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Freedom Works 4 million: Libertarian non-profit continues soaring up social media rankings but still way to go to surpass Lady Gaga
An organisation that promotes economic freedoms including voluntary charity giving is continuing to storm the social media non-profit ratings. The libertarian non-profit FreedomWorks, that opposes authoritarian controls and celebrates community values, has reached over 4 million likes on Facebook this week, the main social media network...
The campaigning non-profit group continues to attract thousands of new likes a day. It currently has 4,051,287 likes followed by the next significant not-for-profit at 3,069,156 likes, the campaigning humanitarian non-profit Invisible Children. – Alan Cole, January 8, 2013, Read More
More utility closings to come
An expert on energy regulations does not think new regulations are done forcing utility companies to close down plants. Monday, January 7, Georgia Power announced it will close 15 coal and oil plants -- a measure the company says is necessary to comply with federal regulations aimed at reducing air pollution.
Tom Borelli, senior fellow at Freedom Works, reports that more than 400 jobs will be cut as a result of the closings, adding to the already large number of plants and jobs that several utility companies have decided to terminate because of regulations. "What we're seeing now is the consequences of President Obama's war on fossil fuels … especially coal," Borelli contends. "EPA keeps unleashing regulations, and now the industry has to respond. This is going to be continuing as time goes on." – Chris Woodward, January 10, 2013, Read More
FreedomWorks bucks the Kochtopus: Not funded by the Koch Brothers
The left often makes boogeymen out of Charles and David Koch, the billionaire brothers who supply significant funds to many conservative causues, including Americans for Prosperity. The groups that receive money from this duo are deemed to be part of the “Kochtopus.”
Following the stories coming out of left-wing publications about FreedomWorks, one thing that I’ve found interesting is that we’ve heard a lot about their donors — but nowhere in these stories about leaked memos or a search through contributions to FreedomWorks will you find any mention of the Koch brothers. – Jason Pye, January 11, 2013, Read More
FreedomWorks’ Kibbe: New Year’s Day tax ‘massacre’ is ‘gift that keeps giving’
The fiscal cliff deal cut in the wee hours of New Year’s Day was a late Christmas present, according to FreedomWorks’ Matt Kibbe, whose tea party group plans to capitalize on what he called a tax “massacre” heading into the 2014 midterm elections.
“Our sense is that the New Year’s Day massacre is … unfortunately, is going to be a gift that keeps giving,” Kibbe told The Daily Caller in a phone interview. Asked who was massacred, Kibbe said “the taxpayers … [and] fiscal responsibility are getting massacred.”
“I think, whether we like it or not, this constant budget crisis — which I think is by design — is going to continue to define the congressional debate all the way up until the 2014 election,” he continued. – Alexis Levinson, January 14, 2013, Read More
In the Blogs…
TheBlaze.com: It’s no secret that many Americans are frustrated with our lawmakers in Washington and their inability to get anything done without drawn-out, petty clashes that leave no one satisfied. Over the last four years we’ve gone from one showdown to another, from Cap-n-trade to health care reform to the debt crisis to fights over the Farm Bill to the Fiscal Cliff, and now a new debt ceiling showdown to start 2013. Read More
Stacyontheright.com: Representative Paul C. Broun, Jr. was elected in July of 2007 to serve the Tenth District of Georgia. Since his arrival in Congress, he has been appointed to the House Homeland Security Committee, the House Committee on Natural Resources, and currently serves as Chairman of the Investigations and Oversight Subcommittee for the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee. Dr. Broun grew up in Athens, Georgia where he attended Athens High School and graduated from the University of Georgia in 1967 with a B.S. in Chemistry. In 1971, he received his Medical Doctor degree from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. An internship at Good Samaritan Hospital in Portland, Oregon and a residency at University Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama followed. Read More
Studentsforliberty.org: In the most controversial video to hit the libertarian community this year that has had everybody and their professors in an uproar, it was argued that libertarians need to become a “part of popular culture.” I think Ms. Borowski might have pushed her argument off the cliff when she said the reason to go mainstream was to appeal to women, and I think the objections raised by professors Horwitz and Skwire in their piece on Bleeding Heart Libertarians already point out those problems. What these two sides agree on, and what I have noticed as a general trend among libertarians, is as follows. Read More
Television & Videos...
