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Bigger Issues than Who Shut Down Yellowstone

There are larger issues surrounding the “shutdown” than who shut down Yellowstone, Yosemite and the WW II Memorial Park– namely runaway government spending threatening our economic freedom. Facing the reality of $17 trillion national debt and $100+ trillion more in unfunded liabilities (Medicaid, Social Security, and pensions) is just too difficult for many people. It’s far easier to blame the Tea Party, Americans For Prosperity than to tackle the problem.

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Baucus has done virtually nothing to help abolish death taxes

March 06, 2013 J

Few federal tax policies are as immediately revolting as the death tax. The idea that the government has the right to confiscate a set percentage of an individual’s assets after his death strikes us as downright immoral. It punishes grieving family members, adds stressful burdens both before and after death, and lets government step between the dying person and their bequest to the designated inheritors. Moreover, it’s double taxation because the deceased person already paid taxes on the income used to buy his assets. Despite promising to reduce or eliminate the death tax, Sen. Max Baucus has, in fact, increased the death tax to 40 percent.

AFP Launches New Online Scorecard

February 27, 2013

AFP ranks members of Congress based on their votes for economic freedom. Our scorecard is now available on an easy-to-use, interactive online site. How did your legislators vote? Like this post? Chip in $5 to AFP.