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    Tag: AFP

    From the Nightmare...to the "Dream"...

    By retvet242, Section News
    Posted on Mon Sep 02, 2013 at 11:10:46 AM EST
    Tags: AFP, conservatism (all tags)

    Now that I've laid Jiminy to rest...I can deal with my impressions of the AFP conference itself...

    (17 comments, 435 words in story) Full Story

    Michigan Senate Deserves Praise

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Thu Mar 21, 2013 at 04:26:14 PM EST
    Tags: Michigan, AFP, Obamacare, Get-away Car, Misguided Federal Policies, Mouse Traps, No Free Cheese for THIS Mouse! (all tags)

    AFP Michigan says: Michigan legislature "refused to drive the get-away car"

    Indeed. And their sense of whats right should be noted!

    From their release:

    AFP-MI Applauds Michigan Senate for Refusing to "Partner" with Feds on Washington Health Care Takeover

    LANSING, Mich.--The grassroots free-market group Americans for Prosperity-Michigan called the State Senate's refusal to establish a partnership health care exchange, a resounding victory for anyone who opposes President Obama's health care law. Michigan joins 25 other states that have refused to help set up an exchange.

    "President Obama has robbed patients, businesses, and taxpayers of their economic freedom--our legislators just refused to drive the get-away car," said Scott Hagerstrom, state director of Americans for Prosperity-Michigan. "This is a resounding victory for anyone who opposes the Washington health care takeover, and a true testament to the power of grassroots activism. It should also serve as a wake-up call to Republican governors that members of their party will not rubber stamp implementation of the president's health care takeover.

    AFP-Michigan has been at the forefront of the battle against any state involvement in establishing a health care exchange, most recently opposing the supplemental appropriation necessary to set up a so-called partnership exchange. The group's activities have included distributing key vote alerts to legislators urging rejection of an exchange, sending electronic action alerts to its 87,000-plus activists across Michigan, broadcasting alerts on its social media channels, and directing hundreds of constituent calls into House and Senate offices.

    "Our leaders in the Michigan Senate listened to their constituents, and wisely chose to avoid being complicit in the federal government's hostile takeover of our health care marketplace," said Hagerstrom. "Michigan should not be in the business of giving even the slightest whiff of legitimacy to misguided federal policies that rob us of our economic freedom."

    Hagerstrom noted the group will now turn its attention to thanking legislators for standing tall on the issue, and will also work to oppose the Medicaid expansion and gas tax hikes.

    (5 comments) Comments >>

    A Message To Our Legislators - Beware False Choices

    Michigan AFP Director Responds To SOTU

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Wed Feb 13, 2013 at 03:24:58 PM EST
    Tags: Michigan, AFP, Americans For Prosperity, Scott Hagerstrom, SOTU, Obama, Higher Health Care Costs (all tags)

    Michigan Americans For Prosperity director Scott Hagerstrom comments on last night's SOTU.

    Given the current debate on what to do about the Health Care Exchanges, Medicaid, and money like manna from Washington Hagerstrom's comments are to the point.  He tells RightMichigan.com:

    "President Obama delivered more empty promises on health care reform last night. What he wants to call the Affordable Care Act is anything but. Despite all evidence to the contrary, he claimed the law was already helping to slow rising health care costs. In reality, the president's plans are putting high-quality, affordable health care even further out of reach for many Americans. The legislature should turn down a grant from the feds to build a health insurance exchange. It is poisoned candy that will only subject Michigan taxpayers to the byzantine regulations and unworkable costs associated with this law.

    Similarly, expanding Medicaid under Obamacare will push even more people onto a broken system that often leads to worse health outcomes than having no insurance at all. In Michigan, nearly 1 in 5 doctors refuses to even see new patients on that failing plan. The federal money to fund more Medicaid will likely dry up, eventually leaving Michiganders to foot the bill once again.

    The reduction of professionals who wish to partner with an ever increasing regulatory bureaucracy will indeed show itself with the reduction of health care choices over time.  Count on it.

    Noting the willingness of Obama to push the taking of our liberties to the limit, Hagerstrom demonstrates confidence in those who are paying attention here in Michigan.

    In his State of the Union Address, President Obama promised his next round of health care reforms will "go even further." If it's more "government-knows-best" bureaucracy and bottomless spending, Michiganders are saying thanks but no thanks.
    Pretty much.


    (2 comments) Comments >>

    Ballot Synopsis

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Thu Oct 04, 2012 at 10:12:22 PM EST
    Tags: Michigan, Ballot Questions, AFP, Common Sense (all tags)


    AFP made it easier with the graphic below from their site

    Prop 1, was one of the better things the governor and our legislator has done.
    Prop 2, is merely a way to turn over legislative power to your union bosses. Somewhat as if we flipped the roles of prison guards and inmates.
    Prop 3, is more green INSANITY, and unworkable.
    Prop 4, is stealing from the needy and immoral.
    Prop 5, is Probably the only thing that is "appropriate" on the ballot for constitutional inclusion.
    Prop 6, was unnecessary, but should be passed because of our governor's shenanigans.

