David Williams

Posted July 11, 2014

The American people are continuing to struggle with economic uncertainty and are perplexed as to what it’s going to take to turn the economy around. Recent Department of Commerce (DOC) figures are depressing and don’t help for optimism as consumer spending suffered a 0.1 percent decrease in May, adjusting for inflation.

Posted May 24, 2014

Many people question whether or not bureaucrats care about or have common sense.

Posted May 08, 2014

Utah Republican Sen. Mike Lee recently wrote a provocative piece in National Review denouncing the “crony capitalism” so rampant in the Obama Administration and cheering efforts by Republicans to combat it.

Posted April 30, 2014

As President Obama concludes his tour of Asia, one of the most pressing issues he discussed with his counterparts is the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a trade agreement currently under negotiation between the United States and eleven other nations on both sides of the Pacific Ocean. Two of these countries – Japan and Malaysia – are stops on the President’s tour, and his visit to the region is a sign of how important the Trans-Pacific Partnership is to American trade policy and our overall foreign policy. TPP is also critical to jump-start a lagging U.S. economy.

Posted April 11, 2014

The media are demanding a lot of answers from New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie these days. But, at least one important question that increasingly affects many New Jerseyians is not being asked, and that is about tort reform.

Posted March 17, 2014

It may sound like a fairy tale, but once upon a time the federal government operated in the black, running surpluses that allowed the Department of Defense (DoD) to make significant investments in experimental or future replacement equipment and weapon systems, without drawbacks, oversight or taxpayer scrutiny.

Posted March 11, 2014

Like the furry critters in Whac-A-Mole, the consequences of Obamacare keep popping up and rearing their ugly heads.

Posted March 04, 2014

On the 2008 campaign trail, President Obama unequivocally declared that the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) is “little more than a fund for corporate welfare.” Flash forward six years, and the president’s Democrat allies in Congress are demanding that lawmakers “direct immediate attention” toward renewing the Bank’s authorization, which is set to expire in September of this year.

Posted February 22, 2014

The Export-Import Bank has become the poster child of crony capitalism and now the Bank is under scrutiny for sending money to countries with massive human rights abuses.

Posted January 28, 2014

The Honorable Fred Hochberg, chairman and president of the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank), is set to testify before the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs on January 28th.

Posted December 22, 2013

After being accused by Republicans and Democrats alike of corporate cronyism and ruining American businesses, the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) is seeking to soften its image and has recently named Charles J. “C.J.” Hall as its executive vice president and chief risk officer. Unfortunately, the newly appointed risk officer will do little to ameliorate Congressional concerns as the Bank has many institutional problems that need to be immediately addressed.

Posted November 25, 2013

Gina Rinehart, the richest person in Australia, and her company, Roy Hill, just received preliminary approval for $694 million in financing from the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank).

Posted November 24, 2013

Throughout the history of the country, Congress has done some pretty dumb things and their recent abysmal approval ratings shows that the American public is losing faith.

Posted November 15, 2013

As is par for the course in recent years, House conservatives again find themselves the vanguard against big-spending machinations from the Executive Branch and the Senate.

Posted October 24, 2013

Abound Solar, the solar panel manufacturing company famous for going bankrupt last year after receiving millions of dollars in taxpayer-backed loans, is making headlines again: according to recent media reports, the price tag on the clean up of the company's "unknown hazardous waste" is as high as $3.7 million.

Posted October 15, 2013

The Obamacare train is clearly in motion, and it has had quite a bit of trouble leaving the station.

Posted October 04, 2013

As the American people grapple with the consequences of a government shutdown, there are many federal agencies that are vital to the United States economy that will be affected. However, the closure of at least one government agency should be met with relief, the United States Export-Import Bank’s (Ex-Im Bank). Thankfully operations at Ex-Im Bank have ceased and this is probably for the best, especially in light of recent revelations that the Bank loaned $33.6 million in taxpayer funds to a Abengoa – a Spain-based green energy company – whose advisory board includes former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson.

Posted September 13, 2013

What many Americans may not know is that the substance that is poured into millions of American fuel tanks every year can no longer be classified as gasoline.

Posted August 28, 2013

Representatives earn three times more than the average American. Their taxpayer-provided salaries of $174,000 also include retirement benefits equal to $82,000 per year.

Posted August 08, 2013

axpayers look to Congress to seize upon opportunities to stop federal agencies when they run amok. Congress had unique opportunity to reign in the Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im Bank), which has a litany of egregious practices, by not re-confirming Fred Hochberg as the agency’s chairman and president.