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500,000 lost jobs

February 26, 2014 J,

A recent report from the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) confirmed what we have known all along – increasing the minimum wage will cost people their jobs. The CBO report showed that raising the minimum wage to $10.10, which President Obama and many in Congress would like to do, would reduce total employment by about [...]

no more empty promises

December 11, 2013 J,

The new budget agreement in Congress is another trillion-dollar backdoor deal that will increase government spending. If passed, this new increase will break Congress’ prior promise to cap spending at $967 billion, which was in the bipartisan supported Budget Control Act, or BCA. Government spending is out of control. The risky fiscal policies of our [...]

One Week Ago

November 12, 2013 J,

One week ago, some changes took place in two Connecticut towns that will help advance economic freedom. The residents of New Britain rejected the failed liberal policies of Mayor Tim O’Brien.  They had had enough of the education and tax issues facing the town and the senseless 9-1-1 tax. Last Tuesday New Britain residents replaced [...]

Taxed to Death?

November 07, 2013 J,

Feel like you are being taxed to death in Connecticut?!  You’re not that far off! A recent report from the Manhattan Institute reveals that Connecticut applies a 12% tax on estates of $2 million and above. While this level of taxation makes it difficult to die here, Governor Malloy and the legislature are not making [...]

See you November 4th!

October 30, 2013 J,

The next meeting of AFP-CT activists is scheduled for Monday, November 4th, from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Waterford Library. Please mark your calendar now and plan to join us. This is a truly grassroots endeavor so please bring a friend or neighbor and help us develop our group into a formidable force as the voice [...]

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