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Another Lame Duck Power Grab

Last week, the House of Representatives passed legislation extending the “temporary” federal terrorism insurance program. Normally this legislation would sail through the Senate, but retiring Senator Tom Coburn is delaying consideration of  the bill because of his objections to a new expansion of federal power hidden in the legislation. The provision in question creates a […]


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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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Is the GOP planning a sell-out on the Internet Sales Tax?

The House is delaying voting on the Continuing Resolution (CR) until next week because they are still considering whether or not to add President Obama’s request for authority to arm the Syrian rebels fighting ISIS (because arming Mid-Eastern rebels always works out well for us). There is no indication that the House Leadership will make any […]


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Campaing for Liberty joins efforts to limit spending

Campaign for Liberty has joined a coalition of 21 other groups in an open letter to the House and Senate demanding they not use budget gimmicks, like hiding additional military funding in Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) accounts, to increase spending above the budget caps. While adhering to the caps, instead of once again resorting to […]


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When is a spending increase a spending cut?

In the bizzaro world of Congress of course… Two weeks ago Congress considered the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act (T-HUD) Act.   The bill appropriated $52 billion in discretionary spending, an increase of $1.2 billion above what was appropriated last year. However, the Appropriations Committee claims they actually reduced spending because […]


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