AFP Responds to President's Fiscal Proposal
ARLINGTON, VA – Americans for Prosperity (AFP), the nation’s leading grassroots organization in championing economic freedom, released the following statement from AFP President Tim Phillips and AFP Director of Policy James Valvo in response to the President’s remarks in Pennsylvania today regarding the fiscal cliff:
“President Obama said today he wanted a balanced, responsible way to cut the deficit, but has offered no serious plan to address the impending fiscal crisis,” said AFP President Tim Phillips. “All current tax rates should be extended and the way should be paved for the next Congress to enact policies for comprehensive pro-growth tax reform.”
AFP has strongly advocated for Congress to honor their promise to the American people on the sequestration cuts.
“The President’s obsession with tax increases – whether through deductions, rates or both – is a chimera that will hamper the economy and never produce enough revenue to pay for current spending promises,” said AFP Director of Policy James Valvo. “The President and members of both parties in Congress must enact large reductions in federal spending; and they must do it now. AFP calls on all members of the negotiations to find $109 billion in savings, either through the already enacted sequester mechanism or elsewhere with thoughtful targeted reductions.”
AFP has been providing activists with tools to get informed on lame duck issues and take action via the website, www.NoFreeVotes.com.