Within the next 15 years, electricity consumers in every state — which means just about everybody in America — will be paying as much as 25 percent more than they’re paying now, thanks to President Obama’s war on coal.
The Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan, which aims to reduce power plant carbon dioxide emissions by 32 percent — mainly by setting standards that no coal-fired plant can meet — would cause double-digit rate increases in 40 states, according to National Economic Consulting Associates (NERA).
In a recent study on the long-term effects of the EPA’s climate plan, NERA forecast “annual U.S. retail electricity rate increases range from 11%/year to 14%/year” through 2033, and, “[f]or the overall economy, losses to U.S. consumers range from $64 billion to $79 billion on a present value basis over the same time period.”
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On this Thanksgiving Day, as we pause to give thanks for the many blessings we enjoy, I want to take a few moments to urge us to reflect on something we usually take for granted. And that is the remarkable system of limited government, with its many checks and balances, that our Founding Fathers established for us.
It has worked so well for more than 200 years that today, despite all of the efforts to subvert that legacy and create an all-powerful government here at home, we still possess all of the freedoms we need to defeat the SOBs who would enslave us.
Yes, I know; it sometimes seems that nothing can stop the monstrous expansion of the federal government. Back when our country was founded, one of the accusations against King George in the Declaration of Independence was:
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Know that we are going to continue to work diligently to bring you the truth, challenge the status quo and guard the liberties of all Americans. We will continue to present the unvarnished truth to you, no matter how uncomfortable it may be. We will encourage you to look at things from a new paradigm, for in doing so we bring about a greater understanding of the forces that are working in their own interests rather than in the interests of the people.
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The GOP-led Congress wants to hand the IRS the keys to your freedom.
The highway funding bill now making its way past lawmakers includes a provision that would allow the government to yank your passport if you owe the IRS more than $50,000.
As part of the 864-page H.R. 22, the Transportation Funding Act of 2015, the House Ways and Means Committee has inserted language that, if left intact, will allow the State Department to deny or revoke the passports of “seriously delinquent” taxpayers.
That means that, should you find yourself in litigation with the IRS over a big, disputed tax bill, you could be banned from leaving the country. Worse, because those who work overseas are subject to U.S. taxes on everything they earn, a revoked passport could fundamentally trap them in a very, very small world.
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