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Hopes for Card-Check Rise With Specter's Switch to the Democrats

  Government and Economy Specter's Party Switch Raises Hopes for Card Check Senator Arlen Specter claims that his move to the Democrat Party will not change his vote when it comes to the union-organizing legislation, but a compromise that could allow the bill to slide through may now be easier. House Leader Pushes for Mileage Tax Rep. James Oberstar (D-MN), chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, wants Congress to enact a mileage-based tax on cars and trucks to pay for highway programs now, rather than wait the results of a pilot program, to make up f... [Read Full Article]

The Myth of “Green” Jobs

I am a sportsman. I spend a lot of time out in the forests and plains, and like all sportsmen—hunters, fishermen—I care deeply about the environment (hunters have done more to preserve our wilderness than any other group), so when I hear about the US going green, I take notice. President Obama has been talking about a green future for America ever since the election; a future where sustainable technology, renewable energy, plenty of great jobs with high pay and generous benefits would be the rule and not the exception. His rhetoric leads one to believe that the rising green tide will raise all of our boats and that we are about to enter a utopian era of eco-happiness. A Couple of Questions about Green Jobs I have a question: What, exactly, is a “green job”? I mean, unless you have a company that specifically creates eco-friendly products in an eco-friendly way, or you work in... [Read Full Article]

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