Mueller fails to investigate real 2016 foreign collusion

Nov. 27, 2018, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement on the Special Counsel investigation:

“If history is written by honest men and women, Robert Mueller’s, Inspector Clouseau-like investigation into the 2016 Trump campaign for President will go down as one of the darkest moments in history as the conflicted former FBI Director’s focus has been more concerned with protecting the FBI that he loves than our nation.  Somehow Mueller to date could not see the collusion between foreign intelligence agencies, the FBI, Department of Justice, the Democratic National Committee, their law firm Perkins Coie, and the Clinton campaign, instead choosing to focus his very small magnifying glass on a couple of low level campaign aides who the Clinton cabal appears attempted to set up in an attempt to take down the Trump campaign and then after the election, the President himself.

“As the left-wing press eagerly awaits the release of Mueller’s report, the truth of his failure to investigate the criminal politicization of our nation’s intelligence services is the only important indictment that is produced. An unfortunate indictment of Mueller himself where his failure to honestly perform his duties will forever ruin his personal legacy, but more importantly, will leave an indelible stain on the credibility of our vital intelligence and federal law enforcement agencies that will take a generation to blot out.”

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No action on multiemployer pensions without union skin in the game

Nov. 19, 2018, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement on the imminent release of recommendations by the Joint Select Committee on Solvency of Multiemployer Plans to address 114 of the nation’s 1,400 multiemployer pension plans covering 1.3 million workers being underfunded by $36.4 billion:

“There should be no action by either the joint committee or Congress to put taxpayer money at risk without union financial contributions into the system, whether that be through a new risk pool or through compelled direct contributions to the federal government’s Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation. The cost-sharing is an incentive for unions to guarantee the longevity of their own pensions and to make certain there is no bailout. That is why the committee should be looking at, in addition to skin in the game cost-sharing by the unions, annual external audits for affected plans and a sound mechanism for companies to exit and decertify the union, replacing the lump sum payment with payments over a longer period of time.

“Benefits for the beneficiaries of multiemployer pension plans which require assistance should be limited to the same levels as other failing defined benefit pension plans at 55 cents on the dollar, and future employer and union negotiations should be subject to oversight by the PBGC to ensure that pension funding levels are sufficient, or the promised benefits brought into alignment with the actual ability of the plan to pay.  The unsustainable defined benefit formula is one of the reasons the multiemployer pensions are suffering in the first place, and so the committee should take the opportunity to phase it out to protect taxpayers from potential future bailouts.”

Attachments:

“Taxpayers will get a better deal on multiemployer pensions now than in 2019 when Nancy Pelosi is House Speaker,” By Robert Romano, Nov. 14, 2018 at http://dailytorch.com/2018/11/taxpayers-will-get-a-better-deal-on-multiemployer-pensions-now-than-in-2019-when-nancy-pelosi-is-house-speaker/

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NBC report highlights need to confirm Trump nominee for public housing

Nov. 16, 2018, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement urging Senate confirmation of Hunter Kurtz to Assistant Secretary of Public Housing in response to an NBC News report on many multifamily housing units failing their inspections:

“Secretary Carson has made it a priority to push for a complete overhaul of the public assisted housing program, with a goal towards to eliminating all substandard living conditions. Incredibly Senate Democrats have blocked the Trump administration nominee for Assistant Secretary of Public Housing, Hunter Kurtz, who would oversee this critical public safety and health area within HUD. If anything, the NBC report highlights the importance of confirming the President’s nominees to put the Trump agenda into place and enforce housing law. The Democrats think it’s funny when they play politics with Trump’s nominees, when in reality hamstringing attempts to improve the lives of those who need housing assistance is anything but.”

To view online: https://getliberty.org/2018/11/nbc-report-highlights-need-to-confirm-trump-nominee-for-public-housing/

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ALG names Chuck Grassley 2018 Senator of the Year

Nov. 16, 2018, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government has presented Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) with the annual Senator of the Year award for his “extraordinary courage in defense of liberty.”

Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning issued the following statement: “Senator Grassley earned this award by leading some of the most important fights for freedom over the last year as Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman. Starting with his Jan. 2018 memo exposing FISA abuse and referring Christopher Steele for criminal charges for lying to the FBI, Grassley was instrumental in shedding light on how false information was used to obtain FISA warrants against the Trump campaign in 2016  and is now continuing to be used to obstruct the Trump agenda and undermine his entire presidency today. Senator Grassley has also led the confirmations of 84 conservative judges to positions on courts across the country. Two of these being Justice Neil Gorsuch and Justice Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. In the face of unprecedented Democratic obstruction, Grassley showed courage as he never backed down in his defense of the Constitutional presumption of innocence.  Americans for Limited Government is proud to name Senator Chuck Grassley our 2018 Senator of the Year.”

Sen. Chuck Grassley issued the following statement: “Having observed that an all-powerful government is a threat to liberty, our Founding Fathers established a government that was intentionally limited and focused on preserving individual rights. I want to thank Americans for Limited Government for this recognition. Fulfilling my constitutional role of holding government accountable and putting forward solutions that will allow Iowans and all Americans to live free and prosperous lives is the priority that has guided my work as a legislator. It’s an honor to represent the people of Iowa. I look forward to continuing to serve Iowans and all Americans.”

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In the months leading up to the mid-terms, Americans for Limited Government aimed at uncovering injustices!

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Because of you, ALG President Richard Manning served as the issue expert on how to fire the swamp for James O’Keefe’s “Deep State Unmasked” videos.

  • Congress has continued to dramatically underfund the one part of the Labor Department that oversees union corruption.
  • Because of you, ALGF was able to research and reveal that under the Obama Administration Labor Department, criminal investigations of labor union corruption dropped by 40 percent.
  • The same report showed that indictments of high-level labor union officials fell by 29 percent, resulting in corrupt labor unions running amuck. By alerting Congress to this epidemic, we are taking the first steps in resolving this issue.

With your help, America has a new Supreme Court Justice. One who vows to uphold the Constitution as it was written, just as the Founding Fathers intended.

  • As you saw firsthand, the new liberal mob waged a war on due process during the confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
  • Because of you, ALG ran an ad aimed at West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin who delivered a key vote to confirm Kavanaugh.
  • The ad was run on CNN during Don Lemon’s Show. He cited our ad as one that aims to sway Senator Manchin’s critical vote in favor of confirmation.
  • As you might have noticed, with your help, ALG’s hard hitting ad helped to push the good people of West Virginia to contact Senator Manchin urging the him to do the right thing and stand up to the mob. Today, Kavanaugh sits on the Supreme Court because of you.

With your help, we WILL beat the mob!

Report on Dept. of Labor calls for Congress to add more funding for Office of Labor Management Standards and Senate to end recess filibuster

Nov. 8, 2018, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government Foundation today released a report, “Make the Department of Labor Work Again: Congress Must Increase Funding for OLMS and Allow Recess Appointments.”

The report by Americans for Limited Government Foundation Director of Research Richard McCarty urges to the Senate to end the recess filibuster and to add more funding to the Office of Labor Management Standards that prosecutes labor union corruption.

The report states, “Congress must address the inadequate levels of staffing and funding at the Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS), which fights union corruption and helps ensure that union elections are free and fair.”

McCarty added, “The Trump Administration requested over $46 million for OLMS for FY 2019, but even that is short of the funding necessary to enable the agency to conduct as many audits as the agency did during the latter part of the George W. Bush Administration. Instead of appropriating more funding for OLMS than was requested, Congress appropriated less – only a little more than $41 million. But while Congress appropriated less than requested for OLMS, it appropriated more than a billion dollars more for the entire Labor Department than the Administration requested.”

