The House of Representatives just passed a bill to slow down EPA regulations

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Last Friday, the House passed the Transparency in Regulatory Analysis of Impacts on the Nation (TRAIN) Act of 2011(H.R.2401). This bill will slow down the onslaught of job-destroying, business-crushing regulations that the EPA forces down our throats. The TRAIN Act will: Keep the EPA from producing regulations that would raise energy prices Reject the EPA’s…

Notes from the Syracuse City Council Meeting of September 27, 2011

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While in attendance at the Syracuse City Council Meeting of September 27, 2011 I took the following notes. They’re not the official record, but I post them so there can be another record of events from the meeting to keep the “official” record honest. The following notes are organized according to items on the agenda.…

Special Meeting of the City Council, 09/27/2011

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Some interesting points from the Special Meeting of the City Council, with their timestamps: 22:20 – Start of public Comment about the Council operating without Rules 25:27 – Time expired 25:38 – Mayor says “Thank you. Please sit down.” 1:19:23 – Additional debt for Roads issue 1:20:20 – Public Hearing opened 1:20:27 – Public Hearing…

Obama's Justice Department attacks Rock 'n' Roll

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To battle against government encroachment, citizens from across the country are making plans to travel to Nashville, Tennessee, on October 8 to attend the “We stand with Gibson” rally. Last month, armed agents from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Homeland Security raided Gibson Guitar’s corporate headquarters and four Gibson factories in Memphis and Nashville, confiscating…

Obama: ‘You Can’t Have a Modern Industrial Economy’ with Lower Taxes

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If taxes consumed less of America’s wealth, as some Republicans would like, it would not be possible to have a “modern industrial economy,” President Obama said during a town hall event in Mountain View, Calif. on Monday. A member of the audience asked whether he could pay more in taxes, adding that he had been…

Recent votes by Hatch, Lee, and Bishop

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Recent Senate Votes Trade Adjustment Assistance Extension Act of 2011 – Vote Passed (70-27, 3 Not Voting) The Senate passed this bill that would provide additional assistance to workers affected by foreign trade agreements. It would also revive the Generalized System of Preferences program that is intended to help developing countries expand their trade. Speaker…

Carl Wimmer’s Five-Point Plan for Economic Recovery

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I know many of you are worried about the direction of our nation. So am I. Barack Obama’s policies scare me.   That is why I am running for the United States Congress.  Over the last five years the people of Utah have come to know me as a person of strong conviction and principle. I…