In fact, this problem with electronic braking came about because of federal pressure through CAFE standards, forcing manufacturers to make lighter cars. As they often do, politicians point their fingers at Big Bad Business. Now a memo has come to light showing that Toyota cut a deal with its Washington regulators on the braking issue last year. As is often the case when politicians point fingers, at least three fingers are pointing right back at them.
The stark reality is that the industries we have had the most difficulty with — banking, insurance, airlines, mortgage lending, and now car companies — are the most regulated. Less regulated businesses that are more sensitive to market demands, like Wal-Mart, Coke, Google, Caterpillar and Home Depot, are doing fine.
Washington still does not get it. We are taxed and regulated to death. The lone Democrat Senator in Massachusetts and the man who was unable to beat George Bush, John Kerry, still wants to push through Cap-and-Trade. This is the same man who had the insight and vision to tap John Edwards as his Vice Presidential choice. Like Obama, Kerry helps to lose races in which he is not even running. If common sense and the facts do not kill the “cap-and-tax” bill, Kerry’s support will.
The policy was first instated by President Reagan to ensure that taxpayers would not be required to indirectly fund abortions in other countries.
How likely is it that this dangerous ideological agenda is about to get worse?
Pro-life lawmakers pledge to resist spending bills that don’t include the Hyde amendment.
Never mind how he voted.
Democratic impeachment managers have a duty to explain how Officer Sicknick died.
Minneapolis is a nice city no longer.
Lee Daniels’s anti-American agitprop reduces the jazz giant to a fetish object.
Fixing existing income-driven repayment programs is a much better plan.
If your grocery store nags you into eating more broccoli, blame the woke shareholders.
Seventy-five years ago, Churchill dared to imagine the end of the Cold War, before it even began.
Democrats manipulate the truth about immigration enforcement.
The California AG’s support of a scheme to siphon Medicaid payments to his union allies makes him unfit to lead the country’s largest bureaucracy.