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  • Fighting a real war on poverty

    Nearly 23 percent of Americans who call a major American city home today live in poverty.  And the rate is growing:  from 2000 – 2013, the poverty rate in the 20 largest cities in America grew by nearly 36 percent, to this new “normal of 23 percent.”  Nationally, the number of Americans living in poverty grew more modestly:  from 11.3 percent in 2000 to 14.8 percent in 2014. However, there’s one city that has defied this trend and saw a declining rate ...

  • Where does your tax money go?

    Our friends at the Heritage Foundation recently released an analysis of where your federal tax dollars go every year. Keep in mind that in 2015, “major entitlement programs consumed 52% of all federal spending” which means that over half of the federal budget went towards funding these programs.  The fact that they are “entitlement” programs means that Congress doesn’t have to vote to approve each budget item – it is automatic.

  • "Do this, Don't do that, Can't you read the sign?" The state of the regulatory state

    In case you’re still wondering what’s causing voter angst and the intense anger aimed at elected officials, here are some sobering statistics compiled by Freedom Partners, the Heritage Foundation and the Freedom Foundation of Minnesota that provides a vivid explanation of how the U.S. economy has gone seriously off the rails and the profound effect that is having on hardworking American families. “During the eight years under President Obama, annual [economic] growth has averaged a sluggish 1.3 ...

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