Americans for Prosperity (AFP), with over 25,000 members in Tennessee, released its congressional key vote scorecard summarizing how Members of Congress voted on the most important economic issues in the first session of the 112th Congress.
The scorecard included critical votes on such issues as the repeal of President Obamas new health care law, preempting EPAs purported authority to regulate greenhouse gases, Chairman Paul Ryans budget framework, ending ethanol subsidies, several Congressional Review Act resolutions of disapproval to overturn new regulations and the fiscal year 2012 appropriations bills.
Click here to view the 112th Congress mid-term key vote scorecard.
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 committees goal of $1.2 trillion in deficit reduction over the next ten years. In Washington, speak this is code for raising taxes.
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We will be providing streaming video of the 2011 Defending the American Dream Summit, which begins at 11AM on Friday, and ends on Saturday at 5PM.
Speakers for the Summit include businessman and GOP presidential hopeful Herman Cain, former MA Governor and GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, radio host Mark Levin, Judge Andrew Napolitano, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, best selling author Dinesh D'Souza, conservative commentator Andrew Breitbart, VA Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina ,and many more.
[img_assist|nid=25037|title=|desc=|link=url|url=http://www.americansforprosperity.org/budget-spending|align=left|width=79|height=103]When stumping for his stimulus plan in 2009, President Obama promised that if the giant $800 billion dollar stimulus was passed unemployment would not go above 8 percent and we would save or create 3 million jobs. Yet the latest data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows the President has fallen far short of his goal: the unemployment rate is 9.1 percent. The broader rate of unemployment, including discouraged and part time workers, is at 16.5 percent.