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California has lost 600,000 jobs in the last decade and has a $26 billion deficit. Their public schools aren’t performing well, with lower grades and graduation rates than students in other states. It makes sense that a community would want to invest in education, but one would expect reasonable return on investment.
FreedomWorks Presents ‘Freedom Platform’ For Adoption at 2012 GOP Convention
Washington, DC- FreedomWorks, a grassroots service center serving more than 2 million members of the conservative movement, today released the Freedom Platform, a crowd-source proposal outlining 12 of the boldest, most important solutions for the nation in 2012. Grassroots activists from around the United States will petition the Republican National Convention platform committees to include the Freedom Platform in the GOP’s official 2012 platform.
Mickey Kaus, of the Daily Caller, is an expert on welfare and understands how the Obama Administration has intentionally weakened the work requirement of the 1996 welfare reform act. The 1996 act mandated a “work first” approach, which focused on finding employment above everything else. Health and Human Services czar, Kathleen Sebelius, has intentionally and unilaterally issued a directive which would allow HHS to waive a “work first” requirement. As Kaus
The $800 billion plus stimulus package passed back in 2009 had huge implications for the wind industry. Under the section 1603 program, 75 wind farms across the country received over $4.4 billion worth of federal grants.
Obamacare Already Restricting Access To Care And Causing Higher Prices
This may not be news to our regular readers and activists at FreedomWorks, since we all predicted such outcomes if Obamacare were to be implemented. In other words, we didn't need to pass the bill to see what was in it - we knew the whole thing stunk.
FreedomWorks Joins a South Carolina School Choice Forum
Low Country 9-12 hosted a great forum on School Choice in Summerville, South Carolina this past Wednesday, with over 60 activists showing up to the event.Speakers at the forum included: Dr. David Longshore, a South Carolina School Board member; Ray Moore, from Exodus Mandate; Joe Kress, from the Dorchester County Taxpayers; and our very own Julie Borowski, a Policy Analyst here at FreedomWorks.
There is widespread public opinion that taxpayers have a right to know how their money is being spent. Making government transparent and accountable is an issue that transcends left vs. right politics. And all of us should work together to shed light on opaque government agencies and departments.