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Friday
Jul182014

ALG - Urge Senate to stop Obama's HUD plan to resettle millions of illegal immigrants in your community! 

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July 17, 2014

Dear Liberty Activist,

Click here to urge the Senate to adopt the Lee amendment to defund Obama's plan to resettle millions of illegal immigrants in your community!

Last September, the National Council of La Raza issued comments in favor of a Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) regulation, "Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing."

Under the regulation, in October the Obama administration will be empowered to condition eligibility for community development block grants on redrawing zoning maps to create evenly distributed neighborhoods based on racial composition and income.

In 2012, HUD dispersed about $3.8 billion of these grants to almost 1,200 municipalities.

According to La Raza's comment in favor of the regulation, "Hispanic families often do not know their housing rights and have cited fear of deportation as reason for not reporting rights violations." By La Raza's own analysis, then, HUD implementation of the racial rezoning rule will benefit those who "have cited fear of deportation" — that is, low-skilled, low-income illegal immigrants, either those who were outright illegal the moment they set foot in the U.S. or who have simply overstayed their visas. After all, who else would fear deportation?

Therefore, one of the sure effects of HUD's regime will be to flood unwilling communities with a significant percentage of illegal immigrants.

It's not enough to arbitrarily implement amnesty — whether through refusal to enforce existing law or Congressional action — the federal government wants to draw the maps of where the new residents will live, forcing local communities to make room whether they like it or not.

In the case of La Raza and illegal immigration amnesty proponents, the likely beneficiaries of the HUD rezoning rule will be Democrat Parties across the country. Both U.S. and immigrant-born Hispanics favor Democrats by nearly 2 to 1 according to Gallup.

What emerges is a plan to resettle as many as 20 million illegal immigrants in specific communities as a pretext to tilt the political scales on the national and local political scenes to favor Democrats in states like Texas, where Democrat-controlled cities have accepted millions of dollars of these grants.

Fortunately, the House of Representatives has already acted, passing an amendment to the Transportation and HUD appropriations bill by Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz) in a close 219 to 207 vote to defund implementation of the regulation.

Now, the bill moves to the Senate, where Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) has championed the cause, proposing the same amendment to the Transportation and HUD appropriations bill.

You know what to do! Let's get on Rally Congress and urge the U.S. Senate to adopt the Lee amendment to stop this radical illegal immigrant resettlement plan by Obama and HUD.

To get it passed, Senate Republicans will need to unite against the HUD rezoning rule, which amounts to no less than an existential threat to the Republican Party's continued existence as a viable national political entity. Failure to take up the Lee defund will be viewed not only as tacit support for the racial rezoning rule, but of national suicide under the inflexible malaise of one-party rule for the next generation.

Let's keep fighting! This is one we can win.

For Liberty,


Robert Romano
Senior Editor
Americans for Limited Government

Wednesday
Jul162014

ALG's Daily Grind - Are we due for another recession? 

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July 14, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds granted.

Are we due for another recession?
To get back to the Fed's original low-end prediction for 2.8 percent growth for the year — since we actually shrank at 2.9 percent in the first quarter — the economy will need to grow an average of 4.7 percent each quarter for the next three quarters. Good luck with that.

Time for new thinking on ag subsidy fight
The obvious response to agricultural subsidies — get rid of them — sounds right to the ear, but in practice this approach has run up against a buzz saw from members representing many of the very red states that have formed the core of conservative support in Congress.

Big Green's lethal agenda
The outstanding presentations at this Ninth International Conference on Climate Change clearly demonstrate that activist climate science is increasingly devoid of evidence, increasingly removed from the scientific method – and yet is increasingly being used to devise, justify and impose policies, laws, and regulations that govern our lives.

Evans-Pritchard: Portugal banking crisis sends tremors through Europe
"A mounting crisis at one of Portugal's biggest banks and signs of a deepening economic slowdown in Europe have sent tremors through financial markets, triggering a sharp fall on European bourses and a flight to safety across the world."

Wednesday
Jul162014

NHDP - Mr. O'Brien goes to Washington 

Friends,
 
Disgraced former House Speaker Bill O'Brien was in D.C. last week meeting with Grover Norquist and other Washington Republicans.
 
Bill O’Brien’s message to these donors was simple:  invest in New Hampshire and I’ll fight for you and your special interests.  We all remember what happened last time he was Speaker: 

  • gutting public education
  • working to block access to women’s healthcare
  • fighting to repeal Marriage Equality 
  • trying to pass Right-to-Work-For-Less
There is too much at stake and we can’t let Bill O’Brien and Grover Norquist lead us down that path again. 

If you've saved your payment information with ActBlue Express, your donation to stop Bill O'Brien will go through immediately:

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This election cycle we've already seen millions and millions of dollars from the Koch Brothers and other Tea Party groups pour into New Hampshire to try and elect extreme Republicans like Bill O’Brien up and down the ticket. 


Can you help fight back with $25, $50 or even $100 right now? We need your help today to keep our Democratic majority in Concord and ensure that people like Bill O’Brien and Grover Norquist don’t lead us backwards. 
  
Thank you,
Kathy Sullivan

Wednesday
Jul162014

APIA - Is Paul Krugman Leaving Princeton in Quiet Disgrace? 

Dear Monetary Policy Observer,

 

Outgoing Princeton Professor Paul Krugman has been broadly criticized for his economic theories over the past year.  Forbes.com columnist Ralph Benko details how the former Federal Reserve Chairman, Paul Volcker, appears to be joining the criticism of Krugman’s argument that there isn’t enough inflation in the economy.

We hope you find this material of interest.

