Tag Archives: Cape Wind

Leverage

Here’s one to watch.  Today’s Globe:

The Patrick administration is seeking to delay approval of the merger between Boston’s NStar and Connecticut-based Northeast Utilities until at least next year – a move that, if successful, could unravel the deal to create one of the nation’s largest utility companies. The administration, through the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources, last week…

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Beacon Hill Institute Weekly Dispatch: Public Choice Explains Budget Addiction; & Other News

Congress and the President are congratulating themselves on cutting $38 billion from the upcoming federal budget. That’s an infinitesimal amount given the nation’s unsustainable budget deficit. Taking a page from Public Choice Economics, BHI Senior Economist Ben Powell (who teaches the topic at Suffolk University) explains how hard it is to cut even that much from the budget in…

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Same Old Obama

Will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas gets it. Why doesn’t the media? With his Super shout out for Obama’s efforts to keep the country “stimulated”, will understands that our president’s policies represent more of the same. Because his earlier argument that spending is stimulus didn’t sell with the public, we have “investments” to “win the future”(lifted from Newt). This is…

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Coakley Takes One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

In what must be the newspaper equivalent of the full Ginsberg the Boston Herald has three stories about our Attorney General today. Starting with the good, AG Coakley takes National Grid to task for fleecing its customers: “During the course of (reviewing National Grid’s rate-hike request), we found at least $300,000 worth of expenses that are outrageous and clearly provide…

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LiveShot Says “Only Peasants Pay Taxes”

From the Herald: Sen. John Kerry, who has repeatedly voted to raise taxes while in Congress, dodged a whopping six-figure state tax bill on his new multimillion-dollar yacht by mooring her in Newport, R.I Could the reason be that the Ocean State repealed its Boat Sales and Use Tax back in 1993, making the tiny state to the south a…

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