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Tuesday
Oct282014

ALG urges Majority Leader McCarthy to rethink government funding strategy 

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Oct. 27, 2014, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government president Nathan Mehrens reacted today to a news report that House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy hopes to pass a long-term funding bill for the federal government during the lame duck session.

 

"While we appreciate Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy's intent to avoid a funding fight in early 2015, allowing the Democratic-controlled Senate to dictate government funding terms even after they have likely been defeated is a mistake. 

 

"President Obama has made it clear that he will continue to push the boundaries of constitutional lawlessness through regulations and executive orders, and the power of the purse is one of the only powers Congress has to rein in a rogue Executive.  Throwing away this power to stop the most misguided of Obama's initiatives through the defunding process, cedes the only realistic tool this Congress has to check the President's excesses, and would negate the mandate of the people to halt the lawlessness of this Administration.

 

"Over the past four years, major advances toward fiscal sanity have been made through the government funding process and giving away the only legislative tool that the President respects is to declare defeat before the new Congress is even seated. 

 

"It is our hope that Majority Leader McCarthy will consider this trial balloon popped and instruct appropriators to work with the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and other authorizing committees to identify the most egregious excesses and put a plan in place to defund those activities.  Americans for Limited Government has been active in identifying these abuses and dangerous policies, and will be continuing to inform Congress about them.

 

"Over the past four years, the only major advances toward fiscal sanity have been made through the government funding process and to throw away the only legislative tool that the President respects is to declare defeat before the new Congress is even seated." 

 

To view online: http://getliberty.org/alg-urges-majority-leader-mccarthy-to-rethink-government-funding-strategy/

 

Interview Availability: Please contact Americans for Limited Government at (202)744-4427 or at media@limitgov.org to arrange an interview with ALG experts including ALG President Nathan Mehrens.

 

 

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Americans for Limited Government is a non-partisan, nationwide network committed to advancing free market reforms, private property rights and core American liberties. For more information on ALG please visit our website at www.GetLiberty.org.

Saturday
Oct252014

ALG - Gohmert: 'Congress isn't going to turn this country around, you are.' 

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Oct. 24, 2014

Dear Liberty Activist,

Click here to watch Rep. Louie Gohmert's (R-Texas) plea to you to vote on November 4, and share with your friends and family!

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The November 4 midterm elections are rapidly approaching and Louie Gohmert asked that we send you his urgent video message to you to remind you that there is too much at stake to sit on the sidelines this year.

Washington, D.C. is failing under President Obama's leadership, and only you can do something about it on November 4.

As Gohmert suggests in the video, "Congress isn't going to turn this country around, the people of this country are going to have to get this country back on track. And that will only happen when good, law-abiding, God-fearing Americans come out and vote."

Please take the time to watch this video and share it with your friends and family on Facebook and elsewhere. It's the only way to stop Obama's lawlessness.

And keep fighting!

For Liberty,


Robert Romano
Senior Editor
Americans for Limited Government

Friday
Oct242014

ALG' Daily Grind - New Hampshire's Shaheen no friend to Press Freedom 

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Oct. 24, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds granted.

New Hampshire's Shaheen no friend to Press Freedom
Senator Jeanne Shaheen's campaign is keeping conservative reporters from attending their "open to the media" events.

'Let them have cash'
Mark Blyth and Eric Lonergan boldly propose to do what no central bank has done before: Just print money and give it to people.

A.F. Branco's 2015 Comically Incorrect wall calendar
The perfect gift this Christmas season.

Why is Obama fighting a war on carbon energy?
First came coal. Why oil and natural gas need to watch out.

Tuesday
Oct212014

ALG files FOIL request to NY state AG on wage prosecution release 

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Oct. 20, 2014, Fairfax, Va.—New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman filed a suit against a franchise restaurant operator alleging under-payment of employee wages issuing a release announcing the prosecution on October 16, which included a statement from union organizing activist Kendall Fells of the organization Fast Food Forward.   Americans for Limited Government filed a Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) request with the state Attorney Generals' office on October 20, 2014, seeking communications between the Office and Fells who was quoted in the political campaign style release. Nathan Mehrens, president of Americans for Limited Government, announced the FOIL request stating:

 

 "The New York State Attorney General's inclusion of union organizing activist Kendall Fells of the organization Fast Food Forward in a press release announcing a lawsuit for alleged under-payment of employee wages raises the question of whether the action is advocacy or law enforcement.

