Tuesday, June 16, 2009

A Record, Even for a Politician

When it comes to health care reform, President Obama has begun breaking his promises -- even before he makes them!

APL Joins Coalition Opposing Waxman-Markey

Americans for the Preservation of Liberty has joined (PDF) a 186-member coalition to fight the Henry Waxman (D-CA) - Ed Markey (D-MA) global warming bill, HR 2454, the so-called "American Clean Energy and Security Act."

The bill would raise domestic energy prices noticably, reduce American competitiveness, and if it had any effect whatsoever on global temperatures, which it probably wouldn't, it would be a tiny one indeed.

CWRA Coming Up for a Vote

R.J. Smith of the National Center for Public Policy Research says the Clean Water Restoration Act is coming up fior a vote in the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee on July 18.

This is very bad legislation for anyone who wants to protect property rights. If this bill passes, the federal government will have the authority to regulate every drop of water in the United States, including a temporary rainwater puddle in your back yard.

Some will say that's unconstitutional, and that's true. That said, getting something declared unconstitutional is not easy, nor is it cheap. It is easier to stop the bill from being adopted in the first place.