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Jack Lew, Head of Citigroup's Alternative Investments Arm, Is Obama's Choice To Lead Treasury
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Jack Lew, Head of Citigroup's Alternative Investments Arm, Is Obama's Choice To Lead Treasury

Several of us have blogged about this previously at FreedomWorks, but I simply can't get over how absurd it is that President Obama has nominated Jack Lew for Secretary of the Treasury. (Click here for a list of all Jack Lew articles on the blog.) If you thought Timothy Geithner was bad, you should check out Jack Lew's record.

02/27/2013
Obama's Ridiculous Plan For Higher Education
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Obama's Ridiculous Plan For Higher Education

In this month's State of the Union Address the president put forth a plan to make college tuition more affordable. The proposal was met with praise in most quarters on the left, but surprisingly little attention from the right.

02/26/2013
Sequester: Insincerity and Mendacity
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Sequester: Insincerity and Mendacity

Democracy and Power 108: ObfuscationWherever politics intrudes upon economic life, political success is readily attained by saying what people like to hear rather than what is demonstrably true. Instead of safeguarding truth and honesty, the state then tends to become a major source of insincerity and mendacity. —Hans F. Sennholz

02/16/2013
President Obama's Minimum Wage Hike Proposal Will Harm The Poor
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President Obama's Minimum Wage Hike Proposal Will Harm The Poor

In Tuesday's State of the Union Address, President Obama proposed raising the federally mandated minimum wage to $9 per hour, a 24% increase over the current mandate. In a subsequent conversation, my friend David Guenther of the Texas Public Policy Foundation made a good point about the effects of this if it were to come to pass:

02/15/2013
On Politicians and Saviors
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On Politicians and Saviors

It is a strange sign of the world in which we live that politicians are compared to Jesus Christ himself. It’s interesting, however, to look at the reactions to these bizarre proclamations. Let’s take a look at Barack Obama and Marco Rubio, for example. Both have been called a savior recently, but the reactions from the men were markedly different. 

02/08/2013
Obama and Religious Freedom Day; A Hypocritical Head-Scratcher
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Obama and Religious Freedom Day; A Hypocritical Head-Scratcher

“I, Barack Obama, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim January 16, 2013, as Religious Freedom Day.” 

01/17/2013
If Obama Wants Kids On Stage, Let's Give Him Kids On Stage
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If Obama Wants Kids On Stage, Let's Give Him Kids On Stage

Today, Obama is once again going to ignore the Constitution. This time, the Constitutional right under attack is gun control. According to White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, Obama will be presenting a “concrete package” of proposals which will water down the Constitutional rights of American citizens.

01/16/2013
A Simple Plan to Avert the Fiscal Cliff
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A Simple Plan to Avert the Fiscal Cliff

What should Congress do on the Fiscal Cliff? 1) Lock in $1.2 trillion in ten-year sequester savings. 2) Extend ALL current tax rates for one year. 3) Reform taxes and entitlements to avert another debt downgrade. Questions? P.S. From now on, every debt ceiling increase should be offset by an equivalent amount of spending reductions, in the same bill. No more kicking the can down the road! That is all.

12/10/2012
Obama and Boehner: America's Duo-Dictators
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Obama and Boehner: America's Duo-Dictators

Democracy and Power 101: Government is PowerThe essence of government is power; and power, lodged as it must be in human hands, will ever be liable to abuse. —James Madison, Speech in the Virginia State Convention of 1829-1830

12/08/2012
Obama Increases Spending for Special-Interest Predators
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Obama Increases Spending for Special-Interest Predators

Democracy and Power 114: The Power PlayersWho actually controls the force of government? Politicians and interest groups control the American political process. Special-interest groups - i.e. big business, small business, big unions, education, seniors, and a multitude of others - seek favors: tax breaks, subsidies, exclusive legislation, etc. Interest groups give enormous amounts of money to political campaigns and receive gigantic benefits in return.

12/03/2012

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