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  • Left Turn: What is the Administration Hiding?
    Sep 26, 2012  - The imperial presidency continues to decide which laws it will follow and which laws it will ignore. After taking steps to rein in the president’s attempt to rewrite welfare reform through executive fiat, Congress is now contending with an administration that won’t follow basic rules governing the r... More
  • Tough Week for the Obama Administration
    Sep 11, 2012  - It’s only Tuesday, but it’s already shaping up to be a tough week for the Obama administration. Just after the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office reported yesterday the 2012 budget deficit hit $1.17 trillion in August, major defense contractors confirmed they will send layoff notices to tens of... More
  • Labor Department Fails to Provide the Facts on WARN Act “Guidance”
    Aug 27, 2012  - Nonpartisan budget experts have warned the country could plunge into another recession if steps aren’t taken to prevent massive tax increases and restore spending discipline in Washington, D.C. House Republicans have taken action to stop looming tax hikes, reduce regulatory uncertainty, and help get... More
  • Small Business Owners Cite Cost of Health Insurance, Economic Uncertainty As Top Problems
    Aug 22, 2012  - A study released today by the National Federation of Independent Businesses reveals that the cost of health insurance and economic uncertainty are the most significant problems facing small business owners. The concerns expressed by the nation’s leading job creators are hardly surprising. Small busi... More
  • CBO Confirms: ObamaCare Leads to More Spending and Higher Taxes on Working Families, Job Creators
    Jul 24, 2012  - Fresh on the heels of news that one in ten U.S. employers will soon drop health care coverage for workers as a result of the job-destroying health care law, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released a new report illustrating ObamaCare’s devastating impact on American families and taxpayers. Acc... More
  • An Imperial Presidency: Examining Obama’s History of Legislating by Executive Fiat
    Jul 19, 2012  - In the coming days, the House of Representatives is expected to vote on the Preserving Work Requirements for Welfare Programs Act, legislation to rein in the president’s latest effort to change federal law without congressional consent. In preparation for the upcoming vote, the House Education and t... More
  • ObamaCare Bad for Job Creators and Workers
    Jun 28, 2012  - Today the U.S. Supreme Court released its much awaited ruling on the 2010 health care law. Unfortunately, the court’s decision leaves in place a costly and unworkable health care scheme that continues to hurt families, workers, and job creators. Employers play a central role in the nation’s health c... More
  • Obama Policies Stunting Job Growth, Stalling Economic Recovery
    Jun 21, 2012  - The Bureau of Labor Statistics this week reported a significant drop in job openings, indicating America’s employers are hesitant to invest in and expand their businesses. Adding insult to injury, economists at Stanford University and the University of Chicago released a new chart on Tuesday showing... More
  • Obama NLRB Won’t Take No for an Answer
    Jun 13, 2012  - Despite President Obama’s erroneous claim “the private sector is doing fine,” the American people aren’t buying it. Washington’s regulatory onslaught has forced many job-creators to sit on the sidelines, and as a result, the nation has experienced 40 straight months of unemployment above 8 percent a... More
  • Obama NLRB Extends its Losing Streak in Federal Court
    May 18, 2012  - This week, the Obama National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) suffered yet another defeat in federal court. On Monday, U.S. District Judge James Boasberg – appointed to the federal bench last year by President Obama – rejected the board’s recent ambush election rule. During the final days of 2011, the ... More
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