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Ron Paul, Bill to Audit the Fed

Ron Paul has introduced H.R.1207: Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2009 to Congress and it's been referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.  According to Campaign for Liberty, "The Fed has so far resisted attempts to provide information on how it is spending the bailout money and currently dictates how accountable it will be to Congress.  Since its creation in 1913, the Fed's control of money and credit in this country has resulted in a 95% devaluation of our dollar and the piling up, just in the last year, of almost $10 trillion in bailouts and loans."

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Ron Paul, Bill to Audit the Fed

Ron Paul has introduced H.R.1207: Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2009 to Congress and it's been referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.  According to Campaign for Liberty, "The Fed has so far resisted attempts to provide information on how it is spending the bailout money and currently dictates how accountable it will be to Congress.  Since its creation in 1913, the Fed's control of money and credit in this country has resulted in a 95% devaluation of our dollar and the piling up, just in the last year, of almost $10 trillion in bailouts and loans."

03/10/2009
Going Galt

On Friday night, I had the privilege to hear Bill Kristol speak as the dinner keynote speaker at the 2009 Leadership Program of the Rockies Annual Retreat.

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Going Galt

On Friday night, I had the privilege to hear Bill Kristol speak as the dinner keynote speaker at the 2009 Leadership Program of the Rockies Annual Retreat.

03/09/2009
74% Oppose Card Check

This news release claims that 74 percent of voters oppose the Employee Free Choice Act that may see a vote as early as this week in the House.  Under "card check", unionization will be determined by 50 percent plus one signing a card supporting union certification rather than the current system that gives employers and employees notice and offers time for discussion followed by a secret ballot vote.  

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74% Oppose Card Check

This news release claims that 74 percent of voters oppose the Employee Free Choice Act that may see a vote as early as this week in the House.  Under "card check", unionization will be determined by 50 percent plus one signing a card supporting union certification rather than the current system that gives employers and employees notice and offers time for discussion followed by a secret ballot vote.  

03/09/2009
Help Stop $1 Billion Tax Hike in Arizona

Governor Jan Brewer addressed the 49th Arizona legislature in a joint session yesterday, proposing a five-part plan to help the state recover from a projected budget shortfall of $3 billion. Though she urged approximately $1 billion in budget cuts, the governor simultaneously called for a $1 billion tax increase,without specifying which tax she planned to hike or the duration.  This plan must be stopped.Take Action and tell your elected officials you oppose these tax hikes.  Please follow-up your message with a phone call to Governor Brewer at (602) 542-4331.Arizona’s economy is already struggling.  The last thing the state needs is increased taxes. Long term prosperity follows permanent tax cuts, reducing regulations that stifle business, and supporting growth in the private sector. People are the driving force of economic expansion and money is best left in their hands. Contact your elected officials and urge them to cut spending without increasing taxes. Governor Brewer should cut the waste and use taxpayer dollars more responsibly.  Families around the state are doing more with less and there’s no reason the state can’t stick to a budget as well. Also, make sure you check out IamWith Rick.com.  Many of you have seen the Taxpayer Tea Parties spreading around the country and you will be excited to learn that we are planning Taxpayer Tea Parties in Arizona! This is because of the overwhelming interest in joining our effort to fight wasteful government spending and the massive bailouts.You can rsvp by visiting IamWithRick.com and signing up to attend the tea party closest to you.As CNBC's Rick Santelli pointed out, it's time for the American people to defend free markets and take to the streets in protest!These are two great ways to fight the tax and spend plans that affect us all. Tell your state leaders Arizona can’t afford a $1 billion tax hike and join us at a tea party.Thank you for your ongoing support of FreedomWorks and our fight for lower taxes, less government, and more freedom.

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Help Stop $1 Billion Tax Hike in Arizona

Governor Jan Brewer addressed the 49th Arizona legislature in a joint session yesterday, proposing a five-part plan to help the state recover from a projected budget shortfall of $3 billion. Though she urged approximately $1 billion in budget cuts, the governor simultaneously called for a $1 billion tax increase,without specifying which tax she planned to hike or the duration.  This plan must be stopped.Take Action and tell your elected officials you oppose these tax hikes.  Please follow-up your message with a phone call to Governor Brewer at (602) 542-4331.Arizona’s economy is already struggling.  The last thing the state needs is increased taxes. Long term prosperity follows permanent tax cuts, reducing regulations that stifle business, and supporting growth in the private sector. People are the driving force of economic expansion and money is best left in their hands. Contact your elected officials and urge them to cut spending without increasing taxes. Governor Brewer should cut the waste and use taxpayer dollars more responsibly.  Families around the state are doing more with less and there’s no reason the state can’t stick to a budget as well. Also, make sure you check out IamWith Rick.com.  Many of you have seen the Taxpayer Tea Parties spreading around the country and you will be excited to learn that we are planning Taxpayer Tea Parties in Arizona! This is because of the overwhelming interest in joining our effort to fight wasteful government spending and the massive bailouts.You can rsvp by visiting IamWithRick.com and signing up to attend the tea party closest to you.As CNBC's Rick Santelli pointed out, it's time for the American people to defend free markets and take to the streets in protest!These are two great ways to fight the tax and spend plans that affect us all. Tell your state leaders Arizona can’t afford a $1 billion tax hike and join us at a tea party.Thank you for your ongoing support of FreedomWorks and our fight for lower taxes, less government, and more freedom.

