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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."

Wednesday
Dec112013

ALG blasts budget deal rolling back $65 billion sequestration

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Dec. 10, 2013, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Nathan Mehrens today issued the following statement blasting the budget deal that will cancel the $65 billion sequestration over the next two years:

"It is disappointing that House Republican Budget Chairman Paul Ryan would bust the $65 billion sequestration and raise government fees and other assessments, in return for other supposed cuts in the out years that likely will just be rolled back later. The sequester needed restructuring as it disproportionately hurt our national defense capabilities, but Ryan's plan to raise taxes is unacceptable, and the supposed out year cuts are simply a cynical insult to taxpayers who now know that when push comes to shove, the cuts will not be kept.

"This is just one more example of how out of touch our national leaders are to the real priorities of the American public. It must be defeated by those who believe in keeping the size and scope of government under control."

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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.