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American Principles In Action - RNC Urges Passage of Brady-Cornyn Centennial Monetary Commission 

Dear Monetary Policy Observer,

The RNC recently passed a resolution calling for the adoption of a bipartisan Centennial Monetary Commission.  APIA senior economics advisor Ralph Benko makes the case in his latest Forbes column that this is a sign  of good money policy debate coming out of policy hibernation, and  details  the growing institutional support for the Brady-Cornyn Centennial Monetary Commission Act (HR1176/S1895).

We hope you find this material of interest.


Nicholas Arnold

American Principles In Action


Unemployment Will Remain High So Long As The Dollar Remains Wiggly

The Republican National Committee recently passed a resolution, by the unanimous vote of its National Committeepeople, calling for the creation of a national Monetary Commission.  This legislation is prime sponsored in the House of Representatives by Joint Economic Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-Tx) and in the US Senate by Republican whip John Cornyn (R-Tx).

Cato, with a representative from Heritage, recently conducted a panel on Capitol Hill on this same proposed Commission.

…This, however, is not a partisan issue.  It very much is one that loyal Democrats can, and should, embrace.  Even the RNC made a nonpartisan call to action for “all political and civic leaders,” not just Republicans.  Job creation through good money is bigger than partisan politics.

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DNC - RNC attacks Senator Shaheen for…doing her job 

Today, the RNC attacked Senator Jeanne Shaheen for doing her job.

You read that right. The RNC released a research document accusing Sen. Shaheen of “running away” from Vice President Biden. In fact – as their research doc even states – she is in Washington to chair an Appropriations subcommittee hearing – a responsibility she has as a duly elected U.S. Senator from New Hampshire.

When you win elections, you have a job to do. That’s how this works.

If anyone’s “running away” – it’s Scott Brown. The Scott Brown of today is running away from the Scott Brown of the past. As a Massachusetts Senator, Brown had embraced the People’s Pledge, but now in New Hampshire, he fears running for Senate without air cover from Big Oil and Wall Street. And Scott Brown can’t run fast enough away from reporters when asked about whether he supports Medicaid expansion that would benefit Granite Staters.

We’ve seen inane attacks before, but the RNC is setting the bar even lower with this latest hit. Ironically, it also comes less than 24 hours after the GOP’s preferred candidate to run against Senator Shaheen in New Hampshire, former Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown, told the AP: “Do I have the best credentials? Probably not. ‘Cause, you know, whatever.”

So the RNC wants to elect Scott Brown, who doesn’t even believe he has the best credentials for the job, while attacking the U.S. Senator who’s working hard to deliver results for Granite Staters in the Senate? That makes sense. ‘Cause, you know, whatever.


RNC Hits Shaheen With Paid Web Ads On ObamaCare 


RNC Launches “Smaller Paychecks, Fewer Workers” Web Ad Series

WASHINGTON – The Republican National Committee (RNC) released seven new web videos targeting vulnerable Senate Democrats. The videos follow last week’s devastating CBO report on ObamaCare and hold the Senators accountable for supporting a law that is resulting in fewer workers and smaller paychecks. In each of the seven states, active voters searching for relevant video content will see the web ad about their respective senator.
Targeted Democrats include Senators Mark Begich (D-AK), Kay Hagan (D-NC), Mary Landrieu (D-LA), Mark Pryor (D-AR), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Mark Udall (D-CO), and Mark Warner (D-VA).
“The Congressional Budget Office’s report confirms what we know already: ObamaCare is bad for the economy and for workers,” said Chairman Reince Priebus. “It proves that Americans will suffer greatly from ObamaCare: the equivalent of over two million workers will leave the workforce and millions of Americans will see smaller paychecks. These seven Senators supported President Obama and his disastrous healthcare law, and they must be held accountable for discouraging people from working.”
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NHDP Responds To Dishonest RNC Ad

Concord - New Hampshire Democratic Party Chair Ray Buckley released the following statement after national Republicans launched a dishonest, deceitful and debunked web-video attacking New Hampshire's Senator Jeanne Shaheen:

"This dishonest ad is based on phony claims that were labeled false by the Washington Post and debunked by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.  Republicans are obsessed with re-fighting the health care battles of the past and want to take people back to the days where insurance companies can discriminate based on pre-existing conditions and kick people off their plans if they get sick, but New Hampshire can't afford their hyper-partisan approach.  Granite Staters aren't fooled by desperate and deceitful attacks, they know Jeanne Shaheen, and they know she always puts New Hampshire first, working for common sense solutions that make a difference for people here."

