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Democracy and Power 112: Fidelity to LeadershipTo be elected, a politician must please his constituents. However, to be a powerful legislative force, a politician must be an obedient member of a party – Democrat or Republican. Since most constituents are busy making a living, raising families and focused on immediate community concerns, loyalty to the party most often prevails.
FreedomWorks Celebrates Governor Corbett’s bold decision to reject Health Care Exchanges in Pennsylvania
Washington, DC –Today FreedomWorks, a grassroots frontrunner in the fight to block health care exchanges around the country, applauded Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett for his hard-hitting decision to decline a state-run health care exchange in Pennsylvania.
President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner are currently negotiating a deficit reduction deal to stop the sequester “cuts.” The main fight is over Obama’s proposal to raise federal income taxes on Americans making over $250,000 a year. While Boehner claims he is opposed to raising the top two income tax brackets, some worry that he will accept a bad tax-hiking deal in order to stop the sequester.
Monday, the AFL-CIO sent an email calling for candlelight vigils. These vigils were to be held at the offices of Republican Congressional representatives nation-wide. "Working families will make clear we need to protect Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security benefits, and we won’t sacrifice our security so the richest 2% can get more tax breaks," the organizing site explained.
Tell Your Senators to Oppose Ratifying the U.N.'s Convention on the Rights of Persons With Disabilities
Dear FreedomWorks member, As one of our million-plus FreedomWorks members nationwide, I urge you to contact your senators and urge them to vote oppose ratifying the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).While the Senate recently voted to not ratify the CRPD, the U.N. treaty is far from dead— Senate leadership has already pledged to bring it to another vote at the beginning of the 113th Congress. The U.N. treaty may sound well-intentioned but it would erode U.S. sovereignty and hurt families with disabled children.
Key Vote NO on Extending the Transaction Account Guarantee Program
Dear FreedomWorks member,
As one of our millions of FreedomWorks members nationwide, I urge you to contact your senators and urge them to vote against S. 3637, the bill to extend the Transaction Account Guarantee (TAG) program. Introduced by Senator Harry Reid (D-NV), this bill would extend full loan guarantees to all bank accounts that do not earn interest.
Last week, after Right-to-Work passed in Michigan, many were celebrating workplace freedom in the historic union stronghold. Some, however, were less than thrilled. Take, for example, Michael Moore, hypocrite extraordinaire who took to Twitter to express his displeasure.
Taxpayers Funded 73% of All New Jobs Created in the Past 5 Months
Police in Michigan turned aside oganized labor violence on Thursday as opponents of workplace freedom tried in vain to intimidate lawmakers in their workplace. The Michigan Senate passed Right To Work legislation, which goes to the House for a vote on Tuesday.Ironically, the agents of forced unionization claim that Right To Work (RTW) laws endanger employee safety. RTW laws, which defend the right to be secure in a job without being forced to pay union dues, do not affect employee safety. The kinds of work people do in the states that happen to have chosen workplace freedom allow unscrupulous people to offer misleading statistics.