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Florida FreedomWorks "Own Your Future Tour" continues in Delray Beach!

DELRAY BEACH. FreedomWorks Florida State Director John Hallman spoke to the Delray Beach Womens Republican Club on Social Security Reform. John gave the audience an update on the 2006 Social Security Trustee's Report and how Social Security is headed towards insolvency even sooner than expected. John then gave a brief history of Social Security and the attempts to fix the broken system.

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Florida FreedomWorks "Own Your Future Tour" continues in Delray Beach!

DELRAY BEACH. FreedomWorks Florida State Director John Hallman spoke to the Delray Beach Womens Republican Club on Social Security Reform. John gave the audience an update on the 2006 Social Security Trustee's Report and how Social Security is headed towards insolvency even sooner than expected. John then gave a brief history of Social Security and the attempts to fix the broken system.

05/30/2006
Signature Tallies Step Up Fall Ballot Push

Five initiative campaigns turned in signatures by Friday to try to qualify for the November ballot, giving voters their first glimpse of what measures they may see this fall. The petitions tackle issues ranging from property condemnation to public reporting of corporations' state tax payments. Initiative campaigns have six more weeks to collect signatures, but Friday was the deadline for groups seeking to qualify early or get a specific count of how many voter signatures they need.

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Signature Tallies Step Up Fall Ballot Push

BY Dave Hogan

Five initiative campaigns turned in signatures by Friday to try to qualify for the November ballot, giving voters their first glimpse of what measures they may see this fall. The petitions tackle issues ranging from property condemnation to public reporting of corporations' state tax payments. Initiative campaigns have six more weeks to collect signatures, but Friday was the deadline for groups seeking to qualify early or get a specific count of how many voter signatures they need.

05/30/2006
Middle class goes broadband as price falls

NEW YORK - Middle- and working-class Americans signed up for high-speed Internet access in record numbers in the past year, apparently lured by a price war among phone companies. Broadband adoption increased 59 percent from March last year to March 2006 among U.S. households with incomes between $30,000 and $50,000, according to a survey to be released Monday by the Pew Internet and American Life Project. It increased 40 percent in households making less than $30,000 a year.

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Middle class goes broadband as price falls

NEW YORK - Middle- and working-class Americans signed up for high-speed Internet access in record numbers in the past year, apparently lured by a price war among phone companies. Broadband adoption increased 59 percent from March last year to March 2006 among U.S. households with incomes between $30,000 and $50,000, according to a survey to be released Monday by the Pew Internet and American Life Project. It increased 40 percent in households making less than $30,000 a year.

05/29/2006
Tax Cuts as Government Curb

This article was originally published in The Washington Times on May 27, 2006. ROME, Italy. -- Sitting in a pleasant cafe on a sunny spring day, my Italian friend arrives and says, "Richard we have had a wonderful month here in Italy because we have had no government." He referred to the fact that between the defeat of the last government at the polls and formation of the new government, no new initiative to tax, misspend the taxpayers' money or new major regulation had been possible.

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Tax Cuts as Government Curb

This article was originally published in The Washington Times on May 27, 2006. ROME, Italy. -- Sitting in a pleasant cafe on a sunny spring day, my Italian friend arrives and says, "Richard we have had a wonderful month here in Italy because we have had no government." He referred to the fact that between the defeat of the last government at the polls and formation of the new government, no new initiative to tax, misspend the taxpayers' money or new major regulation had been possible.

05/27/2006
Tax Cuts as Government Curb

Sitting in a pleasant cafe on a sunny spring day, my Italian friend arrives and says, "Richard we have had a wonderful month here in Italy because we have had no government." He referred to the fact that between the defeat of the last government at the polls and formation of the new government, no new initiative to tax, misspend the taxpayers' money or new major regulation had been possible. People intuitively know that when governments are capable of activity, most often the citizens' pocketbooks and liberties are at risk.

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Tax Cuts as Government Curb

BY Richard W. Rahn

Sitting in a pleasant cafe on a sunny spring day, my Italian friend arrives and says, "Richard we have had a wonderful month here in Italy because we have had no government." He referred to the fact that between the defeat of the last government at the polls and formation of the new government, no new initiative to tax, misspend the taxpayers' money or new major regulation had been possible. People intuitively know that when governments are capable of activity, most often the citizens' pocketbooks and liberties are at risk.

