Newsom is destroying California and must go

Recall election is California’s chance to reclaim their state

Fairfax, Va. – Every California voter who believes in individual liberties needs to vote in the recall election. Voting ends on Tuesday, Sept. 14. Ballots can be hand-delivered, sent through the mail, or submitted in person.

“This election is about more than one failed governor. It is about the priorities in the state. Gov. Gavin Newsom’s implementation of a criminal catch-and-release program has resulted in a crime wave that affects every Californian.

“Newsom’s refusal to follow basic forest management practices, as well as his decision to cut the budget for firefighters, equipment, and fire breaks has led to the devastating fires that continue to ravage some of the most beautiful land and forests in the world.

“Lastly, under Newsom’s failed leadership, California has become a taxpayer disaster and if not for the voters in 2020, Newsom would have stripped away property tax protections with Proposition 13.

“The recall is California’s chance to reclaim their state and anyone who is registered to vote in the state or knows people who are, needs to encourage them to vote to recall Newsom.”

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

Biden’s Treatment of Labor Should Land Him in the Hall of Shame

Biden Labor Department using OSHA to fire up to 30 percent of essential workers

Fairfax, Va. – Americans for Limited Government President Richard Manning issued the following statement in reaction to the Biden administration’s attempt to induct essential workers of COVID-19 into the Labor Hall of Fame.

“How dare the Biden Labor Department pretend to honor “essential workers of COVID-19 into the Labor Hall of Fame” when that same Labor Department is attempting to use OSHA to force the firing of up to 30 percent of those very workers.  Our health care workers deserve the honor, but the Biden administration should be in the Hall of Shame for their attempt to fire those very heroes who saved hundreds of thousands, if not millions of lives over the past 19 months.”

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

Americans Can’t Afford Joe Biden’s America

We cannot afford to hit the accelerator when we are already feeling the pain of inflation.

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Fairfax, Va. – Americans for Limited Government President Richard Manning issued the following statement in reaction to the Bureau of Labor Statistics August Producer Price Indexes which showed on an unadjusted basis, the final demand index rose 8.3 percent for the 12 months ended in August, the largest advance since 12-month data were first calculated in November 2010:

“The Producer Price Index is a precursor to what retail prices will be doing in months ahead, and the August report is more bad news. The 8.3 percent annual increase in final demand signals that Americans will be paying much more for goods and services in coming months and verifies what everyone who pays their own bills already knows, Joe Biden’s America is a much more expensive place to live and it is going to get worse.

“It is time for Congress to just put a stop to the madness and refuse to pass the budget reconciliation bill. Our nation cannot afford to hit the accelerator when we are already feeling the inflation pain from our prior debt excesses.”

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

Arizona Attorney General Rejects Tucson’s Covid Vaccine Mandate

Every American has the fundamental right to make their own choices when it comes to vaccines

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich in a video campaign ad.

Fairfax, Va. – Americans for Limited Government President Richard Manning issued the following statement in reaction to an official finding by Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich on Tuesday stating that a Tucson city ordinance requiring city employees get Covid vaccinated or face suspension is illegal:

“The city was in clear violation of a law passed by state lawmakers in June which specifically prohibits state and local governments from requiring any person to be vaccinated for Covid.

“We applaud AG Mark Brnovich for standing up for the rule of law. Progressive, power-hungry politicians have trampled on our civil liberties and individual freedoms during this pandemic. We need more elected officials fighting back against this unconstitutional takeover of our country.

“While it is true the state law doesn’t take effect until the end of September, Brnovich was right to put a halt to vaccine mandates now. An employee forced to obtain a vaccine now cannot go back and undo any harm that might occur.

“Americans for Limited Government is fighting these government mandates across the country. So far, our supporters have sent one million emails to local, state, and federal lawmakers rejecting Covid vaccine mandates and passports.

“We need more lawmakers to stand up like Brnovich to protect our freedoms. This is not a case against vaccines, just against vaccine mandates. Every American has the fundamental right to make their own choices when it comes to vaccines, and what they choose to do is no one’s business, least of all the government’s.”

Background:

In a letter to city officials, the solicitor general, writing for Brnovich, said the Aug. 13 vote by the Tucson City Council directly conflicts with a statute approved in June by state lawmakers. It specifically prohibits state and local governments from requiring any person to be vaccinated for Covid.

The letter states that strictly speaking, SB1824 does not take effect until Sept. 29. But the attorney general wants an immediate halt to prevent what he said could be harm to city workers who are forced to roll up their sleeves, even for a law not yet in effect.

“Nothing is more coercive than a government mandate to do something that’s soon going to become illegal,” Brnovich told Capitol Media Services.

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

Biden Education Secretary Plays Politics with Mask Mandates

 Biden Administration Should Investigate NYC’s Racially Discriminatory Covid Restrictions 

Fairfax, Va. – Americans for Limited Government President Richard Manning issued the following statement in reaction to breaking news that the Biden Department of Education has launched civil rights probes against five Republican-led states that banned mask mandates in public institutions.

