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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

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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

Interview Availability: Please contact Rebekah Rast at (703) 383-0880 or at to arrange an interview with ALG President Bill Wilson.


Gov. Rick Perry on Obama Administration's Use of Gay Rights to Make Foreign Aid Decisions

AUSTIN - Gov. Rick Perry today issued the following statement:

"Just when you thought Barack Obama couldn't get any more out of touch with America's values, AP reports his administration wants to make foreign aid decisions based on gay rights.

"This administration's war on traditional American values must stop.

"I have proposed a foreign aid budget that starts at zero. From that zero baseline, we will consider aid requests based solely on America's national security interests. Promoting special rights for gays in foreign countries is not in America's interests and not worth a dime of taxpayers' money.

"But there is a troubling trend here beyond the national security nonsense inherent in this silly idea. This is just the most recent example of an administration at war with people of faith in this country. Investing tax dollars promoting a lifestyle many Americas of faith find so deeply objectionable is wrong.

"President Obama has again mistaken America's tolerance for different lifestyles with an endorsement of those lifestyles. I will not make that mistake."