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New Career Plan under Obamacare: Make Less to Score Subsidies

The San Francisco Gate promoted gaming the system over the weekend. Columnist Kathleen Pender described how those under California’s Obamacare exchanges can benefit financially by working less to get major subsidies under the exchange: People whose 2014 income will be a little too high to get subsidized health insurance from Covered California next year should start thinking now about ways to lower it to increase their odds of getting the valuable tax subsidy. "If they can adjust (their income), they should," says Karen Pollitz, a senior fellow with the Kaiser Family Foundation. "It's not cheating, it's allowed." The column encourages lowball...

Heritage Resource Bank: An Activist’s Experience

Two weeks ago, The Heritage Foundation held its annual Resource Bank. One attendee, Dan Ray of The Villages, Florida, sat down with me earlier this week to chat about his experience. Dan is a founding member of The Villages Tea Party, and has been a political activist for decades. Dustin Siggins: Why were you at the Heritage Resource Bank? Dan Ray: Regional Support Team member Rachael Proctor asked me to attend on behalf of Tea Party Patriots.   DS: How did you get involved with Tea Party Patriots? DR: I met Rachael Proctor while running a phone bank for Americans for Prosperity during the 2012 elections. I have been involved in ...

The Heritage Resource Bank: Perspective from a Tea Party Local Coordinator

Two weeks ago, The Heritage Foundation held its annual Resource Bank for hundreds of think tanks and activists across the country. Tea Party Patriot Barbara Haselden was in attendance. Below is her experience, and specific knowledge she gained on how to sell good policy to the everyday American. Dustin Siggins: How did you end up at the Bank? Barbara Haselden: Tea Party Patriots Regional Support Team member Rachael Proctor asked me to attend as a representative of Tea Party Patriots. I am the Organizer for the S. Pinellas 9/12 in St. Petersburg, Florida. DS: What was the Resource Bank like? BH: It was a great turnout; I was told there were ...

Helping the American people self-govern

The Tennessee Center for Self-Governance is a non-profit based in Tennessee that conducts workshops designed to help the American people realize their own power when it comes to civic authority and holding elected officials accountable. I saw the Center’s President, Mark Herr, present at a Tea Party Patriots Local Coordinator Conference last November. His presentation was sharp, informative, and touched on a lot of areas only political insiders generally know and understand. I sat down with Herr and other members of the Tennessee Center for Self-Governance’s leadership here at CPAC, including Tea Party Patriots Regional Support Team member ...

South Carolina’s 1st Congressional District votes today – and Tea Party activists are in the middle of it

South Carolina’s 1st Congressional District is voting in the Republican primary for Senator Tim Scott’s (R-SC) replacement today. The race has gotten national attention for a variety of reasons, including the candidacy of former South Carolina governor Mark Sanford among the 16 men and women running. Back in February, a number of conservative grassroots groups in the 1st District joined with Freedomworks and Tea Party Patriots to launch a Candidate Forum, complete with a Voter Guide. According to co-organizer Debbie Jones, there were approximately 450 people in attendance, and all 16 GOP candidates participated. The Forum was quite extensive, ...

Bringing Tea Party Principles to America: Part 2

Yesterday, we highlighted great work being done in Michigan, North Dakota, and other states by local and state coordinators. Today is the second installment of interviews with Tea Party Patriots’ Regional Support Team Coordinators describing what has gone on in Nevada and other states. Also, be sure to check out the work these RSTs are doing with local activists in videos here. Bill Norton: RST for Western Region In region: Nevada, Arizona Bill organized busloads of activists from Arizona to Nevada to help with GOTV efforts with other grassroots organizations. He is in the Green Bay area in Wisconsin for Hispanic outreach. Bill believes ...

Updates on the ground, Part II

Yesterday, we posted some updates on what Tea Party Patriots are doing across the country, especially in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Wisconsin. Here are a few more, this time in Wisconsin, Florida, and Ohio. First, in Florida, activists are protesting the media’s lack of reporting on the Benghazi, Libya massacre. According to one activist, many people even stopped to ask these Patriots what Benghazi is! Tea Party Patriots Regional Support Team Coordinator Rachael Proctor is on the ground with these great Americans, and working with them to be as effective as possible. With the media failing to report on the cover-up that has taken place since the ...

Local Tea Party Coordinators React to Presidential Debate

OH, IN, IA, WI, FL, VA, NM Activists Scrutinize Performances of Candidates  Today, local coordinators, state coordinators and other Tea Party Patriots (TPP) activists across the country, including in swing states, reacted to last night’s presidential debate.  TPP is the nation’s largest tea party organization with more than 3,500 locally affiliated groups. “Those of us who have been paying close attention to this campaign know that the President has spoken vaguely and sparsely of his policies and goals, while focusing most of his attention on attack rhetoric and empty promises aimed at swaying the less-informed.  We, the informed, are ...

Patriots Watch Day Five: Videos 7-9

Brookfield, Wisconsin – The campaign to save Wisconsin and save the Country continues. Today we have three more interviews with activists on the ground. First up, Ken Potter, military veteran and Tea Party Patriot, who wants us to understand what it means to celebrate Memorial Day and points out how apropos it is to be campaigning to save Wisconsin over the Memorial Day Weekend. He correctly points out that Memorial Day celebrates our freedom to defend our country, a freedom he and fellow activists are enjoying as they go house to house educating voters about what is at stake in the June 5th election. http://youtu.be/NwUwFAxd5Z0 Second, ...