    Simple enough to understand.

    (6 comments) Comments >>

    $1.84 a Gallon Gas On Monday

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Sun Sep 30, 2012 at 10:36:08 PM EST
    Tags: AFP, Cheap Gas, Flint, Michigan, Expect Traffic Backups, Riots, Energy Policy (all tags)

     Americans for Prosperity - Michigan to Offer Flint-Area Drivers Gas at $1.84 Per Gallon, Monday

    Gas promotion part of the group's Obama's Failing Agenda bus tour

    LANSING, MI - Americans for Prosperity-Michigan will offer Flint-area drivers gasoline at $1.84 per gallon* -- the cost of gas four years ago when President Obama took office. The promotion begins this Monday, October 1st, at 2:30 p.m., at the Beacon & Bridge gas station located at the Mt. Morris exit off I-75, just north of Flint.  Scott Hagerstrom, state director of Americans for Prosperity-Michigan said

    "We want to remind people what the true cost of President Obama's failed green energy policies has been. President Obama has made it more expensive for Michigan families to drive to work, take our children to school and sporting events, and make trips to the grocery store."

    WHO: Americans for Prosperity-Michigan
    WHAT: Obama's Failing Agenda, $1.84 gasoline promotion (Note: gasoline will be offered on a first come, first serve basis. Reduced-price gas will be limited to the first 150 vehicles, with each vehicle being limited to 15 gallons)
    WHEN: Monday, October 1st, beginning at 2:30 p.m.
    WHERE: Beacon & Bridge, Mt. Morris exit off I-75, just north of Flint, 4181 W. Mt. Morris Rd., Mt. Morris Township, MI 48458

    Hagerstrom continued

    "The President claims to have an `all of the above' energy policy, yet his Administration has rescinded oil and gas leases and held up oil permits with bureaucratic red tape. Average retail gasoline prices have more than doubled under President Obama. That has caused Michiganders pain at the pump, but also increased the cost of consumer goods such as groceries."

    The Obama's Failing Agenda bus tour will educate Americans on the most harmful aspects of President Obama's big-government agenda, and help put grassroots pressure on politicians to turn away from these destructive policies. The stop in Flint will include educational information and a petition addressed to the President for citizens to complete.

    The Failing Agenda bus tour is an issue advocacy effort by Americans for Prosperity and does not expressly advocate for the success or defeat of any candidate for public office. More information is available at http://www.FailingAgenda.com

    Americans for Prosperity-Michigan is a statewide organization of 75,000 activists committed to strengthening our constitutional government, establishing fiscal restraint, and giving taxpayers greater control over government. We are dedicated to recruiting, training, educating and motivating grassroots activists to be effective in their own communities. Americans for Prosperity does not support or oppose candidates for public office.

    (12 comments) Comments >>

    Dinesh D'Souza & Ann Coulter In Lansing Aug 18

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Wed Aug 15, 2012 at 09:29:23 AM EST
    Tags: Conservative Summit, AFP, Lansing Michigan, Aug 18 (all tags)

    Yeah, the poster has Napolitano, but AFP brings in such high power speakers, you won't be disappointed.

    For more reliable info and RSVP go HERE.

    Comments >>

    Saturday Divertere

    By JGillman, Section Multimedia
    Posted on Sat Jan 21, 2012 at 11:24:02 PM EST
    Tags: Michigan, AFP, Traverse city, Andrew Breitbart (all tags)

    Americans for Prosperity brought Andrew Breitbart, Michelle Malkin, and Ann McIlhenny to Traverse city for an all day event.  Also included was Hillsdale Economist Gary Wolfram, CEI's Vincent Vernuccio, and others.

    One stands out.  If you ever get a chance to run across this guy, you will understand NO ONE knows liberals like he does.

    Off.  The.  Hook.

    Next up? In the AM.

    (1 comment) Comments >>

    Thursday In The Sphere

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Thu Dec 23, 2010 at 07:48:58 AM EST
    Tags: Sphere, RightMichigan, Michigan, Links, Blogging, Motor City times, The Auto Prophet, Apologies Demanded, AFP, the Blog Prof (all tags)

    Arguably, no better way to light the match for the day, than taking a look at some of what Michigan's best bloggers are writing about.

    Michigan AFP - HELLO... McFLY? Hey.. Is this thing on?

    Apologies Demanded - Lobbyists arndt (hehe) bad guys

    The Blog Prof -
    Making sure you have an understanding of why Jan 1st is such sweet release..

    The Auto Prophet -
    Don't forget to put on good rubber! Tire article? Really? Well..  Don't accuse me of a lack of diversity.

    Motor City Times - Steve aggregates much better than this little list on a more regular basis. This time its the "Rocket Edition"

    (2 comments) Comments >>

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