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Tuesday
Jul082014

ALG's Daily Grind - Obamacare's part time economy 

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July 7, 2014

Obamacare's part time economy
The unemployment rate headlines were joyous and Wall Street took off.  The Labor Department's Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that June's unemployment rate was down to 6.1 percent.  But what did the numbers mean, after you looked beneath the headline?

OPEC for the Internet
Why is the U.S. government ceding its own property and creating a private, global monopoly over all Internet domain names?

Elitist activism: The Washington Redskins and the arrogance of Capitol Hill
Washington Times FOIA request reveals not a single person filed a complaint or negative comment about the Redskins team name to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office before the government agency's ruling.

Armstrong: Expropriation Is Back - Is Christine Lagarde The Most Dangerous Woman In The World?
"A new IMF paper is described in great detail exactly how to now allow the private sector, which has invested in government bonds,  to be expropriated to pay for the national debts of the socialist governments."

Wednesday
Jun112014

ALG's Daily Grind - Is college still worth it? 

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June 10, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds granted.

Is college still worth it?
The Senate debates expanding student loan program as loans artificially drive up tuition, leaving fewer choices for our children down the road.

Cartoon: Taliban fans
Taliban applauds prisoner swap.

IMF playing with fire on errant austerity claims
"Playing with fire," is how the International Monetary Fund's chief economist, Oliver Blanchard characterized the United Kingdom's budget cutting policies a year ago.  Today, the UK has the most robust economic growth of any of the G7 economies at 2.9 percent this year.

Limbaugh: The Obamacare nightmare continues amid other scandals
"[A]t least 4 million of the 8 million total Obamacare sign-ups contain flawed applications, according to a report by House Republicans… based on a chart prepared by federal Obamacare contractor Serco that shows more than 4 million application discrepancies as of May 27."

Tuesday
Apr012014

ALG's Daily Grind - Unions coming to college football?

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March 31, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds granted.

Unions coming to college football?
If the Northwestern University football players had realized what they were litigating for, one suspects they just might wish they could get an instant replay reversal of the decision.

Has the time come for worldwide sugar subsidies to end?
A unique opportunity has emerged as Australia, Colombia, Brazil, Paraguay, Thailand, Canada, El Salvador, the European Union and the United States all complain to the WTO about massive sugar subsidies in India that threaten the world sugar market. Why not just end them all?

New Virginia law protects farmers from meddling local officials
Fauquier County officials forced family farmer Martha Boneta to cease selling produce from her own 64-acre farm, and so she took action and had Commonwealth law changed.

New York Sun: Lagarde's Waterloo
"The failure [on March 25] in the Senate the so-called "reform" of the International Monetary Fund is an encouraging moment. Senator Reid had tried to tie the scheme, a lunge for money, to the Ukraine rescue, but then retreated, saying the IMF part of it would not have been able to pass the House."

Wednesday
Mar262014

ALG - $63 billion IMF bailout stripped out of Ukraine aid bill

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March 25, 2014, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Nathan Mehrens today issued the following statement praising Senate Republicans for stripping an additional $63 billion in new quota money for the International Monetary Fund (IMF) from a bill to offer a $1 billion loan guarantee to Ukraine:

"There never was a good reason to hold up the Ukraine aid legislation in order to give another $63 billion to the IMF to bail out banks that foolishly lent money to bankrupt European governments. Senate Republicans are to be praised for insisting to Harry Reid that it be removed. It should have never been included in the first place.

"In the face of Russia's threats against Ukraine, it always was irresponsible to hold these loans hostage in order to achieve unrelated funding for the IMF, as if U.S. credibility abroad was something to be bargained with."

To view online: http://getliberty.org/63-billion-imf-bailout-stripped-out-of-ukraine-aid-bill/

 

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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
Mar222014

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

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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."

To view online: http://getliberty.org/ukraine-aid-should-not-be-conditioned-on-63-billion-imf-bailout/

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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.