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  • Dick Armey Takes on Liberal Bloggers at Swampland

    06/04/2007 12:00:37 PM PDT · by jirwin08 · 1 replies · 351+ views
    Time.com ^ | 6-4-2007 | Dick Armey
    For those who read this column, you probably most know me as a an architect of the Contract with America, House Majority Leader from 1994-2003, and more recently as Chairman grassroots powerhouse FreedomWorks... On the Democratic side, we see an abundance demagoguery and proposals for the largest expansion of government since the 1930’s and 1970’s, with socialized health care and severe regulation of the economy, especially the energy sector. Great for sound bites, but a complete disregard for fundamental economic principles.
  • Join FreedomWorks at our Liberty Summit and Taxpayer Bill of Rights press conference March 21!

    03/15/2007 11:33:36 AM PDT · by bstein80 · 1,117+ views
    FreedomWorks ^ | March 15, 2007 | Dick Armey
    FreedomWorks will be hosting a press conference March 21st on the Cannon House Office Building terrace at 12:00pm to show support for the Republican Study Committee's 'American Taxpayer Bill of Rights'. We have invited free-market groups in D.C. to join us to support these conservative congressmen. FreedomWorks Chairman Dick Armey will be hosting the event, and will be welcoming congressmen Jeb Hensarling and Jeff Flake, and Senator Jim DeMint. The press conference is part of Wednesday's FreedomWorks Liberty Summit, in which some of the top FreedomWorks activists in the region will come to D.C. to meet each other, receive training,...
  • Krugman's Cockroaches

    12/29/2006 5:16:49 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 69 replies · 1,619+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    In the wake of the Dem victory of November, Paul Krugman isn't merely doing a victory dance. He reminds me more of one of those ardent football fans up in the stands after his team scores the winning touchdown. Stripped to the waist, painted in team colors, getting up in the face of an opposing fan to taunt "na-na-na-na, goodbye" followed by a rousing chorus of "start the bus." In his pay-per-view opus of this morning, "A Failed Revolution," Krugman proclaims that not merely has the Republican revolution of 1994 failed, but that it "was always based on a lie."...
  • How did GOP right get it so wrong? (Dick Armey editorial)

    11/05/2006 10:30:35 AM PST · by Hydroshock · 139 replies · 3,274+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 11-4-06 | Dick Armey
    Somewhere along the road to a "permanent majority," the Republican Revolution of 1994 went off track. For several years, we had confidence in our convictions and trusted that the American people would reward our efforts. And they did. But today, my Republican friends in Congress stand on the precipice of an electoral rout. Even the best-case scenarios suggest wafer-thin majorities and a legislative agenda in disarray. With eight days before the election, House speaker-in-waiting Nancy Pelosi has already begun her transition planning. Where did the revolution go astray? How did we go from the big ideas and vision of 1994...
  • On the Religious Right, an Alliance Torn Asunder [Armey vs. Dobson]

    11/03/2006 7:54:10 AM PST · by ZGuy · 17 replies · 503+ views
    Washington Post ^ | November 3, 2006 | Alan Cooperman and Juliet Eilperin
    Both are Christian conservatives, and they were once stalwart allies, but Dick Armey and James Dobson are going after each other tooth and claw. Armey, the former Texas congressman and House majority leader, argued that Republicans face an "electoral rout" because they stopped being the party of limited government, allowed spending to spin "out of control," and concentrated on such issues as flag burning, Terry Schiavo and same-sex marriage. Calling them "thugs" and "bullies" in recent interviews, Armey says that "Dobson and his gang" have split the conservative Christian movement into two camps: those who want to "practice their faith...
  • The nasty side of the new GOP

    10/29/2006 9:58:20 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 132 replies · 2,828+ views
    The Star-Ledger via NJ.com ^ | October 23, 2006 | John Farmer
    Of the hundreds of thousands of words employed in this year's election campaign, none is more likely to have an impact on post-election politics than Dick Armey's characterization of Christian evangelicals in the Bush Republican Party as "thugs." Armey is no outsider taking shots at a GOP in trouble. He was an architect of the 1994 GOP campaign that brought Republicans to power in Congress, was House GOP majority leader, and is an evangelical himself. But Republicans now in control in Washington are guilty of pandering to Christian conservatives, especially to evangelical leaders like James C. Dobson, founder of Focus...
  • Where We Went Wrong

