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Thanks to the Supreme Court, Seniors Still "Trapped in Medicare"

In 2008, a group of liberty-minded citizens filed a lawsuit, Hall v. Sebelius, to disconnect Medicare Part A membership from their Social Security benefits. Last February, the D.C. Court of Appeals narrowly ruled in favor of the government, and the case seemed destined to reach the Supreme Court. Unfortunately, the Supreme Court recently announced that it would refuse to hear the case, thereby rendering the lower court’s decision final.

02/20/2013
The Cruelty of the Minimum Wage
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The Cruelty of the Minimum Wage

In his State of the Union speech Tuesday, President Obama called for an increase in the federal minimum wage, gloating that it had been endorsed even by his vanquished moderate Republican opponent in the 2012 campaign. A minimum wage increase is not needed, and would harm those it's supposed to help.

02/15/2013
Labor Unions and Mandatory Dues
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Labor Unions and Mandatory Dues

Many public and private sector labor unions require mandatory dues from their members or a fee from non-members within the same workplace.  This policy harkens back to a time when union membership was compulsory.  Under the Wagner Act of 1935, employers were forced to collectively bargain with employees under its purview whether they were unionized or not.  This act spurred union membership by 55%, but this alone was not enough.

02/15/2013
Indiana Takes the Lead on Reforming Occupational Licensure
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Indiana Takes the Lead on Reforming Occupational Licensure

The Indiana legislature is considering a new bill that would cause license requirements for certain professions to automatically expire every five years unless members of that profession can provide a convincing reason why the requirement should remain in place. This would mark a major reform to the way license requirements are currently handled, where a licensed profession tends to remain that way for perpetuity, with few attempts even to question the wisdom of such policies.

02/12/2013
The FreedomCast: Episode 9 - Jon Gabriel
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The FreedomCast: Episode 9 - Jon Gabriel

The FreedomCast: Episode 9 - Jon Gabriel, bureaucracy, red tape and GOP messaging. Today on The FreedomCast, Jon Gabriel, blogger for FreedomWorks joins me to discuss GOP messaging, bureaucracy and red tape and how the government is saving you from deadly pickle nubbins.

02/12/2013
Obamacare's Biggest Loser: The Youth
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Obamacare's Biggest Loser: The Youth

While the AARP was using their expansive membership and significant lobbying force to advocate for the Orwellian named "Affordable Care Act", who was looking out for the real losers in this behemoth new law? Who are the real losers you ask?  They are the young; the 21-29 year olds who overwhelmingly supported the government takeover of health care as well as enthusiastically reelected President Obama.  

02/11/2013
The Grassroots Are Getting More Organic
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The Grassroots Are Getting More Organic

Laura Bledsoe wasn't that interested in politics of any kind, least of all conservative politics. The back-to-nature farmer would be considered a bit of a hippie to many traditional Republicans. But Laura's foray into community-supported agriculture has turned her into a Tea Party hero, highlighting a growing alliance between limited-government activists and small organic farmers.

02/06/2013
Mandatory Sick Leave is Bad Medicine for Workers and Employers Alike
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Mandatory Sick Leave is Bad Medicine for Workers and Employers Alike

On Monday, Senator Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) announced

02/06/2013
Majority Says Federal Government Threatens Their Rights
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Majority Says Federal Government Threatens Their Rights

So much for a mandate. As President Obama heads into his celebrated, historic and transformational second term, the American people are distinctly distrustful of the government over which he presides.For the first time ever, a majority of the public says that the federal government threatens their personal rights and freedoms. The Pew Research Center found that 53 percent of Americans view the feds as a threat while only 43 percent disagree.

02/05/2013
A Trouble for All Seasons
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A Trouble for All Seasons

You never want to think that when economic trouble strikes, it's going to hit you. In fact, often times it doesn’t affect you directly because your business is not necessarily in the market segment currently under fire. This has been my family's experience for the majority of my life, at least until the last couple of years. 

02/04/2013

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