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May 20, 2009

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Bring John Shadegg's 'Enumerated Powers Act' to a Vote
Bring John Shadegg’s ‘Enumerated Powers Act’ to a Vote
It’s time for Congress to, “Cite it, chapter and verse.” Where do they derive their authority? When they pass new laws or spend taxpayer money, they should be required to point to specific language in the Constitution. The Enumerated Powers Act would require them to do precisely that. Help us bring this bill to a vote.
No Bailouts!
No Bailouts!
No government money, whether borrowed or taxed, should ever be used to bail out private financial interests. If you agree, please send Congress a message telling them so.
Make Congress Read Their Bills Before Voting
Make Congress Read Their Bills Before Voting
Make Congress read every word of every bill they create before they vote on it.
Urge your Representative and your Senators to sponsor DownsizeDC.org’s “Read the Bills Act” (RTBA).
Make Congress pass DownsizeDC.org's �One Subject at a Time Act�
Make Congress pass DownsizeDC.org’s “One Subject at a Time Act”
Most Americans probably believe a bill has to have majority support in Congress before it can become the law of the land. Sadly, this common sense expectation is totally wrong. Congressional leaders routinely pass laws that a majority opposes. DownsizeDC.org believes every bill should have to stand or fall on its own merits. Toward this end we have crafted the “One Subject at a Time Act” (OSTA).
End Bureaucratic "Legislation without Representation" with the "Write the Laws Act"
End Bureaucratic “Legislation without Representation” with the “Write the Laws Act”
Unelected bureaucrats create tens-of-thousands of new dictates each year. Making rules is the job of Congress, not bureaucrats.
DownsizeDC.org has drafted the “Write the Laws Act” to end bureaucratic “legislation without representation.”
End the Inflation Tax
End the Inflation Tax
Inflation is a tax — a hidden method government uses to pay its bills, and to transfer wealth from you to others. But imagine living in a world without inflation, and the recessions, bubbles, booms, and busts inflation causes. Imagine living in a world where your money buys more and more instead of less and less.
Federal deficit causes Congressional pay cut
Federal deficit causes Congressional pay cut
Congress needs incentives to Downsize DC. H.R. 500 would provide such an incentive. If the federal government runs a deficit, then Congress will suffer a cut in pay. Tell your elected representatives to sponsor H.R. 500.
Make Health Insurance More Affordable
Make Health Insurance More Affordable
Health insurance could be cheaper, if Congress enabled you or your employer to buy insurance regulated by other states. Tell your Congressional employees to make this happen.
I am not afraid
I am not afraid
We’re looking for a few brave Americans to start a real war on terror — by not being afraid! Do you have what it takes?
"Cap and Trade" is not the way
“Cap and Trade” is not the way
The politicians seem to be unifying around “cap and trade” as a way to cut CO2 emissions. If they take this step it may be the largest increase in the size, scope, and intrusiveness of government since the creation of Medicare. Worse still, it may not even achieve its purpose. Please tell Congress to oppose “cap and trade.”
Help End the Mexican Civil War
Help End the Mexican Civil War
Black-market profits caused by drug prohibition fund a civil war in Mexico that’s threatening to spill over our borders. Drug profits also fuel the terrorists who are killing U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan. It’s time to dry up the black-market profits. It’s time to end drug prohibition.
Preserve the Freedom to Farm
Preserve the Freedom to Farm
New bills in Congress promise to increase food safety. Instead, they’ll harm family farms, make food more expensive, and create vast new bureaucracies, while doing little or nothing to make food safer. They may even make our food less safe! Please tell Congress to preserve the freedom to farm.
Protect Children From Congress
The so-called “Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act” will hurt more children than it protects, and poison an already-struggling economy. Tell Congress to repeal it.
Repeal the REAL ID Act
Repeal the REAL ID Act
On May 10, 2005 Congress passed the REAL ID Act. This law imposes a national identification system on the American people for the first time. We are promised increased security in return. This is an illusion. The larger government becomes the less competent it becomes. And the more power it has, the more it abuses that power.
<strong>THE BIG ISSUE:</strong> $53 trillion in unfunded liabilities
THE BIG ISSUE: $53 trillion in unfunded liabilities
The Federal government owes $53.3 trillion in future obligations that it has no ability to pay. The Government Accountability Office has sounded the alarm, but neither the politicians nor the American people are listening. We need to make them listen, and take action.
Get a Tax Refund for your Health Care Expenses
Get a Tax Refund for your Health Care Expenses
Would you like to get a refund on your taxes for every dollar you spend on health care, including insurance premiums? Would you like to pay less for health insurance, while having more and more money to fund your own health care? Would you like to see health care expenses go down, while quality improves?
Agriculture Department Imposing New Program to Drive Family Farms Out of Business
Agriculture Department Imposing New Program to Drive Family Farms Out of Business
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is busy implementing the National Animal Identification System (NAIS), a corporate welfare program for Agribusiness and surveillance technology companies. NAIS will drive family farms out of business, raise the price of your food, and increase red tape in nightmarish proportions.
Audit the Fed!
Audit the Fed!
The Federal Reserve Board has vast powers. It can reduce the value of your money and cause booms and busts, but it’s accountable to no one. Tell your Congressional employees to Audit the Fed!
TWIC - A Backdoor Real ID Card
TWIC – A Backdoor Real ID Card
Real ID is dying. But the Department of Homeland Security has a new plan to subject every American to a national ID card anyway. They plan to pick off one occupational field at a time, starting with the maritime industry. One man is fighting back. Meet him, and help stop this backdoor Real ID plan.
End the Ethanol Scam
End the Ethanol Scam
We can lower food and fuel prices while also helping the environment. All we have to do is end the federal government’s corporate welfare scam for the production of ethanol.
Tell Congress to cut federal taxes
Tell Congress to cut federal taxes
Do you think the federal government takes too much of your money? If so, ask your elected representatives to cut federal taxes.
Support Ron Paul's "American Freedom Agenda Act"
Support Ron Paul’s “American Freedom Agenda Act”
The politicians have done great harm to this country in response to the 9-11 attack. A bill has been introduced that will undo much of that harm.
Support an Iraq Referendum
Support an Iraq Referendum
Americans keep debating when, how, or if to leave Iraq. Maybe we should ask the Iraqi people what they want. After all, it’s their country. Tell Congress to request that the Iraqi government hold a public referendum on the U.S. occupation.
End Asset Forfeiture
End Asset Forfeiture
If the government suspects you used your house or car in a crime, they can take it and sell it at auction. They don’t even have to prove your guilt. They call this practice civil asset forfeiture, but it’s really theft. It violates the 4th, 5th, 6th, 8th, 9th and 14th Amendments. It also encourages law enforcement to put profits before justice. Tell Congress to end civil asset forfeiture.
Stop the Killer Horse Hormones
Stop the Killer Horse Hormones
The FDA “outlawed” the use of Estriol, an estrogen medication that’s bio-identical to human estrogen. Doctors must now prescribe animal-derived estrogen instead. Are bio-identical hormones dangerous, while animal-derived hormones are safe? No. The practice of medicine is moving to chemically identical to human hormones and away from animal hormones. Learn why the FDA decided to endanger women’s health in this way, and take action.
Tell Congress to cut federal spending
Tell Congress to cut federal spending
Do you think the federal government spends too much money? If so, ask your elected representatives to cut federal spending.
Reduce regulations that strangle the economy
Reduce regulations that strangle the economy
Do you think the federal government has too many regulations? If so, ask your elected representatives to reduce the red tape.
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