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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 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 ...

News Briefing for Thursday, January 29, 2015

TEA PARTY PATRIOTS: McCaul border bill is not enough to stand up to Obama (Jenny Beth Martin’s op-ed) “During the 2014 midterm elections, Republicans across the country campaigned hard on opposing executive amnesty by President Obama, and securing the country’s borders.  The president famously intoned that “every single one” of his policies was on the ballot; the voters took heed and rewarded Republicans with historic majorities. The GOP now has a chance to make good on its pledges. Unfortunately, the current Republican “border security” bill is not the vehicle for them to show that they’re serious. With the misleading title ...

News Briefing for October 18, 2014

HEALTHCARE: Unable to Meet the Deductible or the Doctor http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/18/us/unable-to-meet-the-deductible-or-the-doctor.html?src=twr   ObamaCare Bronze Plan Premiums To Jump 14% In 2015 “ObamaCare shoppers in search of the lowest-cost plan may come down with a mild case of rate shock when 2015 exchange enrollment begins next month. An examination of next year's rates in the biggest city in 15 states and Washington, D.C., reveals that the cost of the cheapest bronze plan will jump an average of 13.9% for 40-year-old non-smokers earning 225% of the poverty level ($26,260). In Seattle, the cost of the cheapest bronze ...

What happened when the Tea Party came to Washington State

Join us as we celebrate the 4th Anniversary of the Tea Party with the 4Years4Liberty Money Bomb! The Tea Party was founded to fight for the principles that made America great – those of fiscal responsibility, constitutionally limited government, and free markets. The fight started in the Beltway Bubble in 2009, but has expanded well beyond simply protesting corruption in our nation’s capital. Since the 2012 elections, the media has declared the Tea Party dead. Apparently, they weren’t paying attention in Washington State on Election Day, where Tea Party Patriots helped raise awareness about the importance of our founding principles. That ...

Job Opening In WA State 6th District

Job Opening WA State 6th Congressional District TPP Citizen Journalist Larry Killion   After nearly 40 years in office, Rep. Norm Dicks (71) WA 6th Dist. Democrat has announced he will not run for another term.  There were already a number of GOP candidates waiting to try another run at him in the next election but the Democrats seemed stunned by the announcement. Puget Sound voters will decide where we go from here in November.   In an article in the Kitsap Peninsula Business Journal, Lary Coppola said, “This community certainly owes an enormous debt to Norm, who has brought home the bacon for almost four decades. His ability ...

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 ...

Local Paper Laments Career Politicians

Kitsap Sun says Dicks is part of the problem. Larry Killion, TPP Citizen Journalist.  12-19-11. An article by Rob Woutat takes issue with “Congressional Careerism.”  Norm Dicks, 70, (D-WA.) was first elected in 1976.  Fourteen others have been in Congress anywhere from 36 to 56 years.  Men, that did not see Congress as a career, wrote the Constitution with the idea that once a man did his civic duty in an elected office for a term or two at the most, he would then return home to his real job and career.  According to records from the first hundred years of Congress, those that stayed a second term in the Senate were veterans and ...