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“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 ...

National debt to soar to 77 percent of U.S. gross domestic product by end of fiscal year

Spendthrifts in Washington, D.C. by the end of September will have sent our national debt soaring by three percentage points to 77 percent of gross domestic product, the greatest ratio of debt-to-GDP we’ve seen since 1950 when we were still paying down debt from World War II. The Washington Examiner has the scoop: The agency projected that the debt held by the public will rise 3 percentage points to 77 percent of U.S. gross domestic product by the end of fiscal year 2016 in September. Debt has not hit that ratio since 1950, when the government was still in the middle of paying down the debt it incurred paying for World War II. Over the ...

Justice Department denied FBI request to probe Clinton Foundation

President Obama’s Justice Department declined a request from the FBI to look into the Clinton Foundation to determine whether Hillary Clinton – during her tenure as secretary of state – engaged in corrupt practices, according to a recent CNN report. The Washington Examiner has the story: The Justice Department's public integrity unit declined to pursue the probe given what it characterized as insufficient evidence, according to a CNN report Wednesday. The State Department's seemingly preferential treatment of foundation donors under Clinton's leadership has raised questions about whether she and her aides ignored conflicts of interest in ...

The moment this grocery-store clerk realized government programs aren’t all they’re cracked up to be

Government programs are rarely the answer to assisting those in need. One man in particular came to understand this firsthand when he was a cashier at his childhood grocery store where he witnessed people taking advantage of the food-stamp program: The very program meant to lift people out of poverty, he discovered, was actually enabling fraud and abuse. The Daily Signal has the story: I also learned how people gamed the welfare system. They’d buy two dozen packs of soda with food stamps and then sell them at a discount for cash. They’d ring up their orders separately, buying food with food stamps, and beer, wine, and cigarettes with cash. ...

Economic-policy expert: Financial crisis inevitable the longer Congress waits to address entitlement spending

So-called “autopilot” congressional spending – e.g., spending that Congress isn’t allowed to take its red pen to and eliminate from the budget, like food stamps, Medicare, Medicaid, social security – will soon become the bulk of the federal budget, leaving little room for discretionary spending like national defense. The Daily Signal has the scoop: Autopilot spending is growing at an alarming rate and will consume more than 75 percent of the entire federal budget by 2020. As the autopilot portion of the budget grows, the budget becomes less responsive to current needs and crowds out spending on critical national priorities like defense...

Sen. Cruz weighs in on FBI’s white-glove treatment of Hillary Clinton

On the heels of FBI Director James Comey’s announcement he isn’t recommending the Justice Department pursue criminal charges against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for transmitting state secrets on a private unsecure email server, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) released his own indictment of the Obama-administration officials letting her off scot-free. "While I have tremendous respect for the dedicated men and women of the FBI, I have serious concerns about the integrity of Director Comey’s decision, and how it threatens the rule of law,” Sen. Cruz says in a statement released Tuesday. Director Comey said there is evidence Clinton ...

Study: These social-security benefits are going to run dry in two decades

It’s no surprise social security is in trouble but the severity of the situation can’t be stressed enough: The well that is social security benefits – specifically, old-age, survivors’ and social-security disability insurance benefits – is going to run dry within two decades if Congress doesn’t step in and take action. The Daily Signal has the story: Social Security’s programs are in deep trouble. According to the just-released 2016 report of the Board of Trustees for the Federal Old-Age and Survivors Insurance and Federal Disability Insurance Trust Funds, both programs’ trust funds will be depleted in the near future—old-age and ...