Senate GOP Must Stand and Fight

Senate Democrats Seek to Pass a Blank Check Bill Crushing Individual Liberty & Freedom

 

Fairfax, Va. – Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning issued the following statement today in reaction to an attempt by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer  to pass a massive  spending bill without providing any details of what is in the bill:

“Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is taking Nancy Pelosi’s “Congress “[has] to pass the bill so you can find out what’s in it” approach to lawmaking  to a new low today as he forces  a vote on an infrastructure bill before the details have been negotiated.

“Senate Republicans are promising to stop the blank bill by refusing to provide the votes to bring it to the floor.  The Schumer scheme itself is stunning in its own right. The term blank bill is accurate. It is a bill with no language detailing what the spending would be – a literal blank check with the numbers and details to be provided later.  Schumer is asking  Republicans to give up their ability to stop the bill using the filibuster, allowing him to then write the check, put anything he wants into the bill,  including the entire green new deal agenda. Schumer could them cram the bill  through with a straight partisan Democrat vote with the Vice President breaking  the tie.

“Any Republican Senator who votes for this bill would be waving a white flag in the battle for our nation.

“Can Republicans make any deal with the duplicitous Democrats?

“Schumer, Pelosi, and Biden have each already promised that they will disregard compromises made in the so-called bipartisan infrastructure bill by using the budget reconciliation process that by-passes the Senate filibuster to push through more than $3 trillion in additional spending for a left-wing wish list including green new deal spending and amnesty for illegal aliens. This all makes the bipartisan bill moot, and continued negotiations an exercise in vanity at best.

“It is time for Senate Republicans to open their eyes and see that this is not the 1990s or 2000s. Today’s Senate Democrats are not looking for collegial compromise but instead to achieve total victory for their  world view.  Senate Democrats know that in 2022, if they don’t rig the election laws, they will lose  control of the House of Representatives and perhaps even the Senate, losing a historic chance to put a knife through the heart of individual liberty in America.

“The GOP must understand  that while they view politics in DC through a rose-colored lens, the Democrats view them as their enemy.

“If Schumer proceeds with today’s ‘blank check’ vote, Senate Republicans should immediately and permanently end the meaningless negotiations they are undertaking, and finally realize that their good intentions are merely providing cover for the bad intentions of the left.”

For media inquiries contact Catherine Mortensen at 703.478.4643, or email [email protected]

ALG urges corporations to stop funding BLM after support for Cuban oppression

July 16, 2021, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement urging American corporations to stop funding Black Lives Matter after its support of the communist regime in Cuba that is actively oppressing its people:

“Black Live Matters’ continued support for the oppressive Cuban regime, which is disappearing, massacring and jailing hundreds of peaceful protesters who had the audacity to march in the streets for freedom, is unacceptable. Last year, at least 22 corporations gave millions of dollars to Black Lives Matter, under the guise of supporting human rights. Each of these should discontinue all future payments to Black Lives Matter to send a message that they truly support basic human rights. Continuing to fund an organization live Black Lives Matter that not only condones but supports state sponsored violence of Cuba against peaceful protesters and political opponents is antithetical to American values. And if these corporations fail to stop funding Black Lives Matter, it will demonstrate that their donations were nothing more than political payoffs, rather than true concerns for social justice, or worse, a tacit endorsement of the Cuban regime and the oppression it continues wage upon the Cuban people.”

For media availability contact Catherine Mortensen at [email protected] or 703.478.4643.

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Biden slams door on Cuban asylum seekers

New immigration priority is to allow only Democrat voters

Fairfax, Va. – Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said he will not allow Cuban political asylum seekers into the United States and will instead refer them to “third countries for resettlement.”

Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning issued the following statement in response:

“Refusing to give political asylum to those who are legitimately fleeing political violence and oppression in Cuba, after opening the borders to anyone who makes an asylum claim from Central America demonstrates that Biden’s border policy is not about human rights, it is about importing voters.  Those fleeing Cuba will never vote for the left’s Marxist nightmare, so they are denied even as they are living under one of the most repressive regimes in the world.”

For media availability contact Catherine Mortensen at [email protected] or 703.478.4643.

Inflation Continues to Surge Across All Items

Congressional Republicans need to say no to the partisan spending boondoggle

Fairfax, VA. – Consumer prices rose 0.9 percent in June, according to data released Tuesday by the Labor Department, heating up from the previous month.

The consumer price index (CPI), a closely watched gauge of inflation, increased to an annualized rate of 5.4 percent last month amid a summer rush of economic activity.

Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning issued the following statement in reaction to the news:

“Inflation continues to surge across all items at an annualized rate of 5.4%.  But prices are not really rising at that low of a level, in the five months since Joe Biden entered the White House, the rate has grown at .66% each month or a 7.9 percent annualized inflation rate.  Every consumer sees the price increases, and according to the BLS, the pain of higher prices was spread throughout the economy in June.  What is the answer to this hidden government tax which results from wanton spending?  Stop or slow the spending.  This means that Republicans in Congress need to just say no to the Biden/Pelosi/Schumer partisan spending boondoggle which they call an infrastructure plan.  America broke the bank to recover from the Chinese virus, it is time for the federal government to tighten its belt rather than accelerate price increases.

