803 results for year: 2013


Boehner Declares War on the American People

Statement by Jenny Beth Martin, Co-Founder of Tea Party Patriots, on comments made by Speaker of the House of Representatives John Boehner: “Speaker Boehner thinks ‘outside groups’ are the problem? Does he really think the American voters who are involved in the tea party, who got him elected, should not demand accountability of their elected representatives? “The Speaker’s anger and ire is misdirected towards the wrong people. President Obama is choosing whether to enforce laws in the country or not by whim. He changes policy through press conferences and tweets. He rewrites law by fiat.  Members of Congress renege on their ...

A Promise to Compromise

The “Bipartisan Budget” compromise that emerged leaves Americans with little hope that Washington will ever make good on past promises. The two-year, $2 trillion deal waives the once-permanent sequester cuts enacted by 2011 Budget Control Act cuts, allowing spending to exceed the $967 billion limit. The Heritage Foundation breaks down the $63 billion sequester reprieve, which is equally split between defense and non-defense programs. “The deal announced yesterday raises discretionary spending above the bipartisan spending agreement forged in 2011 as part of the Budget Control Act. Spending for defense and non-defense domestic programs would be ...

Tea Party Blasts Ludicrous Budget Deal for Lacking Credibility to Reduce Future Spending

GOP Establishment Wavers in their Support of Conservative Principles   Tea Party Patriots announced their opposition to the proposed bipartisan budget deal for failing to adhere to true cost-saving measures. “Americans cannot trust Congress to keep their promises to reduce the deficit. Time and again, Congress has claimed that cost-saving measures were permanent, only to later renege on these promises,” said Jenny Beth Martin, National Coordinator of the Tea Party Patriots. “The American people cannot count on savings ten years down the road because Congress has repeatedly proven not to stick to self-imposed spending levels.  Congress ...

Obamacare Leaves Cancer Patients out in the Cold

“Today, I’m signing this reform bill into law on behalf of my mother, who argued with insurance companies even as she battled cancer in her final days.” President Obama, March 2010. Protecting the sickest of the sick – that is what the new healthcare law was intended to do. Yet, cancer patients and survivors have seen their much-needed policies, doctors and treatment options vanish under Obamacare. The law has created more vulnerabilities than safeguards within the healthcare system. Robert – a cancer survivor from Virginia – knows this all too well. “I was diagnosed with early-stage prostate cancer in January of 2011. I had a ...

The Affordable Care Mirage

Despite the Administration’s new pitch to push Obamacare, the opposition against the healthcare law continues to grow. According to a Gallup Poll conducted in early December, 52% want the law repealed or scaled back, which is a 2% increase from the mid-October poll. For families like David’s who have seen their budget take a direct hit due to Obamacare, it is no surprise why more Americans are souring on the idea of so-called affordable coverage. “My wife works for a fortune 500 company and supplies our family with medical benefits. I own my own business and rely on her benefits for medical coverage. This year the cost for her medical ...

Destroyed by the Decade: Obamacare’s Career Casualties

“This is a sure sign that it is not working,” said Julie, a Texas resident who was out of work for a year because of Obamacare. In preparation for what is coming, companies across the nation have started to downsize and restructure, trying to minimize the new healthcare law’s effects on their business, and Julie’s former company was one of them. “I’ve been a nurse for over 35 years. On December 3, 2012, my company eliminated my leadership position and the positions of my direct reports. This decision was made by the company's leadership because of the negative financial impact of Obamacare on the business,” she explained. “I loved ...

Obamacare Banking on Pop-Culture Marketing

Music can soothe the soul. Perhaps that is why HHS selected the “Forget About The Price Tag” song as their winning video to promote Obamacare. Insurance costs under the new healthcare law are sending the young and old into grab-your-heart sticker shock, but the Obama Administration is hoping the good vibes from the song will wash away the premium-price misery. Refrain: “We want to make it more fair with affordable healthcare. It ain’t about the cha-ching, cha-ching. It ain’t about the ba-bling, ba-bling. The Affordable Care Act, don’t worry about the price tag.” Many Americans aren’t buying the song and dance. With cases like ...

A Tale of Two Obamacares

Under Obamacare, there are two Americas. In the first, hard-working citizens must abide by egregious mandates; the second protects Washington elites with exemptions for themselves and their special-interest friends. It doesn’t seem fair that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid can give his staff a pass, while citizens like Kathryn of North Carolina have to deal with the new law’s detrimental consequences, but that’s reality. "My husband is struggling to make it on his own as a self-employed plumber. We are trying to put 2 of our 3 children through college. Both girls are studying in the medical field. We just found out today that we CANNOT keep ...

A Perfect Fit for Everyone Except Government

Walk down any grocery store aisle, and you’ll notice choice is a hallmark of our culture – the more, the better. Choice is what keeps customers happy and competition alive. It’s what drives the market. However, choice was not an option for Washington-resident Chan who couldn’t keep his affordable, well-liked catastrophic plan. Retiring in 2008, Chan decided to continue his employer coverage – a “Cadillac” plan – through COBRA, which initially cost he and his wife $949 a month and increased to $986 in 2009. When the COBRA program expired, they opted for a more affordable plan. “We did some research and found that we could ...

Medicaid, Obamacare, and Government-funded Healthcare: The Gulag of Medicine

There has been much talk from the Administration about Americans’ “substandard” insurance plans, which do not include essential benefits “required” by Obamacare. Yet, when it comes to addressing Medicaid’s subpar care and outcomes, the silence is deafening. This troublesome truth has been swept under the rug. The reality of Medicaid – a key component of Obamacare – only guarantees access to coverage, not actual healthcare. Today, the next chapter in Kristen’s story, further explains her outspoken attitude against the Affordable Care Act. “I am already on state-funded healthcare, and it was nearly impossible to get a simple ...