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Last Obamacare exchange in one Iowa county set to fold

Yet another of the health-insurance exchanges set up in the wake of Obamacare’s passage will likely fold in the days ahead as it struggles to meet its bottom line. The Washington Examiner has the details: The Des Moines Register reports that after the exit of Aetna and Wellmark Blue Cross & Blue Shield from Iowa's exchange, the only other insurer in 94 of Iowa's 99 counties is plotting its exit as well. You might think the exit of all competitors would be a boon for the last remaining insurer, but this is not the case, thanks to two of the important Obamacare rules that are a constant subject of discussion: "Community rating," which ...

Iowa farmer, former state rep: ‘[N]avigating the cumbersome tax code takes time away from our livelihood’

Former Iowa state representative and third-generation family farmer Annette Sweeney in a recent opinion piece says members of Congress need to join together and fix our unnecessarily intricate tax code. Lawmakers in Washington, D.C. have no excuse for not simplifying what should be a simple process, she says. The Des Moines Register has the details: I proudly represented the people of Iowa in the state Legislature for four years and I heard many complaints about our outdated tax system. Throughout the year, taxes are of major concern for Iowans; farmers file on March 1, individuals on April 15, and small business owners pay taxes every quarter. ...

400 Plus Tea Party Patriots From Iowa Rally Behind Grassley (The Iowa Republican)

While some Republicans in the U.S Senate have softened their positions on whether or not hearing on President Obama’s nominee to the Supreme Court should be held, Senator Chuck Grassley, the chairman of the influential Senate Judiciary Committee, has stood firm on his position not to hold hearings. http://theiowarepublican.com/2016/400-plus-tea-party-patriots-from-iowa-rally-behind-grassley/

Iowa-based CEOs: It’s time for Washington to tackle our national debt

Chief executive officers from three Des Moines, Iowa-based businesses – Fred Buie of Keystone Electrical Manufacturing; Dan Houston of Principal Financial Group; and Robert Ritz of Mercy Medical Center – sounded off this week about the national debt during a pre-caucus roundtable, saying our debt curbs innovation and growth. The Des Moines Register has the details: “I expect to see the next administration … control costs, but we’ve got to figure out a way to grow the economy. It’s been about 2 percent per year for the last three or four years and that’s just not enough,” said Fred Buie, president of Keystone Electrical Manufactur...

Tea Party Patriots’ Gregg Cummings Honored With Iowa Eagle Forum’s “2014 Eagle Award”

(Photo: Tammy Kobza, State Director, Eagle Forum of Iowa) Eagle Forum was founded in 1972 by conservative movement icon Phyllis Schlafly. Long before there was the modern Tea Party, Schlafly was busy promoting Senator Barry Goldwater’s (R-AZ) presidential campaign and stopping the so-called “Equal Rights Amendment.” Today, she is 90 years old and continues to defend the Constitution. Phyllis Schlafly knows the importance of the grassroots, which is why her organization honors the tireless efforts of America’s hardest working patriots. This year, Eagle Forum has honored Tea Party Patriot’s National Coordinator with Iowa’s 2014 Eagle ...

Iowa Freedom Summit Live Stream

Watch the 2015 Iowa Freedom Summit Congressman Steve King and Citizens United have teamed up to bring grassroots activists from across Iowa to hear directly from grassroots and elected leaders as well as top 2016 presidential contenders on how we can get America back on track. We at Tea Party Patriots are proud to be a co-sponsor of this BIG event, and pleased to present LIVE coverage of the entire event RIGHT HERE in HD. Sign in or register NOW for full access.  

Home Builder from Iowa Retakes National Monuments

Hands shaking, Joel Kurtinitis was scared out of his mind as he approached a barricaded Lincoln Monument. “There is no Law!” He shouted to the crowd. “There is no law barring you from being on your land.” He and dozens of other patriots traveled to visit national monuments in Washington D.C., only to be stopped by a government shutdown. Pressing on, the ten-year homebuilder stepped over the barricades, risking arrest to pay homage to great leaders in American history. What happened next may surprise you. Thank you Joel, your patriotism is a shining example.

Reports from the Grassroots: Linn County Tea Party Patriots – Iowa

On August 23rd I was honored to present to the Linn County Tea Party Patriots in Cedar Rapids Iowa at the local Godfathers Pizza. The owner is a strong conservative, and the Linn County Tea Party meet there on a weekly basis with as little as 10 people and as many as 40 people, depending on the night. Randy Lucore is the Coordinator of the group and works closely with his dad and others in that role. After announcements, the first thing we did was go around the room and get everyone say who they were and why they are fighting in the movement today. The stories were not unlike the stories we've all heard from patriots across the rest of the nation, ...

Iowa Speakers Bureau

Gregg C. Cummings Local Coordinator, We the People Tea Party of Southern Iowa State Coordinator – Iowa Lamoni, IA Gregg C. Cummings is a former US Army Ranger and Gulf War veteran. He has also been a family counselor, a police officer, and an executive director of the Iowa Head Start Association. Currently, he is the commander of his local VFW Post 6283. He also serves as the Iowa State Coordinator for Tea Party Patriots and District Director for Strong America Now. He is the founder of the “We the People” Tea Party of Southern Iowa, and the co-founder of the Iowa Grassroots Association.  Greg enjoys speaking about the true meaning of ...

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 7/10/17