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Wednesday
Sep172014

ALG - Obama's Labor fundraising scandal cover-up denounced 

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September 15, 2014, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Nathan Mehrens today issued the following statement demanding the resignation or firing of White House General Counsel Lamar Baker, Associate White House Counsel Kathleen Harnett, and Deputy Solicitor of Labor Deborah Greenfield for conspiring to conceal documents legitimately requested under the Freedom of Information Act:

 

"It is appalling that a simple request for the schedule of then-Labor Secretary Hilda Solis was elevated to the highest levels of the White House in an attempt to conceal her activities. White House General Counsel Lamar Baker even went so far as to demand our identity clearly to determine whether or not to release the information under the Freedom of Information Act.

 

"FOIA was never supposed to be give information to your friends and withhold it from your critics. In fact, it is intended just for the opposite purpose. The cavalier abuse of this fundamental government transparency tool should result in the resignations or firing of White House General Counsel Lamar Baker, Associate White House Counsel Kathleen Harnett, and Deputy Solicitor of Labor Deborah Greenfield."

 

Documents show that ALG's FOIA appeal was delayed by over two years:

 

Sept. 1, 2010:  In response to a Jan. 14, 2010 FOIA request from ALG, DOL withheld a calendar entry showing that Solis met with Cecilia Munoz from White House on April 7, 2009.

 

Oct. 26, 2010:  ALG files FOIA appeal, challenging redactions.

 

Approx. March 2012: Solis makes a fundraising call to a DOL employee during business hours in order to aid the President's reelection campaign.

 

Apr. 8, 2013 to May 6, 2013:  DOL finally consults with White House Counsel's Office about releasing the calendar entry; White House agrees to release.

 

May 20, 2013: DOL issues final response to ALG which includes the production of the calendar with the calendar entry.

 

To view online: http://getliberty.org/obamas-labor-fundraising-scandal-cover-up-denounced/

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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.

Tuesday
Sep022014

ALG's Daily Grind - Labor Day: Congress must take action to protect workers, not Big Labor 

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Sept. 1, 2014

Labor Day: Congress must take action to protect workers, not Big Labor
Congress must take action to protect American workers, not Big Labor. 

NLRB goes rogue against small business       
It is the National Labor Relations Board which has taken the most outlandish actions in their attempt to tip the balance toward primary Democratic Party funders in Big Labor. 

 

 

Sunday
Aug312014

Watchdog - Wisconsin prosecutors aim to shut down conservatives  

Wednesday
Aug272014

ALG's Daily Grind - Like day follows night, union corruption continues 

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August 27, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds granted.

Like day follows night, union corruption continues
In 2013, the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS) obtained 97 indictments and 116 convictions of union officials for crimes against their members.

Missing IRS emails were backed up, Justice Dept. admits to Judicial Watch
Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton: "Department of Justice attorneys for the Internal Revenue Service told Judicial Watch on Friday that Lois Lerner's emails, indeed all government computer records, are backed up by the federal government in case of a government-wide catastrophe.  The Obama administration attorneys said that this back-up system would be too onerous to search."

Woodhill: No, Professor Cochrane, the Fed is not getting it right
"The Fed's policy of paying interest on bank reserves (IOR), which is nearing its sixth birthday, makes fulfilling [maintaining a stable dollar] difficult (and, given the Fed's current operating procedures, perhaps even impossible)."

Friday
Aug152014

Watchdog - Unions thrive on taxpayer dime  

Federal agencies spend millions on union business

The Internal Revenue Service isn’t the only federal agency where hundreds of employees do union business full-time on the public’s dime. “Taxpayers spent around $156 million on federal employees who did no federal work at all,” said Nathan Mehrens, president of Americans for Limited Government.

Watchdog reported last week that union business — oxymoronically classified as “official time” — is subsidized by the IRS. Mehrens uncovered similar behavior at other agencies.

Read more about where the money is going here.

Why labor unions are more like Miley Cyrus and Lindsay Lohan than you realize


With their grip on power in modern American culture slipping daily, the country’s labor unions will try anything to to hold onto their dominion and relevance. No, really. Anything. Anything at all.

Defending academic plagiarism? Check. Threatening dissenters? Yup. Tricking its own members to keep them funnelling cash to the bosses? Yup, that too.

Read more about the similarities here.

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