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Wednesday
Mar262014

ALG's Daily Grind - Bill Clinton questions international takeover of Internet 

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March 26, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds granted.

Bill Clinton and Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales question international takeover of Internet
Clinton: "A lot of the people who've been trying to take this authority from the United States wanted to do it for the sole purpose of cracking down on Internet freedom and limiting it."

Learning from extremists' tactics, job creators file a lawsuit against the federal government
On March 17, Oklahoma and the Domestic Energy Producers Alliance (DEPA filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of the Interior and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) alleging the agency "engaged in 'sue and settle' tactics when the agency agreed to settle a lawsuit with a national environmental group over the [Endangered Species Act] listing status of several animal species, including the Lesser Prairie Chicken."

Techdirt.com: Senator Schumer more or less admits his 'media shield' law won't protect actual journalists
"[L]ast week, the main author of the Senate's shield law, Senator Chuck Schumer, himself has admitted that he's not sure if his own law would protect Glenn Greenwald."

Hobby Lobby isn't today's most important case
Tuesday, all eyes will be on a high-profile Obamacare case before the Supreme Court. But just a few blocks away, a lower court will hear a lesser-known Obamacare case that could have a far greater impact on the future of the law.

Wednesday
Nov202013

NH GOP - Ground Zero 

Friend, 

I never thought I would say this - but The New York Times is right!

 

The fight to stop ObamaCare begins right here in the Granite State.

 

Can we count on you to join the fight by donating $100, $50, $25, or even just $10 today?

 

"millions of letters from insurance companies canceling individual policies" -NYT

 

As you read this email, 22,000 Granite Staters are reading cancellation notices for their insurance policies - all because of Jeanne Shaheen, Maggie Hassan, Carol Shea-Porter and Annie Kuster's support for President Barack Obama's big government healthcare experiment.

 

And the New Hampshire Republican State Committee is on the front lines of the fight to stop ObamaCare. You can count on us to expose Jeanne Shaheen, Maggie Hassan, Carol Shea-Porter and Annie Kuster for putting their liberal agenda ahead of New Hampshire families.

 

But we need your support of $100, $50, $25, or even just $10 to stop the Obama-Shaheen-Hassan-Shea Porter-Kuster team.

 

Are you in?

 

Thank you for all of your support, and if you haven't read the article yet, be sure to check it out here.

 

Sincerely,

 

Jennifer Horn

Chairman

New Hampshire Republican State Committee

 

P.S. - Read some more highlights from the article below and then join the NHGOP team by donating $100, $50, $25 or even just $10 today.

 

"three Democratic members of the congressional delegation are under serious threat because of the fumbled rollout of the health care law."

 

"For example, Anthem dropped not only Concord's hospital from its network but also Laconia's oncologists and cardiologists. Cancer patients in Laconia who purchase health plans through the health law will have to drive past two hospitals to get their chemotherapy in Manchester"

 

"Suddenly they must balance their loyalty to the White House with the needs of an angry constituency that has had to absorb some of the worst problems with the new law."

 

"Senator Jeanne Shaheen, a Democrat and a former governor of the state who is preparing for her first Senate re-election campaign, appears to be on her heels."

 

 

"I'm very proud that I voted for it." - Carol Shea-Porter

Friday
Nov082013

ALG - Upton's 'Keep Your Own Health Plan Act' is just cynical fluff 

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Nov. 7, 2013, Fairfax, Va.— Americans for Limited Government President Nathan Mehrens today issued the following statement on the announcement that the House of Representatives will vote on Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton's "Keep Your Own Health Plan Act":

"The House of Representatives plan to vote on legislation by Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton that would allow health insurance companies to have the option to continue to offer health care policies for another year is both bad policy and bad politics.

"The proposal is bad policy because it does not reflect the reality of shifting insurance pools due to the imposition of Obamacare and provides a false expectation among customers.  Congress waiving a magic wand and declaring that insurers can now offer existing insurance plans for another year that may or may not have the necessary customer base to support it does not solve the underlying problem caused by Obamacare.

