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by William Yeatman on May 5, 2009

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GM Troubles Repeat British Auto Industry Mistakes of 1970s
Iain Murray, DC Examiner, 4 May 2009

General Motors is now co-owned by the American taxpayer and labor unions.  As a Briton, I find this development astonishing.  It repeats the mistakes of the 1970s  Labor government, which essentially killed off the British auto industry.  America should avoid the same mistake.

Greenbacks for Green Energy Come from Taxpayer Pockets
Fred Smith & William Yeatman, DC Examiner, 5 May 2009

President Barack Obama recently named business consultant Jeffrey Zients as head of a new performance office tasked with reducing government waste. The irony of creating a bureaucracy to trim federal fat aside, we suggest an obvious first target for the incoming performance czar: The Department of Energy’s (DOE) “clean energy” development bank.

Forget the Environment, Dems Just Want You To Show Them the Money
Phil Kerpen, FoxNews, 4 May 2009

The central question in the debate over global warming and cap-and-trade has nothing to do with the environment or even with energy.  It’s all about one thing: revenue.  Kudos to Republican leaders for taking a clear stand that they will oppose any global warming bill that raises federal taxes, but as long as Democrats refuse to make the same commitment, the global warming debate is about one thing: revenue.

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