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  • Clinton Embraces a Proposal To Cut Immigration by a Third (1995)

    04/24/2015 5:38:16 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 1 replies
    NY Times ^ | June 8, 1995 | ROBERT PEAR
    The White House today welcomed a Federal advisory panel's recommendation to cut legal immigration by one-third. But the proposals met fierce opposition from Hispanic, Asian-American, Roman Catholic and Jewish groups, as well as from the National Association of Manufacturers. (SNIP) Representative Dick Armey, the Texas Republican who is the House majority leader, said: "The commission fails to tell us why we should so dramatically reduce legal immigration. It is long on recommendations, but short on analysis." He said the proposals were "a misguided attempt to make legal immigrants the scapegoats for America's problems."
  • ‘It’s Hard to See How Boehner Gets Out of This’: Dick Armey on the Shutdown (GOP Will Lose)

    10/11/2013 4:00:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 10/11 | Eric Benson
    Former U.S. Representative Dick Armey speaks at "Tea Party" a panel discussion at the 2010 New Yorker Festival at DGA Theater on October 2, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images the New Yorker) *** Local Caption *** Dick Armey Former Texas congressman Dick Armey knows from shutdowns. A chief author of the "Contract with America" and a hardline general in the Gingrich Revolution, Armey was House majority leader when the Republicans faced off against Bill Clinton in late 1995, insisting they would only fund government if the president agreed to a balanced budget in seven years....
  • Dick Armey quits FreedomWorks

    12/03/2012 7:45:29 PM PST · by Nachum · 34 replies
    wapo ^ | 12/3/12 | Rachel Weiner
    Former congressman Dick Armey has quit FreedomWorks, the conservative group he helped bring to national tea party prominence. Armey confirms that he wrote a letter to FreedomWorks President Matt Kibbe on Nov. 30, resigning from the group, as first reported by Mother Jones. He told the Post that he does not know who leaked his resignation letter. “We accepted his letter of resignation and we wish him well,” FreedomWorks press secretary Jackie Bodnar said. “As I resign from all board positions and duties, please see below a list of dispositions on outstanding issues: I expect to be fully compensated through...
  • Finally, Romney gets tea party support

    03/21/2012 9:41:01 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 121 replies · 2+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | March 19, 2012 | Ralph Z. Hallow
    The organization that ignited the tea party as a national mass movement gave Mitt Romney perhaps his biggest victory yet, deciding to drop its opposition to his candidacy, a top executive in the group told The Washington Times. FreedomWorks, which organized the Sept. 12, 2009, mass demonstration on the Mall, says that while it will not give an explicit endorsement, the time has come for Republicans to unite around the former Massachusetts governor and focus on defeating President Obama. “It is a statistical fact that the numbers favor Mitt Romney,” FreedomWorks Vice President Russ Walker told The Times on Tuesday....
  • Armey: GOP Will Sweep in 2012

    04/28/2011 2:26:05 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 46 replies
    NewsMax ^ | April 28, 2011 | Jim Meyers and Kathleen Walter
    Former House Majority Leader Dick Armey tells Newsmax that the 2012 elections will leave the GOP in control of the presidency, Senate, and House, and tea party activists will oust “timid” Republicans who aren’t committed to small government. The Texas Republican, chairman of FreedomWorks and a patriarch of the tea party movement, calls President Barack Obama a “romantic egalitarian” who is “quite confused,” asserts that Obamacare is a “monstrosity,” and says Rep. Paul Ryan’s plan to reduce spending is a “bold initiative” but doesn’t go far enough. Armey served in the House from 1985 to 2003 and is the co-author...
  • Not Taxed Enough Already?

