ALG praises Carson for putting America’s poor first

April 19, 2019, Fairfax, Va.–Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement praising Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson for a proposed regulation that will ensure that federal housing assistance goes to Americans first before illegal immigrants:

“Compassion is a core American value. HUD Secretary Ben Carson’s refocusing eligibility requirements for housing assistance to align with legal requirements that mandate only citizens and legal residents qualify for such assistance, is 100 percent in alignment with this value. In Miami-Dade County, legal housing assistance qualifiers have waited in line for over 10 years for help, and it is unconscionable that their roofs are being taken by illegal aliens. Carson’s prudent action to remediate this injustice is just one more example of how the Trump administration is seeking to restructure our government’s priorities to benefit those who follow the law over those who simply demand services regardless of eligibility. The only compassionate response is to support Secretary Carson’s effort to make certain that those who are eligible under the law are the beneficiaries of the social safety net that America provides.”

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Mueller report vindicates Trump, no conspiracy or coordination with Russia

April 18, 2019, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement in response the final report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller:

“Robert Mueller’s report is a slam dunk vindication of President Trump, who was the victim of an intelligence agency operation designed to entrap him and those around him in process crime snares, even as they knew that there was not a sufficient basis to say there was any conspiracy by Trump, his campaign or any American with Russia to interfere with the election.  Mueller himself writes that ‘the evidence was not sufficient to charge that any member of the Trump Campaign conspired or coordinated with representatives of the Russian government to interfere in the 2016 election,’ which was defined as operations to do with hacking the DNC and John Podesta emails and an inconsequential social media campaign by a Russian company.

“This is unequivocal, but not a surprise to anyone who was profiteering off of this fake news driven conspiracy theory.  Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, who is no friend to President Trump, said in March 2017, ‘We had no evidence of collusion.’

“Additionally, lead FBI investigator and proven Trump hater, Peter Strzok texted his then lover, FBI agent Lisa Page, that ‘there’s no big there there’ in talking about the Russia case.

“And even former CIA Director Michael Morell is quoted in March 2017 as saying, ‘There is no fire, at all.’

“Yet our nation and those associated with the Trump campaign, transition team and administration were subjected to about a three-year long investigation, including nearly two years by a special counsel who was appointed to investigate something that everyone knew was false.

“Professional Trump critics like former CIA Director John Brennan were regulars on MSNBC stoking the collusion fires later claiming that he perhaps had ‘bad information.’ The partisan media outlets like ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN and MSNBC along with the entire Corporation for Public Broadcasting taxpayer funded hierarchy breathlessly repeated planted rumor after planted rumor promising viewers that this time, they really had Donald Trump.

“And today in the aftermath of the collapse of their delusion, they cling to their age old approach to attack the messenger, Attorney General William Barr, because the pedestal they had built for the special counsel was too high for them to tear down in time to not have egg on their faces.

“No conspiracy with Russia by Trump is great news for America.  One could hope that the left-wing corporate media machines will learn a lesson and return to journalism, but that is not what they are — instead they are advocates getting paid to culturally transform America. If anything good is to come out of this national embarrassment, it is my hope that the media emperors who have been running around with no clothes are finally seen for the frauds that they are, and as a result, the public denies them the one thing they need — viewers and listeners.  In doing so those who have perpetuated this Russian collusion fraud through hours upon hours of anti-Trump coverage will be denied the dollars from selling soap to those very viewers who they colluded to trick into believing that Donald Trump was a traitor to his country.

“Now, the Attorney General needs to get to work to determine who abused the legal protections in place to stop this kind of intelligence abuse and take all available measures against them to make certain that this never happens again, as well as recommend reforms to ensure that the FISA Court ceases to be a rubber stamp for spying.”

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Call Pelosi’s UK trade hate bluff

April 17, 2019, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement blasting House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for opposing any proposed U.S.-United Kingdom trade agreement:

“Speaker Pelosi’s stated refusal to consider a U.S.-United Kingdom stand-alone trade deal would put $141 billion of exports to the United Kingdom in jeopardy, including $66 billion of goods exports of machinery, aircraft and agricultural products that we currently ship there. Those goods could be stranded at our ports if a trade deal is not negotiated and approved by Congress.

“It is clear that Pelosi is following in former President Obama’s tradition when he removed Winston Churchill’s bust from the Oval Office. Unfortunately, Pelosi’s knee-jerk anti-British attitude could have far more serious ramifications for American workers and our nation as a whole. The U.S. does not hold sway over what the terms of Brexit are. President Trump needs to submit a separate deal to Congress when the time comes and call Pelosi’s bluff and see if she can hold her Democratic majority together. It’s time to break San Francisco’s stranglehold on the rest of America.”

