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The Economic Follies of Extending Unemployment Insurance

December 13, 2013 J

By Casey Given In an interesting twist to Congress’ ongoing budget negotiations for the 2014 fiscal year, President Obama called on Capitol Hill last Saturday to extend federal unemployment insurance (UI) benefits set to expire January 1st. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi went so far as to call for no budget deal without unemployment benefits at one [...]

SNAP Program And It’s Overwhelming Abuse

December 03, 2013 J,

by Brittany Shaddix   In the 2012 fiscal year, nearly $75 billion dollars was spent to provide over 47 million Americans assistance under the federal food stamp program- the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP. With so many Americans out of work and struggling to make ends meet, this program can help ensure that many [...]

AFP-Alaska Responds to Begich Surrogates

December 03, 2013

Today Americans for Prosperity, the nation’s largest grassroots advocate for healthcare freedom, issued the following statement in response to State Senator Hollis French and Rep. Les Gara’s announcement of a rally and press availability to defend Senator Begich. AFP President Tim Phillips said, “Senator Begich and his surrogates are proving to be incredibly tone deaf [...]

Government Provided Phone Services, Subsidies And Their Abuse

November 20, 2013 J,

by Brittany Shaddix   Ever wonder why there is a “universal service charge” tacked on to your phone bill? Turns out that little fee, added on to the bills of many Americans, goes to fund subsidized phones and service plans from our government. As participation in the subsidized cell phone program Lifeline increases, that “universal [...]

AFP Launches Nationwide Effort To End Wind Energy Subsidy

November 19, 2013 J,

“Gone with the Wind PTC” effort will urge lawmakers to let subsidy expire this year. Earlier this month- Americans for Prosperity, the nation’s largest free-market, grassroots organization, announced a new effort to urge lawmakers to let the wind production tax credit expire at the end of 2013. AFP is set to begin running online ads regarding [...]

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