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Jindal For President - Obama is asking Congress to fund our enemies 

Jindal for President


BATON ROUGE - Reacting to the President’s speech on the Iran Deal today Governor Jindal said:

"Today, President Obama asked members of Congress to vote for a bill which he admits will fund Iran's efforts to kill our troops, destroy Israel and destabilize the Middle East.

“It would be a relief to hear this President say what he really means for once, if the implications weren’t so frightening.

“He has finally admitted what the rest of us already knew: that the deal he has struck with Iran will give the world’s leading state sponsor of terror over $50 billion to fund its ongoing proxy wars against the United States and our allies.

“This isn’t acceptable to Israel, nor should it be acceptable to us. Members of Congress should know that if they vote for this bill, they risk being called to account for over $50 billion worth of consequences.

"Before we sign any treaty, we must demand that Iran release our hostages and lay down their arms against the U.S. and our allies."


Obama administration officials have previously admitted that money from sanctions relief may go to sponsor terrorism:

The President’s full remarks can be found here:

Relevant lines from the president’s speech are below:

OBAMA: Third, a number of critics say the deal isn't worth it, because Iran will get billions of dollars in sanctions relief.

But the notion that this will be a game-changer with all this money funneled into Iran's pernicious activities misses the reality of Iran's current situation.

Partly because of our sanctions, the Iranian government has over half a trillion dollars in urgent requirements, from funding pensions and salaries to paying for crumbling infrastructure.

Iran's leaders have raised expectations of their people, that sanctions relief will improve their lives. Even a repressive regime like Iran's cannot completely ignore those expectations, and that's why our best analysts expect the bulk of this revenue to go into spending that improves the economy and benefits the lives of the Iranian people.

Now, this is not to say that sanctions relief will provide no benefit to Iran's military. Let's stipulate that some of that money will flow to activities that we object to.

We have no illusions about the Iranian government or the significance of the Revolutionary Guard and the Quds Force. Iran supports terrorist organizations like Hezbollah. It supports proxy groups that threaten our interests and the interests of our allies, including proxy groups who killed our troops in Iraq.

They tried to destabilize our Gulf partners. But Iran has been engaged in these activities for decades. They engaged in them before sanctions and while sanctions were in place. In fact, Iran even engaged in these sanctions in the middle of the Iran-Iraq war, a war that cost them nearly a million lives and hundreds of billions of dollars. The truth is that Iran has always found a way to fund these efforts, and whatever benefit Iran may claim from sanctions relief pales in comparison to the danger it could pose with a nuclear weapon.




ALG - Ukraine aid should not be conditioned on $63 billion IMF bailout 


March 21, 2014, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Nathan Mehrens today issued the following statement demanding the U.S. Senate take up a clean U.S. House legislation to offer a $1 billion loan guarantee to Ukraine, and to strike its additional $63 billion in new quota money for the International Monetary Fund (IMF):

"There is absolutely no reason to hold up Ukraine aid, needed to support the nascent government there, so that Obama can give another $63 billion to the IMF to bail out bankrupt governments like Greece and the banks that foolishly lent them money. Russia has annexed Crimea, and is threatening Ukraine, a U.S. ally. That is more than enough cause for Congress to consider the clean House aid bill to Ukraine on its merits. Even the Washington Post editorial page has rightly stated the 'White House and Senate Democrats are more to blame for picking this fight'.

"It is time for Harry Reid to stop playing Washington, D.C. politics in the face of geopolitical threats. It is irresponsible to hold Ukraine aid hostage while that country's fate very much hangs in the balance, and it is embarrassing."

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ALG's Daily Grind - U.S. lends $35 billion through IMF foreign aid slush fund

April 30, 2013

Editorial: U.S. lends $35 billion through IMF foreign aid slush fund

Total represents more than 24 percent of the agency's $145.4 billion of outstanding loans. Well above its 17.7 percent quota, the U.S. is funding a disproportionate share of IMF loans.

Cartoon: Obama's cleaver

The White House wants to make certain you feel sequester, even if it is not necessary.

Church of Global Warming feels the heat

Seventeen straight years of climate stability will straighten even the most ardent true believers hockey stick.

UK Telegraph: Cyprus parliament to vote on savings deposit tax again

"While Cypriot finance minister Harris Georgiades last week voiced confidence that the island's fractious parliament will approve the deal, the vote is likely to put the bail-out on a knife-edge as nearly half of the 56-member house is considered likely to oppose or abstain."


Watchdog - Your tax dollars promote world’s most hated dictator

Your tax dollars help promote
world’s most hated dictators

Thanks to your generous support, the New York City-based People’s Rights Fund has been able publicize the great work of Karl Marx and dictators Kim Jong-IlHugo Chavez and Saddam Hussein.  

Don’t remember writing that check?

If you paid federal taxes after 1997, some of your money went to Tides, a San Francisco-based clearinghouse that collects and distributes about $251 million every year to hundreds of leftwing organizations.



ALG responds to Ener1 bankruptcy 

Jan. 26, 2012, Fairfax, VA—Americans for Limited Government President Bill Wilson today in a statement responded to the bankruptcy of yet another "green" energy company that had received taxpayer money, Ener1:

"As early as 2008, an investment advisory firm Citron Research had issued dire warnings about Ener1, saying the company was 'just a corporate shell company with a long history of failed businesses based on exaggerated promises', citing the company's long and shady history.  When it was proposed that the 'stimulus' be used to give $118.5 million to Ener1, Americans for Limited Government worked with media to help expose this bogus firm for what it was.  Predictably, it turns out those warnings were correct, unfortunately for taxpayers."


Citron Reports on Ener1, July 16, 2008 at

Fed money may benefit Russian-backed firm, by Jerry Seper, Washington Times, July 5, 2009 at

Obama sends stimulus aid to foreign firms, by Jerry Seper, Washington Times, Aug. 6, 2009 at

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