Monday, March 23, 2009

Red Maryland Endorses: Americans for Prosperity-Maryland

We get lots of “cause” requests here at Red Maryland, some, to be honest, are a quite loopy. Others however, are closely aligned with our mission to keep you informed and energize Maryland’s conservative grass roots. One such cause we are proud to align with is Americans for Prosperity-Maryland. AFP-Maryland is the Free State’s affiliate of Americans for Prosperity, a grassroots organizing, and public policy advocacy group dedicated to free markets, limited government, and economic growth.

AFP Maryland just launched No Strings Maryland, a petition effort to prevail upon Governor O’Malley not to accept federal stimulus funds ($3.75 Billion), which come with dangerous mandates attached. That is, Washington is demanding permanent expansion of social programs and state spending—beyond the date the federal government shuts off the spigot of “stimulus” money. This artificial inflation of the state’s budgetary baselines will dwarf the structural deficit of 2007, and inexorably lead to tax increases. To paraphrase Margaret Thatcher, the problem with this stimulus and the spending problem in Annapolis and Washington is eventually you run out of other people’s money.

Sign the petition, and attend the chapter kickoff press conference April 2 at 1:00 PM on the steps of the State House in Annapolis. See details here. AFP Maryland is also on Facebook.

For more information contact Dave Schwartz, AFP-Maryland’s State Director.

We encourage you to check out AFP-Maryland's blog. Dave has graciously asked us to contribute as guest bloggers. We look forward to working with AFP Maryland to keep you informed, energized and active.


Anonymous said...

It appears that cause has lost its battle. But then again RedMaryland likes to align itself with losers so kudos for being consistent /

Chester Peake said...

It may seem hopeless for anyone to think that MOM will eschew money from Obama with strings attached. However, getting the word out that this money is tainted and could doom the states to keep the greenbacks flowing away from the taxpayers... that is a valid & worthwhile goal.

Kudos to this new group for putting the spotlight on the Shamululus!

Mark Newgent said...

Posters who lack the courage to attach their name to their own convictions... I'm sorry you were talking about losers.