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CEI Today: Bailouts, pepper spraying drones, NLRB joint employer ruling, and more 

Monday, August 31, 2015
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Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the two government-sponsored enterprises that many observers—from American Enterprise Institute scholar Peter Wallison to New York Times business columnist Gretchen Morgenson—say were the proximate cause of the crisis still face no requirement for any type of capital cushion. > Read more



Did North Dakota Just Authorize Pepper-Spraying Police Drones?

I certainly don’t want the police to have armed [drones]—whether they be deployed with lethal or non-lethal weapons—and requiring warrants is a good first step. But based on a reading of the statute in question, it does not appear to do what Glawe and others claims it does. > Read more

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Coordination between Governors, White House, and Tom Steyer

E-mails obtained through Washington State’s freedom of information law reveal a behind-the-scenes campaign to use governors’ and state attorneys general offices, green pressure groups, and renewable energy companies “to advance President Obama’s climate change regulatory and treaty agenda,” according to a new report by attorney Christopher Horner prepared for the Energy and Environment Legal Institute. > Read more

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NLRB Ruling in Joint Employer Cases Will Have Devastating Economic Impact

Yet another decision by unelected regulators, this time at the National Labor Relations Board, will have a devastating impact on American employers and employees. > Read more

> Related: Federal Labor Agencies Attack Workers and the Economy


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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.