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August 28, 2009 1:24 pm ET filed under Fact Check

ATR vs. Reality: Green Jobs In Indiana

Americans for Tax Reform claims Waxman-Markey will hurt Indiana.  In reality, an increased investment in clean energy technology would create 38,000 Indiana jobs.

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August 27, 2009 11:37 am ET filed under Fact Check

ATR vs. Reality: Green Jobs in Illinois

Americans for Tax Reform claims Waxman-Markey will hurt Illinois.  In reality, an increased investment in clean energy technology would create 70,000 Illinois jobs.

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August 24, 2009 12:51 pm ET filed under Fact Check

ATR vs. Reality: Green Jobs in Georgia

Americans for Tax Reform claims Waxman-Markey will hurt Georgia.  In reality, an increased investment in clean energy technology would create 59,000 Georgia jobs.

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August 21, 2009 12:55 pm ET filed under Fact Check

ATR vs. Reality: Green Jobs in Florida

Americans for Tax Reform claims Waxman-Markey will hurt Florida.  In reality, an increased investment in clean energy technology would create 95,000 Florida jobs.

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August 20, 2009 9:46 am ET filed under Fact Check

ATR vs. Reality: Green Jobs in Connecticut

Americans for Tax Reform claims Waxman-Markey will hurt Connecticut.  In reality, an increased investment in clean energy technology would create 17,000 Connecticut jobs.

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August 18, 2009 5:06 pm ET filed under Fact Check

ATR vs. Reality: Green Jobs in Colorado

Americans for Tax Reform claims Waxman-Markey will hurt Colorado.  In reality, an increased investment in clean energy technology would create 28,000 Colorado jobs.

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August 17, 2009 1:58 pm ET filed under Fact Check

ATR vs. Reality: Green Jobs in California

Americans for Tax Reform claims Waxman-Markey will hurt California.  In reality, an increased investment in clean energy technology would create 175,000 California jobs.

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August 13, 2009 5:05 pm ET filed under Fact Check

ATR vs. Reality: Green Jobs in Arizona

Americans for Tax Reform claims Waxman-Markey will hurt Arizona, but ignores the fact that an increased investment in clean energy technology would create 30,000 Arizona jobs.

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August 11, 2009 2:53 pm ET filed under Fact Check

ATR vs. Reality: Green Jobs in Alabama

Americans for Tax Reform claims Waxman-Markey will hurt Alabama, but ignores green job creation.

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August 11, 2009 2:40 pm ET filed under Blog

Americans For Tax Reform Makes A Mockery Of The Constitution

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July 17, 2009 5:41 pm ET filed under Blog

A Final Word On Americans For Tax Reform's "Card Checked"

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July 16, 2009 4:20 pm ET filed under Blog

Americans For Tax Reform Responds

Grover Norquist's Americans for Tax Reform got a little defensive about our criticism of their ridiculous online video game, "Card Checked."

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July 15, 2009 9:36 am ET filed under Blog

Anti-Card Check Video Game Portrays Union Reps As Thugs (Again)

Opposition to the Employee Free Choice Act has, of late, devolved into all-out union bashing.  It's no longer about protecting the secret ballot, workers' rights, or even small business. The strategy now is simply to depict labor leaders as thugs.

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July 09, 2009 3:32 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Patients First Ad Puts Fear Mongering Before Facts

Patients First, a new project of the far-right group Americans for Prosperity, has released an ad that attempts to portray efforts to reform our health care system as an expensive government takeover.  However, the ad's use of weak arguments, faulty statements, and misleading figures makes this TV spot a failure.

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June 22, 2009 5:50 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Health Care Freedom Act Neglects To Free Americans From The Current Health Care Crisis

On June 22, 2009, Grover Norquist (on behalf of Americans for Tax Reform) penned a letter to Sen. Jim DeMint singing the praises of the Health Care Freedom Act.  Evidently, Norquist and ATR are unconcerned that their proposal fails to adequately address any of the critical health care issues currently at hand.

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June 03, 2009 9:21 am ET filed under Fact Check

ATR's Ryan Ellis: Tax Policy Director And Fear Mongering Specialist

During his show on the evening of June 1, 2009, Glenn Beck interviewed Americans for Tax Reform's Tax Policy Director, Ryan Ellis.  For nearly seven minutes, Beck gave Ellis the chance to spew conservative misinformation about health care reform.  Ellis used his time to repeat (over and over and over) how America's left wing is fighting to give the government control over health care.

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May 14, 2009 12:50 pm ET filed under Blog

Charlie Crist Bows To Grover

Florida Governor Charlie Crist signs pledge sponsored by Americans for Tax Reform, a conservative group tied to the Jack Abramoff scandal.

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May 04, 2009 12:43 pm ET filed under Fact Check

ATR vs. Reality: Corporate Tax Rates

On May 4, 2009, in response to President Obama's tax reform proposal, Grover Norquist's Americans for Tax Reform claimed our country's corporate tax rate is the highest in the "developed world." However ATR fails to note our effective corporate tax rate (what companies actually pay) is lower than Germany, Canada, Japan and Italy.  On top of that, 80% of U.S. companies don't pay taxes at all.

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April 14, 2009 6:22 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Is Americans For Tax Reform Calling Tea Party Participants "Extremists"?

Is Americans For Tax Reform Calling Tea Party Participants "Extremists"?

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