Phil Kerpen on April 20, 2012 |

American Commitment led a coalition of 27 free market and conservative groups urging the Senate to stand up to the NLRB's Ambush Elections power grab. Unfortunately, every Democratic senator joined one Republican, Lisa Murkowski, to block Senator Enzi's resolution and allow this power grab to continue.

This is the group letter:

Nlrb Cra Multi-party Final

Phil Kerpen on April 20, 2012 | End Regulatory Tyranny

Published: 9:53 PM 04/19/2012

By Phil Kerpen
President, American Commitment

With the spectacle of Senate Budget Chairman Kent Conrad being forced to back down on actually offering a budget, it’s clearer than ever that Senate Democrats are pursuing a deliberate strategy of doing nothing, blocking House-passed bills and giving President Obama a free hand to use regulators and bureaucrats to push his agenda forward. The Senate has already failed to stand up to the EPA’s back-door cap-and-trade energy taxes and the FCC’s self-created legally dubious power to regulate the Internet. Next week we’ll find out if there are any Senate Democrats willing to stand up to the NLRB bureaucrats who are imposing the failed card-check legislation in bite-size pieces via bureaucratic decree.

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By Phil Kerpen
Published April 19, 2012

President Obama and Democrats in Congress are trying to use the deficits created by their spending spree as an excuse to raise taxes. All we have to do is tax the millionaires and billionaires, they say, and our deficits will disappear.

But it’s an historical fact that higher tax rates don’t raise revenues.

When pressed, Obama admits the real goal is not revenue at all. He’s for tax hikes even if they hurt the economy and make the deficit worse. It’s a reckless approach that puts punishing success ahead of growing the economy and creating jobs.

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Phil Kerpen on April 9, 2012 | Restore Fiscal Sanity

Published: 3:12 PM 04/09/2012
By Phil Kerpen

Don’t feel bad if you had never heard of the General Services Administration (GSA) before the recent scandal over its lavish Las Vegas junket and other egregious misuses of taxpayer funds. This obscure, ridiculously out-of-date federal bureaucracy exists only to do a bunch of things that the government has no business doing.

According to Martha Johnson, the now-former GSA administrator who resigned in disgrace, the GSA is a combination of Office Depot, Home Depot, an airline and a real estate agency. Considering that office supplies, building supplies, airlines and real estate agencies exist in abundance in the private sector, why not seize on this scandal as an opportunity to shut down this ridiculous agency?

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Phil Kerpen on April 6, 2012 | End Regulatory Tyranny

By Phil Kerpen
Published April 06, 2012 |

Six months ago, the Federal Reserve implemented price controls on debit card swipe fees under the Durbin Amendment, one of the many deeply misguided provisions of Dodd-Frank.

Proponents of the price controls insisted that the lower transaction fees would be passed on to customers in lower prices at the register, but six months of experience have shown that this experiment in regulatory intrusion has been all pain and no gain for consumers.

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