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Today FreedomWorks and the National Center for Public Policy Research's Free Enterprise Project announce "Backroom Deal" - a joint television advertising campaign that urges John Deere employees to take action to save their jobs. The ads inform employees that Deere is lobbying for a national cap-and-trade law which may result in significant job losses. The ad urges employees to call the John Deere's compliance hotline.
FreedomWorks Foundation Praises Court Decision Rejecting FCC Regulation of Internet Services
Today, the U.S. District Court of Appeals ruled against an enforcement action by the Federal Communications Commission against Comcast’s network management practices. The decision provides an important check on the FCC’s regulatory authority and may limit its ability to impose significant new regulations on the internet to promote “net neutrality.” Specifically, the court questioned the FCC’s assertion that it had the authority to regulate the network management practices of internet providers.
As you have probably surmised, there will be a large round of Tea Parties coming up on April 15th. There will be large names, even larger crowds - and honestly, organizers would be unable to stop people from coming if they wanted to at this point. I will be speaking inAtlanta, and the FreedomWorks event in DC has a fantastic line-up including Lord Monckton, Andrew Breitbart, and Ron Paul.
The Insufficiency of Obama's Drilling Initiative...
President Obama recently articulated his plans to begin drilling for oil and natural gas off the coasts of North Carolina, Virginia, Florida and Alaska. Obama conveyed, at Andrew Air Force Base, the importance of exploiting the natural resources along our coastlines that will spur job growth, and diminish our dependence on foreign oil imports.
According to the Tax Foundation, Tax Freedom Day will take place on April 9th this year. This means that on Friday, Americans will have earned enough money to solely pay off their total tax bill for 2010. We are required to work 99 days—or 26.89 percent-- of the year for the government while having the remainder of the year to pay for all our necessities. In fact, the Tax Foundation found that,
Sen. Coburn Blocks Unemployment Benefits To Help Reduce Deficit
Due to Congress’ inability to pass a resolution by unanimous consent, extended unemployment benefits will likely temporarily expire for 200,000 Americans. Congress attempted to pass this so-called emergency extension of unemployment benefits before Easter break. However, Sen. Coburn (R-OK) blocked the $10 billion because the costs were not offset and it would add to our federal deficit. In Sen. Coburn's own words,
Staggering unemployment levels take toll on young Americans
In an article found in this morning's Wall Street Journal, Princeton University's Katherine Newman delivers one of the most disturbing quotes that I have read in a long time: We may have well given up on the idea that our kids will do better than us, but the idea that they should do as well, that's something we haven't given up on yet.Professor Newman's quote isn't troublesome because it is untrue. It is troubl
Labor Department's March Jobs Report Inflated By Census Hiring
The Labor Department’s March jobs report was released today indicating that job growth was less-than-expected. While the unemployment rate remained unchanged at 9.7%, a record number of 6.5 million Americans have been out of work for at least six months. The majority of forecasters predicted that there would be 200,000 new jobs in March.
Go here to get your official April 15 Taxday Tea Party shirt. Only $15 tells the world that you are coming to Washington to Take America Back. Buy one today (and one for your friend who can't make it).
Due to venue restrictions, we won't be selling any at the rally so buy early and often. Prices have been kept low to help ensure everyone can purchase one and any proceeds help fund the event.