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Democracy and Power 103: Government moneyIn general, the art of government consists in taking as much money as possible from one party of the citizens to give to the other. – Voltaire (1764)The money taxed and spent by the politicians comes from the labor and ingenuity of millions of working persons. Politicians spend other peoples’ money.
Licensing Restrictions Shut Down Little Girl’s Lemonade Stand
During the hot summer months, it’s practically an American tradition for children to set up lemonade stands in their neighborhood. The children learn valuable skills on how to run a business while earning some extra summer cash. A few years ago, the image of bureaucrats forcibly shutting down innocent lemonade stands may have been satire. Not anymore.
Key Vote "Yes" On Congressman Tom Price's Lame Duck Privileged Amendment
Dear Congressman,Following the November elections, there is a great threat that the Democratic majority could use a Lame Duck Session to pass legislation that could significantly expand government programs and burden consumers with more taxes and regulations. It is strongly believed that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi are delaying the vote on controversial pieces of legislation until after Election Day.
Today, the Labor Department’s monthly jobs report revealed that the unemployment rate remained unchanged at 9.5% for July. While the private sector added 71,000 jobs last month, not enough jobs were created to lower the unemployment rate. According to North Carolina State University economist Mike Walden, We’re not there yet...
Indispensable for personal freedom is the liberty to contemplate, reason, communicate, exchange and work, and to possess the gains made by these endeavors. George Mason codified the elements of freedom in theVirginia Declaration of Rights,
Missouri residents say "NO" to ObamaCare's unconstitutional individual mandate
Yesterday, the residents of the state of Missouri overwhelmingly voted in favor a referendum which will nullify the new healthcare law forced through Congress by Democrats. The measure, named Proposition C, invalidates one of the most crucial aspects of President Obama's healthcare reform legislation. It cancels out the President's http://www.freedomworks.org/publications/freedomworks-to-house-of-repres...
ADP Report: Slight Increase in Private Sector Jobs But 15 Million Still Unemployed