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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 ...

News Briefing for Friday, May 22

HEALTHCARE: Costs trouble Obamacare enrollees “More than one-third of Obamacare enrollees aren't happy with the extra out-of-pocket costs they must still pay for healthcare. Thirty-seven percent of respondents to a Kaiser Family Foundation poll released Thursday said they're "somewhat" or "very" dissatisfied with their plan's deductible — a set sum consumers must pay for some doctors visits or treatments before their insurer steps in. Those on plans that meet the new requirements under the Affordable Care Act were more likely to report problems with costs — like being unable to pay their medical bills or skipping doctors visits because of cost ...

News Briefing for Thursday, May 21

TEA PARTY PATRIOTS: Tea Party Group Teams With ACLU, NAACP On Patriot Act “Growing concerns about the Patriot Act’s renewal are creating strange bedfellows. The Tea Party Patriots and the ACLU are running TV ads urging Americans to “tell Congress [to] protect our privacy.” On top of that, the executive director of Iowa’s ACLU and Tea Party Patriots’ boss Jenny Beth Martin have coauthored an op-ed in the Des Moines Register on “the need for significant reforms to curtail government surveillance authorities, like some of those included in the Patriot Act.” And even the NAACP — which hasn’t always been kind to the tea party movement ...

Hillary Loses First Primary of 2016

Jacksonville -- Republicans scored a big win in Florida this week. Big, that is, for anybody interested in beating Hillary Clinton next year. You know the syllogism. Anybody who wants to beat Hillary in 2016 must win Florida and there are only two ways to win Florida – the Bush way and the Obama way. You can run up Republican margins in the north and pare down Democratic margins in the south. That’s how Bush won here in 2000 and 2004. Or you can run up Democratic margins in the south and pare down Republican margins in the north. That’s how Obama won in 2008 and 2012. In 2012, those pared-down GOP margins in north Florida played a big part ...

News Briefing for Tuesday, May 19

HEALTHCARE: ObamaCare Premium Increases Next Year May Shock You “The top ObamaCare exchange insurers in six states where 2016 rate requests have already been filed are seeking to raise rates an average 18.6% next year. Early reports range from an alarming 36% hike sought by the dominant insurer in Tennessee, to a hefty 23% average increase requested by Oregon insurers, to a moderate 7.7% average rise proposed in Connecticut. Flyers promoting Blue Cross Blue Shield and ObamaCare are on display to attract Hispanic customers at a kiosk at Compare Foods in Winston-Salem, N.C.... Flyers promoting Blue Cross Blue Shield and ObamaCare are on display to ...