“Given the fact that African-Americans are significantly less likely to get the COVID vaccine than other demographic groups, if the Biden Administration were actually concerned about civil rights, they would open a probe of every organization that is mandating vaccines for entrance or participation.

“On the mask front, the Americans with Disability Act requires that accommodations be made for people with breathing diseases, such as asthma, who cannot wear masks. They are a protected group under the law. So, once again, any probe under the law must be of those who are violating the rights of people with disabilities rather than states which are making masks an individual choice.

“Finally, I will take the Justice Department’s concern about COVID-related civil rights abuses the moment they serve former Governor Andrew Cuomo a subpoena to testify about his nursing home policies which led to tens of thousands of elderly deaths. The Cuomo policies were state-sanctioned senior abuse and a full and complete federal investigation should be undertaken to determine if Cuomo was deliberately targeting seniors to die or if he was just an incompetent boob who was so worried about his Emmy-winning performances that he didn’t care that he was killing many of the most vulnerable seniors in the state so long as his make-up was right in his daily press conference reality show.”

The department’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) sent letters to education leaders in Oklahoma, South Carolina, Iowa, Tennessee, and Utah. The recipients did not include Florida or Texas, whose governors have been battling school districts in their states over mask requirements for weeks. However, the agency said it is “closely monitoring” the conduct of those states and is prepared to take action against them if warranted.

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

Biden’s DoD Celebrates Women’s Equality Day With Fun Run, While Afghan Women Run for Their Lives

Fairfax, Va. – Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning issued the following statement in reaction to news that President Biden’s Department of Defense will celebrate Women’s Equality Day with a 5K run at Scott Air Force Base in southern Illinois, while women in Afghanistan face brutal subjugation at the hands of the Taliban following the disastrous withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan:

“Only the Biden Department of Defense could announce their commitment to women’s equality and diversity while having a stand down order for U.S. troops in Afghanistan who could be rescuing women allied with America against the terrors of the Taliban. Americans pay over $700 billion each year for a military that protects freedom, both domestic and abroad.

“The unwillingness of the Biden administration to use that military to rescue Americans trapped in Afghanistan, effectively sentencing them to death, is an astonishing betrayal of the sacred trust they have been given to represent our nation around the world.

“The sad fact is, American-allied Afghan women are running for their lives while the Pentagon is hosting a fun run for privileged American women. This should not be misconstrued as a criticism of our troops on the ground in Afghanistan who are doing all they are allowed to do to save lives. If their bosses in D.C. had that same courage and commitment to freedom, we would not be fleeing in Afghanistan in an imposed retreat.”

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

Manning calls for impeachment of Secretary of Defense Austin

Failed Biden team lacks the will to protect thousands of American lives

A U.S. Marine assigned to the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit escorts Department of State personnel to be processed for evacuation at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Kabul, Afghanistan, August 15, 2021. (US Navy/Central Command Public Affairs/Sergeant Isaiah Campbell/Handout via Reuters)

 A U.S. Marine assigned to the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit escorts Department of State personnel to be processed for evacuation at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Kabul, Afghanistan, August 15, 2021. (US Navy/Central Command Public Affairs/Sergeant Isaiah Campbell/Handout via Reuters)

Fairfax, Va. – Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning issued the following statement in reaction to breaking news out of the Pentagon where Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin said he “doesn’t have the capacity to escort stranded Americans to Kabul Airport.”

“This is grounds for the impeachment of Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin. The Pentagon budget for 2021 is $7o5.4 billion.  The only reason the Defense Department exists is to protect American interests abroad and secure our borders.  They clearly are not at the border as the invasion from the south continues with more than 200,000 illegals apprehended and sent inland by the illegal immigration enablers at Biden’s Department of Homeland Security. Now it appears saving American lives in a country where Austin played a major role in botching the withdrawal is beyond his ability.

“The British are getting their people out because their Prime Minister has the will to get it done. The only thing missing from the Biden Pentagon is the willingness to use our vast military capabilities. The problem with the entire failed Biden team is that they lack the will to protect thousands of American lives, not to mention tens of thousands of in-country allies.  If the Department of Defense won’t respond in this situation, I cannot imagine one where they would respond.

“The message to the world is clear, if America won’t protect her own citizens, she certainly cannot be counted on to protect anyone else’s.”

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

ALG to Congress: Reject Democrat Election Takeover Act II

Trusting Biden’s Justice Department with national election security would do severe damage to the basic principle of one-person-one-vote.

Fairfax, Va. – Americans for Limited Government President Richard Manning issued the following statement today in reaction to Reps. Terri Sewell and Jerry Nadler introducing H.R. 4, a second Democrat bill aimed at creating one-party rule.

“H.R. 4, the Federal Election Takeover Act Version II, is a desperate attempt to change federal election laws in such a way that Democrats can avoid being wiped out in next years general election.

