In the congressional lobbying that ultimately affects taxes—that is, your income tax and mine—there’s a new player in the game: a nonprofit called Americans for Peace, Prosperity and Security.
By Polly Mann
Spring I 2016
Who could oppose peace, prosperity or security? The organization’s founder, former FBI agent, Mike Rogers, says its aim is to help “elect a president who supports American engagement and a strong foreign policy.” Recent research shows that of the seven-member advisory board, three have strong business links with defense companies and several are either employees or founders of defense giants like BAE Systems and Insight Technology. (The word defense, used in lieu of the word military, sounds less ominous, so it’s the commonly accepted term.)
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