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Government Regulation and Crony Capitalism is Keeping Thousands in Florida without Power

by Tho Bishop Almost two weeks have passed since Hurricane Irma made landfall in South Florida, yet tens of thousands remain without power. With temperatures regularly eclipsing over 90 degrees, these outages are not only a grave inconvenience for Floridians cleaning up after the storm, but have proved to be deadly. Given the power of Irma, it is […]

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The Imperial President’s Toolbox of Terror: A Dictatorship Waiting to Happen

The powers amassed by each successive president through the negligence of Congress and the courts empower whomever occupies the Oval Office to act as a dictator, above the law and beyond any real accountability. In this episode of On Target, John W. Whitehead examines the presidential powers that will be inherited by the next president—powers which […]

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Debbie Mayfield Wants More Government Regulation

Debbie Mayfield has brought attention to the way the Florida Municipal Power Authority is ripping off Floridians and does a great job of identifying part problem but not so much on the fix. Mayfield begins by noting that some privileged entities get special monopoly designations from government. She doesn’t really seem to have a problem with […]

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Vero Beach Monopoly Throws Electric Customers a Bone

When businesses compete for consumer business, customers make all the decisions in the marketplace. However when you have a government-granted monopoly you get a situation like the one in Vero. In short, VB customer rates are dependent upon wholesale prices from the Florida municipal power agency provider. If wholesale rates goes down customers get a […]

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