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    Time to End Farmers Welfare

    Farm subsidies, or agriculture subsidies, are subsidies paid to farms and agricultural businesses to supplement their income, manage the supply of agricultural commodities such as wheat, rice, milk, sugar, soybeans, and influence their cost & supply. The U.S. pays $20 billion/year in direct subsidies as “farmers’ welfare” based on a farm bill that dates back to the Great Depression-era. Many recipients of this “farmers’ welfare” | Read More »

    No Problem With Immigration

    The debate on immigration reform has been getting a lot of press lately due to the bi-partisan immigration reform bill presented by the “Gang of 8″ in the U.S. Senate. Members of this “Gang of 8″ include Sen. Marco Rubio (R), Sen. John McCain (R), Sen. Lindsey Graham (R), Sen. Jeff Flake (R), Sen. Chuck Schumer (D), Sen. Robert Menendez (D), Sen. Michael Bennet (D), | Read More »

    Oklahoma Set to Spend…More?!?

    Forgive me if I’m wrong but isn’t one of the tenets of being a conservative the idea of reducing government spending? If that is the case, we must not have real conservatives in the Oklahoma Legislature because according to their recent budget proposal, government spending is set to INCREASE BY $250 MILLION!!! And whats even worse than that is that House Democrats feel that the | Read More »

    Gov. Fallin Pandering to OK State Chamber…Again

    Gov. Mary Fallin is bound and determined to get Obamacare implemented in some way, shape or form in Oklahoma and the introduction of a new Senate bill regarding Medicaid expansion is her latest ploy. Although the people of Oklahoma have told her time and time again that they do not want Obamacare in Oklahoma, the threat of the withholding of campaign funds from the State | Read More »

    Corporate Welfare Rears Its Ugly Head Again

    The citizens of Oklahoma dodged a bullet yesterday during a vote in the State House regarding corporate tax credits. The bill, which would have created the Oklahoma Affordable Housing Act, narrowly failed a House vote 39-40. After the vote, however, there was a motion to reconsider that passed 52-20. The legislation was authored by Senators Bryce Marlatt and Representative Mike Jackson and it intended to | Read More »

    Can’t Comment

    For some reason I cannot comment on my own posts anymore. I am logged in the site and I’m reading comments on my own posts and I’m getting the following error message: You do not have permission to post on this thread I’m not sure what is going on and I have tried to contact RedState.com via e-mail, Facebook, and Twitter to determine what the | Read More »

    Foreign Law Bill Signed by Governor Fallin

    In 2010, Oklahoma voters approved a state question to ban Sharia Law from being implemented in the state. That law was deemed unconstitutional by the State Supreme Court because it singled out Sharia law. House Bill 1060, which is essentially the same law but leaves out the language that singles out Sharia law, was recently signed into law by Governor Fallin. It was passed by | Read More »

    U.S. House Violates U.S. Constitution…Again

    Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to violate the U.S. Constitution once again. They voted to pass a law that undermines the Fourth Amendment. The vote I am referring to is the passage of the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA). It passed 288-127 and now goes to the U.S. Senate. This law allows the U.S. government to retrieve personal data from | Read More »

    UN Arms Trade Treaty

    Remember before November when President Obama said he was opposed to the UN Arms Trade Treaty? In a not so surprising turn of events, he changed his mind after he was re-elected. Not only that but his decision to appoint former Senator John Kerry as his Secretary of State solidifies that fact since Kerry has long been known to be a proponent of that treaty. | Read More »

    The Revolution Begins Today

    Activists will converge near the U.S. Capitol today to hear various speakers talk about the New Fair Deal, a bold new package of legislation co-written by several U.S. Representatives and promoted by the Freedom Works organization. Freedom Works is a conservative, non-profit group based in Washington, DC that trains and educates grassroots political activists. They are advocates for individual liberty and limited government. The legislation | Read More »