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United Welfare State of America: US Now Spends Over $1 Trillion on Welfare

By Rachel Pulaski and Jim Hoft

10/19/2012
Totally Irresponsible Governance - The Fiscal Cliff
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Totally Irresponsible Governance - The Fiscal Cliff

The essence of Government is power; and power, lodged as it must be in human hands, will ever be liable to abuse.- James Madison, Speech in the Virginia State Convention of 1829-1830

10/19/2012
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Office Hours with Dr. Brough: “The Constitution, Taxes, and Social Security”

Our first ever “Office Hours” segment was a fantastic success last week. Thanks to everyone’s support the link was shared more than 16,000 times on Facebook. Numerous questions were sent to our e-mail account, and, while we wish we could answer them all, time allows for only a few.

10/19/2012
Public Demand Compels RUNAWAY SLAVE to be Available Through Video On Demand
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Public Demand Compels RUNAWAY SLAVE to be Available Through Video On Demand

The controversial documentary RUNAWAY SLAVE continues its viral sweep across the country leading up to the 2012 Presidential Election. The demand has compelled the creators of the controversial documentary to make the film available to all, through multiple Video On Demand outlets, as of October 16.

10/18/2012
Progress for School Choice in Pennsylania
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Progress for School Choice in Pennsylania

Earlier this week, Pennsylvania state senate to approve reforms for Pennsylvania charter schools. These reforms included educational and financial accountability reforms, but removed language from the bill which would add additional powers to the state board which oversees charter schools. The bill also fails to deal with the funding formula for charter schools. However, it is still a great step forward for school choice. 

10/18/2012
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Greendoggle Updates: A123, Satcon & Subsidizing Failure

While President Obama proudly touted his "visionary" support of green energy in the debate this week, the taxpayer funded house of cards continued to collapse around him.First, electric vehicle battery manufacturer A123, a recepient of $300 million in stimulus funds, announced that it already had one foot off the bankruptcy cliff.

10/18/2012
Voodoo Economics, Pt. 1 - The Stimulus Raises Baseline Spending
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Voodoo Economics, Pt. 1 - The Stimulus Raises Baseline Spending

A fascinating report was delivered this week from the Congressional Research Service to the Senate Budget Committee. Titled, “Spending for Federal Benefits and Services for People with Low Income, FY2008-2011”, this report is chock full of some very interesting facts and figures – even non-wonks will find the conclusions of this report intriguing.

10/18/2012
FreePAC: Great Speakers and Great Training
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FreePAC: Great Speakers and Great Training

FreedomWorks put on another of its great FreePAC events on Saturday, October 13, this time in front of a crowd of 1,600 in Phoenix, AZ and 13,000 over the Internet. As is always the case, the combination of training session and freedom rally proved to be a winner.The line up of speakers included Glenn Beck, with what many are calling his best speech ever. But I'd never heard Michelle Ugenti, Greg Abbott, Matt Salmon, or Jim Waring speak, and I came away impressed with all of them.Two more FreePAC events will happen before the election: October 19 in Kissimmee, Florida and October 26 in Schaumberg, Illinois.

10/17/2012
Wastebook 2012 Unveils Wasteful Government Spending
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Wastebook 2012 Unveils Wasteful Government Spending

Have you ever wondered what would happen if older people played online game World of Warcraft for hours? Do you lie awake at night wonder if gaydar is real or what rattlesnakes would do if confronted with a robotic squirrel? Apparently, the American government does. Today, Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) released his Wastebook 2012, a report outlining wasteful federal policies that cost taxpayers more than $19 billion dollars a year.

10/17/2012
Tell Your Representative to Cosponsor the State Nutrition Assistance Flexibility Act
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Tell Your Representative to Cosponsor the State Nutrition Assistance Flexibility Act

Dear FreedomWorks member,

10/17/2012

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