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Debt and Dollars and Tech, Oh My!

Everything is happening all at once these days, and the news cycles seem to get shorter and shorter each and every week. Regardless, Congress is still voting, the administration continues its work, and the courts are still handing down decisions.

Needless to say, many really important things are flying under the radar, that FreedomWorks is here to keep tabs on to tell you what the media fails to report. So, what are three of the top things you should know happened this week, and how can you help in the fight for freedom?

  1. The federal debt approaches $27 trillion, but legislators from both parties are still looking to spend even more money in response to COVID-19: As debates over a Phase IV relief package contine, call your senators and representatives and tell them these important things: OPPOSE any new spending, whether it is for state and local bailouts, unemployment insurance enhancements, or direct payments to taxpayers. SUPPORT smart measures, like implementing a business liability shield, giving workers a payroll tax holiday, expanding health savings accounts, promoting school choice, and codifying deregulatory measures

  2. The Senate Banking Committee approved Judy Shelton on a party-line vote to advance her nomination to the Federal Reserve Board of Governors: Shelton has come under fire for her simple understanding of the value of sound money and her beliefs that the dollars earned by every American should hold their value over time. What a radical notion! The next step here is a full Senate vote for her confirmation. Call your senators and tell them to* support Judy Shelton’s confirmation to the Fed*, because we desperately need somebody in that position who knows that money holds value only insofar that it is exchangeable for goods and services we all depend on.

  3. Four tech CEOs testified in the antitrust subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee where lawmakers debated whether or not the growth of Google, Apple, Facebook, and Amazon warrants use of antitrust laws to break them up for the sake of competition: This is ironic, as each of the four CEOs testified alongside their largest market competitors, making it obvious that, no, these companies are not monopolies. Call your senators and representatives and tell them to let the market work as it should and as it will, if government leaves it alone. As Sean Hannity told Tucker Carlson, “People can make money. They provide goods and services people want, need and desire. That’s America. It’s called freedom, capitalism, and as long as it’s honest, right? People decide.”

There are seemingly infinite other things of note that happened this week that you can check out and take action on, including shenanigans being pulled by Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) over a Federal Communications Commission nominee, ridiculous environmental and tax policies being proposed by Joe Biden, and socialist price controls being eyed by the Trump administration.

We’ll always be here to sift through the media cycles so you don’t have to, because it’s nearly impossible to know where to start. Follow FreedomWorks on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and elsewhere for everything liberty, and keep holding your elected -- and unelected -- officials accountable.