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News Briefing for December 25-27, 2014

 TEA PARTY PATRIOTS: Message to the IRS from the tea party: ‘We will not be silenced’ “Like Rep. Darrell Issa, the tea party does not give up the fight. Mr. Issa, chairman of House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has released his painstaking review of 1.3 million pages of IRS documents and transcribed interviews conducted following revelations that the federal agency had targeted conservative groups. “Conservative organizations were not just singled out because of their political beliefs - they were targeted by IRS officials and employees who expressed a general loathing toward them even while begrudgingly admitting that those ...

TOPLINE – Stuff You Need to Know For Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Jenny Beth Martin in IBD: Stopping Obama Amnesty Key To Blocking Illegal Immigration … Data taken from interviews with 1,200 likely voters in Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, North Carolina, and Oregon show that 27% of independents said stopping executive amnesty is the first thing to do to halt the flow of illegal immigrants into the U.S. Another 23% cited securing our borders, with 18% saying we need to enforce the immigration laws that are currently on the books. The data validate what Tea Party Patriots has known all along: The overwhelming majority of Americans agree with the straightforward, common-sense solutions we have been promoting ...

Oregon exchange not the “model” everyone was hoping for

This week saw more trouble in the world of Obamacare. Oregon – once considered the national model for health care reform and state-run exchanges – has decided to dump its exchange[1] and rely on the one run by the federal government. Could this be the beginning of a domino effect? It’s hard not to wonder if Oregon will just be the first of many. The Maryland and Massachusetts exchanges have been plagued with glitches as well. Yet the Obamacare problems in Oregon aren’t just confined within state borders. The state received[2] a total of $305 million in federal taxpayer funding to get its exchange off the ground. Of that, $134 million ...

4/07/14 – Legislative Update

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Legislative Update for 4/6/14 House/Senate Action: Week of 3/31/14-4/6/14   The House will be in session Monday through Thursday this week.   The Senate will be in session Monday through Friday this week.   Both House and Senate will take the following two weeks off for the Easter Recess.   EXPECTED ACTION THIS WEEK:   The Senate will take up the Unemployment Insurance extension bill, H.R. 3979 upon its return Monday evening, for a cloture vote on ending debate and moving to final passage. The House will vote Monday on H.R. 1871, the Baseline Reform Act of ...

Rep. Campbell proposes ban on USDA-funded wildlife control poisons

Sodium Cyanide and Compound 1080 are used routinely to kill coyotes and other wild animals that prey on domestic livestock. US Dept of Agriculture Wildlife Services has used these methods for many years. In the case of Compound 1080 this is done with with a protection collar put on sheep that may be bitten into if a coyote attacks. The coyote goes through convulsions and is dead in a few hours. Sodium Cyanide is placed in a bait that will dispense the chemical if an animal lingers around it. Unfortunately, the release mechanism can be triggered by pets and even humans. At least 5 pets have died from releases of Sodium Cyanide. M44 was also used by the ...

News Briefing for Monday, April 20

HEALTHCARE: Group Takes On Insurance Companies Over Obamacare “Justin Danhof, general counsel for the National Center for Public Policy Research, challenged the president of Humana Thursday for his support of Obamacare during a shareholder’s meeting. Danhof took aim at Bruce D. Broussard, president of the insurance giant Humana, over his support of Obamacare, particularly in light of ongoing legal challenges. Broussard defended his position arguing healthcare is a right and therefore must be respected, an answer Danhof disputed. “I think at Humana, we have one fundamental belief and that is that individuals have the right to receive health ...

News Briefing for April 18

HEALTHCARE: Under Obamacare, Competition Is Costly For Consumers “Normally, market competition is good for consumers. More competition generally means competitors are battling each other to lower their prices and/or raise the quality of their goods. But when it comes to Obamacare, the market is working backwards, at least for people receiving health insurance subsidies through the exchanges. The more competitive the marketplace, often the more people have to pay for insurance. How did this happen? The Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, created a series of exchanges where people can shop for health insurance if they don’t already receive it from ...

News Briefing for Friday, April 17

HEALTHCARE: 27.49% of Everyone's Tax Bill Is Spent on Health Care Share of Each Taxpayer Dollar Spent on Health Care Up 22 Percent Since 2012. “Every year since 2011, the White House has used tax time to post a "Federal Taxpayer Receipt" showing taxpayers how their federal tax dollars are being spent. President Obama introduced the concept in his 2011 State of the Union address, and Wednesday the White House posted the fifth installment so taxpayers can see how "tax dollars are being spent on priorities like education, veterans benefits, and health care."  While users can punch in their own tax liability and see dollar amounts assigned to each ...

Legislative Update for 04/12/15

Listen to the podcast here: CALENDAR: The House and Senate return tomorrow from their two-week Easter Recess. There will be no votes in the House before 6:30 PM, and the Majority Leader expects no votes after 3 PM Thursday. The Senate, on the other hand, will be in all week, with no votes in the Senate before 5:30 PM tomorrow. THIS WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: This week’s “theme of the week” in the House is “Tax Freedom and Financial Independence,” and it will feature a series of votes aimed at reducing government burdens on taxpayers and reforming the IRS, the CFPB, and other institutions. The action will kick off Monday ...

News Briefing for Monday, April 13

TEA PARTY PATRIOTS: Fiorina, Tea Party loyalists have much in common “Carly Fiorina told the Tea Party Patriots Sunday that she too wants smaller, more responsive government, as she spoke and took questions from callers. The grassroots conservative group has been hosting government officials and potential presidential candidates in its teleconferences. Fiorina, a former corporate executive, said she will “probably make a final decision and announcement within a month” on a White House bid. She stands to be the only major Republican woman in the race. Sunday, she stressed her executive skills, criticizing both the George W. Bush and Obama ...