Watch FreedomWorks live-stream “Health Care Exchanges” on January 9th, FreedomWorks Vice President of Legislative Counsel Dean Clancy was joined by Michael Cannon the Director of Health Policy Studies at Cato, Josh Withrow FreedomWorks Government Affairs Assistant and Hadley Heath Senior Policy Analyst at the Independent Women's Forum as they discussed Health Care Exchanges on a national and state level. Watch Here!
Watch a clip featuring FreedomWorks president Matt Kibbe on The Blaze TV’s Real News on January 10th, Kibbe discussed the United States debt problem and its obsession with out of control spending. Watch Here!
Watch a clip from FreedomWorks fellow Tom Borelli as he joined Fox Business on January 9th, Borelli talked about the Canadian oil sands and recent studies that have been carried out. Watch Here!
Watch a FreedomWorks interview with Representative Jeff Duncan on January 12th, Rep. Duncan discussed our governments spending problem and the upcoming debt ceiling fight. Watch Here!
Watch a clip from FreedomWorks at the South Carolina Tea Party convention in Myrtle Beach on January 13th, Watch Here!
Watch a clip featuring FreedomWorks Chief Economist Wayne Brough at the South Carolina Tea Party convention on January 13th, Brough talked about the regulatory burdens that our government is pushing on businesses around the country. Watch Here!
FreedomWorks executive vice president Adam Brandon joined The Blaze TV’s Wilkow on January 15th, Brandon discussed Why do people define themselves as Republicans yet vote for the liberal candidate and How do we convert the "I agree" into the "I vote."
Watch FreedomWorks live-stream “The Debt Ceiling and Another Government Showdown” on January 16th, FreedomWorks Vice President of Legislative Counsel Dean Clancy was joined by Kristina Rabali FreedomWorks Director of New Media, Erin Siefring Director of House Relations for Heritage Action for America, and Norman Singleton VP of Policy for Campaign for Liberty. Watch Here!
FreedomWorks Vice President of Legislative Counsel Dean Clancy joined Blog Talk Radio “He said, she said” on January 9th, Clancy discussed health care exchanges and the recent fiscal cliff decision by congress. Listen Here!
FreedomWorks Director of New Media Kristina Ribali appeared on The Snark Factor on January 9th, Kristina talked about FreedomWorks approach for 2013. Listen Here!
FreedomWorks Director of New Media Kristina Ribali hosted FreedomCast on January 9th, Kristina was joined by Senator Mike Lee to discuss the Fiscal Cliff. Listen Here!
FreedomWorks Director of New Media Kristina Ribali hosted FreedomCast on January 10th, Kristina was joined by FreedomWorks VP of Legislative Counsel Dean Clancy to discuss the Obamacare and the Debt Crisis. Listen Here!
FreedomWorks Vice President of Legislative Counsel Dean Clancy joined The Hartman Radio on January 10th, Dean discussed the Fiscal cliff and its ramifications.
Reverend CL Bryant joined WORL/660-AM Orlando on January 12th, Bryant discussed Black conservatism and its potential effect on America and his new documentary Runaway Slave.
FreedomWorks Vice President of Legislative Counsel Dean Clancy joined Michael Cohen’s Capital City Recap on January 15th, Dean talked about The current state of the BlockExchanges fight and why HHS's postponement of yet another deadline.
FreedomWorks Director of New Media Kristina Ribali hosted FreedomCast on January 15th, Kristina was joined by President of National School Choice Week, Andrew Campanella to discuss events happening around the nation to bring attention to the need for educational options and how you can get involved. Listen Here!
FreedomWorks Vice President of Legislative Counsel Dean Clancy joined the Phil Valentine radio show on January 16th, Dean talked about the Budget Battle, Debt Ceiling Debate, and DC Do Your Job.
FreedomWorks Director of New Media Kristina Ribali hosted FreedomCast on January 17th, Kristina was joined by Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama, to talk about the nomination of Jack Lew as Treasury Secretary. Why he’s the wrong man for the job, what you can do to stop his confirmation and hey, why do we even need a treasury secretary. Listen Here!