“We are not an attack dog or a lap dog,” Thomas said of the new group. “We’re a watchdog.”
Founded just more than two years ago, Americans for Prosperity has worked to defeat proposed tax increases in Kansas and Oklahoma and limit lobbying by government officials in Texas.
It also has helped call attention to “earmarking,” a legislative process that allows members of Congress to fund projects in their states and districts virtually unchecked.
The group’s national president, Alpharetta resident Tim Phillips, said he sees an opportunity in Georgia for the state chapter to push for lower taxes.