Monthly Archives: October 2011

Infrastructure Bank Proposal

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For The People

Yesterday “The Atlantic” magazine held an event for their “Women of Washington Series” featuring Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) on stimulating the global economy through energy innovation. Senator Murkowski supports a reasonable and balanced approach to America’s energy future and spoke

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The Super Committee Has A Duty.

As the 12 members of the Joint Committee for Deficit Reduction begin another week of secret meetings, rumors abound regarding the progress or lack of progress being made towards reaching the basic goal of $1.2 trillion in deficit savings over

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Posted in Articles, Deficit, Robert Freeman, Super Committee, Washington, D.C.

Unintended Consequences

The only immutable law of the universe, political as well as physical, is the law of unintended consequences. History is replete with examples of leaders heading off in one direction only to find themselves elsewhere. It’s sort of Heisenberg’s uncertainty

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Posted in Articles, Mark Alderman, Occupy Wall Street, Tea Party, Washington, D.C.

Washington Post Op-Ed Response

The response to our recent op-ed in the Washington Post, http://wapo.st/n31RE7, has been fantastic. We’ve had calls from a number of members of Congress and from people looking to invest in US infrastructure. The piece is resonating for a couple

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Posted in Articles, Export-Import Bank, Howard Schweitzer, Infrastructure Bank, Washington Post Op-Ed, Washington, D.C.

What about right now?

This week the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing on consideration of a “balanced budget amendment” to the constitution. The concept of a balanced budget amendment has become a popular topic in the political landscape, especially in the recent partisan

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Posted in Articles, Balanced Budget Amendment, House Judiciary Committee, Megan Mortimer, Washington, D.C.

The $16 Muffin

It only took only hours for the "$16 Muffin" to enter the Washington political lexicon – right beside the $500 Pentagon hammer and the Bridge To Nowhere. The diatribes about government waste came fast and loud, from the halls of

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Posted in Articles, Steve Schwadron, Washington, D.C.

China Currency Bill

Later today the Senate will vote on “S. 1619, The Currency Exchange Rate Oversight Reform Act of 2011”. The bill, which is directed towards combating China’s manipulation of the Yuan, would make it easier for the Commerce Department to investigate

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