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
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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Jan
11

2016: Ted Cruz ‘Emphatically Opposed’ to Common Core
By : Tony Lee

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Ted Cruz US Senator against Common CoreSen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said he was “emphatically opposed” to federal Common Core standards after he keynoted an event for Iowa’s influential homeschoolers in which he said that school choice “is the civil rights issue of the 21st century.”

“I don’t think the federal government has any role dictating the content of curricula. I think education is a state issue and a local issue, and ideally at the local level, because that way parents can have direct input and control of what’s being taught to their kids,” Cruz said on Tuesday after he addressed the Network of Iowa Christian Home Educators, according to Radio Iowa’s O.

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Jan
7

The War on Poverty After 50 Years
By Robert Rector and Rachel Sheffield

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Founded in 1973, The Heritage Foundation is a research and educational institution—a think tank—whose mission is to formulate and promote conservative public policies based on the principles of free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values, and a strong national defense.Abstract In his January 1964 State of the Union address, President Lyndon Johnson proclaimed, “This administration today, here and now, declares unconditional war on poverty in America.” In the 50 years since that time, U.S. taxpayers have spent over $22 trillion on anti-poverty programs. Adjusted for inflation, this spending (which does not include Social Security or Medicare) is three times the cost of all U.S. military wars since the American Revolution. Yet progress against poverty, as measured by the U.S. Census Bureau, has been minimal, and in terms of President Johnson’s main goal of reducing the “causes” rather than the mere “consequences” of poverty, the War on Poverty has failed completely. In fact, a significant portion of the population is now less capable of self-sufficiency than it was when the War on Poverty began.

This week, the U.S. Census Bureau is scheduled to release its annual poverty report. The report will be notable because this year marks the 50th anniversary of the launch of President Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty. In his January 1964 State of the Union address, Johnson proclaimed, “This administration today, here and now, declares unconditional war on poverty in America.”[1]

Since that time, U.S. taxpayers have spent over $22 trillion on anti-poverty programs (in constant 2012 dollars). Adjusted for inflation, this spending (which does not include Social Security or Medicare) is three times the cost of all military wars in U.S. history since the American Revolution. Despite this mountain of spending, progress against poverty, at least as measured by the government, has been minimal.

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Jan
6

Congressman Jeff Duncan

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Congressman Jeff Duncan You Are A Man We In SC AdmireOver the past few years, I’ve had numerous conversations with constituents regarding the direction of the country. Voters and Members of Congress alike are outraged by a President who acts as if he’s above the law, yet not enough is done to stop him.

What President Obama is doing through executive actions and new regulations is unprecedented. These actions deserve the strongest possible response from Congress. The historic 2014 elections created a new sense of optimism and, along with it, an opportunity for us to get our nation back on track while holding the President accountable. Americans sent a clear message: they are fed up with business as usual in Washington.

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Jan
5

Exclusive — South Carolina Tea Party Leader Presses State’s Delegation: Vote Against Boehner
by Matthew Boyle

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John Boehner it is time to retire now!South Carolina Tea Party convention leader Joe Dugan, the Chairman of the Board of the Myrtle Beach Tea Party, is putting his state’s GOP House members on notice: he wants them to vote against John Boehner for Speaker on Tuesday.

“I am confident that the astute, South Carolina Congressional delegation is keenly aware of the voter mandate they received in November,” Dugan said in an email to Breitbart News. “SC citizens are freedom loving patriotic Americans, who are fed up with their rights being compromised and the enslavement by regulation of bigger and bigger government.

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