    10/28/2006 6:22:28 AM PDT · by RKV · 102 replies · 1,922+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Oct 29, 2006 | Dick Armey
    Somewhere along the road to a "permanent majority," the Republican Revolution of 1994 went off track. For several years, we had confidence in our convictions and trusted that the American people would reward our efforts. And they did. But today, my Republican friends in Congress stand on the precipice of an electoral rout. Even the best-case scenarios suggest wafer-thin majorities and a legislative agenda in disarray. With eight days before the election, House speaker-in-waiting Nancy Pelosi has already begun her transition planning. Where did the revolution go astray?
  • Christians and Big Government

    10/12/2006 8:02:34 AM PDT · by bstein80 · 44 replies · 813+ views
    Dick Armey ^ | 10-11-2006 | Dick Armey
    Christians and Big Government There was a day when social conservatives were united with economic conservatives in the belief that small, limited government was not only good for our economy and the prosperity of American families, but essential to protect traditional family values. We all fought for a limited federal government -- a government that had the decency to respect the American people by staying out of their lives. Small government meant that all Christians could practice their faith as they saw fit. Big government violates those rights by meddling in our lives, misusing our hard-earned money, and dictating cultural...
  • Dick Armey: Eurocrats' anti-competitive agenda

    10/05/2006 8:40:21 AM PDT · by RWR8189 · 2 replies · 420+ views
    Washington Times ^ | October 5, 2006 | Dick Armey
    Two weeks ago, European Commissioner of Competition Neelie Kroes arrived in the United States on a mission of economic cooperation. Increasingly, however, that cooperation is hard to find, especially for American firms doing business in Europe. More often than not, the European vision of cooperation is capitulation, with American companies forced to accept onerous conditions or else abandon the European marketplace altogether. Recent history provides a clear view of Europe's "not so competitive" competition policy. Apple recently ran into a buzzsaw in France over iTunes, and other European nations smell blood in the water. The European Union has blocked the...
  • Armey slams conservatives on guest worker plan

    09/28/2006 3:44:39 PM PDT · by Dubya · 111 replies · 1,558+ views
    Star-Telegram Washington Bureau ^ | Sep. 28, 2006 | DAVE MONTGOMERY
    WASHINGTON - As the No. 2 man in the Republican-controlled House for nearly eight years, then-U.S. Rep. Dick Armey of Texas never hesitated to assail Democrats. But three years after leaving Congress, the former House majority leader is now savaging conservatives in his own party for what he calls "knee-jerk" opposition -- "emphasis on jerk" -- to the Bush administration's efforts to create a temporary guest worker program and overhaul the immigration system. Armey, chairman of a Washington-based grassroots organization called FreedomWorks, was a leading architect of the Republican takeover of the House in the 1994 election and remains a...
  • Republican Disease (Republicans betray their base to be loved by the beautiful people.)

    09/28/2006 12:38:45 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 84 replies · 1,601+ views
    The American Prowler ^ | 9/28/2006 | Philip Klein
    If a successful steakhouse stopped selling beef and substituted stale vegan sandwiches as part of a strategy to increase its customer base, the restaurant wouldn't remain in business very long. Yet for some reason, the Republican Party has adopted precisely this strategy for governing. Instead of rewarding its loyal voters with the limited government they were promised, the Republican Party has decided to increase its voter base by offering the stale ideas of big government liberalism. This tactic is difficult to understand given that in modern midterm elections, voter turnout has hovered around 40 percent, meaning that winning is about...
  • Dick Armey Slams Dr. James Dobson

    09/27/2006 11:30:48 AM PDT · by truthandlife · 280 replies · 6,542+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 9/29/06 | Newsmax Staff
    Former House Majority Leader Dick Armey has launched an attack on Focus on the Family founder James Dobson, saying Dobson and his "band of thugs” are "nasty bullies” and accusing the Republicans of pandering to the Christian right. In an interview with Ryan Sager, author of the book "The Elephant in the Room: Evangelicals, Libertarians, and the Battle to Control the Republican Party,” Armey said the GOP was "adrift and rudderless” in its commitment to small government. When pressed by Sager about what he feels is wrong with today’s Republican Congress, Armey – who became majority leader when the GOP...
  • Dick Armey on the Direction of the GOP

