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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.
Americans for Prosperity, a free market grassroots organizations committed to smaller government and free enterprise, today released the following statement with regard to President Obamas plan to raise taxes to fund his repeated attempts to use government spending to create jobs.
AFP President Tim Phillips said:
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.
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.
Facing a feeble economy, a falling approval rating, and a stubbornly-high unemployment rate, the pressure is on for President Obama to do something to get business activity back on track and Americans back to work. So in an address to the nation last Thursday, the President announced a new plan he thinks will do exactly that. Among the proposals, only a few have a chance of passing through the Republican-controlled House of Representatives: to conservative lawmakers, "stimulus" is a dirty word. But fortunately for the President he can proceed with one plan a mortgage refinancing program that will cost taxpayers $600 million entirely without Congressional approval.