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ALG applauds Qualcomm-Apple legal settlement as victory for intellectual property

April 16, 2019, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement praising a legal settlement between Qualcomm and Apple:

“Today’s announced settlement of a lawsuit pitting the Apple Corporation and San Diego, California-based Qualcomm over the intellectual property rights of the southern California chipmaker is a very positive affirmation that patents and licensing agreements still matter in 21st century America.

“The contentious suit centered on allegations that Apple infringed on the patent rights of Qualcomm which invented and produces the chip/brain that allows a mobile device to communicate with other devices digitally.  The 3G and 4G technology developed by Qualcomm has been used in mobile devices around the world and the licensing fees derived from these inventions are funding the development of the future 5G chip.

“Ultimately, the very concept of property rights which underpins the free market system were reaffirmed in this agreement, and in that, every American should breathe a sigh of relief at this resolution.”

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President Trump should declare human traffickers terrorist organizations and deal with accordingly as southern border crisis escalates

April 15, 2019, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement in response to the latest data from Custom and Border Patrol showing 103,492 apprehensions on the southern border in March:

“No rational person can still doubt that there is a crisis at the southern border with over 103,000 apprehensions in March alone, the highest in a decade. This is a crisis the President anticipated with requests for funding for the wall and meeting humanitarian needs at the border, a request that Congressional Democrats largely rejected and shut down the government for 35 days to protest. The problem is now so severe that the President should simply declare the human trafficking cartels who are profiteering off the illegal immigration surge to be terrorist organizations and treated accordingly. The costs to both the American taxpayer and to those who depend upon our nation’s generous social safety net is unacceptable, but what’s worse is it is now endangering our national security, and those in Mexico who are facilitating the trafficking need to be dealt with the full force of the law.”

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Comey assumes jester role in spygate tragedy

Top secret surveillance is spying.

April 12, 2019, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement blasting former FBI Director James Comey’s contention that “the FBI and the Department of Justice conduct court-ordered electronic surveillance… I have never thought of that as spying”:

“James Comey’s latest embarrassing declaration that top secret surveillance of American citizens’ phone calls, emails, texts and other communications in a counterintelligence probe is not spying ranks right up with Bill Clinton’s parsing of the meaning of the word is. Comey signed the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrants to spy against the Trump campaign. In Washington, D.C., lies are excused if couched in the right flowery verbage. Comey cannot possibly believe that engaging in electronic surveillance largely based on documentation from politically weaponized spies, which he says was ‘selacious and unverified,’ as well as using human intelligence resources to observe and attempt to infiltrate the Trump campaign in the midst of a counterintelligence investigation is not spying.

“Comey’s Hamlet-like musings reflect more on his attempt to rerwrite history and restore his tattered personal legacy. If this tragedy is ever honestly written, Comey has cemented his role as the fool rather than the hero he portrays himself as.”

Attachments:

“Of course spying occurred in 2016 against the Trump campaign by the Obama administration. What do you think a FISA warrant is for?” By Robert Romano, April 13, 2019 at http://dailytorch.com/2019/04/of-course-spying-occurred-in-2016-against-the-trump-campaign-by-the-obama-administration-what-do-you-think-a-fisa-warrant-is-for/

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Time for Senate to confirm John Pallasch for Employment and Training Administration

April 12, 2019, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement urging the U.S. Senate to confirm the nomination of John Pallasch to head the Employment and Training Administration:

“A one-year anniversary passed yesterday, and while uneventful, it was emblematic of the obstruction by Senate Democrats of President Trump’s nominees.

“On April 11, 2018, John Pallasch was nominated to lead the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration, and his nomination still languishes in the Senate one full year later.  Pallasch currently serves as the executive director of the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, and is eminently qualified to lead the U.S. Labor Department division responsible overseeing the nation’s employment system with a budget that dwarfs the rest of the Department.

“The fact that this critical position remains unfilled more than two years into the President’s first term in office is truly absurd.  I will admit, that I worked with John at the Labor Department during the George W. Bush administration, and have kept up with him in the subsequent ten years.  He is a strong administrator without political baggage, who in normal times would be confirmed 95-2 with three Senators out of town.  At a time when the Trump administration is emphasizing re-skilling employees to meet the needs of the rapidly changing economy, the nation deserves to have a steady hand at the helm of the team responsible for carrying out this mission.  It is clear that Secretary Acosta is doing a fine job in this area, but there is a reason why Assistant Secretaries exist, and that is to make certain that the granular details of the policies get implemented in a complex inter-governmental dance.

“It is time for the Senate to move aggressively to confirm Mr. Pallasch.  He deserves to be able to assume the job he agreed to do for the nation over a year ago, and it is time for the petty partisanship which overrides everything in D.C. to be put aside to have this fine man re-enter federal government service to help meet the needs of our shifting workforce.”

