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FreedomCast - The Farm Bill and the High Price of Agriculture Subsidies
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FreedomCast - The Farm Bill and the High Price of Agriculture Subsidies

10/15/2013
Key Vote NO on the New House Farm Bill
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Key Vote NO on the New House Farm Bill

As one of our millions of FreedomWorks members nationwide, I urge you to contact your representative and urge him or her to vote NO on new House Farm Bill, H.R. 2642.House Leadership does deserve some slight praise for bringing forth a Farm Bill that is separate from the food stamp provisions that have served for decades as a mammoth earmark to attract Democratic support for the bill. However, splitting the food stamps and farm bill is a means to reform, not an end in itself.

07/10/2013
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
Key Vote NO on the House Farm Bill
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Key Vote NO on the House Farm Bill

As one of our millions of FreedomWorks members nationwide, I urge you to contact your representative and urge him or her to vote NO on H.R. 1947, the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management (FARRM) Act. Although this bill is popularly known as the “Farm Bill”, eighty percent of the bill’s spending goes to food stamps, and much of the rest goes to subsidize large farm corporations at the expense of small family farms.

06/18/2013
Key Vote NO on the Senate "Farm Bill"
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Key Vote NO on the Senate "Farm Bill"

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 NO on the Senate’s version of the Farm Bill, S. 954. While it is entitled the “Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2013”, this bill is a bloated microcosm of everything that is wrong with the federal government, containing corporate welfare, direct welfare, government subsidies and carve-outs for favored industries, and a brand new entitlement program to boot.

05/21/2013
Big Government Is Killing Green Energy
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Big Government Is Killing Green Energy

I trek across Iowa at least three or four times per year, and one sight has come to define the state for me: miles upon miles of (largely government-incentivized) wind turbines. Iowa’s wind power accounts for 20% of the state’s total energy output, putting them in third place behind Texas and California in capitalizing on what some see as the wave of the future: renewable energy. 

04/22/2013
And God Made a “Taxpayer Subsidized” Farmer
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And God Made a “Taxpayer Subsidized” Farmer

Americans involved in agriculture are no longer the tenant farmers and sharecroppers of days past. I’ve yet to hear of a “disaster harvest” which forces the sale of the family cow. Banks are not repossessing their land, and the range wars between farmers and ranchers have long ended.

04/02/2013
Key Vote NO on Replacing the Sequester with Higher Taxes
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Key Vote NO on Replacing the Sequester with Higher Taxes

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 NO on the “American Family Economic Protection Act”, S. 388. This bill would replace much of the decreased spending of sequestration with tax increases on the highest income earners, while also exempting favored programs from any cuts.

02/28/2013
Corporate Welfare in the Federal Tax System
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Corporate Welfare in the Federal Tax System

Frequently, entitlement reform is discussed among policymakers as a way to reduce government spending, but the entitlement reform discussed often concerns individual entitlements, not those directed toward corporations. A recent examination of the federal tax code by the Cato Institute’s Tad DeHaven found that each year corporate welfare in the tax code cost taxpayers nearly $100 billion.

02/21/2013
The Fiscal Cliff Bill - Special Interests Profit While the Rest of Us Pay
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The Fiscal Cliff Bill - Special Interests Profit While the Rest of Us Pay

It's like deja vu all over again.  The fiscal cliff bill, H.R. 8, was drafted behind closed doors, and lawmakers were given six minutes to read the 154-page bill before voting on it.  Once again, we apparently had to pass the bill to find out what's in it.

01/04/2013

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