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Federal Budget Resources for Activists and Journalists
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Federal Budget Resources for Activists and Journalists

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02/23/2013
Key Vote NO on a Clean Increase in the Debt Limit - H.R. 325
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Key Vote NO on a Clean Increase in the Debt Limit - H.R. 325

Dear FreedomWorks member,As one of our millions of FreedomWorks members nationwide, I urge you to contact your U.S. Representative and urge him or her to vote NO on H.R. 325, a bill which would lift the U.S. debt limit without a dollar cap for four months (until May 19, 2013) with no accompanying spending reforms or reductions.

01/22/2013
FreedomWorks Key Votes “NO” on the GOP Debt Ceiling Proposal, H.R. 325
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FreedomWorks Key Votes “NO” on the GOP Debt Ceiling Proposal, H.R. 325

Washington, DC- FreedomWorks will be activating its membership of over 2 million fiscal conservatives to contact their Representatives and demand a vote “NO” on H.R. 325, the debt ceiling legislation proposed by Republican House leadership that would raise the debt ceiling clean with no long-term budget solutions.  

01/22/2013
The Government Spending Binge
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The Government Spending Binge

For most of this year, the talk in Washington has been focused on the debt, the debt ceiling, spending, and tax revenue. Politicians, economists, reporters, and citizens keeps referencing these large unfathomable numbers, like $14.6 trillion in debt. But what does that really mean?

08/05/2011
Top 10 Reasons to Support 'Cut Cap Balance' over the Boehner Plan
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Top 10 Reasons to Support 'Cut Cap Balance' over the Boehner Plan

[Click here for a PDF version of this document.] The House is slated to vote on the Boehner debt-ceiling plan today, July 28, 2011. FreedomWorks and a broad coalition of fiscal conservatives strongly oppose the plan and need your help to stop it. 

07/28/2011
Instant Analysis: Boehner Debt Plan Falls Short of 'Cut Cap & Balance'
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Instant Analysis: Boehner Debt Plan Falls Short of 'Cut Cap & Balance'

Here is an "instant analysis" of Speaker Boehner's new debt ceiling bill, which was released late last night and is slated to be voted on in the House tomorrow. The short version is that the bill not only violates the Cut Cap Balance Pledge*, it doesn't even "reflect the 'spirit' of Cut Cap Balance," as House leaders claim, because it neither cuts nor caps nor balances federal spending. And it creates an opening for Washington to raise taxes next year.  More specifically, the bill:

07/26/2011
BREAKING: Senate to Vote on 'Cut Cap Balance' Act 10:30 AM!
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BREAKING: Senate to Vote on 'Cut Cap Balance' Act 10:30 AM!

In an attempt to kill the House-passed "Cut Cap Balance" Act (H.R.2560), the Senate Democratic leader, Harry Reid, has scheduled a surprise procedural vote on the bill. The vote is slated to occur Friday, July 22, at 10:30 a.m. Eastern. TAKE ACTION: Call key Senators and tell them to vote NO on the motion to table the Cut Cap Balance Act!

07/21/2011
VIDEO: Debt ceiling snap vote: What YOU can do NOW
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VIDEO: Debt ceiling snap vote: What YOU can do NOW

Next Tuesday, the House will vote on the "Cut Cap Balance" Act (H.R.2560) vs. the McConnell-Reid-Pelosi "Cut Run & Hide" bill. FreedomWorks' Max Pappas & Dean Clancy explain what you can do NOW: View the video

07/17/2011
BREAKING: House to vote on CCB Act, Tues 7/19!
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BREAKING: House to vote on CCB Act, Tues 7/19!

Backed by a wave of overwhelming grassroots pressure, Speaker John Boehner has scheduled a surprise House vote on the Cut Cap Balance Act (H.R.2560) this coming Tuesday, July 19th. TAKE ACTION: Tell your Congressman to vote YES on the Cut Cap Balance Act!

07/17/2011
Debt Ceiling Debate Plunges Into the Absurd
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Debt Ceiling Debate Plunges Into the Absurd

You can begin to comprehend the desperation level of a particular party or ideological persuasion when the arguments that are posited leave the realm of logic and plunge into the abyss of absurdity. 

07/13/2011

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