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Thursday
Apr232015

ALG's Daily Grind - Why are Senate Republicans yielding treaty power to Obama? 

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April 22, 2015

Permission to republish original op-eds and cartoons granted.

Why are Senate Republicans yielding treaty power to Obama?
What do a climate deal with China, a trade deal with 11 countries in the Pacific, and a nuclear deal with Iran all have in common? They will not be ratified by two-thirds Senate majorities.

Solar tax credits are not 'conservative' or 'free market'
Nationwide, the growth of the renewable power industry is dependent on a combination of big government mandates, tax credits, and subsidies — making it the perfect target of wrath from limited-government, free-market, and/or fiscally-conservative individuals and policymakers.

Morici: Don't give Obama fast track authority for Pacific trade pact
"[T]he bill recently hammered out between Republicans led by Senate Finance Committee Chairman Hatch and some Democrats does not establish disciplines on currency manipulation or strengthen U.S. trade enforcement laws."

Wednesday
Apr152015

ALG - Tell Congress to stop Obama's stealth climate trade deal!

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April 14, 2015

Dear Liberty Activist,

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

 

Congress is considering giving President Barack Obama 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!

Friday
Mar272015

NRSC - Obama recently authorized the Pentagon to release TOP SECRET documents on Israel’s nuclear program.

Tell President Obama to STAND WITH ISRAEL, Friend >>>

Friend - President Obama recently authorized the Pentagon to release TOP SECRET documents on Israel’s nuclear program.

This deliberate action will only increase tensions between the U.S. and Israel, just as Iran is ramping up negotiations to develop nuclear weapons of their own.

 

This reckless behavior from the Obama administration endangers Israel and puts global security on the line.  Tell President Obama that it’s time he STANDS WITH ISRAEL and Israeli President Netanyahu.

[ADD YOUR NAME TO OUR PETITION TODAY]

 

Thank you for your continued support of our ally,

Ben
NRSC

Friday
Mar202015

AmericaNext - ICYMI: Jindal: Obama UN Threat Over Israel 'Reckless and Dangerous' 

http://www.weeklystandard.com/print/blogs/jindal-obama-un-threat-over-israel-reckless-and-dangerous_892088.html

Michael Warren

March 19, 2015 12:27 PM

Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal responded to a report that the Obama administration may consider changing the United States's longstanding position of defending Israel within the United Nations against criticism of that country's settlements. “We are signaling that if the Israeli government’s position is no longer to pursue a Palestinian state, we’re going to have to broaden the spectrum of options we pursue going forward,” an unnamed official told Politico. The consequence of the U.S. standing down in the UN could include sanctions against Israel from the international body.

Jindal called the White House's signaling "reckless and dangerous" in a statement provided to THE WEEKLY STANDARD.

"President Obama’s recklessness abroad has now reached a new and frightening level," reads Jindal's statement. "The Administration’s threat today to change America’s posture at the United Nations with regard to support for Israel is reckless and dangerous for both the security of Israel and our own security.  This is consistent with the Obama Administration’s policy of treating our friends like enemies and our enemies like friends." The statement continues:

This is either a reckless threat from the President, or it is a signal that he is indeed planning to steer America away from our historic commitment to support and defend our greatest ally in the Middle East.   Make no mistake, this action, combined with the potential of the President striking a deal to allow Iran to become a nuclear power, is not in the security interests of the United States of America.

It is high time for the public to know if the President’s former secretary of state and likely Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton supports these new threats by the Obama Administration to walk away from defending Israel.

TWS has contacted the Clinton's office for a statement but has not yet received a response.

Thursday
Mar192015

CEI Today: GOP budget, Obama & global warming, union ambush election rule, and more 

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
In the News Today

 


GOP BUDGET - WAYNE CREWS

Forbes: House Republicans Release Balanced Budget Proposal


House Republicans released their “Balanced Budget for a Stronger America” fiscal year 2016 budget proposal today. It seeks to balance the budget in 10 years without new taxes, and to repeal Obamacare besides.

I want to see these cuts and more, but remain concerned that Congress will bog down deeply in a balanced budget fight that won’t pass while simultaneously making a show over spending more on defense than the president. 
> Read more

> Interview Wayne Crews


 

OBAMA & GLOBAL WARMING - WILLIAM YEATMAN

The President doesn’t give a hoot about global warming, aside from its legacy-building potential or value in terms of partisan positioning. 
> Read more

 

> Interview William Yeatman
 


UNION AMBUSH ELECTION RULE - ALOYSIUS HOGAN

 

The Congressional Review Act Resolution of Disapproval
to Cancel the National Labor Relations Board’s “Ambush Elections” Rule
 
CEI will score the upcoming House vote on S. J. Res. 8, a Congressional Review Act Resolution of Disapproval to void the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) “ambush elections” rule, which threatens American workers’ freedom of association and privacy. CEI supports the resolution.  

> Interview Aloysius Hogan

 
 




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