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Among the many policy initiatives discussed in President Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday night was a proposal to provide pre-kindergarten education for 4-year olds in all fifty states, an expansion of the Head Start program first started in 1965.
Call Your Senators: Jack Lew’s Confirmation Hearing Today
Treasury Secretary nominee Jack Lew had his confirmation hearing before the Senate Finance Committee today. As Obama’s Chief of Staff, Jack Lew did not say anything surprising—he confirmed that he is just another big government Washington insider.
FreedomWorks Stands with Governor McCrory’s Decision to Resist a State Health Insurance Exchange in North Carolina
Washington, DC- FreedomWorks applauds North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory’s announcement yesterday to resist a state health insurance exchange, leaving that task to the federal government. Governor McCrory’s decision to reject the state exchanges overturns the actions of the previous Governor, Bev Perdue, who had started the process of setting up a state-federal partnership exchange before her electoral defeat last November.
I’m an avowed skeptic on anthropogenic climate change. Sure, humans might be responsible for some negligible shift in global temperatures. But these feeble contributions pale in comparison to those caused by the sun (e.g., changes in solar radiation) and earth (e.g., volcanic activity, weather patterns). I also believe that the climate is supposed to vary over time; this is to be expected, not feared.
The FreedomCast: Episode 10 - Jonathan Last on the Coming Demographic Disaster in America
Washington, DC- Following the conclusion of President Obama’s State of the Union address, FreedomWorks President Matt Kibbe released the following statement: “As I listened to the President tonight, I wondered if we were discussing the same Union. Has he read our government's balance sheet? Has he noticed the Great Recession he resides over? It’s clear the President is still in campaign mode, talking a lot, but saying very little.”
Matt Kibbe Responds to the President’s Sequester Savings Smears
Washington, DC- FreedomWorks President Matt Kibbe issued the following response to President Obama’s State of the Union attacks on the promised sequester savings: “Congress doesn’t have a sequestration problem; they have a sequestration promise to keep to the American people, one that the President supported on the campaign trail before he was against it. And frankly, it’s the bare minimum effort that Congress and President Obama can make, considering they have failed to pass a budget in over 4 years.”
Treasury Nominee Jack Lew Accused of Breaking Medicare Law
Prominent Senate Republicans are accusing Treasury Secretary nominee Jack Lew of violating Medicare law. Under federal law, presidential administrations are required to submit a plan to Congress on how to fix Medicare’s financial issues if the program’s funding is imbalanced. Medicare funding has been imbalanced for many consecutive years but Congress has not received one legally mandated legislative Medicare proposal from the Obama administration.
Mr. D and Mrs. R Smith are Californians working hard and doing their best to raise their young son and daughter. DS was raised with both public and private schooling, and RS completed all of her schooling through the public school system. When the time came to send their own children to school, however, they saw that the school situation was far from sunny and were concerned the public options wouldn't meet their child's needs. They decided that they would have to send their children to private schools.
Indiana Takes the Lead on Reforming Occupational Licensure
The Indiana legislature is considering a new bill that would cause license requirements for certain professions to automatically expire every five years unless members of that profession can provide a convincing reason why the requirement should remain in place. This would mark a major reform to the way license requirements are currently handled, where a licensed profession tends to remain that way for perpetuity, with few attempts even to question the wisdom of such policies.