“H.R. 4 would empower the Biden Justice Department to review every state and local election change down to the locations of drop boxes or voting locations.  Given the Justice Department’s attempted legal intervention in the Arizona 2020 election audit and long-term opposition to basic voter identification requirements and ballot security measures, these bureaucrats cannot be trusted with this power.

“Americans for Limited Government urges the House of Representatives to reject this radical federal takeover of our election system.  Trusting Biden’s Justice Department with national election security would do severe damage to the basic principle of one-person-one-vote. H.R. 4 should be scuttled.”

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

War on Terrorism ended. Terrorists won.

Joe Biden solely and completely bears responsibility for the collapse of Afghanistan.

Fairfax, Va. – Americans for Limited Government President Richard Manning issued the following statement in response to unfolding events in Afghanistan and the ongoing fallout of  Joe Biden’s presidency:

“August 15, 2021 is the day that the war on terrorism ended. The terrorists won.  The horrific sight of Americans being evacuated by helicopter off of the roof of the US Embassy in Kabul as the Taliban, which were the genesis of the attack on the Twin Towers, took Afghanistan’s capitol city is eerily reminiscent of the fall of Saigon, 1975. The Afghans who allied themselves with America are being abandoned to be slaughtered by an enemy that has neither compassion nor mercy.  Another Islamic state is being created dedicated to the subjugation of all non-Muslims and Joe Biden is its author through his blithering incompetence.

“Biden solely and completely bears responsibility for the collapse of Afghanistan as every decision he made leading up to today accelerated its fall.  In a sane time, his abject failure would cause universal calls for him to resign or be impeached.  Today, his Vice President tweeted “Get Vaccinated” demonstrating that is not an option as she is either not even aware of what is going on in the world or worse, is aware and chooses to ignore it.

“There is never a good time for the nation that is the leader of the free world to be led by those who hate the very freedoms that others aspire to, but seven months of President Biden has set the world on fire.

“Beyond Kabul, Biden’s plea for Saudi Arabia to pump more oil while he shutters domestic pipelines and oil production demonstrates how disconnected this administration is from the impacts of its own policies.  The southern border is overwhelmed by illegal immigrants, a record 200,000+ in July alone after Biden rescinded Trump’s policies that were working and Democrats in Congress dangle amnesty to encourage the flood.  And he is crippling the U.S. economy through his ongoing spending fueling rampant inflation which is driving up the cost of virtually everything at a pace not seen since the Carter era.

“The world is a far more dangerous place today than it was on January 19, 2021.  Incredibly, it only took seven months for a geriatric, befuddled president and his far left handlers to screw it up.  Pray for America and the world because the transformation that is occurring is  a disaster.”

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

Unemployment rate drops as incentives to stay unemployed end

With employers begging for workers, the fact that 276,000 people were added to the number of recently unemployed is somewhat confounding. 

Fairfax, Va.- In reaction to the July 2021 Bureau of Labor Statistics jobs report, Richard Manning, President of Americans for Limited Government, issued the following statement:

“It is evil to encourage people to choose unemployment over work.  July’s unemployment numbers is another stark indicator that the Biden policy of giving extra COVID payments to the unemployed continues to have this effect.

“Even as the number of unemployed in America dropped by 782,000 in July, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that a whopping 560,000 of these coming from the roles of the long-term unemployed. This rapid decrease in unemployment coincides with many states ending the extra COVID related payment of benefits to the unemployed as those payments were blamed for the unemployed staying on the sidelines of the labor market.

“The number of unemployed unfortunately remains 2.3 million higher than in February 2020 demonstrating that even in a robust jobs market.  It can be expected that many of these people will get jobs as the extra payments end in the months ahead. The sad part is that this process has been artificially delayed due to the refusal of the Biden administration and Congress to end the unnecessary extra payments which were originally intended to get people over the hump caused by the economic shutdown due to the China virus.

“Conversely, and much more concerning in the report, is the increase by 276,000 people to 2.3 million of Americans who find themselves unemployed for less than five weeks.  With employers begging for workers, the fact that 276,000 people were added to this number of recently unemployed is somewhat confounding.  It is reasonable to ask how more than a quarter of a million more people became newly unemployed in July above the already inflated June number?

“We don’t know this answer, but if the short-term unemployment number continues to rise and these people remain unemployed in August, this could be the first tremor of a shifting workforce earthquake.

“Looking ahead on the broader labor policy front, it is reasonable to expect that when the massive extra federal subsidization of unemployment comes to an end, the summer of labor shortages will also end, bringing millions more back into the labor force in early fall.  But this will only occur if the politicians resist the urge to re-engage the failed health policies of economic shutdowns. The science shows that economic shutdowns had no effect on health outcomes from the virus while causing increases in preventable deaths across the board.  If states shut down again, the July unemployment numbers may be viewed as the high water mark of the COVID economic recovery.

“And as Congress faces the end of the extra COVID unemployment payments, it is essential that they end.  As they are both economically and personally destructive.  Any attempt to reinstate these payments must be vigorously opposed by people on both sides of the aisle who want to promote both a healthy workforce and healthy American ethos.”

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