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Paul Ryan: Regulations Hurt the Poor

Conservatives typically – and correctly – fault the regulatory state for increasing the cost of doing business and impeding job creation. But what about the argument that businesses don’t pay taxes (or regulatory fees), people do?

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) is making a powerful case that the two go together in a way that could reduce the government’s footprint and decrease poverty.

“The regulatory part of Ryan’s anti-poverty plan goes after ‘regressive’ federal rules – those that have an outsize economic impact on low-income households,” reports The Hill. “Supporters of his plan say regulations are ultimately borne by ordinary consumers and households who pay extra when new restrictions are piled on to the products and services they use. The poor end up spending a greater…[more]

August 20, 2014 • 12:26 pm
Obama’s Own Watchdogs Say Administration Violates the Law

Obama’s Own Watchdogs Say Administration Violates the Law

Added to the litany of unilateral changes made to ObamaCare...and the proposal for the president to grant amnesty by fiat to half of the nation’s illegal immigrant population, the revelations in the IG letter indicate further proof of an administration-wide disregard for the rule of law.

What Would a Real “Change Election” Look Like?

What Would a Real “Change Election” Look Like?

To be sure, Republican control of Congress virtually assures that Barack Obama’s final days in office will be devoid of any major legislative accomplishments. That’s not exactly a new development, however.

Blame Obama, Not Bush, for Today's Bloodbath in Iraq

Blame Obama, Not Bush, for Today's Bloodbath in Iraq

The Obama Doctrine in Iraq has proven undeniably disastrous, threatening to permanently snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.

Senator Cruz: Secure the Border, End the Amnesty, and Celebrate Legal Immigration

Senator Cruz: Secure the Border, End the Amnesty, and Celebrate Legal Immigration

We should welcome a debate over how to secure our borders and reform the legal immigration system. That’s not a debate, however, that President Obama and his supporters are willing to have.

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