The Best of the Forge


Liberals are after rights of all kinds.  Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) is now setting up a possible vote on internet sales tax legislation that would erode states’ rights.

The bill in question is the deceptively named Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013.  It’s anything but “fair.”  In fact, it would actually make interstate competition more difficult, which as Heritage explains was one of the very things the U.S. Constitution was designed to protect.

Senate Passes Resolution to Honor Lady Thatcher Just Before Funeral

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has called up his resolution honoring Lady Margaret Thatcher, and it has finally passed by unanimous consent.

Though the Senate waited till the last moment, at least it cannot be said that this fitting tribute was not completed before Lady Thatcher’s funeral, which will take place tomorrow.

May Baroness Thatcher rest in peace.  Her legacy and her effect on the world will never be erased or forgotten.

The Story of Keystone’s Life

Despite the State Department’s March report stating that the pipeline would not accelerate oil sands production or significantly raise greenhouse gas emissions, combined with the support of 62 of his fellow senators, Sen. Menendez has “signaled that he might back off plans to hold a hearing” on the Keystone XL pipeline.  The Senator and environmental activists share the same poorly grounded concerns:

Foggy Bottom’s findings alarmed some Democrats — including Menendez — as well as green and progressive groups. They said they had questions about the State Department’s process.

5 Simple Signs the Senate Immigration Bill is Bad News

1. Its length.

2. Its timing.

3. Its supporters.

4. It’s being rushed.

5. It’s amnesty.

Washington Feeling Pressure from Conservatives to Reform Farm Bill

In the last Congress, conservatives placed a lot of pressure on Washington to reform the trillion-dollar farm and food welfare bill, which is riddled with waste and has outdated programs that need to be reformed.

Lawmakers haven’t forgotten, and they’re not likely to forget any time soon.  The pressure is still on because the good of the economy depends upon seriously reforming all bad bills, especially on that costs taxpayers a trillion dollars.




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