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Rep. Sanford taking strides against New Balance earmark in defense amendment

Rep. Mark Sanford (R-S.C.) is sounding the cronyism alarm on an amendment inserted into the National Defense Authorization Act that requires the Defense Department purchase and supply recruits with sneakers made entirely in the U.S.  – a qualification only New Balance fulfills and that would effectively corner the market, driving up costs and injuries for our military men and women. “It's a good deal for the administration, the company, its lobbyists, and the members of Congress whose districts house the New Balance factories. It's not good for taxpayers (the New Balance shoes are $30 more expensive than shoes currently available at troop ...

Jenny Beth Martin: ‘Americans are opposed to shifting the [Supreme Court] balance in a more liberal direction’

As a small contingent of Senate liberals continue to spar with Senate conservatives over whether to hold hearings for President Obama’s left-wing Supreme Court nominee Judge Merrick Garland, Tea Party Patriots Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin in her latest column reminds us Americans don’t want someone like Judge Merrick Garland on the Supreme Court and instead want to see more conservative values reflected on the bench. The Washington Times has her commentary: While the Left has argued that the Senate must act immediately to confirm Merrick Garland, President Obama’s liberal pick for the Supreme Court, conservatives have consistently countered ...

Congressman: Cut Congress’ pay every year till budget balanced

Rep. Rod Blum (R-Iowa) is hoping to light a fire under Congress in order to motivate his colleagues to (finally!)  rein in out-of-control spending, having introduced a bill that would cut the pay of members of Congress bit by bit until the federal budget is balanced. The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier has the details: “It could use some business sense. A lot of it, actually,” Blum said. Blum is a first-term lawmaker and Dubuque businessman. He hatched the idea to cut congressional pay 5 percent the first year and then 10 percent each year the budget is not balanced after realizing how few penalties for failure he sees in Washington, D.C. ...

Obamacare contraception case hangs in the balance after death of Justice Scalia

The unexpected death of conservative Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Saturday opens the door on a number of outstanding Supreme Court cases, including the fight against the Obamacare contraception mandate, as the court will have to decide whether to consider the cases after the confirmation of a new Supreme Court justice or to defer to lower-court decisions. The Washington Times has the story: The biggest showdown pits the administration against religiously affiliated hospitals, charities or colleges that argue they should be exempt from the contraception mandate, an outgrowth of Obamacare that requires employers to cover 20 contraceptives ...

Yellow Card: Balanced Budget Amendment

It’s Time to Pass the Lee Balanced Budget Amendment (Jenny Beth Martin Op-Ed in Roll Call)

With the president’s recent lawlessness on executive amnesty and GOP efforts to beat it back, it’s easy to forget that just three and a half years ago, we were on the cusp of a grand bargain. President Barack Obama and Speaker John A. Boehner would tackle a range of ever-present fiscal crises, everyone would make tough concessions, and the nation would be on sound fiscal footing for a generation. Continue here.

Guatemalan Smuggler: “Obama Has Helped Us with the Children”

While big business meets with the Administration behind closed doors hoping to stake their claim in the President’s threatened executive action on amnesty, another “big business” across the border is already cashing in. Ever since Obama enacted the Deferred Action Childhood Arrival (DACA) program in the summer of 2012, the influx of children has increased exponentially, creating a business boom for human smugglers known as “coyotes.” With 62,000 illegal-immigrant minors recently apprehended and another 30,000 expected to cross the border within the next few months, business couldn’t be better for the bad guys. Voicing the frustrati...

Restoring the Balance of Power Cancelation

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Rush Limbaugh, James Pethokoukis, wrong on balanced budget

On Thursday, Rush Limbaugh cited a blog post by American Enterprise Institute scholar James Pethokoukis during his show. The post in question presents the notion of a balanced federal budget in 2015. Unfortunately, the post by Pethokoukis has three major flaws in it that makes its premise – a balanced budget in 2015 – extremely unlikely. First, and most critically, Pethokoukis cites the firm Potomac Research for the following information: … official forecasters will have to radically alter their projections this summer.  The CBO forecast of $845 billion in red ink this year, 5.3% of GDP, is hopelessly outdated; the deficit will fall well ...

Washington, Anything but Balanced

President Obama says he wants a "balanced approach" to fix America's financial problems, but Washington is anything but balanced. If you support Fiscal Responsibility, Constitutionally Limited Government and Free Markets - Make sure to "Like" Tea Party Patriots on Facebook and join Tea Party Patriots here.