Tag: waxman-markey

Let’s be perfectly frank

Another thing that stinks about government – your congressman can spend your tax dollars on a full-color mailer full of made-up numbers about a highly-tinged policy issue, and there’s not a damn thing you can do about it. It’s called the franking privilege, it dates back to 17th century England, and it can show up […]


The stakes on clean-energy legislation

A study from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy puts the lie to the wild predictions from partisans that the Waxman-Markey American Clean Energy and Security Act will end up costing you hundreds or even thousands of dollars a year in extra energy costs.  “This revised analysis directly underscores the important contribution energy efficiency […]