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Ohio Teachers Forced to Pay Union Employees an Average of $100,000
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Ohio Teachers Forced to Pay Union Employees an Average of $100,000

The average Ohio Education Association (OEA) employee was paid $43,838 more than Ohio’s average teacher in 2012, as OEA staff and officers raked in an average of $100,553 while the teachers forced to pay received an average of $56,715.Statewide average annual pay was $44,253 in 2012, per the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. From 2003-2012, the gap between OEA employee pay and pay across all industries in Ohio grew from $45,002 to $56,300.

07/16/2013
Splitting the Farm Bill is Only the First Step Towards Reforms
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Splitting the Farm Bill is Only the First Step Towards Reforms

Leading up to the fortunate failure of the Farm Bill on the floor of the House in June, conservatives have been urging Congress to separate the agricultural parts of the bill from the food stamp programs so that each major program could be debated and reformed on its own merits. The House leadership has responded by actually splitting the bill and offering an agriculture-only bill, which is an excellent move on their part.

07/10/2013
Gov. Kasich Tugs Heartstrings, Spins Falsehoods at Medicaid Expansion Rally
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Gov. Kasich Tugs Heartstrings, Spins Falsehoods at Medicaid Expansion Rally

Governor John Kasich stuck to his practiced Medicaid expansion pitch - a mix of progressive pseudo-Christianity and outright falsehoods about the program's funding - during a speech at a July 9 Statehouse rally for socialized medicine.

07/10/2013
Ohio's Most Powerful Newspaper Shills for Medicaid Expansion
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Ohio's Most Powerful Newspaper Shills for Medicaid Expansion

The Columbus Dispatch advocated for Ohio Medicaid expansion in 8 staff editorials while quoting nearly 3 times more Medicaid expansion supporters than critics in news coverage that slammed opponents and shielded proponents, a full review of stories published from February 4 to June 18 reveals.

07/08/2013
Desperate Congress Realizes They're Getting ObamaCare, Seeks a Waiver
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Desperate Congress Realizes They're Getting ObamaCare, Seeks a Waiver

For years, Congress has enjoyed a fantastic health benefits program, better than that of most Americans.

07/02/2013
See How Your Reps. Voted on the House Farm Bill Here!
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See How Your Reps. Voted on the House Farm Bill Here!

Today, the House of Representatives voted on the so-called "Farm Bill", H.R. 1947. This bill, which is 80% food stamps and 100% fiscally irresponsible, failed 195-234. FreedomWorks is scoring NO votes on this bill on our online Congressional Scorecard.

06/20/2013
Coalition Letter: Separate Food Stamps from the Farm Bill
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Coalition Letter: Separate Food Stamps from the Farm Bill

FreedomWorks has signed onto the following coalition letter, led by Heritage Action:Dear Representative,

06/10/2013
Capitol Hill Update, 10 June, 2013
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Capitol Hill Update, 10 June, 2013

FreedomWorks Capitol Hill Update, 10-14 June, 2016House & Senate/Schedule: This is week two of a four-week stretch for both chambers.  Congress’ next recess will be for the week of July 4th.

06/10/2013
John Kasich Embarrasses Himself with Op-Ed Comparison to Reagan
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John Kasich Embarrasses Himself with Op-Ed Comparison to Reagan

Governor John Kasich, a Republican seeking reelection in 2014, continued his push for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) Medicaid expansion in Ohio with a June 2 USA Today op-ed noting that President Reagan expanded Medicaid in the 80s.

06/03/2013
Why the IRS Should Not Be in Charge of ObamaCare
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Why the IRS Should Not Be in Charge of ObamaCare

The recent revelation that the IRS was engaged in targeting political groups based on ideology has put a spotlight on the unchecked power and scope of that organization. Yet, in 2014, the IRS will assume control over vital functions of ObamaCare - and, therefore, your health care.The following is a breakdown of how the IRS will be able to meddle with your health care, and why this is a terrible idea.  These points are available in a handy printout at the bottom this post.

05/29/2013

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