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Stephen Colbert is upset with us.
On last night’s Colbert Report, the comedian lit into those young people who are concerned about expensive health care, the crazy federal debt, and the fact that Obamacare makes both worse.
The Facts: A Government Shutdown Won't Hurt the Military or Vets
Claims that a government shutdown standoff could harm our nation’s defense or its military personnel and veterans are incorrect.What happens to the military and veterans during a government shutdown?Claim: During a shutdown, our military personnel could be put at risk, and overseas military operations could be impeded.
The FreedomCast - The Government Health Care Leviathan with Avik Roy
On today’s edition of the FreedomCast, Avik Roy joins me to discuss the latest on the ObamaCare debacle, how unions, employers and the government itself is pushing back on this law and why the government health care leviathan may survive even the ObamaCare crumble.
Polls Shift in Favor of Coal Jobs, Enviros Respond with Suggestions of Violence
This weekend, environmentalists in Portland and Vancouver (WA) staged several protests against fossil fuel use in an attempt to raise awareness of the evil of petroleum products. As I've reported, one of their big issues is to try to turn the transportation of coal via rail into the Spotted Owl of this century. They're pulling out all their old tricks to try to appeal to the Portlandia spirit and gain the sympathies of voters in the region.
Keystone Pipeline: Suddenly the President Opposes Temporary Jobs
President Obama recently gave a wide-ranging interview to the New York Times, in which the topic of the Keystone pipeline was rehashed. In it, the President mocked the idea that Keystone could be a job creator as Republicans have touted, because those jobs would be temporary construction positions.
Capitol Hill Update, 7-29-2013House& Senate/Schedule: Both chambers are in session this week, after which both will leave town for five weeks for the annual August recess. The session will resume on September 9th.
Coalition Letter: Defund ObamaCare to Fund the Government
FreedomWorks has signed the following coalition letter in support of defunding ObamaCare:Dear Speaker Boehner and Majority Leader Cantor,We the undersigned organizations and individuals urge House Republicans to include language fully defunding Obamacare when they consider their upcoming legislation to fund the government for Fiscal Year 2014.
In the ongoing fight to protect the American people from Obamacare, the next opportunity to deal a significant blow will be the next Continuing Resolution. Establishment politicians of both parties will try to continue the warped practice of allowing the federal government to trundle on. Defenders of liberty and limited government activists should take this opportunity not just to stop Obamacare, but to begin slowing runaway government.
With August right around the corner, a lot of parents are thinking about back-to-school shopping for their kids. For lower-income families, however, it can be difficult or impossible to afford everything their students need to succeed. In sixteen states, they are taking steps to make it a little easier on families.