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50 year low in unemployment insurance claims

April 11, 2019, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement on the latest unemployment claims numbers:

“Job growth in the Trump economy continues at an incredible pace with both the weekly unemployment insurance claims and what is considered the more reliable four week rolling average of the claims both reached levels not seen since 1969, when the workforce was approximately half the size compared to today.

“Unemployment insurance claims measure how many people are being displaced in the economy, and the 2019 Trump economy has fewer claims than 1969, the year that Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin first walked on the moon. The fact that America is going back to work is not a secret, but this record low of people facing the fear and uncertainty of being let go from their job is remarkable.”

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Barr acknowledges ‘spying did occur,’ but that’s not all, Manning says

If the political spying did not violate FISA, then we need FISA reform now.

April 10, 2019, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement in response to Attorney General William Barr’s acknowledgement that “spying did occur” in 2016 against the Trump campaign:

“The Attorney General’s acknowledgement that spying occurred in 2016 against the Trump campaign is a significant step in the right direction to cleaning up the abuse of power that occurred in the Russia collusion hoax during the Obama administration. Spying on the opposition party in an election year, based on fabricated allegations of foreign espionage, is one of the most profound attacks on the Constitution and civil liberties in our history. FISA was set up to stop political weaponization of intelligence.

“While we are heartened that Attorney General Barr is acknowledging what has been clear for a long time, that spying did occur in 2016 against the Trump campaign and continued into the transition and then administration, with all due respect to the Attorney General, the question here is not whether there was unauthorized surveillance. The trouble here is that the surveillance was authorized despite the fact that it lacked credible and verified allegations. At the end of the day, there was no conspiracy or coordination with Russia by Trump, his campaign or any Americans. It was a lie.

“Moreover, Trump campaign, transition and administration officials were unmasked by former National Security Advisor Susan Rice, former UN Ambassador Samantha Powers and others. Individuals were prosecuted for unrelated process crimes that came about because of this unnecessary investigation.

“The protections set up by Congress in the late 1970s after the Church Committee’s findings of political spying have failed miserably to protect civil liberties today when confronted by a determined, politically weaponized intelligence community. If no rules were violated, then it is clear that the FISA law itself that must be reformed to prevent this from ever happening again.”

Attachments:

“We need a new Church Committee to expose who in the Obama administration was behind the Russia collusion hoax,” By Robert Romano, March 25, 2019 at http://dailytorch.com/2019/03/we-need-a-new-church-committee-to-expose-who-in-the-obama-administration-was-behind-the-russia-collusion-hoax/

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President Trump’s policies are helping restore American energy dominance

April 10, 2019, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement praising the Trump administration for restoring American energy dominance:

“President Trump’s determination to end damaging regulations on energy production has unleashed American innovators to remake the world’s energy markets as the United States is now a net energy exporter.  Private companies and individuals freed up to focus on getting oil, natural gas and coal out of the ground has led to a renaissance that has only been dreamed of for the past three generations when the bonds of energy dependency shaped much of American policy and our national mindset.

“The freedom of American energy independence and, yes, even energy dominance in the foreseeable future will shape the 21st century world economy if only our policy makers avoid the temptation of trying to turn back the clock to the days of scarcity  when Americans faced long gasoline lines and odd/even day purchase rationing at the pump.

“But American, indeed North American and South American energy dominance, is not just the avoidance of the pain caused by the lack of affordable energy, but instead is being able to bear the fruits of inexpensive abundance.  Electricity generation is essential to the modern economy, and being able to produce electricity inexpensively, reliably and resiliently is one of the foundational building blocks to the 21st century re-industrialization of America, demonstrated by the more than 500,000 new manufacturing jobs created on our shores since President Trump took office.  This is just the tip of the iceberg in terms of American economic growth, as the President’s trade, tax and regulatory policies continue to create the environment for a thriving, expanding economy.

“On the environment front, there is one international regulation which should be supported by every American, IMO 2020.  IMO 2020 changes the fuel composition allowed to be burned by cargo/container ships to a low sulfur mix away from extremely high sulfur bunker oil.  Container ships are equipped to make this conversion, and America has the refinery capacity to supply much of the shipping world’s fuel needs.  This conversion matters because just 16 container ships create more sulfur dioxide pollution (smog) around the world than all 80 million internal combustion cars in the world combined.  Energy dominance doesn’t mean environmental stupidity, and due to America’s capitalist driven modern oil refinery system, once again our great nation is in the lead in providing the means to care for the world’s air while keeping the engines of a strong economy roaring.

“Capitalism works.  It creates abundance through innovation.  And out of that abundance, American companies can profit while helping the world dramatically cut worldwide air pollution.  Not through impossible to meet government mandates, but through common sense problem solving and innovation.”

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