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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.

AFP-VA Applauds House Passage of Cut, Cap & Balance

July 20, 2011 J

Bill Cuts Spending, Caps Budgets, Initiates Balanced Budget Amendment Process

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed, on a 234-190 vote, the Cut, Cap & Balance proposal, which would reduce spending, limit federal budgets, and begin the process to amend the Constitution to require a balanced budget.

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

“Never before has this country been in such dire financial straits. Cut, Cap and Balance is a reasonable, responsible approach to righting the fiscal ship and AFP-Virginia urges Senators Warner and Webb to support it when it arrives in the Senate.

AFP-VA Urges Passage of Balanced Budget Amendment

July 19, 2011 J

Balanced Budget Amendment at Center of Reasonable Fiscal Solution

With the U.S. House of Representatives set to vote on the balanced budget proposal, Americans for Prosperity-Virginia is urging Virginia’s members of Congress to support the legislation as well as the larger Cut, Cap and Balance legislation. As the federal government faces catastrophic and mounting debt, now is the time to rein in spending, address obligations and finally balance the budget.

The Cut, Cap and Balance legislation is a four-pronged approach:

• It cuts spending in the short term
• Over the next ten years it caps government spending
• It prevents default on federal fiscal obligations
• It links increasing the debt limit to the passage of a balanced budget amendment, as introduced by Rep. Bob Goodlatte (6th District)

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