The Club for Growth is a fiscally conservative 501(c)4 organization with an agenda focused on taxation and other economic issues. The Club has two political arms: an affiliated traditional Political Action Committee called the Club for Growth PAC and Club for Growth Action, an independent-expenditure only committee or Super PAC. According to its website, the Club for Growth's policy goals include cutting income tax rates, repealing the estate tax, limited government and a Balanced Budget Amendment, entitlement reform, free trade, tort reform, school choice and deregulation. The Club for Growth PAC endorses and raises money for fiscally conservative candidates.
The Club for Growth is urging Republicans to wage a campaign to shut down the government unless President Obama agrees to defund his healthcare initiative. Club President Chris Chocola said, "Every Republican ran on defunding or repealing Obamacare. This is a test of whether they’re actually going to do what they say they’re for. What’s the more radical thing to do: Continue to spend more and borrow more from China? Or have the confrontation? It’s never going to get any easier."