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SNAP Challenge is Not So Challenging - Unless You're an Out of Touch Congressman
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SNAP Challenge is Not So Challenging - Unless You're an Out of Touch Congressman

This past week more than two dozen Democratic members of congress decided to compete in the SNAP Challenge and in their words "call attention to the necessity of the program" while also showing how difficult it is to eat on the average of $31.50 per person, per week allocated under the SNAP program.

06/14/2013
Priorities: Study Shows Most States Value Coaches Above All Else
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Priorities: Study Shows Most States Value Coaches Above All Else

In nearly every state across the country, legislators are looking for ways to maintain vital services to the neediest among us. Education, police, fire and health services have been cut in efforts to trim government budgets, so what does it say about a state's priorities when the top paid public employees are athletic coaches?

05/15/2013
Sequestration Might Turn White House Chef Into a Spy or Something
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Sequestration Might Turn White House Chef Into a Spy or Something

It has been a harrowing six weeks for the nation, what with the sequestrapocalyse and all. As of March 1, our underfunded federal government was forced to slash indispensible initiatives such as robot squirrels, pickle specifications and cowboy poetry.

04/11/2013
Democrats Introduce First Formal Budget Proposal in Four Years
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Democrats Introduce First Formal Budget Proposal in Four Years

Congressional Democrats have finally gotten around to proposing a federal budget - the first one in four years - and you can probably imagine what it includes. According to The Hill,The first budget from Senate Democrats in four years includes nearly $1 trillion in new taxes but would not balance the budget.

03/13/2013
Come On Down! You're The Next Contestant On Tax TV!
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Come On Down! You're The Next Contestant On Tax TV!

Imagine, for a moment, a game show set. Wink Martindale is the host, because you need a pro to keep this thing on the rails. Contestants are picked at random from the studio audience to answer questions about the IRS, prepared by auditors and CPAs. Winners are awarded a tax rebate. Losers get the last 10 years of their income tax returns audited.

02/25/2013
SC Candidate Forum: A Testament to the Bottom-Up Grassroots Model
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SC Candidate Forum: A Testament to the Bottom-Up Grassroots Model

FreedomWorks teamed with South Carolina’s grassroots activists to host a two-hour candidate forum in the state’s 1st Congressional District. On Saturday, February 16th, 16 candidates vying to fill the seat formerly held by Senator Tim Scott met at the Embassy Suites Hotel in North Charleston for a substantive policy discussion. A range of individuals—state-level politicians, small business owners, local activists and a former governor—fielded questions on pressing political and legislative matters.

02/22/2013
Oh, City of Little Faith
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Oh, City of Little Faith

The state of the union is “screwed.”

02/14/2013
Cut Government Spending – No Tax Increases
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Cut Government Spending – No Tax Increases

Democracy and Power 104: Future Debt BurdenA government debt is a government claim against personal income and private property – an unpaid tax bill. —Hans F. Sennholz

02/04/2013
Chart: Federal spending and receipts in one image (FY 2013)
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Chart: Federal spending and receipts in one image (FY 2013)

01/25/2013
Spending at Gun Point
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Spending at Gun Point

In the days leading up to President Obama announcing his gun control plans, and now that he has, the focus of Republicans and Conservatives has been squarely on his ever-encroaching attack on the Second Amendment.  While the important debate over gun rights continues, we should not forget another vastly important detail.

01/17/2013

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