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Democracy and Power 108: Obfuscation Wherever politics intrudes upon economic life, political success is readily attained by saying what people like to hear rather than what is demonstrably true. Instead of safeguarding truth and honesty, the state then tends to become a major source of insincerity and mendacity. – Hans F. Sennholz
The Rule of Law: A government with moral and legal authority promulgates written rules and universally, impartially and uniformly enforces the rules, which provides a predictable and stable legal order on which to base economic and personal decisions. The law prevails, not the proclamation or arbitrary decision of a ruler, government bureaucrat, the enforcer (e.g., policeman) or judge.
Famous author Stephen King wrote a vulgar article in the Daily Beast calling on Congress to raise taxes on the wealthy. He is just one of several high-profile rich guys, including Warren Buffet and Mark Zuckerberg, that want to pay more in taxes. However, raising taxes on the wealthy is the wrong approach that will hurt everyone.
Consider this: Why does your job offer health insurance, but not auto insurance? Certainly, you need to be healthy to come into work, but most Americans also need a car to get to work. For that matter, why doesn’t your job offer home or life insurance? What makes health insurance a common, nearly-ubiquitous benefit of employment in the United States?
The House of Representatives passed the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) last night. This is yet another “cyber security” bill that will infringe on online privacy. The bill would encourage private companies such as Google and Facebook to share vast amounts of our private information with the federal government.
Dear FreedomWorks member, As one of our million-plus FreedomWorks members nationwide, I urge you to contact your representative and ask him or her to vote NO on H.R. 4628, the Interest Rate Reduction Act. Introduced by Rep. Judy Biggert (R-IL), the bill would keep student loan rates at 3.4 percent instead of allowing them to rise to their 2007 level of 6.8 percent. The cost of keeping student loan interest rates low will cost taxpayers billions of dollars.
Rep. Jeff Duncan Says, "Bring School Choice to South Carolina"
Rep. Jeff Duncan sat down to FreedomWorks Max Pappas to discuss the need for school choice in South Carolina. Call your South Carolina State Senator and tell them to vote YES on school choice bill H.4894.
On April 21, 2012, FreedomWorks’ health care VP Dean Clancy updated bloggers at BlogCon CLT in Charlotte, NC, on the Tea Party’s fight to replace ObamaCare with a patient-centered health care system.
In a talk titled “Health Care: How We Win,” Clancy described the battle as being waged on four fronts: 1) the court of public opinion; 2) the Supreme Court; 3) Congress; and 4) the states; and he optimistically predicted, “We are going to win this thing!”