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A farewell, of sorts

May 1, 2013
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Friends, I want to thank you all for reading my work here on FreakOutNation. I want to let you know I am going into a hiatus with politics. While I haven’t decided to completely leave FON, I wanted to inform those looking for my work that my personal blog is ending. I have a post…

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Vincent Sheheen announces second bid for S.C. governor

April 10, 2013
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Vincent Sheheen announces second bid for S.C. governor

South Carolina Democratic state Sen. Vincent Sheheen has sent an e-mail out announcing his second bid to become the state’s governor. South Carolina is the greatest state in the union, with unlimited potential.  But let’s face it, the status quo is not working. I want what you want – a South Carolina that our families,…

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Medicaid Expansion Under the Affordable Care Act

April 6, 2013
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Medicaid Expansion Under the Affordable Care Act

  Sign our petition today if you support the Medicaid Expansion! The Republicans in the State House are blocking nearly 300,000 Michigan residents from getting health insurance coverage through the Medicaid Expansion. Also, the expansion will save the state over $3 billion in the first 10 years. Sign today!

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Mark Sanford and his ‘promises’

April 3, 2013
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Former congressman and governor Mark Sanford made a lot of promises and he couldn’t keep them. Now, he wants to be a congressman again?

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Sequestration Comes at Time of Rising Need for Housing Assistance, Will Exacerbate Homelessness

April 2, 2013
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The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, always quick to point out and decimate the GOP’s attack on the poor and middle class, has a 10-page study detailing the sequestration cuts and its effects on housing assistance. These cuts, which housing agencies have already begun to implement (primarily by failing to reissue vouchers to families…

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See Exactly Where Your Tax Dollars Went: National Priorities Project Releases Tax Day 2013

April 1, 2013
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See Exactly Where Your Tax Dollars Went: National Priorities Project Releases Tax Day 2013

Analysis finds that more than a quarter of every dollar went to the military;   3.5 cents went to education Millions of Americans will file their 2012 federal income tax returns on April 15, but few know what happens to their tax dollars. That’s why National Priorities Project (NPP) has launched Tax Day 2013 —…

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Americans United Files Four Friend-Of-The-Court Briefs Defending Workers’ Access To Birth-Control Coverage

March 28, 2013
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Americans United Files Four Friend-Of-The-Court Briefs Defending Workers’ Access To Birth-Control Coverage

Americans United for Separation of Church and State has told federal courts now considering the constitutionality of the Obama administration’s birth-control mandate that employers do not have a religious liberty right to deny their employees access to contraceptives. Americans United said the mandate, which requires most businesses to provide workers with health insurance that includes…

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Tell Your Senators How You Feel About Their Vote on School Vouchers

March 25, 2013
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Tell Your Senators How You Feel About Their Vote on School Vouchers

On March 22nd, the Senate voted down a School Voucher Amendment. Find out if your Senator opposed vouchers in the Fiscal 2014 Senate Budget Resolution! On March 22nd, during its debate over the Fiscal 2014 Senate Budget Resolution, the Senate voted down the private school voucher amendment introduced by Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Rand Paul (R-KY).…

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Tell Your Senators: Oppose Vouchers in 2014 Budget Resolution!

March 21, 2013
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Vouchers funnel taxpayer money into religious schools Tell your Senators to oppose vouchers in the Fiscal 2014 Senate Budget Resolution! The Senate is currently considering their Budget Resolution, and we expect them to consider at least one amendment that would create a private school voucher program.  After debating today, the Senate will likely begin votes…

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SCHA rolls out ‘Remedy SC’ petition in support of Medicaid expansion

March 20, 2013
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SCHA rolls out ‘Remedy SC’ petition in support of Medicaid expansion

The South Carolina Hospital Association has obtained a domain name and started a petition in order to grow public support for Medicaid expansion in the state. The website, Remedy SC, lists the petition and to whom its intended for. You can also use #acceptmesc to share it on Twitter. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is now the…

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Affordable Care Act extended free preventive care to 71 million Americans with private health insurance

March 18, 2013
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Affordable Care Act extended free preventive care to 71 million Americans with private health insurance

Health Care Law’s third anniversary sees health costs slowing down, more value for consumers Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced today that about 71 million Americans in private health insurance plans received coverage for at least one free preventive health care service, such as a mammogram or flu shot, in 2011 and…

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No Plausible Way to Pay for Nearly $6 Trillion Cost in Ryan Budget’s Tax Cuts

March 17, 2013
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The Center’s new analysis showing  the tax cuts specified in Chairman Ryan’s plan would cost nearly $6 trillion in lost revenue — and hence require Chairman Ryan’s unspecified tax expenditure reductions to be equally large in order to reach his revenue-neutrality goal, although virtually no experts believe tax-expenditure savings of that magnitude to be feasible…

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