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Stop Soda Tax for Government-Run Health Care
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Stop Soda Tax for Government-Run Health Care

Whether you call it soda or pop, another tax scheme has just emerged from the House Ways and Means Committee to fund a massive government run health care scheme.  This time it’s a 10 cent tax on each can of soda.  That number sounds familiar because President Obama pledged as recently as February that no family earning less than $250,000 would see its taxes increased by “a single dime.

06/19/2009
The Doctor Will See You....in Nine Hours
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The Doctor Will See You....in Nine Hours

A study released yesterday gives a pretty bleak view of the Canadian health care system and a peak into our own future should such a plan be adopted.

06/19/2009
Putting Florida's Insurance on a Safer Course
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Putting Florida's Insurance on a Safer Course

With the hurricane season now underway, Florida’s insurance market is teetering on the brink of insolvency due to changes in insurance laws that have seen the nation’s large insurers leave the state, including State Farm, Allstate, Nationwide, USAA and others. Now, the state-run Citizens Insurance Property Corporation has moved from “insurer of last resort” to “insurer of first resort,” the largest insurer in the state with the riskiest portfolio. Should a major hurricane hit, or even a series of smaller hurricanes, the potential liabilities Citizens faces threaten the state’s finances and raise the specter of new costs for consumers, who will be assessed new “surcharges” on their insurance policies—including not just homeowners insurance, but automobile and other insurance polices as well.

06/18/2009
500 Rally in Raleigh Against Tax Hikes
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500 Rally in Raleigh Against Tax Hikes

Over 500 people from all over North Carolina gathered on June 16 to protest the tax hikes being proposed in the state legislature.  So far the list includes a cigarette tax hike and a tax on web-advertising.  The group braved the rain to tell the legislators not to raise taxes.Check out all the great pictures below: 

06/18/2009
Take Me Out to the Bailout
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Take Me Out to the Bailout

A Winston-Salem businessman is asking the city to pay an additional $15.7 million to foot the bill for his unfinished stadium after a business deal fell through.  This comes on top of the $12 million the city already gave the project and will mean taking on $12.7 in debt.  You can read about the saga here and here.

06/18/2009
President Reagan on Government-Run Health Care
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President Reagan on Government-Run Health Care

No one sums up the fight and the future better than the Great Communicator.  It's worth listening to the whole thing. Twice.h/t: Club for Growth

06/16/2009
FreedomWorks Deplores IMF Funding
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FreedomWorks Deplores IMF Funding

Washington, DC – Due to its promised share of the G-20’s $500 billion increase in the IMF’s New Arrangements to Borrow (NAB), The Obama administration is seeking $108 billion in new resources for the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Under such legislation, so the story goes, the IMF would then be able to expand its ability to lend to troubled economies. By granting new resources at the request of the administration, the U.S. Congress would be granting unprecedented power to the IMF. Given the current status of the global financial system, this marks a rather troubling departure from the traditional role the IMF has played since its formal inception in 1944.In addition to the $500 billion NAB supplement, the G-20 also agreed to $250 billion in Special Drawing Rights (SDRs) to member countries as well as a new, unrestricted Flexible Credit Line (FCL) for member states that pre-qualify with “good” economic policies. Under the combination of the FCL and SDRs, the IMF creeps eerily closer to what amounts to an international central bank with unconditional lending powers, yet it is without any regulatory authority. As a result, while the IMF can lend to well-intended beneficiaries like Poland and Hungary, it is also free to dish out even more—due to its system of quotas—to malevolent states like Iran and Venezuela.FreedomWorks encourages all members of Congress to deny the passage of any bill that grants such unnecessary influence to an obsolete international institution at the expense of the American taxpayer. The IMF no longer serves the purposes it was initially intended, and in its new role, questions regarding the political and financial legitimacy of the institution should be raised. FreedomWorks President Matt Kibbe attacked such a new role for the IMF: “Should such legislation pass, it would effectively remake the IMF. This is not your grandfather’s IMF. The IMF was already revamped after crisis of the ’70s, but what is now being supported by the administration is more than asinine, it borders on illegality. That an honest, taxpaying American must send his hard-earned dollars to finance a nuclear-aspiring rogue state such as Iran or big government thugs like Hugo Chavez is difficult to imagine.”

