Americans for Prosperity Foundation is excited to announce that businessman and GOP presidential hopeful Herman Cain will be joining Mark Levin, John Fund, Grover Norquist and many more at the 2011 Defending the American Dream Summit on Nov. 4th & 5th at the Washington Convention Center in D.C.
Join the Texas Delegation to the Summit! Click here to register now!
This week, AFP published a policy paper with spending cut recommendations for the so-called Super Committee. This document also serves to provide specific spending cuts for the Cut Spending Now tour, a nationwide tour – see more about the tour here: http://cutspendingnow.org/
The tour is not slated to come to Texas now - but if you want a speaker to talk about federal spending cuts, contact us!
Click here to read the Policy Paper.
America currently faces the toughest economic challenges seen in generations. We agree with Green Scissors that as our federal government faces a $1.65 trillion deficit and $14 trillion debt, it is imperative that we cut unnecessary and wasteful federal spending. Americans for Prosperity commends the Left-Right Coalition in their call on Congress to make environmentally sensible budget cuts.
Check out this recent op-ed published in the Wall Street Journal by Democratic pollster Douglas Schoen who rolled out new polling data that shows overwhelming support for curbing public workers’ benefits:
Voters want state budget cuts, not tax increases
Voters want major changes for state public employee compensation
Fifty-six percent of voters support cutting state services to address state budget shortfalls
Voters don’t like collective bargaining for public employees.
Voters say that tenure for teachers should be phased out.
This is just a taste – click here to read more.
Are the protests on Wall Street and around the nation a reaction to President Obama’s continuously demonizing the wealthy and calling on them to pay more in taxes? Is it a result of fanning the flames of class warfare?
We live in this exceptional country which provides us with the opportunity to pursue and enjoy the American Dream. We looked at just who is paying the taxes in this country.
We doubt you’ll be surprise at what we found – click here!
The Department of Justice confirmed this week that it did not seek a re-hearing at the 11th Circuit for the largest suit involving 26 states. The only appeal option left for the Administration is the Supreme Court. Knowledgeable court watchers expect the hearing in the spring with a decision in late June.
Nancy Coppock, an AFP Watchdog and president of the BCS Tea Party, reminds Texans that, if we want to live up to our longstanding reputation as a conservative state, we need to pay attention to what our federal elected officials are up to:
When it comes to casting a long shadow in man’s quest for liberty, Texas has both a heritage and a reputation. The reality is that Texas is currently not the vanguard in defense of liberty. According to a new HeritageActionforAmerica – Scorecard, the true defenders of liberty hail from the great state of South Carolina.
Unfortunately for Texans, as well as the rest of the nation, the entire Texas delegation serving in Washington, D.C. is more on par with South Carolina’s one RINO, Senator Lindsay Graham (63%). Texas has 25 Republican delegates serving in Washington, D.C. and only one – Rep. Louie Gohmert - scores 90%, and 20 Texas congressional members score less than 80%!
Public hearings occurred last week regarding the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, which is set to break ground in Texas in 2013. The pipeline would run from Canada’s tar sands to Texas refineries, running through 7 states along the way. The 17,000 mile pipeline would not only carry 830,000 barrels of oil per day, it would also bring in the neighborhood of 13,000 construction jobs to the U.S. as well.
At Estate of Denial®, the blog managed by AFPF Policy Advisor Lou Ann Anderson, the question of “what can people do to protect themselves, their assets and their heirs?” is often asked. Five years of studying probate culture and estate disputes yields “not a whole lot” as the most honest answer. And this status will not change despite personal liberty and property rights being increasingly challenged, unless the public educates itself on inheritance rights and other probate-related threats to help take a stand against the organized, systemic looting of property and freedoms occurring in courthouses, legal offices and associated venues across this country.