05/27/2006
H.R. 4890, The Legislative Line-Item Veto Act of 2006

The Problem: • Pork-barrel spending continues to grow each year. Since 1991, federal spending on pork projects has increased by 900%. • In 2006, Congress added 10,000 earmarks to its appropriations bills at a cost of $29 billion to taxpayers. This does not include pork projects added to authorizing bills. • Many of these projects are quietly inserted into the conference reports of appropriations bills where Congress is unable to eliminate them using the amendment process. In fact, the only time that Congress actually votes on these items is during an up-or-down vote on the entire conference report, which includes spending for many essential government programs in addition to the pork-barrel earmarks. This allows many questionable spending projects to sneak into bills and fosters an environment ripe for ethical violations. • The current tools at the President’s disposal do not enable him to easily combat these wasteful spending items either. Even if the President identifies numerous pork-barrel projects in an appropriations bill, he is unlikely to use his veto power because it must be applied to the bill as a whole and cannot be used to target individual items. • Furthermore, the President’s current rescission power to target individual items is ineffective and does not require Congress to act on his requests.

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H.R. 4890, The Legislative Line-Item Veto Act of 2006

The Problem: • Pork-barrel spending continues to grow each year. Since 1991, federal spending on pork projects has increased by 900%. • In 2006, Congress added 10,000 earmarks to its appropriations bills at a cost of $29 billion to taxpayers. This does not include pork projects added to authorizing bills. • Many of these projects are quietly inserted into the conference reports of appropriations bills where Congress is unable to eliminate them using the amendment process. In fact, the only time that Congress actually votes on these items is during an up-or-down vote on the entire conference report, which includes spending for many essential government programs in addition to the pork-barrel earmarks. This allows many questionable spending projects to sneak into bills and fosters an environment ripe for ethical violations. • The current tools at the President’s disposal do not enable him to easily combat these wasteful spending items either. Even if the President identifies numerous pork-barrel projects in an appropriations bill, he is unlikely to use his veto power because it must be applied to the bill as a whole and cannot be used to target individual items. • Furthermore, the President’s current rescission power to target individual items is ineffective and does not require Congress to act on his requests.

05/26/2006
Net Neutrality: Bad for Wisconsin Consumers

This op-ed orignally appeared in the Green Bay Press Gazette (Green Bay, WI) A storm is brewing in Washington, D.C. over government regulations of the Internet that its supporters call “net neutrality.” In short, net neutrality laws would force broadband providers to treat all content – whether it is ESPN.com, iTunes, Drudge Report, Google or porn – equally. Unfortunately, Washington is a place where populist rhetoric like “net neutrality” can obscure the very substantive, very technical issues behind public policy.

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Net Neutrality: Bad for Wisconsin Consumers

This op-ed orignally appeared in the Green Bay Press Gazette (Green Bay, WI) A storm is brewing in Washington, D.C. over government regulations of the Internet that its supporters call “net neutrality.” In short, net neutrality laws would force broadband providers to treat all content – whether it is ESPN.com, iTunes, Drudge Report, Google or porn – equally. Unfortunately, Washington is a place where populist rhetoric like “net neutrality” can obscure the very substantive, very technical issues behind public policy.

05/26/2006
Ballot Measure Signatures Submitted for Early Count

Tax activist Bill Sizemore had his hand in three of the five statewide initiative petitions submitted Friday for early-signature verification. Each stands a good chance of getting on the November ballot. Four years ago, a Portland judge slapped a $2.5 million judgment against Sizemore for racketeering in initiative campaigns and barred him from dispensing money from political committees until he pays it, now more than $3.5 million with attorney fees. But Friday he filed an initiative barring insurance companies from using customer credit ratings to set rates.

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Ballot Measure Signatures Submitted for Early Count

Tax activist Bill Sizemore had his hand in three of the five statewide initiative petitions submitted Friday for early-signature verification. Each stands a good chance of getting on the November ballot. Four years ago, a Portland judge slapped a $2.5 million judgment against Sizemore for racketeering in initiative campaigns and barred him from dispensing money from political committees until he pays it, now more than $3.5 million with attorney fees. But Friday he filed an initiative barring insurance companies from using customer credit ratings to set rates.

05/26/2006
Net Neutrality: Bad for Wisconsin Consumers

A storm is brewing in Washington, D.C. over government regulations of the Internet that its supporters call “net neutrality.” In short, net neutrality laws would force broadband providers to treat all content – whether it is ESPN.com, iTunes, Drudge Report, Google or porn – equally. Unfortunately, Washington is a place where populist rhetoric like “net neutrality” can obscure the very substantive, very technical issues behind public policy.

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Net Neutrality: Bad for Wisconsin Consumers

BY Cameron Sholty

A storm is brewing in Washington, D.C. over government regulations of the Internet that its supporters call “net neutrality.” In short, net neutrality laws would force broadband providers to treat all content – whether it is ESPN.com, iTunes, Drudge Report, Google or porn – equally. Unfortunately, Washington is a place where populist rhetoric like “net neutrality” can obscure the very substantive, very technical issues behind public policy.

05/26/2006
Video Franchise Reform: Myths and Facts

Myth: Franchise reform is a David vs. Goliath battle.

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Video Franchise Reform: Myths and Facts

Myth: Franchise reform is a David vs. Goliath battle.

05/25/2006

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