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Tea Party Patriots: Gov. Christie’s Attempted Extortion of Horizon Threatens New Jerseyans’ Healthcare Security

Atlanta, GA – Tea Party Patriots President and Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin issued the following statement today in response to the news that Standard & Poor’s has given an “A” credit rating to Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey. “Conservatives believe deeply in the power of free markets, and we are greatly concerned about Governor Chris Christie’s attempt to extort a private company into turning over customer premiums to fund an expansion of government. Governor Christie has shown little regard for fiscal responsibility, as evidenced by the fact that New Jersey’s own credit rating has been downgraded 11 times during ...

Tea Party Patriots: Gov. Christie’s Manipulation of the Free Market will Leave Consumers to Foot the Bill

Atlanta, GA – Tea Party Patriots President and Co-Founder, Jenny Beth Martin, in response to Governor Chris Christie’s stepped-up attacks today on Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey over his proposal to take insurance premiums from Horizon for a new government program. “It’s unconscionable that Governor Christie continues to use taxpayer time and resources to try to extort money from a private company to fund his pet projects. When manipulation of the free market occurs, which Christie is attempting to do, consumers always end up footing the bill. In this case, it will be millions of New Jerseyans who rely on these critical funds ...

Tea Party Patriots: Gov. Christie’s Health Care Money Grab Scheme Borders on Extortion

Atlanta, GA – Tea Party Patriots co-founder Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today reacting to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s stepped-up attacks this week on Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey in his attempt to try and raid the company’s reserve funds to pay for his opiate reform program. “Governor Chris Christie’s stepped-up attack on private health insurer Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, to try and raid their reserve funds to pay for his opiate reform program borders on extortion. With the announcement this week that he will take over a national program to combat drug and opiate abuse, ...

Tea Party Patriots: Gov. Christie’s $300M Money Grab From Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield Customers is Wrong

Atlanta, GA – Tea Party Patriots President and co-founder Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today reacting to Gov. Chris Christie’s (R-NJ) proposal to take insurance premiums from Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey for a new government program. “Governor Christies’ scheme to grab $300 million from the reserve funding of Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield is wrong. It is the very essence of government overreach. It would hike premiums, create more risk for the New Jersey health insurance market, and undermine healthcare for all New Jersey tax payers. This scheme appears to be nothing but a PR stunt and a power grab by ...

Obama’s VA deserves a great big lump of coal for Christmas — here’s why

The Department of Veterans Affairs is refusing to fire employees responsible for penalizing VA whistleblowers connected to the internal leak that revealed the VA had secret patient waiting lists. Read the details at The Washington Examiner: The year-old report, which has not yet been made public by the VA, offered a detailed account of the retaliation two whistleblowers faced when they attempted to report wrongdoing at the Phoenix facility. For example, Paula Pedene in the Phoenix system's public affairs office said her budget was slashed and her staff reduced in 2012 after she raised "multiple allegations of misconduct and mismanagement" ...

Chris Christie: Number 14 in Your Program, Number 14 in Your Heart

Chris Christie declared for President this week and 320 million Americans asked as if with a single breath, “Why? Why are you running, Chris?” Christie has fallen so far behind in the national polls that he’s now in the neighborhood of Trumpville: the notorious WSJ-NBC poll found last week that 55 percent of Republicans would not consider voting for Christie. And he lags even further behind in the money race. Christie waited to declare until the last day of the filing period, one assumes, precisely to avoid invidious comparisons not only with Jeb Bush, but with Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, and Rand Paul, as well. So why is Christie running? The ...

Journalist, lawmakers complain that Obama administration disregards U.S. open records law (The Oklahoman – Chris Casteel)

WASHINGTON — After two days of hearings about the American public’s primary tool for obtaining government documents, a key House member said Wednesday that he may propose tighter deadlines and fewer exceptions in the law... Continue here.

Why federal appeals court declared NSA phone records collection unlawful (The Christian Science Monitor – Warren Richey)

The US government’s program to collect virtually all telephone metadata generated in the United States is illegal and beyond any terms of congressional authorization, a federal appeals court panel ruled on Thursday... Continue here.

IRS watchdog finds 6,400 missing Lois Lerner emails (CNN – Chris Frates)

Tea Party Patriots president Jenny Beth Martin said the news was another development in a "long line of deplorable actions from the Internal Revenue Service against groups who were merely trying to hold their government accountable." "It will be very enlightening to see the content of the emails as (the inspector general) continues the investigation," she said in a statement... Continue reading.

Corpus Christi Tea Party is Ready for 2015

(Photo Credit: Josh Harper) More than 50 patriot activists met at the Tuloso Midway Middle School  for the first Corpus Christi (Texas) Tea Party meeting for 2015 on Tuesday, January 27th. And they have started the new year with enthusiasm, thanks to the historic midterm elections! Rick Milby, their Local Coordinator called the meeting to order and Bob Jones offered "A Moment in History" about Henry Ward Beecher [1] the abolitionist.  Jones (in the cowboy hat) is famous among Tea Party activists, as he spoke at the original Tea Party in Corpus Christi, on April 15, 2009. (Photo Credit: Josh Harper) Congressman Blake Farenthold (R-TX) ...