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Chamber Of Commerce Calls Thomas Massie “Piece Of Sh-t” For Voting Against Harvey Aid

It is an open secret that the Chamber of Commerce, a ‘pro-growth’ organization commonly associated with the right wing of American politics, has a seething contempt for principled conservatives and libertarians, but it is rare for them to come right out and say it. Yesterday, the veil was finally removed as the Northern Kentucky Chamber called Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) “a piece of sh-t” on their public Twitter account. Massie was one of three legislators who voted against the Congressional relief package for Hurricane Harvey. This has caused him to take flak from observers who felt his vote was heartless… Keep Reading

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Fiscally Conservative Lawmakers Under Fire After Voting Against Hurricane Harvey Aid

Three hardline members of Congress–Reps. Justin Amash (R-MI), Thomas Massie (R-KY) and Andy Biggs (R-AZ)–raised eyebrows today after they voted against a popular aid package that would help Americans who were devastated by the carnage of Hurricane Harvey. “Congress should provide disaster relief funding, and we should pay for it now instead of billing our children and grandchildren for it,” Amash said in a tweet, making it clear that he isn’t against helping the needy but wants to do so in a responsible manner. Massie and Biggs have not released public statements regarding their votes at the present time. The… Keep Reading

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Shameless Libertarian Rep Offers To Shave Unsightly Body Hair For Hurricane Relief

One of the few Libertarian elected officials is threatening to bare all and wax his body, for a good cause. New Hampshire State Rep. Joseph Stallcop, who switched from the Democratic Party to the Libertarian Party last year, has offered to wax all the unsightly hair from his body if he can raise $50,000 for Hurricane Harvey victims. “At the moment I knew … not even as someone who has a more public presence who could get more awareness, but just as a person who really wanted to help, I had to do something,” Stallcop said in an interview with… Keep Reading

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Why Do Presidents Need To Visit National Disaster Sites?

Whenever a natural disaster occurs, there seems to be this unanimous idea that the President of the United States should tour the disaster site. Whether it be the site of a horrific hurricane or a terrible tornado, the chief executive of the country is expected by the media and political pundits to make a visit. If the President visits too soon or takes too long, the decision is then thoroughly criticized. Why does it matter? The problem here is two fold. First, it feeds the notion that localities are dependent upon the federal government. Does Texas need the federal government… Keep Reading

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