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Why doesn’t Congress care about the TSA? Because they are exempt

 
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Why doesn’t Congress care about the TSA? Because they are exempt

Ever wonder why it is so difficult to convince your Senators and Representatives to support abolishing the Transportation Security Agency (TSA)? After all, they fly regularly so they must understand that the TSA harasses and humiliates American airline passengers in the name of “security theater” right? Well maybe not. As part of the TSA’s “whitelist” […]


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Washington, DC: Home of the true one percent

Anyone who doubts that the polices of welfare, warfare, regulations, and crony capitalism have created an elite governing and political class that prospers from the current system at the expense of the rest of the country should consider that Washington, DC has the leading per capita income in the nation (Hat Tip: Tony Lee from […]


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Is Obama joining Campaign for Liberty?

This line from his speech today at the Clinton Global Initiative, unveiling new programs to promote “civil society,” suggests he might: We’ll increase our legal assistance and technical support to those pushing back against onerous laws and regulations. Pushing back against  “onerous laws and regulations” is what Campaign for Liberty has been doing since our […]


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GOP House leadership floats idea to silence dissent

According to the National Journal, some GOP Representatives are circulating a proposal to strip any member who votes against the party’s nominee for Speaker of the House of all Committee assignments. The goal of this is to avoid a repeat of the beginning of last Congress, when 40 members voted against Speaker John Boehner. Such […]


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How much does corporate welfare cost you?

According to a new study by the Open Books Institute, the federal government spent more than $1.2 trillion on direct payments to big corporations between 2000 and 2012. (Hat Tip: The Advocates for Self-Government). Stephen Moore of National Review provides more details: ……But corporate welfare has strong claimants: deep-pocketed business interests that rely on federal […]


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