Republican hard-liners circumvent GOP leadership on Ex-Im bank

Republican hard-liners circumvent GOP leadership on Ex-Im bank

Many of the same centrist Republicans who complained about conservatives stabbing the GOP in the back on congressional procedures are behind the effort to circumvent their own leaders and force a vote on the divisive Export-Import Bank. Forty-two Republicans – less than a fifth of the House GOP conference – joined 146 Democrats in signing […]

TPA presents the 2015 taxpayer Tricks and Treats!

TPA presents the 2015 taxpayer Tricks and Treats!

By David Williams and Michi Iljazi  Halloween is just around the corner so that means families all over the country are getting ready to celebrate with candy and costumes. The Taxpayers Protection Alliance (TPA) however, is getting ready for the scary season by keeping our eye on what government has been doing to taxpayers over […]

American energy needs Free Trade

American energy needs Free Trade

From NCPA America has an abundance of natural resources, including sufficient energy reserves to provide Americans with affordable and reliable energy well into the future. With its plentiful reserves of coal, natural gas and oil, the United States is already a global leader in energy production and has the potential to be a major supplier […]

Domino’s building fleet of 100 custom pizza-delivery cars

Domino’s building fleet of 100 custom pizza-delivery cars

Domino’s may have abandoned its 30-minutes-or-it’s-free promotion back in the 1990s, but the pizza chain’s latest endeavor might just be its best bet yet for ensuring piping hot pies. The Ann Arbor, Michigan-based industry icon announced this week that it’s producing a fleet of 100 custom built cars, each one outfitted with a specialized warming […]

Weak holiday hiring coming up?

Weak holiday hiring coming up?

By Mike “Mish” Shedlock Those expecting a big surge in seasonal hiring this year are likely to be wrong if outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas is correct. One relative bright spot is Amazon Hiring More than Penney’s, Walmart Combined. Leaving one widely watched holiday hiring forecast in the dust, Amazon (AMZN) said Tuesday that […]

Illinois runs out of money as gold rises

Illinois runs out of money as gold rises

The Daily Bell Illinois Will Delay Pension Payment Because of Cash Shortage … Illinois will delay payments to its pension fund as a prolonged budget impasse causes a cash shortage, Comptroller Leslie Geissler Munger said. The spending standoff between Republican Governor Bruce Rauner and Democratic legislative leaders has extended into its fourth month with no […]

Free-Market groups call on Congress to reaffirm ‘Internet Independence’

Free-Market groups call on Congress to reaffirm ‘Internet Independence’

By Rudy Takala / Heartland Institute A coalition of free-market organizations created the Declaration of Internet Independence, an online campaign calling on Congress to reclaim regulatory powers assumed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) earlier in 2015. In February, FCC claimed new oversight powers over the operation of the nation’s Internet networks, using Title II of […]

Infinite Social Security solvency projections

Infinite Social Security solvency projections

From NCPA The 2015 Technical Panel on Assumptions and Methods reviewed the assumptions specified by the Board of Trustees and to evaluate the methods used by the Office of the Chief Actuary to project the future financial status of the Old-Age and Survivors Insurance and Disability Insurance Trust Funds. Social Security’s actuaries and Trustees have […]

Democrat debate long on rhetoric, short on reform

Democrat debate long on rhetoric, short on reform

By Michi Iljazi / Taxpayers Protection Alliance The GOP Presidential candidates have debated twice, but finally taxpayers were able to hear from the Democrat field of contenders running to replace President Obama. In their first nationwide debate, five candidates gathered on stage in Las Vegas to field questions about a wide range of issues the country […]

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