06/16/2009
Help Stop a New Internet Tax Scheme in Louisiana
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Help Stop a New Internet Tax Scheme in Louisiana

Politicians in Baton Rouge are quickly trying to rush through a new, multi-million dollar internet tax hike that proponents are claiming will help crack down on internet crimes such as child pornography and fraud.TAKE ACTION! HB 569 will impose a $.15 per month fee on bills from internet service providers to fund a new “Internet Crimes Investigation Fund.”  The bill recently passed the Louisiana House and will be heard in the Senate this week.Cracking down on crime, and particularly crimes involving children, is a noble cause indeed.  But HB 569 is the wrong approach.Lawmakers supporting this legislation are rushing to a big-government solution, even without allowing state law enforcement agencies adequate time to evaluate what they truly need.  No credible studies have been produced to justify the creation of this new fund and the tax increase it requires.  At the same time more localized efforts to combat online crimes have enjoyed success by better utilizing existing resources.  For example, the Northwest Louisiana Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force has been extremely successful while operating on about $150,000 to $200,000 a year and relying on cooperation from a host of local law enforcement and district attorney’s offices in the region. Legislators need to think innovatively and prioritize projects instead of simply looking to expand government on the backs of hard-working Louisiana taxpayers.  The size of the proposed new Internet Crimes fund may seem modest at this point, but just creating it opens the door to a slippery-slope of new government spending.  We’ve all seen how bureaucracies can so easily grow out-of-control and as well-intentioned as they might be, turn into government slush-funds with taxpayers on the hook. Don’t let politicians use the idea of keeping children safe to cram more big government down your throat.  TAKE ACTION NOW before the Senate takes up HB 569 and tell them to oppose this new internet tax hike scheme!

06/15/2009
Help Stop Delaware Tax Hikes
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Help Stop Delaware Tax Hikes

Delaware is the latest state to jump on the tax hike bandwagon with a plan to raise taxes on cigarettes and alcohol to bridge a looming budget gap.  These so-called “sin taxes” seem to be the first place politicians go for some quick cash anytime they can’t pay the bills.  Take Action and urge your lawmakers to oppose tax hikes and pursue real long-term growth policies.A recent proposal would raise alcohol taxes by two cents per 12-ounce can of beer, three cents per 5-ounce serving of wine, and 15 cents per bottle of liquor. The state cigarette tax would see a $.45/pack hike.Delaware doesn’t need to go down the path of higher taxes that nickel-and-dime citizens.  State legislators need only look up I-95 to New Jersey to see the effect cigarette tax hikes have on the budget.  A Heartland Institute study shows that for two years running, the tax hikes have led to reduced revenues, not the millions the state was banking on.  New Jersey was left with a still gaping budget hole and businesses were hurt as smokers turned to the Internet, Indian Reservations, and the black market for lower priced cigarettes.  This is a common scenario when legislators go after a minority of citizens for the funding woes of a state.  The picture is the same when you look at alcohol taxes.  Raising those taxes hurts businesses as well.  Already, the hospitality industry is bleeding jobs during this economic downturn.  The last thing they need is higher taxes!Governor Markell is hoping these proposals bring in over $20 million, a drop in the bucket when Delaware is facing an $800 million gap for 2010.  But looking at other states who have tried the same tax and spend schemes, that money won’t be there and taxpayers will be again left holding the bag – only now with a much bigger price tag.  Take Action and tell your legislators to avoid these tax gimmicks altogether.  Delaware has a great history of tax competition and economic liberty that has allowed that state to thrive.  Keeping spending in check is a far better way to maintain long-term growth than going down the tax-hike road where other states have become stuck.

06/15/2009
A Widening Trade Deficit: Something to Worry About?
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A Widening Trade Deficit: Something to Worry About?

Last Wednesday, the Department of Commerce announced that the US trade deficit has grown for the second consecutive month. In April alone, the US imported $29.2 billion worth of goods and services more than it exported. When similar news came out in June of 2008, then-Senator Obama said the trade deficit was the result of “unprecedented fiscal irresponsibility.”

06/15/2009

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