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Wednesday
Jul102013

ALG - Senate Republicans should not be intimidated from filibustering nominees

July 9, 2013, Fairfax, VA—Americans for Limited Government President Nathan Mehrens today issued the following statement urging Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) not to be intimidated by Senate Democrat threats to repeal the filibuster from Senate Rule XXII:

"Senate Republicans must not be intimidated from asserting their rights as the minority party in the Senate. Rule XXII is very clear that it takes 67 votes to amend Senate rules. Any change to rules by a simple majority would clearly violate standing rules and break almost a century of precedent. Senate Democrats should also be warned that if they do repeal the filibuster in this manner, it will be for all time. When, not if, Democrats again find themselves in the minority, this will be used against them.

"Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell should not be fearful of using the filibuster against nominees like Richard Cordray to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Gina McCarthy to head the Environmental Protection Agency, Thomas Perez to head the Labor Department, or Obama's nominees for the National Labor Relations Board. This is nothing more than an idle threat by the Senate majority to bully Republicans into allowing the Senate to become little more than a rubber stamp for nominees."

To view online: http://getliberty.org/senate-republicans-should-not-be-intimidated-from-filibustering-nominees/

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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 call us at 703-383-0880 or visit our website at www.GetLiberty.org.

 

Tuesday
Jun182013

ALG's Daily Grind - IRS scandal unites Republicans, independents, and tea party

June 17, 2013

IRS scandal unites Republicans, independents, and tea party

Unintended consequences have a way of coming back to bite you.

NSA spying: Balancing security and privacy?

Even if it's only metadata and not the contents of phone calls, emails, search engine requests, chat sessions, and financial transactions being accessed, it is still the constitutional equivalent of kicking in the doors of U.S. citizens. Either way, rights are being violated.

Climate talks collapse

For the UN climate conference in Bonn the bear to worry about was not Polar, but Russian.

Daily Caller: ALG FOIA shows 201 IRS employees work full-time on union business

ALG's Mehrens: "A lot of people are not aware that under federal law, a federal agency is allowed to enter into a collective bargaining agreement with a union that has provisions where employees of the agency, in this case the IRS, are allowed to do union work on the taxpayer's time and get paid for it."

Saturday
Jun012013

ALG's Daily Grind - Republicans continue to implement Obamacare 

May 31, 2013

Republicans continue to implement Obamacare

A minority of Arizona Senate Republicans team up with Democrats to expand Medicaid against voters' wishes. Is the U.S. House doing any better?

Cartoon: Don't fall far

The growing scandals in Washington may have a single source.

New boss, same as the old 'Boss'

The IRS targeting of conservative groups and the Department of Justice (DOJ) criminalizing reporting will make more sense after understanding how the infamous Chicago Machine, the one that birthed President Barack Obama, worked.

Evans-Pritchard: No saviour in sight as world credit cycle rolls over

"This may be as good as it gets for the world economy."

Saturday
Apr272013

US House Republicans - EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Obama's Jet-Lagged Leadership

Good afternoon-

 

When the sequester first took effect, the Democrats who run Washington said they would only replace it with tax hikes – not smarter spending cuts.  Then, earlier this week, as thousands of Americans waited on the runway because of the FAA’s manufactured flight delay crisis, Harry Reid dropped legislation to replace the sequester with phony savings – not actual spending reductions.  But today, Democrats joined Republicans to adopt our targeted “cut this, not that” approach to cut wasteful spending.

 

Please watch and share this video first for blogs to recap this week’s complete capitulation by the Democratic majority in DC:

 

 

WATCH OBAMA’S JET-LAGGED LEADERSHIP HERE

 

Looks like Democrats have canceled their plans for tax hikes and phony savings and cleared the American people for landing.

Wednesday
Apr242013

ALG's Daily Grind - Republicans taking default off the table  

April 24, 2013

Republicans taking default off the table

The "Full Faith and Credit Act" will certainly avert default if the debt ceiling is reached, but Republicans also need to avoid the accusation that the debt ceiling fight throws Grandma off the fiscal cliff.

On Global Warming Advocates and Scientific Consensus

Does scientific consensus determine scientific truth?

EPA obstructs Keystone XL pipeline, puts Obama nominee at further risk

As the EPA continues obstructing Keystone,  the Senate should reject Gina McCarthy's nomination to be the next EPA Administrator, so the Obama Administration would understand that their continued expansion of power will no longer be tolerated.

Jindal: Obamacare's Medicaid expansion is bad for Louisiana

"President Obama's Medicaid expansion could cost taxpayers in Louisiana $1.7 billion over the first 10 years of implementation, and the cost will continue to rise."