Jerry Rogers is the president of Capitol Allies and the founder of its Six Degrees Project, an independent, nonpartisan effort that promotes entrepreneurship, economic growth, and free market ideals.
No place in our Constitution is the president granted supremacy to act legislatively without Congress. And no place in our laws is the president given authority to use executive branch agencies to criminalize whole segments of the economy it considers unworthy. However, we know from the public record that President Obama is using the Justice Department (DOJ), the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) in something called "Operation Choke Point" to target small businesses by smothering their access to financial services. Without the ability to process payments, the administration chokes off the oxygen (money) needed for these Mom and Pop shops to survive. Its a form of political nihilism never before seen in our nations history.
President Obama announced on June 26, 2015 that he was appointing Steven Spinner to the Commission on White House Fellowships. In his statement, Mr. Obama described Mr. Spinner as an experienced and committed individual, and the President went on to say that he is looking forward to working with him.
Puerto Rico, as a commonwealth, does not have the legal authority to file for bankruptcy. Some in Congressmostly Democrats, but some Republicans, tooare seriously considering H.R. 870 as a backdoor bailout.
While President Obama was ridiculed for the failures of the HealthCare.gov rollout, botched state-operated exchanges did not prove to be much better.
Its the Buggles and 1979 all over again. Except this time its not video killing the radio star, its the Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) threatening to kill Internet radio.
Bipartisan legislation, introduced in both Houses of Congress, seeks to modernize the wholly inadequate and outdated Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA).
In the waning days before Tuesdays midterm elections, the poll numbers nationwide are trending toward Republicans.
After blasting the deep-seeded cronyism of the Obama Administration for six years, a number of Republicans have decided to partake in some cronyism of their own.
Historians will one day look back at the presidency of Barack Obama and highlight the administration’s dangerous willingness to short-circuit the Constitution when convenient.
Members of Congress are considering amendments to the farm bill that will require the Secretary of Agriculture to monitor and restrict the food and beverages purchased through the Supplement Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). That’s right – a food surveillance program run out of the Department of Agriculture.