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Friday
Jun192015

ALG - House passes fast track 

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June 18, 2015, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement on House passage of fast track trade authority for President Obama to negotiate the Trans-Pacific Partnership:

"In spite of today's close vote, fast track legislation still needs to clear significant hurdles in the Senate, and we urge Senators to vote no."

 

To view online: http://getliberty.org/house-passes-fast-track/

 

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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.

Wednesday
Jun102015

ALG - Stop Obama's assault on the suburbs, vote YES on Gosar Amendment #1 

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June 9, 2015, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement urging the House of Representatives to adopt an amendment to the Transportation and HUD appropriations bill Rep. Paul Gosar plans to offer (R-Ariz.) defunding implementation of the "Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing" rule and the "Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Assessment Tool," which when finalized will empower the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to condition eligibility for community development block grants on redrawing zoning maps to achieve racial and income integration:

 

"Rep. Paul Gosar's amendment to the Transportation HUD appropriations bill would end an unwarranted intrusion into the local zoning process by the Department of Housing and Urban Development. In Obama's America, taking a community development block grant puts a city's long thought out zoning plan at risk. Those governments that take any portion of those grants must redraw neighborhoods along federal racial and income standards, while residents remain unaware and disenfranchised.

 

"This is not about low-income housing, it is about federalism and an attempt by the social engineers in Washington, D.C. to impose their will upon over the voice of those most impacted by their arbitrary decisions. Rep. Gosar's stand for local communities against the tide of Obama's federal know-it-allism is a refreshing cool breeze in an otherwise stagnant Congress."

 

To view online: http://getliberty.org/stop-obamas-assault-on-the-suburbs-vote-yes-on-gosar-amendment-1/

 

Attachments:

 

Draft Amendment to Transportation and HUD appropriations bill, Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.), June 3, 2015 at http://getliberty.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/GOSAR_090_xml.pdf

 

AMENDMENT TO H.R. 2577, AS REPORTED

OFFERED BY MR. GOSAR OF ARIZONA

 

At the end of the bill (before the short title), insert the following:

 

SEC. ll. None of the funds made available by this Act may be used to implement, administer, or enforce the rule entitled ''Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing'', published by the Department of Housing and Urban Development in the Federal Register on July 19, 2013 (78 Fed. Reg. 43710; Docket No. FR-5173-P-01) or the notice entitled ''Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Assessment Tool'', published by the Department of Housing and Urban Development in the Federal Register on September 26, 2014 (79 Fed. Reg. 57949; Docket No. FR-5173-N-02).

 

"'Fundamentally transforming America' one neighborhood at a time,' By Robert Romano November 20, 2014 at http://netrightdaily.com/2014/11/fundamentally-transforming-america-one-neighborhood-time/

 

"Racial quotas for local zoning decisions?" By Robert Romano, June 6, 2014 at http://netrightdaily.com/2014/06/racial-quotas-local-zoning-decisions/

 

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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
May292015

ALG - Tell Congress to stop Obamatrade! 

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May 28, 2015

Dear Liberty Activist,

Click here to urge Congress to stop Obama's bad trade deal!

 

Next week, the House is set to act on behalf of President Barack Obama to give him fast track trade authority to negotiate the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Fast track means that Congress would cede its right to amend the trade deal. Instead, it would be granted an up or down vote — even if it needed to be fixed.

At a time when the President has for all intents and purposes declared war on the constitutional separation of powers, it makes zero sense for Congress to voluntarily weaken its treaty ratification prerogatives. Why not make Obama go through the process under regular order, with amendments allowed?

Making matters worse, the U.S. Trade Representative website on the trade deal explicitly states, "Through the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the United States is negotiating for robust environment standards and commitments from member countries."

Meaning this is really just a stealth climate treaty — the outcome of which will be to allow Obama to unilaterally regulate the global economy. This cannot stand.

Obama should have to explain and where necessary defend every word in any treaty he agrees to, with it being held to the highest level of scrutiny.  That is Congress' job.  It is also their job to amend or defeat any treaty that falls short of being in America's interests.

You know what to do! Let's get on Rally Congress and urge both House and Senate members to oppose fast track trade authority for Obama!