REPORT: “CBO Makes Clear That It Never Said 2.5 Million People Will Lose Their Jobs” Because Of The ACA. “The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office on Monday in its most direct way yet clarified its recent report on the impact ObamaCare will have on jobs. CBO makes clear that it never said 2.5 million people will lose their jobs, in the sense of being laid off, due to the law by 2024, but rather than workers would choose to leave the labor force. CBO Director Doug Elmendorf makes clear that CBO is instead estimating that there will be fewer hours worked by then, equivalent to 2.5 million full-time jobs, and those lost hours will be due to workers choosing not to work.” [The Hill, On the Money, 2/10/14]

FACTCHECK FALSE: Claim That Obamacare Will Kill More Than 2 Million Jobs Given “Three Pinocchios” In February 2014, the Washington Post’s The Fact Checker examined the claim that the ACA would kill more than 2 million jobs was given “Three Pinocchios” for “significant factual error and/or obvious contradictions.” They wrote: “Once again, we award Three Pinocchios to anyone who deliberately gets this wrong.” [Washington Post, The Fact Checker, 2/4/14]


American Principles In Action - RNC Takes Major Steps for Life This Week, APIA in the News

American Principles Project

The Republican National Committee made unprecedented strides this week to promote the dignity of human life, which shows great promise for the future of the Republican party and for America.
On Wednesday January 22nd, RNC Chairman Reince Priebus and his fellow RNC delegates joined hundreds of thousands of Americans in Washington, D.C., in an unprecedented move to participate in the March for Life.
Yesterday, the RNC took another step in the right direction, and voted to pass a resolution that seeks to encourage Republican candidates to fight back against the Democrats' 'War on Women' attacks. The resolution also states that the RNC will not support a “strategy of silence” when it comes to Republican candidates and the life issues.
This resolution was put forth by RNC Committeewoman and APIA board member Ellen Barrosse, and comes on the heels of the American Principles in Action’s report “Building a Winning GOP Coalition,” which was released back in October 2013. APIA’s report recommended that the Republican party speak out on the social issues, including life issues, instead of using their current ‘strategy of silence’ on the social issues. This report is available online and can be read in full here.
You can also read the entire RNC pro-life resolution at the bottom of this CNN story:

Major news clips on the RNC’s Resolution, that you don’t want to miss:
The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer – CNN
Ellen Barrosse, RNC Chairwoman and Board Member of the American Principles in Action, discusses the "Resolution on Republican Pro-Life Strategy" with CNN correspondent Tom Foreman on The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer on January 21st, 2014.

The Lead with Jake Tapper – CNN
CNN national political reporter Peter Hamby and CNN chief congressional correspondent Dana Bash discuss the "Resolution on Republican Pro-Life Strategy" with Jake Tapper on The Lead on January 22nd, 2014. RNC Chairman Reince Priebus is also interviewed during the segment.

Inside the Beltway: GOP Advised to Battle ‘War on Women’ Rhetoric The Washington Times
“Some Republican candidates have adopted a strategy of deflection and silence when attacked with ‘War on Women’ rhetoric, and we’ve now seen that silence is a losing strategy,” says delegate Ellen Barrosse, who authored the resolution and is a board member of American Principles in Action, a nonprofit group.

“If Republican candidates want to connect with key voters, such as women, Hispanics, and young people. They need to fight back on the life issue when attacked,” she adds.”
Read the full article here.
GOP Readies for 2014 with New Tactics, Familiar Messages – CBS
“RNC delegate Ellen Barrosse, also a board member of American Principles in Action and the author of the resolution, told CBS News that GOP candidates like 2012 presidential nominee Mitt Romney and Virginia’s 2013 Republican gubernatorial nominee Ken Cuccinelli lost their respective races after inadequately answering charges that they were insensitive to women’s issues. Democrat Terry McAuliffe only narrowly beat Cuccinelli in November after pro-abortion rights groups poured money into the campaign.

“Our polling shows that in a situation where Democrats attack Republicans with ‘war on women’ rhetoric and Republicans then attack Democrats for their extremism on abortion, both candidates suffer...  but the Democrat suffers more, and he won’t [use that attack] again,” she said.”
Read the full article here.
GOP to Push Candidates to Defend Anti-Abortion Stances – The Hill
“RNC delegate Ellen Barrosse of Delaware is sponsoring the "Resolution on Republican Pro-Life Strategy” and will introduce it at the committee’s winter meeting in Washington this week.
“Candidates who stay silent on pro-life issues do not identify with key voters, fail to alert voters to Democrats’ extreme pro-abortion stances, and have lost their elections,” the resolution says. 
Barrosse and her co-sponsors say the GOP needs to take on the Democrats’ “deceptive ‘War on Women’ rhetoric.” The resolution says the Republican Party will support anti-abortion-rights candidates who overcome a strategy of silence on the issue.”
Read the full article here.