    09/15/2006 9:01:09 AM PDT · by Uncledave · 13 replies · 628+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 9/15/2006 | Ryan Sager
    Dick Armey on the Direction of the GOP By Ryan Sager This week Ryan Sager's new book, The Elephant in the Room: Evangelicals, Libertarians, and the Battle to Control the Republican Party, hits bookstore shelves. Below is an interview Sager conducted with former Rep. Dick Armey one of the chief architects of the Republican Revolution in the 1990's. Armey assumed the position of majority leader after the Republicans took Congress in 1994 and remained in that post until he retired from the House in January of 2003. Mr. Armey, now chairman of FreedomWorks, sat down in his Washington, D.C., office...
  • Dick Armey going to Iowa!

    08/28/2006 7:15:49 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 7 replies · 422+ views
    FreedomWorks.org ^ | August 27, 2006 | FreedomWorks.org
    Dick Armey going to Iowa! August 27th, 2006 FreedomWorks Chairman Dick Armey will be going to Iowa on September 19th to promote the Freedom Agenda of lower taxes, less government and more freedom. Specifically, Chairman Armey will discuss the need for bold ideas like personal retirement accounts, fundamental tax reform and budget process reform to curb spending. The event will be hosted by Steve Forbes, Senator Charles Grassley and Iowans for Discounted Taxes. The event will be at the Holiday Inn in downtown Des Moines. Admission is $25. You can reserve a seat by calling 202-942-7612
  • Christian Coalition Gets it Wrong on Internet Regulation

    07/14/2006 11:35:50 AM PDT · by bstein80 · 20 replies · 760+ views
    CNET news ^ | July 14, 2006 | Dick Armey
    Beltway Fever has infected the national leaders of the Christian Coalition, and the latest bout of illness has them standing with the ACLU, MoveOn.org, U.S. PIRG, SEIU and the Progressive Democrats of America in support of Net neutrality regulation. Sadly, this is not the first time leadership at the Christian Coalition of America has sided with the forces of big government and against good sense and the rest of the conservative movement. In 2003, Alabama Gov. Bob Riley--also my friend and former House colleague--attempted to pass a voter referendum to broadly raise state taxes. The usual suspects--public employee unions and...
  • Taking the middle ground on immigration reform

    07/14/2006 5:15:41 AM PDT · by PDR · 68 replies · 720+ views
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | July 14, 2006 | Dick Armey
    In his 1989 farewell address, President Reagan described America as a “shining city upon the hill,” quoting the Pilgrim John Winthrop, an early “freedom man.” In this vision Winthrop saw a “tall, proud city – teeming with people of all kinds living in harmony and peace – with free ports that hummed with commerce and creativity. And if there had to be city walls, the walls had doors, and the doors were open to anyone with the will and the heart to get here.” With the passage of an immigration bill before this fall's elections seen as a political priority,...
  • Weekend Show *Preview* for 4/29 - 4/30 (not the live thread)

    04/29/2006 9:00:07 AM PDT · by Phsstpok · 27 replies · 867+ views
    Network and Cable News Networks | 4/29/06 | Network and Cable News
    The main message is the Sunday Shows.  Message 1 will be the Saturday Shows and message 2 will be the show guest links post.  Then I'll post the ping list.ABC This Week (George Stephanopoulos) Meme: It's the oil companies faultOK, if it's not the oil companies, then it's the incompetent Bush administration foreign policiesGeorge Clooney is a serious and important voice on the international stage (can you say "presidential material?") Topics: Oil, Iraq and foreign policy Turmoil overseas is pinching American pocketbooks at the gas pumps. On Sunday, I'll speak with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to ask how the...
  • Imagine an e-z tax season, over in minutes (Dick Armey Op-Ed)

    04/14/2006 9:55:02 AM PDT · by RWR8189 · 21 replies · 576+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | April 14, 2006 | Dick Armey
    WASHINGTON – An engraving on the IRS building in Washington reads, "Taxes are what we pay for a civilized society." Unfortunately, paying taxes does not bring society a civilized tax code. Tax Day reminds us every year just how unruly our tax code has become. A tax code should simply, fairly, and transparently collect the revenue necessary to pay for the functioning of the government. But America's tax code is fundamentally unfair, complicated, a drag on the economy, and encourages corruption. The entire tax code needs to be thrown out and replaced with one that is simple, fair, and flat.Our...
  • Why Business Could Get Burned (If the law re illegal immigration is enforced)

