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Obama Supporters Becoming Collateral Damage to Affordable Care Act

Policy cancellations, enrollment frustration, cut in work hours, loss of wages – the fury continues to mount against Obamacare as more people become collateral damage in the Administration’s healthcare ‘train wreck.’ That anger is causing disenchanted Obama supporters to make more than a policy change. Jocelyn, a New Hampshire resident whose hours were cut at Home Depot due to Obamacare, candidly shared her thoughts. “In 2008, I voted for the President, believing he would help America. I thought he would be the future of hope and change. It turns out that did not happen. It was just a lie. Once he passed healthcare in 2010, I could not ...

DHS: Majority of visa violators not investigated

Homeland Security officials Wednesday told members of the Senate that 99 percent of the more than 500,000 foreign nationals who overstayed their visas in 2015 weren’t investigated, adding most were deemed “nonpriorities” while others left voluntarily. The Washington Times has the inside story: Meanwhile, the government deported only about 2,500 visa overstays last year, and has only about 3,000 active cases — accounting for just a small fraction of the problem. “Probably the chances are that in our prioritization scheme, we will not get to those individuals unless they rise to the level that it meets either the national security, the ...

IRS backs off proposed regulation to collect charitable donors’ social security numbers

The Internal Revenue Service, after receiving tens of thousands of comments from concerned citizens, decided against implementing a proposed rule that would have authorized the agency to collect the social security numbers of donors who give $250 or more annually to a nonprofit charitable organization. The Hill has the inside story: “The Treasury Department and the IRS received a substantial number of public comments in response to the notice of proposed rulemaking,” the agency wrote Thursday morning in the Federal Register. “Many of these public comments questioned the need for donee reporting, and many comments expressed significant ...

Victory! Tea Party Patriots helps stop IRS’ proposed heavy-handed regulation

Atlanta, GA – Tea Party Patriots President and Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today in reaction to the IRS decision to withdraw the proposed regulation to collect the Social Security numbers of individuals who donate $250 or more annually to a charity. “This is a huge victory for American democracy, the First Amendment and our grassroots supporters. President Obama’s IRS is abandoning its blatantly heavy-handed regulation to ask charities to disclose the Social Security numbers of donors giving $250 or more annually. Tea Party Patriots activated its grassroots supporters using our website, email and social media ...

Tea Party Patriots urges President Obama to sign Obamacare repeal into law

Atlanta, GA – Tea Party Patriots President and co-founder Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement tonight urging the President to sign Congress’ bill repealing most of Obamacare into law. “Since the modern Tea Party movement began in 2009, one of the biggest issues motivating our grassroots supporters has been the effort to repeal Obamacare. In 2014, Tea Party activists and conservatives, motivated by the goal of repealing Obamacare - and countless promises from candidates they would do so - turned out to the polls in droves and gave the GOP control of the Senate to go with its House majority. Now, Congress has finally sent a bill to ...

U.S. budget deficit up 14 percent from this time last year, driven by increases in entitlement spending

The U.S. budget deficit increased by a whopping 14 percent over this time last year because of increases in entitlement spending. The Salt Lake City Tribune has the scoop: The November deficit climbed to $64.6 billion, up 13.6 percent from a year ago, the Treasury Department reported Thursday. For the first two months of the budget year that began on Oct. 1, the deficit totaled $201.1 billion, a 12.6 percent jump from a year ago ... The latest numbers underscore the deepening impact of paying benefits to a growing number of retiring baby boomers. The report said Social Security spending expanded 4 percent, while Medicare spending increased 9 ...

Tea Party Patriots Official Comment on IRS Regulation on Non-profit Donors

  Tea Party Patriots, joined by a coalition of conservative organizations, will submit the following letter as an official comment on the proposed IRS regulation regarding donors to non-profit organizations. You can view the regulation here. December 16, 2015 An Open Letter on new IRS Substantiation Requirement for Certain Contributions (REG-138344-13) The IRS recently announced a new proposed regulation that we believe would open the door to require 501(c)3 charitable organizations (and then other nonprofit organizations) to collect the Social Security numbers of donors who contribute more than $250 in a calendar year.  The IRS ...

Watchdog group calling for federal probe of Hillary’s relationship with firm tied to son-in-law

The Foundation for Accountability and Public Trust filed a complaint with the U.S. Office of Government Ethics saying former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gave a deep-sea-mining company with ties to her son-in-law special access to State Department officials in violation of federal ethics guidelines. Fox News has the specifics: Mezvinsky, a partner in a New York hedge fund and the husband of Clinton's daughter Chelsea, had received an email in May 2012 from investor Harry Siklas asking if he could help set up contacts with Clinton or other State Department officials. That August, Clinton relayed a copy of the investor's email to Mezvin...

Sanctuary City Policies Causing Law Enforcement “Breakdown”

Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) is demanding immigration and criminal background information on the illegal immigrant that allegedly raped and murdered a woman in Santa Maria, California. The Iowa Republican reports: WASHINGTON – Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley is seeking details on the immigration and criminal background of an alleged murderer and why he was never deported following prior arrests or convictions. Just five days after being released from custody following a firearm-related conviction, Victor Aureliano Martinez Ramirez allegedly raped, tortured and murdered Marilyn Pharis in Santa Maria, ...

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Legislative Update for 06/14/15

  CALENDAR:   The House will come back on Monday, with no votes scheduled before 6:30 PM. The current schedule says they will stay in until Thursday, when the last vote will take place no later than 3 PM.   The Senate will come back Monday at 5:30 PM, at which time they’ll vote on two non-controversial nominees. They’ll stay in until Friday.   LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR:   The House began its voting week on Tuesday with a series of non-controversial bills brought up under Suspension of the Rules. The first four passed by voice vote, including H.R. 235, the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom ...