Archive for "Economic Policy"

“A Lottery will make the poor pay their ‘fair share'” by J. Pepper Bryars on al.com

J. Pepper Bryars, who grew up in Mobile and lives in Huntsville, is a conservative columnist for AL.com. Contact him at www.jpepperbryars.com. We often hear that the rich should be made to pay their “fair share,” but the top 20% of earners are already paying about 84% of our nation’s income taxes. Some say that’s […]

Filed Under Alabama House, Alabama Senate, Economic Policy, Gambling, Legislation

URGENT ACTION NEEDED! We Cannot Wait Another Day!

WE CANNOT WAIT ANOTHER DAY! Please call your state representative and your state senator today, and ask them NOT to vote for a lottery.  Joe Godfrey, Executive Director of ALCAP, has issued an alert that we think needs to passed along to you immediately, as time is of the essence. According to a Montgomery Advertiser […]

Filed Under Alabama House, Alabama Senate, Alerts, Economic Policy, Featured, Gambling, Governor, Legislation

EAGLE FORUM STATEMENT ON ESEA REAUTHORIZATION

Please thank the following Alabama Congressmen who opposed final passage of ESSA.  Senator Richard Shelby, Congressman Mo Brooks, Congressman Gary Palmer, Congressman Mike Rogers!!!  See our website for a detailed list of concerns about this act that will negatively impact Alabama children for years as there is no sunset date on the act. FOR IMMEDIATE […]

Filed Under Common Core, Economic Policy, Education, Legislation, Phyllis Schlafly, US House

House Vote tomorrow; Call NOW

  The U. S. House of Representatives is scheduled to vote December 2 on the Conference Committee Report to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), which is known as the No Child Left Behind Act, for another 7 years. According to Education Liberty Watch, the bill entails: Sham protection of states from federal […]

Filed Under Alerts, Common Core, Economic Policy, Education

TAA Fails – TPA Passes:  NEXT ACTION TO STOP FAST TRACK

Praise God for Sen. Jeff Sessions and for those four Alabama Congressmen who supported him with their votes on the TAA (Trade Adjustment Assistance) bill in the House on Friday – Brooks, Byrne, Palmer and Roby.  Please thank them.  Please ask all Alabama House members to vote against TAA if Boehner brings it up again this week.  […]

Filed Under Alerts, Economic Policy, Legislation, Trade, US House, US Senate

Action: Students are not Data

The State Board of Education is expected to vote on the proposed 2015 Comprehensive Counseling and Guidance Model (CCGM) at its June 11 meeting. Eagle Forum considers this plan to be beyond the legitimate purview of counselors and an overreach that could be harmful rather than helpful to students and their families.  Eagle Forum believes […]

Filed Under Alerts, Common Core, Economic Policy, Education, Featured

Budget Decisions: Consequences of Gambling Expansion (Compact) Vs. Other Ways

May 13, 2015 To:   Governor Robert Bentley Members, Alabama Senate and House From: Eunie Smith, Eagle Forum of Alabama You are in our prayers as you make the hard, limited-government choices that result in the most cost-effective government and the most liberty for our citizens.  We wish to share the following four points with you […]

Filed Under Alabama House, Alabama Senate, Budget, Economic Policy, Gambling, Governor

The Moral Case For Capitalism

This piece, written by Prof. Jim Otteson (former head of UA Philosophy Dept), is an excellent response to the Occupy Wall Street movement and President Obama.  Too many people believe in capitalism but have never really thought about why.  It’s a must-read! An Audacious Promise: The Moral Case For Capitalism

Filed Under Economic Policy, Featured

Explaining the Debt Limit

We hear lots of talk about the debt limit and Congressional arguments over whether or not to raise it, but it is all kind of abstract.  This video makes a little easier to understand.

Filed Under Budget, Economic Policy, Featured, Spending, US House, US Senate

A New Year, New Session, New Opportunities

Today marks the beginning of the 2012 session of the Alabama Legislature. A new session means opportunities and for Alabama, the opportunities are abundant.  Legislators will have the opportunity to pass meaningful education reform in the form of charter schools.  Basic principles of any market tell us that more competition leads to a higher quality […]

Filed Under Alabama House, Alabama Senate, Economic Policy, Education, Featured, Immigration, Legislation