    04/13/2006 7:49:33 AM PDT · by LouAvul · 100 replies · 1,871+ views
    business week/yahoo ^ | 4-13-06 | richard dunhan
    How important is immigration to the business community? Very. On Mar. 16, Bill Gates trekked to Capitol Hill to tell key leaders of both parties that immigration is Microsoft's No. 1 issue in Washington. "If we hope to maintain our economic and intellectual leadership in the U.S., we must renew this commitment," Gates said in an earlier letter to lawmakers. "Unless there is reform, American competitiveness will suffer as other countries benefit from the international talent that U.S. employers cannot hire or retain." Gates and his fellow CEOs have good reason to be nervous. Politicians in both parties are seizing...
  • Intern at FreedomWorks, Dick Armey's Grassroots Organization in DC

    03/10/2006 7:46:42 PM PST · by bstein80 · 2 replies · 554+ views
    FreedomWorks ^ | 3-11-06 | Brendan Steinhauser
    About FreedomWorks Our Founding Fathers risked everything in the battle for independence. They created a new form of government and a Constitution to safeguard our freedoms. Over subsequent years, ground was lost to those with a different vision. Advocates for bigger government and less freedom successfully enacted ideas that have extended government's reach into more and more aspects of our daily lives. Some individuals responded to that challenge by establishing academic centers and think tanks that have done much to shape the debate. FreedomWorks moves beyond the policy community to educate and mobilize volunteers across America on issues of economic...
  • Dick Armey: The Boehner Banner? (House Republicans must return to their reformist roots)

    02/12/2006 1:08:17 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 11 replies · 467+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | February 12, 2006 | Dick Armey
    With the election of John Boehner as House majority leader, Republicans have, in effect, taken over the House of Representatives for a second time. And not a moment too soon. After over 10 years in the majority, House Republicans had lost their way, too focused on parochial pork over public policy. More than anything, Rep. Boehner's success represents the intent of Republican members of the House to repair their credentials as reformers with the American people. His victory was made possible because he was able to find common purpose with John Shadegg, Jeff Flake, Mike Pence and the rest of...
  • Armey on the House

    01/11/2006 7:45:20 AM PST · by Gipper08 · 3 replies · 262+ views
    Antioanl Review ^ | Stephen Spruiell
    Former House Majority Leader Dick Armey sees a similarity between himself and Rep. Mike Pence, the chairman of the Republican Study Committee who decided not to run in the current leadership race despite receiving encouragement from conservatives fed up with the status quo. Armey retired from Congress in 2002, but since then he’s been busy leading FreedomWorks, a D.C.-based grassroots organization that advocates lower taxes, less government and more freedom. (Full disclosure: I used to work there, so I’m kind of partial to the organization’s goals — but if you’re reading NRO, you could be, too.) Armey could have won...
  • It's Our Party...

    01/10/2006 1:17:50 AM PST · by neverdem · 19 replies · 863+ views
    FreedomWorks ^ | November 29, 2005 | Dick Armey
    In all my years in politics, I've never sensed such anger and frustration from our volunteers -- those who do the hard work of door-to-door mobilization that Republican candidates depend on to get elected. Across the nation, wherever I go to speak with them, their refrain is the same: "I can't tell a dime's worth of difference between Republicans and Democrats." Our base rightly expects Republicans to govern by the principles -- lower taxes, less government and more freedom -- that got them elected. Today, with Republicans controlling both the legislative and executive branches of the federal government, there is...
  • Rush is Right:Why repeat the Specter mistake

    12/06/2005 6:55:44 AM PST · by Gipper08 · 17 replies · 913+ views
    Rushlimbaugh.com ^ | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Try this headline in the Boston Globe today: "GOP Embracing its Maverick." I said, "Oh, is the GOP getting friendlier with McCain?" Then the subhead says, "Tough Race Makes Chafee an Asset." You know, this Specter experience is a mistake. Why do you keep repeating history here? "Senator Lincoln Chafee hopped out of the driver's seat of his beige Toyota Prius..." I was really hooked after that line. "Senator Lincoln Chafee hopped out of the driver's seat of his beige Toyota Prius, a car with a dent on the side and 'I am electric' blazoned across the back window,...
  • It's My Party...