    12/13/2010 10:43:57 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 2 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | December 13, 2010 | Malcolm A. Kline
    A key dividing line between those within the Ivory Tower and those without might be on the issue of taxes: Academics like them while the rest of us clearly don’t. Moreover, as evidenced by the TEA party movement, this becomes particularly problematic when we don’t show the tolerance for increased rates of taxation that scholars think we will demonstrate. The TEA in the parties, after all, is an acronym that stands for “Taxed Enough Already.” “After the major Reagan-era tax cuts in 1981, the corporate tax has provided less than 12 percent of federal revenues in all but four fiscal...
  • Dick Armey Suggest Jim Demint for 2012 (Disses Sarah Palin)

    09/11/2010 2:10:28 AM PDT · by Brices Crossroads · 125 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/10/2010 | Alex Pappas
    South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint is on former House majority leader Dick Armey’s list of Republicans he could support for president in 2012. Asked during a panel discussion Friday night on the Tea Party movement to name several leaders he would like to see challenge President Obama, he also listed Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty. “There’s no shortage of good people,” said Armey, the chairman of FreedomWorks, a free-market group helping to organize this weekend’s Tea Party 9/12 Taxpayer March on Washington. Armey also suggested that former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin...
  • FreedomWorks fights back against NAACP's accusations of Tea Party 'racism'

    09/08/2010 8:48:27 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 19 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/7/2010 | Matthew Boyle
    Dick Armey’s conservative organization FreedomWorks is readying for the launch of a comprehensive political program aimed at debunking the NAACP’s race-charged attacks on the Tea Party movement. FreedomWorks President and CEO Matt Kibbe said the organization will roll out Diverse Tea, a platform and advertising campaign that will showcase diversity in the Tea Party movement, sometime this week or early next week. “The idea is to create a platform for African-American Tea Party leaders, Hispanic Tea Party leaders and Jewish Tea Party leaders to get out there and talk about why they’re involved and why these issues matter so much...
  • The right test for fiscal conservatism - ALAN KEYES

    08/15/2010 5:29:23 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 1 replies
    Loyal to Liberty ^ | August 15, 2010 | Alan Keyes
    This morning I noticed a link to a posting from the FreedomWorks website in which Freedomworks Chair Dick Armey presents their endorsement of David Malpass in the GOP primary for the special U.S. Senate election in New York. I then paid a visit to the candidate’s website, which headlined a recent endorsement by Sue Kelly, formerly a New York Congresswoman, and a prominent so-called “pro-choice” Republican. The quote from her endorsement statement tells us that “David…has the experience and skill set to grow the economy and create jobs.” Such enthusiasm from someone who aligns with the Democrat party’s abandonment of...
  • What’s up with the fist posters?

    08/14/2010 10:43:19 AM PDT · by Big Bureaucracy · 24 replies
    Big Bureaucracy ^ | August 14th, 2010 | Ellie Velinska
    Fists? Let me first state that I sympathize to the cause of the people involved in Freedom Works organization. However their resent artwork looks like photoshoped Soviet posters. It’s like somebody erased Kremlin and put the Capitol on the background on their 9/12 tax-payer march on Washington DC poster. Kim Jong Il is going crazy with envy looking at those fists at the 8/27 convention poster. He does not respect the copyrights so it is very possible for him to use the ‘fisty’ artwork as a center piece at the next parade in North Korea. The communist artists may...
  • Dick Armey to GOP candidates: Maybe it’s time to ease off the “tea party” label

    06/16/2010 5:17:06 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 37 replies · 640+ views
    Sound politics, but surprising nonetheless coming from a guy who’s positioned FreedomWorks as a sort of Tea Party HQ.
  • Amnesty Advocate Dick Armey Endorses Mike Lee (Delegates take note!)

    04/28/2010 10:13:37 PM PDT · by dangus · 1 replies · 523+ views
    Mike Lee Press Release, Vanity Commentary ^ | 4.29.10 | Armey's Press Release, Vanity Commentary
    Until this past year, I would never have guessed Sen. Bob Bennett would be a top target of RINO hunters. He's made some very unpopular moves, like supporting the TARP bailout, but his ACU rating has been quite high. Nonetheless, I've been rather excited to see the RINO hunters so successful that they can move down to what I would have guessed was a low priority target. But are Utahans about to jump out of the frying pan and into the fire? Mike Lee is currently leading polls among delegates to the Utah state convention. But Lee is proudly trumpeting...
  • The Folly of Naming a Tea Party Leader

