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Tuesday
May262015

AFP - If the government bought your BBQ... 

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Federal government budget per day = $10.4 billion.
Number of people living in America = 318.9 million.

We know the federal government spends way too much. So, what would it look like if they spent just one day's budget and bought every American's Memorial Day BBQ? How much food would you have to cram in to cover just your share of the government's spending?

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To recap, that means you can afford to eat 4 hamburgers, 22 hotdogs, 11 drumsticks, 3 ears of corn, over 14 pounds of side items, and over 4 liters of beverages all on just your share of the federal government's one-day budget!

We don't need bigger pants in Washington, we need to tighten belts! This Memorial Day, tell the federal government to cut back on the pork!


STOP-GOV-WASTE
Thursday
Mar262015

US Rep Guinta statement on passage of FY16 budget 

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WASHINGTON. D.C. – Congressman Frank Guinta released the following statement today following the passage of a budget for Fiscal Year 2016:

 

“Today, the House acted to pass a responsible, common-sense spending blueprint that addresses the drivers of our $18 trillion debt.  This budget balances in less than 10 years, provides for a strong national defense, and restores the more than $700 billion cuts from Medicare while strengthening this vital program for our seniors.  For far too long, Washington has maintained a ‘spend first, pay later’ attitude.  Granite Staters deserve better.  You deserve an efficient and accountable government that spends your taxpayer dollars wisely.  A balanced budget means a healthier economy; and, I look forward to working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to rein in our debt and deficit while growing our economy for all Americans.”

 

Thursday
Mar192015

CEI Today: GOP budget, Obama & global warming, union ambush election rule, and more 

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
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GOP BUDGET - WAYNE CREWS

Forbes: House Republicans Release Balanced Budget Proposal


House Republicans released their “Balanced Budget for a Stronger America” fiscal year 2016 budget proposal today. It seeks to balance the budget in 10 years without new taxes, and to repeal Obamacare besides.

I want to see these cuts and more, but remain concerned that Congress will bog down deeply in a balanced budget fight that won’t pass while simultaneously making a show over spending more on defense than the president. 
> Read more

> Interview Wayne Crews


 

OBAMA & GLOBAL WARMING - WILLIAM YEATMAN

The President doesn’t give a hoot about global warming, aside from its legacy-building potential or value in terms of partisan positioning. 
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> Interview William Yeatman
 


UNION AMBUSH ELECTION RULE - ALOYSIUS HOGAN

 

The Congressional Review Act Resolution of Disapproval
to Cancel the National Labor Relations Board’s “Ambush Elections” Rule
 
CEI will score the upcoming House vote on S. J. Res. 8, a Congressional Review Act Resolution of Disapproval to void the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) “ambush elections” rule, which threatens American workers’ freedom of association and privacy. CEI supports the resolution.  

> Interview Aloysius Hogan

 
 




MARCH 28, 2015

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Thursday
Mar192015

CEI Today: Sunshine Week, GOP budget, union ambush election rule, and more 

Thursday, March 19, 2015
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GOP BUDGET - WAYNE CREWS

The Republican Budget and Middle Class Economics


Rolling back government is part of the Republicans’ approach, and it is the genuine middle-class economics. But their primary emphasis should be on rolling back over-regulation so the economy can recover. That indirectly helps reduce deficits. 
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> Interview Wayne Crews


 

OBAMA TRANSPARENCY - MARLO LEWIS

AP Analysis: Obama Administration Sets Record for Flouting Freedom of Information Act


Although President Obama describes his administration as “the most transparent in history,” a new analysis by the Associated Press (AP) finds that, “The Obama administration set a record again for censoring government files or outright denying access to them last year under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act.” > Read more

 

> Interview Marlo Lewis
 

UNSCIENTIFIC DECISIONS - ANGELA LOGOMASINI

 

CPSC's Scientific Shenanigans on Phthalates
 

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) developed a proposed rule related to a class of chemicals called phthalates. 
 
Designed to make plastics soft and pliable, these chemicals have many valuable uses for making a wide range of products from blood bags, to rain boots and swimming pool liners as well as children’s toys, which are the subject of this regulation. Safely used for decades, activists and regulators are poised to essentially throw away these valuable technologies based largely on junk science. > Read more

> Interview Angela Logomasini
 


UNION AMBUSH ELECTION RULE - ALOYSIUS HOGAN

 

The Congressional Review Act Resolution of Disapproval
to Cancel the National Labor Relations Board’s “Ambush Elections” Rule
 
CEI will score the House vote on S. J. Res. 8, a Congressional Review Act Resolution of Disapproval to void the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) “ambush elections” rule, which threatens American workers’ freedom of association and privacy. CEI supports the resolution.  

> Interview Aloysius Hogan

 
 




MARCH 28, 2015

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Thursday
Feb052015

AFP - The groundhog budget 

Haven't we seen this before? President Obama's "new" budget proposal looks an awful lot like the same big-spending policies we've struggled under for the past six years.

Like a bad version of Groundhog Day, if the President wants to propose serious solutions to our economic slump, he needs to do more than offer the same failed ideas time and again.


Tell President Obama: "No more failed policies!"

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The Obama economy has been defined by massive debt, stagnant wages, the largest wealth-gap in history, and the slowest recovery since the Great Depression. Since 2007, the median household income has dropped 8%, the labor participation rate is the lowest in a generation, and only a quarter of Americans say they are "better off" financially. The truth is, Obama's budget would only make things worse.

Over the next ten years, the Obama budget would increase spending by 65 percent ($2.4 trillion), hike taxes by $2.1 trillion, and grow the debt to  $26.3 trillion. The American people roundly rejected big-government policies last November. We can't afford to be stuck in his Groundhog Day of bad budgeting any longer.

 


Tell President Obama: We Can't Afford Wasteful Government Spending!

Thank you!

Brent Gardner
Vice President of Government Affairs
Americans for Prosperity