A Whirlpool bailout hurts consumers and taxpayers

A Whirlpool bailout hurts consumers and taxpayers

By David Williams / Taxpayers Protection Alliance Appliance kingpin Whirlpool wants the federal government to step in and give it a competitive advantage over rival washing machine manufacturers. If the Trump administration is serious about ending taxpayer-funded corporate bailouts and draining the swamp, telling Whirlpool to fight its own marketplace battles, as other companies have […]

Here’s a long list of retailers that will be closed on Thanksgiving this year

Here’s a long list of retailers that will be closed on Thanksgiving this year

Many retailers will once again start their Black Friday sales on Thanksgiving Day, but dozens of stores are choosing to keep their doors shut this year. The retailers that are staying closed on Thanksgiving will let their employees spend the holiday with family and friends. RELATED: 25 secret Black Friday shopping tips revealed These retailers […]

Goldman Sachs studying whether to trade bitcoins: source

Goldman Sachs studying whether to trade bitcoins: source

Goldman Sachs is exploring whether to launch a trading venture in bitcoin in response to client demand, a person familiar with the matter said Monday. Goldman’s consideration of the digital currency could give bitcoin a boost at a time when it is under criticism in China and by some large banks. Goldman is looking at […]

Congress may block offshore wind farm in Maryland

Congress may block offshore wind farm in Maryland

By Michael McGrady / Heartland Institute The U.S. House of Representatives is considering legislation that would stymie a proposed wind farm project off the coast of Ocean City, Maryland. U.S. Rep. Andy Harris (R-MD), who introduced the bill, says he is acting to protect his constituents because the windmills could hurt tourism and decrease real-estate […]

New home sales unexpectedly dive again (don’t blame hurricanes)

New home sales unexpectedly dive again (don’t blame hurricanes)

By Mike “Mish” Shedlock The Census Bureau reports New home sales are down again, with median prices weakening sharply. Net sales revisions for June and July were negative. In addition, year-over-year sales are negative. Sales were down in the South, the West, and Northeast, so don’t blame the hurricanes. Economists Surprised Again Economists were surprised by another month […]

Single-payer promises consumers and taxpayers a world of pain

Single-payer promises consumers and taxpayers a world of pain

By Ross Marchand / Taxpayers Protection Alliance Back in the dog days of the Obama Administration, advocates of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) virulently pushed back on the charge that their law was just a backdoor to a single-payer health care system. But, now as the unpopular law sputters out of control and enables double-digit premium […]

Governments begin testing cryptocurrencies as cash use plummets

Governments begin testing cryptocurrencies as cash use plummets

From Technocracy News The globalist drive to remove cash from society is aided by the rise and acceptance of cryptocurrencies throughout the world. The ultimate touchstone for digital currency will be energy, which is the ultimate controller of economic activity. ⁃ TN Editor Riksbank, Sweden’s central bank, is taking a serious look at Bitcoin. As cash use […]

National Center for Public Policy Research soundly defeats fake transparency proposal at FedEx shareholder meeting

National Center for Public Policy Research soundly defeats fake transparency proposal at FedEx shareholder meeting

From NCPA At Monday’s annual meeting of FedEx Corporation investors, the National Center for Public Policy Research’s Free Enterprise Project (FEP) helped defeat a liberal, anti-free speech shareholder resolution put forward by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and Investor Voice as part of leftist efforts to defund free-market organizations. “(Today) is a good day for free speech […]

Why ‘sin’ taxes fail

Why ‘sin’ taxes fail

By Matthew Glans / Heartland Institute Voters in South Dakota may soon be considering a new proposal to dramatically increase the state’s tobacco tax. The current cigarette tax is levied at a rate of 76.5 mills per cigarette, making the average tax on a 20-cigarette pack $1.53. The tax on other tobacco products is set […]

Buyer, and consumer, beware of new TV standard

Buyer, and consumer, beware of new TV standard

By David Williams / Taxpayers Protection Alliance The Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) 3.0 is an exciting development in the technology community. At least, that is what broadcasters would like you to think. Right now, they are looking forward to a promising revenue stream of targeted advertising and forcing every American with a television set to pay […]