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Tuesday
Sep252012

ALG - Obama won't deal with Social Security

Sept. 24, 2012, Fairfax, VA—Americans for Limited Government President Bill Wilson today issued the following statement responding to Obama strategist David Axelrod's refusal to "have [a] discussion right now" about Social Security because "Social Security is a more distant problem":

"It truly is pathetic that David Axelrod, the chief strategist for Team Obama, admits they have no plan to proactively work toward fixing any entitlement program like Social Security until the program reaches a crisis level. This is not the kind of leadership that America expects from their president, but is revealing about the central tenet of the Obama Administration. Bounce between crisis to crisis reacting with big government 'solutions' rather than anticipating problems and working to deal with them before we hit the brink of a government shutdown, default on our debts or even failing to meet obligations to seniors and pensioners.

"Adults don't act this way, Obama's term in office has proven that he neither has the vision or courage of an adult leading our nation, but rather Obama's term is more like a petulant child who is always pointing his finger at others. Our nation faces a world of nearly unprecedented financial and international peril; it is time for the adults to take over."

To view online: http://getliberty.org/obama-wont-deal-with-social-security/

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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.

Thursday
Sep062012

NHCitizenAlliance- Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) to fact check the "Ten Million Dollars a Minute" Bus Tour to St. Anselm College in NH

Corporate-Backed Bus Tour Will Encounter Local Residents with Questions on Social Security

(Manchester, NH) U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) will join granite staters this Friday, September 7, 2012 at 3:30 p.m. (EST), for a discussion about the state of our economy and the path forward for strengthening America. The future of Social Security and Medicare to local communities will be a prime topic of discussion.

Sanders is then expected to lead dozens of attendees over to the Institute of Politics (also on the St. Anselm College campus) to oppose the launch of the "Ten Million Dollars a Minute Tour." This bus tour, sponsored by the corporate-backed Comeback America Initiative, is focused on generating support for drastic cuts to Social Security and Medicare as a last-ditch way to balance the budget.

WHAT:          U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) to lead community discussion at St. Anselm on the state of our economy and the path forward for strengthening America.

 

WHO:             U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT)

Natasha Perez, National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare

Steve Gorin, NH National Association of Social Workers

**Personal local stories from New Hampshire voters on Social Security and Medicare**

 

WHEN:          Friday, September 7 at 3:30 p.m. EST      (45 minutes)

 

WHERE:       Perini Lecture Hall, of Goulet Building St. Anselm College 

 

SPONSORED BY:    NH Citizens Alliance for Action, Granite State Organizing Project, NH National Association of Social Workers, The National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, Every Child Matters, State Employees’ Association of NH/SEIU Local 1984, NH Alliance for Retired Americans and others.

Friday
May112012

ALG's Daily Grind: EPA and radical environmentalists work to take America back to the 20th Century-B.C.

May 10, 2012

EPA and radical environmentalists work to take America back to the 20th Century-B.C.

What, if any, energy sources does this country have left that are deemed environmentally fit for today's strict "green" standards? 

Video: Obama's Social Security Defunding Flaws

Our major national program Social Security is supposed to protect people from retiring without money. Yet it has a slight problem. The Obama Administration has been handling it blunderously!

Job training without jobs is like dog walking with no dogs: useless

$15.4 billion of taxpayer money that Obama has given to nearly 50 federal job training programs as highlighted by the Wall Street Journal are mostly getting wasted on things like exaggerated employee salaries for those responsible for running the programs, and casino trips.

Nigel Farage: 'The EU Titanic Has Now Hit The Iceberg'

"We face the prospect of mass civil unrest, possibly even revolution in some countries that are being driven into total and utter desperation.

Tuesday
Apr242012

ALG - Social Security, Medicare bankruptcy accelerates, Trustees report 

April 23, 2012, Fairfax, VA—Americans for Limited Government President Bill Wilson issued the following statement reacting to the latest Social Security and Medicare Trustees Report:

"It is no surprise that particularly the Social Security program has lost three years off the life of its trust fund in a single year. Obama and Congress foolishly underfunded the program by $95 billion with its election year extension of the so-called payroll tax holiday. They are consciously facilitating the bankruptcy of the program. Now the program's trust fund will be exhausted three years sooner in 2033, at which point, benefits will be cut sharply.

"In particular trouble is Social Security's disability program, according to the Trustees.  The trouble with that program is systemic more than anything, as Congress has so dramatically expanded the definition of disability it now costs over $125 billion annually.

"Medicare is even worse off, with its trust fund set to be exhausted in 2024. This is hardly surprising, too, considering how Obamacare's expansion of millions on to the Medicaid rolls and into the taxpayer-subsidized insurance exchanges was paid for in large part by cutting $500 billion from Medicare over 10 years. But even without Obamacare, Medicare would still be in dire straits. Like the other entitlement programs, it has promised far more than can be delivered on a sustainable basis.

"All of these programs are lies that promise too much. The trillions of contingent liabilities in these programs are not even factored into our current $15.6 trillion national debt, which is already larger than our entire economy. If those contingent liabilities in entitlements were included, it would be trillions more still in debts that cannot be repaid, only refinanced.

"No nation can long sustain itself when it offers more in benefits than it collects via revenue. Borrowing to fill in the shortfall is only a temporary stopgap measure, and in the end this system will collapse because we cannot tax at a high enough rate to save these programs. When we needed real reform to our nation's finances, all we got from Obama was a hastening of our national decline."

Attachments:

"Defining Disability Down," ALG Chairman Howard Rich, Wall Street Journal, April 16, 2012 at http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304299304577346341282507300.html

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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.

Wednesday
Mar212012

Shea-Porter statement on House Republican Budget

New Hampshire-  Today, former Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter, who is running for the NH-01 Congressional seat, released the following statement on the House Republican Budget.

"Congressman Guinta and his fellow Republicans have once again taken aim at the old, the young, the sick, the poor, and the middle class. We need  to shrink the deficit, but I will not support doing that by giving tax cuts to the very wealthy and to oil companies, rewarding companies that send jobs out of the country, ending Medicare and turning it into a voucher program, cutting Pell grants that help students pay for college, and by cutting too deeply into the budget. Congressman Guinta supports this budget because he does not believe in government--he has said that he wants to privatize Social Security and Medicare, the Department of Education, the EPA, the Department of Energy, Amtrak, medical research, and so many other programs. Congressman Guinta is too extreme for New Hampshire, and his budget is too extreme for New Hampshire also."