    04/14/2010 2:19:01 PM PDT · by Dawebman · 7 replies · 297+ views
    THE TEA PARTY NEEDS NO "LEADER" I must tell you Faithful FREEPERS and Tea Party Patriots that I laugh every time I see a headline or link identifying Dick Armey or Sarah Palin, or anyone else as the leader of the Tea Party Movement. The true beauty of the Tea Party Phenomenon is that it wasn't borne in some politico's back room, or on some media manager's bar stool, or isn't some under-cover front for the Republican Party. The Tea Party is a force to be reckoned with because it is the most pure Grassroots political movement I have...
  • Video of YWC Founder on Amnesty March

    03/25/2010 10:18:24 AM PDT · by Charles West · 5 replies · 235+ views
    Youth for Western Civilization ^ | 3/24/10 | Kevin DeAnna
    In this video, I analyze the recent March on America in the second installment of Western Resistance Radio. I cover the prospect of amnesty and what it might mean for our national identity as well as the electoral and political ramifications of such a sweeping naturalization. Finally, I discuss Dick Armey's efforts to marginalize Congressman Tancredo in the former's quixotic quest to garner the mythical conservative Hispanic vote.
  • Dick Armey Stuns His Tea Partiers With Open-Borders Advocacy (see his immigration record here)

    03/16/2010 7:46:01 AM PDT · by Duke C. · 27 replies · 882+ views
    NumbersUsa ^ | Mar. 15, 2010 | Roy Beck
    For weeks, various grassroots leaders of tea parties have been asking NumbersUSA if there is anything to the rumors that former Congressman Dick Armey is soft on amnesty and the costs of illegal immigration. If he were, that would be an unsettling situation for the vast majority of people at tea party events who oppose both vehemently. Well, today, Dick Armey settled the question. No need for rumors now. Mr. Armey -- labeled as the "uber-organizer of the tea party movement" by a reporter today -- seems to have labeled as "goofy" most of the grassroots citizens attending tea party...
  • Armey distances from McCain

    02/16/2010 11:34:48 AM PST · by pissant · 16 replies · 608+ views
    Politico ^ | 2/16/10 | Ben Smith
    A spokesman for FreedomWorks' chief Dick Armey posts a clarification: The New York Times reported recently that FreedomWorks Chairman Dick Armey has endorsed Sen. John McCain in the GOP primary in Arizona. This is not the case, though this story has been picked up and repeated by countless media personalities and reporters around the country. This seems to be a good case study in how false information can make its way around the Internet and the airwaves before it can be corrected. But we wanted to post a quick statement for all of you who have asked us about this....
  • ARMEY: Recapturing radical spirit of 1994

    01/20/2010 6:17:02 AM PST · by GOP_Lady · 12 replies · 401+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 01-20-10 | DICK ARMEY
    With 'tea parties' on the warpath, leadership could come from the bottom up Special elections are often the harbingersof political change. As I watch the Senate race in Massachusetts, where an insurgent small-government conservative campaign has shocked the Democrat establishment, I am amazed at how similar the political climate today is to the early days of the Contract with America. Back in May of 1994, the 2nd Congressional District of Kentucky held a special election to fill the seat following the passing of Democrat William Natcher. The district had not elected a Republican in 129 years, but Republican Ron Lewis...
  • A Culture War Cease-Fire

    12/24/2009 4:01:42 PM PST · by steve-b · 9 replies · 518+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 12/24/09 | E.J. Dionne Jr.
    It is 2009's quiet story -- quiet because it's about what didn't happen, which can be as important as what did. In this highly partisan year, we did not see a sharpening of the battles over religion and culture. Yes, we continued to fight over gay marriage, and arguments about abortion were a feature of the health-care debate. But what's more striking is that other issues -- notably economics and the role of government -- trumped culture and religion in the public square. The culture wars went into recession along with the economy. The most important transformation occurred on the...
  • Dick Armey: Palin More 'Cheerleader' than 'Captain'; Not 'Digging Herself Out' of Post-Campaign Hole

    11/13/2009 4:58:05 PM PST · by Al B. · 184 replies · 3,596+ views ^ | Nov. 13, 2009 | Rick Klein
    Can Sarah Palin make a political comeback? Not everyone's convinced. With Palin mania set to sweep the nation anew tied to the release of her memoir, key voices in the Republican establishment are voicing skepticism about the former Alaska governor's ability to rebuild her national standing. On's "Top Line" today, Dick Armey, the former House majority leader who now heads the grassroots antigovernment group FreedomWorks, expressed praise for Palin as a "self-made woman" with a proven ability to draw crowds. But Armey said she hasn't shown a commitment to doing the hard work of rehabilitating an image that took...
  • Former GOP Leader Endorses Hoffman

