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October 27, 2011 J,

New Medical Device Taxes Raise Concerns
Indiana Public Media

Members of the Indiana congressional delegation held a forum in Indianapolis Monday to hear testimony on the issue. Beginning in 2013, an excise tax of a little more than 2 percent will be placed on the sale of medical devices in the United States.

The tax is expected to bring in more than $20 billion in revenue to help pay for the Affordable Care Act. But medical device manufacturers say the new tax is a significant economic burden. Dane Miller is on the board of directors at Biomet, a company based out of Warsaw, Indiana. He says the tax will limit innovation and expansion in the United States.

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Cut Spending Now Tour – Evansville

October 21, 2011 J,

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Last Friday, Americans for Prosperity’s Cut Spending Now tour made a stop in Evansville, Indiana. The purpose of the meeting was to highlight the runaway federal government spending that has plunged our country into record levels of debt. Already our nation borrows nearly 40 cents of every dollar it spends!

This is a nonpartisan crisis facing all citizens. As the congressional “super committee” deliberates their course of action, it is more important than ever that we get this right. Our country cannot endure more of the status quo. We need a bold solution that bravely takes this challenge head-on.

Indiana – The 34th Americans for Prosperity State Chapter

October 20, 2011


Indiana is now home to the 34th Americans for Prosperity state chapter. This is an exciting development for all Hoosiers who care about freedom, prosperity, and the future of the American dream.

Americans for Prosperity (AFP) is one of the country’s leading conservative grassroots organizations. AFP seeks to educate and engage the public on free market and limited government issues. In general, we support lower taxes and less government spending; policies which will create a stronger and more vibrant economy. We are an issued based organization and as such do not endorse, support or oppose candidates.

AFP Indiana State Director Chase Downham

October 07, 2011

Chase Downham is the Indiana State Director of Americans for Prosperity, one of the nation’s leading conservative grassroots organizations focused on limited government and free market principles.

Most recently, Chase worked for the Indiana Chamber of Commerce as the organization’s Manager of Political Affairs. In this role, Chase worked to recruit and help elect Chamber endorsed candidates for the Indiana House and Senate as well as drive the Chamber’s legislative grassroots activity.

AFP Releases Super Committee Recommendations

October 04, 2011 J

[img_assist|nid=25037|title=|desc=|link=url|url=http://www.americansforprosperity.org/budget-spending|align=left|width=79|height=103]Americans for Prosperity today released a policy paper detailing the organization’s recommendations for the so-called Super Committee. The committee is tasked with identifying $1.5 trillion in deficit reduction measures. AFP’s recommendations lay out over $5 trillion in spending cuts over a ten-year period.

* Click to read the full policy paper and recommendations

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