Category: Bills

Deny Americans the Right To Know Act

Anti-labeling advocates are giving a whole new meaning to the term “cash crop.” HR 1599 the “Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act,” introduced by representative Mike Pompeo of Kansas, has become known by organic and natural foods advocates as the Deny Americans…

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The InEquality Act of 2015

Those on the left want everything to be “equal.” Those on the right appreciate that we must aim toward equality of opportunity and equality before the law … but, even those goals will never achieve perfection. Democrats Jeff Merkley (OR)…

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Congress Sold Us Out Yet Again

Another day, another fundamental right disappears without much fanfare from the lapdog media. The Republican controlled House passed HR 237, the Foreign Terrorist Organization Passport Revocation Act, aka FTO, with only 15 minutes of “supposed” debate, giving the Secretary of…

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Will 2014 Be The Year of Action?

During his State of the Union, Obama called for 2014 to be a year of action.  If its  action he wants I offer the following bills, rooted in the principles of freedom and federalism.    I have deliberately omitted the bills…

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The Farm Bill (Problems & Pitfalls)

Source:  Heritage Foundation  The House and Senate are working out differences between their farm bills. (1) But bills are seriously flawed, any bill that the negotiators produce is also likely to have major problems. The following is a list of…

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Who Needs A Job When You Have Disability Insurance?

SSDI (disability insurance) was originally created as a “modest” safety net aimed at helping severely disabled workers who were close to retirement age.  But Congress being Congress, in order to secure reelection and reward lobbyist and donors, greatly expanded eligibility to include claims…

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Elite Are Feeding At The Taxpayer Trough

Congress will soon be pushing the renewal of  massive agriculture subsidies in a new one trillion-dollar farm bill that is 80% food stamps, using the worn out mantra that it is a “crucial safety net” for struggling family farms. In truth –…

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Roosters Rule The Roost

On a scale of children to chicken, who do you think gets more protection in this country?  Based on the last eight years of interstate legislation, roosters rule the roost.  Back in 2007, it took just one try to outlaw…

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Senate Passes Violence Against Due Process Act

The Senate voted today (13th) to reauthorize and expand the unconstitutional Violence Against Women Act (S.47).   This bill vitiates due process, interjects the federal government into local law enforcement issues, violates the rights of citizens charged for domestic violence crimes…

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VA House Republicans Pass Sales Tax Increase

Governor McDonnell’s sales tax hike has passed the House.  This will be the third time Virginia Republicans have attempted to increase the sales tax to pay for transportation projects. HB 2313 eliminates the Virginia  gas tax and raises the sales tax…

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