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Americans can’t stop abusing their “gold-plated government credit card”; U.S. yearly deficit projected at $693 billion

According to the Congressional Budget Office, the federal government alone will run a $693 billion deficit this year because Americans and the federal government lack self-control from borrowing outrageous amounts of money that Americans once paid for the old fashioned way. The Washington Examiner has the details:   According to the Congressional Budget Office, the federal government will run a $693 billion deficit this year, an upward revision from $534 billion in March. Acting as if we have a gold-plated government credit card, we Americans buy more government services than we pay for. As my 2nd grade teacher might have put it, this ...

Time for Republicans to Keep Their Promises to Fully Repeal ObamaCare

Atlanta, GA – Tea Party Patriots President and co-founder Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today, reacting to the abandonment of the Senate’s watered-down ObamaCare repeal effort. “Now that Senate Republicans have abandoned their watered-down ObamaCare repeal efforts, we are hopeful that this will be the start of a new day in Washington. The time to drain the swamp and keep the promises made to the American people has finally come. If Republican senators wish not to squander their majority, they will work in good faith to fully repeal ObamaCare as they promised time and time again. Full repeal means getting rid of all of the ...

American Made Coalition members would be ‘disappointed if Washington squanders once-in-a-generation opportunity by abandoning real reform’

A group of large U.S. companies urged the Senate Finance Committee to push comprehensive tax reform this year instead of enacting a temporary rate cut or other half-measures that fail to fix the broken pieces in our tax reform. The Washington Times has the details: At the same time, a group of large U.S. companies ranging from Boeing to Johnson & Johnson urged the Senate Finance Committee Monday to take up comprehensive tax reform this year. “Our coalition members would be disappointed if Washington squanders this once-in-a-generation opportunity by abandoning real reform to instead enact a temporary rate cut or some other half-measure ...

North Carolina’s Republican Senators Refuse to Meet with Tea Party Patriots Activists

The first Republican president, Abraham Lincoln, immortalized the concept of a government “of the people, by the people, for the people” in the Gettysburg Address. In North Carolina, Republican Senators Thom Tillis and Richard Burr might want to brush off one of the greatest speeches ever delivered by an American president to remind themselves of their responsibilities to the people who elected them. Last week, as part of an effort to demonstrate support for repealing Obamacare, Tea Party Patriots activists delivered a letter with signatures supporting repeal to their home state senators and reminding them of their promises. In North ...

Conservative leaders have signed memo outlining ‘wish list’ for Senate healthcare bill

Conservatives on the Conservative Action Project this week outlined what they want the healthcare bill to look like in order to gain Republican support on the Senate bill that has stirred up controversy this summer. Their memo states that, in order to garner their support, the bill must address four principles: consumer choice, Medicaid flexibility, market reforms and reining in long-term Medicaid growth. The Washington Examiner reports: "As the Senate considers new options to replace Obamacare, it is critical that any bill includes solutions that give consumers more choice, create real flexibility for Medicaid, bring more free market principles ...

Government shutdown is likely to happen without border wall funding included in spending bill

Freedom Caucus Chairman Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) says there may be a government shutdown if money for President Trump's border wall isn't included in an approved spending bill. The Hill reports:  Meadows said Trump could veto a funding bill if the House passed it without wall funding. Current government funding runs out in September, and the government would face a shutdown if Trump doesn't sign a bill passed by Congress by Oct. 1. “My conversations with the president have led me to believe that there is nothing less than a full and total commitment on his part to only sign into law a funding bill that actually allows for us to start ...

Physician Hospitals of America says 30,000 job left uncreated because of Obamacare

Obamacare has continued to wreak havoc on doctor-owned hospitals resulting in overworked doctors, long wait times for patients and squashed planned expansion projects for doctor-owned hospitals. These consequences have drastically impacted our economy with “a loss of $200 million in tax revenue and 30,000 jobs that went uncreated,” according to one trade group. The Washington Examiner has the details: "In many cases, patients have to wait forever," said Dr. R. Blake Curd, an orthopedic surgeon and the hospital's CEO. "We don't have the physical capacity to take care of them." Because of Obamacare, 37 physician-owned hospitals were not ...

AG Jeff Sessions: Defiant sanctuary cities ‘tie the hands of law enforcement’

Sanctuary cities, accused by President Trump’s administration of undermining federal laws in regards to illegal immigration, think they have found a loop hole – claiming the federal statute does not require cities to collect immigration status information. These jurisdictions will continue to jeopardize the safety of millions of families and law enforcement officials just to secure their federal “funds.” The Washington Times has the details: “So-called ‘sanctuary’ policies tie the hands of law enforcement by rejecting common sense and undermining federal laws that would remove criminal, illegal aliens from the streets and remove them ...

Justice Gorsuch finishing his first term on Supreme Court gives preview of how the nine-justice court will develop

After two months of serving on the court, Justice Neil Gorsuch is already proving himself to be the type of jurist the Supreme Court needs and the one that was promised by President Donald J. Trump. The Washington Examiner has the full story: Leah Litman, a University of California, Irvine law professor and former law clerk to Justice Anthony Kennedy, said Gorsuch is exactly as the president billed him: "a firm adherent to originalism and textualism." "I think he's competent. I think he is assertive," Litman told the Washington Examiner. "He is likely to stake out his own position when he has them, which is as he has shown to be frequently, ...

Tea Party Patriots Signals Support for Cruz-Lee Amendment to Senate Health Care Bill

Atlanta, GA – Tea Party Patriots President and co-founder Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today regarding the amendment to the Senate health care bill offered by Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Mike Lee (R-UT). “Tea Party Patriots and our nationwide network of grassroots supporters have been encouraging Senate Republicans to keep their promises and pass a bill that fully repeals Obamacare and ensures the American people have more choices for health care at much lower costs. While we have serious concerns with the initial draft of the Senate health care bill, we believe the amendment proposed by Senators Ted Cruz and Mike Lee ...