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Friday
Sep052014

ALG - Labor force exodus continues 

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Sept. 5, 2014, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Nathan Mehrens today issued the following statement on the latest jobs numbers:

 

"In the midst of what Obama continues to claim is an improving economy, in August only 80,000 fewer people were unemployed than in the previous month.  Of those, 64,000 gave up on trying to get a job entirely and are no longer counted, with only 16,000 actually getting a job.  Incredibly the unemployment rate went down in spite of this disastrously bad employment report because all together 268,000 fewer Americans were counted as being in the labor force at all.  If our nation's economy continues along this path we will reach full employment because no one is actually being counted as being in the labor force."

 

To view online: http://getliberty.org/labor-force-exodus-continues/

 

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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
Aug292014

ALG - IBD: Holder forces Bank of America to pay off left-wing community organizers 

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August 28, 2014, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Nathan Mehrens today issued the following statement blasting part of the $17 billion settlement between Bank of America and the Justice Department that requires leftover funds to be given to the Interest on Lawyers' Trust Account, NeighborWorks of America, La Raza, the National Community Reinvestment Coalition, the Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America, Operation Hope, and the Mutual Housing Association of New York (an ACORN off-shoot), as revealed by Investor's Business Daily:

 

"During the financial crisis, federal regulators supported Bank of America's rescue of the bankrupt Countrywide, and now we know why. It ultimately gave the government a foothold to go after the larger Bank of America, and then to redirect the shakedown funds to community organizers that contributed to the financial crisis by coercing low-income, Community Reinvestment Act loans from financial institutions engaged in mergers.

 

"Congress needs to act to stop Eric Holder's Justice Department from compelling this transfer, with similar shakedowns having occurred in the Citibank and JP Morgan Chase settlements.   One thing is clear, the President and Attorney General never miss an opportunity to funnel government-extorted funds to their favorite community organizers."

 

To view online: http://getliberty.org/ibd-holder-forces-bank-of-america-to-pay-off-left-wing-community-organizers/

 

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
Aug022014

ALG - Border supplemental fails to stop Obama executive amnesty 

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August 1, 2014, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Nathan Mehrens today issued the following statement urging rejection of H.R. 5230 as modified, the $694 million border supplemental that does not include the riders necessary to block more executive actions from the Obama administration to grant amnesty: 

"House leadership is once again pushing its border supplemental through without including the necessary riders that will stop the White House from taking more arbitrary executive actions that might suspend deportations, grant legal status to millions presently here illegally, excuse visa overstays, or even grant refugee status. This is a missed opportunity to fully deal with the problems on the border and in our local communities.  And fails to address the root cause of the current crisis: Obama's flagrant disregard for the rule of law." 

To view online: http://getliberty.org/border-supplemental-fails-to-stop-obama-executive-amnesty/

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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
Aug012014

ALG - Reject border supplemental without including 'every conceivable' anti-Obama amnesty rider 

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July 31, 2014, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Nathan Mehrens today issued the following statement urging rejection of any version of H.R. 5230, the $659 million border supplemental, which does not include riders that block any more executive actions from the Obama administration to grant amnesty:

 

"House leadership was ready to push its border supplemental through without including any riders that will stop the White House from taking more arbitrary executive actions that might suspend deportations, grant legal status to millions presently here illegally, excuse visa overstays, or even grant refugee status. Fortunately, the move failed to generate the necessary votes.

 

"We would also note that the border supplemental would have done nothing to stop a Department of Housing and Urban Development regulation conditioning eligibility for community development block grants on redrawing municipal zoning maps along racial and income boundaries. We know that La Raza believes implementation of this racial rezoning rule will benefit those who 'have cited fear of deportation'—meaning the rule will be used to move millions of illegal immigrants into communities across America.

 

"The border supplemental should be used to include every conceivable rider that would prevent a repeat or worsening of the current crisis on the border and in our local communities. Failing that, it ought to be rejected."

 

To view online: http://getliberty.org/reject-border-supplemental-without-including-every-conceivable-anti-obama-amnesty-rider/

 

Attachments:

 

"Obama's not-so-secret HUD plan to resettle millions of illegal immigrants in your community," by Americans for Limited Government senior editor Robert Romano, July 15, 2014 at http://netrightdaily.com/2014/07/obamas-secret-hud-plan-resettle-millions-illegal-immigrants-community/

 

"Is Obama planning on granting refugee status to millions of illegal immigrants?" by Americans for Limited Government senior editor Robert Romano, July 31, 2014 at http://netrightdaily.com/2014/07/obama-planning-granting-refugee-status-millions-illegal-immigrants/

 

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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
Jul232014

ALG - Obamacare gutted in Halbig ruling 

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July 22, 2014, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Nathan Mehrens today issued the following statement praising the decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia in Halbig v. Burwell, finding that Obamcare exchange subsidies cannot be given in states that decided to not set up their own exchanges under an IRS regulation

"Now, the wisdom of 36 states that have refused to implement state exchanges comes into full view with the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals' decision to strike down any Obamacare subsidies given through the federally run exchanges. The law only ever authorized that the subsidies to private insurers—some $800 billion a year—be paid through the state exchanges. By not setting up state exchanges, and with the court's ruling, the basic premise of Obamacare has been gutted. 

"Not only are the subsidies illegal per the court's ruling, because those subsidies would not be distributed under the decision, the enforceability of both the individual and employer mandates' tax penalties—which depend on those subsidies—has been kneecapped. Meaning, should the ruling stand, the IRS will have no way of penalizing employers and millions of Americans for failing to purchase health insurance in the 36 states. 

"Should this ruling withstand scrutiny all the way through the Supreme Court, it will be the end of Obamacare in those 36 states. It will be such a mess that perhaps the only solution will be for Congress to repeal the law. The 36 state legislatures and governors that refused to implement the exchanges are to be praised—as they may have enabled the nation to dodge the Obamacare bullet." 

To view online: http://getliberty.org/obamacare-gutted-in-halbig-ruling/ 

Attachments: 

"Courts must stop Obamacare's 'taxation without representation,'" By Americans for Limited  Government President Nathan Mehrens, Nov. 25, 2013 at http://netrightdaily.com/2013/11/courts-must-stop-obamacares-taxation-without-representation/

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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.