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Thursday
Jul092015

DNC - Jeb Bush today in NH: Americans "need to work longer hours" 

“You read that right. Jeb Bush, who wants to be president of the United States, thinks that to move our economy forward Americans ‘need to work longer hours.’ It is easily one of the most out-of-touch comments we’ve heard so far this cycle. Jeb Bush would not fight for the middle class as president. He would do what he’s always done – put himself and people like him over everyday Americans. Bet hardworking Americans are going to have something to say about this.” – DNC National Press Secretary Holly Shulman

 

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Jeb Bush: “My aspiration for the country and I believe we can achieve it is 4% growth as far as the eye can see. Which means we have to be a lot more productive. Workforce participation has to rise from its all-time modern lows. Means that people need to work longer hours and through their productivity gain more income for their families.”

 

 

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Friday
Jun262015

NHDP - Texas Governor Abbott Takes Break From Focusing On U.S. Military Takeover Of Texas To Embarrass Himself On The Economy

New Hampshire Republicans Play Into Texas Governors’ Stunt, Reinforcing That They Put Politics Ahead Of NH’s Families, Businesses, And Economy
 
Concord, N.H. – Texas Governor Greg Abbott took a break today from focusing on his concerns about the impending U.S. military takeover of Texas to embarrass himself in another way, issuing a stunt press release bragging about the Texas economy that’s built on high oil prices and the backs of low-wage workers with few benefits.
 
But according to the Tax Foundation’s 2015 state business tax climate index, New Hampshire (#7) ranked better than Texas (#10). New Hampshire’s unemployment rate (3.8%) is fifth lowest in the country, while Texas’s unemployment rate (4.3%) doesn’t crack the top ten.
 
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) also ranked New Hampshire the best state to live and the best state to earn a living, while Texas ranked 39th and 25th respectively.
 
New Hampshire Republicans, including Speaker Shawn Jasper and Senate Majority Leader Jeb Bradley, even played into the Texas Governor’s misinformed stunt at the expense of New Hampshire.
 
“The only thing more embarrassing than Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s misinformed stunt is that New Hampshire Republicans played right along, reinforcing that they put politics ahead of New Hampshire’s families, businesses, and economy,” said New Hampshire Democratic Party Chair Ray Buckley. “From our quality of life, to our business tax climate, to our unemployment rate, to our successful Medicaid expansion program and passage of marriage equality, Greg Abbott’s Texas could stand to take a few pointers from the Granite State.”   
 
“Governor Hassan is standing strong for fiscal responsibility and the long-term economic priorities that will keep New Hampshire one of the best states in the country to live, work and raise a family,” added Buckley
Saturday
Apr042015

ALG - Economy slows as labor force contracts-again  

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April 3, 2015, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement responding to the latest economic and jobs numbers:

 

"This week's double whammy of bad economic news with the Atlanta Fed's first quarter growth estimate down to 0 percent and the abysmal jobs report showing only 34,000 more people are working while 277,000 left the labor force effectively puts the breaks on recovery talk. The real question, seven years after the financial crisis, is whether we have begun a slide into a new recession. The malaise that engulfs our labor force has not been seen since the participation rate was 62.7 percent in February 1978, 37 years ago."

 

To view online here: http://getliberty.org/economy-slows-as-labor-force-contracts-again/

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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
Jan102015

Daily Signal - How Low Gas Prices Affect the Economy 

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Jan. 9, 2015

Morning Bell

How Low Gas Prices Affect the Economy

Low prices at the pump are good for consumers, but are they causing other harm?

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Atlanta Fire Chief Fired for Expressing Christian Beliefs

Daily Policy Focus: Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran was fired by the city's mayor. Why? Cochran wrote a book expressing his biblical understanding of sexual morality.

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House GOP Plots Attack on Obama's Immigration Actions

Fulfilling the party's promise to confront Obama on his unilateral actions, Republicans plan to act on legislation as early as next week.

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Saturday
Oct112014

ALG's Daily Grind - How Democrats lost the economy 

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Oct. 10, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds granted.

How Democrats lost the economy
The 2008 collapse swept Democrats into power, yet now, in poll after poll, Republicans are more trusted on the economy than Democrats. How could this happen? 

No place for workplace intimidation
Intimidation is an ugly word. Yet that is exactly what the United Auto Workers union is doing in General Motors plants in right to work states Kansas and Tennessee. 

The Hill: Dems call for Obama to ban flights from Ebola countries
Lawmakers: "[The WHO] has no duty to protect the lives and well-being of Americans, as you do. Furthermore, it has utterly failed to stem the epidemic through its own action. The responsibility for this decision is yours, not theirs."

  

Oct. 10, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds granted.

How Democrats lost the economy
The 2008 collapse swept Democrats into power, yet now, in poll after poll, Republicans are more trusted on the economy than Democrats. How could this happen?

No place for workplace intimidation
Intimidation is an ugly word. Yet that is exactly what the United Auto Workers union is doing in General Motors plants in right to work states Kansas and Tennessee.

The Hill: Dems call for Obama to ban flights from Ebola countries
Lawmakers: "[The WHO] has no duty to protect the lives and well-being of Americans, as you do. Furthermore, it has utterly failed to stem the epidemic through its own action. The responsibility for this decision is yours, not theirs."