03/06/2009
Help Us Fight Taxes and Spending in Florida

I just wanted to take a minute and update you on our efforts to fight taxes and spending in Florida. Many of you will be excited to learn that we are planning Taxpayer Tea Parties in multiple cities across Florida! This is because of the overwhelming interest in joining our effort to fight wasteful government spending and the massive bailouts. You can rsvp for these events by visiting IamWithRick.com and signing up to attend the tea party closest to you. As CNBC's Rick Santelli pointed out, it's time for the American people to defend free markets and take to the streets in protest!SIGN UP NOW for the protest closest to you! We will send you updates on the events as we get them.Also, if you care about wasteful spending and higher taxes, you might want to take a minute to send the politicians in Tallahassee a message. Some legislators are proposing an increase in the cigarette tax, saying that they need more money to spend. This is ridiculous! The state government should not be spending more, but less.And it certainly should not be raising taxes on anyone during a recession. Sure, the nanny-staters want to control people's lives and punish smokers, but do they know that smokers tend to be poorer than non-smokers? Plus, increasing taxes on cigarettes will harm small businessses that sell them, which will only lead to more economic suffering.Please TAKE ACTION and tell the politicians in Tallahassee that enough is enough! It's time that they make real spending cuts and reduce the size of the state government.Thank you for your dedication to lower taxes, less government and more freedom. We will be sure to keep you updated on ways to help us defend liberty in Florida.

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Help Us Fight Taxes and Spending in Florida

I just wanted to take a minute and update you on our efforts to fight taxes and spending in Florida. Many of you will be excited to learn that we are planning Taxpayer Tea Parties in multiple cities across Florida! This is because of the overwhelming interest in joining our effort to fight wasteful government spending and the massive bailouts. You can rsvp for these events by visiting IamWithRick.com and signing up to attend the tea party closest to you. As CNBC's Rick Santelli pointed out, it's time for the American people to defend free markets and take to the streets in protest!SIGN UP NOW for the protest closest to you! We will send you updates on the events as we get them.Also, if you care about wasteful spending and higher taxes, you might want to take a minute to send the politicians in Tallahassee a message. Some legislators are proposing an increase in the cigarette tax, saying that they need more money to spend. This is ridiculous! The state government should not be spending more, but less.And it certainly should not be raising taxes on anyone during a recession. Sure, the nanny-staters want to control people's lives and punish smokers, but do they know that smokers tend to be poorer than non-smokers? Plus, increasing taxes on cigarettes will harm small businessses that sell them, which will only lead to more economic suffering.Please TAKE ACTION and tell the politicians in Tallahassee that enough is enough! It's time that they make real spending cuts and reduce the size of the state government.Thank you for your dedication to lower taxes, less government and more freedom. We will be sure to keep you updated on ways to help us defend liberty in Florida.

03/06/2009
Help Fight Taxes and Spending in Oregon

I just wanted to take a minute and update you on our efforts to fight taxes and spending in Oregon. Many of you will be excited to learn that we are planning Taxpayer Tea Parties in multiple cities across Oregon! This is because of the overwhelming interest in joining our effort to fight wasteful government spending and the massive bailouts.You can rsvp for these events by visiting IamWithRick.com and signing up to attend the tea party closest to you.As CNBC's Rick Santelli pointed out, it's time for the American peopleto defend free markets and take to the streets in protest!SIGN UP NOW for the protest closest to you! We will send you updateson the events as we get them.Also, if you care about wasteful spending and higher taxes, you mightwant to take a minute to send Governor Kulangoski a message. As you know, we’ve been closely following one bad idea after another that has come out of Salem.  First it was a massive cigarette tax hike.  Then it was plans for a tax on mileage, higher registration and title fees, a gasoline tax hike, and even an outrageous 1900% beer tax hike!  So far, it’s been all taxes and no cuts that go after waste and the regulations that burden businesses in Oregon.  Now, rather than trying to lift the financial burdens of hurting Oregonians, legislators are floating more plans to rake in more cash.  These include raising the state income tax, an even bigger gasoline tax hike, and taking away Oregon’s kicker!  States across the board are facing budget problems, but taking more money out of the pockets of people who are already struggling to make ends meet isn’t the answer.  Take Action and tell your elected officials that you oppose more tax and spend plans.  Like everyone else, Oregon’s leaders need to reexamine the books and stretch our dollars a little further.

