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Saturday
Nov222014

ALG - Obama sets up 'constitutional crisis' 

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Nov. 21, 2014, Fairfax, Va.—Nathan Mehrens, President of Americans for Limited Government today issued the following statement in the wake of President Obama's announced illegal alien amnesty plan:

 

"Last night's pronouncement by President Barack Obama that he will change our nation's immigration laws with the stroke of his pen sets up a profound constitutional crisis.  If Obama is allowed to impose changes in law that Congress has specifically rejected, it sets an irreversible precedent that forever changes the separation of powers between the two branches.

 

"Congress must immediately return to Washington, D.C., and defund every aspect tonight's announced amnesty.  Acquiescence to this constitutional power grab is not an option."

 

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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
Nov222014

ALG - House's 'tepid lawsuit' encourages Obama to violate law 

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Nov. 21, 2014, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Nathan Mehrens today issued the following statement responding to the House lawsuit against executive implementation of Obamacare:

 

"Boehner's tepid lawsuit response to five years of President Obama's executive actions to willy nilly change the law without Congress sadly demonstrates the profound weakness of his leadership. By the time Boehner's lawsuit winds its way through the court system, Obamacare will have been fully implemented. Is it this kind of pathetic response that encourages Obama to continue his effective dissolution of the separation of powers."

 

To view online: http://getliberty.org/house-tepid-lawsuit-encourages-obama-to-violate-law/

 

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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.

Friday
Nov212014

ALG's Daily Grind - 'Fundamentally transforming America' one neighborhood at a time

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Nov. 20, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds and cartoons granted.

'Fundamentally transforming America' one neighborhood at a time
Department of Housing and Urban Development: "The operation of housing markets" results in segregation.

Cartoon: The Emperor Strikes Back

Paul Krugman: Demonstrable dishonesty in Obamacare intent
Ignoring the obvious intent of America's socialized medicine law.

Crovitz: What a tangled web Obama weaves
"Treating the Internet like a utility won't achieve the president's supposed goal, so why pursue it?"

Friday
Nov212014

US House Republicans - VIDEO RELEASE: Stop Acting Alone 

 

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WASHINGTON D.C.  – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) today released a new video imploring the President not to issue an executive action on immigration, but to instead work together as the American people expect.

The video highlights the President's flip-flop on the issue of executive actions on immigration – using several quotes from the President himself, including "the notion that I can just suspend deportations through executive order…that’s just not the case." 

Video Script

President Obama: Everybody agrees that our immigration system is broken. Unfortunately, Washington has allowed the problem to fester.

Speaker Boehner: This is an important issue in our country. It's been kicked around forever. And it needs to be dealt with.

President Obama: I'm beginning a new effort to fix as much of our immigration system as I can on my own, without Congress.

Speaker Boehner: The President is threatening to take unilateral action on immigration even though, in the past, he's made clear he didn't believe he had the constitutional responsibility or authority to do that.

President Obama: The notion that I can just suspend deportations through executive order…that’s just not the case. 

That’s not how democracy works. 

That’s not how our constitution was written.

I can't solve this problem by myself.

Wednesday
Nov192014

ALG - Blue collar Keystone jobs not good enough for Obama? 

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Nov. 18, 2014, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Nathan Mehrens today issued the following statement disputing President Barack Obama's November 14 claim that the Keystone pipeline is not a "massive jobs bill" for the United States:

 

"President Obama has consistently discounted his own State Department's finding that 42,100 jobs will be created by the Keystone XL pipeline rationalizing that they are mostly only temporary construction jobs.  This elitist argument is an affront to every man and woman who earns their pay in work gloves and boots, devaluing the work of those who build things in America because of the temporary nature of construction projects. 

"Obama, the man who sold a stimulus package based upon the false notion that it was going to be used to provide "shovel ready" jobs, now finds himself in the position of arguing that those exact jobs don't count.  Yes, construction jobs are temporary, because construction projects get completed.  That doesn't mean that those jobs are not valuable, as they give workers employment who then move on to the next project that needs to be built. 

"Here's the news flash for the President and his cronies, all jobs are temporary (except government civil service ones).  Every private sector employee all the way from the janitor to the CEO is temporary, and this includes the job of President of the United States and all his political minions.  To deride the economic value of a project because the jobs it creates are mostly done by blue collar construction workers shows just how far this President has strayed from the Democratic Party's traditional labor employee base." 

 

To view online: http://getliberty.org/blue-collar-keystone-jobs-not-good-enough-for-obama/

 

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President Barack Obama: "My hope would be that any reporter who is looking at the facts would take the time to confirm that the most realistic estimates are this might create maybe 2,000 jobs during the construction of the pipeline — which might take a year or two — and then after that we're talking about somewhere between 50 and 100 [chuckles] jobs in a economy of 150 million working people."  Interview with The New York Times, July 24, 2013 at http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/28/us/politics/interview-with-president-obama.html

 

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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.