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Fiscal Cliff “Fix” is a Raw Deal for Taxpayers

By James Volvo The last-minute deal to avert the so-called fiscal cliff suffers from some of  the worst ailments of Washington’s backroom deals.  Primarily, it does not  address the nation’s fiscal imbalance because it allows taxes to go up but fails  to tackle the true driver of our economic woes: runaway government  spending.  Not surprisingly, [...]

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Almost Like Being There

November 03, 2011 J

Just can't attend AFP's Defending the American Dream Summit this weekend in Washington, D.C.? We'll miss you not being there in person, but you can still enjoy much of the action, the excitement and the speakers without even leaving home.

How is that possible? It's the age of the Internet, baby. Almost anything is possible (at least until the govermnment starts messing with it). The AFP Foundation will be providing live streaming video of the summit, from the kick-off at 11 a.m. tomorrow to the end of the event, at 5 p.m. Saturday.

Just click here to access the live stream!

Energy for America Tour Has Two Stops in Colorado

October 24, 2011 J

Concerned about the harmful impacts rising energy prices are having on Colorado’s economy, Americans for Prosperity on Tuesday is hosting two Energy for America Tour stops on the state's Western Slope. The tour is meant to encourage energy policy changes that will increase supply, lower costs, generate good American jobs and reduce our reliance on foreign imports

“America is a nation too rich in domestic energy resources to be constantly facing shortages, price spikes and an over-reliance on foreign suppliers of something so critical to our economic survival and well-being," said AFP State Direcor Jeff Crank. "Unfortunately, most of our energy resources have been placed off-limits by President Obama, federal elected officials, and unelected bureaucrats. The result is gas prices above $3 a gallon at a time when America is facing a double-dip recession, or worse.”

Cut Spending Now Rocks the Rockies

October 14, 2011 J

AFP’s Cut Spending Now tour rolled through Colorado Tuesday, making three stops in the Front Range cities of Colorado Springs, Highlands Ranch and Loveland before heading east, across the Great Plains, on its way to a November date with the Congressional Supercommittee.

All the rallies held and petitions gathered – you can still sign it online! -- during the cross-country trip are intended to help convince Supercommittee members that cutting lard from the bloated federal government and instituting real budget reform should be the top priority, not squeezing financially stressed Americans for new revenue. Americans are in no mood to surrender more of their hard-earned dollars to Washington, judging from the passion and sentiments seen and heard at the events.

Cut Spending Now Tour Coming to Colorado

October 03, 2011 J

While inside-the-Beltway politicos continue to dicker and dither over various ways of bringing runaway federal spending and borrowing under control, average Americans now have an opportunity to send Washington a clear, convincing, unequivocal message on the issue, by attending a Cut Spending Now event as the tour moves across the country. Coloradans will get their chance on Tuesday, Oct. 11, when the tour makes 3 stops along the front range, in Colorado Springs, Highlands Ranch and Loveland.

Split Vote on Reining-in Union Lapdog

September 16, 2011 J

The House of Representatives on Thursday passed a critical bill (238-186) to stop the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) from destroying American jobs. The Protecting Jobs from Government Interference Act was introduced by Congressman Tim Scott (R-S.C.) in response to the NLRB’s arrogant and outrageous attempt to stop Boeing from moving a production facility in South Carolina, apparently because it is a right-to-work state. It's only one of a number of aggressive, pro-union actions the New Deal-era dinosaur has undertaken during the Obama Administration. The unelected board sometimes seems to be serving as a stalking house for advancing this president's stridently union-friendly agenda.

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