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Solar Power Lobbyists Seek to Subvert Florida Tea Party

After successfully pushing for $100 million in special interest Florida renewable energy subsidies, the solar power lobby hopes to subvert the Florida Tea Party and get it to work for still more government favoritism. Florida’s grassroots conservatives should see through the ruse and just say no to more Solyndra-style chicanery. Seeking to take advantage of grassroots conservatives’ natural – and justified – antipathy to government picking winners and losers through state-protected monopolies,...

Low Oil Prices Boost Economy

A worldwide oil glut has caused the price of crude oil to fall below $50 a barrel since topping $100 a barrel in June. The price of gas at the pump has since averaged around $2.07 per gallon nationally for the past several months, far below the April 29, 2014 closing average retail price of $3.70 per gallon. That significant reduction of pain at the pump has translated into more money in people’s pockets and increased sales for certain businesses, such as convenience stores, airlines,...

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