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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 ...

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 ...

The REINS Act and Lloyd Rogers: A Tea Party Success Story

by Phil Kerpen The House is poised to pass a fundamental reform that would transform the country’s regulatory system and restore the basic constitutional principle that Congress is responsible for writing the laws in this country. The reform bill is called the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act, and it started two years ago as an idea in the head of a remarkable 78-year-old tea party activist in Alexandria, Kentucky named Lloyd Rogers. In 2009 Rogers went to meet with his congressman, U.S. Rep. Geoff Davis (R-Ky.). Both were outraged about an EPA stormwater management consent decree that cost the three northern ...

Democrats Owe Snowe

Remembered by some as the Republican who joined the Democrats with a vote for last year's healthcare bill, Maine Sen. Olympia Snowe helped write the bill, which emerged late in 2009 from the Senate Finance Committee.  (Although she voted for it in committee to advance it to the Senate floor, she actually voted against the final version). Back then, President Obama desired Snowe’s input.  She also supported President Obama’s stimulus package.  And now it looks like the bipartisanship will not be returned. Snowe is cosponsor of the current balanced-budget amendment to the Constitution.  She also voted “yes” to propose a balanced-budget ...

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 ...