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Co-sponsor Informed Taxpayers' Federal Government Annual Reporting Act of 2010
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Co-sponsor Informed Taxpayers' Federal Government Annual Reporting Act of 2010

Dear Representative,On behalf of hundreds of thousands of FreedomWorks members nationwide, I urge you to co-sponsor Rep. McCarthy’s (R-CA) Informed Taxpayers’ Federal Government Annual Reporting Act of 2010. This is an important step toward increasing transparency and openness in government. In a democracy, it is essential that taxpayers be granted easy access to critical information including federal tax revenue, outlays, deficits, and public debt, which this bill helps provide.

03/25/2010
DeMint on Social Security: "What Our Goverment Has Done is a Crime"
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DeMint on Social Security: "What Our Goverment Has Done is a Crime"

The Club for Growth spotted this hard hitting op-ed  by Sen. Jim DeMint on the coming Social Security catastrophe.

10/01/2009
The First Rule of Budget Holes: Stop Digging
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The First Rule of Budget Holes: Stop Digging

In a familiar storyline, Pennsylvania lawmakers are seeking to close a budget gap of some $3.2 billion by—you guessed it—raising taxes. To that end, Governor Ed Rendell has called for a “modest” hike of 16 percent in the state income tax rate from 3.07 to 3.57 percent for the next three years. Similar “temporary” tax hikes, implemented in 1983 and 1991, have yet to be fully repealed.

06/24/2009
Help Stop Delaware Tax Hikes
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Help Stop Delaware Tax Hikes

Delaware is the latest state to jump on the tax hike bandwagon with a plan to raise taxes on cigarettes and alcohol to bridge a looming budget gap.  These so-called “sin taxes” seem to be the first place politicians go for some quick cash anytime they can’t pay the bills.  Take Action and urge your lawmakers to oppose tax hikes and pursue real long-term growth policies.A recent proposal would raise alcohol taxes by two cents per 12-ounce can of beer, three cents per 5-ounce serving of wine, and 15 cents per bottle of liquor. The state cigarette tax would see a $.45/pack hike.Delaware doesn’t need to go down the path of higher taxes that nickel-and-dime citizens.  State legislators need only look up I-95 to New Jersey to see the effect cigarette tax hikes have on the budget.  A Heartland Institute study shows that for two years running, the tax hikes have led to reduced revenues, not the millions the state was banking on.  New Jersey was left with a still gaping budget hole and businesses were hurt as smokers turned to the Internet, Indian Reservations, and the black market for lower priced cigarettes.  This is a common scenario when legislators go after a minority of citizens for the funding woes of a state.  The picture is the same when you look at alcohol taxes.  Raising those taxes hurts businesses as well.  Already, the hospitality industry is bleeding jobs during this economic downturn.  The last thing they need is higher taxes!Governor Markell is hoping these proposals bring in over $20 million, a drop in the bucket when Delaware is facing an $800 million gap for 2010.  But looking at other states who have tried the same tax and spend schemes, that money won’t be there and taxpayers will be again left holding the bag – only now with a much bigger price tag.  Take Action and tell your legislators to avoid these tax gimmicks altogether.  Delaware has a great history of tax competition and economic liberty that has allowed that state to thrive.  Keeping spending in check is a far better way to maintain long-term growth than going down the tax-hike road where other states have become stuck.

06/15/2009
Key Vote NO: Conference Report on S. Con. Res. 13
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Key Vote NO: Conference Report on S. Con. Res. 13

On behalf of hundreds of thousands of FreedomWorks members nationwide, I urge you to vote “No” on the Conference Report on S. Con. Res 13, the Obama-Pelosi-Reid budget.  Their budget taxes too much, spends too much, and borrows too much.  And, potentially worst of all, it would open the door for socialized medicine and a massive energy tax to be enacted later this year without substantial debate through the reconciliation process.No one voting for this budget—Democrat or Republican—will have any creditability in the future as a fiscal conservative.

04/28/2009
The Real Goal of Healthcare Reform
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The Real Goal of Healthcare Reform

Via NewsAlert and HotAir comes this damning video.  Watch Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) gleefully admit that the goal of healthcare "reform" is to run private insurers out of business.

04/28/2009
Companies Sign Letter Against Higher Taxes in Budget
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Companies Sign Letter Against Higher Taxes in Budget

On March 24, 200 American companies sent a letter to Congressional leadership about the proposal in the Obama-Reid-Pelosi budget to repeal tax "deferral".  Deferral allows companies to defer income into the future to avoid high marginal tax rates on income.  The letter claims that the repeal would unilaterally increase taxes on large American companies that deal internationally.  

04/09/2009
Thank You to Senators for "Yea" Votes on Sen. DeMint's Health Care Freedom Amendment
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Thank You to Senators for "Yea" Votes on Sen. DeMint's Health Care Freedom Amendment

Click here to download the pdf of this letter. Dear Senators,

04/03/2009
Thank You Letter to Senators for "Yea" Vote on the Johanns Amendment
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Thank You Letter to Senators for "Yea" Vote on the Johanns Amendment

This letter was sent to the following 67 Senators who voted to prohibit the use of reconciliation in the Senate yesterday: Alexander, Barrasso, Baucus, Bayh, Begich, Bennet, Bennett, Bingaman, Bond, Brownback, Bunning, Burr, Byrd, Cantwell, Casey, Chambliss, Coburn, Cochran, Collins, Conrad, Corker, Cornyn, Crapo, DeMint, Dorgan, Ensign, Enzi, Feingold, Graham, Grassley, Gregg, Hagan, Hatch, Hutchinson, Inhofe, Isakson, Johanns, Klobuchar, Kohl, Kyl, Landrieu, Levin, Lincoln, Lugar, Martinez, McCain, McCaskill, McConnell, Murkowski, Murray, Nelson, Pryor, Risch, Roberts, Rockefeller, Se

04/02/2009
Key Vote Yes: Sen. DeMint's Health Care Freedom Amendment
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Key Vote Yes: Sen. DeMint's Health Care Freedom Amendment

Click here to download the PDF version of this Key Vote.

04/02/2009

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