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Consumers would pay for oil taxes

May 18, 2011 • EditorialComments Off

It’s a truism that businesses don’t pay taxes, people pay taxes. Increasing the tax burden on businesses inevitably leads to higher prices for consumers, as the cost of higher taxes is passed along just like any other increase in operating expenses. So be wary of the effort by Democrats to strip away tax credits from [&hellip...

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A response to Libya

March 6, 2011 • EditorialComments Off

Britain led the calls for U.N. sanctions while we have frozen the Libyan leadership’s assets in this country. Nevertheless, such moves will take time to work, and there are growing calls for a military response. The Prime Minister has said that...

A response to Libya

March 6, 2011 • EditorialComments Off

Britain led the calls for U.N. sanctions while we have frozen the Libyan leadership’s assets in this country. Nevertheless, such moves will take time to work, and there are growing calls for a military response. The Prime Minister has said that...

When taxes rise, economy suffers

February 22, 2011 • EditorialComments (1)

President Barack Obama is betting his 2012 budget on relatively high economic growth rates over the next several years — but the higher tax rates he’s asking for would work against the expansion that the budget is counting on to help cut the...

When taxes rise, economy suffers

February 22, 2011 • EditorialComments (1)

President Barack Obama is betting his 2012 budget on relatively high economic growth rates over the next several years — but the higher tax rates he’s asking for would work against the expansion that the budget is counting on to help cut the...

An ‘out’ from Obamacare needed

February 15, 2011 • EditorialComments Off

A Republican effort to allow states to opt out of Obamacare has begun in the U.S. Senate, adding another front to the war waged against the nation’s sweeping new health care law. We prefer the finality of a Supreme Court ruling that the law is...

Composting project trashed

February 1, 2011 • EditorialComments Off

Congressional Republicans already have saved nearly a half-million dollars by eliminating a pet program set up by the House’s previous Democratic leadership. Admittedly it is not much, considering the government’s $1.4 trillion deficit. But even...

Volt and the free market

December 23, 2010 • EditorialComments (1)

General Motors has a smoking red-hot winner on its hands with the Chevy Volt. The extended-range electric vehicle is sending shock waves through the car – buying market. Already, 250,000 potential buyers have expressed interest in the first 10,000 Volts...

Climate confab just hot air

December 15, 2010 • EditorialComments Off

Representatives of 193 nations meeting in Cancun, Mexico, apparently still couldn’t agree on how to redistribute richer nations’ wealth to poorer nations under the pretense of combating global warming. As delegates left Cancun, we’re...

Pay Freeze

December 3, 2010 • EditorialComments Off

President Barack Obama’s decision to freeze the pay of federal workers is a good first step toward aligning the pay of government employees with their private sector counterparts as a means of cutting the budget deficit. The move is expected to save...