David Williams

Posted December 09, 2015

In a 2014 video by the Republican Attorneys General Association (RAGA), South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson argued that, The founders created a magnificent document, our Constitution, that never intended for the federal government to encroach on states rights.

Posted November 19, 2015

In another example of the Obama Administrations Friday afternoon news dump, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is holding what they call a Pharmaceutical Forum on November 20, the Friday before the Thanksgiving holiday.

Posted November 02, 2015

The millions of dollars of corporate lobbying for reauthorization of the U.S. Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank seems to have finally paid off.

Posted September 18, 2015

Boeing plans to lay off several hundred employees at their satellite plant in El Segundo, California, blaming the closure of the U.S. Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank for the need to cut back on employees. While the Ex-Im Bank makes for a convenient scapegoat, its absurd to expect a taxpayer-backed institution to fund international transactions that the worlds largest aerospace company doesnt deem important enough to fund themselves.

Posted July 29, 2015

Lest you needed another reason to oppose the resurrection of the United States Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank, bureaucrats havent just been picking the winners and losers among American corporations but have also been taking it upon themselves to do the bidding of the Obama administration by helping wage their misguided War on Coal.

Posted June 23, 2015

President Barack Obama, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and big business make unlikely bedfellows but there they are, all snuggled up. Together, they have lined up in opposition to allowing the Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank to expire at the end of this month, as its currently set to do.

Posted May 08, 2015

Fighting for the reauthorization of the Export Import (Ex-Im) Bankand by proxy his cushy federal gigEx-Im Chairman Fred Hochberg is lashing out at critics: as conservative groups across the country build a growing coalition against this New Deal era relic, Hochberg has begun crisscrossing the country in a desperate attempt to maintain his corporate welfare slush fund.

Posted April 14, 2015

One cant help but be impressed by the seemingly great strides solar energy has been making of late. Bullish reports abound of added capacity, aggressive expansion, technical advances and a solar jobs boom. Industry elites engage in bold financial maneuvers that would make Gordon Gekko proud.

Posted April 10, 2015

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.), chairman of the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee and the Republican Partys most recent nominee for Vice President of the United States, recently had occasion to explain to reporters why he opposed extending the charter of the Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank of the United States.

Posted March 21, 2015

Desperation can produce a wide variety of reactions: some people think on their feet and try to adapt, while others find themselves paralyzed with fear and repeat actions or arguments that make little to no difference. It turns out that outmoded government institutions fit the latter pattern.

Posted March 19, 2015

Taxpayers are unfortunately accustomed to extensive federal government intervention in education, healthcare and transportation policy all under the guise that the federal government knows best.

Posted January 15, 2015

All eyes were on Washington recently as the members of the 114th Congress swept into town on the heels of a snowstorm to take their seats in the first Republican-controlled legislature since 2006.

Posted December 12, 2014

One ironic note: While the EPA has stringent deadlines for states to meet the its mandatory carbon emissions reductions, news comes this week that the EPA itself may miss its deadline for actually drafting the final regulations.

Posted November 22, 2014

In testimony submitted on Capitol Hill this summer, Fred Hochberg, Chairman of the Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank, wrote that [k]eeping small businesses the engine of our economy at the forefront of U.S. exports is at the core of our work at Ex-Im Bank.

Posted November 14, 2014

The news about Obamacare gets even worse as 2013 comments by a high-profile architect of Obamacare, Jonathan Gruber, came to light. Gruber suggested that Obamacare passed because of the stupidity of the American voter and a lack of transparency over the way it would be funded. This shows contempt for the American people, but also that the government-run healthcare legislation may not have passed if Americans knew what was going to be in the bill.

Posted November 07, 2014

The final showdown over the eventual fate of the Bank was recently deferred to next summer by a temporary government funding measure, after their charter was originally set to expire on September 30.

Posted October 08, 2014

When Congress punted its decision on renewing the charter of the Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank of the United States until next June, it would have made sense for the Banks supporters in government and Big Business to breathe a sigh of relief.

Posted August 28, 2014

Most people don't associate the concept of restraint with a federal government that's spending taxpayer dollars at a rate of $7 million a minute and passing so many new regulations that the Code of Federal Regulations is now over 175,000 pages, and growing.

Posted July 24, 2014

You can’t help but hand it to them – rooftop solar companies have quite cleverly found their way onto the government’s gravy train.

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.