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Report: Government struggling to recoup up to $750 million in Obamacare subsidies given to illegal immigrants

The government is struggling to recover up to $750 million in Obamacare subsidies doled out to illegal immigrants and those whose status was in unverified limbo, according to a Senate report. Fox News has the scoop: The report, produced by Republicans on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, examined Affordable Care Act tax credits meant to defray the cost of insurance premiums. It found that as of June 2015, “the Administration awarded approximately $750 million in tax credits on behalf of individuals who were later determined to be ineligible because they failed to verify their citizenship, status as a national, or ...

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 ...

Jenny Beth Martin: Obama’s executive action is ‘the first salvo in his final-year assault on our constitutional system of government’

Atlanta, GA – Tea Party Patriots President and Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today after President Obama’s announcement of new executive orders affecting Americans’ Second-Amendment rights. “President Obama’s latest executive action unilaterally restricting Americans’ Second-Amendment rights is the first salvo in his final-year assault on our constitutional system of government. The president has previously asked Congress to restrict our right to bear arms, and was soundly rejected by a bipartisan majority. Now, once again, he is ignoring Congress and the wishes of the American people to act on his own, ...

The new Common Core is the same old thing: Government gone awry

President Obama's No Child Left Behind successor — dubbed the Every Students Succeeds Act — glided through the House and Senate recently and is said to be the solution to the one-size-fits-all Common Core standards but is actually the latest liberal permutation of big-brother government education. The Federalist has the details: ESSA does nothing to protect students and parents from further federal mining of personal data. Through its regulatory powers, the Obama administration already has gutted federal student and family privacy protections, notes the APP analysis. Coupled with the ramping-up of psychosocial assessment, the prospects ...

TOUCHDOWN: Republican Senator releases report on government-spending fumbles with tips on how to ‘recover the ball’

Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) this week released a list of 100 “Federal Fumbles” – in other words, a list of 100 wasteful government programs and ways to make them less costly to taxpayers. KFYR-TV has the details: From a "Silent Shakespeare Festival" in Virginia, to studies on senior dating habits, the senator says he wants the government to review each play before spending taxpayer dollars. The 100 examples of waste in the senator's book range from trivial amounts of money to large sums, but he says no matter how small the amount, there needs to be a starting point in reducing the federal deficit. "We're going to actually drive this ...

Government accountability expert doubtful Obamacare co-op loans will be repaid

More than half of the government-backed nonprofit health-insurance co-ops set up under Obamacare are expected to fold by the end of December and if they fail, more than $2 billion in taxpayer-funded startup loans will disappear as well. Fox News has the details: The most immediate question may be whether the loan money – which was for start-up and reserve funds – will be repaid. Tarren Bragdon, CEO of the Foundation for Government Accountability, said he doesn’t have high hopes for that. And he voiced concerns about consumers left seeking coverage on the exchanges. “As the dust settles, we see the people who are being hurt the most ...

Jenny Beth Martin Responds to Senator McConnell’s vow to avoid Government Shutdowns

It is no surprise that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell would take it upon himself to unilaterally vow that there would be no future government shut downs.  He's forgotten about his vow to uphold the Constitution. When he starts negotiating the power of Congress - the power of the purse - it makes it much easier for President Obama to win. Republicans were elected to the majority in the Senate to be a roadblock to the Obama agenda. Everyday Americans across this country increasingly wonder what the difference is between Mitch McConnell controlling the Senate and Harry Reid controlling the Senate. That's a problem. It is absurd to see ...

Viral video calls for government accountability amid years-long IRS runaround

A viral video published Monday by the House Oversight committee documents the runaround IRS officials gave Congress following news the IRS targeted Americans for their political beliefs. President Obama went on the record in February 2014 claiming there is "... not even a smidgen of corruption" within the IRS and yet congressional inquiries have apparently revealed otherwise. IRS Chief John Koskinen told Congress the IRS would bend over backward to turn over all of former IRS Chief Louis Lerner's missing emails regarding the targeting scandal, even stating the IRS spent $18 million, 250 staff members and up to 120,000 hours "responding" ...

BREAKING: Americans don’t trust big government

Pres. Ronald Regan once famously said that “the nine most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the government and I’m here to help.” Reagan may have uttered those words decades ago, but - according to a new poll – they still ring true today. An overwhelming majority of Americans don’t trust the federal government. A full 61 percent of American voters don’t have faith in the powers that run Washington. What’s equally startling is that trust among registered Independents has dropped 32 percentage points since 2002. For Republicans, trust has gone from 63 percent to 25 percent. When voters are asked about President ...

Time for the government to stop spying on Americans (Jenny Beth Martin and Hilary O’ Shelton op-ed in The News & Observer)

It’s not often that the NAACP and the tea party agree on much of anything, but we have come together over a common concern to fight for a common cause: We want our government to stop spying on innocent Americans... Continue here.