On Senate Democrats filibustering recess appointments McCarty wrote, “because far too many senior DOL positions are either vacant or filled with an acting official, the Senate must immediately end the filibuster of adjournment resolutions and take a ten-day recess to allow President Trump to make recess appointments before the new Congress is sworn in. Currently, Democrats can filibuster such resolutions forcing the Senate to hold pro forma sessions every three days to prevent the President from making recess appointments.”

On Nov. 6 in the Congressional midterms, Senate Republicans added three net seats, bringing them to a 54-seat majority.

Attachments:

“Make the Department of Labor Work Again: Congress Must Increase Funding for OLMS and Allow Recess Appointments,” By Richard McCarty, Nov. 8, 2018 at http://algresearch.org/2018/11/make-department-labor-work-congress-must-increase-funding-olms-allow-recess-appointments/ and https://getliberty.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Make-the-Department-of-Labor-Work-Again-11-8-18.pdf

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ALG thanks Attorney General Jeff Sessions for his service

Nov. 7, 2018, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement praising and thanking Attorney General Jeff Sessions for his service to the U.S.:

“Thank you, Jeff Sessions for serving as our nation’s Attorney General in a time of strife. Your determination to focus the Justice Department on fighting the opioid crisis, illegal immigration and the drug cartels which plague our nation have been highlights of Trump administration’s first two years. Additionally, Attorney General Sessions has been prescient in his attempts to use our nation’s anti-trust laws to rein in the consolidation of media power through a few massive companies. Americans for Limited Government will miss the General Sessions’ steady hand at the helm of the Justice Department as he dealt with almost two years without many of the key political appointees needed to run an agency of that size.  We wish the Attorney General best as he moves forward to his next endeavor.”

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Senate GOP rewarded for fighting, House GOP leadership fetal position strategy rejected

Nov. 6, 2018, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issue the following statement in response to Republicans building their majority in the Senate and Democrats claiming a majority in the House:

“Tonight was a rejection of the do-nothing House Republican leadership, as the Senate GOP was rewarded for fighting on Kavanaugh, while the House chose to be on vacation most of September.  I cannot say it strongly enough, the Democrat takeover of the House is a rejection of Paul Ryan and his entire leadership team.

“It also cannot be understated that the Senate GOP wins were also a direct result of the intense effort by President Trump, whose energy and determination over the past three weeks inspired his supporters to come out in record numbers.”

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ALG endorses Tim Donnelly for Congress in CA-CD8

Nov. 5, 2018, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement endorsing Tim Donnelly for Congress in California’s 8th Congressional District:

“America needs more strong supporters of the U.S. Constitution in Congress, and in Tim Donnelly, we have just the upgrade that our nation needs to win against the socialist left that has taken over the Democrats in Congress.  This race is the only one in the nation pitting two GOP candidates in a general, so there is no need to choose the ‘lesser of two evils’.  Tim Donnelly has proven himself to be a strong supporter of limited government and is a proven fighter for Constitutional principles, putting his neck on the line for stronger border and immigration enforcement. Donnelly is not afraid to take a stand, and deserves the support of the people of California’s 8th Congressional District. I am proud to endorse Tim Donnelly, who will make a great Congressman, and who the people can depend upon to stand firm for their individual liberties.”

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More than 4.5 million jobs created since President Trump took office

Nov. 2, 2018, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement on the latest jobs numbers:

“America is working and making money again with more than 4.5 million more people employed since January 2017 when President Trump took office, near record low unemployment rates for African-Americans, Hispanics, Asians and whites, the Trump economy is a rising sea that lifts all boats.  Beyond the great news about job growth, wages increased nationally by 3.1 percent over the past twelve months ending in September 2018, giving Americans a much needed, inflation beating raise.  To make matters even better inflation is running at 2.3 percent annually (not seasonally adjusted) with the seasonally adjusted increase over the past six months registering 0.9 percent.

“The President’s policies of lower taxes, stripping away regulatory burdens and an aggressive trade policy are paying dividends for America and for Americans.  It would be foolish to return to the low growth, lower expectations and no hope economy represented by a potential Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who wants to turn America into the dirty streets of San Francisco.”

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