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Obama Is Not Improving Ohio's Economy - Fracking Is
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Obama Is Not Improving Ohio's Economy - Fracking Is

At the Basic American Rights Seminar in Eugene, Oregon on September 29, the keynote speaker was Ann McElhinny, director of the documentaries Not Evil, Just Wrong and FrackNation.  Always an energetic speaker, one subject of her talk really stuck out.

09/30/2012
2012 GOP Platform Incorporates 2012 “Freedom Platform”
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2012 GOP Platform Incorporates 2012 “Freedom Platform”

FreedomWorks is proud to report that the 2012 GOP Platform, as approved at the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, incorporates almost all key elements of the FreedomWorks “Freedom Platform”. Most notably, the 2012 GOP Platform calls for both an Audit of the Federal Reserve and the full repeal of Obamacare, two of the cornerstones of the Freedom Platform.  Striking similarities between the two platforms are an encouraging reminder of the ground that the freedom movement is gaining within the establishment Republican Party.  

09/19/2012
Government Regulation Slowing Energy Jobs and Economic Growth
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Government Regulation Slowing Energy Jobs and Economic Growth

With unemployment in the United States at 8.3%, job growth is something which should be encouraged. However, it would seem that the government is only interested in jobs that support their agenda.

08/23/2012
Key Vote YES on Amendments to Further Cut Spending in the Water and Energy Appropriations Bill
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Key Vote YES on Amendments to Further Cut Spending in the Water and Energy Appropriations Bill

Dear FreedomWorks member, I am writing to alert you that Congress is currently voting on a series of amendments to H.R. 5325, the Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act. The following amendment has already been voted on and we encourage you to check how your representative voted here: http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll311.xml. Unfortunately, the amendment failed 133 to 275.

06/06/2012
Is Wind Energy Worth the Green?
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Is Wind Energy Worth the Green?

Since environmental issues are becoming increasingly salient in the political arena, the subject of alternative energy subsidies warrants some attention. Currently, Congress is deciding whether or not to extend the Production Tax Credit (PTC), a 20-year subsidy which is responsible for most of the growth in the wind sector. The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) has exerted considerable political pressure on legislators, both state and federal, in order to garner support for the extension of this subsidy.

02/21/2012
GE's Crony Capitalism: The Saga Continues
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GE's Crony Capitalism: The Saga Continues

The other week, I blogged here about G.E.'s crony capitalism tactics that take advantage of tax code loopholes and other special treatment for big corporations by big government.  FreedomWorks has long been beating the drum against rent-seekers like GE and Duke Energy, so it was a little surprising that yesterday's  New York Times article, "G.E.'s Strategies Let It Avoid Taxes Altogether,"

03/25/2011
PODCAST: Important Senate vote possible TODAY! Make calls now!
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PODCAST: Important Senate vote possible TODAY! Make calls now!

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03/17/2011
GE Cronies Cuddle Up to Tax Code
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GE Cronies Cuddle Up to Tax Code

Business Week does a great job of outlining GE's tax code shenanigans. In sum, the company has laid out big money to powerful DC lobbyists to take advantage of and keep various breaks and loopholes in the tax code.  This isn't anything new or particularly surprising, but it is a great example of what happens when you have a toxic combination of a long and complex tax code and rent-seeking corporations who have been able to carve out special treatment at the expense of individuals.

02/28/2011
Deneen Borelli Takes on GE on Fox News
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Deneen Borelli Takes on GE on Fox News

FreedomWorks Senior Fellow Deneen Borelli slammed GE head Jeff Immelt on Fox News this morning.  Watch and learn:

01/25/2011
Grassroots Action Stops Earmarks
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Grassroots Action Stops Earmarks

11/15/2010

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