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Happy 40th to the Staggers Rail Act, Which Deregulated and Saved the U.S. Rail Industry

This week marks the 40th anniversary of the Staggers Rail Act of 1980, which deregulated American freight rail and saved it from looming oblivion.

At the time of passage, the U.S. economy muddled along amid ongoing malaise, and our rail industry teetered due to decades of overly bureaucratic sclerosis.  Many other domestic U.S. industries had disappeared, and our railroads faced the same fate.  But by passing the Staggers Rail Act, Congress restored a deregulatory approach that in the 1980s allowed other U.S. industries to thrive.  No longer would government determine what services railroads could offer, their rates or their routes, instead restoring greater authority to the railroads themselves based upon cost-efficiency.

Today, U.S. rail flourishes even amid the coronavirus pandemic…[more]

October 13, 2020 • 11:09 PM

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CFIF’s “One More Vote” Campaign Launches Ad in Support of a Balanced Federal Budget with No New Taxes Print
By CFIF Staff
Thursday, September 30 2010

Earlier this month, the Center for Individual Freedom (“CFIF”) launched its “One More Vote” campaign to rally grassroots activists across the country to force Washington to stop the excessive spending of our hard-earned tax dollars.

Specifically, the “One More Vote” initiative calls for a constitutional amendment requiring Congress to balance the federal budget annually.  In addition, to ensure the politicians in Washington do not use such a balanced budget requirement as an excuse to raise taxes, the amendment imposes a supermajority of 60 percent of both houses of Congress to increase taxes or raise the debt ceiling.

This week, CFIF launched its first 30-second ad in support of the effort, which can be viewed below.

CFIF’s goal is to get this ad in front of as many concerned Americans as possible, but we need your help.  Please consider a contribution to CFIF’s “One More Vote” initiative today to help us publicize this urgent campaign to force the politicians in Washington to stop the spending. 

To make a donation, click here.

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