    10/22/2009 7:28:14 AM PDT · by cc2k · 36 replies · 995+ views
    Gouverneur Times ^ | Thursday, 22 October 2009 09:06
    WATERTOWN, NY - Doug Hoffman, the conservative Republican candidate for Congress (NY-23), today received the endorsement of former House Majority Leader Dick Armey. Citing Hoffman’s support for “lower taxes, less government and more freedom” Armey endorsed Hoffman in front of a room filled with supporters at Hoffman’s Watertown, NY campaign headquarters. Armey, a Texas Republican, served in the House of Representatives from 1985 – 2003 and held the title of House Majority Leader from 1995-2003. Dick Armey said: “I am endorsing Doug Hoffman in this crucial race for Congress for three very basic reasons; Doug Hoffman believes in lower taxes,...
  • Dick Armey to endorse 3rd party candidate over Republican in NY House race

    10/19/2009 1:37:18 PM PDT · by cc2k · 212 replies · 5,311+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 2:04 PM Mon, Oct 19, 2009 | Dick Armey to endorse 3rd party candidate over Republican in NY House race
    The special election to fill New York's vacant 23rd congressional seat is perhaps the earliest test of the GOP's chances to reclaim the House in 2010. Yet the GOP candidate, Dede Scozzafava, has struggled to line up Republican support, and has taken a pummeling from conservative groups that assert she's liberal. The Club for Growth and Eagle Forum, among others, support her opponent, Doug Hoffman, who's running on the Conservative Party ticket. Add North Texas' Dick Armey to the list of conservative stars backing Hoffman. The former House Majority Leader has confirmed to the Hoffman campaign that he'll spend Thursday...
  • Tea Parties Turn on Republicans

    10/11/2009 6:15:39 PM PDT · by fiscon1 · 39 replies · 1,386+ views
    The Provocateur ^ | 10/11/2009 | Mike Volpe
    That's the word from this Politico piece. We will be a headache for anyone who believes the Constitution of the United States … isn’t to be protected,” said Dick Armey, chairman of the anti-tax and limited government advocacy group FreedomWorks, which helped plan and promote the tea parties, town hall protests and the September ‘Taxpayer March’ in Washington. “If you can’t take it seriously, we will look for places of other employment for you.” “We’re not a partisan organization, and I think many Republicans are disappointed we are not,” added Armey, a former GOP congressman.
  • Memo defends Abramoff figure (Horace Cooper)

    09/17/2009 1:51:29 PM PDT · by CutePuppy · 429+ views
    The Hill ^ | September 16, 2009 | Susan Crabtree
    A former government official facing corruption charges for accepting improper gifts from Jack Abramoff is taking an unusually aggressive approach in fighting the Justice Department’s case. Horace Cooper, a legal commentator and conservative writer who was a senior aide in then-Rep. Dick Armey’s (R-Texas) office, is accusing prosecutors of dozens of mistakes and has invoked the prosecutorial abuse investigation that overturned the conviction of former Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) in an attempt to undermine the government’s case. Cooper, an attorney himself, pleaded not guilty last week to felony corruption charges, including accepting nearly $15,000 in gifts, tickets to sporting events...
  • Dick Armey of Freedomworks Wants Liberty for Illegal Aliens 'Bless Their Hearts'

    09/04/2009 8:00:07 AM PDT · by raybbr · 24 replies · 1,300+ views
    YouTube ^ | 9-3-2009 | ALIPAC
    This is Dick Armey of Freedomworks. Retired Congressman Dick Armey is the top national organizer for the 9/12 Marches coming this month in Washington, DC. FOX News host Glenn Beck set the 9/12 movement in motion. Please let us know how you feel about Dick Armey's positions on illegal immigration.
  • It's Heeeeere! 9/12 Movement Descends on DC - Photo Essay

