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Dear FreedomWorks member,As one of our millions of FreedomWorks members nationwide, I urge you to contact your Representative and ask them to cosponsor H.R. 828, the “Decrease Spending Now Act.” Introduced by Rep. Tom Price (GA-6), the bill mandates that the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) withdraw $45 billion from unobligated balances of discretionary appropriations within 60 days.
Lawmakers and lobbyists in Iowa are pushing for an additional 10 cent per gallon gasoline tax, on top of the 21 cent gas tax already in place. Raising the gas tax, especially in this stalled economy, would hurt Iowa families by forcing them to pay even more at the gas pump. This proposed tax would be particularly cruel since the average gas price in Iowa is a whopping $3.70 per gallon.
FreedomWorks Media Roundup: February 21st – March 4th, 2013
The Content of Character Historian Carter G. Woodson, the father of black history month, hoped that eventually the need for this designated month would fade as black history became intertwined with American history.
Detroit serves as a cautionary tale warning of long-term liberal leadership. As Michigan’s governor prepares a state takeover of the terminally troubled city, many blame the short-sighted policies of the local Democratic machine. To be sure, runaway pensions, red ink and union obstinance have helped hollow out the once-mighty Motor City.
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
FreedomWorks’ Kibbe to President Obama: Am I Missing Something?
Washington, DC- Following President Obama’s press conference on the sequester savings set to take effect tonight at midnight, FreedomWorks President Matt Kibbe said the following comment: “Listening to the President, you would think that the world is going to end tonight at midnight. Children wandering the streets unsupervised, abandoned borders, rancid food and planes at risk to collide in mid-air.
It was 4:45am pacific time and my phone rang. I didn't even open my eyes to see who was calling but I answered. The voice on the other end was somber, "Kristina, you're going to read and hear that Breitbart is dead. It's not a joke, and I'm so sorry my friend." I sobbed. Not only for the friend I had lost, but for the leader I knew could never be replaced.
With the sequester set to take effect on March 1st, many politicians and pundits are acting like the world is going to end. But the American people should have no fear: this is just another one of Washington’s manufactured crises.
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. SennholzA Freedom Guide to Debt and Sequester Here is a quick guide on debt and sequester, plus related articles for more in depth study of what's currently happening in American politics.