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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
Tea Party Stood Strong During Debt-Ceiling Debate
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Tea Party Stood Strong During Debt-Ceiling Debate

The so-called historic debt-ceiling deal passed the Senate 74-26 yesterday and quickly landed on President Obama’s desk. He immediately signed the lousy compromise to raise the debt ceiling by $900 billion. The past few weeks have been filled with numerous lies and scare tactics.

08/03/2011
Key Vote NO on Speaker Boehner's Revised Debt Ceiling Plan
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Key Vote NO on Speaker Boehner's Revised Debt Ceiling Plan

Dear FreedomWorks member, As one of our million-plus FreedomWorks members nationwide, I urge you to contact your Representative and ask him or her to vote NO on Speaker Boehner’s revised debt ceiling plan. While we applaud House leadership for passing the Cut, Cap and Balance Act last week, we do not support Speaker Boehner’s new compromise, which violates the Cut, Cap and Balance Pledge because it neither cuts nor caps nor balances federal spending.

07/29/2011
Principles over Compromises: Oppose Speaker Boehner’s Debt-Ceiling Plan
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Principles over Compromises: Oppose Speaker Boehner’s Debt-Ceiling Plan

With the Obama administration’s phony debt-limit deadline just five days away, all eyes remain fixed on the ongoing debate in Washington. Per usual, nearly all members of the party in power support raising the debt ceiling with no strings attached while most in the minority party do not. The debt ceiling has been raised ten times in just the past decade with both parties playing political games.

07/28/2011
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
The Truth About the Fourteenth Amendment
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The Truth About the Fourteenth Amendment

At the founding of our great nation a resident of Philadelphia asked Benjamin Franklin what type of government the delegates have created?  Franklin responded, “A republic, if you can keep it.”  However, as August 2nd looms ever near, and negotiations over the debt ceiling seem to be at a standstill, proponents of big g

07/27/2011
The Boehner "Debt & Tax Hike" Plan Won't Avert a Downgrade
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The Boehner "Debt & Tax Hike" Plan Won't Avert a Downgrade

FACT: If enacted, the Boehner "debt & tax hike" plan would not avert a downgrade of US government debt (which would drive up interest rates). 

07/26/2011
Revolt! Massive Coalition Mobilizes Against Boehner 'Debt & Tax Hike' Plan
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Revolt! Massive Coalition Mobilizes Against Boehner 'Debt & Tax Hike' Plan

Breaking: The massive Cut Cap Balance coalition, representing millions of fiscally conservative Americans, has just issued the following statement in strong opposition to the Boehner "debt & tax hike" plan.  (At presstime, we have not received the complete list of all the groups that have signed this message; but we will do so ASAP.)

07/26/2011
Key Vote NO on Speaker Boehner's Debt Ceiling Plan
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Key Vote NO on Speaker Boehner's Debt Ceiling Plan

Dear FreedomWorks member, As one of our million-plus FreedomWorks members nationwide, I urge you to contact your Representative and ask him or her to vote NO on Speaker Boehner’s new debt ceiling plan. While we applaud House leadership for passing the Cut, Cap and Balance Act last week, we do not support Speaker Boehner’s new compromise, which violates the Cut, Cap and Balance Pledge because it neither cuts nor caps nor balances federal spending.

07/26/2011
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

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