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Prosperity Alert: December 2011


In this issue

Atlas Shrugged

Atlas Shrugged: Part 1 is now available for purchase on DVD. Click here to order now, or for more information!

AFP in the news

Washington Post
AFP President Tim Phillips comments on the difference in tactics between tea party groups and the Occupy Wall Street groups.

AFP’s Phil Kerpen discusses why the failure of the Super Committee was a victory for conservatives.

National media takes notice of AFP’s ad regarding the Solyndra scandal.

Washington Times
AFP supports legislation which would eliminate federal energy industry subsidies.

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Prosperity Alert: December 2011


Take Action – Three ways to get involved!


Step 1:

Tell President Obama to stop using taxpayer funds to benefit his political donors!
President Obama spent $535 million of taxpayer stimulus money to prop up Solyndra, a solar panel company run by his political campaign contributors. Even though Department of Energy and White House staffers warned that the company’s business model would never work, the loan was rushed out the door anyway. Now that Solyndra has gone belly up, taxpayers are left holding the bill.

When government steps in to pick winners and losers based on politics, it opens the door to even more cronyism. As we’ve already seen with Solyndra, government betting taxpayer dollars on unproven technologies is a very bad deal. A restrained federal government that doesn’t have taxpayer cash to spread around is essential to stopping the cronyism that’s ruining our markets. Click here to view AFP’s TV ad regarding Solyndra, and to sign the petition now!

Step 2:

Tell Congress to Cut Spending Now!
The federal government has a spending problem and everybody knows it. This year, the federal budget will run more than $1.5 trillion in deficit, and more than 40 percent of every dollar we spend is borrowed. Click here to take action now. Tell your legislators that it’s time to Cut Spending Now!

Step 3:

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Activist of the Month – Jonathan Okray


55123_Okray-Recall-Petition-1BWhen the City of Killeen, Texas, chose to give the fired City Manager a $750,000 golden parachute at the taxpayers’ expense, Jonathan Okray was incensed. Okray – a 20-year Army veteran and Killeen resident – organized a citizen-driven effort to hold the city council accountable, which has lead to a recall election being called on five of the city council members.

Okray is AFP’s Activist of the Month for standing up to outrageous government corruption. Thank you, Jonathan!

Click here to read more about Jonathan’s fight against over-the-top government benefits.

Local Highlights


Local Highlights:

AFP Pennsylvania Policy Director Jen Stefano leads a rally to decry the President’s economic policy for not creating jobs.

AFP New Hampshire State Director Corey Lewandowski makes a splash with statewide efforts to support Right to Work legislation.

AFP Kansas State Director Derrick Sontag responds to President Obama’s remarks in Osawatomie.
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