Average hourly earnings still not keeping up with inflation despite happy talk

April 1, 2022, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement on the latest jobs numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics that noted a 5.6 percent increase in average hourly earnings, which is still not keeping up with the current 7.9 percent consumer inflation rate:

“Buried deep in the March jobs report is the punchline which pulls the rug out from under any happy talk about the Biden economy. To quote the Bureau of Labor Statistics summary, ‘Average hourly earnings for all employees on private nonfarm payrolls rose by 13 cents to $31.73 in March. Over the past 12 months, average hourly earnings have increased by 5.6 percent.’

“Sounds like good news right?  In the past year average hourly earnings have increased by 5.6 percent. Only one problem: the same BLS reported two weeks ago that in February the cost of living grew by 7.9 percent over the previous year.

“So, April Fools! The 5.6 percent reported raise received by Americans is actually a real wage cut of 2.3 percent. That’s right, the harder you work in the Biden economy the less your money buys.

“Everyone knew that Joe Biden’s political career began in the early 1970s, but no one expected him to go back to the future by transforming our 21st century economy into the vicious wage-price spirals of the decade that brought us disco.”

For media availability contact Americans for Limited Government at 703-383-0880 or media@limitgov.org.

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Correction: The real wage cut for Americans was 2.3 percent the past year, not 1.3 percent.

 

 

Vaccine mandate show vote will fail to provide political cover

March 2, 2022, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Senate voting on a Congressional Review Act rescission of President Joe Biden’s vaccine mandates:

“The Senate just completed another ‘show vote’ on ending the Biden vaccine mandates. The Senate GOP has the power to end the vaccine mandates by simply insisting that their enforcement is defunded in the upcoming Omnibus government spending bill.  If the vaccine mandate continues to be funded it will be because the Senate GOP chose to fund it, and having fake votes with no chance of passing will not provide any political cover.  This is a time for choosing, not a time for dodging responsibility — Senate Republicans need to defund the vaccine mandates or explain why they chose to fund them.”

To view online: For media availability contact Americans for Limited Government at 703-383-0880 or media@limitgov.org.

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ALG Praises Sen. Tuberville for Being a ‘Real deal champion of liberty’

By voting to reject the continuing resolution, he told his constituents that liberty matters.

Fairfax, Va. – Americans for Limited Government (ALG) President Richard Manning issued the following statement praising Sen. Tommy “Coach” Tuberville, one of 28 U.S. senators, all Republican, who last Thursday rejected the Continuing Resolution, H.R. 6119 that funds enforcement for President Joe Biden’s unconstitutional COVID vaccine mandates:

“These Republicans stood for freedom when they voted for an amendment (which was ultimately rejected by Democrats) to strip out funding to enforce Biden’s vaccine mandate in a federal spending bill. But these senators put their money where their mouth was when they voted against the bill itself, which still included the mandate funding.

“Sen. Tuberville is a real deal champion of liberty. By voting to reject the continuing resolution, he told his constituents that liberty matters.

“The fight to defund Biden’s unconstitutional federal government overreach is the fight Republicans were elected to fight. It is a classic battle between those who believe in limited government powers versus those who believe there is no end to what the federal government can do.”

The complete list of senators who rejected Continuing Resolution, H.R. 6119:

Barrasso (R-WY)

Blackburn (R-TN)

Boozman (R-AR)

Braun (R-IN)

Cotton (R-AR)

Cramer (R-ND)

Crapo (R-ID)

Cruz (R-TX)

Daines (R-MT)

Ernst (R-IA)

Fischer (R-NE)

Grassley (R-IA)

Hawley (R-MO)

Hoeven (R-ND)

Johnson (R-WI)

Lankford (R-OK)

Lee (R-UT)

Lummis (R-WY)

Marshall (R-KS)

Paul (R-KY)

Risch (R-ID)

Romney (R-UT)

Sasse (R-NE)

Scott (R-FL)

Scott (R-SC)

Sullivan (R-AK)

Toomey (R-PA)

Tuberville (R-AL)

For media availability contact Catherine Mortensen at cmortensen@getliberty.org or 703.478.4643.

ALG Praises Sen. Toomey for Being a ‘Real deal champion of liberty’

By voting to reject the continuing resolution, he told his constituents that liberty matters.

