Government

Can Cowboy Cabbies and Uber Farmers Be Friends?

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(Chuck Muth) – One thing you can say with metaphysical certitude is that the Nevada Legislature is brutally effective when it comes to making a bad situation worse.  Such was the case last year when the Carson City conclave gathered their collective intellects to legalize “ride-sharing” operations such as Uber …

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Zero-for-Zero Beats False Info and Skewed Analysis Every Day Ending in “Y”

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(Chuck Muth) – According to a report published last week by Crop Protection News, various candy manufacturers and sugar-substitute lobbyists recently teamed up and “accused the government of burdening taxpayers with extra tariffs” on sugar. CPN reports that the Sweetener Users Association (SUA) claims U.S. sugar processors “defaulted on government loans …

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Thailand: The Avis Rent-a-Car of Sugar Subsidies

(Chuck Muth) – A story this week in the Bangkok Post vividly exposes just how unbalanced and inequitable the world sugar market is and why it’s critical for Congress to keep the U.S. sugar program in place unless drastic and real reforms are made by global competitors. Thailand – #2 global …

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Heck, Amodei, Hardy Introduce Bill to Spare Nevadans from Unfair Obamacare Tax

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Bill exempts residents of counties with only one insurance carrier from individual mandate penalty (Joe Heck) In the wake of the news of large insurers leaving the Affordable Care Act (ACA) exchanges, reducing coverage options, and increasing costs for individuals and families, Congressman Joe Heck (NV-03) along with Congressmen Mark …

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Why Congress Should Impeach IRS Commissioner John Koskinen

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(Alexander Hendrie, ATR) Congress is expected to soon consider a resolution to impeach IRS Commissioner John Koskinen. All Members of Congress should vote yes and prove their commitment to holding the out-of-control IRS accountable to the American people. Koskinen was first appointed head of the agency promising reform and transparency. At the …

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ATR Releases Coalition Letter Opposing the Postal Service Reform Act (H.R. 5714) Read more: http://www.atr.org/atr-releases-coalition-letter-opposing-postal-service-reform-act-hr-5714#ixzz4JZMn5RfN

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(Justin Sykes, ATR) Americans for Tax Reform, joined by 21 free market organizations, today sent an open letter to Congress urging lawmakers to oppose H.R. 5714, the “Postal Service Reform Act of 2016” introduced by House Government Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), and the Committee’s Ranking Member Elijah Cummings …

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India’s Komenda Sugar Factory vs. U.S. Sugar Program

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(Chuck Muth) – The Komenda Sugar Factory in India probably isn’t on many congressional radar screens, but as critics of the U.S. sugar program ramp up for yet another Capitol Hill farm bill fight, the controversial not yet re-opened factory is instructive. According to a Daily Guide article last week… “The …

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