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Saturday
Oct042014

ALG - Unemployment report shows participation rate at new 36-year low 

 

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Oct. 3, 2014, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government Vice President of Public Policy and Communications Rick Manning today issued the following statement on the latest jobs numbers:

 

"The almost predictable Obama Administration pre-election unemployment report did not fail to deliver as the top-line unemployment rate sunk below 6 percent.  Unfortunately, this drop in the rate is, once again, largely due to another 315,000 people, or the equivalent of half of the total population of the District of Columbia, dropping out of the workforce.  From a limited government point of view, it might seem like a good idea if half of Washington, D.C., no longer was employed or even in the employment market, but unfortunately, these employment market drop outs are not former federal government employees, but instead are folks located across the nation.  The very people who D.C. depends upon to pay taxes and produce goods and services to make our economy run.

"The current labor participation rate has gotten so bad, that our nation has not had a smaller percentage of people in the labor force since February, 1978, when Jimmy Carter was President, the Bee Gees song Stayin Alive topped the charts, and the Roger Staubach-led Cowboys defeated the Broncos in Super Bowl X11. 

"As Paul Harvey used to say, 'And now you know the rest of the story.'"

 

To view online: http://getliberty.org/unemployment-report-shows-participation-rate-at-new-36-year-low/

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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.

Friday
Oct032014

ALG President Nathan Mehrens praises GOP Chairman's remarks 

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October 2, 2014, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Nathan Mehrens today issued the following statement praising the Republican unity document, "Principles for American Renewal":

 

"Americans for Limited Government welcomes RNC Chairman Reince Preibus' significant move away from the Party's disastrous 2013 attempt to re-brand itself.  His embracing core conservative principles confirms that voters want a government that protects our national security and promotes peace through strength, a Constitutional government that ends the culture of lies, lawlessness and corruption that permeates Barack Obama's Washington, D.C., and treats everyone fairly and equally by rejecting amnesty rather than allowing illegal aliens to take cuts to the head of the immigration line in order to assuage a loud constituency that values power over the rule of law.

"Americans for Limited Government will continue our work to promote reducing the size and scope of government, and this GOP policy document clearly demonstrates that this upcoming election is about more than who delivered taxpayer funds back home, and instead is about reining in a federal government that has grown too large, too powerful, and as a result, too corrupt.  This upcoming election is too important for anyone who cares about the course of the nation to sit on the sidelines, and it is incumbent on every citizen to exercise their duty to vote for the candidate that best reflects their values and beliefs if we are to have any hope in creating real, positive change for our children and their children."

 

To view online: http://getliberty.org/alg-president-nathan-mehrens-praises-gop-chairmans-remarks/

 

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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
Sep202014

ALG - It's the debt, stupid! 

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Sept. 19, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds granted. 

It's the debt, stupid!
Household debt has outpaced household median income for almost 40 years, and we're paying the price, the latest figures from the Federal Reserve and U.S. Census show.

Obamacare, the gift that keeps on giving for Republicans
Cancellations, botched exchanges, and rising premiums! Oh my!

Woodhill: Quantitative futility
"Evidence is piling up that the Federal Reserve, which has been conducting a rules-free, 100 percent discretionary monetary policy for the past 13+ years, simply Does Not Know What It Is Doing."

 

 

Thursday
Sep182014

ALG - Demand Congress vote on war against Islamic State before November!

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Sept. 17, 2014

Dear Liberty Activist,

Click here to demand Congress vote on war against Islamic State before the November elections!

Americans for Limited Government President Nathan Mehrens recently issued the following statement urging both chambers of Congress to take up legislation on the White House's proposed war against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria:

"If the war against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria is important enough for the U.S. to fight, then it is important enough for Congress to vote on. Obama cannot go to war unilaterally without Congress, yet that is precisely what his administration seeks to do in order to spare congressional Democrats a tough vote on the eve of the midterm elections. Last time we checked, constitutional provisions such as Congress' war-making powers can neither be suspended by presidential fiat nor for cynical, political calculations.

"This is a subversion of the Constitution of the highest order, and Congress must act immediately to preserve the separation of powers. There should be votes on Obama's war, whether it would pass or not. The people's representatives must have their say on when the nation goes to war, or else members of Congress of both parties will be complicit in this abdication of power."

You know what to do! Let's get on Rally Congress and urge your representatives and senators to vote on the war before they go home to campaign.

Obama thinks he can go to war whenever he feels like without Congress, and congressional Democrats would rather not vote on this at all. Why are Congressional leaders so anxious to put a war vote into the lame duck session, or to defer to Obama's claims that he somehow possesses authority to start wars that were never authorized?

Whether you support the action or not, you deserve to know where your representatives stand on such a momentous issue before you vote in November. Tell them you want a vote!

Keep fighting!

For Liberty,


Robert Romano
Senior Editor
Americans for Limited Government

Wednesday
Sep172014

ALG - Congress must hold up or down votes on war against Islamic State 

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Sept. 12, 2014, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Nathan Mehrens today issued the following statement urging both chambers of Congress to take up legislation on the White House's proposed war against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria:

 

"If the war against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria is important enough for the U.S. to fight, then it is important enough for Congress to vote on. Obama cannot go to war unilaterally without Congress, yet that is precisely what his administration seeks to do in order to spare congressional Democrats a tough vote on the eve of the midterm elections. Last time we checked, constitutional provisions such as Congress' war-making powers can neither be suspended by presidential fiat nor for cynical, political calculations.

 

"This is a subversion of the Constitution of the highest order, and Congress must act immediately to preserve the separation of powers. There should be votes on Obama's war, whether it would pass or not. The people's representatives must have their say on when the nation goes to war, or else members of Congress of both parties will be complicit in this abdication of power."

 

To view online: http://getliberty.org/congress-must-hold-up-or-down-votes-on-war-against-islamic-state/

 

Attachments:

 

"Obama still needs Congress to go to war into Syria," By Robert Romano, senior editor, Americans for Limited Government, Sept. 12, 2014 at http://netrightdaily.com/2014/09/obama-still-needs-congress-go-war-syria/

 

"Obama's betrayal of the Constitution," By Bruce Ackerman, Yale Law School professor, Sept. 12, 2014 at http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/12/opinion/obamas-betrayal-of-the-constitution.html

 

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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.