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Ron Paul Classic: Raising Minimum Wage hurts the poor

California and New York are the latest states to raise the minimum wage. As the election season progresses, look for more states to raise the minimum wage. Look also for increasing number of House, Senate, and Presidential candidates to promise [...]

This Week in Congress: Protect Taxpayers From the IRS

The House of Representatives is in session Monday through Thursday this week. On Monday and Tuesday, the House will consider "suspensions."  Since this is tax week, the House will focus on legislation dealing with the Internal Revenue [...]

Thank You, Thomas Massie

Yesterday, the House passed H.R. 1567, the "Global Food Security Act."  As I wrote earlier this week, H.R. 1567  "....requires the President to coordinate the development and implementation of a comprehensive strategy to accomplish the [...]

This Week in Congress: Foreign Aid and Tyranny

In other words, it is a typical week... The House returns from "spring break" tomorrow. Tuesday and Wednesday the House will consider "suspensions." One of the suspension bills of particular interest to Campaign for Liberty members is H.R. [...]

This Week in Congress

Slow week in DC as the House is still out on spring break (district work period.) The Senate came back today and passed a bill (S. 1890) extending federal jurisdiction over the theft of "trade secrets." The rest of the week the Senate will [...]

Should the IRS Have Total Power?

Happy Tax Theft Day! Since April 15 was the day that DC celebrated "Emancipation Day"-- which commemorates the signing of the "Compensated Emancipation Act," that freed 3,000 slaves in the District of Columbia-- the IRS delayed tax [...]

Liberty at the Movies: Allegiant

Allegiant, the third (and best so far) entry in the Divergent Series is currently playing in theaters. Divergent movies are based on a popular "young adult" novel featuring a female protagonist who challenges a totalitarian government... in other [...]

The Great Alcohol Cover-up

Tomorrow, I will speaking at a press conference regarding Bellion Spirits' petition challenging the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau's (TTB) refusal  to allow the company to list NTX as an ingredient in their vodka. One of TTB's [...]

Rand Paul, Thomas Massie Prime for Liberty

Kentucky Representative Thomas Massie and Kentucky Senator Rand Paul have introduced the PRIME Act (H.R. 3187/S. 2651). This legislation exempts slaughterhouses from federal inspections as long as the slaughterhouses are in compliance with state [...]

Private company closes for 6 months to avoid harming more consumers...

That seems like an odd headline, giving that any private company that was so plagued with problems that consumers literally risked death by using the product would soon find itself out of business. On the other hand, when the government [...]