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Democracy and Power 107: Counting votesSuccessful … politicians are insecure and intimidated men. They advance politically only as they placate, appease, bribe, seduce, bamboozle or otherwise manage to manipulate the demanding and threatening elements in their constituencies.– Walter Lippmann (1889-1974), American Journalist and Author
Republicans are preparing their course of action as they await the Supreme Court’s highly-anticipated ruling on the constitutionality of ObamaCare. The disastrous health care overhaul bill should be declared unconstitutional, but unfortunately, not all Republicans want it to be gutted in its entirety. Some prominent Republicans are pledging to preserve the so-called most “popular” provisions even if the monstrous law is overturned.
As Promised - Team Obama Kills Another 750 Coal Jobs in VA, KY and WV
In January 2008 Barack Obama told the San Francisco Chronicle:"Under my plan of a cap and trade system electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket. Businesses would have to retrofit their operations. That will cost money. They will pass that cost onto consumers." He promised that his plan would cause electricity rates to skyrocket.
FreedomWorks Mobilizes Support to Advance New Pennsylvania School Choice Bill, HB 2468
Harrisburg, PA – After months of discussion among members of the Pennsylvania House Representatives, Rep. Jim Christina introduced HB 2468, a school choice bill meant to improve Pennsylvania’s failing public school system. FreedomWorks believes that school choice bill HB 2468 is the most effective option to educational reform on the table, and plans to work with parents, teachers, and activists from across the Commonwealth to make sure it passes through the full House and Senate and becomes law.
Yesterday, the Senate cleared the way for the Obama administration’s War on Coal with the failure of Senator Inhofe’s resolution to stop the EPA’s Utility MACT. Rather than promote the fossil fuels that provide affordable and reliable energy for Americans, the Obama administration is pushing renewable energy that is far more expensive and unable to replace the nation’s abundant energy resources. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which began in 2009 and ran until 2011, opened the federal checkbook for renewable energy firms.
Earlier this month during the FreedomWorks Fly-In we had the opportunity to meet with several young activists from New Jersey. During their time with us they were able to to head to Capitol Hill to lobby against the Utility MACT with their Congressmen and Senators.The following was written by one activist, Chris Boyajian, on his experiences lobbying with FreedomWorks.
A Liberal Inadvertently Reveals Death Panels Again, Chapter 5,621,980
I'm not normally in the habit of rewarding leftist blogs with links or mentions that drive up their traffic, but today I can't resist.Here in Oregon, owing to the large population of liberal voters in our urban centers, one of the most followed blogs is Blue Oregon. Think of Blue Oregon as a sort of ThinkProgress on a state level.
FreedomWorks President Matt Kibbe has a terrific new book, "Hostile Takeover". Kibbe describes how the explosion of information choices available to Americans has already changed politics and will continue to do so. Though not organized this way, there are three broad themes in the book, leading to one inescapable conclusion:Top-down journalism is a dying paradigmTop-down, Keynesian economics is a tool of oppressionTop-down politics is no way to run a free countryThe inescapable conclusion: while there is a lot of work ahead of the advocates for individual freedom and limited government, the decentralization of information has the wind at our backs.