"Worse, it allows those very Members of Congress who are responsible for the Obamacare disaster get to blame the health insurers for cancellations while offering false hope that Congress has taken a meaningful action.

"In the 'brave new world' of the politics of the possible, it is likely that shifting blame while not taking real action to stop the Obamacare train wreck, will be a popular solution.

"Those who vote for this political dodge should be ashamed of themselves for opting for political gamesmanship rather than re-opening the push for the real solution of repealing, defunding or delaying of the entire law.

"Americans for Limited Government urges a no vote on the Upton "Don't Blame Us" legislation.  It doesn't solve the problem of Obamacare caused health insurance cancellations, while crassly allowing Congress to point their fingers at the private health insurance industry for cancellations caused by the President's health care law."

To view online: http://getliberty.org/uptons-keep-your-own-health-plan-act-is-just-cynical-fluff/

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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
Nov072013

NH GOP - MELTDOWN: SHAHEEN VENTS "OBAMACARE ANGER" IN PRIVATE MEETING WITH PRESIDENT 

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Concord - The Hill reports that President Obama "got an earful" today from nervous Senate Democrats, including Senator Jeanne Shaheen, over the disastrous rollout of ObamaCare. During a secret, two-hour meeting in Washington, panicked Senate Democrats vented about the failure of the president's signature legislative achievement.

 

"Senator Jeanne Shaheen cast the deciding vote for ObamaCare and dishonestly promised Granite Staters that they could keep their insurance policies if they liked them. Despite Shaheen's phony pledge, thousands of New Hampshire families are now receiving insurance cancellation notices because of the disastrous consequences of her vote," said NHGOP Chairman Jennifer Horn. "Instead of complaining about ObamaCare in closed door meetings, Shaheen needs to publicly admit that she misled New Hampshire and immediately apologize for her shameful behavior."

 

In an October 15, 2009 speech on the floor of the Senate, Shaheen dishonestly claimed "everyone will have the freedom to keep their health care plan if they like it," under ObamaCare (Video Here.)

 

In an August 2009 teletown hall, Shaheen misled a voter from Salem who asked her if he could keep his health insurance under ObamaCare.

 

"If you have health coverage that you like you can keep it," said Shaheen (Transcript Here.)

Saturday
Oct192013

CEI - 10am Monday - Obamacare in Federal Court Over Illegitimate IRS Penalties

IRS Attempts to Impose Employer Mandate in States Outside Obamacare Exchanges

WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 –  A federal judge will hear motions Monday on a lawsuit that challenges how the IRS will enforce the Affordable Care Act.

The hearing in Halbig v. Sebelius is to consider a preliminary injunction being sought on behalf of one of the plaintiffs, David Klemensic, who runs a retail flooring business in West Virginia, and a motion by the government to dismiss the case.

Plaintiffs in the lawsuit, in which Competitive Enterprise Institute attorneys are assisting in coordinating, include a group of individuals and small business owners in six states who have sued over an IRS regulation imposed under the auspices of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that will subject them to a series of penalties and force them to cut back employees’ hours, even though they are located in states that have refused to set up their own insurance exchanges.  The complaint and preliminary injunction filings can be viewed at cei.org/halbig-v-sebelius.

The ACA authorizes health insurance subsidies to qualifying individuals in states that created their own healthcare exchanges. These subsidies trigger the employer mandate – a $2,000-per-employee penalty – and expose more people to the individual mandate. But without authorization from Congress, the IRS vastly expanded those subsidies to cover the 34 “refusenik” states that have decided not to set up such exchanges. The ACA plainly says businesses in these nonparticipating states should be free of the employer mandate, and the scope of the individual mandate should be reduced as well. The IRS rule expands both mandates and deprives states of the power given to them by Congress to exempt their residents and businesses from these requirements.

“The Obamacare statute is vast enough as it is,” said Sam Kazman, general counsel for CEI. “The IRS has no right to expand that statute even more to encompass states that have chosen to opt out of the insurance exchange program.”

Mike Carvin, a partner at Jones Day who co-argued NFIB v. Sebelius at the U.S. Supreme Court in 2012, will argue on behalf of plaintiffs in Halbig v. Sebelius this Monday.


 


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