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Another Company Flees Colorado's Excessive Regulation
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Another Company Flees Colorado's Excessive Regulation

Will legislators ever learn? In the wake of Colorado’s strict new gun laws, gun manufacturers are, understandably, fleeing the state. When will they learn that excessive regulations create such hostile business climates that only succeed in hurting local economies? 

04/04/2013
DC Mayor Vincent Gray Proposes Food Truck Regulations to Hurt Small Businesses
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DC Mayor Vincent Gray Proposes Food Truck Regulations to Hurt Small Businesses

DC Mayor Vincent Gray has proposed cruel food truck regulations that would severely hurt small business owners in the District. If the outrageous rules pass, food trucks will be illegal in most of downtown DC and the dreams of countless entrepreneurs will be crushed. Food trucks would be banned on all streets marked red:

04/03/2013
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FreedomWorks Signs Coalition Letter Opposing Expanded Internet Regulations

FreedomWorks has signed onto the following coalition letter to key House committee members opposing new language in the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act:The Honorable Bob GoodlatteChairmanCommittee on the JudiciaryU.S. House of RepresentativesWashington, DC 20515The Honorable John Conyers, Jr.Ranking MemberCommittee on the JudiciaryU.S. House of RepresentativesWashington, DC 20515 

04/02/2013
It's Time For Government To Fold on Anti-Gambling Laws
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It's Time For Government To Fold on Anti-Gambling Laws

Nevada State Senator Tick Segerblom has introduced a bill that would legalize betting on presidential elections, a practice that is currently outlawed nationwide, including in states that allow other types of gambling. Naturally, this can be expected to raise hackles and invite questions over propriety and the dignity of the office, but why?

04/01/2013
How Free Is Your State?
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How Free Is Your State?

Now that America is guaranteed another three-and-a-half years of liberal leadership in the White House, individuals and businesses are eager to reduce the burden of government any way they can.

03/29/2013
Buy Me Some Peanuts and Crackerjacks… And a Stadium
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Buy Me Some Peanuts and Crackerjacks… And a Stadium

Corporate handouts are easily seen when it comes to national politics and legislation with huge subsidies going to large corporations such as Solyndra, General Electric and General Motors.  In the case of General Motors the government actually nationalized it!   But the handouts are more difficult to see at the local level.

03/28/2013
Overregulation Takes the “Fun” Out of “Funeral Home Management”
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Overregulation Takes the “Fun” Out of “Funeral Home Management”

The passing of a loved one is an intensely difficult and emotional time for the family, and the last thing they want to think about is costly and complex arrangements for the burial. It is therefore somewhat dismaying to learn what kinds of pressure the operators of funeral homes are subject to under current industry regulations, many of which have the effect of increasing costs that are then passed on to consumers.

03/25/2013
Fallacy Friday: Debunking Arbitrary Increases in the Minimum Wage
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Fallacy Friday: Debunking Arbitrary Increases in the Minimum Wage

Fallacy Friday: Raising the Minimum Wage In and of itself, the idea that raising the minimum wage somehow benefits the working class is a form of the classic broken window fallacy.

03/22/2013
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State Cigarette Tax Hikes Totally Earning Cash; For Other States.

Years ago, Illinois decided that smoking was bad for its citizens and put a cigarette tax into place thinking they'd do two things: one, break the people who live there of a nasty filthy habit that was shortening their lives and keeping the Democratic politicians who cared about their fragile health up at night, and two, raise a little cash for a state that is so far in debt California won't be seen in public with it anymore. 

03/22/2013
Key Vote YES on the Rand Paul Budget
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Key Vote YES on the Rand Paul Budget

Dear FreedomWorks member,As one of our millions of FreedomWorks members nationwide, I urge you to contact your U.S. Senators and urge them to vote YES on the Paul Amendment #263 to S.Con Res. 8, Senator Rand Paul’s substitute budget resolution for Fiscal Year 2014. 

03/22/2013

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