Americans for Fair Taxation

Mission

"...Simply put, the FairTax replaces the way we're currently taxed - based on our annual income - with a tax on goods and services. The FairTax is a voluntary “consumption" tax: the more you buy, the more you pay in taxes, the less you buy, the less you pay in taxes." (http://fairtax.org/)

Issue areas: Tax Reform | 2006 News Frequency: Below 60th percentile

Americans for Prosperity

Mission

"Americans for Prosperity (AFP) and Americans for Prosperity Foundation (AFP Foundation) are committed to educating citizens about economic policy and mobilizing those citizens as advocates in the public policy process. AFP is an organization of grassroots leaders who engage citizens in the name of limited government and free markets on the local, state and federal levels. The grassroots members of AFP advocate for public policies that champion the principles of entrepreneurship and fiscal and regulatory restraint." (http://www.americansforprosperity.org/index.php?static=203)

Issue areas: Tax Reform 2006 News Frequency: Top 60th percentile

Americans for Tax Reform

Mission

"ATR opposes all tax increases as a matter of principle. We believe in a system in which taxes are simpler, fairer, flatter, more visible and lower than they are today. The government's power to control one's life derives from its power to tax. We believe that power should be minimized." (http://www.atr.org/aboutatr/mission.html)

Issue areas: Tax Reform
2012 Influence Indicators:
2006 News Frequency: Top 30th percentile

Citizens for Tax Justice

Mission

"CTJ fights for: fair taxes for middle- and low-income families, requiring the wealthy to pay their fair share, closing corporate tax loopholes, adequately funding important government services, reducing the federal deficit, [and] taxation that minimizes distortion of economic markets." (http://www.ctj.org/html/ctjdesc.html)

Issue areas: Tax Reform
2012 Influence Indicators:
2006 News Frequency: Top 60th percentile

FreedomWorks

Mission

"FreedomWorks fights for lower taxes, less government and more economic freedom for all Americans." (http://www.freedomwork.org/know/mission.php)

Issue areas: Tax Reform
2012 Influence Indicators:
2006 News Frequency: Top 60th percentile

National Taxpayers Union

Mission

"NTU was founded in 1969 to protect American's most fundamental right -- the right to keep what they have earned..." (http://www.ntu.org/main/misc.php?MiscID=3)

Issue areas: Tax Reform
2012 Influence Indicators:
2006 News Frequency: Top 60th percentile

Taxpayers for Common Sense

Mission

"Taxpayers for Common Sense (TCS) is an independent voice for American taxpayers.TCS is dedicated to cutting wasteful government spending and subsidies in order to achieve a responsible and efficient government that lives within its means." (http://www.taxpayer.net/about/)

Issue areas: Tax Reform
2012 Influence Indicators:
2006 News Frequency: Top 30th percentile