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ICYMI: Americans say big government is biggest threat to our future

A recent Gallup poll reveals Americans feel most threatened by big government. CNS News has the details: When asked to choose among big government, big labor and big business, Americans overwhelmingly name big government as the biggest threat to the country in the future. According to Gallup, almost nine in 10 Republicans (88%) say big government is the biggest threat to the future of the country, 67% of independents and 53% of Democrats say the same. Results for the Gallup poll are based on telephone interviews conducted Dec. 2-6, 2015, on the Gallup U.S. Daily survey, with a random sample of 824 adults, aged 18 and older, living in all 50 ...

IRS could still be targeting Americans for their religious, political beliefs

Those at the Internal Revenue Service may still be unfairly setting their sights on Americans based on religious and political beliefs, say investigators from the Government Accountability Office. The Blaze has the inside scoop: “The control deficiencies increase the risk of selecting organizations for audit in an unfair manner — for example, based on an organization’s religious, educational, political, or other views,” said one of two GAO investigations of the IRS released Wednesday. One of the GAO reports focused on problems in the IRS Wage and Investment Unit, the other on the Small Business and Self-Employed Unit. The House Ways ...

Poll: Americans don’t want Obama to bypass Congress on immigration

A new Rasmussen poll shows voters are dissatisfied with Obama’s unilateral approach to granting amnesty to 5 million illegal immigrants. The Washington Examiner has the details: "Voters aren't happy," said Rasmussen's Alex Boyer in a video poll release. "Voters are clear: They don't want the president using executive orders to go around Congress," she added. Take gun control. She said that just one-third believe Obama should go it alone. But it's worse with immigration. "That's more support for executive action than the president gets regarding his plan to exempt up to five million illegal immigrants from deportation. Just 26 percent think ...

Even the NYT acknowledges one reason why Americans despise Obamacare

The New York Times Sunday ran a story detailing the reason millions of Americans are choosing to forego health insurance and instead opt for the IRS penalty: because it's the less expensive of the two options. Here's the story from the New York Times: Clint Murphy let the deadline for getting health insurance by the new year pass without a second thought. Mr. Murphy, an engineer in Sulphur Springs, Tex., estimates that under the Affordable Care Act, he will face a penalty of $1,800 for going uninsured in 2016. But in his view, paying that penalty is worth it if he can avoid buying an insurance policy that costs $2,900 or more. All he has to do ...

5 Times Obamacare was terrible for America

It’s no surprise that President Obama set a red tape record this week, reaching 545,857 total pages of regulations since his administration began in 2009. What can you expect when a president’s landmark legislation saddled American businesses and families with a costly, complicated healthcare mandate? Whether it’s shutting down schools or closing your favorite local restaurant, Obamacare has been bad for America since it was signed into law more than five years ago. Here are five examples from this year showing how badly we need to repeal Obamacare. The healthcare mandate was too much for a Nashville, Tenn.-based deli that closed its ...

Jenny Beth Martin: 17,000 Americans and counting sign petition to impeach Obama’s IRS Commissioner

Tea Party Patriots President Jenny Beth Martin in her latest column for The Washington Times highlights the thousands of Americans who are joining Tea Party Patriots in calling for the impeachment of IRS Commissioner John Koskinen— the same commissioner who failed to comply with a subpoena for evidence regarding the IRS targeting scandal and who generally hampered the ongoing congressional investigation into Obama’s cronies at the IRS. Jenny Beth writes in The Washington Times: House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz has introduced a resolution to impeach Mr. Koskinen. In support of that effort, Tea Party Patriots has launched the ...

CBO projects 2 million jobs’ worth of American work hours will be lost under Obamacare over next decade

The Congressional Budget Office this week said Obamacare will shrink hours worked by 2 million jobs over the course of the next decade because of coverage expansions, mandates and changes in tax rates under the president’s signature health-insurance law. The Hill has the details: “Some people would choose to work fewer hours; others would leave the labor force entirely or remain unemployed for longer than they otherwise would,” the agency said in its latest analysis of the now five-year-old law. The CBO is not predicting that employers will fire millions of workers or reduce hours because of the law, but that the law changes incentives ...

Jenny Beth Martin: IRS expansion ‘a thought that should send a chill up every American’s spine’

Tea Party Patriots President Jenny Beth Martin in her latest column for The Washington Times weighs in on the IRS proposal to collect nonprofit donors’ social security numbers. The Washington Times has the details: It’s a thought that should send a chill up every American’s spine: The Internal Revenue Service wants to increase its already-expansive powers. Fresh off the IRS targeting scandal – in which the agency systematically brought its enormous power to bear to target conservatives for years – the IRS now wants new authority to ask 501(c)(3) charitable organizations to collect the Social Security numbers of donors who contribute ...

Poll: 6 in 10 Americans Oppose Partial Repeal Of Obamacare

House Republicans are backtracking on their promise to fully repeal Obamacare and instead are proposing a partial repeal of the so-called Affordable Care Act — a move most Americans oppose. The Daily Signal has the details: According to a new national survey conducted by The Heritage Foundation, a majority of Americans (60 percent) oppose a partial repeal of the law that would leave the tax increases in place. More Americans said they would oppose “Congress repealing Obamacare but leaving intact the tax increases included in the law” than those that actually oppose the law in its entirety. The bill falls far short of Republicans’ ...

Tea Party Patriots to McConnell: Answer Your Phones, Dammit, It’s America Calling To Demand You Treat the Bad Iran Deal as a Treaty!

WASHINGTON, DC – Jenny Beth Martin, President and Co-Founder of Tea Party Patriots, today released the following statement regarding Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s staff’s apparent inability to answer all the phone calls coming into his offices in DC and Louisville from Americans demanding that he treat the Bad Iran Deal as a treaty. “Since the Senate came back to work yesterday, we’ve had Tea Party Patriots supporters across the nation calling Sen. McConnell’s office to demand that he treat the Bad Iran Deal as a treaty. They’re reporting back to us that they’re having a great deal of difficulty getting through – at all ...