Fairfax, Va. – Americans for Limited Government (ALG) President Richard Manning issued the following statement praising Sen. Pat Toomey, one of 28 U.S. senators, all Republican, who last Thursday rejected the Continuing Resolution, H.R. 6119 that funds enforcement for President Joe Biden’s unconstitutional COVID vaccine mandates:

“These Republicans stood for freedom when they voted for an amendment (which was ultimately rejected by Democrats) to strip out funding to enforce Biden’s vaccine mandate in a federal spending bill. But these senators put their money where their mouth was when they voted against the bill itself, which still included the mandate funding.

“Sen. Toomey is a real deal champion of liberty. By voting to reject the continuing resolution, he told his constituents that liberty matters.

“The fight to defund Biden’s unconstitutional federal government overreach is the fight Republicans were elected to fight. It is a classic battle between those who believe in limited government powers versus those who believe there is no end to what the federal government can do.”

The complete list of senators who rejected Continuing Resolution, H.R. 6119:

Barrasso (R-WY)

Blackburn (R-TN)

Boozman (R-AR)

Braun (R-IN)

Cotton (R-AR)

Cramer (R-ND)

Crapo (R-ID)

Cruz (R-TX)

Daines (R-MT)

Ernst (R-IA)

Fischer (R-NE)

Grassley (R-IA)

Hawley (R-MO)

Hoeven (R-ND)

Johnson (R-WI)

Lankford (R-OK)

Lee (R-UT)

Lummis (R-WY)

Marshall (R-KS)

Paul (R-KY)

Risch (R-ID)

Romney (R-UT)

Sasse (R-NE)

Scott (R-FL)

Scott (R-SC)

Sullivan (R-AK)

Toomey (R-PA)

Tuberville (R-AL)

For media availability contact Catherine Mortensen at cmortensen@getliberty.org or 703.478.4643.

ALG Praises Sen. Sullivan for Being a ‘Real deal champion of liberty’

By voting to reject the continuing resolution, he told his constituents that liberty matters.

Fairfax, Va. – Americans for Limited Government (ALG) President Richard Manning issued the following statement praising Sen. Dan Sullivan, one of 28 U.S. senators, all Republican, who last Thursday rejected the Continuing Resolution, H.R. 6119 that funds enforcement for President Joe Biden’s unconstitutional COVID vaccine mandates:

“These Republicans stood for freedom when they voted for an amendment (which was ultimately rejected by Democrats) to strip out funding to enforce Biden’s vaccine mandate in a federal spending bill. But these senators put their money where their mouth was when they voted against the bill itself, which still included the mandate funding.

“Sen. Sullivan is a real deal champion of liberty. By voting to reject the continuing resolution, he told his constituents that liberty matters.

“The fight to defund Biden’s unconstitutional federal government overreach is the fight Republicans were elected to fight. It is a classic battle between those who believe in limited government powers versus those who believe there is no end to what the federal government can do.”

The complete list of senators who rejected Continuing Resolution, H.R. 6119:

Barrasso (R-WY)

Blackburn (R-TN)

Boozman (R-AR)

Braun (R-IN)

Cotton (R-AR)

Cramer (R-ND)

Crapo (R-ID)

Cruz (R-TX)

Daines (R-MT)

Ernst (R-IA)

Fischer (R-NE)

Grassley (R-IA)

Hawley (R-MO)

Hoeven (R-ND)

Johnson (R-WI)

Lankford (R-OK)

Lee (R-UT)

Lummis (R-WY)

Marshall (R-KS)

Paul (R-KY)

Risch (R-ID)

Romney (R-UT)

Sasse (R-NE)

Scott (R-FL)

Scott (R-SC)

Sullivan (R-AK)

Toomey (R-PA)

Tuberville (R-AL)

For media availability contact Catherine Mortensen at cmortensen@getliberty.org or 703.478.4643.

ALG Praises Sen. Scott for Being a ‘Real deal champion of liberty’

By voting to reject the continuing resolution, he told his constituents that liberty matters.

Fairfax, Va. – Americans for Limited Government (ALG) President Richard Manning issued the following statement praising Sen. Tim Scott, one of 28 U.S. senators, all Republican, who last Thursday rejected the Continuing Resolution, H.R. 6119 that funds enforcement for President Joe Biden’s unconstitutional COVID vaccine mandates:

“These Republicans stood for freedom when they voted for an amendment (which was ultimately rejected by Democrats) to strip out funding to enforce Biden’s vaccine mandate in a federal spending bill. But these senators put their money where their mouth was when they voted against the bill itself, which still included the mandate funding.

“Sen. Scott is a real deal champion of liberty. By voting to reject the continuing resolution, he told his constituents that liberty matters.

