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Americans for Prosperity Commends Supremes on AG Selection

September 16, 2014

Putting partisan politics aside and selecting an attorney general who will do the same.  NASHVILLE – Americans for Prosperity – Tennessee (AFP-TN) commends the TN Supreme Court for listening to Tennesseans on their selection of a new attorney general. Herbert Slatery III was selected to serve the eight-year term as Tennessee’s attorney general. Three of [...]

We Can Do Better

September 10, 2014

Opinion Editorial Published in the Knoxville News Sentinel 8/24/2014 By Andrew Ogles Nationally, the average ACT is 21, with 26% of students achieving college-readiness benchmarks.  In contrast, Tennessee’s composite score is 19.8, with only 19% of students meeting college-readiness benchmarks.  We can do better. After 5 years of education reforms and millions of dollars spent, the [...]

AFP responds to Senate leadership's attempts to undercut free speech

September 10, 2014

S.J. Res. 19 would censor the voices of millions of concerned citizens Arlington, Va. – Today Americans for Prosperity released a statement regarding efforts in the US Senate to pass a constitutional amendment (S.J. Res. 19) that would change the First Amendment, fundamentally alter the Bill of Rights, and undercut Americans’ rights to free speech. AFP Director of [...]

September Links to Common Core Articles

September 04, 2014

Stay informed. The best way to beat this beast is to be armed with information. Stopping the federal takeover of our education system is the war being waged across our nation. Updated 9/4: As noted in the National Review Online: It was pretty clear from the start that nobody thought there was sufficient evidence for any [...]

ObamaCare Premium Rates Rising: Tennesseans Paying the Price

August 25, 2014

With ObamaCare rates on the rise anyone who signed up under the “Affordable”Care Act can brace for a premium rate increase ranging from 7.5%-22% next year. The Tennessean reported: As a result, BlueCross said, consumers will experience rate increases between 6.1 and 21.7 percent, depending on the product they have bought. It’s difficult to nail [...]

Majority Now Opposes Common Core

August 22, 2014

This could very well be the defining issue between Conservatives and Republicans. A new education poll shows 60% of Americans are opposed to Common Core. The public is becoming more and more aware of what Common Core implementation means for children. Parents and teachers alike are seeing the downfall in allowing a federal take-over of [...]

Links to Common Core Articles

August 21, 2014

What’s going on in our state to stop the Federal Overtake of education in Tennessee. A little bit of background: Inside Tennessee Common Core This link has a large portion of the background included from the legislative perspective. And another to our latest efforts: AFP Group to Keep Pressure on Common Core   Like this [...]

Government Not the Cure for Drug Prices

August 19, 2014

By Eric Peterson Politicians have been trying to provide affordable prescription drugs for more than a decade. Before the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, there was Medicare Part D seeking to lower costs for senior citizens. Unfortunately for politicians, breakthrough new drugs often take billions of dollars and millions of [...]

FCC Merger Review Practices Highly Questionable

August 19, 2014

By Kuper Jones In an era driven by technology, we have seen investments by both private and public sectors to ensure that America continues to be a leader in technological advancements. In part, many of these investments consist of well-established technology leaders either buying or merging with other companies so they can offer consumers and [...]

EXPORT-IMPORT BANK: PRIVATIZED GAINS AND SOCIALIZED LOSSES

August 19, 2014

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 [...]