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Join us this Sunday when we discuss the Citizens United decision and its impact on elections along with recent proposals for term limits. Listen live in Lexington, Ky. on WVLK 590AM Sundays at 1:30pm or nationally via iHeart Radio. For previous shows…Read More

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Join us this Sunday when we discuss the Citizens United decision and its impact on elections along with recent proposals for term limits.

Listen live in Lexington, Ky. on WVLK 590AM Sundays at 1:30pm or nationally via iHeart Radio. For previous shows visit the RESOURCES menu.

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Obama Administration Seeking Corporate Cover

A recent report revealed that the Obama Administration has been meeting with corporate business to gain support for executive action on amnesty and increased legal immigration. Ironically these corporate supporters claiming more skilled labor is needed include Cisco and Microsoft…Read More

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A recent report revealed that the Obama Administration has been meeting with corporate business to gain support for executive action on amnesty and increased legal immigration. Ironically these corporate supporters claiming more skilled labor is needed include Cisco and Microsoft who have announced massive layoffs of over 20,000 workers. Americans First discussed the abuses of the H1-B visa program on a recent program.

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Backlash Against foreign worker visas

Amid calls for expanding the nation’s H-1B visa program, there is growing pushback from Americans who argue the program has been hijacked by staffing companies that import cheaper, lower-level workers to replace more expensive U.S. employees — or keep them from getting…Read More

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Amid calls for expanding the nation’s H-1B visa program, there is growing pushback from Americans who argue the program has been hijacked by staffing companies that import cheaper, lower-level workers to replace more expensive U.S. employees — or keep them from getting hired in the first place.

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Export-Import Bank

Americans First Radio recently highlighted the harmful effect the Export-Import Bank has on taxpayers. The new House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy agrees with Americans First that this New House leader opposes U.S Export-Import Bank. It’s refreshing to see a new face that actually…Read More

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Americans First Radio recently highlighted the harmful effect the Export-Import Bank has on taxpayers. The new House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy agrees with Americans First that this New House leader opposes U.S Export-Import Bank. It’s refreshing to see a new face that actually stands up to crony capitalism in the interest of American citizens.

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A case for term limits

It is hard to imagine that our Founding Fathers, many of whom were private businessmen that put their own business on hold while forming our government,  envisioned career politicians holding office for 20, 30, and 40 years.  Perhaps that is why when writing our Constitution, numerous restriction were put in…Read More

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It is hard to imagine that our Founding Fathers, many of whom were private businessmen that put their own business on hold while forming our government,  envisioned career politicians holding office for 20, 30, and 40 years.  Perhaps that is why when writing our Constitution, numerous restriction were put in place on eligibility to serve in Congress, but none related to length of service.  In the 19th Century, the turnover rate of Congress was consistently 45-50% as members served their duty and returned to the private sector. Since 1990 the turnover rate has averaged less than 7% every two years in Congressional elections despite record low approval ratings.  Why?

 

Finances:  According to the FEC 2012 reports, the House incumbents raised $237 million to the challengers $19 million.  House members receive on average $1 million per year (including franking privilege) for staff and office expense.  Staff is often used in an election cycle for campaign purposes under the guise of “constituent outreach”. Challengers are at a distinct disadvantage from Day 1.

Lobbyist: With the advent of PAC’s and Super PAC’s, much of the campaign finance imbalance can be attributed to the influx of outside influence monies.  It’s no secret that on the first day in office, members of Congress are already beginning their solicitations for contributions to the next election.

What would term limits accomplish?

 Restoration of a Congress where votes are cast based on what is best for our country rather than what is best for reelection chances.  Look no further than our last gov’t shutdown crisis where many members voted out of fear of being “primaried” rather then what they truly felt was in our country’s best interest.

Reduction in pork barrel spending.  Candidates who are facing term expiration will no longer feel the pressure to “bring home the bacon” and curry favor with their constituents.

Reduction of lobbyist and crony capitalism.  The need to continually feed a candidate monies to keep them in office is reduced if there is an expiration date.

 

Arguments against term limits.

 

Elections are a form of term limits;  As outlined above, the incumbents have a significant advantage over challengers. Much of that advantage is derived from tax payer monies.

It reduces Congressional experience;  Congress is no place for on the job training.  If a member of the House or Senate needs 6-10 years to gain experience, they are truly in the wrong position.

 

Summary:

The GOP’s 1994 Contract With America contained an item called Citizens Legislature Act that called for a maximum (12) years service yet was never enacted.  Today, 19 years later, many of those same legislators are still in office

In 2012, the Senate brought to the floor a bill to adopt an Amendment to the Constitution limiting the number of terms a Senator could serve.  It was defeated 75-24.

Many groups, both left and right are once again advocating for Congressional term limits.  We need to offer support to each of these groups regardless of ideology.

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In What Other Country

In what other country would people who are illegally in that country be allowed to publicly protest in the nation’s capital without fear of arrest or deportation? CLICK HERE to see how our immigration policies are being flaunted and laughed at.

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In what other country would people who are illegally in that country be allowed to publicly protest in the nation’s capital without fear of arrest or deportation? CLICK HERE to see how our immigration policies are being flaunted and laughed at.

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EPA Mandates

Senator Mitch McConnell was thwarted yesterday by Sen. Harry Reid in an attempt to block the EPA from enacting mandates for CO2 emissions from coal fired utility plants. Americans First raised this issue on our program Sunday June 15th. …Read More

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Senator Mitch McConnell was thwarted yesterday by Sen. Harry Reid in an attempt to block the EPA from enacting mandates for CO2 emissions from coal fired utility plants. Americans First raised this issue on our program Sunday June 15th. Click here for the podcast and hear the complete show.

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Americans First Approved for 501C(3)

Americans First Inc has received 501C(3) approval from the IRS and is now able to receive tax deductible donations, bequests, devises, or gifts under Section 2055, 2106, or 2522 of the Code. CLICK HERE for IRS approval letter

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Americans First Inc has received 501C(3) approval from the IRS and is now able to receive tax deductible donations, bequests, devises, or gifts under Section 2055, 2106, or 2522 of the Code. CLICK HERE for IRS approval letter

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Birthright Citizenship Act HR 140

This House Resolution is to amend Section 310 of the Immigration and Nationality Act to require that at least one parent of a child be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident before granting automatic citizenship. Click Here to view it and…Read More

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This House Resolution is to amend Section 310 of the Immigration and Nationality Act to require that at least one parent of a child be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident before granting automatic citizenship. Click Here to view it and contact your local representative to show support

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