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Some “icky” feelings at the IRS…

A new report[1] from the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee contains some explosive new details about the systematic targeting of conservatives at the Internal Revenue Service. Not only did IRS officials specifically target Tea Party groups and mislead the public about it, the program was led by now ex-official Lois Lerner. “The Committee has identified eight senior leaders who were in a position to prevent or to stop the IRS’s targeting of conservative applicants,” reads the report. “Each of these leaders could have and should have done more to prevent the IRS’s targeting of conservative tax-exempt applicants.” In ...

The Sky is Falling (Again) on President Obama’s Debt Ceiling

In 2011, President Obama talked often and dramatically about the risk of default if America hit the debt ceiling. Now he’s doing it again, using the same factually inaccurate claims: “As reckless as a government shutdown is … an economic shutdown that results from default would be dramatically worse,” Obama said on the morning of the third day of the government shutdown, at an event held at M. Luis Construction Company in the D.C. suburb of Rockville, Md. This time his fact-twisting targets senior citizens: “In a government shutdown, Social Security checks still go out on time. In an economic shutdown, if we don’t raise the debt ...

Politico Plays “Sky-is-Falling” Tune on Food Stamps

On Thursday, Politico reported that “U.S. households [are] still going hungry,” claiming that, “Despite the explosion in food stamp enrollment, the percentage of American households experiencing food shortages remains stubbornly high.” They base their conclusions on a new U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) study on “food insecurity.” While what USDA dubs “food insecurity” may be higher today than it was prior to the recession, what does this actually mean? As Heritage Foundation experts Robert Rector and Rachel Sheffield show in their 2011 report on poverty in America, the vast majority of “food insecure” households don’t ...

Washington Post Pushes Sky-is-Falling Act on Sequester

In late August, The Washington Post published a lengthy article about the high number of retiring federal employees. The article’s not-so-subtle undertone strongly indicated America would be worse off as employees continue to retire at high rates given the realities of the Budget Control Act, the “graying” of the federal work force, and the benefits of early retirement. As is typical, this assessment is wrong, for at least two reasons: First, cost. The Post cites many employees and former public servants who claim their pay has been impacted significantly in recent years. However, Heritage Foundation labor expert James Sherk told Tea Party ...

”He reached out to all Americans”: Becky Norton Dunlop on Reagan’s Presidency

A few weeks ago, Tea Party Patriots launched its Patriot Town Hall series. The series, which brings former Ronald Reagan staffers and a Reagan biographer to Tea Party activists across the nation, is designed to bring the principles and strategies of the nation’s greatest modern President to a new generation of activists. Last week, nationally syndicated radio talk show host Mark Levin explained to Tea Party Patriots how President Reagan beat media bias in his day. On Sunday, former Interior Department official and current Heritage Vice President of External Relations Becky Norton Dunlop took the stage and spoke about Reagan’s strength of ...

Examining Senator Rand Paul’s (R-KY) State of the Union response

Tuesday night, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) offered a full-throated defense of fiscal discipline and free markets in response to the President’s State of the Union address. Here is a quick take on the speech: The Senator opened strong, supporting free markets and fiscal discipline, and hammering both parties for too much bad bipartisanship. For example: Congress is debating the wrong things. Every debate in Washington is about how much to increase spending – a little or a lot. About how much to increase taxes – a little or a lot. The President does a big “woe is me” over the $1.2 trillion sequester that he endorsed and signed into law. Some ...

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 07/19/15

  CALENDAR: The House will come back into session on Tuesday, with the first votes scheduled for 6:30 PM. The House will stay in session until Friday, with the last votes expected no later than 3 PM. The Senate will come back into session at 10 AM Tuesday, with no votes scheduled before 2:15 PM. At that point, the Senate is expected to vote on cloture on the Motion To Proceed to H.R. 22 the vehicle for the surface transportation reauthorization bill, known more colloquially as the Highway Bill. They will still in session until Friday. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House began its work last week on Monday, taking up six ...

The Freedom Thieves are Trying to Punish YOU

Having just returned from meetings with a few Congressmen on Capitol Hill, I felt it was important to give you an update. I will touch on what I mean by "freedom thieves" later in this email, but first I want to focus on our allies on Capitol Hill. Know this, that you have made a difference in the last 3 weeks. You helped amend the Patriot Act with Senator Lee's USA Freedom Act to stop the bulk metadata collection on US citizens, 34 House members voted no on the rule for TPA "fast track authority," you visited over 500 Congressional offices representing 10 Senators and 291 Congressmen last week calling for an end to the Congressional Exemption ...

Income Inequality, Beltway Style

I had to be in Washington the other day, so I squirreled away an hour to drive by my old house in northern Virginia. My wife Jane and I had bought it when we went to Washington with Reagan. Heady days, those. We were young and idealistic and determined to help The Gipper beat the Soviets in the Cold War, free up the American economy, and put a halt to the spreading bureaucracy of central government. In time, we came around to the idea that two out of three ain’t bad. It was a great house to raise a family – a graceful Cape Cod-style clapboard with a big yard. Shade trees with swings for the kids. A garden for Jane, a library for me. First thing ...

It’s Time To Investigate Congress’s Illegal Obamacare Designation!

Tea Party Patriots is proud to sign onto a joint letter started by our friend Phil Kerpen at American Commitment to demand answers about Congress’ special Obamacare exemption. It is addressed to Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Obamacare is causing insurance rates to skyrocket, coverage reductions, and massive job loss. Congress is noticing, but instead of repealing Obamacare, Congress decided to exclude themselves from the horrible law by illegally joining the Washington, D.C. Small Business healthcare exchange. Members of Congress and their staff could only join the exchange by ...