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Saturday
Jun072014

ALG - Jobs data, weak growth send mixed signals 

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June 6, 2014, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Nathan Mehrens today issued the following statement on the latest jobs numbers:

 

"Today's jobs report remains out of sync with the overall economic situation.  While the reported numbers would indicate lackluster economic growth, even this level of job growth is incongruent with the 1 percent drop in the GDP our economy experienced in the first quarter."

 

To view online: http://getliberty.org/jobs-data-weak-growth-send-mixed-signals/

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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
Jun072014

ALG - Gosar amendment to defund HUD racial zoning rule in appropriations vote 

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June 6, 2014, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Nathan Mehrens today issued the following statement in favor of an amendment to the Transportation and HUD appropriations bill Rep. Paul Gosar plans to offer (R-Ariz.) defunding implementation of the "Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing" rule, which in October will empower the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to condition eligibility for community development block grants on redrawing zoning maps to achieve racial and income integration: 

"We call on every member of the House to support Rep. Gosar's amendment to defund HUD's scheme to redraw zoning maps in any locality that accepts any part of the $3.5 billion a year in community development block grants from the federal government. The utopian goal of creating evenly distributed neighborhoods based on racial composition and income is bad policy, and it is unconstitutional. 

"HUD has no place in local zoning decisions. Under federalism, that is left up to states, counties and municipalities to determine for themselves. At a time when the Supreme Court is roundly rejecting racial quotas as unconstitutional, there is no place for wasting taxpayer dollars on social engineering that will never withstand judicial scrutiny. 

"Housing discrimination based on race has been illegal since the 1960s, and people should be allowed to choose for themselves where they live without D.C. bureaucrats nationalizing zoning decisions for political reasons. 

"Rep. Gosar deserves the thanks of all Americans for his courage in taking on this backdoor attempt to federalize our most basic living decisions. Americans for Limited Government strongly supports Gosar's amendment to defund racial quotas in local zoning decisions." 

To view online: http://getliberty.org/gosar-amendment-to-defund-hud-racial-zoning-rule-in-appropriations-vote/ 

Attachments: 

Draft Amendment to Transportation and HUD appropriations bill, Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.), June 6, 2014 at http://getliberty.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/GOSAR_133_xml.pdf 

"Racial quotas for local zoning decisions?" By Robert Romano, June 6, 2014 at http://netrightdaily.com/2014/06/racial-quotas-local-zoning-decisions/ 

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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
Jun072014

ALG - Urge House to defund Obama's racial housing quotas!

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Dear Liberty Activist,

Click here to urge the House to defund HUD's racial zoning rule!

In October, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is set to finalize a rulemaking to condition eligibility for community development block grants on redrawing zoning maps to achieve racial and income integration.

In 2012, HUD dispersed about $3.8 billion of these grants to almost 1,200 municipalities. These range from the rather small — Nashua, N.H. received $583,000 that year. To the rather large — New York City received $210.9 million of the grants.

Under the new rule, HUD will empower itself to nationalize local zoning decisions in every single one of these localities in an attempt to create evenly distributed neighborhoods based on racial composition and income.

It violates the constitutional balance of powers between the federal, state, and local governments. The federal government has zero role, constitutionally, in local zoning decisions. That is a matter for county and municipal boards.

Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) plans to submit an amendment that would defund HUD's scheme to allow the Obama administration to control local zoning rules.

You know what to do! Let's get on Rally Congress and send a letter to your local Representative urging him or her to defund HUD's attempt to implement this dangerous regulation.

The vote will be on Monday, so act now before it's too late!

And keep fighting!

For Liberty,


Robert Romano
Senior Editor
Americans for Limited Government

 

Friday
Jun062014

ALG - Time to defund HUD racial zoning rule in appropriations vote 

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June 5, 2014, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Nathan Mehrens today issued the following statement urging the House of Representatives to defund implementation of the "Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing" rule that will empower the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to condition eligibility for community development block grants on redrawing zoning maps to achieve racial and income integration: 

"Starting in October, HUD is empowering itself to redraw zoning maps in any locality that accepts $3.5 billion a year in community development block grants from the federal government in an attempt to create evenly distributed neighborhoods based on racial composition and income. This is a utopian pipe dream, and social engineering at its worst. 

"Neighborhoods are constituted not based on racial quotas, but on economics. Housing discrimination based on race has been illegal for decades. There is no discrimination in people choosing for themselves where they want to live, and yet that is exactly what HUD is seeking to regulate. 

"HUD has no place in local zoning decisions, and it is up to the House of Representatives to defund this dangerous rulemaking through a rider to the Transportation and HUD appropriations bill coming up next week before the regulation's projected October implementation." 

To view online: http://getliberty.org/time-to-defund-hud-racial-zoning-rule-in-appropriations-vote/

 

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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.

Tuesday
Jun032014

ALG - New EPA regs will crush economy 

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June 2, 2014, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Nathan Mehrens today issued the following statement objecting to new EPA power plant regulations

"Last week's announcement that the economy had cratered in the first quarter of 2014 with a 1 percent decline in the Gross Domestic Product should have forced President Obama to reconsider his devastating new anti-electricity generation regulations. 

"This past month's jobs report that showed that nearly one in six men ages 25-54 are not working in America, should have forced President Obama to reconsider. 

"The past seventeen years where there has been zero global warming recorded, should have forced the President to reconsider. 

"Now that the President has chosen to ignore science, workers and our nation's overall economic health, it is reasonable to assume that he never cared about any of these things.  Instead, President Obama is looking for a legacy funded by billionaire environmentalist dilettantes who can erect a statue in his name in spite of a presidency that has driven a spike through the hope of a better future for the middle class. 

"Barack Obama's 645 page assault on the ability of our nation to generate enough electricity to keep the lights on in our cities in the future, is nothing less than an economic suicide pact that must be stopped by Congress using any means necessary." 

To view online: http://getliberty.org/new-epa-regs-will-crush-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.