    09/11/2009 6:58:13 PM PDT · by GVnana · 36 replies · 3,434+ views
    Mad as hell and ain't going to take it anymore: people from across the country descended upon Washington D.C. today for a long weekend of Dick Armey-organized activism. Here's, Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK), who hopes the country can avoid destruction under Obama, kicking off the Liberty Summit. See the agenda for the next few days of Tea Party madness.Tea Party folk assemble in the DC Armory to listen to the likes of Sen. Inhofe, Dick Armey, and Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC). A 9/12 movement participant with appropriate flair.FreedomWorks and other groups, such as the Tea Party Express, are bussing in...
  • Ex-Armey aide indicted in Abramoff probe

    08/22/2009 1:58:35 PM PDT · by Palin Republic · 405+ views
    Politico ^ | August 21, 2009 | Josh Gerstein
    I need some information on disruptions of meetings by Democrats. Not disruptions of rallys or things of that nature, but actual meetings where Democrats or left wingers were a disruption and did not get arrested. My boyfriend's contention is that Democrats were always arrested if they disrupted a public meeting but no one is being arrested at these town hall meetings and his implication is that there's a double standard at work. I say that's not true but can't find anything online to prove it. Please help me with this. I can't lose this argument! Thanks ;)
  • Armey: We're Marching on Washington Against Obamacare

    08/18/2009 11:49:36 AM PDT · by Sammy67 · 79 replies · 3,098+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 8/18/09 | Rick Pedraza
    Former House Majority Leader Dick Armey is organizing a march on Washington against the Obama administration’s healthcare plan that he hopes will finally finish off the Democratic push for socialized medicine. The march, organized by Armey’s political group FreedomWorks, is scheduled for Sept. 12 and is already generating hundreds of thousands of responses, the Texas Republican tells Newsmax.TV. The group is isn’t providing transportation, but that doesn’t seem to be a problem. See Video: Fomer House Majority Leader Dick Armey talks about the movement to defeat Obamacare
  • Maddow and Armey Squabble Over 'Bush Is Hitler' Ad

    08/17/2009 10:50:36 AM PDT · by SloopJohnB · 35 replies · 2,337+ views
    News Busters ^ | August 17, 2009 | Noel Sheppard
    On Sunday's "Meet the Press," a bit of a squabble happened when panelists Dick Armey and Rachel Maddow bickered over whether or not once ran an ad equating former President George W. Bush to Adolf Hitler. Regardless of who was right, someone should instruct Maddow as to the difference between being a guest and a host, for her continual interruptions when Armey was speaking, though quite commonplace for an MSNBC anchor, were downright rude. Just watch what happened when host David Gregory asked the very first question directed at Armey (video embedded below the fold with partial transcript, relevant...
  • 'Meet the Press' transcript for August 16, 2009 (seniors can't get S.S. if they don't get Med.?)

    08/16/2009 8:02:34 PM PDT · by Sun · 48 replies · 2,274+ views
    MSMBC ^ | August 16, 2009 | Staff
    snip REP. ARMEY: The Medicare law that was written by the chairman of the Ways and Means Committee and the chief lobbyists of Blue Cross/Blue Shield, voted on without amendment as an amendment to Social Security, first imposes severe sanctions on physicians and medical providers that don’t comply with its requirements, and it says to seniors at the age of 65 you can no longer buy the insurance that you bought prior to 65. And now by virtue of an internal memo—not a regulation, not a law—they tell seniors today... MR. GREGORY: All right. REP. ARMEY: ...if you don’t sign...
  • Armey Leaves DLA Piper Amid Furor Over Health Care Reform

    08/15/2009 9:32:14 PM PDT · by stan_sipple · 3 replies · 795+ views ^ | 8-17-2009 | Carrie Levine
    Former House Majority Leader Dick Armey has resigned from DLA Piper, saying a firestorm over his ties to a conservative nonprofit opposed to health care reform has hurt the firm. In an interview, John Merrigan, a DLA Piper partner who chairs the federal affairs practice, said Armey, who had been a senior policy adviser, made the decision to leave. The nonprofit group, FreedomWorks, has been associated with disruptive protests at town hall meetings on health care reform. Armey's association with FreedomWorks, and his ties to DLA Piper, have been repeatedly raised on liberal blogs and by left-leaning commentators. For instance,...
  • Forget August, Pelosi And Company should be worried about September.

