsky Calls for Lifting Crude Oil Export Ban
In a keynote speech at the Brookings Institution today, Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) called for an end to the decades-old ban on U.S. crude oil exports.
U.S. energy trade rules “were written long ago for a now bygone world in which scarcity, not abundance, was the prevailing mindset,” Murkowski noted. Outmoded regulations hamper exports of liquefied natural gas and virtually prohibit exports of crude oil and condensates. This antiquated policy architecture holds back the leading source of new investment, job creation, and competitive advantage in the U.S. economy. > Read more
USA Today: Extending unemployment benefits would do more harm
Unemployment insurance extensions in the past five years have kept at least 600,000 people out of the labor force, because people tend to ride a gravy train. A year's extension would add $25 billion to the tab, or about $6.25 billion for three months. That money is not in the budget, and none of the options for getting it is pain-free.
So, what can we do that will actually generate economic growth and get people back to work?> Read more