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Entries Tagged as 'Carl Bearden'

Video: Michael Reagan: A Path Toward Prosperity

April 21st, 2010 · No Comments

Americans For Prosperity – Missouri has released a video interview with Michael Reagan talking in Missouri about income tax issues facing our state. The Missouri Jobs and Prosperity Act would eliminate Missouri’s income tax and replace it with a sales tax. Reagan discusses how states like Texas that don’t have income taxes are growing, while […]

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Cap-and-Trade Tax Hike Will Slam Missouri

May 26th, 2009 · No Comments

By Carl Bearden and Phil Kerpen The surprise revenue source to pay for much of the Obama budget is something known deceptively as “climate revenues,” also known as “cap-and-trade.” What cap-and-trade really means is tax-and-spend at an unprecedented level and with sweeping consequences throughout the economy, both nationally and here in Missouri. It’s the worst […]

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Card-Check Legislation Violates Employee Freedoms

February 5th, 2009 · No Comments

By Carl Bearden Union leaders nationally are desperate. With membership falling throughout the private sector, they have turned toward an Orwellian named proposed federal legislation called the Employee Free Choice Act. The unions are promoting the act as the best method to increase membership, and improve wages and working conditions. But don’t be fooled. This […]

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Busted! Great Work K.C. Star

January 16th, 2009 · No Comments

Looks like somebody dropped a dime on “Mr. Pelopidas” Prime Buzz Exclusive: The No. 2 lawmaker in the Missouri House owns an airplane with a prominent lobbyist and used the aircraft for travel throughout the 2008 campaign season, records show. Rep. Steven Tilley, a Perryville Republican, is a partner with lobbyist Travis Brown in Mid […]

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Tags: Carl Bearden · MO Legislature

Missouri Tax Dollars Should Not Be Spent On Lobbying

January 12th, 2009 · 5 Comments

By Carl Bearden Missouri Gov. Matt Blunt isn’t seeking a bailout from Washington, as opposed to many who are. However, the case may not remain for Missouri once Gov.-elect Jay Nixon takes office. Whether Nixon becomes another beggar in line or holds the line, one thing is for sure: Taxpayer dollars should be kept away […]

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Bearden: “Cap-and-Trade Means Tax-and-Spend”

June 24th, 2008 · No Comments

By Carl Bearden and Phil Kerpen The U.S. Senate finished its week long debate on a massive new regulatory scheme known as “cap-and-trade, a phrase the Washington Post described as a “pithy marketing gimmick. On Friday, June 6, the Senate failed by a margin of 48 – 36 to get the 60 votes needed for […]

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Tags: Carl Bearden · MO Economy

Former Speaker Pro Tem Endorses Romney For President

February 1st, 2008 · No Comments

Mitt Romney announced that former Missouri Speaker Pro Tem Representative Carl Bearden joined the Romney for President team. Former Representative Bearden said, “Washington is broken and we’re not going to fix it by sending the same people back just to have them sit in different chairs.” After making yesterday’s announcement, Romney said, “I appreciate Representative […]

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Tags: Carl Bearden · Decision '08

Americans For Prosperity Urges Voters to Send Message: “Put Dollars in the Class Room Not Court Room”€

January 15th, 2008 · No Comments

Former Speaker Pro Tem Carl Bearden, who is now a lobbyist for Travis Brown’s new firm Pelopidas and American for Prosperity- Missouri, sent out a press release yesterday promoting two AFP videos that criticize Missouri school districts that are suing the state for more money. A tipster alerted us to the videos on YouTube two […]

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Tags: Carl Bearden · School Choice

Teaching Common Sense?

November 26th, 2007 · No Comments

The Turner Report informed us last week that former Speaker Pro Tem Carl Bearden has added another client to his lobbying roster. The new client is the Americans for Prosperity Foundation. AFP touts itself as a national not-for-profit organization committed to educating citizens about economic policy. Below is a op-ed sent to us written by […]

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Pssst….Rex Sinquefield & Speaker Jetton, Something You May Want to Know

October 9th, 2007 · No Comments

Super Democratic lobbyist Travis Brown has been a busy man these last few months. In June, he loaned his private airplane to Lt. Governor Candidate Sam Page for his campaign announcement fly around. And then in July, he announced the formation of his new lobbying firm  (Pelopidas) along with its first employee, former Speaker Pro Tem Carl Bearden. This is […]

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