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Mar
11

Tea Party Activists Ridicule Sal Russo’s Claim ‘There Are Zero Big-Government Republicans Today’
by Michael Patrick Leahy

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Joe Dugan, founder and executive producer of the South Carolina Tea Party Coalition Convention, thinks Russo has both his math and his politics all wrong.Sal Russo, the seasoned Republican consultant who founded the Tea Party Express PAC in March 2009, says there are “zero” big-government Republicans today.

“When Reagan became president, he had all these big-government Republicans. There are zero today,” Russo told The Hill.

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Feb
12

Net Neutrality Is a Trojan Horse Virus Infecting the Internet
Written by C. Mitchell Shaw

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Net NeutralityLast week Tom Wheeler, chairman of the FCC, published an op-ed piece for Wired which laid out his strategy to “ensure net neutrality” by treating the Internet as a public utility and applying the same types of regulations that are used for phone and electric companies.

Many groups favor the move because of the promise of reining in irresponsible Internet Service Providers (ISPs). Net neutrality promises to protect Internet users by barring ISPs from limiting use of the Internet or charging extra fees for streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon.

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Feb
6

OMB’s Donovan: Obama Open to Gas Tax Increase
By Alexis Simendinger

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Please join us for the rally in Columbia on February 10Are you ready for a federal gas tax increase followed by a state gas tax increase? The federal Highway Trust Fund is running out of money, and some senators have proposed to fix the problem by raising gas taxes. This, however, is the wrong solution because it treats the symptom, and not the underlying reason for the shortfall.

Increasing the gas tax would simply allow Congress to increase spending on often-frivolous projects that do nothing for highway travelers, with no guarantee that it would keep spending below revenues. Thus, in two or three years we would be likely to see the fund once again run out of money.

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Jan
21

New App Lets You Track Government Spending On Your Phone

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clear-bankWe all know that the federal government, whether run by Republicans or Democrats, spends and spends and then spends some more. Government has no incentive to shrink because for every worker, from the president on down, the money spent is other people’s money.

In a corporation, profit is an incentive towards efficiency, but not so in government. Moreover, in a corporation, you have the shareholders breathing down your neck to make sure you’re doing what you can to maximize profit.

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Jan
13

Your Brain on FED LED ED: Where Did It Go?
by Lauren Martel – Chief Legal Correspondent

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Dont JustTeach-Give Kids A ChanceAre we creating an environment of curriculum and methodology of training that nurtures the idea—You are unique—just like everyone else?

What is the Original purpose of education? I grew up in a home where the Socratic method was encouraged, meaning we learned by asking questions.

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Jan
11

Adam Andrzejewski, Spending Data Pioneer, Featured at South Carolina Tea Party Conference
by Mike Flynn

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Andrzejewski’s work exposed the bonuses paid to incompetent and corrupt VA hospital administrators. His organization exposed federal small business loans flowing to mega-corporations. Recently, the organization has exposed lavish spending and crony contracts at the College of DuPage, in the Chicago suburbs.On Friday, the South Carolina Tea Party Coalition announced that government reformer Adam Andrzejewski will speak at the Coalition’s annual conference next weekend in South Carolina.

Andrzejewski (pictured), founder of OpenTheBooks.com, has built the largest private database of government spending at all levels, giving activists a critical tool to hold officials accountable. The conference takes place January 17-19 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

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