Rob Woodall

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WOODALL: A land of freedom and opportunity

Liberty is immensely valuable, but equally fragile. It is a choice each generation must make, and ultimately defend. As Americans we have never shied away from this call, and I am grateful we continue to raise up young men and women eager to protect our freedom.

WOODALL: Remembering our ultimate defenders of freedom

It was President James A. Garfield who said, “For love of country they accepted death,” and in that brief sentence we find a simple, solemn truth. It’s a truth for which we set aside a special day each year to pay tribute to the sacrifice of so many. Their sacrifice is a gift for which we are grateful, and on Memorial Day we pause to reflect on these ultimate defenders of freedom.

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WOODALL: The FairTax means freedom

If we continue to convince more and more of our neighbors of the benefits of the FairTax, the call to action in Washington will one day overcome the loud voices calling for more of the same. Through the partnership and dedication of all those in the FairTax community, I am confident we will one day succeed in making April 15 just another spring day.

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WOODALL: Save America. Pass the FairTax.

The time of year that we approach with equal parts dread and animus is once again upon us -- Tax Day, the time to give your hard-earned money to a government that can never seem to get enough of it.

WOODALL: The real 'big deal'

Last week, the news churned out story after story about the "big deal" President Barack Obama says he is pursuing with congressional leadership. This week, a re-formed Senate "Gang of Six" dominates the headlines, trying to arrive at its own "big deal."

WOODALL: Remember their sacrifice

In his first inaugural address, President Ronald Reagan recalled the story of Martin Treptow, a man who left his barbershop in small town America to go to war in 1917. He was killed in the crossfire on the Western Front trying to deliver a message between battalions.

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WOODALL: Reclaiming our fiscal future

“The crushing burden of debt.” That’s a phrase you have likely heard a lot these days to describe America’s fiscal future. Perhaps you have even used it yourself. In fact, some say it has become cliché.

WOODALL: Let's move forward on tax reform

On Thursday, the House Ways and Means Committee hosted its first hearing of the 112th Congress on tax reform. This was the first in a series of tax reform hearings examining the economic and administrative burdens imposed by the current structure of the federal income tax.

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Woodall: Veterans give us the greatest gift of all - freedom

It is appropriate that Election Day and Veterans Day come so close together. Like all of our freedoms, our freedom to vote is inextricably linked to the veterans who protect it.

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