“The fight to defund Biden’s unconstitutional federal government overreach is the fight Republicans were elected to fight. It is a classic battle between those who believe in limited government powers versus those who believe there is no end to what the federal government can do.”

The complete list of senators who rejected Continuing Resolution, H.R. 6119:

Barrasso (R-WY)

Blackburn (R-TN)

Boozman (R-AR)

Braun (R-IN)

Cotton (R-AR)

Cramer (R-ND)

Crapo (R-ID)

Cruz (R-TX)

Daines (R-MT)

Ernst (R-IA)

Fischer (R-NE)

Grassley (R-IA)

Hawley (R-MO)

Hoeven (R-ND)

Johnson (R-WI)

Lankford (R-OK)

Lee (R-UT)

Lummis (R-WY)

Marshall (R-KS)

Paul (R-KY)

Risch (R-ID)

Romney (R-UT)

Sasse (R-NE)

Scott (R-FL)

Scott (R-SC)

Sullivan (R-AK)

Toomey (R-PA)

Tuberville (R-AL)

For media availailability contact Catherine Mortensen at cmortensen@getliberty.org or 703.478.4643.

ALG Praises Sen. Scott for Being a ‘Real deal champion of liberty’

By voting to reject the continuing resolution, he told his constituents that liberty matters.

Fairfax, Va. – Americans for Limited Government (ALG) President Richard Manning issued the following statement praising Sen. Rick Scott, one of 28 U.S. senators, all Republican, who last Thursday rejected the Continuing Resolution, H.R. 6119 that funds enforcement for President Joe Biden’s unconstitutional COVID vaccine mandates:

“These Republicans stood for freedom when they voted for an amendment (which was ultimately rejected by Democrats) to strip out funding to enforce Biden’s vaccine mandate in a federal spending bill. But these senators put their money where their mouth was when they voted against the bill itself, which still included the mandate funding.

“Sen. Scott is a real deal champion of liberty. By voting to reject the continuing resolution, he told his constituents that liberty matters.

“The fight to defund Biden’s unconstitutional federal government overreach is the fight Republicans were elected to fight.  It is a classic battle between those who believe in limited government powers versus those who believe there is no end to what the federal government can do.”

The complete list of senators who rejected Continuing Resolution, H.R. 6119:

Barrasso (R-WY)
Blackburn (R-TN)
Boozman (R-AR)
Braun (R-IN)
Cotton (R-AR)
Cramer (R-ND)
Crapo (R-ID)
Cruz (R-TX)
Daines (R-MT)
Ernst (R-IA)
Fischer (R-NE)
Grassley (R-IA)
Hawley (R-MO)
Hoeven (R-ND)
Johnson (R-WI)
Lankford (R-OK)
Lee (R-UT)
Lummis (R-WY)
Marshall (R-KS)
Paul (R-KY)
Risch (R-ID)
Romney (R-UT)
Sasse (R-NE)
Scott (R-FL)
Scott (R-SC)
Sullivan (R-AK)
Toomey (R-PA)
Tuberville (R-AL)

 

For media availability contact Catherine Mortensen at cmortensen@getliberty.org or 703.478.4643.

 

ALG Praises Sen. Paul for Being a ‘Real deal champion of liberty’

By voting to reject the continuing resolution, he told his constituents that liberty matters.

Fairfax, Va. – Americans for Limited Government (ALG) President Richard Manning issued the following statement praising Sen. Rand Paul, one of 28 U.S. senators, all Republican, who last Thursday rejected the Continuing Resolution, H.R. 6119 that funds enforcement for President Joe Biden’s unconstitutional COVID vaccine mandates:

“These Republicans stood for freedom when they voted for an amendment (which was ultimately rejected by Democrats) to strip out funding to enforce Biden’s vaccine mandate in a federal spending bill. But these senators put their money where their mouth was when they voted against the bill itself, which still included the mandate funding.

“Sen. Paul is a real deal champion of liberty. By voting to reject the continuing resolution, he told his constituents that liberty matters.

“The fight to defund Biden’s unconstitutional federal government overreach is the fight Republicans were elected to fight.  It is a classic battle between those who believe in limited government powers versus those who believe there is no end to what the federal government can do.”