“Everyone loses under inflation, but those with the least disposable income and those on fixed incomes are hurt the worse.  There should be a bipartisan agreement to stop fueling the destruction of the value of the American dollar, but spending in DC is like heroin, it is hard for politicians to kick the habit.  The American people need to stage an intervention and tell Congress to stop the spending now.”

For media availability contact Catherine Mortensen at [email protected] or 703.478.4643

FBI Caught Lying About ‘Lego Man’ Charged in Jan. 6 Capitol Breach

Lie Reinforces how out of control FBI has become

Fairfax, Va. – The Department of Justice now says a DoJ court document claiming to have  recovered a “fully constructed U.S. Capitol Lego set” from the home of a man charged in the Jan. 6 Capitol breach was “a miscommunication,” and the Lego set was actually unconstructed and in a box. Robert Morss, 27, is accused of leading fellow rioters in what prosecutors say was “one of the most intense and prolonged clashes” with officers on Jan. 6. The new court filing said, “In original detention memoranda, the undersigned stated that law enforcement found a ‘fully constructed US Capitol Lego set.’ That statement appears to be inaccurate. The Lego set was in a box and not fully constructed at the time of the search.”

Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning issued the following statement in response to this FBI lie:

“Once again, the Justice Department has had to admit that they lied about events surrounding January 6th. While the Lego lie may seem silly, it is part of a pattern that federal law enforcement has demonstrated in this case, and indeed over the past five years. The most egregious example of this lying for public relations purposes was the death of Capitol Police Office Brian Sicknick. He was the officer who laid in state and was eulogized by Democrat and Republican members of Congress alike for his bravery in dying in defense of the Capitol. Only problem was, while Officer Sicknick did die on January 7, the coroner’s report shows that it had nothing to do with the events of January 6th. He was not hit in the head with a fire extinguisher and the Capitol Police knew it. Officer Sicknick checked in at the end of his shift with no signs of physical injury, so the Capitol Police knew that his death was unrelated and certainly that he was not injured as was reported. Yet, it was this lie that was used as justification to impeach President Trump and it was this lie that the Justice Department continues to use as the justification for holding hundreds of people in solitary confinement without any semblance of a speedy trial.

“The Lego lie just reinforces how out of control our nation’s FBI has become. The hundreds of people being held without bail in inhumane conditions demonstrates that the very essence of our judicial system, the presumption of innocence, has been run over by the political weaponization of federal law enforcement. The time is now for the Justice Department to either move forward with trials, or grant bail for people from all over the United States, some of whom never even entered the Capitol complex. Much more than a stolen podium is at stake, the very essence of our liberties are on the line. It’s time for the Biden Justice Department to either put up or shut up.”

For media availability contact Catherine Mortensen at [email protected] or 703.478.4643

 

Election Integrity Matters

States continue to fight for fair, honest elections

Fairfax, Va. – Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning issued the following statement in reaction to continuing efforts to protect election integrity at the state level:

“Yesterday the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania announced they were going to pursue a vote audit on the 2020 election similar to what the Arizona State Senate is doing in in Maricopa County, Arizona. These are both important steps toward restoring America’s faith in the electoral system. A newly-released poll shows nearly two-thirds of all voters reported that the issue of election integrity was either their top issue or in their top three when deciding how to vote.

“In the case of Pennsylvania and Arizona it is the state legislature’s responsibility to oversee the results of the election laws to ensure that the fundamental principle of one-person-one-vote is upheld.

“What is stunning, though predictable, is that Democratic operatives continue to oppose and impede an honest review of election results. Every voter needs to feel confident that their vote counted. Regardless of the outcome of these audits, the citizens of Arizona and Pennsylvania should be proud that their state legislatures are fighting to make certain that their vote counted.”

For media availability, call Catherine Mortensen at 703.478.4643 or email at [email protected]

Trump is Right to Sue Facebook and Twitter

Big Tech profited from Trump’s investment of  time and money 

Fairfax, Va. – Americans for Limited Government President Richard Manning today issued the following statement in reaction to former President Donald Trump’s lawsuit against Facebook and Twitter:

“President Trump’s activities on Facebook and Twitter made those platforms millions upon millions of dollars as they became must-use vehicles for communications. The President invested time and money in promoting the Twitter and Facebook platforms and growing his audience. Their denial of service to President Trump is a breach of the implied contract between those who use the platforms and drive traffic to the sites and those who profit from it.

“The courts must hold these platforms liable for violating the obvious agreement between content providers and the platforms that monetize them.”

