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Government Agency Spent Millions on Public Relations Campaign to Improve Image

Posted: July 28, 2016 at 10:46 am   /   Friends

Top officials at the Government National Mortgage Association spent $3.9 million on a public relations campaign designed to create positive images for themselves, including a magazine piece on how one of them avoided obesity. Spending tax dollars to polish an individual employee’s image isn’t allowed under Federal Acquisition Regulations, the Department of Housing and Urban […]

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Tech Entrepreneur Explains Why Elizabeth Warren Is Wrong About Big Tech

Posted: July 26, 2016 at 11:11 am   /   Friends

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., insists that “competition is dying” in the tech industry because of giant corporations like Google, Amazon, and Apple. But to entrepreneur Christopher Searles, they don’t pose a threat to companies like his. In fact, quite the opposite, he tells The Daily Signal. “As a tech entrepreneur and small business owner, I […]

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As a Teen Cashier Seeing Food Stamp Use, I Changed My Mind About the Democrat Party

Posted: July 26, 2016 at 8:25 am   /   Friends

Mamaw encouraged me to get a job—she told me that it would be good for me and that I needed to learn the value of a dollar. When her encouragement fell on deaf ears, she then demanded that I get a job, and so I did, as a cashier at Dillman’s, a local grocery store. […]

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Should the Postal Service Handle Your Loans as Well as Your Mail? Elizabeth Warren Thinks So.

Posted: July 20, 2016 at 1:55 pm   /   Friends

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is inching closer to eliminating private payday lending with restrictive new rules and, some advocates hope, paving the way for the U.S. Postal Service to take over these banking services. The agency’s liberal supporters, including Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., long have wanted to replace the payday lending industry with a […]

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30% of Workers Need ‘the Government’s Permission to Work.’ 2 Senators Want to Change That.

Posted: July 20, 2016 at 12:22 pm   /   Friends

With nearly one in three American workers needing to acquire an occupational license in order to work, two Republican senators are stepping in with an attempt to alleviate the overreach. Sens. Mike Lee, R-Utah, and Ben Sasse, R-Neb., introduced the the ALLOW Act earlier this month. This bill would specifically affect military members, District of Columbia […]

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Why the Save Our Social Security Act Would Hurt the Economy and Drive Down Other Tax Revenues

Posted: July 20, 2016 at 11:13 am   /   Friends

Rep. Reid Ribble, R-Wis., recently introduced the Save Our Social Security (S.O.S.) Act, which includes some practicable and commonsense solutions such as raising the retirement age and using a more accurate inflation measure. Unfortunately, the S.O.S. Act’s faults significantly outweigh its merits. The bill’s most harmful provision is a significant increase in Social Security’s payroll […]

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Here’s How Americans Can Curtail ‘Autopilot’ Spending and Take Back the Federal Budget

Posted: July 19, 2016 at 1:48 pm   /   Friends

The federal budget is out of control. Autopilot spending currently consumes 68 percent of all tax dollars and will devour an ever-larger share of the budget in the future. If the lack of a congressional budget resolution this year is any indicator, Congress isn’t jumping at the chance to make meaningful reforms. However, time is […]

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You Need 4 Different Licenses to Shine Shoes in DC. Sen. Ben Sasse Wants to Change That.

Posted: July 18, 2016 at 1:18 pm   /   Friends

Republican Sens. Mike Lee of Utah and Ben Sasse of Nebraska have teamed up to challenge the issue of occupational licensing, which refers to the state and local rules that require job-seekers to obtain approval from the government before he or she can start working in that profession. Most agree that jobs that deal directly […]

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What It Means to Have a Trade Deal That Puts America First

Posted: July 15, 2016 at 7:20 am   /   Friends

The new Republican Party platform suggests: “We need better-negotiated trade agreements that put America first.” Here are nine ways future trade agreements could really put America–or more specifically, Americans–first. Trade agreements should: Guarantee U.S. manufacturers have the freedom to buy low-priced inputs like steel and raw materials free of export duties imposed by foreign governments […]

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