The complete list of senators who rejected Continuing Resolution, H.R. 6119:

Barrasso (R-WY)
Blackburn (R-TN)
Boozman (R-AR)
Braun (R-IN)
Cotton (R-AR)
Cramer (R-ND)
Crapo (R-ID)
Cruz (R-TX)
Daines (R-MT)
Ernst (R-IA)
Fischer (R-NE)
Grassley (R-IA)
Hawley (R-MO)
Hoeven (R-ND)
Johnson (R-WI)
Lankford (R-OK)
Lee (R-UT)
Lummis (R-WY)
Marshall (R-KS)
Paul (R-KY)
Risch (R-ID)
Romney (R-UT)
Sasse (R-NE)
Scott (R-FL)
Scott (R-SC)
Sullivan (R-AK)
Toomey (R-PA)
Tuberville (R-AL)

For media availability contact Catherine Mortensen at cmortensen@getliberty.org or 703.478.4643.

ALG Praises Sen. Marshall for Being a ‘Real deal champion of liberty’

By voting to reject the continuing resolution, he told his constituents that liberty matters.

Fairfax, Va. – Americans for Limited Government (ALG) President Richard Manning issued the following statement praising Sen. Roger “Doc” Marshall, one of 28 U.S. senators, all Republican, who last Thursday rejected the Continuing Resolution, H.R. 6119 that funds enforcement for President Joe Biden’s unconstitutional COVID vaccine mandates:

“These Republicans stood for freedom when they voted for an amendment (which was ultimately rejected by Democrats) to strip out funding to enforce Biden’s vaccine mandate in a federal spending bill. But these senators put their money where their mouth was when they voted against the bill itself, which still included the mandate funding.

“Sen. Marshall is a real deal champion of liberty. By voting to reject the continuing resolution, he told his constituents that liberty matters.

“The fight to defund Biden’s unconstitutional federal government overreach is the fight Republicans were elected to fight.  It is a classic battle between those who believe in limited government powers versus those who believe there is no end to what the federal government can do.”

The complete list of senators who rejected Continuing Resolution, H.R. 6119:

Barrasso (R-WY)
Blackburn (R-TN)
Boozman (R-AR)
Braun (R-IN)
Cotton (R-AR)
Cramer (R-ND)
Crapo (R-ID)
Cruz (R-TX)
Daines (R-MT)
Ernst (R-IA)
Fischer (R-NE)
Grassley (R-IA)
Hawley (R-MO)
Hoeven (R-ND)
Johnson (R-WI)
Lankford (R-OK)
Lee (R-UT)
Lummis (R-WY)
Marshall (R-KS)
Paul (R-KY)
Risch (R-ID)
Romney (R-UT)
Sasse (R-NE)
Scott (R-FL)
Scott (R-SC)
Sullivan (R-AK)
Toomey (R-PA)
Tuberville (R-AL)

For media availability contact Catherine Mortensen at cmortensen@getliberty.org or 703.478.4643.

 

ALG Praises Sen. Lummis for Being a ‘Real deal champion of liberty’

By voting to reject the continuing resolution, she told her constituents that liberty matters.

Fairfax, Va. – Americans for Limited Government (ALG) President Richard Manning issued the following statement praising Sen. Cynthia Lummis, one of 28 U.S. senators, all Republican, who last Thursday rejected the Continuing Resolution, H.R. 6119 that funds enforcement for President Joe Biden’s unconstitutional COVID vaccine mandates:

“These Republicans stood for freedom when they voted for an amendment (which was ultimately rejected by Democrats) to strip out funding to enforce Biden’s vaccine mandate in a federal spending bill. But these senators put their money where their mouth was when they voted against the bill itself, which still included the mandate funding.

“Sen. Lummis is a real deal champion of liberty. By voting to reject the continuing resolution, she told her constituents that liberty matters.

“The fight to defund Biden’s unconstitutional federal government overreach is the fight Republicans were elected to fight.  It is a classic battle between those who believe in limited government powers versus those who believe there is no end to what the federal government can do.”

The complete list of senators who rejected Continuing Resolution, H.R. 6119:

Barrasso (R-WY)
Blackburn (R-TN)
Boozman (R-AR)
Braun (R-IN)
Cotton (R-AR)
Cramer (R-ND)
Crapo (R-ID)
Cruz (R-TX)
Daines (R-MT)
Ernst (R-IA)
Fischer (R-NE)
Grassley (R-IA)
Hawley (R-MO)
Hoeven (R-ND)
Johnson (R-WI)
Lankford (R-OK)
Lee (R-UT)
Lummis (R-WY)
Marshall (R-KS)
Paul (R-KY)
Risch (R-ID)
Romney (R-UT)
Sasse (R-NE)
Scott (R-FL)
Scott (R-SC)
Sullivan (R-AK)
Toomey (R-PA)
Tuberville (R-AL)

For media availability contact Catherine Mortensen at cmortensen@getliberty.org or 703.478.4643.