Time for mileage tax supporters to put their cards on the table: Constitutional protection or not?
The 18th amendment, which guides and restricts spending, is treated as an afterthought by government officials in the current mileage tax debate.
In reality, it is the number one issue surrounding any new funding mechanism that is promoted as a replacement to the gas tax. A funding mechanism that is not protected by the 18th amendment serves an entirely different purpose than the gas tax, and it is disingenuous to claim otherwise.Read the entire blog
Survey shows CEOs prefer to be in a right-to-work state
As everyone awaits Amazon’s decision on where the company will locate its “second, but equal” H2Q headquarters outside of Seattle, some have questioned whether the company will choose a right-to-work state.
Amazon is one of the country’s largest nonunion employers, and unions have tried, unsuccessfully, for over two decades to unionize Amazon. The retail giant has so far proven impenetrable to organized labor, successfully fending off unionization efforts since the company was founded in Seattle in 1994.
It’s no secret that Amazon wants no part of a union workforce. Of course, Amazon isn’t alone in considering unionization and the constraints that come with it to be bad for business.Read the entire blog
The Compromise "Fix" of Obamacare
The much awaited compromise Senate health care deal was finally revealed yesterday. After the failure of the U.S. Senate to pass health care reform this session, the leading Republican and Democrat senators (Lamar Alexander, R-TN and Patty Murray, D-WA) on the committee responsible for health care (HELP) provided details of their compromise plan. It is, at best, a short-term fix of Obamacare and doesn’t address many of the fundamental problems with the flawed law.Read the entire blog