Senators Seek Higher Energy Prices

Is now the right time to increase energy prices with a new tax on energy? Despite the fact that inflation is the highest it’s been in forty years and the U.S. economy contracted in the first quarter of 2022, Republican Senators Kevin Cramer, Lindsey Graham, and Bill Cassidy apparently think so.  They’re plotting with Democrat […]

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The Unregulated Podcast #79: Prostitutes and Possibilities

On this episode of The Unregulated Podcast, Tom Pyle and Mike McKenna make predictions for his year’s baseball season, talk price increases, and check in on things at the White House. Links: NBC: “A failing grade” for Biden’s economy Wondering what Joe Biden was saying about China while his family was making millions? In 2020, […]

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Biden Tries To Hide Hypocrisy On Mining With Defense Production Act

Last week, President Biden invoked the Defense Production Act to increase domestic production of minerals used in making electric vehicles, such as nickel, lithium and cobalt. The president said that the country depended on unreliable foreign sources for many materials necessary for transitioning to the use of renewable energy and reports have stressed this for years. The irony of […]

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The Unregulated Podcast #77: Words Have Many Meanings

On this episode of The Unregulated Podcast, Tom Pyle and Mike McKenna discuss the latest rambling proclamations and missteps made by the Biden administration on everything from the war in Ukraine to the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. Links: Jennifer Rubin’s JFK take Reporter: “You understand why people would believe you, as someone commanding one of the […]

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Democrats Break Biden’s Promise And Work To Raise Energy Prices

As American motorists reel from gasoline prices averaging more than $4.20 nationally, it’s important to shine a critical light on so-called climate policies that would drive prices up even higher. Consider for example the provocatively-named “Polluters Pay Climate Fund Act,” originally introduced last August by Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) along with Bernie Sanders and a coalition […]

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Rep. Ro Khanna Flip Flops After Seeing Poll Numbers

Rep. Ro Khanna, a Democrat from California, has been putting pressure on domestic oil companies to lower production for months. In October he was interrogating oil CEO’s about why they were increasing production as their ‘European Counterparts’ were lowering their own—seemingly a moral good in Rep. Khanna’s eyes. Now that gas prices in his state […]

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The Unregulated Podcast #75: Irish Marauders

On this episode of The Unregulated Podcast Tom Pyle and Mike McKenna recap events in Ukraine from this week, Raskin’s nomination, and the White House’s response to high oil prices. Links: Kyiv Correspondent Jam Waterhouse tells #BBCBreakfast authorities in Mariupol say a bomb shelter in a theatre protecting hundreds of men, women and children, withstood […]

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A Windfall of Bad Ideas

With sky-high inflation reminding people of the economic malaise of the Carter years, it appears that some Members of Congress are actually looking back fondly on those times and are actively trying to relive those days. The latest bad idea that Congress is trying to revive is a new tax on oil profits modeled after the […]

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