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President-elect Trump taps champion of industry to head EPA

President-elect Donald Trump has tapped Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to head the Environmental Protection Agency – a pick dripping with poetic justice as Pruitt has been at the forefront of pushing back on President Obama’s industry-crushing emissions regulations. The Washington Free Beacon: Pruitt, a Republican, is a close ally of the fossil fuel industry and has been a strong voice in the pushback against Obama’s EPA regulations, especially his administration’s climate change rules. The Oklahoma attorney general, who the New York Times described as a “hero to conservative activists,” is one of the Republican attorneys ...

Texas restaurateur closing sports bars because of Obamacare, says mandate ‘makes no sense’

The owners of a Fort Worth, Texas sports bar are closing their doors after five years in business, citing the burden of complying with Obamacare regulations as the straw that broke the camel’s back. “If we were to stay in business, there was no way for us to have borne the weight of the oppressive penalties for failing to comply with the mandates of that legislature. Therefore, another establishment goes out of business. Over fifty people lose their jobs. Suppliers and vendors lose the revenue of our account,” reads a statement from owners Bill and Johnnie Katz posted to Facebook Monday. The so-called Affordable Care Act requires ...

Pentagon officials hid study that reveals $125 billion in wasteful spending

According to recently obtained confidential memos, Pentagon authorities buried an internal study that reveals $125 billion in “administrative waste” out of fear Congress would further cut defense spending. The Washington Post has the scoop: Pentagon leaders had requested the study to help make their enormous back-office bureaucracy more efficient and reinvest any savings in combat power. But after the project documented far more wasteful spending than expected, senior defense officials moved swiftly to kill it by discrediting and suppressing the results. The report, issued in January 2015, identified “a clear path” for the Defense ...

Senator Lankford releases second “Federal Fumbles” report

Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) recently released his second edition of “Federal Fumbles: 100 Ways the Government Dropped the Ball,” documenting wasteful government spending of the last few years. “The book highlights irresponsible grants, similar or even identical programs that exist across multiple federal agencies, and money spent inefficiently. For many of the entries, you will find legislative solutions to eliminate wasteful spending and force agencies to make more responsible decisions,” writes Sen. Lankford. U.S. national debt will round $19.5 trillion by the end of December and will reach $22 trillion within the decade, projects ...

DHS inspector general report: Immigration Services issued thousands of erroneous, duplicate green cards

  Authorities at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services sent out 19,000 green cards that were duplicates and that contained inaccurate information that may have allowed some to overstay their approved time in the U.S., according to a report out of the Department of Homeland Security inspector general’s office. Washington Free Beacon has the details: During the same period, more than 200,000 green card holders reported their cards missing and an increasing number of cards were sent to incorrect addresses, posing a risk to national security. Problems at USCIS have been increasing over the past three years. The bureau has been deemed ...

Donate to Tea Party Patriots Foundation this #GivingTuesday!

With the holiday season in full-swing now that Thanksgiving is over and felled Christmas trees are popping up on cars nationwide, Americans are counting their blessings and thinking of ways to give back to their communities. We at Tea Party Patriots hope you’ll consider us for your year-end giving. If you’re interested in training and cultivating citizens dedicated to personal freedom, economic freedom, and a debt-free future, Tea Party Patriots Foundation is the organization for you! Click here to donate today!

‘Other’ spending is expanding the national debt by trillions

Think you understand the size and scope of the national debt? It’s growing much more quickly than you think thanks to the many ways the government borrows money, according to an analysis from the Washington Examiner. While most people assume the national debt grows each year because of the budget deficit, that’s not the only way that national debt expands. In the last 10 years, the national debt has actually expanded past the collective sum of adding every year's budget deficit together … by more than $3 trillion. That difference comes from two main things: Decisions related to federal lending (e.g., student loans, mortgage progra...

Martin: Sessions Will Protect the Constitution and Uphold the Rule of Law

Washington, DC – Tea Party Patriots CEO and co-founder Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today, reacting to reports that President-elect Donald Trump has selected U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions to be his Attorney General. “Tea Party Patriots and our millions of supporters around the country are thrilled that President-elect Donald Trump has selected Senator Jeff Sessions to be the next U.S. Attorney General. Senator Sessions is a man of the highest integrity who has been a strong ally of Tea Party Patriots and the Tea Party movement. He has spoken at several Tea Party Patriots events over the years and Americans should know he is ...

Tea Party Patriots: Undoing House Earmark Ban “Show of Callous Cynicism and Hypocrisy”

Reacting to reports that Reps. John Culberson of Texas, Mike Rogers of Alabama and Tom Rooney of Florida are pushing a proposal to undo the House ban on earmarks, Tea Party Patriots Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement: "Any Member of Congress who votes to bring back old-school, back-room, pork-barrel spending through earmarks is putting him or herself firmly against the American people who just elected Donald Trump president, as he campaigned emphatically on the issue of draining the swamp in Washington. Did they learn nothing at all from these elections? People are tired of ...

VA executives awash in bonuses despite ongoing wait-list scandal

Veteran Affairs employees raked in a combined $177 million in bonuses in fiscal-year 2015 even though VA offices across the country remain plagued by reports of mismanagement and continued manipulation of veteran wait-list times. USA Today has the scoop: More than 300 senior executives of the troubled agency received $3.3 million in bonuses, for an average payment of about $10,000 each. The non-executives received about $900 on average. Among those receiving bonuses was the former top VA official in Ohio who retired the same day he received a notice he was going to be fired. Another was the former chief of staff at the Phoenix VA Medical Center ...