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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.

 

Thursday
Mar202014

ALG's Daily Grind - Professor calls for jailing climate opponents, ushering a new age of 'tolerance'

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March 19, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds and cartoons granted.

Professor calls for jailing climate opponents, ushering a new age of 'tolerance'
Rochester Institute of Technology philosophy professor Lawrence Torcello: "We have good reason to consider the funding of climate denial to be criminally and morally negligent."

Cartoon: Sinking feeling
Will Obama popularity take Democrats down with him in 2014?

Three hours of water boarding
Marita Noon gets invited to the Daily Show to talk about fracking and pizza. No joke.

Washington Post: Aid to Ukraine tangled up as Obama demands $63 billion for IMF
"Obama and his allies in the Democratic-majority Senate opportunistically linked legislation authorizing a $1 billion loan guarantee (and sanctions on Russia) to the separate, long-standing administration goal of overhauling the funding and governance of the International Monetary Fund, which Republicans in the House oppose. As a result, aid that should be moving urgently to Ukraine is bogged down."

Friday
Oct252013

ALG's Daily Grind - Obama owes America an apology

Oct. 24, 2013

Obama owes America an apology

White House press secretary promises that if people remain unable to access health insurance under Obamacare through Healthcare.gov they "will not be penalized" under the individual mandate.

Cartoon: Nailed it!

The Obamacare rollout is going exactly as planned.

U.S. lends $35.6 billion through IMF foreign aid slush fund

U.S. lending to foreign governments through the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has reached $35.6 billion, representing more than 25 percent of the agency's $141.8 billion of outstanding loans. Well above its 17.7 percent quota, the U.S. is funding more than its share of IMF loans.

Palin: Congress has America caught up in 'endless extortion scheme'

"Washington has morphed into an extortion racket, a place where members of the permanent political class threaten to inflict legislative and regulatory pain to extract campaign donations that they can then siphon into the pockets of themselves and their family members."