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Facebook forms a PAC, coincides with new pr...

Sep 28, 201123 Comments250 Views

Facebook forming a PAC Facebook has filed paperwork to form a political action committee (FB PAC), after years of increased spending on lobbying, over $550,000 so far in 2011 alone, according to TheHill.com. The PAC is forming

Producers vs Takers – if takers win, ...

Sep 26, 201131 Comments677 Views

A village of 100 Let’s boil America down to a village of 100 people. They can easily be broken up into two basic broad brush camps — those who Produce — and those who Take from those

America’s report card – residen...

Sep 22, 201155 Comments653 Views

National sentiment Leading into an election cycle, American sentiment appears to be fairly pessimistic with most states grading the education system, health care system, state economy, environmental friendliness, natural beauty and entertainment in their state ranking poorly.

Discussing ideology, moderation and empiric...

May 26, 20118 Comments322 Views

Ideology and policy The other day I found myself in one of those superb conversations about the economy in general, and how ideological beliefs impact not only policy, but the inevitable results generated. It was instructive for

Patent reform on the way, but last minute o...

Mar 29, 20116 Comments426 Views

Patent reform passed Senate, now what? Patent reform has long been called for and it looked like an overhaul was on the way as Congress was expected to deliver a bill backed by the current administration that

OpenCongress launches site for state gov...

Jan 21, 20119 Comments492 Views

As Realtors, the annual legal updates class is not enough to possibly stay informed of the laws that impact your career and your clients, but we all know that no one person has time to sit in

How did NAR impact political campaigns this...

Nov 29, 201016 Comments354 Views

As part of its mission, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) lobbies on behalf of Realtors regarding bills and campaigns through the Realtors Political Action Committee (RPAC). There are a variety of reasons RPAC contributes to financial

Congressional bill killed – will resu...

Jun 28, 201035 Comments333 Views

Home buyers get the short end of the stick? UPDATE: bill revived in Congress, may survive after all. The bill to extend the closing time from June 30th to September 30th for the buyers who properly contracted

Passage of Health Care, Employment Instabil...

Mar 28, 20109 Comments190 Views

Health care is in… now what? So health care is now law…..and gosh it sure makes sense doesn’t it? The fines for not paying for your new government required health care are not even close to what

NAR did not support or oppose the legislati...

Mar 22, 201026 Comments261 Views

In an absolutley stunning move, the National Association of REALTORS® (or Realtors as some of it’s members spell it), took a startling position in the landmark health care legislation passed yesterday. NAR in it’s release on it’s website

Why Real Estate Regulation Doesn’t Wo...

Mar 21, 201014 Comments219 Views

Last week’s post about imagining a world without Government, er, interference in our lives got me to thinking a little. I try to avoid thought as much as possible (as my detractors will cleanly attest) but something

When a Simple Majority Equals Socialism

Mar 07, 201047 Comments245 Views

It seems that the “‘Just Say No’ to Everything” party just can’t seem to get their story straight. First, everything the President was proposing regarding health care reform, addressing climate change or financial reform, was turning toward