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Shortly after Krugman’s departure was announced no less than the revered Paul Volcker, himself a Princeton alum, made a comment — subject unnamed — sounding as if directed at Prof. Krugman.   It sounded like “Don’t let the saloon doors hit you on the way out.  Bub.”

To the Daily Princetonian (later reprised by the Wall Street Journal) Volcker stated with refreshing bluntness:

The responsibility of any central bank is price stability. … They ought to make sure that they are making policies that are convincing to the public and to the markets that they’re not going to tolerate inflation.

This was followed by a show-stopping statement:  “This kind of stuff that you’re being taught at Princeton disturbs me.”

Taught at Princeton by … whom?

Paul Krugman, perhaps?  Krugman, last year, wrote an op-ed for the New York Times entitled  Not Enough Inflation.  It betrayed an extremely louche, at best, attitude toward inflation’s insidious dangers. Smoking gun?


Volcker’s comment, in full context:

The responsibility of the government is to have a stable currency. This kind of stuff that you’re being taught at Princeton disturbs me. Your teachers must be telling you that if you’ve got expected inflation, then everybody adjusts and then it’s OK. Is that what they’re telling you? Where did the question come from?

Read the full article here:  http://www.forbes.com/sites/ralphbenko/2014/07/14/is-paul-krugman-leaving-princeton-in-quiet-disgrace/

Tuesday
Jul152014

Guinta For Congress - An Open Letter to Congresswoman Schultz  

 

To: Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-FL-23rd)
From: Jay Ruais, Campaign Manager, Frank Guinta for Congress

Congresswoman Wasserman-Schultz,

Team Guinta would like to welcome you to New Hampshire. As Mr. Guinta travels the District on his Middle-Class Economic Recovery Tour, we are asked a number of questions with great frequency.

Given that Congresswoman Shea-Porter has yet to make herself available for a traditional Town Hall meeting, we were hopeful you could ask her the following questions on our behalf.

In the interest of brevity I only posed 20 questions below. Should you have a desire to discuss this at greater length, I can be reached on my cell phone 603.475.0332 or via e-mail, jay@teamguinta.com. We would welcome any input from the Congresswoman. Thank you!

1. Frank Guinta held 20 Town Halls and District Discussions when he represented this District. Does the Congresswoman plan to hold any sort of open forum before the term ends?

2. Will Congresswoman Shea-Porter propose or vote in favor of a jobs bill?

3. Frank Guinta held more job fairs (6), than Congresswoman Shea-Porter has years spent in the House of Representatives (5.5). Does she have any plans to represent her constituency in this way?

4. While you are in Portsmouth, please make the quick trip to Rochester and ask Congresswoman Shea-Porter why she refuses to protect her home city from costly EPA mandates that will double their sewer bill by 2016.

5. While you are on the Seacoast, please visit Frisbie Hospital in Rochester and the Portsmouth Regional Hospital and ask Congresswoman Shea-Porter why Obamacare, which excluded these hospitals from the exchange, is good for this district?

6. Why did the Congresswoman vote against the No Budget no Pay Act? Legislation simply designed to put a monetary incentive for member of Congress to pass a budget as they are obligated to by law.

7. With more than 290,000 individuals crossing the border illegally since April, will Congresswoman Shea-Porter demand President Obama seal the border?

8. If Congresswoman Shea-Porter refuses to ask the President to seal the border, will she ask him to rescind the de facto amnesty program he set in place in 2012?

9. As the more than 290,000 individuals who have crossed the border illegally are sent around the country to relatives in the United States, will she demand that the individuals receiving them will have their immigration status checked?

10. Frank Guinta supported the last transportation reauthorization, in fact, he helped author it. Will the Congresswoman put partisan politics aside and work to pass a highway reauthorization? Our seasons are quite different from Florida; we have a shorter window for construction projects!

11. Why did the Congresswoman oppose a bipartisan piece of legislation in 2008 that would have given every single American a holiday from the gas tax?

12. New Hampshire has fallen to the bottom half of the nation with regard to doing business, does Congresswoman Shea-Porter continue to believe that more spending, more regulation, and higher tax rates are the answer?

13. The economy shrank in the first quarter by nearly 3%, the greatest drop since 2009. Will the Congresswoman admit that Obamanomics has not been successful now that more people are unemployed than at any other time since 1978?

14. Does Congresswoman Shea-Porter still believe if you like your health care plan you can keep your health care plan?

15. Why does the Congresswoman oppose requiring the Obama Administration come before Congress when writing de facto Cap and Trade legislation that will increase energy costs for every single American? Could you also remind her that New Hampshire ranks among the highest for energy costs in the nation already?

16. As a Member of the Military Personnel Subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committee, why did she fail to stop the crisis at the VA?

17. As a follow up, is she concerned that this bodes poorly for another government run health care program, ObamaCare?

18. As a Member of the Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs, why did she vote against legislation that would have given our fishermen the flexibility they need to create a management plan that suits our state’s unique needs? Put more simply, why is she sitting by while a centuries old industry is being destroyed by federal policies?

19. Why does she continue to oppose the Keystone Pipeline which would drive down gas prices and create thousands of middle class jobs for union and non-union workers alike? Again, remember New Hampshire's high energy costs.

20. Emails released last week show that Lois Lerner was cautioning IRS employees to censor their emails for fear of Congressional Oversight, even going so far as to reply “perfect” when she was told the IRS does not save personal “chats.” With the additional revelation that her hard drive “crashed” and all of Ms. Lerner’s emails were lost, isn’t it time for a special prosecutor to find out exactly what happened?

Thank you again Congresswoman Shultz for helping us get to the bottom of these important issues. We sincerely hope you enjoy your time in the Granite State!

Best,

Jay Ruais
Campaign Manager
Frank Guinta for Congress