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Policy expert: American middle class in ‘deep trouble’ over Obamacare premium increases

Americans enrolled in Obamacare will ring in the new year with Obamacare premium hikes whose deductibles under the silver plan – on average – are nearly $3,600 for singles nearly $7,500 for families. And, while those who make up to $47,080 will have help with their premiums, those who make more than $47,080 will have no help and be forced decide whether to drop their health insurance altogether. CNS News has the commentary: But a large chunk of the American middle class earns too much (more than 400 percent of the poverty level) to qualify for either the premium tax credits or the cost-sharing subsidies. If these persons don’t have, or ...

“Ugly politics,” indeed

Washington is still reeling from last week’s revelation that an ObamaCare architect was warning in 2012 that those on the federal health care exchange aren’t eligible for subsidies. The surprise leak came on the heels of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals’ ruling in Halbig v. Burwell that yes, federal subsidies are indeed, illegal. Let’s just say it wasn’t a good week for Jonathan Gruber, MIT economist and Obamacare architect extraordinaire. Tea Party Patriots co-founder Jenny Beth Martin was quoted in Politico [1] calling Gruber’s 2012 comments a “shocking revelation.” She went on to add that “The administration ….knew ...

IRS hole gets deeper and deeper

According to a recent Fox News poll, an overwhelming majority - 76 percent – of Americans believe the Internal Revenue Service intentionally destroyed two years-worth of emails belonging to former IRS official Lois Lerner. In a classic Friday news dump, the IRS revealed earlier this month that thousands of emails were mistakenly "lost" in a computer crash in 2011. It seems like Americans aren’t buying the story – and we’re right there with them. Each new piece of information we get out of the IRS digs the agency into a deeper and deeper hole. Not only are there questions [1] about why the IRS waited so long to tell lawmakers the emails ...

Important Message for Rally Attendees

Still, if you will not fight for the right when you can easily win without bloodshed, if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not so costly, you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance for survival. There may be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no chance of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves." -Winston Churchill Dear Patriots,   Thank you for participating in the Tea Party Patriots' Audit the IRS rally on June 19th at 12:00 pm.  We are very excited that you will be able to join us, and we appreciate ...

Today’s Passionate Patriots: Dee & Carol

Last week, Tea Party Patriots launched its new initiative - - Passionate Patriot. Intended to highlight the great work of those who go above and beyond even the normal extraordinary efforts of all grassroots activists, we highlighted Linda Dorr of Laguna Beach, CA for her creative outreach to potential voters in Ohio. Today’s Passionate Patriots have done a different kind of outreach than Linda, but to no less effect. In the last few months, and over 5,000 miles later, Dee Park and Carol Wheeldon have led the creation of nearly 20 billboards around the state of North Carolina. Additionally, they put together a GOTV tour with Tea Party Patriots ...

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 7/24/17

CALENDAR: The House will return on Monday, with the first votes scheduled for 6:30 PM. The House will stay in session through Thursday. And then the House will leave for its August recess, not to return until Tuesday, September 5. The Senate will return on Monday, with the first vote set for 5:30. The Senate is also scheduled to stay in session through Friday. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House returned on Monday and immediately took up and passed three bills under Suspension of the Rules. On Tuesday, they considered and passed another bill under Suspension of the Rules. Then they took up and passed H.R. 806, the Ozone Standa...

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GOP leaders unveil revised healthcare bill to repeal and replace Obamacare

This week, Senate Republican leaders released their revised version of the healthcare bill aiming to repeal and replace Obamacare. GOP leaders included new changes in the hopes of winning over additional votes from conservatives and moderates. The Hill has the full report: Importantly, the bill largely keeps the Medicaid sections the same, meaning that deeper cuts to the program will still begin in 2025, and the funds for ObamaCare’s expansion of Medicaid will still end in 2024. The changes to Medicaid have emerged as a top concern for moderates such as Sens. Rob Portman (R-Ohio), Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska)...

Second Amendment expert: Cultural ‘divide’ over guns ‘created by media … hostile to gun ownership’

A recent Pew survey found that – although fifty-two percent of adults favor stricter gun-control laws – that statistic doesn’t necessarily ring true at the ballot box, says Second Amendment expert Alan Gottlieb. The Washington Times has the details: In addition to the political implications tied to the issue, the Pew survey also revealed deep cultural divides on guns. About half of gun owners said all or most of their friends also own guns, compared to just 1-in-10 non-gun owners who said the same. “This divide has been created by media and politicians who are hostile to gun ownership who use terms like gun violence epidemic when in ...

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 6/11/17

CALENDAR: The House will return on Monday, with the first votes scheduled for 6:30 PM. The House will stay in session through Friday, with the last vote scheduled to be no later than 3 PM. The Senate will return on Monday, with the first vote set for 5:30. The Senate is also scheduled to stay in session through Friday. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House returned on Tuesday night last week, and took up and passed two bills under Suspension of the Rules. On Wednesday, they passed two Rules, then took up and passed H.R. 2213, the Anti-Border Corruption Reauthorization Act of 2017, by a vote of 282-137, with 51 Democrats crossing ...