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“Driving to the Dream” Tennessee Bus Package

Join your fellow Tennessee freedom fighters in Dallas next month for the Defending the American Dream Summit. We have limited bus space departing from locations throughout the state – ride along with us! The Defending the American Dream Summit brings together AFP activists from all over the country and features prominent speakers and panelists. Among [...]

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2 Tennessee Republicans Ask Super Committee for Higher Taxes

November 08, 2011

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.

Watch AFPF’s Defending the American Dream Live Online!

November 03, 2011

Watch the Foundation from your home!

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.

Click here to access the live stream!

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.

If there is a particular speaker that you want to hear, please click here to see an up-to-date agenda.

Study Confirms: Government Cannot Spend Our Way into Prosperity

November 03, 2011

[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.

Pelosi’s Job Plan? Shutting Down Private Business

November 01, 2011

With unemployment remaining above 9%, Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has an unorthodox jobs program - shutting down private business and jeopardizing good-paying jobs in the process.

From hotair.com:

In an interview late last week, House Minority Leaeder Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) told CNBC that Boeing should either unionize its production facilities in South Carolina, or shut them down entirely.

“Do you think it’s right that Boeing has to close down that plant in South Carolina because it’s non union?” asked host Maria Bartiromo. Pelosi’s reply: “Yes.”

The minority leader quickly added that she would rather it simply unionize and stay open. But barring unionization, by Pelosi’s reasoning, it should simply shut down.

AFP Denounces President Obama’s Political Attempt to Distort Mortgage Market

October 27, 2011

President Obama “can’t wait” to Saddle Taxpayers With $600 Million in Debt

Americans for Prosperity released a statement today denouncing President Obama for yet again seeking to impose his fiscally-unsound agenda by sidestepping Congress. The President’s American Jobs Act, which amounts to yet another mortgage bailout, is being pushed with phony urgency under the slogan “we can’t wait.”

Phil Kerpen, Vice President of Policy at Americans for Prosperity said, “Just last month, President Obama said he wished he could, ‘Work my way around Congress.’ Clearly he wasn’t kidding. The President seems to think of himself as a monarch rather than an executive responsible to “preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States” Despite years studying and teaching the Constitution, Obama has failed to the grasp the concept of checks and balances.”