Tag Archive: Ben Freeman

Feb 21 2013

Mission Essential

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It’s getting easier to find people inside Washington’s Beltway who want to cut the fat from the Pentagon budget. Scaling back military spending isn’t just for the most progressive members of Congress anymore. Even the tea-partying Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) favors defense cuts. The growing tide of support for reining in profligate Pentagon spending includes …

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Nov 09 2011

Foreign influence: Inappropriate for lawmakers tasked with shrinking the deficit

The supercommittee’s members shouldn’t accept campaign contributions from lobbyists representing foreign governments or companies. By Ben Freeman In his presidential farewell address, George Washington offered this warning to the young nation: “Against the insidious wiles of foreign influence…the jealousy of a free people ought to be constantly awake; since history and experience prove that foreign …

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