    11/29/2005 5:56:56 AM PST · by harpu · 32 replies · 1,018+ views
    Wall Street Journal Opinion Pages ^ | 11/29/05 | Dick Armey
    In all my years in politics, I've never sensed such anger and frustration from our volunteers -- those who do the hard work of door-to-door mobilization that Republican candidates depend on to get elected. Across the nation, wherever I go to speak with them, their refrain is the same: "I can't tell a dime's worth of difference between Republicans and Democrats." Our base rightly expects Republicans to govern by the principles -- lower taxes, less government and more freedom -- that got them elected. Today, with Republicans controlling both the legislative and executive branches of the federal government, there is...
  • Instituting a flat tax benefits you

    05/27/2005 10:53:33 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 354 replies · 2,828+ views
    TOWNHALL.COM ^ | 05/28/2005 | DICK ARMEY
    President Bush is calling for a complete overhaul of the broken U.S. tax code, and his Advisory Panel is holding hearings to make recommendations for reform. As I testified to the Panel earlier this month, instituting the flat tax is the right answer. Our current income tax system is a catalog of favors for special interests and a chamber of horrors for the rest of America. As a country, we spend more time filing taxes than we spend building every car, truck, and van produced in the United States. To put this in perspective, it takes the average taxpayer over...
  • Paying for Asbestos

    05/16/2005 11:09:38 AM PDT · by neverdem · 4 replies · 599+ views
    NY Times ^ | May 16, 2005 | ARLEN SPECTER
    Washington FOR over two decades, Congress has wrestled unsuccessfully with the difficult problem of asbestos. Now, with Congress about to produce legislation that will compensate Americans hurt by asbestos without clogging the courts and causing undue economic hardship, Dick Armey, a Republican and the former House majority leader, has led a huge and misleading advertising campaign to defeat the bill. The bill, which Senator Patrick J. Leahy, the ranking Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, and I introduced last month with broad bipartisan support, would use a $140 billion trust fund to pay asbestos victims in a no-fault program similar to...
  • Wrong Approach on Asbestos - The Specter Trust Fund would create a massive new government program.

    04/21/2005 11:12:41 AM PDT · by grassboots.org · 2 replies · 660+ views
    Freedom Works ^ | March 7, 2005 | Dick Armey
    Asbestos litigation is a continuing crisis. Thousands of truly impaired asbestos victims are deprived of just compensation through the courts because their legitimate claims must compete with those of the unimpaired. At the same time, hundreds of firms face the imminent threat of bankruptcy at the hands of a predatory trial bar with all the economic calamities that inevitably result... The current system is irrational and unfair. The problem is compounded by an elite class of trial lawyers who have turned asbestos litigation into an entrepreneurial pursuit. Worse still, the hundreds of millions of dollars siphoned by the trial bar...
  • Energy policy foundation

    03/22/2005 3:21:09 PM PST · by Crackingham · 3 replies · 173+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Mar. 22, 2005 | Dick Armey
    Under the bright lights of his nominating convention in 1980, Ronald Reagan told the country, "America must get to work producing more energy. The Republican program for solving economic problems is based on growth and productivity ... the [Carter] administration seems to believe the American people would rather see more regulation, taxes and controls than more energy." On that platform, Ronald Reagan was elected president, whipped the energy crisis, and ended the oil shocks and shortages that plagued America in the 1970s. Twenty-five years later, we have substantially reformed America's energy policy, but there's still much to be done. President...
  • New group to counter liberals

    07/21/2004 10:30:48 PM PDT · by kattracks · 8 replies · 509+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 7/22/04 | Ralph Z. Hallow
    Former House Majority Leader Dick Armey, former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Jack Kemp and former White House Counsel C. Boyden Gray are joining forces to counter MoveOn.Org and other liberal Democrat groups in the November elections.     Mr. Armey, chairman of Citizens for a Sound Economy (CSE), and Mr. Kemp, a co-founder of Empower America, are merging their two organizations into FreedomWorks to foster a "freedom agenda."     Billionaire currency speculator George Soros has pledged $15 million to liberal campaign groups, including those known as 527s for the tax-code section that regulates them, seeking to defeat President Bush in November.     "We...
  • Dick Armey Quote of the Year

