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Stop the Internet Sales Tax

Americans for Prosperity is proud to join a coalition of organizations calling on Congress to oppose the Marketplace and Internet Tax Fairness Act. This legislation would grant new taxing authority to states on businesses outside of their jurisdiction and create a host of new regulatory and compliance burdens. We’ve joined with several other organizations to […]


$41,000 Pay Raise for Memphis Schools Superintendent is Appalling

September 23, 2011

By signing off on a $41,250 raise for Superintendent Kriner Cash, the Memphis City Schools Board has demonstrated why taxpayers are fed up with government; and why conservatives will not sit idly by as education dollars are wasted.

For too long, liberals who advocate more-and-more tax dollars for schools have called conservatives ‘cold-hearted’ and ‘anti-child’ for wanting to limit the flow of cash in our public school system. AFP-Tennessee challenges these groups, such as TEA and other unions, to explain how any Superintendent deserves a raise of $41,250 on top of an already generous base salary of $275,000?

Our school systems spend way too much money, and not nearly enough makes its way into the classroom.

The school board argued that Superintendent Cash ‘deserved’ the raise because he had not received a bonus in the last few years.

This is what’s wrong with government.

Time to Try a Free Market Energy Approach

September 22, 2011

By Phil Kerpen, AFP Vice President for Policy and published in the Daily Caller

Time after time, politicians believe they know best. Taxpayer-funded investments in “green jobs” have been repeatedly exposed as failures, but what F.A. Hayek called “the fatal conceit” — the idea that central economic planners have the knowledge and wisdom to make decisions for us — keeps a firm grip on Washington. Politicians seem intent on picking winners and losers, substituting their own political whim for legitimate consumer preferences, but fail to recognize the disastrous consequences.

Tell Congress to Oppose New Subsidies for Natural Gas Vehicles.

Statement of Opposition to President Obama’s Tax Hike Proposal

September 20, 2011

Americans for Prosperity, a free market grassroots organizations committed to smaller government and free enterprise, today released the following statement with regard to President Obama’s plan to raise taxes to fund his repeated attempts to use government spending to create jobs.

AFP President Tim Phillips said:

Knoxville Mayoral Candidate, Rogero, Wrong to Brag about Federal ‘Green’ Grants

September 19, 2011

City of Knoxville Mayoral candidate Madeline Rogero is absolutely wrong to be touting federal ‘green’ grants, such as the Solar America Cities program, or meeting LEED certifications.

In a speech laying out her vision for Knoxville, Rogero pointedly adopts making the city ‘green’ as a core principle of a future administration. We have a number of problems with city government taking on such an expensive agenda.

Help Defend the American Dream with Herman Cain and Mark Levin

September 16, 2011

Americans For Prosperity Foundation is excited to announce that businessman and GOP presidential hopeful Herman Cain will be joining Mark Levin, John Fund, Grover Norquist and many more at the 2011 Defending the American Dream Summit on November 4th & 5th at the Washington Convention Center.

Americans for Prosperity Foundation will now be extending early registration until September 30th.  Act now and register for only $129 for individual registration.  The price will increase to $169 on October 1st.