    08/06/2009 5:16:48 AM PDT · by libstripper · 11 replies · 826+ views ^ | August 5, 2009 | Dick Armey
    As Congress begins its month-long August Recess (the House broke on July 31 and the Senate is due to leave town August 7) politicians may be evading Washington, D.C.’s sweltering summer heat, but for some the political temperature has just begun to rise. It was not long ago that a newly-elected President Obama—joined by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, and a liberal Congress of seeming juggernaut status—was feeling his oats and talking up an ambitious big government agenda that before summer’s end would see, among other things, a hostile government takeover of America’s health care system...
  • Dick Armey endorses Marco Rubio over Charlie Crist

    07/17/2009 5:38:33 PM PDT · by teg_76 · 23 replies · 711+ views
    Former U.S. House Majority Leader and Contract With America author Dick Armey: "Marco Rubio is a champion of freedom and an inspiring leader for the next generation of the conservative movement. His track record and conservative convictions are a breath of fresh air in a party looking for new leaders to advance the principles of limited government, lower taxes and economic liberty
  • Video: Dick Armey Comments On Europe Telling Obama To Trim The Government Spending

    07/08/2009 3:55:47 PM PDT · by careyb · 2 replies · 240+ views
    Fox News ^ | 7/8/09 | Dick Armey
    You know it's bad when Europe is saying that we're too socialist.
  • Washington DC Tea Party 9/12/09

    04/19/2009 7:35:02 PM PDT · by NoobRep · 23 replies · 1,530+ views
    Freedomworks ^ | 4/19/09 | Self
    Organized by Dick Armey's group Freedomworks. Spread the word. Wanna bet this is when Obambi loses it and goes nutso on the country?
  • VIDEO: Dick Armey: 'For the First Time I Have a President That Scares Me'

    Former House Majority Leader Dick Armey emerges from the shadows and echoes my feelings. I miss this guy.
  • [Former House Majority Leader] Dick Armey: Rush Limbaugh Is Right About Obama

    03/06/2009 12:42:46 PM PST · by lewisglad · 30 replies · 2,835+ views
    Newsmax ^ | Friday, March 6, 2009 1:36 PM | By: David A. Patten
    Former House Majority leader Dick Armey told Newsmax in an exclusive interview Friday that he joins talk radio host Rush Limbaugh in hoping that President Obama’s efforts to impose a "nanny state" agenda on America will fail. Asked if he agreed with Limbaugh’s controversial sentiments, Armey replied, "Well sure. I mean, who wants to see America [imitate] so many other nations that have gone down this primrose path of thinking government can be the nanny state and provider of all things?" [Editor's Note: See the Full Newsmax interview with Dick Armey - Go Here Now]. In fact, Armey said, "a...
  • Richard Armey gives Salon columnist the back of his hand

    01/28/2009 4:54:36 PM PST · by GodfearingTexan · 14 replies · 1,229+ views
    hardball | today | me
    Dick Armey was talking about economics and the stimulus package on Hardball just now, beside some Salon columnist named Joan (typical over the hill liberal woman). Armey interrupted her at one point and said something to the effect of "I am so glad you are not my wife and I have to listen to you every night". She was dumbstruck by his comment. Even I had to raise an eyebrow at it! Then the next guest, a NYT guy, said, "I just want to say before we get into this that Dick Armey was totally out of line with his...

    10/09/2008 8:52:05 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 7 replies · 514+ views ^ | OCT 9, 2008 | By Dick Armey
    FIGHT FOR JIM GILMORE By Dick Armey Dear Virginia Taxpayer, I know what it's like to fight for what you believe in. As a member of the U.S. House of Representatives for 18 years, and the Majority Leader from 1995 to 2002, I know it takes courage and dedication to stand up for working families and protect taxpayers who are facing an ever growing burden as a result of what's happening in Washington. There is always someone who believes bigger government and higher taxes are the answer to every problem, someone determined to take away more and more of...
  • Why I Oppose the Bailout

