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Governor Perdue’s Decision to Retire Reflects Bad Policies

January 26, 2012 J

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, January 26, 2012
CONTACT: Dallas Woodhouse at DWoodhouse@afphq.org or (919) 671-1050

Gov. Perdue's Decision to Retire Reflects Bad Policies

According to the Washington Post, Governor Bev Perdue will announce today that she will not seek re-election this fall. The announcement expected to come later today comes just one week after her ill-timed proposal to raise $800 million in taxes.

Americans for Prosperity – North Carolina State Director Dallas Woodhouse released the following statement:

“Governor Perdue has relentlessly pursued an agenda of higher taxes and bigger government. Her opposition to free-market reforms such as allowing temporary sales and income tax hikes to expire, medical malpractice reform, regulatory reform, and the energy jobs act, has simply made her unelectable."

“Bad policy makes bad politics. Her decision today is a reflection of her failed policy positions.”

Americans for Prosperity offers to host debate, cover expenses for Berger-Tillis-Perdue Tax Debate

January 24, 2012 J

Raleigh, NC – In response to Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Berger’s challenge to Gov. Bev Perdue to a public debate over her plan to raise taxes by more than $750 million, Americans for Prosperity today offered to host the debate and pay for the event with private funds.

“This is an important issue that is very important to taxpayers and we agree that the issue needs full debate. Americans for Prosperity is willing to host the debate at a location that both sides agree to utilize. We will offer to shoulder the costs of the event as a public service to the citizens of North Carolina.”

Dallas Woodhouse
Americans for Prosperity-North Carolina State Director

200 West Morgan Street, Suite 100
Raleigh NC 27601

919 839 1011 ext 3
919 671 1050 cell


Don’t Miss your Opportunity to Ask Dick Morris Your Questions about School Choice!

January 20, 2012 J

Join Americans for Prosperity Foundation, our sister organization, for a special town hall on Restoring American Exceptionalism. Don’t miss your chance to ask political commentator Dick Morris your questions.

For too long we’ve allowed our children, our hope for tomorrow, to be shuffled through a broken system. But if we want the best for our children and grandchildren – if we want them to achieve the things they dream – if we want to ensure that they will enjoy the same high quality of life that we have, we must act now.

Join me January 26th for a free town hall at 6:15 p.m. at the NASCAR Hall of Fame, 400 East Martin Luther King Blvd in Charlotte. Reserve your free tickets HERE!

We cannot allow this crisis to continue another day, unchallenged. Our children are depending on us. The system has failed them...Will we?

I hope to see you there.


Dallas Woodhouse

Don’t watch the State of the Union address alone!

January 20, 2012 J

Don’t watch the State of the Union address alone! This is an experience best shared with like-minded friends, refreshments and a dose of reality!
You are invited to our program, the "Real State of the Union and North Carolina," featuring:
• Dallas Woodhouse, State Director of Americans for Prosperity;
• Roy Cordato, Vice President for Research and resident scholar at the John Locke Foundation; and
• Francis De Luca, President of the Civitas Institute.
They will discuss the “real” state of the Union and the State of North Carolina and invite questions.

Then, view the President’s State of the Union with a gathering of like-minded activists. Join us for information, open discussion, and refreshments as we watch and discuss President Obama’s impressions of the state of the Union. REGISTER HERE to save your seat.
Program: The Real State of the Union and North Carolina


Americans for Prosperity to Governor Perdue: No Sales Tax Hike State Legislature has Already Rejected Tax Increases

January 18, 2012 J

Raleigh, NC – Governor Beverly Perdue’s sales tax hike is a non-starter, according to Americans for Prosperity – North Carolina.

“The voters rejected tax increases in 2010 and the legislature rejected tax increases in 2011,” explains Dallas Woodhouse, Director of AFP-NC. “Does Governor Perdue really think this is the best way to start the 2012 legislative session?”

Governor Perdue made the same proposal last year but the state legislature voted it down.

“We don’t need tax increases. We need responsible government.” Woodhouse continues. “The North Carolina legislature has moved the state budget in the right direction. Raising taxes – especially taxes that fall hardest on the poor – would be a major step backwards.”