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Statement of Jenny Beth Martin on Rand Paul’s Announced Candidacy

It’s exciting to see another energetic, visionary conservative enter the contest for the 2016 nomination. Sen. Paul has been in the forefront of the liberty movement, and he will do a lot to shape the debate as the GOP field expands. Rand Paul knows that the paths to prosperity and individual liberty are one and the same; to get there we need a transformational reduction of the role of government in Americans’ lives. His popularity with younger Americans makes him an automatic factor in the grassroots movement, and Tea Party Patriots across the Republic look forward to seeing his plan for advancing personal freedom, economic freedom and a ...

Robbing Peter to Pay Paul: Obamacare’s Medicare Casualties

The consequences of cutting $716 billion from Medicare to fund the troubled new healthcare law are coming to fruition. Seniors are worried, and their providers are unsure what will happen to the future of their practices. According to Velma, who works in a Virginia medical doctor’s office, the new reality they and their patients face is grim. “The reduction in Medicare fees has already affected the practice’s bottom line, since 60% of our patients are Medicare patients. My doctors are in doubt about how long they will be able to participate in the Medicare program if the fee reductions and new strangling regulations continue--as they no doubt ...

Paul Ryan and Obamacare: Negotiating over Collapse

Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI) was once one of the most ardent opponents of Obamacare. He has spoken articulately about the double-counting in Obamacare, and in 2010 refused to support deficit reduction measures recommended by the co-chairs of the Simpson-Bowles Commission because those measures did not include repeal of Obamacare. Now, Ryan’s view on Obamacare may be “evolving” as Vice President Joe Biden would say. Ryan’s op-ed in The Wall Street Journal failed to mention Obamacare even once. This drew sharp criticism from Tea Party Patriots National Coordinator Jenny Beth Martin: “Not once did Mr. Ryan mention the program that is ...

Paul Krugman Selling Obamacare… Badly

Fact-checking New York Times columnist Paul Krugman is practically a full-time job. For a time, there was even a blog dedicated to taking down the inaccuracies he regularly spouts. Monday’s column was no exception to his loose grasp of the facts surrounding Obamacare. From the second paragraph: So, another week, another denunciation of Obamacare. Who cares? But Mr. Barrasso’s remarks were actually interesting, although not in the way he intended. You see, all the recent news on health costs has been good. So Mr. Barrasso is predicting sticker shock precisely when serious fears of such a shock are fading fast. Why would he do that? With ...

Paul Ryan’s Defense of Amnesty

Yesterday, Tea Party Patriots highlighted the fiscally moderate record of House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI). This came to the surface in light of the Congressman’s support for amnesty in recent weeks. Here is just one example of what the Congressman has said: I will debate anybody who tries to suggest that these ideas that are moving through Congress are amnesty. They’re not. Amnesty is wiping the slate clean and not paying any penalty for having done something wrong. This week, Congressman Ryan entered a new stage of attempting to bridge the gap between fiscally conservative Republicans and those that are more establishment-ori...

Paul Ryan’s Path to Big Government

Over the last several weeks, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) has become a cheerleader for amnesty – what he calls an “earned path to citizenship” – in the House. He even went so far as to say the following in June: I will debate anybody who tries to suggest that these ideas that are moving through Congress are amnesty. They're not. Amnesty is wiping the slate clean and not paying any penalty for having done something wrong. Over at Front Page Mag, Daniel Greenfield shot down that theory, including by pointing out the following: The fine is a thousand dollars. It won’t even cover their first Earned Income Credit refund. ...

Ron Paul: Punishment for Violating the Constitution

When it comes to Washington scandals, the focus by media and political figures is generally on individuals – often scapegoats instead of the real culprits. These figures are trounced or supported, generally depending on their party affiliation and who is in power, until consequences take place – often a resignation or a congressional hearing. However, the system making the scandals does not change. The faces may rise and fall, but the corrupt bureaucracy they represent goes on, unscathed. As Tea Party Patriots noted: Blaming one or two people can’t possibly go far enough in a government that’s “too big to manage.” The problems related ...

Economist Paul Krugman Ignores Own Advice

For a winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, Paul Krugman tends to rely far too much on attacking the motives of his political opposition, and avoiding the hard facts refuting his own stances. His newest column is a perfect example of this. In the column, Krugman makes several claims that are demonstrably false: He says governments have “cut investments.” No such cuts have taken place. Krugman claims “austerity economics” has collapsed “as a policy doctrine.” His ideology is masking the truth. Throughout the op-ed, Krugman says the plight of the jobless is being ignored by policymakers. While this is true of the Obama Adminis...

D.C. Inquisition: Rand Paul lays blame at Congress’ feet

Kevin Glass of Townhall.com has this story of how following the law can still land you in trouble with Congress: A bipartisan Congressional panel yesterday released its findings regarding Apple's international tax regime and, specifically, how it was able to pay a relatively low tax rate when the U.S. corporate statutory tax rate is 35% (the highest in the developed world). The investigation turned up no wrongdoing, and that Apple follows the letter of the law and pays every dime of its legally-required taxes. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) minced no words in calling out Congress for its hypocrisy in investigating Apple (see his statement in full here):...

Be part of 1 million Patriots supporting Rand Paul and the Constitution

Last year, the establishment in Washington made a strong comeback from 2010. They ignored the grassroots and ran pre-packaged, stale campaigns. Then, after losing, they blamed losses on the Tea Party instead of the candidates themselves. Somehow, their arrogance and failure meant the Tea Party was dead. As you know, this “dead” is no more accurate (or effective) than their election strategy. It wasn’t true in 2009, it wasn’t true in 2010, and it’s not true now. It certainly isn’t an accurate assessment after Tea Party-allied Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) shook the establishment – along with other Tea Party-allied Senators such as Ted Cruz ...