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FCC Merger Review Practices Highly Questionable

August 15, 2014

By Kuper Jones In an era driven by technology, we have seen investments by both private and public sectors to ensure that America continues to be a leader in technological advancements. In part, many of these investments consist of well-established technology leaders either buying or merging with other companies so they can offer consumers and [...]

Issues: Technology

Missouri named ‘’a sinkhole state”

August 12, 2014

By Erin Amsberry A recent study conducted by Truth in Accounting named Missouri “a sinkhole state” as it came in ranked as the 31st worst state in the nation for financial stability. Even though Missouri has measures in place that require legislators to balance the budget, their misleading ways of accounting allow Missouri’s financial situation [...]

Issues: Budget & Spending

Export-Import Bank: Privatized Gains and Socialized Losses

August 12, 2014

Much has been written over the costs and shortcomings of the beleaguered bank as well as its corporate welfare aspects. In fact, one notable politician called Ex-Im “little more than a fund for corporate welfare” – but that was before he was elected president. What has been less discussed, however, is that for every job the Ex-Im bank “supports “it destroys as many, if not more, American jobs.

Issues: Banking & Financial Services Budget & Spending

AFP Applauds Rep. Pompeo for Letter Opposing Wind Energy Handouts

August 12, 2014

by Christine Harbin Hanson Opposition to handouts for wind energy is growing at the grassroots level, and it appears that lawmakers on Capitol Hill are beginning to take note. Congressman Mike Pompeo recently released a “Dear Colleague letter” with the signatures of over 50 of his House Colleagues, calling on Speaker Boehner and Majority Leader [...]

Issues: Energy & Environment

AFP Opposes Proposed Soda Tax Legislation

August 07, 2014

Dear Representatives: On behalf of more than two million Americans for Prosperity activists in all 50 states, I write to express our strong opposition to Representative DeLauro’s Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Tax (SWEET) legislation. This bill would establish a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages at a rate of 1 percent per every 4.2 grams of caloric sweetener, which [...]

Issues: Taxes