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AFP-Tennessee Launches New Campaign on Justices, A.G.

Group will educate Tennesseans on judges’ liberal records through radio, direct mail. NASHVILLE — The Tennessee chapter of Americans for Prosperity, the state’s foremost advocate for economic freedom, is launching a major new effort to educate the public on the liberal records of the Tennessee Attorney General and three Tennessee Supreme Court justices. The campaign [...]

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AFP Recommends Over $5 TRILLION in Federal Spending Cuts

October 03, 2011

Americans for Prosperity, a free market grassroots organization committed to smaller government and free enterprise, today released a policy paper detailing the organization’s recommendations for the so-called Super Committee. The committee is tasked with identifying $1.5 trillion in deficit reduction measures. AFP’s recommendations lay out nearly $5.9 trillion in spending cuts over a ten-year period.

* Click to read the full policy paper and recommendations

AFP-Tennessee Statewide Radio Campaign Opposing Natural Gas Subsidies

August 31, 2011

Americans for Prosperity-Tennessee opposes corporate welfare. We believe in free markets, low taxes and limited spending. Pending legislation in Congress violates these principles, and that is why we at AFP-Tennessee have launched a statewide radio ad campaign to raise awareness on the issue and mobilize our grassroots activists to take action.

WATCH OUR AD BY CLICKING HERE!

Here's a letter we sent to Tennessee's Representatives and Senators, please considering contacting their offices and tell them you oppose government intervention in the energy markets.

Do you agree? Sign our Petition by clicking here.

Dear Members of the Ways and Means and Energy and Commerce Committees,

AFP Statement on Debt Limit Deal

August 01, 2011

It is a tremendous victory for free market activists that, for the first time in history, the debate over raising the debt limit became a debate over cutting spending. For that, we should be heartened that our efforts are truly making a difference. But we must continue to fight, because this deal is simply inadequate to the size of the fiscal challenge our country faces.

Ratings agencies have consistently called for at least $4 trillion in cuts to avoid a downgrade -- and rated the Boehner and Reid bills on which the final deal was based as inadequate for putting the country on a sound fiscal footing. This deal includes only $0.9 trillion in guaranteed cuts and in a best case scenario envisions an additional $1.5 trillion in cuts. And these are Washington cuts, not real cuts; they merely reduce the expected rate of increase in spending, while the federal government will continue to grow.

AFP Opposed to Both the Boehner and Reid Plans to Increase the Debt Ceiling

July 26, 2011

The following letter was sent to all of Tennessee's Members of Congress:

Dear Member of Congress,

Runaway spending has buried the United States in debt, causing us to hit our statutory debt ceiling at $14.3 trillion. For months, lawmakers have been debating whether we should raise that debt ceiling and how to get the government’s finances in order. There is only one plan that will solve America’s debt crisis: Cut, Cap and Balance. No other plan will avoid the looming credit rating downgrade that the rating houses have indicated will occur unless we dramatically cut our deficit. The Boehner plan will not do it, and the Reid plan will not do it.