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Perhaps the most hated agency in the entire United States government is the Internal Revenue Service, which was the child of the Sixteenth Amendment of the US Constitution. As of 2008, there were 101,054 people with the agency along with over 1.2 million accountants, lawyers, and preparers in the private sector. Here at FreedomWorks, we argue that high taxation is harmful for a variety of reasons.
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) whose purpose is to regulate the stock market and prevent corporate abuses has become no stranger to controversy. Recently, a Politico article revealed that top officials at the SEC spent a significant part of their day watching pornography on the taxpayer’s dime. Yet, the SEC pornography scandal resulted in zero firings.
Dear Senator: On behalf of over a million FreedomWorks members nationwide, I urge you to VOTE NO on cloture on the confirmation of Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court. The Senate’s “Gang of 14” has agreed to only filibuster a Supreme Court nomination in ex
Frederic Bastiat’s broken window fallacy explains why high taxes, subsidies, tariffs and “stimulus” programs have made our economy worse. Advocates of these government programs only focus on what can be visibly seen while ignoring the unintended consequences. The “stimulus” may create some public works jobs but it does so at the expense of taxpayers. These taxpayers would have spent their money on goods and services that they value which also creates jobs.
Bush-Era Tax Cuts Reduce Deficit and Increase Employment
In 2001 and 2003, Congress passed a series of tax cuts that lowered income tax rates for all Americans. These Bush-era tax cuts expanded the economy by giving all individuals more incentives to create wealth. Unless Congress acts now, all of these tax cuts will expire on January 1, 2011. Unfortunately, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Cali) wrongly claims that these Bush-era tax cuts have not had a positive effect on the economy,The tax cuts for the wealthiest ...
It hasn't garnered the attention of incumbent Republican Senator Bob Bennett's ouster in Utah or conservative upstart Rand Paul's ascendancy in Kentucky. But the purest parable of this election cycle may be the race unfolding in Colorado's Republican Senate primary, which takes place Aug. 10.
If President Obama carries on like this, he will be a lame duck
Democracy and Power 105: The Politician Seeks PowerThe desire to rule is the mother of heresies. - St. John ChrysostomIf President Obama carries on like this, he will turn into a lame duckThe president hasn't grown into the job - all that's needed to beat him is a serious Republican, says Simon Heffer in New York.
Refusing to bow to federal pressure to dismiss Virginia's health care reform lawsuit, a federal judge agreed that the lawsuit should move forward. The lawsuit, championed by Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, challenges the constitutionality of the individual mandate in ObamaCare.
Happy Birthday Milton Friedman, ‘Father of School Vouchers’
Today, the late Noble-Prize winning economist and one of the greatest freedom fighter of our lifetime Milton Friedman would have celebrated his 98th birthday. By far, the most admired trait of Friedman was his presentation of the ideas of liberty. As one of the true geniuses of the 20th century, he was an excellent communicator who successfully explained complex economic theories in a simple manner. He was a spokesman for capitalism who inspired countless individuals through his intelligence and kindness.