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Dear FreedomWorks member,As one of our millions of FreedomWorks members nationwide, I urge you to contact your U.S. Senators and urge them to vote NO on the “American Family Economic Protection Act”, S. 388. This bill would replace much of the decreased spending of sequestration with tax increases on the highest income earners, while also exempting favored programs from any cuts.
You Will Regret This - On Woodward and the Sequester
Media members will regret attacking Bob Woodward for revealing, and insisting, that the sequester originated in White House. They will regret more not realizing that a viable First Amendment requires a press in loyal opposition to the government. But even more, along with the rest of America they will regret being the champions of reckless government spending.
Key Vote: See Whether Your Senators Voted to Confirm Jack Lew Here
Tonight the Senate voted to confirm Jack Lew as the new Secretary of the Treasury. FreedomWorks has a multitude of issues with Lew being in charge of the Treasury, from his incompetence at the OMB to his risky investments at Citigroup, and strongly opposed his confirmation.
It's been a rough day so the boss lets you head home early. As you near your house, you see an unmarked van idling in your driveway. You park on the street and carefully open your front door to find a team of government agents digging through your bookcases, file drawers and medicine cabinets. Mail is scattered everywhere.“Who are you and what are you doing?” you ask.“Oh… you weren’t supposed to know about this,” the bureaucrat replies. “You never interrupted us before. Get off work early?”“But what are you looking for?”
Can We Stop Pretending Democrats Care About Black People, Immigrants?
Perhaps the greatest strength of the Democratic party is its ability to present itself as empathetic, caring and compassionate while simultaneously pushing policies that hurt the very people they claim to represent. The fact that they continually get away with this bald-faced sleight of hand is a testament both to their rhetorical skill and the ineptness of the Republican opposition.
Republicans Want to Give Obama More Power? Why Do We Lose Elections?
In the constant stream of pixels, ions, electrons and hot air that passes by at a constant and overwhelming rate that is akin to the speed of light, two articles caught my attention on Wednesday. The latest waste of attention is on the looming sequester cuts that are set to hit on Friday, that would have the 'devastating' effect of cutting $85 Billion in budget increases from a non-budget that is already over a trillion in the hole.
The Debt Clock: For Democrats, Out of Sight Means Out of Mind
A few weeks ago, as my state legislature was gearing up to steal more of our personal liberty pass sensible legislation that benefits the greater good, I saw a tweet roll by from a state legislator in favor of her pet bill - banning smoking in cars while children were inside the car. This tweet stated something to the effect that, "It's not nanny state legislation!
Jack Lew, Head of Citigroup's Alternative Investments Arm, Is Obama's Choice To Lead Treasury
Several of us have blogged about this previously at FreedomWorks, but I simply can't get over how absurd it is that President Obama has nominated Jack Lew for Secretary of the Treasury. (Click here for a list of all Jack Lew articles on the blog.) If you thought Timothy Geithner was bad, you should check out Jack Lew's record.
Key Vote NO on Jack Lew's Treasury Secretary Nomination
Dear FreedomWorks member,
As one of our millions of FreedomWorks members nationwide, I urge you to contact your senators and tell them to vote NO on the nomination of Jack Lew for Treasury Secretary. If Jack Lew is confirmed by the Senate, it would be bad news for the U.S. economy. Lew is just another tax-hiking, big-spending beltway insider who is not qualified to be Treasury Secretary.