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ALG's Daily Grind - Republicans have to be All-In on Cutting Deficit

Jan. 7, 2013

Republicans have to be All-In on Cutting Deficit

While Republican face a classic damned if you do and damned if you don't scenario on the fiscal cliff, their only exit strategy now is to behave like the limited government elected officials who they promised voters they were going to be

Obama's Blunders: The Housing Market

OK, so we're still waiting for housing to recover from the late 2000s collapse. That's what got us into the mess, will it ever get us out?

The EPA's bad sci-fi movie

Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli successfully beats back an EPA attempt to regulate water as a "pollutant" under the terms of the Clean Water Act.

Thrush and Epstein: Obama's debt problem

"The staggering national debt - up about 60 percent from the $10 trillion Obama inherited when he took office in January 2009 - is the single biggest blemish on Obama's record, even if the rapid descent into red began under President George W. Bush."


ALG - Fiscal Heroes and Zeroes

Jan. 2, 2013, Fairfax, VA—Americans for Limited Government, a non-partisan group dedicated to limiting the size and scope of government at all levels, blasted members of Congress who voted in favor of the tax increase measure that passed both the Senate and House of Representatives on New Year's Day.

Bill Wilson, president of the group denounced the law saying, "This so-called 'deal' is typical Washington, D.C., laden with pork including a subsidy for Obama's Hollywood buddies and even NASCAR, while increasing taxes on every working American. Incredibly the law will be classified as a tax cut because it passed after the Bush tax cuts expired, so in D.C. doublespeak, politicians will claim to have cut taxes when everyone's taxes are actually going up."

An initial analysis of the legislation utilizing estimates from the Joint Committee on Taxation conducted by ALG showed that while the tax increases on those making more than $400,000 a year will generate approximately $30 billion in revenues a year, the cost of servicing the projected increased federal debt of $1.2 trillion will actually eat away about 88 cents of every new dollar raised.

"By avoiding actually dealing with Washington's spending addiction, they have raised taxes to do little more than pay the increased interest on the debt over the next year. Meanwhile, the head-in-the-sand types on Capitol Hill will be clamoring to spend this 'new money' on their favored special interests. We are truly through the looking glass."

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"Landing on the fiscal rocks below," by ALG senior editor Robert Romano, Jan. 2, 2013 at

Senate roll call on H.R. 8 at

House roll call on H.R. 8 at


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 call us at 703-383-0880 or visit our website at


US Rep. Frank Guinta Statement on Fiscal Cliff 


(Washington—January 2, 2013)  Rep. Frank Guinta (NH-01) issued the following statement regarding his vote on H.R. 8:

"From mayor of our state's largest city to Representative of New Hampshire's 1st District, protecting Granite State taxpayers has always been my top priority. We simply cannot afford to continue to ignore the need to address out-of-control government spending and deal with our insurmountable debt and deficits.

"Last evening, I could not support a bill that failed to include any meaningful spending cuts, increases our debt by trillions, and does nothing to promote pro-growth economic principles. Granite Staters deserved better."


TheCanKicksBack - Young Americans & Fiscal Cliff Tele-Conference 

The Millennial generation has the most at stake. View this email in your browser

Media Alert

Press Teleconference to Hear Young Americans’ Concerns About Fiscal Cliff

When:  Tuesday, December 18 at 11:00 a.m. ET

What: The co-founders of The Can Kicks Back, which recently released the wildly popular video of former Senator Alan Simpson (R-WY) dancing “Gangnam Style,” will detail the ways in which young Americans would be affected by Congress going over the fiscal cliff.

Why: Young Americans have the most to lose if we go over the fiscal cliff, as a new recession would make it harder for them to find a job, finance an education and invest in the future. With over 60 chapters in 25 states, The Can Kicks Back is mobilizing young Americans to pressure Congress for a long-term solution. 
Details: On the call, college students and young professionals will share their personal stories about how the current economy is affecting them and why going over the cliff would negatively impact their lives. Relevant data and polling will be shared. Reporters can be put in touch with these young leaders for follow-up interviews.
Contact: Max Marcucci: or 301-848-2234.
About: The Can Kicks Back (TCKB) is a non-partisan, Millennial-driven campaign to fix the national debt and reclaim our American Dream. TCKB is the Millennial outreach partner of the Campaign to Fix the Debt. More info:


Josiah Bartlett Center - State Debt and the Upcoming Elections 

Weekly Update from the
Josiah Bartlett Center

Keeping you up to date on our latest research
on the issues impacting New Hampshire

Starting in 2008, the governor and Legislature adopted a series of unusual practices that obscured spending decisions. As a result, the two gubernatorial candidates this year fight over what the facts really are.

Republican Ovide Lamontagne claims that Democrat Maggie Hassan raised spending when she was Senate majority leader and left the state with an $800 million deficit. She claims she balanced the budget and spending went down. A careful look behind the curtain shows that significant spending increases without the money to pay for them caused a huge deficit that forced the most recent Legislature to pass a significant correction... Click here to keep reading.


Crash Course at the Electoral College

Grant Bosse and Paul Westcott look behind the numbers in the last ten days of the 2012 Presidential Election, including which swing states are in play, how early voting could impact the race, whether the “Incumbent Rule” actually exists, and what happens in the case of an Electoral College tie... Click here to Listen


JBC Report

NH's Growing Debt Problem

Charlie Arlinghaus talks to Jack Heath about New Hampshire’s increased reliance on debt to finance its budget, and why it’s important in next week’s election. Click here to listen.

Taxpayer Investment in Cannon Mountain tops $9.2 Million

Lost roughly 250k in FY12

State-owned Cannon Mountain Ski Area will more than a quarter million in Fiscal Year 2012, after turning a profit for the first time in a decade in FY11. And that doesn’t include large capital construction subsidies provided by New Hampshire taxpayers. In all, New Hampshire taxpayers have put over $9.2 million into Cannon Mountain since the state began leasing out Mount Sunapee in 1999. Click here to keep reading.