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Cato study: Bailouts are billion-dollar bandages, not viable treatment

Financial and legal expert Vern McKinley, in research for the Cato Institute, diagnoses the illness plaguing America's financial sector and prescribes a treatment that will get the economy growing again -- economic liberty and a return to the free markets that have been progressively abandoned over history.

He writes, in part:

My Internship at the Libertarian National Committee

My Internship at the Libertarian National Committee
Irena Schneider
President of American University Students for Liberty

It’s hard to imagine that after three months, my time at the Libertarian Party is coming to a close. As all kinds of final moments necessitate some time for reflection, I can think of the many tasks I’ve taken on and wonder what kind of palpable impact I may have had in the political arena. What was my stake in this wonderfully freedom-loving, persevering party?

"Most ethical Congress?": Pelosi tries to deep-six "cash for earmarks" probe

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Democrat leaders are warning Democrat members of Congress not to support a measure by Rep. Jeff Flake to investigate ties between key Democrats and a controversial defense lobbying firm, The Hill reports today.

AP slams Obama's budget "cuts"

According to analysis published today by the Associated Press, "Obama's latest budget-tightening effort hardly makes a dime's worth of differenc."

In a toughly-worded article, AP writers Andrew Taylor and Calvin Woodward take Obama to task for asking his Cabinet to find $100 million in budget savings -- much of it in already-proposed ideas -- and passing it off as fiscal responsibility.

Monday Message: LP's budget reforms outperfom Obama's 32.7 cent dog-and-pony show

Dear friend,

Did you hear?  Obama’s cutting the budget!

Unfortunately, it’s only $100 million, which comes out to 0.0027 percent of the $3.6 trillion in spending he is imposing on current and future taxpayers.  Much of it is simply things like buying office supplies in bulk, or one-time cuts that do nothing to cure long-term spending problems.

Ron Paul: Stimulate economy and create jobs through fewer taxes

Fewer Taxes for Real Economic Stimulus

Taxes are the issue this week as Americans struggle to make the April 15th deadline to file their returns.

LPTV: Tax Day interview with Bob Barr

Congressman Bob Barr, the 2008 Libertarian presidential nominee, paid a visit to Libertarian Party headquarters on Tax Day to discuss tax policy and the Libertarian Party-inspired "Tea Parties" with LPTV.

Click here to watch.

Follow the LP on Twitter!

The Libertarian Party is now on Twitter!  Just go to http://twitter.com/lpnational to sign up and stay up to date with America's only mainstream political party, The Party of Principle.

Don't forget to also check us out on Facebook and other sites.

Libertarian councilman's tax repeal on agenda tonight

The Lago Vista, Texas City Council will consider tonight an item by Councilman Pat Dixon to repeal the city's tourist tax.  Dixon is also chairman of the Libertarian Party of Texas and is also a member of the Libertarian National Committee.

Dixon's agenda item repeals the city's hotel occupancy tax.  Under the tax, any business offering overnight lodging, particularly hotels and motels, are forced to increase the prices they charge customers, so the government can confiscate the money and then use it to promote the business.

U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky: Tea Parties were "despicable" and "shameful"

U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) blasted millions of Americans yesterday, labeling the Libertarian Party-inspired "Tax Day Boston Tea Party" movement "despicable" and a "shameful political stunt."

According to Schakowsky, the millions of angry Americans coming out to oppose higher taxes and spending were all part of a conspiracy and acting on secret orders from businesses, lobbyists and Fox News.  Schakowsky is an advocate of higher taxes, bigger government and the nationalization of health care.

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