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Perhaps the most hated agency in the entire United States government is the Internal Revenue Service, which was the child of the Sixteenth Amendment of the US Constitution. As of 2008, there were 101,054 people with the agency along with over 1.2 million accountants, lawyers, and preparers in the private sector. Here at FreedomWorks, we argue that high taxation is harmful for a variety of reasons.
Refusing to bow to federal pressure to dismiss Virginia's health care reform lawsuit, a federal judge agreed that the lawsuit should move forward. The lawsuit, championed by Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, challenges the constitutionality of the individual mandate in ObamaCare.
This Saturday FreedomWorks will be hosting a Get Out The Vote Training Seminar in Philadelphia. Come spend the day learning the secrets to successful campaigning and grassroots efforts from the FreedomWorks experts. WHEN: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM Saturday, July 31 WHERE: SMOKEATER’S PUB – 7681 Frankford Ave COST: $30 payment at the time of registration; including lunch and training materials. If you’re a patriot living in Philadelphia or the area you do not want to miss this!
Today, Politico’s Arena featured an online debate over the results of the automobile industry’s bailout. Many of the contributors have hailed the bailout as a success due to the perceived growth in the auto industry and, namely, in Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.
The recent Capital article entitled “The Kirsten Gillibrand Diet, revealed!” appears innocuous and apolitical. As this is a menial personal epithet, it would seem to fall clearly outside the reach of government activism. Think again. According to Food Safety News:
The Joint Economic Committee released this chart today explaining what the new health care legislation entails. Kevin Brady (R-TX) said "This portrays only about one-third of the complexity of the final bill. It’s actually worse than this."
With midterm elections less than 100 days away, many divisive national issues are ubiquitous in the news. Lest we forget, many issues arise in local politics that deserve attention and action. With this in mind, we want to commend a group in Richland County, South Carolina, Citizens Against the Tax Increase, for fighting against a transportation sales tax increase.
Big heads up: a cloture vote to move forward on the DISCLOSE Act is scheduled in the Senate tomorrow afternoon. Click here to call your Senators and urge them to vote No on cloture to keep the DISCLOSE Act from becoming law. FreedomWorks sent this key vote to the Hill this morning urging a No vote on the bill. Here's an excerpt:
Today, President Obama signed legislation to extend unemployment benefits. Congress claims this measure is both necessary and beneficial. Art Laffer wrote an excellent piece in the Wall Street Journal a couple weeks ago explaining why such claims demonstrate flawed and dangerous thinking. Extending benefits will extend unemployment.
Congress has introduced a resolution entitled “The Miners Safety & Health Act of 2010” that threatens to devastate the mining industry. This legislation creates burdensome new regulations and begins a government takeover of mine management. Defeating this legislation is essential to preserving the industry and the market forces that drive it.