    05/20/2004 1:26:15 PM PDT · by tvn · 7 replies · 147+ views
    Snopes.com ^ | May 20, 2004 | Dick Armey
    Nominated for quote of the year is the statement made by Representative Dick Armey, who when asked if he had been in President Clinton's place, would he have resigned? Congressman Armey responded: "If I were in the President's place I would not have gotten a chance to resign. I would be laying in a pool of my own blood, hearing Mrs. Armey standing over me saying, "How do I reload this damn thing?"
  • No New Taxes: Join us for Dick Armey / North Carolina CSE Day May 25

    04/24/2004 5:31:26 AM PDT · by Huber · 3 replies · 189+ views
    NC FReepers!!! Give Mike Easley, Marc Basnight, Jim Black and Richard Morgan a bad day! No New Taxes! Join Dick Armey and hundreds of activists on May 25 for CSE Day in Raleigh. North Carolina is the most taxed state in the Southeast. On May 25 you can do something about it! The day will include lunch, addresses by former House Majority Leader Dick Armey as well as Federal, State and Municipal representatives, and en masses activist visits with state legislators to press for reduced taxes and regulations, and to protect land and other property rights. Vans will be available...
  • Say 'No' to the Medicare Bill-Hillary Clinton's health care dream could soon come true.

    11/21/2003 5:40:13 AM PST · by SJackson · 20 replies · 982+ views
    Wall St Journal ^ | November 21, 2003 | DICK ARMEY
    <p>I have great respect for my friend and former colleague Newt Gingrich. But on the Medicare prescription drug legislation currently pending in Congress, he is dead wrong. The deal on prescription drugs struck this week is in fact bad news for senior citizens and possibly even worse political news for the Republican Party.</p>
  • Dick Armey's book tour will be in Novi Michigan (Expo Center - 7PM) - November 13 (FREE)

    11/09/2003 7:14:28 PM PST · by Dan from Michigan · 2 replies · 138+ views
    CSE email | 11-9-03
    You're Invited! Dick Armey's FREEDOM WORKS! TOUR Featuring his new book, Armey's Axioms: 40 Hard-Earned Truths from Politics, Faith and Life CSE Co-Chairman and former House Majority Leader, Dick Armey will be barnstorming the country to launch a nationwide freedom movement. Chairman Armey will discuss how CSE¡¦s Freedom Agenda can defeat the organized left and teach citizens what they can do to advance the cause of freedom. The Freedom Works! Tour will raise awareness for the Freedom Agenda as well as recruit Americans willing to join the fight to: Completely Scrap the Tax Code to Make Taxes More Simple and...
  • My Eight Year Old Son and Dick Armey

    11/07/2003 3:21:51 PM PST · by LRoggy · 13 replies · 189+ views
    Vanity | 11/07/03 | Lee Roggenburg
    I just wanted to post a vanity about an exchange between my eight year old son, Alex, and Dick Armey, at the Palm Beach Airport Hilton presentation by Dick Armey for Citizens for a Sound Economy last Tuesday.
  • Armey: 'Nothing Ever Gets Done' in Washington

    11/04/2003 11:22:59 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 11 replies · 109+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 11/4/03 | Wes Vernon
    WASHINGTON -- Many young idealists - liberal and conservative - arrive in Washington "with a pocketful of dreams and good intentions," but soon are seduced by the "natural tendency of any person in a new venue" to want to be "accepted, and to be part of the action." That observation comes from former House Majority Leader Dick Armey, R-Tex. Now retired from Congress after 18 years, Armey defines Washington as "a city of young idealists and old cynics." That is one of "Armey's Axioms," one of the "40 hard-Earned Truths from Politics, Faith, and Life," outlined in a new book...
  • Freedom Works Rallies with Dick Armey in Dallas and Houston

    10/15/2003 9:12:04 PM PDT · by CutMyTaxes · 1 replies · 95+ views
    CSE ^ | CSE
    Led by former House Majority Leader Dick Armey. Talking about his experience in Congress fighting for the freedom agenda. Plus free BBQ! Check it out: Online RSVP
  • Dick Armey's New Book

    10/15/2003 9:02:20 PM PDT · by CutMyTaxes · 159+ views
    CSE ^ | Dick Armey
    Dick Armey has a new book coming out-- it's called Armey's Axioms. Buy it from CSE and get a signed copy and support the cause! Citizens for a Sound Economy works for lower taxes, less government and more freedom-- the core values of our Founding Fathers, and the values that make America strong and free. Dick Armey is CSE's co-chairman, which is why CSE can bring you this special offer. By purchasing your copy of Armey's Axioms at this web site, you'll help support CSE's mission of lower taxes and responsible, limited government! Purchase Here
  • Dick Armey to Lead Major Anti-Tax Rally on Sept. 4 In Birmingham

