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Today on the FreedomCast, Whitney Neal joins Brad Jackson to discuss demandatownhall.com, Common Core activism and why you may soon find your Congressman on the back of a milk-carton. Related Links: From FreedomWorks: Demand a Townhall Questions to ask your legislator Issues to discuss at your town hall
If you live in Oregon, for now, you can't just walk down the street to the corner grocery store every time you run out of tequila. Of course, if you live in Oregon, you might not do that anyway, since, if Portlandia is to be believed, you probably just ride your fixed-gear bike around to locally-sourced mixology enclaves within a couple mile radius of your community art loft.Anyhow, let me explain.
Elitist Washington: Congress Gets Pass from ObamaCare
If there’s one piece of evidence that ObamaCare is wonderful, it’s the fact that lawmakers and congressional staffers are eager to have it for themselves, right? Oops! It turns out the folks who wrote this controversial law—which tells us we have to buy-in or face the consequences—have been granted an exemption from it. And the reports suggest folks on Capitol Hill are heaving a massive sigh of relief.
The Left Declares “Open Season” on “Burn Your ObamaCare Card”
Mark Twain said “It is better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than to open it and remove all doubt.” In the wake of the IRS’ targeting of conservative groups, the left would’ve done well to heed this advice.
The American Federation of Teachers is a little bit clingy. Who can blame them, I suppose, when they are losing left and right? When local affiliates decide to disentangle themselves from the AFT in favor of more local control, the AFT has a very hard time letting go. This is currently the case in Dearborn, Michigan, as the Dearborn Federation of School Employees has decided to strike out on their own. The AFT is not letting them go without a fight.
Championing an effort that is long overdue, Senators Mike Lee (R-UT) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) are leading a fight to put teeth into the cause of dismantling Obamacare. An effort that is ostensibly backed by every GOP member of Congress given the thirty odd votes the House of Representatives has taken to repeal Obamacare, Senators Cruz and Lee are exerting the only leverage available to Members of Congress, especially those whose party holds the majority in only one House of Congress: the power of the purse.