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Saturday
May162015

AFP - An easy fix... 

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When we launched Reform America 2015, we set out an achievable agenda for lawmakers in Congress. It's full of changes they can make immediately to get government out of the way and improve lives.

Then we vowed to keep the pressure on every politician, from House to Senate, from newly-elected to veteran, from Democrat to Republican. Now, thanks to your efforts, we've had some great achievements!

As part of a monthly update, we will keep you informed about meaningful steps taken to advance these key legislative goals. Take a look at the progress below:

 



The medical device tax should be an easy fix for Congress. The U.S. is the only country on earth that imposes a tax on the sale of medical devices like insulin pumps and heart valves. As a result, these astoundingly high tax rates cripple medical innovation and increase the cost of life-saving devices.

The medical-device tax threatens thousands of jobs, disproportionally harms small businesses, and should be repealed.
Please join AFP in urging your representatives in Washington to repeal the medical device tax. Click on the "!" buttons above to demand action!
Thank you, and let's keep reforming America!

Brent Gardner
Vice President of Government Affairs
Americans for Prosperity

 
 
 
 
 
Thursday
Feb262015

ALG - FCC skips Congress, approves Net regs 

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Feb. 26, 2015, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement on the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) 3-2 vote in favor of new so-called "net neutrality" regulations (partial transcript of meeting enclosed):

 

"The FCC has voted to do that which Congress has denied — and that's essentially to rewrite the 1934 Communications Act to treat broadband Internet as a utility under Title II. Whatever the merits of 'net neutrality,' the fact is that this entire process has been designed to avert the traditional, constitutional lawmaking process. It also creates much regulatory uncertainty, since broadband was previously treated as exempt 'information services' providers by the FCC in 2002. This is a dysfunctional regulatory precedent where an agency can simply change its interpretation of law depending on the partisan composition of the board. That is not the rule of law, it is rule by executive decree. Why even have a Congress? 

"This new rule, when it is finally published, as anyone familiar with public utilities knows, will guarantee higher rates, less competition, and a regulatory burden that stifles innovation. It is nothing more than authoritarian overreach, an extra-legal assault on our system of government.  The Obama regime continues its track record of disregard and disdain for precedent, the Constitution and simple fairness."

 

To view online: http://getliberty.org/fcc-skips-congress-approves-net-regs/

 

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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
Nov212014

ALG's Daily Grind - The Limp Duck Congress? 

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Nov. 21, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds and cartoons granted.

The Limp Duck Congress?
Remember the good ole days of late October, 2014? Those were the days when House Republicans were rallying the troops in opposition to Executive Amnesty promising if only they were elected they could save the Constitution from a Barack Obama intent on ripping it to shreds. Now, less than three weeks after their historic election, the House leaders have another message… Never mind.

Obama's "Free Bird" Session
President Obama's lame duck free bird session officially begins when Republicans take control of both Congressional chambers in December, and he isn't wasting any time to force his no-consequences agenda on the American public who voted against it barely two weeks ago.

How the Fed Got Huge
Before he became chair of the Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke agreed with the free market economist Milton Friedman that central bank policy played a key role in making the Great Depression the most severe in U.S. history.

Friday
Nov142014

ALG urges House approval of Keystone XL pipeline 

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Nov. 13, 2014, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Nathan Mehrens today issued the following statement urging passage of H.R. 5682 offered by Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) that would permit "TransCanada Keystone Pipeline, L.P. [to] construct, connect, operate, and maintain the pipeline and cross-border facilities" of the Keystone XL pipeline:

 

"The House led by Rep. Bill Cassidy is to be praised for taking the lead on finally approving the Keystone XL pipeline. Americans for Limited Government urges every member to support this common sense legislation and get it moving to the Senate.

 

"Everything we ever needed to know about the Obama administration has been learned in its obstruction of the Keystone XL pipeline. Why hasn't it been approved by the Obama State Department? Not because there is anything exceptional about this pipeline. There already is another Keystone pipeline from Alberta  operated by TransCanada that already delivers about 590,000 barrels of oil a day. The new pipeline would simply add another 500,000 barrels a day to the mix.

 

"This is just one more example of executive branch discretion run amuck. Where Obama's allegiance to green ideology trumps all considerations of policy that will help lead to North American energy independence. Obama is acting in somebody's interest, it's just not the American people's."

 

To view online: http://getliberty.org/alg-urges-house-approval-of-keystone-xl-pipeline/

 

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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
Nov132014

ALG's Daily Grind - Obama skips Congress on 'net neutrality' 

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Nov. 12, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds and cartoons granted.

Obama skips Congress on 'net neutrality'
Obama: "The Federal Communications Commission is an independent agency, and ultimately this decision is theirs alone."  

Cartoon: Remission
The 2014 test results are in for Uncle Sam.

Advice for the newly elected
Write down the three reasons why you ran for Congress on a card, laminate it and put it on your bathroom mirror.

Video: Ted Cruz declares the 'era of Obama lawlessness is over'
In the following featured video from our friends at the Conservative Firing Line, Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) declares that the era of Obama lawlessness is over.