    09/02/2003 3:32:56 PM PDT · by votelife · 16 replies · 223+ views
    Dick Armey to Lead Major Anti-Tax Rally on Sept. 4 You're invited! Former Majority Leader and CSE Co-Chairman Dick Armey is coming to Birmingham, Alabama, to speak out against the largest proposed tax increase in state history! Don't miss this chance to show your support for responsible government in Montgomery. Help Dick Armey spread the word to JUST VOTE NO - and don't forget to cast your vote on Sept. 9! WHEN: Thursday - September 4, 2003 6:30 PM Featuring: Former Majority Leader and CSE Co-Chairman Dick Armey WHERE: The Birmingham Jefferson Convention Center (BJCC) 2100 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd....
  • Armey Opposes AL Governor Riley's Sept. 9 Tax Vote

    08/29/2003 7:24:13 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 37 replies · 277+ views
    Citizens for a Sound Economy ^ | 08-27-03 | Armey, Richard
    Citizens for a Sound Economy August 27, 2003 Alabama Will Lead Us In September, voters in Alabama can show the nation that higher taxes aren't the answer to state overspending. Every once in awhile certain voters in our republic have the opportunity to make a profound impact on the country’s future. In 1979, the voters in California approved proposition 13 which dramatically lowered property taxes in that state. Proposition 13 sparked an anti-tax revolt across the entire country and helped elect Ronald Reagan president. Reagan then proposed and Congress approved across-the-board tax cuts that sparked the longest peaceful expansion in...
  • The Child Tax Credit and Welfare

    08/21/2003 7:29:06 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 8 replies · 230+ views
    Citizens for a Sound Economy ^ | August 14, 2003 | Dick Armey
    “This will be a week from hell for Republicans!” declared House Democrat Leader Nancy Pelosi in July as she led her troops into a procedural battle in Congress. The cause: to protest the pace on expansion of the child tax credit. Rep. Pelosi’s procedural motions were easily defeated by the majority, but the challenge was clear— the Left is going to war on the child tax credit. The aggressive tactics began almost immediately after Congress passed a version of President Bush’s jobs and growth tax cut package, which increases the existing $600 child tax credit to $1,000. Even better, the...
  • Dick Armey plans trip to Alabama to oppose Riley's tax plan

    06/18/2003 8:27:37 PM PDT · by miltonfried · 4 replies · 116+ views
    The Tuscaloosa News ^ | June 18, 2003 | PHILLIP RAWLS
    Dick Armey plans trip to Alabama to oppose Riley's tax plan By PHILLIP RAWLS Associated Press Writer June 18, 2003 Email this story. Former House Majority Leader Dick Armey and Gov. Bob Riley usually worked together in Congress, where Riley served for six years as a conservative Republican. But now Armey is planning a trip to Alabama to work against Riley's $1.2 billion tax plan. Armey and Riley both retired from the U.S. House of Representatives in January. Riley became governor of Alabama and Armey became co-chairman of Citizens for a Sound Economy, a conservative, grass-roots lobbying group that advocates...
  • [Armey] A Step Toward Tax Reform: Congress should not squander this opportunity.

    04/15/2003 3:41:46 PM PDT · by xsysmgr · 7 replies · 128+ views
    National Review Online ^ | April 15, 2003 | Dick Armey
    We have recently learned that the IRS has begun singling out taxpayers at random for "special audits." The sole purpose of these random, unwarranted government intrusions into the lives of individual Americans is to give the IRS a better statistical model about overall taxpayer compliance. Many of these randomly selected individuals will have to hire lawyers and accountants to help comply with the paperwork demands generated by these audits. If the IRS truly wants to improve compliance, their efforts would be better spent on reforming the archaic, complicated 45,000-page tax code to make it easier to comply. A simple...
  • GET THE U.S. OUT OF THE U.N.

