Category Archives: Economics

Reed, Sempolinski, Langworthy

 A Member . . . [or an] officer, or employee of the House [paid at or above the “senior staff” rate], may not –(d)  serve for compensation as an officer or member of the board of an association, corporation, or other entity; —House Rule … Continue reading

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The silly things we read

I refused to support the Democrats’ big government funding bill that will make America’s problems even worse.–Rep. Tenney Some silly things we see in print:

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Three Small Business Bills

As a longtime small business owner, I understand that family businesses and farms are the lifeblood of our Upstate economy.–Rep. Tenney The bills: S. 1617 — “To modify the requirements for the Administrator of the Small Business Administration relating to declaring … Continue reading

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Rail Strike Averted

The Senate on Thursday voted overwhelmingly to impose a labor agreement between rail companies and their workers who have been locked in a stubborn stalemate, moving with uncommon speed to avert a potential holiday season rail strike that would jeopardize … Continue reading

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The declining cost of renewable energy

Fossil fuels dominate the global power supply because until very recently electricity from fossil fuels was the cheapest. This has changed dramatically. In most places power from new renewables is now cheaper than new fossil fuels. — by Max Roser … Continue reading

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Paul Krugman on Social Security and Medicare

Republicans to the working class: no golden years for you My Thursday column is about the assault on Medicare and Social Security that is almost certain to follow if Republicans prevail on Tuesday. If the G.O.P. wins control of Congress, we can … Continue reading

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Max Della Pia and Nicholas Langworthy answer questions

When we try to curb the surges of unchanging human nature, or to quench a conflagration with an act of legislature … we are every bit as foolish as I’ll prove to any jury, as those enterprising beavers when they … Continue reading

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What does Nick Langworthy say about himself?

What if the Trump coup succeeds? It’s still going on you should know, backed by some of those who swore to protect The Constitution. What does Nick Langworthy say about himself? What does Nick Langworthy say about himself? It isn’t … Continue reading

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Twenty-two Republican Governors Oppose Student Loan Relief

Everyone knows someone that’s struggling post pandemic. And, you know, if we help folks in the communities so that they – reduce the chances of them going into default, everybody wins. It helps the economy.–Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona Twenty-two … Continue reading

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Federal Income Tax Bills

I have long been an advocate for keeping more money in the pockets of individuals so they can make independent decisions about the use of their own money. I am committed to promoting an economic climate that brings about fiscal … Continue reading

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