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

July 22, 2014 J

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 [...]

Common Core Support Plummets

June 30, 2014 J

Parents with school-aged children, conservatives, and moderate republicans are among the growing opposition to Common Core. The reasons are all over the board but, the overall concern is the federal overtake of our education system. Fewer education decisions being made at the state and local level paired with a greater emphasis on standardized testing is [...]

AFP-TN Releases Federal Legislative Scorecard

June 30, 2014

Members of the public, media can see how Tenn. lawmakers voted on economic freedom. NASHVILLE— The AFP-TN Congressional scorecard is now available online, the grassroots group announced today. Representatives John Duncan Jr. and Scott DesJarlais scored the highest overall during the current session with an ‘A’ average. AFP- TN state director Andrew Ogles stated: “Congressmen Duncan and DesJarlais [...]

AFP Announces Senate Champions for Prosperity

June 25, 2014

These Tennessee senators consistently fought for economic freedom this legislative session. NASHVILLE — AFP-TN has completed its legislative scorecard and will release the final scores within the week. The scores are based on votes taken, survey response, and sponsorship of free-market legislation. The legislators scoring the highest overall were selected as our Champions for Prosperity. AFP- [...]