The proposed IRS rules are a direct attack on your freedom of speech. They will limit the ability of concerned citizens to contact their elected officials. They will make it harder for small tea party, 9/12, and school choice groups to organize. And they will make it easier for the IRS to silence conservatives across America.
It’s because of patriots like you that members of Congress are holding the line on issues like spending, ObamaCare, and NSA spying. Just as the IRS illegally targeted conservatives, now the agency is trying to silence our voice.
Free speech is a constitutional right. These new IRS rules will make it harder for grassroots conservatives to come together and hold their government accountable. They must be stopped.
We need to take the fight to the IRS directly. This is our government. We won’t be bullied and we won’t let THEM silence us!
Last year saw plenty of big votes on ObamaCare, the national debt, the Farm Bill, and civil liberties. FreedomWorks kept careful track of every Congressman and Senator's votes in 2013. We compiled all the information on our Congressional Scorecard. And now, you can see if your representatives in Washington are as conservative as they claim!
The FreedomWorks Scorecard is your one-stop portal to see if your lawmakers were freedom fighters or Big Government stooges.
It’s a new year, and that means Sen. Tom Coburn’s released another edition of his “Wastebook”. Every year, the Oklahoma Senator documents 100 cases of inexcusable government waste. The list runs from pork-barrel projects for political cronies to projects that are downright silly and unnecessary.
Some of the most wasteful spending approved by Congress in 2013 included:
$65 million spent on tourism during the Hurricane Sandy cleanup.
$1.5 billion wasted on maintaining buildings the government no longer needs.
$1.5 million given to Hollywood to help establish “authenticity.”
$914,000 spent on studying romance stories on the internet.
At least $379 million spent promoting ObamaCare, including the broken website.
Our federal government spends billions of taxpayer dollars on unnecessary programs like these every year. At a time when millions of regular Americans are cutting back, the federal government should to!
Sen. Coburn has already started fighting one wasteful project. He has co-sponsored a bill that puts a limit to spending on Congressional portraits. Some of these paintings cost as much as $50,000 – thats more than most Americans make in an entire year!
Contact your Senators and urge them to support the “Responsible Use of Taxpayer Dollars for Portraits Act.” This is a bipartisan effort to curb wasteful spending. And we can start the year off by saving taxpayer money!
This week's video features a special Christmas thank you from Senator Ted Cruz, just in case you missed it. Sen. Cruz is thankful for all the hard work patriots like you did last year. He is certain that 2014 will be another great year for liberty. Happy New Year!