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Virginia Gets Temporary Reprieve From Onerous EPA Regulations – Stay Vigilant, Virginia!

September 06, 2011 J

President Obama has temporarily delayed new rules to be imposed by the unelected bureaucrats at the Environmental Protection Agency that would have punished American business by as much as $90 billion in new costs and jeopardized thousands of jobs right here in Virginia. That’s the good news, but the bad news is that the president intends to revisit the rules in 2013 – after the 2012 election.

The proposed rules, governing ozone standards and air pollution, amounted to nothing more than a back door Cap-and-Trade scheme and would have a disastrous effect on employers and the people of Virginia. Though the president has backed down at this point, those concerned with the free market and the expansion of the economy must not become complacent!

AFP's Vice President for Policy Phil Kerpen issued the following statement:

Join AFP-VA at National TEA Party Express Roanoke Stop! (9/8/11)

September 03, 2011 J

Please join Americans for Prosperity's Virginia chapter for a rally to cut spending now as part of the National TEA Party Express tour!

Americans for Prosperity is a proud sponsor of the national tour. You'll hear plenty of good speakers and exchange ideas with people who share your core conservative principles.

What: National TEA Party Express Roanoke Stop

Where: 710 Williamsburg Road
Roanoke, Virginia

When: Thursday, September 8, 2011
12:30 p.m.

AFP-VA: Earthquake Proves Viability of Nuclear Energy

August 25, 2011 J

Virginia Nuclear Plants Safety Protocols Work Perfectly

Much of Virginia trembled this week with the great Earthquake of 2011, including our nuclear power plants in Virginia. As news reports have confirmed, every single safety protocol worked. There was never a threat to the safety, or the electric capacity, of the people of central Virginia.

Wild-eyed environmentalists will fire skyrockets about this incident, which was but a movement of the earth, but the more calm among us will understand it for what it was: it was a seismic event, and had nothing to do with global warming.

In fact, the reaction of the safety personnel in Virginia underscored the validity and value of nuclear power.

We at Americans for Prosperity - Virginia support nuclear energy, and indeed, an increased use of it.

AFP-VA Statement on Downgraded Credit Rating & Effect on Virginia

August 08, 2011

S & P Slaps U.S., Moody’s Threatens – Endangers Virginia’s Top Rating

Standard and Poor’s downgraded the United States’ AAA bond rating for the first time in history late Friday, and now Moody’s is threatening similar action if meaningful deficit reduction is not achieved. Meanwhile, since Virginia depends heavily on public sector jobs, particularly in Northern Virginia and Tidewater, its own pristine bond rating is now at risk.

AFP-Virginia state director Trixie Averill today issued the following statement:

“This is indeed a sad day for America – and by association, Virginia – as the world now sees that the reckless fiscal habits that have taken root in Washington have exposed the fallacy of deficit spending as a means to prosperity. As a result, Virginia’s own valued credit rating is at risk, through no fault of our own.

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.