    09/29/2008 2:27:48 PM PDT · by DivaDelMar · 21 replies · 878+ views ^ | September 29, 2008 | Dick Armey
    This week, Congress will vote on the largest federal bailout in history—$700 billion in spending authority to purchase the troubled assets of Wall Street’s major investment houses. As a free market economist I unequivocally oppose this legislation because it violates the basic working tenets of free market capitalism and individual responsibility. Equally important to me, it likely violates our Constitution and stands in direct contradiction to the founding principles of our great nation. Granting the Treasury broad authority to buy troubled assets from private entities poses a significant threat to taxpayers and fundamentally alters the relationship between the private economy...
  • The Four Horsemen of Economic Apocalypse By Dick Armey

    08/27/2008 6:42:09 AM PDT · by Publius804 · 26 replies · 182+ views ^ | August 27, 2008 | Dick Armey
    August 27, 2008 The Four Horsemen of Economic Apocalypse By Dick Armey Like most conservatives, I look at the looming November election with a certain sense of gloom. While Senator McCain has a good shot at taking the White House, Democrats look certain to expand their majorities in both the House and Senate by considerable margins. As the Democratic Party gathers in Denver this week, it will lay out an aggressive policy agenda worthy of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. The 111th Congress has the potential to pass legislation of the magnitude of the New Deal and Great Society; indeed, we may...
  • Whatever Happened to the Contract with America?

    06/24/2008 11:48:43 AM PDT · by CWWren · 34 replies · 671+ views
    Imprinis (Hillsdale College) ^ | May 2008 Issue | Dick Army
    Dick Armey is the chairman of FreedomWorks. He received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Oklahoma and taught at the University of Montana, West Texas State University, Austin College, and the University of North Texas. Elected to Congress in 1984, he was the principal author of the Contract with America in 1994 and served as U.S. House Majority Leader from 1995-2003. Dr. Armey is the author of four books, including, most recently, Armey’s Axioms: 40 Hard-Earned Truths from Politics, Faith, and Life. The following is adapted from a speech delivered at Hillsdale College on January 27, 2008. BOTH...
  • A Contract With America Retrospective

    06/22/2008 11:51:12 AM PDT · by K-oneTexas · 27 replies · 43+ views
    Intellectual Conservative ^ | 22 June 2008 | Steven D. Laib
    A Contract With America Retrospectiveby Steven D. Laib It is quite possible that for political parties periodic "revolutions" may be necessary to allow true progress and prevent stagnation.  An opinion piece by former House Majority Leader Dick Armey in the latest edition of Imprimis caught my eye, and for good reason.  It was entitled "Whatever Happened to the Contract with America?"  This is an excellent question, as the "Contract" a statement of principles and intentions introduced by the Republican Party during the 1994 congressional election helped bring that party to control of both houses of the Legislature.  Armey's paper addresses...
  • Senate Housing Bill Requires All Credit Card Companies to Report Transactions to the Government

    06/20/2008 8:46:21 AM PDT · by Dr. Marten · 34 replies · 108+ views
    Freedom Works ^ | 06.09.08 | Adam Brandon
    Senate Housing Bill Requires eBay, Amazon, Google, and All Credit Card Companies to Report Transactions to the Government Broad, invasive provision touches nearly every aspect of American commerce.Contact:  Adam Brandon Phone:   202-942-7612 Email: Washington, DC -  Hidden deep in Senator Christopher Dodd's 630-page Senate housing legislation is a sweeping provision that affects the privacy and operation of nearly all of America’s small businesses. The provision, which was added by the bill's managers without debate this week, would require the nation's payment systems to track, aggregate, and report information on nearly every electronic transaction to the federal government. Call Congress...
  • Congress and the Countrywide Scandal

    06/18/2008 1:44:11 AM PDT · by Puzzleman · 15 replies · 264+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | June 18, 2008 | Dick Armey
    -- snip -- The growing scandal surrounding the "friends of Angelo" loans (so-called by company employees, referring to Countrywide CEO Angelo Mozilo) should serve as a political wake-up call. Yet the Senate appears intent on pushing forward legislation, co-authored by Sen. Dodd, that would bail out the worst actors in the subprime mortgage banking industry....
  • Tom DeLay’s wife is supporting Bob Barr. Time to start forming Patti Davis support groups?