 

"If Fells was part of the AG's investigative team and privy to legal actions before they became public, this taints the investigation with the stench of labor union organizing politics.

 

"To discover whether the relationship between Fells and the New York AG's office tarnishes the activities of that office, Americans for Limited Government has filed a Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) request asking for all records of communication between any officer or employee in the Office of the Attorney General and Kendall Fells regarding the Attorney General's suit specific to the prosecution encompassed by the New York state AG's press release, as well as their communications regarding any other subject.

 

"The people of New York have the right to assume that the law is being prosecuted evenly, and that undue political influences are not tarnishing its prosecution.

 

"Unfortunately, the press release issued by the state's Attorney General announcing a lawsuit and including an advocacy group's comment lead a reasonable person to believe that there was collusion which may not have been lawful or ethical.  It is our hope that the FOIL request will erase any questions in this matter."

 

To view online: http://getliberty.org/alg-files-foil-request-to-ny-state-ag-on-wage-prosecution-release/

 

Attachments:

 

"A.G. Schneiderman Sues Papa John's Franchisee For Underpaying More Than 400 Delivery Workers; Seeking More Than $2 Million," Oct. 16, 2014 at http://www.ag.ny.gov/press-release/ag-schneiderman-sues-papa-johns-franchisee-underpaying-more-400-delivery-workers

 

Freedom of Information Law Request to NYS Attorney General's Office, Americans for Limited Government, Oct. 20, 2014 at http://algfoiafiles.com/images/9/9e/NY_FOIL_Request_Atty_Gen_Kendall_Fells_10.20.14.pdf

 

Information page on FOIL request, Oct. 20, 2014 at http://algfoiafiles.com/index.php?title=Communications_with_Fast_Food_Forward 

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Americans for Limited Government is a non-partisan, nationwide network committed to advancing free market reforms, private property rights and core American liberties. For more information on ALG please visit our website at www.GetLiberty.org.

Thursday
Oct092014

ALG - 225 years later, sugar subsidies no closer to being eliminated 

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225 years later, sugar subsidies no closer to being eliminated

 

October 8, 2014, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Nathan Mehrens today issued the following statement calling attention to a new white paper, "Getting rid of sugar subsidies: A look to the future after decades of failure," and urging passage of H. Con. Res. 39 by Rep. Ted Yoho (R-Fla.) that calls for the elimination of sugar subsidies, but only once other sugar exporters have taken similar action:

 

"For the last 60 years, conservatives have called for the end of sugar subsidies using the same, standard free market language, and have failed miserably. Rather than telling every member of Congress they should not care if every domestic sugar producer is driven out of business costing hundreds of thousands of jobs, and reinforcing the fears of every farm state representative and senator that their constituents might be in the cross hairs next should sugar subsidies fall now, conservatives need a new, winning game plan.

 

"Unilaterally ending sugar subsidies has been a losing argument for 225 years, dating back to the original protections on sugar during the first Congress of 1789. The Yoho reform recognizes that there is no free market for sugar, and we need to change the international subsidy playing field in order to achieve one.

 

"Yoho has a better plan, which calls for ending the subsidies, but only contingent upon other nations following suit. By ending subsidies through a thoughtful approach, Yoho does not destroy a domestic industry, and instead engages and encourages other nations to do the same. The Yoho plan will empower U.S. representatives at the World Trade Organization to push for mutual ending of these subsidies, helping to usher in a new era of free markets  and creating a template for addressing other subsidized industries."

 

To view online: http://getliberty.org/225-years-later-sugar-subsidies-no-closer-to-being-eliminated/

 

Attachments:

 

"Getting rid of sugar subsidies: A look to the future after decades of failure," By ALG vice president of public policy and communications Rick Manning, October, 8, 2014 at http://getliberty.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/SugarWhitePaper10-8-14.pdf .

 

"The Case for a Zero for Zero Sugar Policy in the United States," By Dr. Mark Hartley on behalf of Americans for Limited Government Foundation, July 18, 2013 at http://getliberty.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Zero-for-Zero-Sugar-Policy-718.pdf .

 

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Americans for Limited Government is a non-partisan, nationwide network committed to advancing free market reforms, private property rights and core American liberties. For more information on ALG please visit our website at www.GetLiberty.org.