Koch-Funded Group Selling Cheap, Anti-Obama Gas in Jersey

 Koch Funded Group Selling Cheap, Anti Obama Gas in Jersey
A gas station sign displaying the reduced-price $1.84 gallon gas at the AFP event in Ohio earlier this month. (Photo: Facebook)

Americans for Prosperity, the activist group founded by the billionaire Koch Brothers, is taking its “Obama’s Failing Agenda” bus tour to New Jersey this week where it will help purchase gas for motorists at the Holland Tunnel to “draw attention to President Obama’s failing energy policies.” On Thursday, AFP will set up shop at an Exxon Station near the entrance to the tunnel where it will be reducing gas prices to $1.84 a gallon, which a press release for the event said is “the cost of gas four years ago right around the time President Obama took office.”

“Our event will help New Jerseyans get around this week and remind them of the need for sound energy policies that create jobs and lower our energy prices,” AFP New Jersey Director Steve Lonegan said in a press release announcing the promotion. “We will educate Americans on the most harmful aspects of President Obama’s big-government agenda, and help put grassroots pressure on politicians to turn away from these destructive policies.” Continue reading “Koch-Funded Group Selling Cheap, Anti-Obama Gas in Jersey”

Activist Group Founded by Koch Brothers Takes on Occupy Wall Street in Midtown

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Steve Lonegan speaking at the Americans For Prosperity anti-Occupy Wall Street rally.

One year after it began, the Occupy movement appears to be waning, but Americans For Prosperity, the conservative economic activist group founded by the notorious Koch Brothers, held a rally near Rockefeller Plaza this morning to “stand up to Occupy Wall Street.” The event included comparisons between President Barack Obama and Fidel Castro, and several heated exchanges between the AFP contingent and Occupy Wall Street sympathizers who showed up to mock and infiltrate the rally. Continue reading “Activist Group Founded by Koch Brothers Takes on Occupy Wall Street in Midtown”

Paul Ryan’s Aides Deny Rumors As V.P. Speculation Heats Up

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Paul Ryan (Photo: Getty)

With Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan considered to be a leading contender to be Mitt Romney’s running mate, readers of the veepstakes tea leaves took note when he pulled out of a planned speech this evening and when his political action committee filed several amended reports. However, aides to Mr. Ryan told The Politicker it would be a mistake to read any greater significance into these moves. Continue reading “Paul Ryan’s Aides Deny Rumors As V.P. Speculation Heats Up”