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Key Vote Yes: Sen. DeMint's Health Care Freedom Amendment
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Key Vote Yes: Sen. DeMint's Health Care Freedom Amendment

Click here to download the PDF version of this Key Vote.

04/02/2009
Reconciliation, What Is It?
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Reconciliation, What Is It?

If you've been paying attention to what's going on in Washington recently, you've probably heard the word "reconciliation".  What is it?  It's a legislative process intended to allow a budget bill to be considered without filibuster.  In the Senate, it restricts debate to 20 hours and amendments are limited.  Without the option of filibuster, a bill in the Senate would only require 51 votes to pass.  A super majority of 60 votes is required to end a filibuster to move legislation normally. 

04/02/2009
FreedomWorks Launches Campaign Against Secret Socialized Medicine Provision in Budget
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FreedomWorks Launches Campaign Against Secret Socialized Medicine Provision in Budget

Washington, DC –  Included in President Obama’s budget is a $635 billion ‘down payment’ for health care reform.  President Obama does not get into details on what his healthcare reform would be, but he never the less asks for hundreds of billions of dollars to be pre-approved for it.  This money would no doubt be used to centralize health care decisions with bureaucrats in Washington and expand bankrupt entitlements programs.

04/01/2009
Help Create a Competitive Marketplace for Telecommunications in Florida
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Help Create a Competitive Marketplace for Telecommunications in Florida

For too long the Florida Public Service Commission has maintained a stranglehold on the state’s telecommunications market.  This vital sector of Florida’s economy moves much faster than government bureaucrats can keep up with, but still cumbersome regulations and oversight authority unnecessarily burden the marketplace, putting the Sunshine State at a competitive disadvantage with other states that have made regulatory reform a priority.Fortunately, legislation is currently under consideration in the Florida Legislature that will allow consumers the benefits of telecommunications reform and increased competition.  HB 1465 and SB 2626 will help get government out of the way, promoting investment and encouraging innovation in the telecommunications market.TAKE ACTIONFloridians deserve the benefits of increased competition amongst telecommunications providers.  By removing regulatory barriers that the Florida Public Service Commission currently has in place, HB 1465 and SB 2626 go a long way towards leveling the playing field and making the market truly competitive.  Consumers will see the benefits through more choices and competitive pricing and service options.In addition, streamlining telecommunications regulations has added benefit for Florida’s economy.  As companies see the state opening up the market and tearing down barriers to competition, Florida will become a more attractive option for them to invest in more jobs and infrastructure building as well.Contact your legislators and the governor TODAY! 1.    Use FreedomWorks Toll-Free Hotline to the Florida Legislature – (866) 946-1928 – and ask to be connected with you legislators.  If you need help identifying your state legislators click here and use the “find your legislature” feature by entering your zip code.2.    Send an important message to your legislators and the governor on this issue by clicking here and urge them to support HB 1465 and SB 2626!Remind them that these bills take a de-regulatory approach and will streamline and modernize existing law to encourage economic growth and healthy competition.  They will strip out unnecessary and over-burdensome regulation that will better enable the free market to work in the telecommunications industry.  Especially in such turbulent economic times, Florida consumers and the economy as a whole should reap the benefits of increased competition in the form of more choices, better service, and competitive prices!

04/01/2009
Key Vote No: Obama-Pelosi-Reid Budget
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Key Vote No: Obama-Pelosi-Reid Budget

Click here to download the PDFOn behalf of hundreds of thousands of FreedomWorks members nationwide, I urge you to vote “No” on the Obama-Pelosi-Reid budget being considered this week.  Their budget taxes too much, spends too much, and borrows too much.  And, potentially worst of all, it would open the door for socialized medicine and a massive energy tax to be enacted later this year without substantial debate through the reconciliation process.

04/01/2009
Key Vote No: Thrift Savings Plan Legislation Being Considered Under Suspension of the Rules
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Key Vote No: Thrift Savings Plan Legislation Being Considered Under Suspension of the Rules

On behalf of hundreds of thousands of FreedomWorks members nationwide, I urge you to vote “No” on Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) legislation being considered this week under suspension of House rules.  This legislation could take the form of one bill or two, but in either case the intent is to force all federal employees into the TSP in order to pay for costs associated with H.R. 1256, the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act that Rep. Henry Waxman (D, CA-30) is championing.

03/31/2009
FreedomWorks Opposes Massive New Taxpayer Funded Climate Plan
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FreedomWorks Opposes Massive New Taxpayer Funded Climate Plan

Washington, D.C.—Today, FreedomWorks announced its opposition to a new draft of a climate plan being championed by House Energy and Commerce Chairman Henry Waxman (D, CA-30) and Energy and Environment Subcommittee Chairman Edward Markey (D, MA-7) that would explode the size of government and stick American taxpayers with the bill; estimated at hundreds of billions of dollars.

03/31/2009
Top 10 Ways the Obama Budget Wastes Taxpayer Money
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Top 10 Ways the Obama Budget Wastes Taxpayer Money

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03/31/2009
Top 10 Ways the Obama Budget Displaces Private Entrepreneurship
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Top 10 Ways the Obama Budget Displaces Private Entrepreneurship

[click here to download a .pdf of this report for printing]

03/31/2009
Americans buying guns and hoarding ammunition
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Americans buying guns and hoarding ammunition

It’s quite amazing to see how busy gun stores are and how empty the ammunition shelves are these days. Also, record numbers of people are applying for concealed-carry permits. Read more about what I think is a very interesting subject in my article at Human Events today: “Are You Hoarding Ammo?” http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=31268 

03/31/2009

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