Ep. 149 - Tim Phillips leads Americans for Prosperity (AFP), founded in 2004, which is one of the country's most influential conservative organizations. This libertarian/conservative political advocacy group is funded by David H. Koch and Charles Koch and has over 3,200,000 members in 36 states.
After the 2009 inauguration of President Barack Obama, AFP helped transform the Tea Party movement into a political force. It organized significant opposition to Obama administration initiatives such as global warming regulation, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the expansion of Medicaid and economic stimulus. It helped turn back cap and trade, the major environmental proposal of Obama's first term. AFP advocated for limits on the collective bargaining rights of public-sector trade unions and for right-to-work laws, and it opposed raising the federal minimum wage. AFP played an active role in the achievement of the Republican majority in the House of Representatives in 2010 and in the Senate in 2014. In the 2014 mid-term election cycle, AFP led all groups, other than political action committees (PACs), in spending on political television advertising.
Today Tim and AFP is focused on National Senate races in battleground states, Congressional races and on some of the most important issues of our time, from health care, social security, spending, Right To Work, to Tax Reform and more. americansforprosperity.org/
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