Tax Reform Caps Off A Productive Year for Republicans

As we approach the end of President Trump’s first year in office it’s worthwhile to remember just how low pundit’s expectations of his time in office were: “Trump is headed for a do-nothing presidency…I see him making Carter look dynamic and accomplished by comparison.” wrote Josh Barro in Business Insider. “This is what always happens…
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United Airlines’ Actions Show the Problem with Regulations, Not Free Markets

United Airlines’ assault of a paying customer was decidedly warped. There is simply no excuse for calling in the goons (in this case, Chicago Department of Aviation security officers) to forcibly remove—and injure—any peaceable person from an airplane, much less a physician trying to get home to take care of patients. But progressive’s response to…
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Trump Blazes New Political Trail in First Week

Donald Trump didn’t waste any time getting started on his ambitious agenda. His first 72 hours in office have been defined by a frenetic pace, firing off executive orders, meeting with various groups, and setting out some broad parameters for his legislative agenda. Sadly, if you read the media, you’d hardly know about any of…
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Republicans Working to REIN In Executive Branch Excess

Regulatory reform isn’t a sexy topic. It typically doesn’t win or lose elections, it doesn’t garner news coverage, and it’s typically a footnote in a legislative agenda. But regulations, both for good and for ill, impact our daily lives in countless ways and cost our businesses trillions (yes, trillions) of dollars each year. The idea…
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Trump Ready to Follow Through On Obama’s Promise to Roll Back Regulations

Republicans made it a clean sweep this election season. Against all odds, Republicans maintained their Congressional majorities, won the White House, and presumably ensured that a conservative justice will be appointed to the Supreme Court. And yet, the biggest win, at least in terms of the impact it will have on the lives of average…
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House Republicans Look for a “Better Way” to Encourage Innovation

House Speaker Paul Ryan and other House Republican leaders gathered on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol complex today to present the latest plank of “A Better Way,” a conservative policy platform meant to demonstrate the choice voters have before them this fall. The plan focuses on tackling excessive regulations, which are slowing down…
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Obama Rushes to Build His Regulatory Legacy

President Obama knows that much of his legacy is written on sand, easily washed away by changing political tides. Following his party’s massive post-Obamacare losses, the president was faced with a choice: Work in a bipartisan fashion to find commonality and advance an agenda, or become a liberal figurehead by picking legislative fights and advancing…
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While Democrats Focus on Regulating, GOP Stressing the Need for Innovation

The life of a government regulation typically follows the same path: A business becomes popular with masses of people, the government finds a reason that the new business somehow poses a threat to those same people and therefore decides to regulate it, the business argues vociferously against the new regulatory barriers, and then slowly, over…
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Government Red Tape is Tying the Hands of the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

Buckle your seatbelts because Millennials are set to change the business landscape in America. That’s largely because we’re an odd bunch, and we’re a big odd bunch at that – the largest generation in American history.  We’re incredibly individualistic, have grown up in a world where information is not only instantaneous but is readily available…
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New EPA Regulations the Latest Obama Attack on the Middle Class

In case you’ve missed it, the middle-class is not faring well in this so-called recovery. Catherine Rampell writes in the New York Times: “For the first time in over a year, median annual income fell by a statistically significant amount from the previous month, according to a report from Sentier Research. Median annual household income…
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