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The time for politics has passed, or so you would think.Throughout his campaign, President Obama promised to make a decision on the Keystone XL pipeline after the election was over. Nearly six weeks later however, despite facts that reveal the project to be a bipartisan, pro-energy, pro-growth pursuit, the President has still failed to address the issue.
Ask your neighbors and co-workers a simple question: "What are the wealthiest counties in America?" Here are the answers I got:“Is Manhattan a county? That has to be one of the richest.”“Which county has Beverly Hills?”“San Francisco County has to be up there. Silicon Valley too.”
Fans of smaller government and lower taxes will hardly be surprised that financially successful people in France are leaving in the face of new 75% income tax rates on the highest earners. Under Socialist President François Holllande, this new rate will become effective in 2013 and has led many of the highest earners to leave the country- with their money. Now, this punitive tax rate has hit the limelight.
FreedomWorks Applauds the Selection of Tim Scott to Replace Jim DeMint in the Senate
Washington, DC- Following Governor Haley’s decision to appoint Rep. Tim Scott to fill Jim DeMint’s Senate seat, FreedomWorks President Matt Kibbe released the following statement: “Kudos to Governor Haley for choosing a proven fiscal conservative to continue the legacy set by Jim DeMint. We are confident that Tim Scott will be a leading voice to advance the principles of individual freedom and limited-government, and he will be an excellent addition to a growing caucus of fiscal conservatives in the Senate.”
Personal Freedom and Prosperity 104: Taxes Diminish Personal Power Collecting more taxes than is absolutely necessary is legalized robbery. —President Calvin CoolidgeTaxing beyond public safety diminishes the freedom of the person taxed.
First Round of the ObamaCare Exchange Battle Goes to the States
Today is an important day - we're one giant step closer to reversing the government takeover of our health care.The deadline for states to begin setting up their own, state-run health care exchange under ObamaCare was today, December 14th. This deadline was a crucial trial for ObamaCare, and the verdict is in -- 26 states, a majority of the union, are currently declining to set up an exchange.Below is a map of how each state stands on the exchanges:
Better Late Than Never? Democrats Realizing Obamacare Taxes Will Kill Jobs
In one of the more infamous statements regarding the process in which Democrats sought to force-feed health care reform to the American people, former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi quipped, "We have to pass the bill so you can find out what is in it".
My family has deep roots in Michigan, from the frigid locks of Sault Ste. Marie to the college-town ambience of Kalamazoo. But ultimately, my parents left Michigan and eventually the Midwest in search of jobs. Jobs found in the “right-to-work” state of Arizona.
The departure of Jim DeMint from the United States Senate provides the opportunity for the GOP to achieve something it hasn’t done since the 1970s: have a black Republican representative in the Senate.
States should not implement health insurance exchanges as defined by Obamacare. There is no fiscal advantage to doing so. An exchange will not improve life for a state's citizens, and there is great risk of political liability for officials responsible for an exchange.