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#TBT "What is Growth?"

Posted on Apr. 17, 14 | 11:56 AM by Barney Keller | Topic: Cap and Trade
 
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Club President Chris Chocola in the WSJ: End The Tax Extenders

Posted on Apr. 16, 14 | 09:39 AM by Barney Keller | Topic: Taxes
Club for Growth President Chris Chocola has an OpEd in the Wall Street Journal this morning on ending the tax extenders: 
 
A $250-a-year subsidy for those who commute to work using New York's "bike share" program. Breaks for Broadway plays like "Of Mice and Men" starring James Franco and Chris O'Dowd, up to $15 million per production. A $71 million benefit for Nascar facilities. Billions in credits for the wind-energy industry. 

All that and more, coming soon to a taxpayer near you. It's once again time for the annual special-interest orgy known as the "tax extender" legislation, a giveaway bill that Congress plans to take up in the coming weeks. 

Since the 1980s, when Washington last enacted comprehensive tax reform, Congress has passed extensions of ostensibly "temporary" tax breaks for interest groups. The package is referred to as "tax extenders" because the breaks are almost always extended by Congress without much opposition. The 2014 installment could cost $85 billion in the next two years, and legislators are piling on their pet projects since it's considered "must pass" legislation. 

This is all a mistake. Congress needs to clean up the tax code and lower marginal rates across the board, but tax-extender legislation delays any serious reform. Congress should let the extenders expire permanently, and the Club for Growth, the free-market organization I run, intends to oppose the package. If a vote occurs, we'll likely include it on our annual congressional scorecard, which goes out to more than 100,000 of our members.  

Click here to read the whole thing.
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Key Vote Alert - "NO" on Tax Extenders Bill (S.___)

Posted on Apr. 16, 14 | 09:37 AM by Andrew Roth | Topic: Key Vote Alert Senate
KEY VOTE ALERT
"NO" on Tax Extenders Bill (S. ___)

The Club for Growth urges all Senators to vote "NO" on the tax extenders bill that the Senate Finance Committee recently marked up as the EXPIRE Act. A vote is expected sometime in May. The vote on final passage as well as procedural votes could be included in the Club's 2014 Congressional Scorecard.

This bill is mainly a hodge-podge of special interest earmarks in the federal tax code. Thankfully, these extenders expired at the end of 2013, so the best thing the Senate can do now is nothing. Majority Leader Harry Reid should cancel consideration of this bill and instead call for broad, pro-growth tax reform that will lower rates and remove other burdensome carveouts in the tax code. This will help revitalize our economy and spur innovation. For more information on the Club for Growth's position, please see this recent WSJ op-ed written by Club President Chris Chocola.

Our Congressional Scorecard for the 113th Congress provides a comprehensive rating of how well or how poorly each member of Congress supports pro-growth, free-market policies and will be distributed to our members and to the public.

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Remy: Happy (Tax Day Edition)

Posted on Apr. 15, 14 | 08:55 AM by Barney Keller | Topic: Taxes
 
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Kudlow's Final Chapter

Posted on Apr. 08, 14 | 11:33 AM by Andrew Roth | Topic: Conservative Rock Stars
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Key Vote Alert - "NO" on Unemployment Insurance Extension

Posted on Apr. 02, 14 | 01:56 PM by Andrew Roth | Topic: Key Vote Alert Senate
KEY VOTE ALERT
"NO" on Unemployment Insurance Extension

The Club for Growth urges all Senators to vote "NO" on the deal to extend unemployment benefits for five months, including retroactively to the beginning of the year (Senate Amdt 2874 to HR 3979). A vote is expected later this week. The vote on final passage will be included in the Club's 2014 Congressional Scorecard.

The Club has two large concerns with this bill. First, extending unemployment benefits will encourage continued unemployment on the margin. Washington's inability to pass pro-growth reforms that will lead to job creation is no excuse to create further government dependency by passing this bill. Second, this proposal is "paid for" with fee increases and accounting gimmicks, not real reductions in government spending.

Our Congressional Scorecard for the 113th Congress provides a comprehensive rating of how well or how poorly each member of Congress supports pro-growth, free-market policies and will be distributed to our members and to the public.

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Club for Growth Statement on McCutcheon Decision

Posted on Apr. 02, 14 | 11:44 AM by Barney Keller | Topic: Cap and Trade
Here's the Club's statement on the McCutcheon decision today:

Washington, DC - The Club for Growth issued the following statement in reaction to the Supreme Court decision McCutcheon v. Federal Elections Commission that invalidated the aggregate limits on campaign contributions: 

“This is a great day for the First Amendment, and a great day for political speech,” said Club for Growth President Chris Chocola. “With Citizens United and now McCutcheon, the Supreme Court has continued to restrict the role of the federal government in limiting and regulating speech. We hope further efforts to increase the ability of citizens to participate in our democracy are also successful.”

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Chicago Teachers Union president explains how to inject politics into math

Posted on Mar. 21, 14 | 02:44 PM by Barney Keller | Topic: School Choice
(H/T Education Action Group)
 
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Club President Chris Chocola at AEI: Who Is Helping The Right More?

Posted on Mar. 06, 14 | 03:54 PM by Barney Keller | Topic: Club in the News
 
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Key Vote Alert - "NO" on the House Flood Bill (HR 3370)

Posted on Feb. 25, 14 | 09:19 AM by Andrew Roth | Topic: Key Vote Alert House

KEY VOTE ALERT
"NO" on the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act (HR 3370)

The Club for Growth urges all House members to vote "NO" on the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014 (HR 3370). A vote is expected later this week. The vote on final passage, and/or any procedural votes, will be included in the Club's 2014 Congressional Scorecard.

This bill unwinds, and in part repeals, the much-needed Biggert-Waters reforms to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Unfortunately, this shows that House leadership is uncommitted to the limited government reforms that they themselves supported just two years ago. Voters can only conclude that the House leaders' decisions are either schizophrenic or unprincipled. Finally, rather than continue this unfair program that is hostile to liberty and limited government, Congress should end the NFIP and return the flood insurance industry back to the private sector.

Our Congressional Scorecard for the 113th Congress provides a comprehensive rating of how well or how poorly each member of Congress supports pro-growth, free-market policies and will be distributed to our members and to the public.

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Ted Cruz slams fellow Republicans' "trickery"

Posted on Feb. 20, 14 | 01:31 PM by Barney Keller | Topic: Cap and Trade
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