AFP Rally Draws Crowd on Capitol Steps

AFP supporters protest taxes and rally in support of free market economics on the steps of the capitol.

The Americans for Prosperity rally this afternoon drew a large crowd on the steps of the capitol building in Washington DC.  Signs with slogans such as “Stop Obamunism” and “I am AFP” dotted the crowd. 

In front of hundreds of cheering spectators AFP President Tim Phillips expounded on the benefits of capitalism and free market enterprise.  He also excoriated house speaker Nancy Pelosi (D), following a chorus boos, for her recent disparaging remarks about increasing the size and scope of government oversight of the economy.  Several other speakers also spoke of the benefits of the free market and energy independence.  Specifically the issue of off-shore drilling was mentioned, which caused the crowd to spontaneously begin chanting, “drill, drill, drill”.

The subject of taxes was also hit hard, with Phillips espousing the idea that the way to improve the economic outlook of the country is the lower, not raise taxes especially considering the current economic developments of the past week.  The crowd greeted this proposition with a round of loud cheers and applause.  Arizona AFP Director Tom Jenney who was in attendance said, “It was a great day.  We had hundreds of people out there to defend the free market and to make sure that congress get the message.  This crisis is a government created crisis and we will not be silent while politicians use the crisis as an excuse for a massive expansion of government power.”


Comments

  1. kralmajales says

    Tell me what about subsidized off shore drilling is free market?

  2. kralmajales says

    If these people have any sense they should be libertarians. There is not an ounce…not an ounce of free market reality in the GOP today.

    We gave them a chance for 8 years with absolute control of the government (house, Senate, Prez, and Supreme Court) and do you see any real adherence to free market principles?

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