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Federal Government Not the Solution to Income Inequality

February 11, 2014 J

By: Eric Peterson While the American dream of starting from anywhere and working to the top still exists in the American consciousness, many have begun to question whether that dream remains plausible. In last month’s State of the Union Address, President Obama addressed his position on the issue. “Upward mobility has stalled. The cold, hard [...]

Coalition Opposes Reported Debt Limit Deal

February 10, 2014 J

Americans for Prosperity is proud to join a coalition of organizations in sending the following letter to Congress, which says is that any debt limit deal that increases the national debt and increases mandatory spending at the same time is unacceptable. This message is consistent with AFP’s views over the past year. On the behalf [...]

Biden Unconcerned About Amtrak Waste

February 07, 2014 J

Yesterday, Vice President Joe Biden gave a speech at Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station to congratulate Amtrak on the unveiling of their newest line of locomotives, and to call for continued infrastructure investment – meaning more government spending. While the impressive new train and the busy hub location seemed to lend legitimacy to the Vice President’s speech, in reality Biden is overlooking the boondoggle that federally-funded passenger rail has been for American taxpayers.

Coalition to Congress: Cut the Pentagon Slush Fund

February 06, 2014 J

Americans for Prosperity is proud to join a coalition calling for Congressional appropriators to stop using budget gimmicks to avoid sticking to the spending caps put in place by Congress. One increasingly used gimmick is to use the Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) account to “pay for” more spending. Below is the letter sent to Congressional [...]

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