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January 19, 2010 1:06 pm ET

Americans For Tax Reform Repeats Debunked Attack On Martha Coakley

On January 18, 2010, Americans for Tax Reform repeated a previously debunked attack on Massachusetts attorney general Martha Coakley.  By using a misleading, out of context quote, ATR falsely claims Coakley favors increasing taxes. In reality, she said "get[ting] people back to work" would increase tax revenue and reduce the deficit.

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October 30, 2009 4:20 pm ET

Grover Norquist Spouts Falsehoods About Clean Energy Jobs Legislation

During a Senate Environment and Public Works committee hearing on the Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act, Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist repeated a slew of false talking points.  Contrary to Norquist's testimony, legislation increasing our investment in clean energy technologies would create jobs in every state and help America become more energy independent, all for less than a quarter a day.

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September 21, 2009 6:50 pm ET

Americans For Tax Reform Misleadingly States American Doctors Oppose Reform

On September 21, 2009, American for Tax Reform wrote a blog post stating more doctors oppose health insurance reform.  In reality, numerous polls (with larger sample sizes) have found nearly 75% support a public plan.

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September 03, 2009 11:27 am ET

ATR vs. Reality: Green Jobs in Louisiana

Americans for Tax Reform claims Waxman-Markey will hurt Louisiana.  In reality, an increased investment in clean energy technology would create 29,000 Louisiana jobs.

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September 01, 2009 2:00 pm ET

ATR vs. Reality: Green Jobs in Kansas

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

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August 31, 2009 12:57 pm ET

ATR vs. Reality: Green Jobs in Iowa

Americans for Tax Reform claims Waxman-Markey will hurt Iowa.  In reality, an increased investment in clean energy technology would create 18,000 Iowa jobs.

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August 28, 2009 1:24 pm ET

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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July 09, 2009 3:32 pm ET

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

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

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 04, 2009 12:43 pm ET

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

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

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

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