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Thursday
Mar272014

ALG urges passage of JOBS Act 

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March 26, 2014, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Nathan Mehrens today issued the following statement urging passage of the JOBS Act being introduced in the House of Representatives:

"Americans for Limited Government strongly urges passage of the Republican Study Committee's JOBS Act.  The JOBS Act is comprehensive legislation that unleashes private job creators through overturning the Obama Administration's regulatory assault on the American workforce.

"The JOBS Act stifles Obama's War on Coal creating a low cost energy future that is needed to build a robust U.S. manufacturing sector which isn't dependent upon government subsidies for success.  The Act also strips away the rogue National Labor Relation's Boards capacity to serve as prosecutor, judge and jury on employment law cases, a power that has created profound workforce uncertainty for employers who seek to follow the law.  The House of Representatives should pass the JOBS Act without delay."

To view online: http://getliberty.org/alg-urges-passage-of-jobs-act/

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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.

Wednesday
Mar262014

ALG - $63 billion IMF bailout stripped out of Ukraine aid bill

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March 25, 2014, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Nathan Mehrens today issued the following statement praising Senate Republicans for stripping an additional $63 billion in new quota money for the International Monetary Fund (IMF) from a bill to offer a $1 billion loan guarantee to Ukraine:

"There never was a good reason to hold up the Ukraine aid legislation in order to give another $63 billion to the IMF to bail out banks that foolishly lent money to bankrupt European governments. Senate Republicans are to be praised for insisting to Harry Reid that it be removed. It should have never been included in the first place.

"In the face of Russia's threats against Ukraine, it always was irresponsible to hold these loans hostage in order to achieve unrelated funding for the IMF, as if U.S. credibility abroad was something to be bargained with."

To view online: http://getliberty.org/63-billion-imf-bailout-stripped-out-of-ukraine-aid-bill/

 

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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
Mar222014

ALG - Ukraine aid should not be conditioned on $63 billion IMF bailout 

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March 21, 2014, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Nathan Mehrens today issued the following statement demanding the U.S. Senate take up a clean U.S. House legislation to offer a $1 billion loan guarantee to Ukraine, and to strike its additional $63 billion in new quota money for the International Monetary Fund (IMF):

"There is absolutely no reason to hold up Ukraine aid, needed to support the nascent government there, so that Obama can give another $63 billion to the IMF to bail out bankrupt governments like Greece and the banks that foolishly lent them money. Russia has annexed Crimea, and is threatening Ukraine, a U.S. ally. That is more than enough cause for Congress to consider the clean House aid bill to Ukraine on its merits. Even the Washington Post editorial page has rightly stated the 'White House and Senate Democrats are more to blame for picking this fight'.

"It is time for Harry Reid to stop playing Washington, D.C. politics in the face of geopolitical threats. It is irresponsible to hold Ukraine aid hostage while that country's fate very much hangs in the balance, and it is embarrassing."

To view online: http://getliberty.org/ukraine-aid-should-not-be-conditioned-on-63-billion-imf-bailout/

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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
Mar152014

ALG - U.S. cedes control of Internet infrastructure to the UN

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March 14, 2014, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Nathan Mehrens today issued the following statement blasting the Obama Commerce Department for turning over control of the Internet to United Nations International Telecommunication Union:

"Congress needs to prevent the Obama Administration from giving away U.S. control over the Internet to any international body.  To allow the free speech rights of U.S. citizens to be threatened by international bodies that don't recognize these fundamental rights is dangerous and a threat to our national sovereignty.  Perhaps this latest egregious action by the Obama Administration in their quest to deconstruct the United States will finally wake Congress up to their power of the purse responsibility as a co-equal partner in government."

To view online: http://getliberty.org/u-s-cedes-control-of-internet-infrastructure-to-the-un/

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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
Mar142014

ALG - Medicaid non-expansion qualifies 11.7 million for Obamacare waiver

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March 13, 2014, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Nathan Mehrens today issued the following statement calling attention to a hardship exemption under Obamacare: "You were determined ineligible for Medicaid because your state didn't expand eligibility for Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act," according to the new Healthcare Marketplace form, "Application for Exemption from the Shared Responsibility Payment for Individuals who Experience Hardships.":

"Utilizing data compiled by Kaiser, about 11.7 million Americans in 25 states are eligible for a waiver to Obamacare's individual mandate because their state governments wisely chose to not expand Medicaid eligibility saving taxpayers billions of dollars. The recently released White House definition details that those who are not covered by the expanded Medicaid criteria face a hardship and can apply for exemption from the Obama individual mandate tax.

"The Medicaid non-expansion waiver proves that the law itself is a hardship.  If millions sign up, it will severely undercut the law's implementation. Republican governors who courageously stood up against this massive entitlement expansion should be helping this along by encouraging those who would have otherwise qualified for the program to get their exemptions."

To view online: http://getliberty.org/medicaid-non-expansion-qualifies-11-7-million-for-obamacare-waiver/

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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.