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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 [...]

Despite A 2011 Promise, Congress Passes On Cutting Spending

January 06, 2014

December 19, 2013: By Thomas Fletcher Yesterday (December 18, 2013) the Senate followed the House of Representatives in passing the misguided budget deal that congressional Budget Chairs Patty Murray and Paul Ryan recently released. It follows the old playbook of spend now and cut later, the latter of which very rarely happens. Instead of keeping the promises they made to their constituents on spending control, Senators joined [...]

Special Interest Tax Breaks Highlight Problems In Federal Tax Code

December 16, 2013

By Wesley Coopersmith In his influential book The Rise and Decline of Nations, Yale University economist Mancur Olson explores the reasons why once-prosperous countries fall into economic stagnation and ultimately collapse. Journalist Jonathan Rauch built upon Olson’s theory, explaining that wealthy countries decline when their society ceases creative production and instead turns to government lobbying and rent-seeking. When [...]