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Wednesday
Oct292014

CEI Today: Federal freebies, New Jersey's driverless cars, and Hillary's speaking fees 

Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014
In the News Today

 

HILLARY CLINTON ON JOBS - WAYNE CREWS


Hillary Clinton: Businesses Don't Create Jobs

Naturally it’s being said that Clinton’s statement was taken out of context, that she was talking about corporate tax breaks or something. Perhaps she was referring to her speaking bureau or to Chelsea’s former employer NBC News? Perhaps those corporations and businesses aren’t creating jobs, and that’s her reference point. > Read more

> Interview Wayne Crews


FEDERAL EMPLOYEES - TREY KOVACS

 

Sen. Coburn’s Wastebook Highlights Mismanagement of Federal Employees
 

Senator Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) released his annual Wastebook that exposes how the federal government fritters away your tax dollars.

A disturbing theme found in the report is that many federal employees receive full pay and benefits to either not perform government work or for activity totally unrelated to what they were hired to do.  
> Read more


> Interview Trey Kovacs


DRIVERLESS CARS IN NEW JERSEY - MARC SCRIBNER

New Jersey's Driverless Car Bill: One Step Forward, Three Steps Back
 

Yesterday, the New Jersey Senate Transportation Committee in a unanimous vote reported S734, a bill that would recognize the legality of autonomous vehicle testing and operations in New Jersey. While we should appreciate [the] intent to promote automated vehicle development in New Jersey, it contains a number of problems.  > Read more


The 2014 Federal Paperwork and Red Tape Roundup
 

In Parts 1 through 4 of The 2014 Federal Paperwork and Red Tape Roundup we compiled a basic picture of federal paperwork costs with respect to independent agencies and federal tax collection, as well as took a look at taxation’s deadweight costs.


Now we will briefly visit the executive departments, agencies and commissions to see what might be appraised about their paperwork.

Part 5: Executive Agency Regulatory Costs


> Interview Wayne Crews


 


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CEI’s Battered Business Bureau: The Week in Regulation

It was business as usual, with new rules hitting the books on everything from political speech restrictions to butterflies to football broadcasts.





 

Tuesday
Oct282014

AFP - Do you know the answer? 

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What has your representative in Congress has done for you?

We traveled to a few states to ask that question of local residents, and we got some pretty hilarious responses. Take a look -- I think you'll enjoy!

Watch the videos here:

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These elected officials clearly haven't done much to make life better or more affordable for their constituents, but here are some of the things they
have done:

  • Senator Mark Begich of Alaska voted for ObamaCare and continues to be a strong supporter of the law, despite the fact that Alaskans will experience huge jumps in their monthly health care premiums as a result.

  • Senator Mary Landrieu of Louisiana lied to us, promising that those individuals who like their health care coverage would be able to keep it under ObamaCare.

  • Senator Mark Udall of Colorado urged party leaders to support a carbon tax, even though it would destroy jobs and raise energy bills across the country.

  • Senator Mark Pryor of Arkansas voted to establish a $1 trillion spending level, instead of cutting back on wasteful spending and getting our national debt under control.

  • Representative Bruce Braley of Iowa voted for ObamaCare, which will cost taxpayers a whopping $1.36 trillion by 2023.

Americans have a right to know when their elected officials aren't acting in their best interests -- that's why we could really use your help sharing these videos:

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Thanks for all you do for the cause of freedom!

Jessica Fawson
Director of Digital/Social Marketing
Americans for Prosperity

P.S. Have you played our new Facebook game yet? You have to give it a try -- but I must warn you: it's highly addictive! :)

Tuesday
Oct282014

Daily Signal - How Marriage Helps Men Make a Way Bigger Salary

Tuesday
Oct282014

ALG's Daily Grind - McCarthy: 'Prove we can govern' 

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Oct. 28, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds granted.

McCarthy: 'Prove we can govern'
Politico's Jake Sherman: "[McCarthy] would like to use the lame-duck session to pass a long-term government-funding bill, so Washington can begin focusing on big-picture legislating, instead of just trying to keep government's doors open."

Palin: 'Our country isn't going to make it if things don't change rapidly'
Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin speaks out against voter apathy on November 4.

Cartoon: Hillary, when you're hungry you're not yourself
Clinton: "Don't let anybody, don't let anybody  tell you that, ah, you know, it's corporations and businesses that create jobs."

Bloomberg: Tea party videos up ante for November
Gohmert: ""Conservatives have to get out and vote. It should have been clear to them that it would be dangerous for America if they stayed home."

Monday
Oct272014

ALG's Daily Grind - Air Ebola keeps flying as virus reaches New York 

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Oct. 27, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds granted.

Air Ebola keeps flying as virus reaches New York
CDC distributes thermometers to Liberia, Sierra-Leone, and Guinea to U.S. air travelers. 

Gohmert: 'We have deserved Barack Obama as a nation because conservatives have stayed home'
U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert issues heartfelt plea for Americans to vote on November 4.

Washington Examiner: Tea Party allies launch social media turnout effort
ALG's Rick Manning: "I kept hearing how the conservative/limited-government vote was depressed, so this idea to encourage the distribution of non-partisan, issue-based, get-out-the-vote videos from key leaders emerged." 

 

  

Oct. 27, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds granted.

Air Ebola keeps flying as virus reaches New York
CDC distributes thermometers to Liberia, Sierra-Leone, and Guinea to U.S. air travelers.

Gohmert: 'We have deserved Barack Obama as a nation because conservatives have stayed home'
U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert issues heartfelt plea for Americans to vote on November 4.

Washington Examiner: Tea Party allies launch social media turnout effort
ALG's Rick Manning: "I kept hearing how the conservative/limited-government vote was depressed, so this idea to encourage the distribution of non-partisan, issue-based, get-out-the-vote videos from key leaders emerged."