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Washington Examiner: President Obama planning flurry of costly “midnight regulations”

President Obama before he leaves office is ensuring more of Americans’ hard-earned money leaves with him as he puts into effect so-called midnight regulations projected to cost $6 billion. The Washington Examiner has the details: The new regulations, according to the watchdog group American Action Forum, include four from the Environmental Protection Agency and one from Interior. "These five measures alone could impose $5.1 billion in costs and more than 350,000 paperwork burden hours. In addition, three other rules in proposed form could add $898 million in burdens and 146,000 paperwork hours, for a cumulative total of nearly $6 billion in ...

Please help support the Cajun Relief Foundation as they continue recovery efforts following the Great Louisiana Flood of 2016

Tea Party Patriots is proud of our former member Rob Gaudet and the incredible work being done by the non-profit he founded called the Cajun Relief Foundation. The Cajun Relief Foundation was founded to “provide training, strategy, and logistical assistance to citizen first responders” and has proved to be a critical resource for the community of Baton Rouge, Louisiana as it recovers from the terrible flooding that ruined homes and disrupted thousands of lives. The group organized a group of citizens known as the “Cajun Navy” and implemented a “critical online logistical strategy” following the flooding to support “the heroes who risked ...

Rep. Fleming: IRS commissioner’s actions ‘warrant impeachment, trial and removal…’


Tea Party Patriots on the Passing of Conservative Icon Phyllis Schlafly


Conservative House caucus recommends ‘flatter, fairer and simpler tax code’

The U.S. tax code – at nearly 75,000 pages in length, according to The Washington Examiner – is exactly the type of bureaucratic web Congress needs to unweave. And, while Americans are bright enough to negotiate the ins and outs of the convoluted system, we shouldn’t have to spend time and resources navigating an agency continually used to target Americans for their political beliefs. Fortunately, the Republican Study Committee in a recent statement called for an overhaul of the wayward agency. “The RSC’s recommendations seek to create a flatter, fairer and simpler tax code. Recommendations include developing a business tax code that is ...

Columnist: Flatlining Obamacare enrollment ‘hardly cause for a sixth-birthday celebration’

Obamacare turns six today but few Americans are celebrating, as the president’s signature health-insurance law has caused more harm than good and is falling far short of enrollment projections. Read Sally Pipes’ commentary: Enrollment in Obamacare has fallen well short of the administration’s own expectations. And some insurers are considering leaving the exchanges after losing millions. That’s hardly cause for a sixth-birthday celebration. This year’s exchange enrollment figures were far below expected totals. In March 2015, the Congressional Budget Office predicted that 21 million people would enroll in the exchanges in 2016. Then, ...

Did hundreds of Washington influencers stay mum about Hillary’s illegal email setup?

Dozens upon dozens of reporters, judges and congressional and White House staffers may have known about Hillary Clinton’s shady use of a private email server long before it became headline news. The Washington Times has the details: Listed on some of the more than 28,000 messages Mrs. Clinton released so far are several White House chiefs of staff and a former director of the Office of Management and Budget, much of the rest of official Washington, and a number of people who had oversight of the State Department’s key operations and open-records obligations. President Obama was also on a series of messages, though the government is withholding ...

Conservative Rep. Huelskamp elected to influential GOP steering committee

After years of urging by Tea Party Patriots and other grassroots conservative activists, conservative champion Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-Kan.) Thursday was elected to the House Steering Committee – a powerful subset of the House Republican Conference that determines who chairs what committees. The Washington Examiner has the scoop: Republicans elected Huelskamp to join the committee on Thursday, his office announced. He will fill one of six at-large positions on the committee, which helps decide who will serve as committee chairs. "With these changes to the influential Steering Committee, my colleagues have sent a strong message that they're ...

VA flubs demotion of corrupt executives who collected more than $400,000 in bonuses

The Department of Veterans Affairs botched the demotions of two senior executives who used their positions within the agency to land their jobs of choice, to collect more than $400,000 in relocation bonuses and to pressure other employees into accepting hard-to-fill roles. Stars and Stripes has the details: Lawmakers, veterans advocates and other watchdog groups lambasted the agency for not firing the women and for not recouping the money they received through their scheming. On Thursday, the VA issued a statement saying that during the processing of the demotions, an administrative error had occurred and one of the five binders of evidence had ...

Epic Obamacare Exemption Flip-Flops

There are many things to dislike about Obamacare. The list - such as skyrocketing insurance premiums, IRS penalties, and the job-destroying on small businesses - is bad enough. But outrageously, Congress has taken the additional step of exempting themselves and their staff from Obamacare. Congress knew how bad a health care law written by insurance lobbyists would be, and they decided to not abide by that same law they force us to live under. President Obama hoped we wouldn’t notice how he illegally authorized the Office of Budget and management (OPM) to treat Congressional offices on the hill as if they were a small business. That allowed ...