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Who’s Lost Credibility Now?

Posted on Feb. 13, 14 | 02:08 PM by Barney Keller | Topic: Cap and Trade
In the National Review today, Club for Growth President Chris Chocola takes house GOP leadership to task for abandoning all pretense of principle on the heels of their decision to put a "clean" debt limit increase on the floor:

Let’s review: The Republicans voted for the sequester. Then they spent two years talking about how they didn’t want the sequester. Then, they got rid of it, and replaced it with the Ryan–Murray budget. Then, they got rid of some of the cuts from the Ryan–Murray budget. At the same time, they went from wanting a constitutional Balanced Budget Amendment in exchange for raising the debt limit, to “dollar-for-dollar” cuts, to nothing.  
 
And their rationale for this essentially boils down to “we have to take the Senate,” never mind the fact that regardless of the caucus counts, the Senate (and the House) will still be populated by a bunch of RINOs who apparently have no real interest in saving America from fiscal ruin.

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Key Vote Alert - "NO" on Clean Debt Ceiling Increase

Posted on Feb. 12, 14 | 11:17 AM by Andrew Roth | Topic: Key Vote Alert Senate
KEY VOTE ALERT
"NO" on Clean Debt Ceiling Increase (S. 540)

The Club for Growth urges all Senators to vote "NO" on the upcoming clean debt ceiling increase (S. 540). A vote could happen later today. The vote will be included in the Club's 2014 Congressional Scorecard.

Supporters of this clean debt ceiling increase deserve a direct flight to Sochi, Russia, to receive a gold medal in fleecing the American taxpayer and racking up billions more in national debt.

Our Congressional Scorecard for the 113th Congress provides a comprehensive rating of how well or how poorly each member of Congress supports pro-growth, free-market policies and will be distributed to our members and to the public.

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Key Vote Alert - "NO" on Clean Debt Ceiling Increase

Posted on Feb. 11, 14 | 11:44 AM by Andrew Roth | Topic: Key Vote Alert House
KEY VOTE ALERT
"NO" on Clean Debt Ceiling Increase

The Club for Growth urges all members of the House to vote "NO" on the upcoming clean debt ceiling increase. A vote is expected later tonight. The vote will be included in the Club's 2014 Congressional Scorecard.

When we heard that House leadership was scheduling a clean debt ceiling increase, we thought it was a joke. But it's not. Something is very wrong with House leadership, or with the Republican Party. This is not a bill that advocates of limited government should schedule or support.

Our Congressional Scorecard for the 113th Congress provides a comprehensive rating of how well or how poorly each member of Congress supports pro-growth, free-market policies and will be distributed to our members and to the public.

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Senator Mike Lee: The Farm Bill vs. America

Posted on Feb. 04, 14 | 01:01 PM by Andrew Roth | Topic: Government Spending
 
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Key Vote Alert - "NO" on the Senate Flood Insurance Bill (S 1926)

Posted on Jan. 30, 14 | 11:12 AM by Andrew Roth | Topic: Key Vote Alert Senate

KEY VOTE ALERT
"NO" on the Senate Flood Insurance Bill (S 1926)

The Club for Growth urges all Senators to vote "NO" on the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014 (S 1926). A vote is expected later today. The vote on final passage, and/or any procedural votes, will be included in the Club's 2014 Congressional Scorecard.

This bill delays the much needed phase out of certain flood insurance subsidies for four years. The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) itself unfairly transfers risk from homeowners in flood-prone areas to taxpayers. And that risk has manifested itself in recent years to the tune of $24 billion. The Government Accountability Office has even deemed the NFIP as a "high-risk government program" because it keeps premiums actuarially too low. Rather than continue this unfair program that is hostile to liberty and limited government, Congress should end the NFIP and return the flood insurance industry back to the private sector.

Our Congressional Scorecard for the 113th Congress provides a comprehensive rating of how well or how poorly each member of Congress supports pro-growth, free-market policies and will be distributed to our members and to the public.

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Key Vote Alert - "NO" on the Farm Bill Conference Report (HR 2642)

Posted on Jan. 28, 14 | 09:02 AM by Andrew Roth | Topic: Key Vote Alert House and Senate
KEY VOTE ALERT
"NO" on the Farm Bill Conference Report (HR 2642)

The Club for Growth urges all members of Congress to vote “NO” on the conference report to the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013 (HR 2642). We expect a vote in the House later this week, with a vote in the Senate some time thereafter. The vote will be included in the Club’s 2014 Congressional Scorecard.

For starters, this 949-page bill is yet another bloated proposal that House and Senate leaders are rushing through Congress without giving members and the public enough time to read and understand the bill. The CBO hasn’t even issued an official score at the time of this key vote alert’s release.

Second, this bill continues, for blatant political reasons, the unholy marriage of agricultural subsidies and food stamps – two completely separate issues. At a minimum, these two programs should be voted on as separate, stand-alone bills. True reform would also include implementing a plan to devolve the food stamp program to the states and eventually eliminate federal agricultural subsidies. This bill is well short of that goal. Instead, it’s a “Christmas Tree” bill where there’s a gift for practically every special interest group out there with a well-connected lobbyist, including the fresh-cut Christmas tree industry!

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"The Kronies"

Posted on Jan. 24, 14 | 11:45 AM by Barney Keller | Topic: Offbeat
 
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Big Government and Income Inequality

Posted on Jan. 20, 14 | 03:33 PM by Andrew Roth | Topic: Federal Budget
Economist David Malpass offers a good rebuttal to Democrats who are trying (yet again) to exploit income inequality this election year:

Conservatives need to champion economic growth as Reagan did, but they also need to make a more forceful connection between the government's centralization of power and income inequality.
 
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Key Vote Alert - "NO" on the FY14 Omnibus (Senate Amdt. to HR 3547)

Posted on Jan. 14, 14 | 02:07 PM by Andrew Roth | Topic: Key Vote Alert House and Senate
KEY VOTE ALERT
"NO" on the FY14 Omnibus (Senate Amdt. to HR 3547)

The Club for Growth urges all members of Congress to vote "NO" on the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014 (Senate Amdt. to HR 3547). Consideration of the plan will likely be later this week. The vote will be included in the Club's 2014 Congressional Scorecard.

This 1,582-page "omnibus" proposal is the product of the flawed Ryan-Murray deal that canceled part of the sequester last month in an effort to increase spending now. It funds ObamaCare, plusses up other wasteful programs, and contains dozens of policy riders that can only be described as earmarks. Instead of finding bipartisan ways to spend more money, Congress should be focused on cutting spending so that the federal budget can be balanced as quickly as possible. This bill does not achieve that goal.

Our Congressional Scorecard for the 113th Congress provides a comprehensive rating of how well or how poorly each member of Congress supports pro-growth, free-market policies and will be distributed to our members and to the public.

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Club for Growth's Andy Roth appears on "Huckabee"

Posted on Jan. 11, 14 | 08:44 PM by Barney Keller | Topic: Club in the News
 
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Club for Growth's Andy Roth Appears on C-Span

Posted on Jan. 06, 14 | 09:25 PM by Barney Keller | Topic: Club in the News
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