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Thursday
Feb132014

ALG - House punts on debt ceiling, cedes power of the purse 

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Feb. 12, 2014

House punts on debt ceiling, cedes power of the purse
Paul Ryan on December 15: "We don't want nothing out of this debt limit." Yet, that is exactly what the American people got in return for a one-year extension of borrowing authority by the House.

Political targeting of Walker supporters proves it can happen here
Conservative groups in the state of Wisconsin whose leaders have had their private homes raided by local police due to their attempts to support Gov. Scott Walker during the labor unions' failed attempt at recalling him from office.

Time to reform the Endangered Species Act
If you find oil or natural gas on your property, the value goes up. If you find an endangered species, your land becomes virtually worthless because the critter prevents productive use.

Washington Examiner: Google endorses NSA surveillance-reform bill
Rep. Justin Amash: "The biggest names in tech are getting behind the Freedom Act because it is the only legislation that protects Americans' privacy from unconstitutional government surveillance. Momentum is on our side, and I have no doubt that the Freedom Act would pass today if it were brought to the floor for a vote."

Wednesday
Feb122014

ALG's Daily Grind - It is time to use debt ceiling to stop Obama IRS abuse

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Feb. 11, 2014

It is time to use debt ceiling to stop Obama IRS abuse
Without the debt ceiling, House Republicans will be able to do nothing about pending IRS rules that are designed to eliminate tea party groups, while leaving Big Labor, trade associations, and groups like the Rockefeller Foundation unscathed. 

Cartoon: Heartfelt
CBO report: Obamacare takes aim at Americans' work ethic.

Infographic: North America sits on enormous natural gas reserves
This infographic from the Unconventional Oil & Gas Center highlights the growth of the natural gas sector of the last several years as well as potential for greatly expanded production in the future.

Woodhill: Unemployment data brutalize Krugman and Keynes
After long-term unemployment benefits after 27 weeks were allowed by Congress to lapse, "The total number of full-time-equivalent (FTE) jobs shot up by 678,000, for the biggest one-month gain since April 2000. The number of long-term unemployed (27 weeks or more) declined by 232,000, or 6 percent5, in a single month."

Wednesday
Feb122014

ALG - GOP's debt ceiling play a waste of the power of the purse 

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Feb. 11, 2014, Fairfax, VA.—Americans for Limited Government President Nathan Mehrens today issued the following statement urging the House of Representatives to reconsider their debt ceiling strategy to include restrictions on the IRS targeting of the tea party and other 501(c)(4) organizations:

"House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan made a huge error in agreeing to cut military pension benefits for the nation's veterans as a part of the much ballyhooed Ryan-Murray budget deal. Now, Speaker Boehner is desperately trying to pull Chairman Ryan's political bacon out of the fire by attaching a military pension fix to the upcoming debt ceiling increase, the last piece of must-pass legislation in this session of Congress.

"While Speaker Boehner's cronies claim that there are not enough House Republican votes to use the debt ceiling to rein in the IRS targeting of conservative groups, he somehow is mustering forces to save Chairman Ryan from future political annihilation by restoring veterans' pensions. It would be nice if Speaker Boehner had the same concern for the thousands of conservative allies who have been targeted and abused by President Obama's weaponized IRS.

"It's time for the House to use its power of the purse to both restore the rightfully earned military pensions and end the IRS abuse of power. Anything less is a dereliction of members' constitutional duty."

To view online: http://getliberty.org/gops-debt-ceiling-play-a-waste-of-the-power-of-the-purse/

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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
Feb122014

Innis For Congress - Statement On Tonight's Debt Ceiling Vote

Manchester, NH - Dan Innis, Republican candidate for Congress in NH-CD1, released the following statement on the tonight's debt ceiling vote in the US House of Representatives.


"A debt default would trigger a financial crisis that would do immediate harm to our economy and negatively impact the lives of all Americans. Failing to raise the debt ceiling does nothing to address the two underlying big problems that Washington currently faces - a failure to cut spending responsibly and a failure of Presidential leadership. 


I am running for Congress to bring common sense New Hampshire values to Washington. I have outlined a specific plan to reform the federal budget process that stops us lurching from one self-inflicted financial crisis to the next by cutting spending and requiring the Secretary of the Treasury to pay interest on the debt first."


Dan's specific plan to reform the federal budget process may be found by clicking here http://bit.ly/1e7dqOD

Wednesday
Feb122014

ALG - Clean debt ceiling vote fails to rein in IRS 

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Feb. 11, 2014, Fairfax, VA.—Americans for Limited Government President Nathan Mehrens today issued the following statement responding to a planned vote in the House on a clean debt ceiling this week:

"House Republicans' decision to vote on a clean debt ceiling in order to win Democrat votes for passage was somewhat predictable, but it is a shame that they couldn't find common ground among themselves around a desire to stop President Obama's IRS abuse of power. This is a win for Sen. Harry Reid and the Obama administration.

"The debt ceiling is the last piece of must-pass legislation during this session of Congress, and is the last opportunity for members to deal with IRS targeting before new regulations restricting 501(c)(4)s go into effect. While regular legislative efforts are expected in the House on this important issue, there is no chance that they will become law. We are profoundly disappointed by this failure to rein in IRS abuses."

To view online: http://getliberty.org/clean-debt-ceiling-vote-fails-to-rein-in-irs/

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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.