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Help Fight Taxes and Spending in Oregon

I just wanted to take a minute and update you on our efforts to fight taxes and spending in Oregon. Many of you will be excited to learn that we are planning Taxpayer Tea Parties in multiple cities across Oregon! This is because of the overwhelming interest in joining our effort to fight wasteful government spending and the massive bailouts.You can rsvp for these events by visiting IamWithRick.com and signing up to attend the tea party closest to you.As CNBC's Rick Santelli pointed out, it's time for the American peopleto defend free markets and take to the streets in protest!SIGN UP NOW for the protest closest to you! We will send you updateson the events as we get them.Also, if you care about wasteful spending and higher taxes, you mightwant to take a minute to send Governor Kulangoski a message. As you know, we’ve been closely following one bad idea after another that has come out of Salem.  First it was a massive cigarette tax hike.  Then it was plans for a tax on mileage, higher registration and title fees, a gasoline tax hike, and even an outrageous 1900% beer tax hike!  So far, it’s been all taxes and no cuts that go after waste and the regulations that burden businesses in Oregon.  Now, rather than trying to lift the financial burdens of hurting Oregonians, legislators are floating more plans to rake in more cash.  These include raising the state income tax, an even bigger gasoline tax hike, and taking away Oregon’s kicker!  States across the board are facing budget problems, but taking more money out of the pockets of people who are already struggling to make ends meet isn’t the answer.  Take Action and tell your elected officials that you oppose more tax and spend plans.  Like everyone else, Oregon’s leaders need to reexamine the books and stretch our dollars a little further.

03/06/2009
Top 10 Reasons to Oppose Cap and Trade

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Top 10 Reasons to Oppose Cap and Trade

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03/06/2009
Jim Cramer Responds to White House

Jim Cramer of Mad Money on CNBC and commentator for TheStreet.com has written a response to White House criticism over his recent remarks about the Obama budget.  He claimed that the budget may be one of the greatest wealth destroyers of all time.  In his article, he writes that he agrees with virtually all of Obama's policies, but thinks that they are too extreme right now:

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Jim Cramer Responds to White House

Jim Cramer of Mad Money on CNBC and commentator for TheStreet.com has written a response to White House criticism over his recent remarks about the Obama budget.  He claimed that the budget may be one of the greatest wealth destroyers of all time.  In his article, he writes that he agrees with virtually all of Obama's policies, but thinks that they are too extreme right now:

03/06/2009
Entrepreneurs: Dealing with Government

In the face of radical uncertainty, some entrepreneurs are finding ways to make money in today's credit market.  Yesterday, Bloomberg ran an article on bank charges and mark to market accounting, but the lead for their article told an interesting story of entrepreneurship.  

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Entrepreneurs: Dealing with Government

In the face of radical uncertainty, some entrepreneurs are finding ways to make money in today's credit market.  Yesterday, Bloomberg ran an article on bank charges and mark to market accounting, but the lead for their article told an interesting story of entrepreneurship.  

03/05/2009
Reporter Says Outburst Was Spontaneous

Rick Santelli, the CNBC reporter whose on-air suggestion of a “Chicago Tea Party” to protest President Obama’s housing plan sparked an Internet sensation and a smattering of actual protests across the country, found himself on the defensive Monday.Mr. Santelli published a long blog post on CNBC’s Web site Monday evening denying any affiliation with the “tea party movements that have popped up” since his comments were broadcast. A number of blogs had questioned whether Mr. Santelli had coordinated his on-camera commentary with right-wing groups.

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Reporter Says Outburst Was Spontaneous

BY Brian Stelter

Rick Santelli, the CNBC reporter whose on-air suggestion of a “Chicago Tea Party” to protest President Obama’s housing plan sparked an Internet sensation and a smattering of actual protests across the country, found himself on the defensive Monday.Mr. Santelli published a long blog post on CNBC’s Web site Monday evening denying any affiliation with the “tea party movements that have popped up” since his comments were broadcast. A number of blogs had questioned whether Mr. Santelli had coordinated his on-camera commentary with right-wing groups.

03/04/2009

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