    03/15/2003 10:24:18 AM PST · by forest · 52 replies · 1,077+ views
    Fiedor Report On the News #306 ^ | 3-16-03 | Doug Fiedor
    No matter what one thinks of the looming war with Iraq, most of us have to admit something good is developing out of the overall argument. The United Nations is demonstrating, conclusively, the same irrelevance the League of Nations did many years ago. The United States foots a quarter of the bill for that U.N paper tiger, international debating society and what do the American people get in return? We get a derogation of our liberty through bogus agreements, the right to host hundreds of ill-behaved diplomats from third- world countries and a system that allows hundreds of communist and...
  • MSNBC signs Dick Armey - Former House Majority Leader will provide on-air analysis

    02/24/2003 12:21:48 PM PST · by Timesink · 16 replies · 243+ views
    MSNBC ^ | February 24, 2003
    Former House Majority Leader Dick Armey will provide commentary and analysis for MSNBC.   MSNBC signs Dick Armey   Former House Majority Leader will provide on-air analysis      MSNBC has signed former House Majority Leader Dick Armey (R-Tex.) as a regular contributor to provide on-air commentary and analysis. “VERY FEW COMMENTATORS in cable news have the first hand experience and knowledge of Dick Armey,” said MSNBC President Erik Sorenson. “His is another powerful and deeply insightful point of view that further broadens the range of voices on MSNBC across the political spectrum.”        “My experience in...
  • RETIRING BUT NOT SHY (Dick Armey's thoughts on leaving)

    12/07/2002 8:17:55 AM PST · by ChuxsterS · 9 replies · 144+ views
    World on the Web ^ | December, 2002 | Marvin Olasky
    RETIRING BUT NOT SHY COVER STORY | A career review with a candid Dick Armey is to politics what an ESPN highlight reel is to sports. He laughs about Bill Clinton; he cries about Ronald Reagan. His hero: Clarence Thomas. His disappointment: Newt Gingrich's affair with a staffer. His future: Continuing to push the issues he cares about | by Marvin Olasky & Nickolas S. Eicher in WashingtonBy Marvin OlaskyThis is the best time for me to leave," Dick Armey insisted, as open cardboard boxes in his Capitol office suite showed that, best or not, the time had come. No...
  • Defeated G.O.P. Congressman to Be Consultant for A.C.L.U. (Bob Barr)

    11/23/2002 12:59:38 PM PST · by Paleo Conservative · 38 replies · 250+ views
    THE NEW YORK TIMES ^ | November 22, 2002 | THE NEW YORK TIMES
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 22 — The American Civil Liberties Union has agreed in principle to hire Representative Bob Barr, a Georgia Republican and one of the most conservative members of Congress, as a consultant to work on privacy, surveillance and national security issues.
  • Dick Armey going to work ACLU

    11/19/2002 9:19:20 PM PST · by bradactor · 29 replies · 289+ views
    Michael Savage Show | 11/19/02 | Me
    Hey, Guys, I am posting this because I heard this just tonight on the Michael Savage Show and wanted to see if anyone on here can verify it. He said that Dick Armey was going to work or thinking going to work for the ACLU to help with civil liberties issues. Anyway, since Michael gave no source I just thought I would post this for comment and possibly verification.
  • Civil Right

    10/15/2002 7:52:47 AM PDT · by white trash redneck · 9 replies · 1,196+ views
    New Republic ^ | 15 Oct 02 | Jeffrey Rosen
    The Bush administration's proposed Department of Homeland Security is stalled in Congress. It is stalled not, as one might expect, because the Democratic leadership in the House and Senate fear the bill would threaten civil liberties in the United States by vastly increasing the national security state--rather, the Democrats worry that it would create a class of nonunionized federal employees. Instead, the most vocal critics of the bill's impact on American liberties are not Democrats at all but a group that used to be among George W. Bush's most reliable allies: libertarian and religious conservatives.The "[p]roposed legislation not only increases...
  • Armey pushes Belo measure: Majority leader tries to force sale of Dallas-area media property

    10/07/2002 7:48:10 AM PDT · by GeneD · 6 replies · 300+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | 10/7/02 | Michelle Mittelstadt
    WASHINGTON – House Majority Leader Dick Armey has attempted to slip language into a military appropriations bill that would force Belo, parent company of The Dallas Morning News, to divest itself of one of its Dallas-area media properties. Congressional and company officials said Mr. Armey's office asked Republicans to insert the provision as House and Senate aides completed work Friday on the military construction appropriations conference report that awaits final congressional action. Though the provision was not included in the working draft after objections were raised, House and Senate conferees could add it when they meet early this week to...