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850,000 jobs return as economy continues reopening, but unemployment rate ticks up to 5.9 percent

July 2, 2021, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement on the latest jobs numbers:

“The jobs report is actually two distinct surveys, one of employers (the establishment survey) and one of people (the household survey).  It is not uncommon for these two surveys to significantly diverge in their findings.

“In June, the establishment survey found that payroll employment rose by 850,000 in June, a huge number normally, but not surprising as many large states effectively reopened their economies much more fully last month.  This increase reflects that belated decision.  The household survey however tells the story of what people are doing, with 18,000 fewer Americans saying they have jobs.  The unemployment rate did not go down as one would have anticipated, instead increasing to 5.9 percent. The percentage of people in the workforce actively employed or looking for a job remains disappointing, and while some try to explain this away due to the aging of America’s workforce, that factor can only explain a portion of the people who have not returned to the workforce post-Covid.

“The phenomenon of people voluntarily leaving their previous job to begin looking for new employment is accelerated by approximately 17 percent to 942,000 in June with the number of people on temporary layoff ‘essentially unchanged’ at 1.8 million since May.

“What does all this mean?

“First, the economic crisis from state and federal government reactions to the effects of the Chinese-manufactured and exported virus has been over for about six months, and it is time to end all the special programs designed to provide special assistance.  We know this because almost a million people who voluntarily left their employment to find better jobs tells us that a significant number of people are risking their livelihoods with the expectation that their next opportunity is right around the corner.  This practical optimism is the natural outgrowth of the positive policies implemented by Donald Trump which saved many small businesses, successfully created the environment for the vaccines to be brought to market months if not years earlier than what would be normally expected and discarded job killing regulations to encourage recovery.

“However, the massive spending that was put in place to negate the economically disastrous impacts of the virus in 2020, now threaten the recovery through creating a vicious wage/price inflationary cycle.  It is time for the federal government to declare victory and end the war on fiscal sanity now by allowing the labor markets to naturally finish the job of returning to the 2019 Trump economy, the greatest in our nation’s history, by simply getting out of the way.”

Interview availability: Contact Catherine Mortensen at 703.478.4643 or [email protected] .

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Courts Shut Down Democrat’s Attempt to Expose and Punish Political Opponents

Fairfax, Va. – Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today released the following statement in reaction to the Supreme Court decision in the Americans for Prosperity (AFP) v. Bonta case:

“The Supreme Court today affirmed the fundamental constitutional precept of freedom of association in their AFP v. Bonta decision.  The case revolved around whether the state of California could require the disclosure of donors.  Citing the landmark 1958 Alabama v. NAACP decision, the Court held that donor identities can be withheld from the state on the basis that disclosing donor identification could subject donors to retaliation.  In the 1950s, Democrats in the state of Alabama attempted to require the NAACP to provide its donor list with the full expectation that the state would engage in retaliation against those people.  In the late 2010s, Democrats in the state of California attempted to impose the same requirements on non-profits for the same purposes.

“This decision should put an end to Congressional attempts through so-called “election law reform” to compel non-profit groups, which provide zero tax benefits to donors, to provide donor names to the highly politicized federal tax collection agency.

“This is great news for people on all sides of the political spectrum to be able to engage in political advocacy without risking their personal and professional safety.”

For media availability contact Catherine Mortensen at 703.478.4643 or [email protected]

Resounding Victory for Election Integrity

Decision affirms a state’s basic right to set its voter rules to ensure election security

Fairfax, Va. – Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning released the following statement on United States Supreme Court Brnovich vs. DNC ruling:

“Expect a renewed, desperate effort by Democrats in the House and Senate to destroy the chain-of-custody for ballots in the wake of today’s Supreme Court Brnovich v. DNC decision.

“The Court held by a 6-3 margin that the state of Arizona did not have discriminatory intent, nor did its policy of disqualifying votes cast outside of a person’s precinct and the prohibition on ballot harvesting  have a disproportionate impact on racial minorities.

“This decision affirms a state’s basic right to set its voter rules to ensure election security and that the one-person-one-vote principle is upheld. It should be cheered across America as an affirmation that cheating will not be institutionalized so long as Congress is stopped from passing far-left election laws that attack voter identification, chain-of-custody, and accurate counting of election results. This is a victory but Americans must continue fighting to ensure that Congress does not overturn it.”

Background 
  • In Brnovich v. DNC, Democrats are asking the Supreme Court to transform the plain language of Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act, which forbids election laws that discriminate on the basis of race, into a blank check that would allow for courts to strike down ordinary election laws without limit.
  • The impetus behind this request are two common-sense, race-neutral Arizona laws: Arizona’s ban on ballot harvesting prevents bad actors with malicious intent from coercing voters or altering ballots, and its law requiring voters to vote in the correct precinct allows for the efficient administration of Arizona’s elections.

For media availability, contact Catherine Mortensen at 703-478-4643 or email at [email protected]