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Sen. Coburn Blocks Unemployment Benefits To Help Reduce Deficit
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Sen. Coburn Blocks Unemployment Benefits To Help Reduce Deficit

Due to Congress’ inability to pass a resolution by unanimous consent, extended unemployment benefits will likely temporarily expire for 200,000 Americans. Congress attempted to pass this so-called emergency extension of unemployment benefits before Easter break. However, Sen. Coburn (R-OK) blocked the $10 billion because the costs were not offset and it would add to our federal deficit. In Sen. Coburn's own words,

04/06/2010
Labor Department's March Jobs Report Inflated By Census Hiring
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Labor Department's March Jobs Report Inflated By Census Hiring

The Labor Department’s March jobs report was released today indicating that job growth was less-than-expected. While the unemployment rate remained unchanged at 9.7%, a record number of 6.5 million Americans have been out of work for at least six months. The majority of forecasters predicted that there would be 200,000 new jobs in March.

04/02/2010
ADP Jobs Report: 23,000 Private Sector Jobs Lost in March
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ADP Jobs Report: 23,000 Private Sector Jobs Lost in March

A disappointing ADP jobs report shows that 23,000 private sector jobs were lost in March. This data was shocking to some forecasters who predicted that economic recovery was on the way. The Washington Post claimed that the construction industry and factories fared the worst in the ADP report,

04/01/2010
Government Overhaul of Student Loans Likely to Eliminate Jobs and Increase Tuition Costs
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Government Overhaul of Student Loans Likely to Eliminate Jobs and Increase Tuition Costs

Today, Obama signed the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 which grants government substantially more control over higher education. This legislation overhauls student loans by making the federal government the primary distributor of student grants and loans. In addition, it expands Pell Grants by more than $40 billion and provides billions of taxpayer dollars to community colleges and historically black colleges and universities.

03/30/2010
Dan Mitchell: "The Flat Tax: How it Works and Why it is Good for America"
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Dan Mitchell: "The Flat Tax: How it Works and Why it is Good for America"

Below is a video from Cato Institute scholar Dan Mitchell explaining how the flat tax would be a simple and honest solution to eliminating special interest corruption of the internal revenue code.  In addition, the flat tax would boost economic growth and benefit families and businesses.

03/30/2010
Long Term Unemployment Benefits Diminish Incentives to Look for Work
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Long Term Unemployment Benefits Diminish Incentives to Look for Work

Congress is set to vote on a measure that would expand soon-to-expire unemployment benefits and subsidized health insurance up to 53 additional weeks.

03/26/2010
100 Young Americans Campaign in Kentucky for Liberty
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100 Young Americans Campaign in Kentucky for Liberty

For most college students, last week was their official spring break. Typically, this means that students visited exotic locations, spent time at the beach or just relaxed and enjoyed a week long break from their studies. Not anymore. Nearly 100 college students volunteered to spend their entire spring break in Kentucky with the Young Americans for Liberty (YAL) to learn about valuable campaign skills and then they had to option to volunteer for the campaign of their choosing. Some of these students were native Kentuckians.

03/23/2010
How The Health Care Overhaul Will Affect You
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How The Health Care Overhaul Will Affect You

The Washington Post has a new tool that enables anyone to find out what the health-care overhaul will mean for their health insurance and taxes.For example, a single person without health insurance, living alone and making $30,000 a year will be required by law to have health insurance. According to the Washington's Post if they choose not to buy health insurance, they will

03/22/2010
"Stimulus" Continues to Fund Strange, Wasteful Projects
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"Stimulus" Continues to Fund Strange, Wasteful Projects

Upon passing the “stimulus” last year, Obama repeatedly claimed that he would “call out” any political official that misused or wasted any portion of the $787 billion “stimulus”:

03/10/2010
Spending Limit Amendment Cannot Be Ignored
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Spending Limit Amendment Cannot Be Ignored

Congressmen Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), Mike Pence (R-IN) and John Campbell (R-CA) last week introduced the Spending Limit Amendment to the U.S Constitution. This constitutional amendment would ensure that federal spending will not exceed one-fifth of the nation's economy. The spending limit, if passed and ratified by the states, can only be suspended by a declaration of war or a two-thirds congressional vote. Rep.

03/09/2010

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