Jun 01, 2018

Putting U.S. Employment Numbers in Context – May 2018

This morning, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that the economy gained 223,000 jobs in May and the U.S. unemployment rate fell to 3.8 percent, matching April 2000…

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May 30, 2018

Tesla, Huge Utilities Demand Corporate Welfare from Federal Court

Should the federal government really be in the business of making cars more expensive? That’s the crux of a lawsuit intended to stop President Trump’s regulatory relief agenda. Despite a…

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May 17, 2018

Instead of business handouts, try lowering U.S.-China trade barriers

The continued Sino-American trade standoff has prompted U.S. businesses to pepper Washington with requests to protect their particular industry segment from the growing fallout. Rather than engage in such tactics…

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May 04, 2018

Putting U.S. Employment Numbers in Context – April 2018

This morning, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that the unemployment rate for April 2018 decreased to 3.9 percent, the lowest rate since December 2000, and that the economy gained…

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May 04, 2018

More Trade Fallout: Aluminum, Soybeans, What’s Next?

The first round of what may be extensive U.S.-China trade talks has only just begun, but the turmoil triggered by the escalating tit-for-tat dispute is well underway and…

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Apr 05, 2018

Freedom Partners, Free Market Groups “urge Supreme Court to keep online sales tax limits”

Led by the National Taxpayers Union Foundation, Freedom Partners yesterday joined with Americans for Prosperity and other free market groups to jointly file an amicus brief in South Dakota v. Wayfair – a…

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Apr 03, 2018

Tight Labor Market Demands New Thinking, Action

With employers increasingly desperate for qualified job applicants, as The Wall Street Journal reported over the weekend, it’s critical that policymakers and companies alike adopt a new approach and swift action…

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Mar 22, 2018

House Clears Path for Right to Try; Senate Can Send to President’s Desk

The House of Representatives late yesterday evening took a critical step towards giving tens of thousands of terminally-ill patients the right to try, approving legislation that would extend to them access…

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Mar 15, 2018

Obamacare Bailouts Aid Insurers, Not Consumers

Over the past several weeks and months, there has been resounding opposition to using taxpayer dollars to prop up health insurance companies, and for good reason. Current proposals would send hundreds of…

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Mar 14, 2018

Defend Historic Tax Reform by Rejecting Corporate Welfare in All Forms, Starting with Tax Extenders

In an article entitled “Special interest groups to defend favorite tax breaks,” the Washington Examiner writes that “[r]epresentatives from a wide range of industries are set to appear before a House…

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