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


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."

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ALG's Daily Grind - Obama wants to bet $130 billion on bailing out Europe

March 14, 2013

Obama wants to bet $130 billion on bailing out Europe

The euro cannot be saved. It's time for taxpayers to get out while the getting's good.

Rumored Obama Labor nominee has a truth problem

Perez knowingly lied to the U.S. Civil Rights Commission when he insisted under questioning that political appointees were not involved in overturning the decision to not to prosecute two New Black Panther Party leaders who were caught on camera threatening voters at a Philadelphia polling place.

Boehner: GOP a 'minority party'

Speaker of the House majority talks down debt ceiling, spending prioritization, and continuing resolution options to balance budget and repeal Obamacare.


ALG's Daily Grind - The Fed's coming state and muni bond bailout?

Oct. 26, 2012

The Fed's coming state and muni bond bailout?

States already got a $344.7 billion bailout from Obama. Will the central bank double down and buy hundreds of billions of muni debt?

Horses and Bayonets

Sometimes rhetoric and records don't match up.

Perverse environmentalist oil sands ethics

It's time to apply the same legal, ethical and credibility standards to anti-oil sands outfits that they insist on applying to the corporations they denounce.

Staley: Did Economists Doom Obama's Presidency?

"The fact that the economy is still struggling with legions of discouraged and underemployed workers after the federal anti-recession efforts started should humble policymakers and professional economists."


ALG's Daily Grind - Could European bailouts cost Democrats the Senate? 

Oct. 11, 2012

Could European bailouts cost Democrats the Senate?

U.S. taxpayers are forced to spend billions to save Europe. But will there now be political fallout in November?

Video: Our Preview Of The Lies You Will Hear At The VP Debate

Obama/Biden have a number of whoppers in store for the debates to come. Here now is a look at what Representative Ryan will hear in his sparring session with Vice President Biden.

Green energy out of gas?

What have the American people gotten from Obama's $90 billion "investment" in green energy?

A fraudulent narrative

How will taxing the rich balance the budget when Obama's tax increases will generate only $68 billion a year? With $1.2 trillion deficits each of the last three years, this additional revenue will reduce the deficit by just 6 percent. 


CEI Today: TSA body scanners, Obama bailouts & jobs failures, and new global warming data 


TSA flouts the law on body scanners


For more than five years, the Transportation Security Administration has been deploying full-body imaging scanners in our nation’s airports. About 700 scanners have been deployed in nearly 190 airports nationwide.

While the agency keeps installing these devices, there are real doubts whether these are actually making anybody safer. Yet because TSA failed to solicit public comments about the scanners — in violation of federal law — the agency is flying blind. >Read the full commentary on

>Interview Marc Scribner


National Review: Auto-Bailout Casualties -
The Obama administration insisted on closing too many dealerships.

In the Obama auto bailouts, jobs were not all created equal. The administration moved heaven and earth to save the jobs and generous benefits of General Motors and Chrysler workers who belonged to the United Auto Workers, ripping up the contracts of bondholders and secured creditors to give the UAW an enlarged stake in the new companies.


But non-UAW workers affected by the bankruptcies were not so lucky. At a former GM subsidiary, Delphi, which manufactures automotive parts, 28,000 UAW workers were paid full pension benefits that GM had promised, but 41,000 other workers were not.  > Read the full commentary on

>Interview John Berlau or Mark Beatty


The Washington Times: Obama’s jobs council a total flop, Anti-poverty programs are actually anti-prosperity

When President Obama's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness last gathered in January, he boasted, “This has not been a show council. This has been a work council. I have been tracking implementation of [the council‘s] recommendations. And we’ve seen substantial progress across the board.”

Substantial progress? Six months after that meeting, unemployment remains stuck at 8.2 percent. The reality is even worse than this number suggests: Labor Department statistics only count those who have actively sought work in the preceding four weeks.

  > View the full commentary at

>Interview Matt Patterson



Earlier this week, the Senate Environment & Public Works Committee held a hearing entitled “Update on the Latest Climate Change Science and Adaptation Measures.” Testimony by Dr. John Christy of the University of Alabama Huntsville is too valuable not to share with the folks who visit this site.


Christy emphasizes that he is not using these data to prove that U.S. weather is becoming less extreme or colder. Rather, his point is that “extreme events are poor metrics to use for detecting climate change.” >Read the full commentary on


>Interview Marlo Lewis



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