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The AFP Prosperity Podcast features discussion on the issues of the day from Americans for Prosperity policy experts and special guests.

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The AFP Prosperity Podcast features discussion on the issues of the day from Americans for Prosperity policy experts and special guests.

    Prosperity Podcast #82: Why Do You Need a Permission Slip to Work?

    Prosperity Podcast #82: Why Do You Need a Permission Slip to Work?

    The percentage of workers who are required to get a government license just to work is at an all-time high. From florists to hair stylists, workers all over the country are being forced to get government permission slips just to do their job. These occupational licensing laws cost time and money, while taking away Americans’ fundamental right to earn a living. In this episode, Ed is joined by Dr. Dick Carpenter, director of strategic research for the Institute for Justice, to discuss their newest report, License to Work, which examines occupational licenses across the country.

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    Prosperity Podcast #81: What the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Means for You

    Prosperity Podcast #81: What the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Means for You

    The House of Representatives passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act last week, a huge step in the right direction for tax reform. The Senate is now set to vote on its own version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. What are the similarities and differences between the two bills? Can the House and Senate come to an agreement and pass historic tax reform? In this episode, Ed is joined by AFP Director of Federal Affairs Mary Kate Hopkins to discuss the two bills.

    *All opinions expressed on this podcast do not necessarily reflect the opinion of Americans for Prosperity. Subscribe to the AFP Prosperity Podcast so you don’t miss an episode.

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    Prosperity Podcast #80: Honest Ads Act is a Threat to Free Speech

    Prosperity Podcast #80: Honest Ads Act is a Threat to Free Speech

    After the 2016 elections, it was revealed that foreign agents bought around $100,000 in social media ads. In response, some members of the House and Senate are seeking stricter regulations on political speech on social media. Is this a necessary step to preserve the integrity of American elections or another example of the erosion of free speech? In this episode, Ed is joined by Alan Dickerson, the legal director for the Institute for Free Speech, who highlights the dangers to speech of regulating online speech.

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    Prosperity Podcast #79: How An Obscure Law Delayed Aid to Puerto Rico

    Prosperity Podcast #79: How An Obscure Law Delayed Aid to Puerto Rico

    After Puerto Rico was devastated by Hurricane Maria, much of the aid being sent to the island was delayed. But what caused this delay? It was caused by an antiquated law called the Jones Act. This law requires any cargo shipped between two U.S. ports to be shipped on a U.S.-owned, U.S.-made and U.S.-repaired ships. The Jones Act makes goods more expensive and delays relief to areas hit by natural disasters. In this episode, Ed is joined by AFP Vice President of Government Affairs Mac Zimmerman to discuss the details of the Jones Act and if Congress will move to fully repeal the law.

    *All opinions expressed on this podcast do not necessarily reflect the opinion of Americans for Prosperity. Subscribe to the AFP Prosperity Podcast so you don’t miss an episode.

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    Prosperity Podcast #78: The Framework for Tax Reform is Here!

    Prosperity Podcast #78: The Framework for Tax Reform is Here!

    Everyday Americans and businesses have been burdened by an overly complicated and expensive tax code for years. The recently-released tax reform framework will cut the number of tax brackets as well as simplify and lower both the individual and corporate tax rates. But what are the specifics? How will it affect your wallet? In this episode, Ed is joined by AFP Director of Federal Affairs Mary Kate Hopkins to discuss the new framework and how it could become law.

    *All opinions expressed on this podcast do not necessarily reflect the opinion of Americans for Prosperity. Subscribe to the AFP Prosperity Podcast so you don’t miss an episode.

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    Prosperity Podcast #77: Can Congress Scale Back Civil Asset Forfeiture?

    Prosperity Podcast #77: Can Congress Scale Back Civil Asset Forfeiture?

    Civil asset forfeiture, where law enforcement seizes a person’s property without ever charging them with a crime, has become one of the most controversial law enforcement practices. An amendment introduced in the House of Representatives by Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) could make some substantial changes to the practice. In this episode, Ed is joined by AFP Senior Policy Analyst Payton Alexander to discuss these efforts and why civil asset forfeiture is so troubling.

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9 Ratings

Christian Rodier ,

Freedom never sounded so good

I highly recommend this for anyone interested in state & federal policy issues

TaxReformWonk ,

Great guests

Always informative.

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PolicyWonk

Gives great insight in to the issues facing Americans today.