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EXPORT-IMPORT BANK: PRIVATIZED GAINS AND SOCIALIZED LOSSES

By Eric Peterson As Congress begins to wind down, the debate over whether to extend the life of the taxpayer-backed Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im) is continuing to heat up as its September 30th expiration date approaches.  Much has been written over the costs and shortcomings of the beleaguered bank as well as its corporate welfare aspects. In [...]

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AFP Foundation Launches “Freedom on Tap” Tour

May 12, 2014 J,

 FRANKLIN — The Tennessee chapter of Americans for Prosperity Foundation will launch a town hall tour, “Freedom on Tap,” today. Events are scheduled across Middle Tennessee, Chattanooga, and Knoxville with more to follow in the coming weeks. The AFPF-Tennessee team, grassroots activists and legislators will be attending. Anyone interested in education and free-market reforms is [...]

AFP Applauds Haslam for Signing Stop ObamaCare Act

April 16, 2014

NASHVILLE — Americans for Prosperity is applauding Governor Haslam today for signing landmark legislation into law. The Stop ObamaCare Act, which the group supported, was approved in both houses with overwhelming majorities. The act requires legislative approval before a governor can expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. AFP- TN state director Andrew Ogles released [...]

AFP Locks Horns with GOP Governor over Tax Issue

April 14, 2014

Washington Post, CSPAN taking interest as Hall Tax debate heats up.  NASHVILLE – The Tennessee chapter of Americans for Prosperity is working to help repeal the Hall Income Tax against the wishes of Republican Governor Bill Haslam. Ninety-two of 132 state legislators have either signed on to cosponsor the bill or promised support of HB [...]