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The Obama Administration is planning on a significant ad campaign for Obamacare during next month's winter olympics. You cannot escape their propaganda even while watching the luge.
As one of our over 6 million FreedomWorks members nationwide, I urge you to contact your senators and urge them to vote NO on the Emergency Unemployment Compensation Act, S. 1845. Sponsored by Senator Jack Reed (D-RI), this bill would extend unemployment benefits for three months, while failing to offset the cost of this extension.
As one of our millions of FreedomWorks members nationwide, I urge you to contact your Representative today and urge him or her to support H.R. 3550, the “New Fair Deal Banking and Housing Stability Act of 2013,” and to co-sponsor the bill if he or she has not already done so.
On today’s edition of the FreedomCast, Michelle Ray joins me to discuss some of the 40,000 new regulations taking effect in 2014, the trillion dollar Farm Bill and the new proposed IRS regulations designed to silence your engagement in the political process.
Hill Update, 6 January, 2014House & Senate/Schedule: Both chambers are back in session this week for two weeks, and will both recess for the week of January 20th for Martin Luther King Day.
Democracy and Power 106: Unintended Consequences The law of unintended consequences is what happens when a simple system tries to regulate a complex system. The political system is simple; it operates with limited information (rational ignorance), short time horizons, low feedback, and poor and misaligned incentives. Society, in contrast, is a complex, evolving, high-feedback, incentive-driven system. When a simple system tries to regulate a complex system
As you may have heard, the IRS has proposed new rules that would severely restrict grassroots advocacy groups. Under current IRS rules, the purpose of tax-exempt 501(c)(4) organizations is educate the public and promote "social welfare" causes, and they can't work primarily as political campaign organizations. Many 501(c)(4) entities are small grassroots organizations ran by local activists that want to participate in the political process.
Washington, DC- FreedomWorks activists will submit testimony in protest of proposed Internal Revenue Service (IRS) guidelines that would restrict the political activities allowed by tax-exempt 501(c) (4) organizations. The proposed changes would expand the already unchecked discretionary power of the IRS, and institutionalize the agency’s targeted harassment of conservative and libertarian non-profits in recent years.
Washington, DC- FreedomWorks Foundation achieved Charity Navigator’s coveted 4-star rating (out of a possible four) for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency for the second consecutive year.
Personal Freedom and Prosperity 110: The Rule of LawIn drawing up the Massachusetts Constitution John Adams described the Rule of Law: “to the end it may be a government of laws, not of men.” 2013: “... one of the worst for the republic.”“The past year may go down not only as the least productive ever in Washington but as one of the worst for the republic,” wrote Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK).