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AFP: Begich Should Answer for Massive ObamaCare Rate Hikes

September 10, 2014

Director Price says Alaskans should be incredulous that Begich would support the law again.  ANCHORAGE — Americans for Prosperity is calling on Senator Mark Begich to explain why he thinks Alaskans should have to pay over 30 percent more for health insurance under ObamaCare. Begich promised that the law would make insurance more affordable, but according to [...]

AFP - Begich Response Ad Deflects from His Poor Senate Attendance

September 08, 2014

Anchorage — The Alaska chapter of Americans for Prosperity is reacting to a new television ad from Senator Mark Begich that attempts to distract from his terrible record of attending important votes in the United States Senate. The ad is in response to AFP’s “Alaskans Show Up for Work“ spot, which is currently airing across the state. [...]

AFP - Alaska Responds to New Begich TV Ad

March 10, 2014

Sen. Begich still refuses to address voters’ concerns; gives a different answer every time Anchorage — Today Americans for Prosperity – Alaska, a chapter of the nation’s foremost advocate for economic freedom, responded to a new ad from Senator Mark Begich attacking AFP. Senator Begich’s ad comes two weeks after AFP – Alaska’s own launch of [...]

Press Release: Begich Statement Confirms He Won't Be Straight With Alaskans on Carbon Tax

March 06, 2014

JUNEAU –  Yesterday, Sen. Mark Begich revealed exactly why Alaskans should be concerned that he isn’t being straight with them on a carbon tax, claiming that while he may lend his signature to letters stating explicit policy goals, he doesn’t necessarily mean what they say. His flurry of conflicting comments on his carbon tax position [...]

Just The Facts: Senator Begich And The Carbon Tax

February 21, 2014

FACT: Mark Begich told Alaskans that “if you’ve got an insurance plan now you like, you keep it.” In December 2013, PolitiFact named “If you like your health care plan, you can keep it,” the Lie of the Year after more than 4 million Americans received notices their health insurance plans would be cancelled. FACT: [...]

The Price of Freedom- It Isn't Free

February 05, 2014

By Senator Joe Balyeat (published with Freedom Watch: October 3, 2009)   Abraham Lincoln said, “Those who would deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves.” With the passage of another 9/11 anniversary this last week, I figured tonight would be a good time to reflect upon our Freedom as Americans; and the price [...]

Raising the Minimum Wage Hurts Those It’s Supposed to Help

February 04, 2014

By Brian Gay   One of the focal points that President Obama discussed in the State of the Union address is increasing the minimum wage. The prospect of arguing for a minimum wage increase certainly has better appeal than defending the failures of the Affordable Care Act. The Senate is poised to consider a proposal [...]

AFP in Anchorage Daily News: 'Time for Alaskans to Have School Choice'

January 26, 2014

“There is no respect in which inhabitants of low-income neighborhoods are so disadvantaged as in the kind of schooling they can get for their children.” (Nobel Prize-winner Milton Friedman) Milton Friedman heralded freedom — that free choices and free markets unfettered by government restrictions produce the happiest, healthiest, wealthiest peoples throughout world history. Friedman’s free-choice [...]

Will New Year be a New Dawn for Alaska Educational Freedom?

January 11, 2014

by Joe Balyeat, CPA   “There is no respect in which inhabitants of a low-income neighborhood are so disadvantaged as in the kind of schooling they can get for their children.” (Nobel Prize-winning economist Milton Friedman)   Milton Friedman was devoted to freedom – his belief that human free choices and free markets unfettered by [...]