Why the U.K.’s leaving the European Union is good for America

Why the U.K.’s leaving the European Union is good for America

Feb. 22, 2016
Good afternoon from Capitol Hill, which could use more examples of limited government and curbed special interests. The Heritage Foundation’s Nile Gardiner writes on how America stands to benefit if the U.K. pulls out of the European Union. Heritage’s Jason Snead applauds residents of a Texas city for standing up to regulations that would put Uber and other ridesharing companies into a ditch. And we share the story of a home caregiver who took a politically connected union to court.
Why the U.K.’s leaving the European Union is good for America. In the eyes of millions of Britons, the European Union has grown into an undemocratic and unaccountable federal superstate that tramples on the sovereignty of its members with impunity.
Lawsuit says unions are “unconstitutionally” compelling workers to pay dues. Maryann Rose has been forced to continue paying dues to SEIU Local 503 despite multiple attempts to opt out, The Daily Signal’s Natalie Johnson reports.
Texans are fighting back against ridesharing regulations. Late last year, the city council in Austin passed a law requiring ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft to replace their background check systems with costly fingerprint-based checks when vetting potential drivers.
What we’re reading: The nation is primed for yet another clash in the culture war—this time over school bathroom policy. But, as The Heritage Foundation’s Ryan T. Anderson explains, South Dakota has passed a bill that should be an example for the entire country on how to defuse controversy and craft public policy that creates good outcomes for everyone.
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You may be surprised how many U.S. residents pay no federal income tax. No doubt many of these nonpayers would willingly pay income tax in exchange for the chance to work in a more dynamic economy that generated more and better jobs, argues The Heritage Foundation’s Patrick Tyrrell.
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