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President Trump’s Budget Puts American Taxpayers First

Atlanta, GA – Tea Party Patriots President and co-founder Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today, reacting to the White House releasing the President’s 2018 budget. “Tea Party activists and grassroots conservatives appreciate that President Donald Trump and his administration are taking to heart their promise to ‘Drain the Swamp’ by constructing a budget based on the needs and expectations of the American taxpayer and not the impulses of bureaucrats and special interests in Washington, DC. It is not a perfect budget – if passed, it would balance in 10 years rather than five years, as advocated by Tea Party Patriots – ...

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich: Surrender or fight

Longtime political pundit and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich says our country is approaching a fork in the road and that Americans shouldn’t fall for the version of President Trump the mainstream media and government bureaucrats who lined Hillary Clinton’s campaign coffers want you to believe. Fox News has the commentary: As the media continues to serve as a megaphone for the nameless federal employees who have axes to grind, remember that 95 percent of 2016 campaign donations from federal employees went to Hillary Clinton. At the State Department, 99 percent of employees who gave supported Clinton, and that figure is 97 percent at ...

Jenny Beth’s Journal: America deserves to know why former President Obama’s IRS officials targeted tea-party groups

The former IRS officials at the center of the scandal that targeted Americans for their political beliefs are arguing, ahead of a Friday hearing in a federal class-action lawsuit brought against the agency, that their testimony be sealed out of fear their lives could be threatened if the testimony is made public – something the women should have considered before deciding to unfairly target Americans, Tea Party Patriots Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin says in a recent column. The Hill has the commentary: Let me say this clearly — threats like that are not acceptable. Law enforcement authorities should do all they can to keep Lerner and Paz safe, ...

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VA wants to meet with whistleblowers, help protect against retaliation

Authorities at the Department of Veterans Affairs, in an effort to protect those who speak up about potential corruption, have requested a meeting with two whistleblowers to discuss blowback the men faced as a result of sounding the alarm on the department. The Daily Signal has the details: Whistleblowers Kuauhtemoc Rodriguez from the Phoenix VA and Sean Higgins from the Memphis VA have been contacted by the Central Whistleblower Office for a conference call meeting Friday, which comes just over a week after President Donald Trump signed an executive order creating a new Office of Accountability and Whistleblower Protection at the VA, The Daily ...

Jenny Beth’s Journal: Overall, Americans pleased with Trump’s first 100 days

Tea Party Patriots Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin says President Donald Trump’s first 100 days – while not perfect – are a step in the right direction, especially when it comes to immigration and regulatory reform. The Washington Times has the commentary: On the immigration front, Mr. Trump has already made good on his campaign promise to get tough on illegal immigration, and his policies have had the direct effect of driving down illegal border crossings to a 17-year low. On the economic front, Mr. Trump has already removed more job-killing regulations than any president in U.S. history — with an estimated net annual savings of $18 ...

DHS fails to arrest more than 99 percent of men, women who overstay visa

Authorities at the Department of Homeland Security don’t catch more than 99 percent of those in the U.S. who overstay their visa, according to a new inspector-general report. The Washington Examiner has the story: The Office of Inspector General at DHS estimated in its report that there were 527,127 nonimmigrant visa overstays in 2015. Of those, officers and Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents only arrested 3,402 — or only one for every 150 cases. The inspector general added that there is a backlog of 1.2 million expired visa cases. According to the IG, one problem is that the agency's technology used to "identify nonimmigrant ...

Tea Party Patriots Applauds House Freedom Caucus, President Trump & Vice President Pence for Negotiating Forward Movement Toward Obamacare Repeal

Tea Party Group Calls on Senate to Keep McConnell’s Promise to Repeal Obamacare ‘Root and Branch’ Atlanta, GA – Tea Party Patriots President and co-founder Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today, reacting to the House of Representatives’ vote to pass an amended version of the American Health Care Act. “During the 2016 campaign, Republicans from President Trump to Speaker Paul Ryan to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and the caucuses they lead in Congress made a promise that virtually all Republicans have been making since 2010: To repeal Obamacare and replace it with a system that restores health care freedom, ...

Unemployment applications in April far below projections

Fewer men and women are applying for unemployment benefits, as the numbers in the latest jobless-claims report are far below what some analysts projected: 238,000 at the end of April instead of the projected 246,000. The Washington Examiner has the story: Even better, the Labor Department's release revealed that the total number of people receiving unemployment benefits, which are available for up to 26 weeks in most states, fell to 1.96 million, the lowest level in 17 years. Over the past month, the average number of total continuing claims was 1.99 million, a number not seen since late 1988, when Ronald Reagan was still president and the ...