    06/08/2008 11:22:50 AM PDT · by Captain Kirk · 79 replies · 208+ views
    Third Party Watch ^ | June 7, 2008 | Stephen Gordon
    According to the video below, former House Majority Leader Dick Armey has said that “many Republicans will vote for Libertarian candidates in House races.” The Washington Times is reporting that former House Whip Tom DeLay’s wife plans to pull the Bob Barr lever on Election Day: Tom DeLay will vote for John McCain but the former House Republican leader said his wife, Christine, is planning to vote for Libertarian presidential nominee Bob Barr. “I’m trying to convince my wife not to do that,” the Texas Republican told editors and reporters at The Washington Times on Friday. “She said it publicly...
  • Only politics (Dick Armey: Conservatism hijacked the GOP)

    02/08/2008 1:51:41 PM PST · by AKSurprise · 151 replies · 190+ views
    BBC News ^ | 02/07/08 | Justin Webb
    WASHINGTON DC: While all the fuss on the Republican side is focused on the crazies in the world of talk radio, there are other Republicans sharpening their knives. People like Dick Armey - the former leader of the party in the House of Representatives - who tells me the anti-McCain forces are small and have nowhere to go. Armey - an affable Texan - really does see the McCain ascendency as a chance to see off the people he thinks have damaged the party: the Bill Frists, the Tom DeLays, in fact all the forces of social conservatism who hijacked...
  • Dick Armey Slams Huckabee’s Liberal Economic Record

    01/16/2008 3:06:21 PM PST · by NoobRep · 15 replies · 130+ views
    Freedom Works ^ | 1/16/08
    Club for Growth PAC-FreedomWorks PAC hold press conference in South Carolina ahead of pivotal primary COLUMBIA, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Leading conservative organizations joined together at a press conference today to highlight Mike Huckabee’s dismal record on core economic issues. Although Governor Huckabee is attempting to portray himself as an economic conservative, his gubernatorial record and campaign rhetoric tell a very different story. Former House Majority Leader Dick Armey was joined by Pat Toomey of the Club for Growth PAC, Tom Schatz from the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste Political Action Committee, and Donald Devine representing the American Conservative Union PAC at...
  • Why I Think Hillary Will Win (Dick Armey Gives a Major Wake Up Call to the GOP)

    11/13/2007 3:14:13 PM PST · by Hillary4Penetentiary · 92 replies · 109+ views
    Freedom Works ^ | November 13, 2007 | Dick Armey
    If the 2008 presidential election were held today, Hillary Rodham Clinton would win. Hillary’s minor stumbles in last week’s debate notwithstanding, she is simply running the most disciplined and effective campaign. She’s one of the most able politicians in America, and no one should underestimate her desire to be President and her calculating focus. What you need to understand is that Hillary Clinton is, quite simply, craftier and more aggressive than the rest of the field. I know this firsthand, having battled with the Clinton Administration throughout the 1990’s while serving as a leader in Congress. She’s only gotten tougher...
  • Let Market, Not Government, Deal With Subprime Mortgage Problem

    08/15/2007 6:11:20 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 79 replies · 1,516+ views
    IBD ^ | August 15, 2007 | Dick Armey
    For many, the American dream starts with homeownership. Purchasing a home is usually a family's largest financial commitment. A home is not just a personal investment. It is an investment in the community and an affirmation of our fundamental value of private property.Since we are all touched by the housing market, any turmoil in the housing sector grabs attention and emotions, as evidenced by the recent coverage of the subprime mortgage meltdown and "crisis." But should we be preparing for the next Great Depression, and do we need the federal government to save us? Unfortunately, the media have a tendency...
  • Dick Armey -- Kicking and Screaming: Democrats turn Congress into a playpen

    08/09/2007 11:14:26 AM PDT · by bstein80 · 10 replies · 1,265+ views
    National Review ^ | August 9, 2007 | Dick Armey
    After the 2006 elections, Democrats exalted in their new majority, showering their base with airy promises about what they would do with their newfound legislative power. They had been out of the driver’s seat for 12 years, and were clearly itching to throw the congressional machine into gear. But running Congress is a privilege, one that Democrats have wasted no time in abusing. The coming months will hold many tough legislative battles, and if they persist with their recent behavior, they may find that even their own agenda is threatened. Speaker Pelosi and her leadership team wasted no time in...