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Thanks Senator Boozman

As we are all either trying to wind our way down to the new year or get those last couple of presents squared away, Washington, DC was at it again trying to spend away the future. The good news is that Senator Boozman kept his promise to preserve spending limits. We hope that you take [...]

Issues

Obama’s budget offers short-term help for economy

February 13, 2012 J

Reducing the deficit by $4 trillion over 10 years sounds ok until you take into account that the deficit has increased over $1 trillion per year over the last 4 years. Full story here.

The president will send Congress a budget that will provide short-term help to a struggling economy while offering a long-term plan to deal with soaring deficits, the White House said Sunday. Republicans attacked the spending blueprint as offering more of the same failed solutions for the economy.
The 2013 budget being released Monday will propose public works spending while seeking tax increases on the wealthy and corporations to claim progress on the federal deficit in his upcoming budget. The spending plan projects a deficit for this year of $1.3 trillion, the fourth straight year of $1 trillion-plus deficits, and $901 billion next year.

Obama’s Union Point Man

February 07, 2012 J

The article comes from AFP's VP for Policy Phil Kerpen. You may follow Phil on twitter by clicking <@a href="https://twitter.com/#!/kerpen">kerpen. The article in its entirety may be found here.

On January 4, President Obama took the unprecedented step of declaring the Senate to be in recess — although the Senate considered itself to be in session — so that he could install several appointees in key positions at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). While a lot of attention has been focused on the procedural defect of these appointments (correctly, as I’ve explained), there has been far too little attention paid to the most radical of these appointees: Richard Griffin.

Restoring American Exceptionalism Simulcast in

January 19, 2012 J

This from our sister organization's (Americans for Prosperity Foundation - Arkansas) website. We hope to see you there!

American 15-year-olds rank 35th out of 57 countries in math and literacy!
America shouldn’t be 35th in anything. It’s time to Restore American Exceptionalism!

Rather than protecting and promoting failure, let’s put our kids first. Let’s do even more to support the teachers and the schools that are succeeding, but let’s hold those that are failing firmly accountable. Whether it’s a private school, a charter school, or a traditional public school, parents should have the right to choose the school that will do the best job educating my children. Every child deserves the best education we can give them – and every family has a right to choose the education that’s best for their child.

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