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Soda taxes not-so SWEET

Yesterday, Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) introduced¬†the Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Tax (SWEET) Act (HR 5279). As the title suggests, this legislation imposes a new tax on sodas. (I don’t know about you, but I don’t find new taxes to be SWEET, but then I don’t think supporting warrantless wiretapping is particularly PATRIOTic.) According to Rep. DeLauro’s office, […]


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Thomas Massie: If we are going to go to war, we must follow the Constitution

In case you missed it, here and below is Representative Thomas Massie’s excellent statement in support of H.Con.Res. 105., a resolution passed by the House of Representative on Friday forbidding the President from deploying combat troops in a “sustained” combat role in Iraq without specific authorization from Congress. Be sure to catch Representative Massie and […]


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Sunscreen on my shoulder is not the FDA’s business

On Monday, Congress passed the Sunscreen Innovation Act (HR 4250). This act is designed to reduce the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s backlog of applications for approval of new sunscreen ingredients. The bill requires the FDA to make a final decision on the existing sunscreen applications within 8 months, and imposes an 11 month deadline […]


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Ron Paul Classic: Oppose the Defense Production Act

UPDATE TWO: The legislation renewing the Defense Production Act passed Congress by a vote of 386-32. Thanks to the 32 members who opposed the bill, and thanks Representative Thomas Massie for making sure there was a roll-call vote. UPDATE: VOTE IS EXPECTED BETWEEN 4:30-6 EST TODAY SO STILL TIME TO CALL YOUR REPRESENTATIVE Tomorrow, the […]


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Ron Paul Classic: Give Parents Control of the Education Dollar

Jason Bedrick of the CATO Institute examines the growing popularity of education tax credits and analyzes a report from the Center for Education Reform providing a “scorecard” for state tax credit laws. Not surprisingly, the study finds that the most effective tax credits are those that make the credits widely available (e.g. do not limit […]


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