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Thursday
May072015

ALG - Trump radio ad vs fast track 

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Donald J. Trump joins Americans for Limited Government in fight against Trade Promotion Authority & Trans-Pacific Partnership deal  

Americans for Limited Government to air national ad campaign featuring Trump. 

 

May 6, 2015, Fairfax, Va.—Today Americans for Limited Government announced a series of brand newradio advertisements featuring Donald J. Trump that will air nationally with an initial emphasis on New Hampshire and South Carolina. The ad, in which Mr. Trump calls on Republican leaders to stop passage of the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) and the pending Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), will be broadcast statewide in New Hampshire and South Carolina followed next week by a national rollout.  The ad will educate Americans on the detrimental ramifications of these proposed agreements and the combined determination of Americans for Limited Government and Mr. Trump to defeat any deal that harms the protection and creation of American jobs.

 

Donald J. Trump said, "Yet again, the politicians are allowing our president to reinforce the lack of respect countries like China and Japan now have for the United States. They will devalue their currency, exploit our trade agreements, continue to destroy our economy and put Americans out of work. Politicians are all talk and no action. Instead of fast tracking TPP, Congress should pass legislation that holds China and Japan accountable for currency manipulation. This would send a message to the world that there are consequences for cheating the United States. It's time for action. It's time to Make America Great Again!"

 

ALG's Rick Manning commented on the ad campaign saying, "This is a game changer in the debate over fast track trade authority.  Mr. Trump's business acumen and expertise makes him a unique and powerful voice whom America trusts to tell them the truth."

 

Mr. Trump's opposition to TPP is consistent with his long criticism of trade practices that negatively impact the American worker and manufacturing sector. He has been a consistent vocal critic of TPP and TPA tweeting his opposition for the last year. Mr. Trump's opposition to TPP is based on his extensive knowledge of currency manipulation and trade agreements that he has accumulated through The Trump Organization's international dealings. He also criticized leaders for continuing to allow such antics, stating his disapproval of the TPA fast track legislation, which Mr. Trump says is designed to allow the president to enter such an agreement without the support of a supermajority in the Senate.

 

Americans for Limited Government has led the charge against fast track over the past four months being featured and quoted on FoxNews.com, The Hill, the Washington Post, New York Times and USA Today among many outlets.

 

To view online: http://getliberty.org/donald-j-trump-joins-americans-for-limited-government-in-fight-against-trade-promotion-authority-trans-pacific-partnership-deal/

 

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Donald Trump joins ALG in fight against Pacific trade deal, radio ad, May 6, 2015, at  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bT0wX7CqfAA

 

Wednesday
May062015

ALG - It will take more than Hillary Clinton to pass bad trade deal 

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May 5, 2015, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement responding to White House spokesperson Josh Earnest calling House Speaker John Boehner's attempt to enlist Hillary's Clinton's aid in passing trade promotion authority authorizing President Barack Obama to negotiate the Trans-Pacific Partnership "a pretty desperate act":

 

"Speaker Boehner has reason to desperately seek Hillary Clinton's help in passing trade promotion authority, as the more people learn about Obama's Pacific trade deal, the less they like it. Senator Jeff Sessions' recently published five concerns with the trade pact unravels any pretense that granting President Obama fast track trade authority is in America's interests.

 

"Speaker Boehner should ask himself why he continues to carry water for President Obama on an issue that has such broad bipartisan opposition that it has united the likes of Republican leaders Bobby Jindal, Mike Huckabee, and Donald Trump, joining Martin O'Malley, Bernie Sanders, and nearly all House Democrats. It will take more than Hillary Clinton to pass a bad trade deal."

 

To view online: http://getliberty.org/it-will-take-more-than-hillary-clinton-to-pass-bad-trade-deal/

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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
Apr302015

ALG - Japan Prime Minister urges Congress to adopt treaty 

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April 29, 2015, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement responding to the Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's address to a joint session of Congress

"Monetary policy is the primary mechanism for pricing goods and services by nations, and any trade agreement that ignores this fact is no trade agreement at all. John Boehner has chosen to highlight this great flaw of the Trans-Pacific Partnership by inviting the key opponent of a monetary accord to speak in favor of an agreement — that primarily benefits Japan. The U.S. Congress is not a venue for foreign powers to influence the outcome of a treaty to which they are a party, and particularly one which ignores the two-thirds Senate majority necessary for constitutional ratification.  

 

"Anyone who has driven on the roads the past thirty years knows that trade with Japan is already robust, with about $300 billion of total trade between our two nations every year. The Trans-Pacific Partnership is not necessary for there to be trade with Japan. Yet, any commercial treaty could and should include monetary policy. Monetary policy is trade policy, and should Congress and the president continue to ignore the elephant in the room, Americans who work for a living will continue to pay the price. 

"The failure to include monetary policy in the Trans-Pacific Partnership is yet one more reason we urge members to oppose granting trade promotion authority to the president."

 

To view online: http://getliberty.org/japan-prime-minister-urges-congress-to-adopt-treaty/ 

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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
Apr302015

ALG - Manning: 'It's not the weather, stupid, it's the economy'

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April 29, 2015, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement on the poor first quarter GDP numbers in recent years

"It's not the weather, stupid, it's the economy. From 1996 to 2005, first quarter economic growth averaged 2.55 percent, whereas from 2006 to 2015, first quarter economic growth averaged just 0.03 percent. The common denominator here is not the weather, but the fact that the economy started to turn downward in the second half of the 2000s and still has not recovered. We didn't suddenly start having winters when the Great Recession occurred. Dispense with the bull market spin." 

To view online: http://getliberty.org/manning-its-not-the-weather-stupid-its-the-economy/

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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
Apr242015

ALG - New Attorney General should investigate Clinton, Uranium One 

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April 24, 2015, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement urging the new Attorney General, Loretta Lynch, to investigate the Clinton Foundation's ties to the Russian company, Uranium One, which donated millions to the foundation, seemingly in exchange for a lucrative U.S. uranium contract:

 

"Loretta Lynch's first act as Attorney General should be to launch a full-scale investigation of the Clinton Foundation's ties to the Russian company, Uranium One. The appearance that Hillary Clinton sold approvals to foreign governments puts a stain on every foreign policy decision she made as Secretary of State. The national security team had to know about this, and went along with it, and the notion that President Obama knew nothing is simply unbelievable. Our national security is now for sale."

 

To view online: http://getliberty.org/new-attorney-general-should-investigate-clinton-uranium-one/

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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.