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The $1 Per Month Recycling Fee Increase is Just the Beginning

June 28, 2012; Buddy Saunders. At Tuesday’s city council 2:00 PM work session, the proposed curbside recycling change was discussed and the decision made to move the plan forward. Because…

Carpooling Discouraged at George Washington Bridge

The George Washington Bridge, which connects Fort Lee, New Jersey, to Manhattan, is one of the world’s busiest spans. It is also the Port Authority’s main moneymaker, providing hundreds of…

North Dakota Considers Drilling Its Way Out Of Property Taxes

On June 12, voters in North Dakota went to the polls to decide if they would become the first state to abolish its property tax. Though the measure was rejected,…

Energy Abundance vs. the Poverty of Energy Literacy

For many decades, Americans have had the good fortune and innumerable economic, health and lifestyle benefits of using highly affordable energy. While most Americans will remember periods where prices spiked,…

Outrageous: EPA Fines Oil Refiners for Failing to Use Nonexistent Biofuel

Outrageous: EPA Fines Oil Refiners for Failing to Use Nonexistent Biofuel

Question: Do you fill your car’s tank with gasoline that is part cellulosic ethanol, an environment-friendly distillate of wood chips, corn cobs, and switch grass? Let me answer for you:…

Why An “All Of The Above” Strategy Is A Bad Idea

Why An “All Of The Above” Strategy Is A Bad Idea

All of the above has become the mantra for politicians who want to avoid criticism. For the administration, it allows it to pretend it isn’t trying to kill coal. For…

Washington’s Ten Thousand Commandments

Deficits, taxes and spending are the defining issues of the 2012 campaign, but regulation deserves a seat at the table, too.  The current regulatory environment places an enormous burden on…

You May Be a Tea Party Member and Not Know It

June 18, 2012; Buddy Saunders. Many people are Tea Party members in mind and spirit despite never having attended a Tea Party meeting or rally. And that, my friends, goes…

Why Motorists Should Pay by the Mile

There has been substantial focus recently on motor fuel taxes paid by consumers and their collection for the ostensible purpose of investing in roadways.  Specifically, more and more states are…

The Farm Bill: Harvesting Taxpayer Dollars Since 1933

The Farm Bill: Harvesting Taxpayer Dollars Since 1933

            Many provisions of the current farm bill will expire at the end of September. It is estimated to have cost Americans $284 billion over…

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