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The Tea Party Strikes Back (U.S. News & World Report – Peter Roff)

With little fanfare, and after a long and protracted struggle on Capitol Hill, President Barack Obama quietly signed the USA Freedom Act into law shortly after it cleared the Senate by a vote of 67 to 32... Continue here.

Obamacare Tax: Robbing Peter to Pay Politics

The Administration’s 15-day extension given to those enrollees who encountered technical difficulties on the federal exchange ended Tuesday, coinciding with one of the most dreaded days of the year – Tax Day. With the penalty ultimately being deemed a tax by the United State Supreme Court, the April 15th final deadline seemed fitting as those who can’t or refuse to comply with the insurance mandate will be forced to hand over more of their hard-earned money to the IRS. A recent report by the Congressional Budget Office reveals just how much Washington is planning to rake in from the tax penalty. “Though the stated goal of Obamacare is to ...

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 ...

Obamacare Incompetence Swaying Supporters

According to polls and media pundits – as well as many politicians – the Republican Party and the Tea Party are shouldering the blame for opposing Obamacare’s funding in the “shutdown” and the debt ceiling debates. However, political talking points don’t change reality, and what supporters of Obamacare called fear-mongering is turning out to be more preview of coming attractions than pretend posturing. According to a number of health care experts in the media, health care lobbyists, and others, the Act has just one month to live if things don’t start working as advertised. First, it was Bloomberg economics blogger and columnist ...

Incompetence or sinister intent? Rep. Bridenstine lays out the Obama Administration’s scandals

Yesterday, Rep. Bridenstine (R-OK) laid out the scandals facing the Obama Administration in no uncertain fashion. Check out his commentary in full here and below: Tea Party Patriots is glad someone on Capitol Hill is willing to call out this Administration for its illegal and unethical actions. Of course, words are just words until they are followed by action. We look forward to seeing Rep. Bridentstine lead his colleagues to hold the Administration responsible for its actions. You can "Like" Congressman Bridenstine on Facebook by clicking here.

Want an honest media? Make them compete

On Saturday, The New York Times reported the libertarian-leaning Koch brothers are considering buying the eight newspapers part of the Tribune empire – including The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Tribune, The Baltimore Sun, The Orlando Sentinel and The Hartford Courant. Big government activists and proponents are none too happy, of course: Last month, shortly after L.A. Weekly first reported on Koch Industries’ interest in the Tribune papers, the liberal Web site Daily Kos and Courage Campaign, a Los Angeles-based liberal advocacy group, collected thousands of signatures protesting such a deal. Conservatives, meanwhile, welcomed the idea of a ...

Fraud and Incompetence in Social Security

As grassroots activists know, Social Security is heading towards bankruptcy. What is less known is that the Social Security Disability and Insurance trust fund is going to be bankrupt by 2016 without changes to the program. And according to a new report from the Senate’s Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, part of this may be due to improper payouts in the program. As reported by Fox News: The Social Security Administration improperly awarded disability benefits in more than 25 percent of cases examined between 2006 and 2010, according to a new Senate report -- potentially costing taxpayers millions of dollars. The findings conclude an ...

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 06/28/15

CALENDAR:  The House and Senate are both in recess for the 4th of July break, and will not return until a week from Monday. LAST TWO WEEKS ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House came back into session on Monday, June 15. The Members dealt with seven non-controversial bills under the Suspension Calendar and renamed several U.S. Postal Service buildings. Meanwhile, the real action on Monday was taking place in the Rules Committee, where House GOP Leaders were working to buy themselves some time. As you may recall from our last conversation, the House had passed the TPA bill, but had failed to pass the accompanying TAA bill, and that left the ...

Jenny Beth Martin’s Speech at the Western Conservative Summit

Who here wants elected officials to vote based on principles and convictions, regardless of the consequences?  Regardless of whether they will lose their chairmanships, committee appointments, and other perks of office? Who here is proud of Congressman Ken Buck for standing and voting on principle since he took office in DC in January? I’m proud of Ken Buck and the others who stood on principle and faced consequences in the last 2 weeks like Mark Meadows, Trent Franks, Cynthia Lummis, and Steve Pearce.  Thanks to you for making calls this week, the Republican “Leadership” reinstated Congressman Mark Meadows’ subcommittee chairmanship and ...

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Legislative Update for 06/14/15

  CALENDAR:   The House will come back on Monday, with no votes scheduled before 6:30 PM. The current schedule says they will stay in until Thursday, when the last vote will take place no later than 3 PM.   The Senate will come back Monday at 5:30 PM, at which time they’ll vote on two non-controversial nominees. They’ll stay in until Friday.   LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR:   The House began its voting week on Tuesday with a series of non-controversial bills brought up under Suspension of the Rules. The first four passed by voice vote, including H.R. 235, the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom ...