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Why Is Business Cheering for New Regulations?
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Issue Analysis

Why Is Business Cheering for New Regulations?

While the Obama administration has played up its independence and indifference to big business, recent announcements with respect to energy policy suggest that the administration does, in fact, cozy up to business, working in hand and glove to craft potential new regulations on energy exploration and development

05/21/2012
Too Big Not To Fail
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Issue Analysis

Too Big Not To Fail

Some pundits are saying that the big banks like JP Morgan and Bank of America are too big and need to be broken up, in sort of a preemptive antitrust enforcement. But it would be far better if we just let the free market work, as we should have been doing all along.

05/20/2012
Republican Nomination in IL-13
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Issue Analysis

Republican Nomination in IL-13

Illinois Republican Party officials will vote May 19 replace the retiring Congressman Tim Johnson on the November ballot in Illinois' 13th District. Four candidates competing for the nomination gathered at a forum Saturday.  Party Chairmen in the district will have to choose between two candidates who focus on what the country needs and two others who focus on winning, no matter what they have to say.The field (in order left to right in accompanying photo):Kathy Wassink - 9/12 activist and businesswoman. Erika Harold - Chicago lawyer and former Miss AmericaRodney Davis - Congressional staffer and state party insider. Jerry Clarke - Congressional aide, Army Reserve Officer, and unsuccessful campaign managerGrassroots activists would support enthusiastically either Wassink or Harold. Wassink is more outspoken and sure of her positions on issues, while Harold is more eloquent and prepared. Neither Davis nor Clarke would attract grassroots support outside their immediate circles.Clarke, coming out for Project Labor Agreements for government contracts, has no business being in any legislature.

05/14/2012
The Myth of the Gender Wage Gap
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The Myth of the Gender Wage Gap

President Obama has often criticized the so-called gender wage gap. This is a bit hypocritical since a new study finds that the Obama White House pays women less than men on average. According to the 2011 annual report to Congress on White House staff, the median wage for males was $71,000 while the median wage for females was $60,000—18 percent less.

04/16/2012
The Lean Forward Files: Occupy Edition
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The Lean Forward Files: Occupy Edition

“To lean forward is to think bigger, listen closer, fight smarter, and act faster.” – MSNBC.com

02/28/2012
FreedomWorks Stands with Senator Inhofe Against the EPA
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FreedomWorks Stands with Senator Inhofe Against the EPA

The Environmental Protection Agency, a favorite tool of Obama’s job crushing agenda, continuously promulgates unilateral rules and regulations that ultimately threaten entire industries in the United States and push consumer prices constantly higher. Most notably, the EPA’s recent regulatory onslaught is targeting energy by way of new restrictions on fossil fuels, which will increase prices, reduce the reliability of the nation’s electricity grid, and destroy jobs.

02/17/2012
New Podcast: "The green assault on the American economy"
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New Podcast: "The green assault on the American economy"

Last week, Dr. Wayne Brough talked out-of-control EPA bureaucrats and harmful energy regulation with Scott Lee, host of central Virginia's political talk radio show "The Score." 

02/13/2012
Florida's Personal Injury Protection Law: How a Government Mandate is Bankrupting the Sunshine State
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Florida's Personal Injury Protection Law: How a Government Mandate is Bankrupting the Sunshine State

No-fault/Personal Injury Protection (PIP) laws are a prime example of the danger posed by the substitution of free market mechanisms for government mandates. In states with PIP laws on the books, the costs of insurance premiums are skyrocketing and rampant fraud and abuse of the system is to blame. PIP laws were put in place to protect the consumer but in states like Florida, consumers are faced with ever increased premiums to account for the impact of fraud on the system.

01/20/2012
Key Vote YES on H.R. 10, the REINS Act
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Key Vote

Key Vote YES on H.R. 10, the REINS Act

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 YES on H.R. 10, the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act. Introduced by Rep. Geoff Davis (R-Ky.) along with 204 co-sponsors, this legislation requires a vote in Congress on any “major” regulations issued by the executive branch before it could be enforced on the American people.

12/06/2011
Jobs Are Under Attack in Ohio
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Press Release

Jobs Are Under Attack in Ohio

Last month, Rep. Steve Stivers voted YES on the TRAIN Act, which protects jobs in Ohio from being destroyed by unelected and unaccountable EPA bureaucrats. Now, far-left environmental groups are distorting the facts about the TRAIN Act and attacking Rep. Stivers to advance their extreme anti-business agenda.HELP US DEFEND Rep. Stivers! Please call his office TODAY and thank him for keeping Ohio working with his YES vote on the TRAIN Act.

10/14/2011

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