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Happy New Year! Five Ways the Government Is Already On Your Case in 2014
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Happy New Year! Five Ways the Government Is Already On Your Case in 2014

There are but hours left in 2013, which a full two thirds of Americans described as the "worst year ever." Actually, I'm not sure of that exact number, but I was among the ones that did. Thanks, Obamacare! Anyway, lest you think you're leaving all of the bad stuff behind while you're celebrating the end of the year with stuffed lobster, champagne and terrible decisions, the government has already started in on making your life miserable in 2014. And ready or not, as of midnight, here it comes. 1. The Obamacare Insurance Tax

12/31/2013
Govt to Kill 3,600 Owls to Save Other Owls
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Govt to Kill 3,600 Owls to Save Other Owls

The federal government is upset that spotted owls are disappearing. So they’re going to kill 3,600 barred owls to even the score.The Pacific Northwest has been dealing with the caprices of government for decades when it comes to the northern spotted owl. Twenty-three years ago, environmentalists noticed that the population of the birds was decreasing faster than they liked.The owl-huggers successfully lobbied the federal government to list the bird as an endangered species and drastically reduced the logging they had blamed for the owl’s predicament. Problem solved!

08/09/2013
Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Big Gulps
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Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Big Gulps

Earlier today, the First Department of New York State's Appellate Division upheld a ruling that struck down Mayor Bloomberg's controversial portion cap rule or "soda ban." The ban would've prohibited movie theatres and other restaurants and eating establishments from serving specific sugary beverages in quantities larger than 16 ounces.

07/30/2013
Working Moms Tied Up in Outdated Regulations
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Working Moms Tied Up in Outdated Regulations

Like many moms with young kids, Rhea Lana Riner was struggling to live on a very tight budget. While some moms were buying name-brand outfits for their children, Rhea Lana was digging through consignment stores and garage sales to find the best deals. As her kids outgrew their clothing, she would sell them at her own garage sales but couldn't earn enough to keep her budget balanced. 

06/19/2013
Don't Sweat Health Care, California's Got This
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Don't Sweat Health Care, California's Got This

Implementing Obamacare is a train wreck nationally, but in California it's a high-speed rail disaster.In the past few weeks we learned that health insurance giants UnitedHealth, Cigna and Aetna will opt out of California's health care exchanges. They will still provide health insurance through large employers but wisely avoided Obamacare’s complicated new framework.

06/06/2013
Austin Bag Ban: Building a Foundation for Tyranny
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Austin Bag Ban: Building a Foundation for Tyranny

Austin Texas, whose claim to fame is its prolific “weirdness”, has undertaken a new effort to catapult their “weirdness” to new and unimaginable heights. While liberal mayors and governors across the nation have been busy waging war on guns, profit, and families, the liberal Austin City Council has been lamenting their unfortunate location within the red state of Texas, desperately searching for something to ban. Well, they finally found it, grocery bags.

03/06/2013
New Tax Rule Threatens Seattle Ballroom
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New Tax Rule Threatens Seattle Ballroom

Hallie Kuperman loves to dance. But what she loves even more is sharing this passion with visitors to her social dancing club, the Century Ballroom.Hallie purchased the vintage dancing space 16 years ago, turning it into a Seattle institution. The Century Ballroom not only teaches swing, tango and the foxtrot, it also hosts cabarets and other live performances for an eclectic crowd of all ages. The club’s trendsetting owner has become a prominent and beloved figure in the community.

02/22/2013
The FreedomCast: Episode 9 - Jon Gabriel
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The FreedomCast: Episode 9 - Jon Gabriel

The FreedomCast: Episode 9 - Jon Gabriel, bureaucracy, red tape and GOP messaging. Today on The FreedomCast, Jon Gabriel, blogger for FreedomWorks joins me to discuss GOP messaging, bureaucracy and red tape and how the government is saving you from deadly pickle nubbins.

02/12/2013
The Grassroots Are Getting More Organic
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The Grassroots Are Getting More Organic

Laura Bledsoe wasn't that interested in politics of any kind, least of all conservative politics. The back-to-nature farmer would be considered a bit of a hippie to many traditional Republicans. But Laura's foray into community-supported agriculture has turned her into a Tea Party hero, highlighting a growing alliance between limited-government activists and small organic farmers.

02/06/2013
Majority Says Federal Government Threatens Their Rights
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Majority Says Federal Government Threatens Their Rights

So much for a mandate. As President Obama heads into his celebrated, historic and transformational second term, the American people are distinctly distrustful of the government over which he presides.For the first time ever, a majority of the public says that the federal government threatens their personal rights and freedoms. The Pew Research Center found that 53 percent of Americans view the feds as a threat while only 43 percent disagree.

02/05/2013

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