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Snowe’s Green Energy Letter Nods Toward Cap and Trade

By Norma Green Senator Olympia Snowe’s (R-Maine) longstanding support for green energy opens up a raft of concern for those believing that government should not pick and choose winners. Aroostook Tea Party Patriots leader Rick Anderson believes that revamping America’s energy policy would adversely affect the economy.  Tea Party Patriots obtained a copy of a letter responding to Anderson’s concerns over the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009, H.R. 2454. Snowe, in a letter dated September 21, 2009, summarized the bill.  “Specifically, the bill would develop a cap and trade system beginning in 2009, which would gradually ...

Watch Out for Budget Gimmicks–Congress Likes Them

Congress uses gimmicks in the federal budget to fool the public.  Congress labels ordinary expenses as “emergency” spending, overstates project costs then shifts the excess elsewhere, increases federal salaries after promising pay freezes, and shifts expenditure dates in order to claim money savings or offsets. In a statement released October 2011, Sen. Olympia Snowe, (R-ME), explained in detail the tricks tucked into the budget. After the president’s recent State of the Union address, Snowe called on Congress and the White House to pull together for a budget.  Snowe wants a budget now and is not timid about saying so. “First and ...

Net Neutrality a Bad Idea

Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-ME) opposed the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) rush to regulate the internet by voting in November to advance a resolution of disapproval (S.J.RES.6).  But Senate Democrats voted it down. Democrats blocked S.J.RES.6 on November 10.  Fifty-two Democrats voted “no,” and 46 Republicans voted “yes.”  Net neutrality activists raised cartoon fists in solidarity over the failure of S.J. RES.6 and fantasized about expanding rules to include mobile internet users. The FCC and the Obama administration continue undeterred in the campaign to regulate the Internet.  The president promised to veto S.J.RES.6 if it ...

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 07/11/15

CALENDAR: The House will come back into session at noon Monday, with no votes scheduled before 6:30 PM. They anticipate staying through Thursday, with no votes later than 3 PM. The Senate will come back into session on 3 PM Monday, with no votes scheduled before 5:30 PM. At that point, the Senate is expected to vote on two amendments to S. 1177, the Every Child Achieves Act, also known as Elementary and Secondary Education Reauthorization, or No Child Left Behind.   LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR:  On Tuesday evening of last week, the House adopted by voice vote three Democratic amendments that would restrict Confederate flag ...

News Briefing for Wednesday, June 3

TEA PARTY PATRIOTS: Patriot Act Renewal: Senate Overwhelmingly Votes To Proceed “…Conservative groups are arguing against McConnell’s amendments, and that could augur trouble in the House. So far, the USA Freedom Act has enjoyed unusual support from both tea party groups and the American Civil Liberties Union. “We support passage of the USA Freedom Act as passed by the House, and see no need whatsoever for these amendments which are obviously designed to weaken the bill,” Tea Party Patriots CEO Jenny Beth Martin said in a statement. “Simply put, if it is amended in the manner that the Majority Leader desires, we will be forced to ...

News Briefing for Tuesday, June 2

TEA PARTY PATRIOTS: End the NSA dragnet (Op-ed) http://www.visaliatimesdelta.com/story/opinion/2015/06/01/end-nsa-dragnet/28276189/ HEALTHCARE: Obamacare's Double-Digit Rate Hikes For 2016 Disclosed “After two years of relatively stable premiums across the country, rates will jump in 2016 by double-digit percentages for individual policy purchasers on public exchanges under the Affordable Care Act in practically every state, according to the first glimpse of proposed costs for next year released by the Obama administration. The rate increases aren’t a huge surprise as health insurers across the country in recent weeks have been disclosing ...

News Briefing for Monday, June 1

TEA PARTY PATRIOTS: Oklahoma's U.S. senators support extending surveillance programs to allow more time for debate “Ahead of a rare Sunday night session in the U.S. Senate, top leaders of the American Civil Liberities Union and the Tea Party Patriots said Friday the law allowing the collection of bulk telephone data should be allowed to expire this weekend. Jenny Beth Martin, president of the Tea Party Patriots, told reporters that the collection of so-called “metadata” regarding Americans’ telephone calls sounded harmless until one considered how much tracking of locations and movement it allowed. “It is violating our freedom and the Bill ...

News Briefing for May 30

TEA PARTY PATRIOTS: Choosing between Big Brother and the Bill of Rights (Op-ed) “Around 1:30 a.m. Saturday, there was a seismic shift in the U.S. Congress. As the Senate deadlocked over what to do about several expiring provisions of the Patriot Act, it became clear that political momentum had moved away from surveillance and secrecy toward freedom and privacy….” http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-0529-abdo-martin-nsa-20150529-story.html ACLU and Tea Party leaders unite against surveillance “It takes a travesty most vile to compel two groups that are essentially polar opposites to get together and call for reform. Enter the ...

News Briefing for Thursday, May 28

HEALTHCARE: Overhead costs exploding under ObamaCare, study finds “Five years after the passage of ObamaCare, there is one expense that’s still causing sticker shock across the healthcare industry: overhead costs. The administrative costs for healthcare plans are expected to explode by more than a quarter of a trillion dollars over the next decade, according to a new study published by the Health Affairs blog. The $270 billion in new costs, for both private insurance companies and government programs, will be “over and above what would have been expected had the law not been enacted,” one of the authors, David Himmelstein, wrote Wednesday. ...

News Briefing for Wednesday, May 27

TEA PARTY PATRIOTS: GOP Praises Court Halting Amnesty: 'Impatient Presidents Don't Get to Change the Law'  “…Jenny Beth Martin, co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, declared, "on to the Supreme Court." "The U.S. Constitution vests the Congress with authority over immigration and naturalization. And as U.S. District Judge Hanen pointed out, President Obama simply treated Congress — and Article 2 — as if they didn’t exist.  "We are a Constitutional Republic, not a banana republic," Martin added. "Our Constitution, with its three co-equal branches, is the roadmap for the governing process. "As much as this would-be imperial president ...