Not giving the President trade promotion authority is not anti- trade.  In fact, the United States already exports $861 billion to the trans-Pacific trade partners, accounting for almost 40 percent of the $2.2 trillion of U.S. exports worldwide in 2012. As a result of this continued trade, our economic bonds with these nations are tight. 

Now it is time for Congress to step up and fight for the constitutional separation of powers and Congress' role in making treaties — not give more executive powers to Obama to negotiate a bad deal for the U.S. economy. Tell Congress Trans-Pacific trade deal will regulate climate. Don't cede treaty powers to Obama! No stealth climate treaties.

Let's keep fighting!

For Liberty,


Robert Romano
Senior Editor
Americans for Limited Government

Friday
May082015

ALG - Carly Fiorina 'uncomfortable' granting trade authority to Obama 

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May 7, 2015, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement praising presidential candidate Carly Fiorina for stating she is "uncomfortable with this deal and giving him trade authority" to Obama to negotiate the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal on the Laura Ingraham Show: 

"Carly Fiorina's questioning the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal is a big deal. Joining Bobby Jindal, Mike Huckabee, and Donald Trump in opposition to granting trade promotion authority to President Obama to negotiate the deal now nationalizes the debate. Fiorina's experience as a multinational corporation CEO who has dealt with countries who cheat on trade makes her voice particularly important as Congress considers fast track 

"More broadly, moving the discussion out of the beltway and into the heartland makes it increasingly unlikely that fast track will be granted on a secret trade deal that everything we know about it screams vote no. Giving President Obama this enormous grant of power now requires a great deal of faith and trust that the final treaty will be in America's interests. When the details of the treaty become public, those who now vote to fast track it better be darned certain that they are not embarrassed by what it contains, including its characterization as a living agreement." 

To view online: http://getliberty.org/carly-fiorina-uncomfortable-granting-trade-authority-to-obama/

Attachments: 

Laura Ingraham Show, May 7, 2015, transcript at http://dailycaller.com/2015/05/07/fiorina-comes-out-against-tpp-i-am-very-uncomfortable-with-this-deal-video/

INGRAHAM: I gotta ask you about fast track trade, because you know for me, I believe a populist approach is the way to win and build the Republican Party both among minorities and grassroot supporters. And for me, this fast track deal, the way its being negotiated, the way congressional authority is being eroded, is a terrible idea, especially with Obama doing the negotiations.

 What's your take on giving President Obama trade promotion authority? 

FIORINA: Well, I believe that free and fair trade advantages the U.S.. But I am very uncomfortable with this deal, and I'm uncomfortable with this deal and giving him trade authority. 

Because first of all, I know from personal experience that the Chinese have not lived up to their agreements when they entered the WTO. In other words, partners can cheat on these deals, and we have evidence of partners cheating on these deals. 

Secondly to your point, this is an extremely complicated deal, a multilateral deal with a lot of details that we don't know about. And Obama and his administration has demonstrated their inability to negotiate a good deal. And so look, I think the devil's in the details, and we better understand what these details are before we just assume it's a good deal. I don't assume it's a good deal and I do think we need the details.

 

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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.

Wednesday
May062015

ALG - It will take more than Hillary Clinton to pass bad trade deal 

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May 5, 2015, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement responding to White House spokesperson Josh Earnest calling House Speaker John Boehner's attempt to enlist Hillary's Clinton's aid in passing trade promotion authority authorizing President Barack Obama to negotiate the Trans-Pacific Partnership "a pretty desperate act":

 

"Speaker Boehner has reason to desperately seek Hillary Clinton's help in passing trade promotion authority, as the more people learn about Obama's Pacific trade deal, the less they like it. Senator Jeff Sessions' recently published five concerns with the trade pact unravels any pretense that granting President Obama fast track trade authority is in America's interests.

 

"Speaker Boehner should ask himself why he continues to carry water for President Obama on an issue that has such broad bipartisan opposition that it has united the likes of Republican leaders Bobby Jindal, Mike Huckabee, and Donald Trump, joining Martin O'Malley, Bernie Sanders, and nearly all House Democrats. It will take more than Hillary Clinton to pass a bad trade deal."

 

To view online: http://getliberty.org/it-will-take-more-than-hillary-clinton-to-pass-bad-trade-deal/

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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.