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2015 Annual Report


Washington Times: Obama administration announces immigration surge for Central Americans

The Obama administration this week announced plans they are inviting thousands of Central American immigrants to apply for refugee status, especially those related to the children that are illegally crossing the border from Central America. The Washington Times has the scoop: “Today’s expansion of the Obama Administration’s policy is simply a continuation of the government-sanctioned border surge,” [said House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.). “Tens of thousands of unlawful immigrants continue to arrive at the Southwest border to benefit from the president’s lax immigration enforcement, and now many more can simply use this ...

25 things the Bill of Rights says the government cannot do

In 1791, Virginia ratified the Bill of Rights, making the first 10 Amendments to the Constitution the law of the land. Let's review... Amendment I The government cannot make you believe in a religion. The government cannot keep you from practicing any religion you choose. The government cannot keep you from saying what you wish. The government cannot stop you from writing what you want. The government cannot stop you from publishing what you want. The government cannot keep you from joining together peacefully with others to express your views. The government cannot prevent you from complaining about what government or others ...

Watchdog releases annual report detailing wasteful government spending

Government watchdog Citizens Against Government Waste released its annual “Pig Book,” detailing programs and earmarks that fall under six types of criteria, including spending that is not specifically authorized and spending that is not the subject of congressional hearings. WWMT.com has the details: The Appalachian Regional Commission got $51 million, even though the highway and development program for the Appalachian region duplicates several other programs at the state and local levels, according to citizens against government waste. Another repeat offender that made the book once again is The National Guard Counter-drug program, $125 ...

Bereaved father estimates nearly 4,000 people are killed annually by unlicensed, illegal immigrants

  A man whose son was killed in a hit-and-run by an unlicensed, illegal immigrant estimates 7,500 Americans are killed every year by unlicensed drivers and that half of those people are killed by illegal immigrants behind the wheel. Fox News has the story: As many as 7,500 Americans — 20 per day — are killed annually by unlicensed drivers, and Rosenberg calculates that more than half are the victims of illegal immigrants. Now, by testifying before lawmakers, speaking to parents who have been through the same ordeal and posting his research on his nonprofit’s website, unlicensedtodrive.org, Rosenberg is shedding light on a frightening ...

Top executives of failed Obamacare co-ops averaged $245,000 annual salaries

Obamacare executives in the failed co-ops raked in a lot of money prior to announcing they are closing up shop. The Daily Signal has the details: According to 2013 tax filings accessed through Guidestar.org, the top executives at the 11 co-ops that have announced they will be winding down operations made an average of $245,203 annually. Tax filings for 2014 are not yet publicly available. The Affordable Care Act placed a $500,000 salary cap on co-op employees, and executives running the nonprofit insurers earned a high of $490,125—paid to Jerry Burgess, chief executive of Consumers’ Choice Health Insurance Cooperative in South Carolina—...

Tea Party Patriots Announce New Board Members

Veterans of Conservative Movement to Join National Tea Party Group ATLANTA, GA –Tea Party Patriots co-founder and CEO Jenny Beth Martin today announced the election of two new members to the Tea Party Patriots Board of Directors. Mr. Bill Walton will be joining as the board’s Chairman. Mr. Walton comes to Tea Party Patriots with both a background in private equity, and extensive experience serving on the boards of conservative organizations. Mrs. Ellene Busby will also be filling a seat on the Board, and will bring more than 40 years of accounting and small business experience to the Board of Directors. Mrs. Busby has been involved with ...

Tea Party Patriots Announce New Board Members

ATLANTA, GA –Tea Party Patriots co-founder and CEO Jenny Beth Martin today announced the election of two new members to the Tea Party Patriots Board of Directors. Mr. Bill Walton will be joining as the board’s Chairman. Mr. Walton comes to Tea Party Patriots with both a background in private equity, and extensive experience serving on the boards of conservative organizations. Mrs. Ellene Busby will also be filling a seat on the Board, and will bring more than 40 years of accounting and small business experience to the Board of Directors. Mrs. Busby has been involved with the Tea Party movement at the local level since its inception. “On ...

Statement of Jenny Beth Martin, co-founder of Tea Party Patriots, on Marco Rubio’s announced candidacy

"As we mark the Sixth Anniversary of our original Tax Day rallies, it’s gratifying to see yet another candidate who shares tea party values enter the 2016 presidential race.  We have come a long way, in six years, when three tea party senators are major players in the presidential race. "Sen. Rubio’s personal story inspires, as does his commitment to personal freedom, economic freedom and a debt-free future. "Marco Rubio’s candidacy and the 2016 election are about the future, not the past. He knows first-hand that prosperity comes not from a government program, but from free markets and the hard work done by the millions of individuals ...

Statement of Jenny Beth Martin on Paul’s Announced Candidacy

It’s exciting to see another energetic, visionary conservative enter the contest for the 2016 nomination. Sen. Paul has been in the forefront of the liberty movement, and he will do a lot to shape the debate as the GOP field expands. Rand Paul knows that the paths to prosperity and individual liberty are one and the same; to get there we need a transformational reduction of the role of government in Americans’ lives. His popularity with younger Americans makes him an automatic factor in the grassroots movement, and Tea Party Patriots across the Republic look forward to seeing his plan for advancing personal freedom, economic freedom and a ...