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Five NY Republican Congressmen Ask Super Committee For Higher Taxes

November 08, 2011 J

Late last week, a group of 100 U.S. Representatives sent a letter to the so-called Super Committee urging the handpicked group of twelve legislators to consider “all options for mandatory and discretionary spending and revenues” in order to reach the committee’s goal of $1.2 trillion in deficit reduction over the next ten years. In Washington, speak this is code for raising taxes.

Five New York Republicans signed that letter: Peter King (R-NY 3), Bob Turner (R-NY 9), Mike Grimm (R-NY 13), Richard Hanna (R-NY 24), and Tom Reed (R-NY 24).

“Taxation Without Representation” Tour

October 05, 2011 J

“Taxation Without Representation: Cap & Trade in New York”

For the past three years, New York has participated in the RGGI Cap & Trade scheme without the authorization of the state Legislature! Already this Cap & Trade energy tax has cost New York businesses and ratepayers a staggering $327 MILLION!

Now it is up to you and me to fight back!

Americans for Prosperity will be touring across the state this week to educate citizens about this Cap & Trade scheme that threatens to drive our electricity rates through the roof and kill thousands of jobs across New York.

The “Taxation Without Representation” Tour will begin on Tuesday, October 11 in Niagara County and continue with events each day, ending with a rally on Saturday, October 15 in Rockland County.


Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) Taxpayer Action Seminar

September 12, 2011 J

New York is part of the 10 state Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, a cap and trade scheme.

Unlike the other 9 states, the NYS Legislature never voted on RGGI's participation. This cap and trade program that requires that energy producing plants that emit CO2 to purchase permits was implemented by a Memorandum of Understanding by Governor Pataki and an Executive Order by Governor Paterson.

To date, NY has collected over $320 Million dollars on these required permits driving the cost of electricity up. With New York having the third highest electricity rates in the nation, businesses and ratepayers continue to struggle to pay these astronomical costs or they up and leave as 1.6 million people have done in the last decade.

Learn more about this unconstitutional tax, NJ's withdrawal, repeal efforts in other states, the legal challenges to NY RGGI, the impact on local communities and what you can do to reverse this ultra vires tax.

Date: Monday, September 19

Betsy McCaughey to Detail How ObamaCare Will Affect Patients, Doctors

September 08, 2011 J

Betsy McCaughey, Ph.D., former Lt. Governor, constitutional scholar, and patient advocate and Founder of Defend Your Health Care will detail the 2010 healthcare legislation and its impact on medical care. Dr. McCaughey will focus on the provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and how it will affect patients, medical professionals, businesses and communities. The need for tort reform and cost cutting health insurance reforms will also be addressed.

Date: Wednesday, October 5
Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: Harlem Road Community Center Auditorium
4255 Harlem Road
Amherst, New York

For more information, please contact Lisa at lthrun@afphq.org.

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