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WHAT: About 200 FreedomWorks activists will gather at the Texas State Capitol to put grassroots pressure on state legislators to pass comprehensive education reform bills that empower parents and students. Senate Bill 2 would lift the cap entirely on charter schools in Texas, while Senate Bill 1575 offers taxpayer savings grants to all Texas children. Featured Speakers at the rally include State Senator Dan Patrick, State Senator Ken Paxton, FreedomWorks President Matt Kibbe and leading grassroots activists JoAnn Fleming, Katrina Pierson and Matt Rinaldi.
The Perils Of Easy Credit: Oregon's Integra Telecom To Move
"Credit expansion and inflationary increase of the quantity of money frustrate the common man's attempts to save and to accumulate reserves for less propitious days." Ludwig von Mises, in Human Action.
There is a move afoot in Washington DC to give the city autonomy of over its finances. While this may sound good on the surface, there are unintendend consequences, and it may not be constitutional. As a federal district, the District of Columbia is funded solely by federal tax dollars.Dean Clancy, FreedomWorks Vice President, says,
Bureaucrat Destroys Wetlands in Order to Save Them
Joe Remenar found the ideal spot to retire. After a long career in law enforcement, he bought three and a half acres near Blaine, Wash., which included a nice home and a little room to enjoy nature.Just a few miles from picturesque Semiahmoo Bay and even closer to the Canadian border, the Pacific Northwest property seemed the perfect fit. "The family really fell in love with the place, as I did,” Remenar said.
FreedomWorks Media Roundup: April 5th – 25th, 2013
GOP needs to open its ears In private enterprise, a business fails when it ceases to meet the demands of the consumer. Senior management, out-of-touch and complacent, loses the vision that made the start-up a success in the first place. The sales pitch and cash flow replace innovation and product quality.
Over the past several days travelers have been experiencing longer than normal wait times and more frequent flight delays. We've heard time and time again, and even from the FAA itself that its because goverment was forced to tighten it's belt and make cuts due to the Sequester.
Coalition Letter: Support Due Process in Government Access to Emails
Washington, DC- FreedomWorks applauds the Senate Judiciary Committee for unanimously passing an amendment championed by Senators Mike Lee (UT) and Patrick Leahy (VT) to update the Electronic Communications Privacy Act. The amendment would require the government to get a search warrant to gain access to personal emails or any other electronic information held by a third party. FreedomWorks President Matt Kibbe issued the following comment:
The FreedomCast - Episode 31 - Tom Borelli on GE and Corporate Handouts
On today’s edition of The FreedomCast, Tom Borelli joins me to discuss GE CEO Jeffrey Immelt’s uncomfortably close relationship with the Obama Administration, how this relationship gives shareholders and average Americans a raw deal and why the right, left and center should unite against bailouts and corporate special interests.
Tell the Board of Directors at GE to give back the taxpayer's money.
At some point in our lives, most of us will run up against a government regulation that seems to make no sense. While most people tend to believe that the government has their best interest at heart, there are also times when even the most devout supporter of a tightly regulated economy finds that a particular rule defies all attempts at logical interpretation. Why is this so? Why do lawmakers enact laws that are plainly ridiculous?