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ALG's Daily Grind - The Establishment Strikes Back in 2013 


Dec. 30, 2013

The Establishment Strikes Back in 2013
 Congress funds the NSA-FBI surveillance state, the IRS decides it can target 501(c)(4) political speech all it wants, House Republicans give up on defunding Obamacare, and sequester is smothered in its sleep.

Colorado monument designation would quash mining claims
Sen. Mark Udall (D) has introduced legislation that would create a 22,000-acre national monument in Browns Canyon in Chaffee County, Colorado.  To ensure that no mining, or any other new commercial activity, takes place on the site, Udall's bill would designate 10,500 acres within the boundaries of the monument as wilderness. 

Hendrickson: The legal positivism of the elite: A slippery slope toward tyranny
"To the legal positivist, there are no immutable principles, no moral absolutes. All is relative, and human legislation and regulation are more a matter of convenience or expedience or personal preference than attempts to codify permanent standards of right and wrong."


ALG's Daily Grind - It's time to throw big business off the Republican stool 


Dec. 20, 2013

It's time to throw big business off the Republican stool
Republicans just might discover that they are better off shedding the Party of the Rich label by throwing these corporate welfare, government leeches to the curb altogether leaving them to commune with those on the left who hate them.

Stop the presses! Fed taper won't stop its $75 billion a month money-printing
Instead of adding $1.02 trillion of treasuries and mortgage bonds to its balance sheet a year, the Federal Reserve has announced starting in January it will just be adding a "mere" $900 billion.

The power-mad EPA
The threat is the EPA, not mercury.

Hurt: D.C. gets the vapors, calls sequester too much
"[N]obody seems to be able to explain how the new cuts are just as severe as the old cuts yet equally unfelt."


Ending Spending responds to dishonest NHDP press call 

If you are covering today's press call hosted by the New Hampshire Democratic Party, please consider including the following statement which can be attributed to Brian Baker, President of Ending Spending:

"All the words in the world can't cover up the fact that Sen. Shaheen lied to the people of New Hampshire, and as a result, millions of people across the country are losing their health care coverage."

The Washington Post's Chris Cillizza wrote that "every Democrat should be scared" Ending Spending's TV ad targeting Shaheen's support of Obamacare.  "Chris Cillizza, the Washington Post’s top political blogger, says 'Obamacare’s growing unpopularity makes the ad’s message dangerous for any Democrat.' The latest ABC News poll shows 70 percent of independents oppose Obama on health care. Nearly half of all voters think Obamacare is making the health-care system worse versus only 19 percent who think it will improve matters. Cillizza’s conclusion: 'You have a very scary situation for Shaheen — and any other Democrat, which is almost all of them, on the record supporting the ACA. Get used to this ad. You are going to see it thousands of times — in various forms — before 2014 is over.'" (John Fund, "WaPo: 'Every Democrat Should Be Scared Of' This Obamacare Ad," National Review 12/18/2013)

View the Ending Spending ad, "Like Your Senator," here:

AFP - They caved... 

By now you've heard how Republican Paul Ryan worked with Democrat Patty Murray to quickly move a budget deal through the House, which we expect to be passed by the Senate very soon. You also know that AFP strongly opposed this budget deal, for the simple reason that it broke the promise of moderate spending limits set by the bipartisan Budget Control Act of 2011.

Unfortunately, most Democrats and even many Republicans in Congress are in favor of a deal that breaks their promise to rein in government spending. From House Republicans, we're hearing that this deal is the best they can do, and that it's better to cave in on spending now to put the focus back on fighting ObamaCare. We know that just isn't true.

Many Republicans also bristle at anyone who is critical of the so-called Ryan-Murray Budget, saying that opposing the deal is equivalent to calling for another unproductive government shutdown. They are wrong.

When it comes to government spending, supporters of limited government can stand firm on principle, aggressively oppose the harmful policies of ObamaCare, and do so without threatening a government shutdown.

Americans for Prosperity President Tim Phillips explains that strategy in a recently published article in Politico. AFP wants to do what's best for all Americans by sticking to our conservative values rather than caving to political pressure.

As is so often the case, bad politics leads to bad policy.

Click here to read the article.


Americans for Prosperity

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ALG's Daily Grind - Shutdown fears guide bad budget deal 


Dec. 17, 2013

Permission to republish original opeds and cartoons granted.

Shutdown fears guide bad budget deal
When anything becomes better than a government shutdown for congressional Republicans, everything is on the table including increasing spending, higher taxes, and the destruction of Senate minority rights.

Cartoon: Barack the Lyin' Heart
And the award for most disingenuous performance by a Nobel Prize winner not named Al Gore goes to…

Obama's shameful bullying
By now, it should not have been a surprise to anyone that the Obama Administration used the vast powers of the federal Administrative state to target and coerce their perceived political enemies.

Pesci: Obama's war on constitutional rights
"The same "death to the Bill of Rights" progressives at the U.S. Treasury Department have now promulgated rules that will, they hope, insure the extinction of the political sons and daughters of Sam Adams, John Adams, Patrick Henry, Thomas Jefferson, and George Washington."