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ALG's Daily Grind - Obama's War on the Poor continues


August 31, 2015

Permission to republish original op-eds granted.

Obama's War on the Poor continues
The resulting higher electricity costs represent the most regressive form of regulatory taxation imaginable as the less fortunate have almost no way, short of being cold, of avoiding the costs.

Is China propping up the U.S. stock market?
Marketwatch's Chao Deng: "Rumors of Beijing's hand in the market reversed the selling by Thursday, which helped support global shares prices, commodities, and currencies of emerging markets that had been battered."

Wash. Examiner: Gun control is a dead issue
"There are nearly 300 million privately owned firearms in the United States today. This fact, all on its own — without considering any constitutional or political obstacles — means that the ship sailed on gun control long ago, never to return."


Rubio For President - Bad History  


Today history was made in Havana, but we should not be celebrating.

Make no mistake, Cuba is still led by an anti-American regime. But, in the eyes of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, the Cuban people are suffering because not enough American tourists visit the country, when the truth is the Cuban people are suffering because they live in a tyrannical dictatorship.

President Obama has rewarded the Castro regime for its repressive tactics and persistent, patient opposition to American interests. He has unilaterally decided to enrich the Castro regime at the expense of the Cuban people.

The concessions to the Castro regime threaten America's moral standing in our hemisphere and around the world, brings legitimacy to a state sponsor of terror, and further empowers an ally of China and Russia that sits just 90 miles from our shore.

When I am elected the next President of the United States, I will stand with the Cuban people not their oppressors. I will work to make our nation a safer place for Americans and our globe safer for our allies.

I know that my dissenting voice today will not go over well with President Obama, John Kerry and Hillary Clinton. They and their liberal allies will attack me across the media and airwaves, which is why I need your immediate help.

If you stand with me in agreeing that today's ceremony was nothing more than a propaganda rally for the Castro regime, then please follow this link right now.

The Embassy opening in Havana is unfortunately just the beginning. President Obama is also trying to push through the Iranian deal that will eventually lead to a nuclear Iran, and an even more threatened Israel. These deals demonstrate with jarring clarity how the Obama Administration has failed to anticipate impending crises, ignored the realities of the globalized economy, and sought to make America liked rather than respected.

Centuries of global affairs tell us the best way to affect an outcome with volatile leaders is through strength and example, while the worst is through weakness and concession. When elected, I will lead our nation with strength, but I need your help right now to ensure I get there.

Please follow this link right now to show your support.

I need to know if you stand with me. The Obama White House and the Democrats are going to try to silence my dissenting voice, and I need your help to ensure my voice stays front and center.


Marco Rubio

P.S. While President Obama would love for everyone to praise his deal with the Castros, we most certainly should not be. As President, I will stand with the Cuban people and not their oppressors. Please show your support by standing with me right now.


CEI Today: Gasoline vs ethanol, Obama anti-energy plan, regulating the Internet, and more 

Monday, August 10, 2015
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Gasoline or Ethanol: Which Is More Polluting?

Adding ethanol to gasoline makes it cleaner and reduces air pollution, right? So biofuel lobbyists would have us believe. However, a study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) comes to the opposite conclusion. > Read more

> Interview Marlo Lewis



The Hill: Climate fight shifts to courts

“That is the most viable pathway by which the rule will be stopped during the Obama administration, because whatever the Congress does, he could veto,” said William Yeatman, a fellow at the conservative Competitive Enterprise Institute. > Read The Hill story by Timothy Cama


> Related: EPA’s Colossally Costly Power Plan Fulfills Obama’s Campaign Promise

> Interview William Yeatman




Amicus Brief: Congress Has Never Given FCC the Authority to Regulate the Internet

Congress has continued to deny the Federal Communications Commission authority to regulate the internet, argues the Competitive Enterprise Institute in its amicus brief filed today in support of the petitioners in U.S. Telecom v. FCC. > Read more


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Concord - The New Hampshire Republican State Committee today blasted Senator Jeanne Shaheen's decision to support President Obama's disastrous deal with Iran and called on likely-Senate candidate Maggie Hassan to denounce it. 

"Once again, Senator Jeanne Shaheen has decided to blindly support President Obama's disastrous foreign policy agenda that has diminished American's standing on the global stage and threatened our national security. President Obama's reckless deal will not only undermine our strong alliance with Israel, it will allow the Iranian regime to develop a nuclear weapon in the future," said NHGOP Chairman Jennifer Horn. "As a likely candidate for the United States Senate, Governor Maggie Hassan has a responsibility to speak out against the Obama Administration's reckless Iran agenda. Granite Staters have a right to know if likely Senate candidate Hassan is willing to march in lock step with President Obama as he pushes irresponsible foreign policies that will make our world a more dangerous place to live."


Last month, Governor Hassan weighed in on the Iran deal and offered a "non-committal" response according to WMUR-TV.

In March, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed Congress and vigorously denounced President Obama's proposed deal with Iran. The Prime Minister has called the agreement "historic mistake for the world."




Jindal For President - Obama is asking Congress to fund our enemies 

Jindal for President


BATON ROUGE - Reacting to the President’s speech on the Iran Deal today Governor Jindal said:

"Today, President Obama asked members of Congress to vote for a bill which he admits will fund Iran's efforts to kill our troops, destroy Israel and destabilize the Middle East.

“It would be a relief to hear this President say what he really means for once, if the implications weren’t so frightening.

“He has finally admitted what the rest of us already knew: that the deal he has struck with Iran will give the world’s leading state sponsor of terror over $50 billion to fund its ongoing proxy wars against the United States and our allies.

“This isn’t acceptable to Israel, nor should it be acceptable to us. Members of Congress should know that if they vote for this bill, they risk being called to account for over $50 billion worth of consequences.

"Before we sign any treaty, we must demand that Iran release our hostages and lay down their arms against the U.S. and our allies."


Obama administration officials have previously admitted that money from sanctions relief may go to sponsor terrorism:

The President’s full remarks can be found here:

Relevant lines from the president’s speech are below:

OBAMA: Third, a number of critics say the deal isn't worth it, because Iran will get billions of dollars in sanctions relief.

But the notion that this will be a game-changer with all this money funneled into Iran's pernicious activities misses the reality of Iran's current situation.

Partly because of our sanctions, the Iranian government has over half a trillion dollars in urgent requirements, from funding pensions and salaries to paying for crumbling infrastructure.

Iran's leaders have raised expectations of their people, that sanctions relief will improve their lives. Even a repressive regime like Iran's cannot completely ignore those expectations, and that's why our best analysts expect the bulk of this revenue to go into spending that improves the economy and benefits the lives of the Iranian people.

Now, this is not to say that sanctions relief will provide no benefit to Iran's military. Let's stipulate that some of that money will flow to activities that we object to.

We have no illusions about the Iranian government or the significance of the Revolutionary Guard and the Quds Force. Iran supports terrorist organizations like Hezbollah. It supports proxy groups that threaten our interests and the interests of our allies, including proxy groups who killed our troops in Iraq.

They tried to destabilize our Gulf partners. But Iran has been engaged in these activities for decades. They engaged in them before sanctions and while sanctions were in place. In fact, Iran even engaged in these sanctions in the middle of the Iran-Iraq war, a war that cost them nearly a million lives and hundreds of billions of dollars. The truth is that Iran has always found a way to fund these efforts, and whatever benefit Iran may claim from sanctions relief pales in comparison to the danger it could pose with a nuclear weapon.



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