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Federal Regulators Again Target Short-Term Lending, Hurting Struggling Americans They Claim to Help

We've often highlighted how federal and state regulators who target short-term lenders only end up hurting the struggling Americans they claim to be helping.

That dynamic is even more pronounced in times of increasing economic uncertainty like today.

According to a 2018 study from the federal government itself, nearly 40% of American families don’t possess sufficient savings to cover even a $400 emergency expense, including 51% of military service members living paycheck-to-paycheck.   For such people, credit cards aren’t always a viable option and traditional bank loans aren't feasible because of the small amounts involved.

They can, however, access desperately-needed money for the short-term via consumer finance loans.   Unfortunately, the Biden Administration, the Pelosi…[more]

July 05, 2022 • 12:16 PM
The CDC Is Deceiving the Public Again

The CDC Is Deceiving the Public Again

The CDC's ploy to hide hospital-acquired COVID is a red flag.

The Inflation Cure

The Inflation Cure

Truth is, prices are expected to stay high in the coming months. Borrowing to pay those higher prices and keep the family afloat will be prohibitive.

Biden Gas Tax Proposal Deepens His Energy Mismanagement

Biden Gas Tax Proposal Deepens His Energy Mismanagement

High gas prices remain a problem for which Biden bears primary responsibility, and gimmicks like his gas tax vacation proposal won’t help.

Biden Lets In 1 Million Illegal Border Crossers – Maybe 2 Million

Biden Lets In 1 Million Illegal Border Crossers – Maybe 2 Million

President Biden is not going to change his border policies, unless and until the courts or the electorate force him to.

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Major Trends and Forces Reshaping the American Electorate

Bill McInturff, Partner of Public Opinion Strategies, discusses his latest report, “The Forces Shaping America and the 2022 Election,” including key trends such as intense partisanship, the generational divide, economic factors and other key issues that will define the 2022 election[more]
Tripping Up U.S. Intellectual Property, Jobs and Innovation

Karen Kerrigan, President & CEO of the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council, discusses the World Trade Organization’s recent announcement to waive patent protections for COVID vaccines (and the Biden Administration’s support of the effort), why it amounts to a giveaway of U.S. medical innovation, and[more]
The Swamp: Political Primaries, Hearings and Leaks

William J. Conti, Partner in the Washington, DC, Office of Baker & Hostetler, discusses some of the political significance in state primary elections, what they may mean for the mid-term elections, whether the January 6 hearings will have an impact on upcoming elections, and what we know (and don’t know) about[more]
Time to Unravel the Healthcare Knot in America

Nina Schaefer, Director of the Center for Health and Welfare Policy at The Heritage Foundation, discusses the need to go on the offense to modernize healthcare in America with more patient-centered and market-based options[more]
Energy Pains: Green Wokeness Over Economic and Business Logic

Phil Kerpen, President of American Commitment, discusses how a proposal to adopt a carbon tax would negatively impact Americans at the gas pump and with monthly utility bills, while causing further price increases on every product grown, shipped or manufactured, how the geopolitical shocks worldwide are impacting[more]
The Baby Formula Shortage: Mitigating the Crisis

Douglas Blair, News Producer and Podcast Host at The Daily Signal, discusses how the FDA and the Biden Administration could have averted the national shortage of baby formula, what history teaches us with respect to consumer shortages, and what should be done to mitigate the current failure and prevent similar[more]
Get the Government Out of the Student Loan Market

EJ Antoni, Research Fellow with Regional Economics in the Center for Data Analysis at The Heritage Foundation, discusses President Biden's student loan "forgiveness" plan, why it is a raw deal for taxpayers, how it is incredibly regressive, drives up tuition costs, and is morally hazardous[more]
Inflation: What It Is, Why It’s Bad, and How To Fix It

Nathan Lewis, author and a leading authority on monetary policy and economic history, discusses his latest book, Inflation: What It Is, Why It’s Bad, and How To Fix It, co-authored with Steve Forbes and Elizabeth Ames,. Lewis explains the threat inflation poses to our economy and democracy, what history has[more]
National Review NRO
A Shameful Misrepresentation | Opinion by Kevin D. Williamson https://t.co/cbAAyxY6N9
John Fund johnfund
Inflation is even worse than the official numbers suggest. The things families buy regularly have gone up the most. https://t.co/QEJxJmjgll
Senator Ted Cruz SenTedCruz
Unbelievable. The result of defund the police rhetoric and liberal prosecutors who won’t prosecute crime. https://t.co/zPe0U9j3vV
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What percentage of U.S. Supreme Court decisions in the just-completed 2021-2022 term were decided unanimously?
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"Ouch. Inflation is far too important a problem for the White House to keep making statements like this. It's either straight ahead misdirection or a deep misunderstanding of basic market dynamics."…[more]
 
 
—Jeff Bezos, Amazon Founder
— Jeff Bezos, Amazon Founder
 
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