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Communal monks may have revived individual liberty

Or so described George Will last November: If courts once again become properly impatient with nonsensical explanations, much of what government does will become untenable. It is lovely that revitalized protection of the individual rights of property and striving may owe much to an abbey where all property is communal. It turns out he was right. From Ilya Shapiro at the Cato Institute’s blog comes the welcome news that regulations designed solely to protect the interests of entrenched businesses and the like are unconstitutional: Last week, the Institute for Justice scored a resounding victory for the right to earn an honest living in an unlikely ...

News Briefing for Thursday, March 19

HEALTHCARE: GOP aims to sink Obamacare with reconciliation But first they have to strike a difficult deal on an overall budget “Senate Republicans want to use a powerful budget maneuver known as reconciliation to go after President Barack Obama’s health care law — particularly if the Supreme Court strikes down key provisions of Obamacare this June. Using the fast-tracking procedure offers some advantage for Republicans, largely because a reconciliation package can’t be filibustered. But it’s not going to be easy. First, House and Senate Republicans need to agree on a budget resolution, which could be difficult with fiscal conserva...

News Briefing for Friday, March 6, 2015

TEA PARTY PATRIOTS: Unions Rally In Support Of ObamaCare Tax Credit (Quote by Kevin Broughton) “Kevin Broughton, the communications director for the Tea Party Patriots, is suspicious that organized labor is paying much of the crowd for their attendance. “The other folks over here, they mind their manners, which you would expect if you were being paid to come out and protest,” Broughton claims. “They either don’t have jobs or their being paid by the SEIU or some of the other folks that have a vested interest in having their neighbors pay for their own health care.” Broughton also contends that their argument is all emotion and that ...

News Briefing for Monday, February 2, 2014

TEA PARTY PATRIOTS: Mike Pence's very bad week (Quote by Chuck Laudner – TPPCF) “Even if Pence can explain the mistake, the stumble has put more distance between him and what already would have been a dark-horse run in a crowded 2016 field. "If you're going to get into a race, from today moving forward, it would have be to fill a void that exists," said Chuck Laudner, an Iowa Republican strategist and the national campaign coordinator for the Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund. "There's really no one scrambling for a candidate that expands Medicaid and makes it harder to repeal Obamacare. So it's going to be very tricky." http://www.cnn.c...

News Briefing for Thursday, January 15 2015

TEA PARTY PATRIOTS: COALITION BLASTS IDEA OF GIVING OBAMA MORE POWER 'Fast track' for trade agreement would be 'height of irresponsibility' “A group letter urging opposition to passage of fast track trade authority has been delivered to Congress, and American for Limited Government promised a robust effort to educate members of Congress and their constituents about the dangers of giving Obama yet more power. In addition to those at the press conference, others signing the group letter were Jenny Beth Martin, founder of Tea Party Patriots and Judson Philips of Tea Party Nation.” http://www.wnd.com/2015/01/coalition-blasts-idea-of-givi...

News Briefing for Tuesday, January 13, 2015

HEALTHCARE: ObamaCare's Exchange Subsidies Are So Essential, People Are Turning Them Down “According to U.S. News & World Report: “[B]rokers say they do hear from clients who are eligible for subsidies – which are based on household income and not assets – but want no part of them. Health officials have been boasting that 6.6 million people have enrolled in health coverage through state or federal marketplaces created under the Affordable Care Act, but in sharp contrast stands a small group of Americans who say they want nothing to do with the plans, even if they would save money. Their reasons vary: Some are protesting Obamacare, ...

News Briefing for Thursday, December 11, 2014

HEALTHCARE: GOP Misleads On ObamaCare Funding “Assuming one reads what they want to read into information being put out by Republican House Speaker Boehner's office on the Omnibus spending bill, one might think the GOP is actually not funding ObamaCare in the deal. That would be wrong. It says, "No new funding for ObamaCare." However, as the Washington Post points out, the law is still funded. Given that the entire deal is new, it absolutely contains new funding for ObamaCare. AFFORDABLE CARE ACT: The law is still funded, but there's no new money for it. There's also no new ACA-related funding for the Internal Revenue Service and the Centers ...

News Briefing for Monday, October 6, 2014

HEALTHCARE: ObamaCare signups return with more plans but concerns about software, cost, care options “The ObamaCare exchanges that opened for business last fall to disastrous consequence are expected to be largely improved with better technology and more insurance plans when they re-open next month, but critics are still raising concerns about consumer costs and choices. The Department of Health and Human Services said in a preliminary report released Sept. 23 that the number of insurers has increased by 25 percent, which officials argue should lower premium costs through competition, in addition to offering customers more choices. “When ...

News Briefing for Monday, September 29, 2014

HEALTHCARE: For Many New Medicaid Enrollees, Care Is Hard to Find, Report Says “Enrollment in Medicaid is surging as a result of the Affordable Care Act, but the Obama administration and state officials have done little to ensure that new beneficiaries have access to doctors after they get their Medicaid cards, federal investigators say in a new report. The report, to be issued this week by the inspector general at the Department of Health and Human Services, says state standards for access to care vary widely and are rarely enforced. As a result, it says, Medicaid patients often find that they must wait for months or travel long distances to ...

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Legislative Update for 4/27/14

House/Senate Action: Weeks of 4/14/14-4/27/14   The House and Senate were both in recess for the last two weeks.   The House will return on Monday and be in session through Thursday.   The Senate will return on Monday and be in session through Friday.   MINIMUM WAGE:   The Senate will vote on Wednesday on a procedural motion to take up its bill to raise the minimum wage to $10.10. But there’s significant doubt it will garner the 60 votes necessary to pass – and, interestingly, it’s not just because of solidified Senate GOP opposition, but because Harry Reid may not have his own Democratic Caucus ...