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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.

Monday
Nov172014

ALG's Daily Grind - GOP to push for short-term continuing resolution if Obama amnesty goes forward 

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Nov. 14, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds and cartoons granted.

GOP to push for short-term continuing resolution if Obama amnesty goes forward
Without the power of the purse in hand, Republicans would have no way to fight against Obama's usurpation, granting amnesty to 4.5 million illegal immigrants. 

Time is up for wind production tax credits
A reasonable statement of belief that wind energy just needs a little help to get off the ground and become financially viable. And it was reasonable, in 1983, when it was made. 

Businesses are bracing for rush of pro-labor rulings
The National Labor Relations Board is expected to release a flurry of pro-labor decisions by mid-December, when Democrats could lose their majority on the federal agency.

Saturday
Nov152014

ALG's Daily Grind - Obama: A nation of laws no more 

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Nov. 14, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds granted.

Obama: A nation of laws no more
Obama on executive amnesty in 2013: "If, in fact, I could solve all these problems without passing laws in Congress then I would do so. But we're also a nation of laws." What a difference a year can make.  

Congress considers Keystone XL as Louisiana hangs in balance
While most political pundits are predicting Landrieu's political demise, Senate Democrats are desperate to retain the seat.  They are so desperate that they plan to bring up a vote on the Senate floor on legislation directing that the Keystone XL pipeline be completed.

Crabtree: Conservatives push short-term spending bill as way to defund 'amnesty'
"Do I want Speaker Boehner and Leader McConnell sitting down with Harry Reid to hash out a deal or standing toe-to-toe with Obama next year? I prefer the latter." 

  

Nov. 14, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds granted.

Obama: A nation of laws no more
Obama on executive amnesty in 2013: "If, in fact, I could solve all these problems without passing laws in Congress then I would do so. But we're also a nation of laws." What a difference a year can make.

Congress considers Keystone XL as Louisiana hangs in balance
While most political pundits are predicting Landrieu's political demise, Senate Democrats are desperate to retain the seat.  They are so desperate that they plan to bring up a vote on the Senate floor on legislation directing that the Keystone XL pipeline be completed.

Crabtree: Conservatives push short-term spending bill as way to defund 'amnesty'
"Do I want Speaker Boehner and Leader McConnell sitting down with Harry Reid to hash out a deal or standing toe-to-toe with Obama next year? I prefer the latter."

 

Friday
Nov142014

ALG - Obama planned executive amnesty sets up constitutional crisis 

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Nov. 13, 2014, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Nathan Mehrens today issued the following statement reacting to a leaked 10-part plan to grant amnesty to 4.5 million illegal immigrant adults with U.S.-born children

"President Obama's leaked plan to usurp congressional authority over immigration should put to an end all talk about a long term omnibus funding bill.  Obama's intent to wave a wand and create amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants in the wake of the November repudiation of this policy is an affront to the consent of the governed. Speaker Boehner and Leader McConnell must swiftly and forcefully tie the President's hands using the power of the purse in the December continuing resolution. If the President chooses to shut down the government in order to benefit illegal aliens then so be it. 

"Even though there are those in Congress who might agree with the concept of providing legalization alternatives for those who have jumped the line, it is simply unacceptable to allow this President to dismantle the constitutional separation of powers in an effort to transform America. Obama is setting up a constitutional crisis." 

To view online: http://getliberty.org/obama-planned-executive-amnesty-sets-up-constitutional-crisis/

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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.