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AFP Launching $5.5 Million Ad Effort

June 20, 2012

ARLINGTON, VA – Today Americans for Prosperity (AFP), the nation’s largest advocate for economic freedom, announced a multi-state ad effort that demonstrates how badly President Obama is out of touch with the real economy. “When President Obama said the private sector was doing ‘just fine,’ he surpassed his own bad record of being out of […]

Americans for Prosperity: Why Are Illinois Unions Protesting Governor Scott Walker?

April 17, 2012 J

SPRINGFIELD- Americans for Prosperity – Illinois wants to know why government unions are protesting Governor Walker and his reforms, which saved thousands of public sector jobs. At the same time, Governor Quinn has proposed firing thousands of workers.

“Government unions should be holding a rally for Gov. Walker, while protesting Gov. Quinn and the legislative leaders of Illinois,” said Americans for Prosperity – Illinois State Director David From. “Gov. Walker supported difficult reforms to avert the lay-off of thousands of state workers in Wisconsin, rescuing the budget and making their state more attractive to businesses. Meanwhile, Gov. Quinn has refused to make necessary reforms to reign in retiree benefits, while raising taxes and making Illinois a less attractive place to do business and proposing to lay-off nearly 2,500 state workers.”

Americans for Prosperity Lauds Chairman Ryan for Bold and Serious Budget Proposal

March 20, 2012 J

ARLINGTON, VA. — In response to today’s introduction by Chairman Paul Ryan of his FY2013 budget resolution, Americans for Prosperity (AFP), the nation’s leading free market grassroots organization, released the following statement.

AFP President Tim Phillips:

“Once again House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan has laid down a marker that provides a clear and credible path forward for the federal budget. The Ryan Budget simultaneously calls for much-needed pro-growth tax reform and reforms to the biggest drivers of the nation’s runaway government spending. In contrast to the President’s budget this plan is a legitimate legislative effort to budget for the coming fiscal year.

AFP Hosts Townhall on Gas Prices with Cong. Joe Walsh

March 16, 2012 J

AFP-IL was pleased to be joined by Cong. Joe Walsh last night for a town hall meeting on rising gas prices and energy policy. Cong. Walsh led a highly interactive discussion with dozens of attendees highlighting the need for increased domestic energy production, including approval of the Keystone XL pipeline and further exploration offshore, to make America less dependent on foreign sources of oil. AFP-IL state director David From criticized the Obama Administration for distorting the free market by picking winners and losers in the energy sector, highlighting the $535M loan guarantees to now- bankrupt solar company Solyndra.