Afternoon Press Snacks 06.30.16

Madeline Rainwater - June 30th, 2016

In today’s edition of Press Snacks, more news on Club PAC endorsed candidates:

  • Mike Crane steals the show at local candidate forum, Fayette News
  • A recent poll shows Marco Rubio leading the Republican field in Florida for the Senate race, SurveyUSA

 

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Ray LaHood Is Still Wrong About Raising the Gas Tax

Doug Sachtleben - June 30th, 2016

“Only a DC bureaucrat would think that throwing more money at an inefficient program is a good idea.”

Washington, DC – The Club for Growth released the following statement in response to today’s remarks by former Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, who again called for an increase in the gas tax:

 

“Google ‘Ray LaHood’ and ‘gas tax” (See here, here, and here), and you’ll see that his cheering for a higher gas tax has been a tired and annual refrain,” said Club for Growth VP of Government Affairs Andy Roth. “His solution is the typical big-government, non-solution. Only a DC bureaucrat would think that throwing more money at an inefficient program is a good idea.

 

“With an administration that’s squeezing the life out of people’s wallets, why not look for a solution that doesn’t force taxpayers to give up more money to fund bad ideas? Congress should pass the Transportation Empowerment Act(HR 2716 / S 1541), which returns authority for highways back to the states. That’s the way to achieve a more accountable and efficient highway program.”

 

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Afternoon Press Snacks 06.29.16

Madeline Rainwater - June 29th, 2016

On today’s menu: A lot of policy news!

  • Andy Koenig discusses the Export-Import bank’s patently cronyist actions in his column, USA Today
  • Overview of Jeb Hensarling’s new effort to overhaul Dodd-Frank, American Banker
  • And from Reason, an analysis of the House GOP’s latest Obamacare replacement proposal

 

 

Afternoon Press Snacks 06.28.16

Madeline Rainwater - June 28th, 2016

Fresh from today:

  • Mark Levin endorses DeSantis and Rubio, prompting a mention of  Club for Growth PAC by the Peoples Pundit Daily
  • The Supreme Court will be hearing the NC redistricting case, The AP, via Robesonian

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Afternoon Press Snacks 06.24.16

Madeline Rainwater - June 24th, 2016

ICYMI, a few press tidbits that arose from Club PAC announcements earlier this week:

  • Club PAC endorsement of Rod Blum in The Courier
  • Club PAC endorsement of Marco Rubio for Senate and DeSantis for FL-06, Washington Times

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