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Tuesday
Aug052014

Shaheen For US Senate - We've Made History!

Friends - I just wanted to make sure you saw this note I sent last week about the anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid being signed into law.

49 years later, the threat to Medicare is very, very real. The Koch Brothers and corporate special interests are fighting every day to turn Medicare into a voucher program. We cannot let that happen.

That's why I'm asking you to add your name and help us get 150,000 grassroots supporters standing up for Medicare.

Thank you,

Jeanne

 

 

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From: Jeanne Shaheen
Subject: Medicare at risk
Date: Tues, July 29, 2014

Dear Friends,

Medicare was signed into law 49 years ago this week. Because of that, 49 million Americans are able to afford their prescriptions, see a doctor and get access to life-saving medical care.

But after 49 years, extremists in Congress want to end Medicare as we know it.

That's why we need your help to get 150,000 grassroots supporters standing with me to defend Medicare.

Click here now to join me and my colleagues today in defending Medicare as we know it.

Granite Staters depend on Medicare. If the Koch Brothers and their corporate special interests get their way and turn Medicare into a voucher program, future seniors would be handed a coupon for critical care. And that coupon may not even cover all their needs. That’s simply unacceptable.

That's why I'm asking you to help join this fight to protect Medicare. After 49 years of helping our seniors afford the care they need, this risk to Medicare is very real. This is why we need all hands on deck to this fight.

Add your name TODAY and help us reach our goal of 150,000 supporters fighting to protect Medicare.

I need you in this fight. Future seniors need you in this fight. It's just too important to sit this one out.

Thank you,
Jeanne

Tuesday
Dec172013

ALG's Daily Grind - Will Senate Republicans filibuster the Ryan-Murray budget agreement?

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Dec. 16, 2013

Permission to republish original opeds and cartoons granted.

Will Senate Republicans filibuster the Ryan-Murray budget agreement?
Senate Republicans have to decide whether they will allow the Ryan-Murray agreement to move to a vote. Given the controversial provisions in the bill, the requisite for future interparty trust, and Harry Reid's treatment of minority rights over the last several months, the bill's outlook is doubtful.

Obamacare: A death panel for the rule of law 
Obama has shredded the Constitution in favor of the "Easy Button," arbitrarily remaking entire sections of the health care law that deal with its employer mandate, its deductible and co-payment limits, its coverage requirements and — more disturbingly — its power to subsidize health insurance in more than thirty states.

The moral superiority of capitalism
The point is not that capitalists do good things.  The point is that capitalism makes such giving possible.

Strassel: IRS targeting, round two
There is a "growing concern by House Ways and Means Committee investigators that [a new IRS] regulation was reverse-engineered — designed to isolate and shut down the same tea party groups victimized in the first targeting round."

Tuesday
Dec172013

ALG - If Senate Republicans oppose Ryan-Murray budget deal, then they should block it 

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Dec. 16, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Nathan Mehrens today issued the following statement urging Senate Republicans to block the Ryan-Murray budget deal:

"If Senate Republican leaders are sincere in their opposition to the Ryan-Murray budget deal then they would block cloture on it. It will breach sequester spending limits by $63 billion in its first two years, it raises fees and revenues on the American people by more than $32 billion. It destroys a 60-vote point of order for Senators to block further spending increases beyond sequester. It's a bad deal. Taxpayers would be better off with a basic continuing resolution that changed nothing."

To view online: http://getliberty.org/if-senate-republicans-oppose-ryan-murray-budget-deal-then-they-should-block-it/

Attachments:

"Budget deal is even worse after you read it," by ALG senior editor Robert Romano, Dec. 12, 2013, at http://netrightdaily.com/2013/12/ryan-budget-fraud-even-worse-read/

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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 visit our website at www.GetLiberty.org.

Saturday
Dec142013

ALG's Daily Grind - Did House leaders embrace the budget deal before they ever saw it? 

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Dec. 13, 2013

Permission to republish original opeds and cartoons granted.

Did House leaders embrace the budget deal before they ever saw it?
Sen. Jeff Sessions on budget deal: "this bill clearly and unequivocally undermines the ability of the Senate to maintain agreed-upon statutory spending limits… Perhaps the House didn't understand what the impact would be."

HHS Inspector General: The right man for the job
Sometimes the exact right person is in the exact right place at the exact right time. The current inspector general of Health and Human Services is exactly the right man to investigate the agency.

On selfies and Shackleton
Leadership can mean many things to many people, but its absence is obvious, as it was with President Barack Obama, Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt and British Prime Minister David Cameron snapping a "selfie" Tuesday like teenagers at a rock concert.

CNBC.com: U.S. energy boom helps grease manufacturing's spinning wheels
"The heavily chronicled shale boom that has propelled U.S. oil production to historical peaks also may be greasing the wheels of manufacturing, which suffered for years as production moved to cheaper havens overseas."

Friday
Dec132013

Innis For Congress - Statement on Ryan-Murray Agreement 

Manchester, NH - Dan Innis, Republican candidate for Congress in NH-CD1, released the following statement today.


"I am disappointed that the budget agreement between House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Senate Budget Committee Chairman Patty Murray (D-Wash.) does not address our debt crisis in a meaningful way.  


While Congressman Ryan and Senator Murray deserve credit for working across party lines, the agreement does not go nearly far enough to tackle this growing national security issue.


Congress has a moral responsibility to future generations to pass a yearly budget that shrinks government, includes real spending cuts, begins the process of reforming our tax code and starts to refocus our limited resources on 21st century infrastructure investments. And as New Hampshire's representative in the next Congress I will work with both political parties to do just that."