Tag Archive: Americans for Prosperity


Koch Brothers Launch $125 Million Spending Spree For Midterms, Beyond

 

 

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” Charles and David Koch will use their political action committee to unleash at least $125 million on a grass-roots, broadcasting, and data operations for conservative candidates in the 2014 midterm elections, and have outlined a longer-term battle vision.

  The expenditure by the conservative billionaire brothers’ Americans for Prosperity will be aimed at boosting free market candidates while hammering Democrats, and the vast expenditure will alone exceed the combined total spending of all of the official party organizations in the 2012 elections, Politico reported.

  The funds are expected to transform the organization’s already sprawling field operation and deploy a new “closed-loop data system in which volunteer and membership information is automatically updated” for access by phone bank workers and canvassers going door-to-door with the latest technology, such as tablets.

  Beyond the 2014 elections, the move is designed to jump-start a longer-term operation to expand the influence of conservatives into new states and broaden the movement’s base of support to include millennials, Hispanics, and low-income voters, an aim the Republican Party has been vexed about achieving as a condition of its survival.

  The group has already spent more than $35 million on ads attacking vulnerable Democrats in key Senate and House Races, including those of Sens. Kay Hagan of North Carolina, Mary Landrieu of Louisiana, and Mark Pryor of Arkansas.”

 

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Michigan Democrat Rep. Gary Peters Threatens TV Station Licenses Over Obamacare Ad

 

 

 

 

” While Julie Boonstra of Dexter, Mich., struggles to survive leukemia, she now also has to cope with being called a liar by the Democrat who wants to be her next senator.

  And the campaign of Rep. Gary Peters is also going after television stations airing ads in which her story is featured, threatening their licenses.

  The ad by Americans for Prosperity features Boonstra talking about how her insurance was canceled under Obamacare and saying that Peters’ decision to vote for the law “jeopardized my health.” The ads are airing in Michigan as Peters seeks the Democratic nomination to replace Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., who is not seeking re-election.”

 

The champions of “civil rights” continue to stifle free speech . Read more .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vulnerable Dems Want IRS To Step Up

 

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” Senate Democrats facing tough elections this year want the Internal Revenue Service to play a more aggressive role in regulating outside groups expected to spend millions of dollars on their races.

  In the wake of the IRS targeting scandal, the Democrats are publicly prodding the agency instead of lobbying them directly. They are also careful to say the IRS should treat conservative and liberal groups equally, but they’re concerned about an impending tidal wave of attack ads funded by GOP-allied organizations. Much of the funding for those groups is secret, in contrast to the donations lawmakers collect, which must be reported publicly.

  One of the most powerful groups is Americans for Prosperity, funded by the billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch. It has already spent close to $30 million on ads attacking Democrats this election cycle.”

 

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 American’s For Prosperity Brings Us This Handy Economic Policy Scorecard

 

 

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    To see the AFP economic ratings of your Senators and Representatives click on the above graphic and you will be taken to the interactive page where you can view each politician’s economic rating state by state . Below is a sample screenshot of part of the NY delegation and as you can see there is no wonder why the state of New York is in such dire economic straits .

 

 

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For New Yorkers the above graphic is depressing enough . See if your state is doing any better at AFP Scorecard.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Voice Your Displeasure With Washington DC

From Americans For Prosperity Comes This Novel Approach

 

 

 

 

Or Send A Note Of Thanks To Those On The Nice List 

 

 

” Members of Congress have been making backroom deals and preparing to bring you a season’s greeting of their own called “Merry Taxmas!” Americans for Prosperity wants to keep “Taxmas” from happening, by ensuring Congress keeps its promise of cutting wasteful government spending. Please follow the steps below to make your voice heard this holiday season.”

 

 

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Michigan Locals Raise Funds For ‘hot dog guy’ After Union Protesters Destroy His Supplies

 

 

 

” Clinton Tarver has been serving hot dogs to hungry locals in downtown Lansing, Mich., for the last five years, but a brush this week with a pro-union protest literally upended his small business in a matter of minutes.

During a protest against right-to-work legislation in Michigan’s capital, Tarver’s catering supplies were destroyed when demonstrators tore down the tent where he was serving and trampled his gear.

“Everyone that had a ticket I had given a hot dog to,” the 63-year-old owner of Clint’s Hot Dog Cart and Casual Catering told FoxNews.com. “So when two guys, one with a mask, came to get their hot dogs, I didn’t think anything of it because they had tickets and I was just there for a job.”

He described the action that ensued as “violent.” Only minutes after he’d handed the two men their hot dogs, the pair tore down the tent, turned over his serving tables, smashed his hot dogs, tossed a cooler filled with sodas and spilled his chili.

“I kept explaining that I was just here to do a job, that I wasn’t on anybody’s side, but when people started calling me racial slurs, my friend who works at the Capitol told me I had to get out of there, so I crawled out,” said Tarver, who is black.”

 

From Legal Insurrection

 

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Warner Todd Huston

   “One of the things we were treated to at this year’s Right Online event, sponsored byAmericans for Prosperity, was the world premiere of the documentary filmOccupy Unmasked.

The one thing I can say about this film is it is absolutely intense. The amount of violence committed by the “Occupy” leftists is shocking when you see so much of it gathered into one visual presentation. But the behind the scenes lies and the smoke screen deployed to hide who is really behind the creation and launching of this so-called “movement” is just as shocking and this film documents both. “