Americans for Prosperity-PA
Fri, March 03, 2017
Minimum Wage Hike Would Backfire
The current issue du jour in Harrisburg, something that comes up every year, is raising the minimum wage. Governor Wolf put a spotlight on the issue in his proposed budget, which once again includes ...
Thu, February 02, 2017
PA Needs More School Choice
Americans can agree that education is the first step to a brighter future, especially for the poor, but debate has raged for decades on how best to provide that opportunity to our nation's ...
Thu, January 19, 2017
Pork Run Amuck
The famed free-market economist Milton Friedman left us a remarkable insight when he pointed out the 4 ways to spend money: spending your own money on yourself, spending your own money on someone ...
Wed, December 07, 2016
Ten Reasons to Be Thankful
2016 is drawing to a close. For some of us, we may be glad. Presidential election years are always tense, with a lot of spirited discussion. The end of the year also presents the opportunity to look ...
Wed, August 24, 2016
The Fight for Freedom
Can those who fight for freedom learn from the tactics of the left? Remember this?
An enclave of makeshift tents dotted the landscape in Atlanta's Woodruff Park in ...
Wed, August 03, 2016
Paying for Harrisburg's Spending Addiction
How do you know when politicians have a spending addiction? A sure sign is when they start scrounging for money in ashtrays and Netflix queues.
The General Assembly recently passed a ...
Wed, April 27, 2016
Earth Day Doom Sayers
This year, President Obama celebrated Earth Day by pledging three billion of American's hard earned dollars to the Green Climate Fund, an international UN fund to promote green energy around the ...
Tue, April 05, 2016
Obamacare Turns Six
This month we celebrated an anniversary that no one really wanted.
It's been six years since President Obama signed into law the signature achievement of his ...
Mon, January 04, 2016
Wolf Employs Alinsky Tactics
Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it
If you pay any attention to the tactics of the left, you know this one well. It's one of Saul Alinsky's ...
Thu, September 17, 2015
PA Must Not Accept EPA Rules
As of September 6, state lawmakers have exactly one year to make one of the most important decisions of their time in office: Will Pennsylvania submit an implementation plan to the Environmental ...
Tue, August 04, 2015
Liquor Store Privatization: Convenience, Efficiency
Last month I went on vacation with my husband's family in rural Virginia. Ten adults and five children 7-years-of-age and under living in the same house for seven days certainly is an experience. ...
Wed, July 22, 2015
Budget Battle Heats Up
Things are heating up in Pennsylvania
As temperatures began to inch toward 100 degrees in mid-July, lawmakers across the state were being bombarded with attacks ...
Tue, July 14, 2015
PA Lags in Fiscal Health
Former Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis called the states America's "laboratories of democracy," and the Mercatus Center's new state fiscal condition rankings demonstrate that the ...
Tue, June 09, 2015
Time to End Export-Import Bank
It's time to break the bank in Washington:
Defenders of Washington's corporate welfare are now working overtime to protect their special favors. One of the biggest ...
Tue, November 25, 2014
PA Needs a Better Tax Environment
The non-partisan Tax Foundation recently released its 2015 State Business Tax Climate Index. This annual report assess and appraises each state's competitiveness as affected by the tax structure ...
Tue, November 11, 2014
A Good Election, But Work Remains
As the polls closed Election night, the feeling of anticipation was palpable. We're freedom junkies, and on November 4th, we got another chance to make a difference. We were a part of what makes ...
Mon, November 03, 2014
Philly Teacher Union Needs Reality Check
While most families, small businesses, and local governments have been tightening their belts to try and make ends meet during these difficult economic times, there always seems to be one sector of ...
Thu, October 16, 2014
Economic Freedom and Our Ruling Class
When I was a little girl, my dad often told me the only job you start at the top is digging a ditch. But he said, that's the great thing about living in America. You can start anywhere and with ...