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OPIC reauthorization passes; GOP leader gloats

 
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OPIC reauthorization passes; GOP leader gloats

Earlier this week, I blogged about the Electrify Africa Act which, in addition to sending taxpayer money overseas to finance African “electrification” projects for the benefit of the large corporations which finance, build, and profit from these projects, reauthorizes one of the US Government’s biggest corporate slush funds: the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC). Yesterday, […]


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Scott Garrett: Audit the Fed and Rein in TSA

One of the representatives who cosponsored Audit the Fed this week, thus helping us once again get a majority of the House on the bill, is Representative Scott Garrett (NJ-05), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises of the House Committee on Financial Services. This is the third Congress in a row […]


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Classic Ron Paul: Audit the Fed

Since yesterday the Audit the Fed legislation obtaining the support of a majority of the House of Representatives for the third Congress in a row, today seems like a good day to revisit Campaign for Liberty Chairman Ron Paul’s 2011 introductory statement on the bill. Remember to call House Speaker John Boehner at (202) 225-0600 and […]


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Government employee of the year?

The Environmental Protection Agency gave a performance bonus to an employee who spent most of his time watching porn. On first glance this may seem like an outrage but considering that the time he spent watching porn was time he was not violating our property rights and trying to stop people in Alaska from burning wood. […]


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GOP’s electrifying vote on corporate welfare

Today, the House of Representatives will consider the Electrify Africa Act (HR 2548). This bill creates “…a comprehensive United States Government policy to assist countries in sub-Saharan Africa to develop an appropriate mix of power solutions for more broadly distributed electricity access…” In other words, it forces the American people to pay (either directly through […]


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