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Senator John Thune (R-SD)

Sen. Thune Town Hall Meeting in Rapid City

Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) will host a town hall meeting on Friday, January 16, 2015, at the Historic Theater at the Performing Arts Center of Rapid City to discuss opportunities to advance key South Dakota priorities during the new session of Congress. Thune will focus on the Powder River Training Complex expansion, tax reform, regulatory reform, and his agenda as Chairman of the Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee.

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What Happens When Progressives Tax (and Spend)

What Happens When Progressives Tax (and Spend)

So many people have accepted the argument that progressive taxation is just, necessary, and fair, so I know this article will offend many. Hopefully it will also make a few people reconsider their acceptance of policy.

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Read Their Republican Lips: Higher Taxes

Read Their Republican Lips: Higher Taxes

Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), appearing on Fox News Sunday on January 4, said, “Yes, we have proposed raising the gasoline tax-user fee by 12 cents.” Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), appearing in the same segment, told host Chris Wallace that “I don’t think we take anything off the table at this point,” including a gas tax hike. Read their lips.

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Senator Thune Opens Door to Higher Gas Taxes

Senator Thune Opens Door to Higher Gas Taxes

Don’t you love how the low-tax/anti-tax Republican Party protects the American people from higher taxes? Senator John Thune (R-SD) spoke this weekend of opening the door to higher gas taxes…even as gas prices are returning to sanity after the government’s war on energy.

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Report: Govt Targeted ‘Icky’ Conservatives

Report: Govt Targeted ‘Icky’ Conservatives

The Daily Caller reports that a ouse Oversight and Government Reform Committee report demonstrates the malicious intent of President Obama’s IRS against conservative groups that rose up to challenge the “fundamental transformation” of America into a socialist hellhole.

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Courtesy of Americans for Limited Government

Let’s get government out of the charity business

Those who crafted the American constitution did not intend limitations on the federal government’s role out of mean spiritedness. They did so out of a sense of what would best serve the public. It stands to reason that bureaucrats spending other people’s money - funds taken by force - is not going to produce good results.

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Why Social Security Hurts Society and Isn’t Secure

Why Social Security Hurts Society and Isn’t Secure

In 2013, Social Security ran a $71 billion deficit. This means there have been four years of consecutive cash-flow deficits, which means that the inflow is less than the outflow. According to the 2014 annual report from the programs’ trustees, the combined 75-year unfunded obligation of the Social Security and Disability Insurance Trust Funds (referred to collectively as the OASDI Trust Fund) is $13.4 trillion.

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A Future Fraught with Tension

A Future Fraught with Tension

It is hard to conceive how any society can flourish in the long-term without a well-balanced, multigenerational demographic and a culture that supports it. With our increasingly aging population, self-centered attitudes, high rates of abortion, and low birth rates, you can bet that our future will be fraught with tension and that the gap between the Boomers and the younger generations will widen in more ways than one.

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Five Freedom-Robbers the GOP Can Defund Now

Five Freedom-Robbers the GOP Can Defund Now

Current funding for the fiscal year expires on December 11. Kicking funding questions into 2015 would maximize the incoming Republican majority’s ability to make an immediate impact, and deny outgoing Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) a seat at the table. Here are five defund items that we believe Congress should pursue immediately.

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The Larceny Is Larger than You Think!

The Larceny Is Larger than You Think!

Last week the mayor of Houston enraged many Christians when the city subpoenaed the sermons of some Houston area pastors. This got me to thinking…Suppose you wake up tomorrow morning, walk downstairs and find a thief in your living room rifling through your furniture.

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