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Corpus Christi Tea Party is Ready for 2015

(Photo Credit: Josh Harper) More than 50 patriot activists met at the Tuloso Midway Middle School  for the first Corpus Christi (Texas) Tea Party meeting for 2015 on Tuesday, January 27th. And they have started the new year with enthusiasm, thanks to the historic midterm elections! Rick Milby, their Local Coordinator called the meeting to order and Bob Jones offered "A Moment in History" about Henry Ward Beecher [1] the abolitionist.  Jones (in the cowboy hat) is famous among Tea Party activists, as he spoke at the original Tea Party in Corpus Christi, on April 15, 2009. (Photo Credit: Josh Harper) Congressman Blake Farenthold (R-TX) ...

Irony Alert: The Budget Blame Game has Already Started

Over the last several weeks, many Republicans and most Democrats have said the media will blame the GOP for any government shutdown that takes place over the funding of Obamacare. Never mind that all fiscal conservatives want to keep the government running, with the exception of Obamacare – and therein lies a distinct note of irony for Republicans worried about the blame game: the media is already scapegoating Republicans, more than a month in advance of when the 2013 fiscal year ends. Consider just a few examples in mainstream media publications: Politico: They’d never say it publicly. But catch many Democrats in an honest moment and they ...

It’s been 4 years – and the Tea Party has already impacted Washington

Join us as we celebrate our 4th Anniversary with the 4Years4Liberty Money Bomb! In 2009, a spontaneous political movement swept the country. Yet the media and Washington ignored it. After all, Republicans and Democrats have run the country for over a century – what could a few million protesting citizens do? In 2010, they found out. As Tea Party Patriots’ newest video reminds us, Washington was taken by storm in the mid-term elections. While not all of the newly elected Members of Congress were Tea Party-minded, the elections showed that it is indeed the people who, if they choose, are in charge of Washington. For better or worse, ...

It’s been Long Enough Already! We need a Budget Now!

The Congress of the United States is broken.  Yesterday there was a six-hour farce on the floor of the Senate to supposedly consider five different budget proposals. 57 Senators (including Senators from both parties) voted “no” on all five budgets. Four of the proposed budgets were Republican budgets and included Congressman Paul Ryan’s House-passed budget (which got 1 more vote this year than it got last year for a total of 41), and three offered by Republican Senators, Mike Lee, Pat Toomey, and Rand Paul. The Democrat budget - the President’s Budget proposal - went down to a 0-99 defeat. In fact, the President’s budget did not get a ...

Report: Government struggling to recoup up to $750 million in Obamacare subsidies given to illegal immigrants

The government is struggling to recover up to $750 million in Obamacare subsidies doled out to illegal immigrants and those whose status was in unverified limbo, according to a Senate report. Fox News has the scoop: The report, produced by Republicans on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, examined Affordable Care Act tax credits meant to defray the cost of insurance premiums. It found that as of June 2015, “the Administration awarded approximately $750 million in tax credits on behalf of individuals who were later determined to be ineligible because they failed to verify their citizenship, status as a national, or ...

Columnist: House Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady solution to ‘growth-igniting tax reform’

Pulitzer Prize-winning political journalist George Will in a recent syndicated column says House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-Texas) holds the key to unlocking America’s earning potential. Read a portion of the column below: If there is going to be growth-igniting tax reform — and if there isn’t, American politics will sink deeper into distributional strife — Brady will begin it. Fortunately, the Houston congressman is focused on this simple arithmetic: Three percent growth is not 1 percent better than 2 percent growth, it is 50 percent better. If the Obama era’s average annual growth of 2.2 percent becomes the ...

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report From Washington for 1/25/16

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 1/24/16 CALENDAR: The House has declared a “Snow Week,” and will not be in session this week. The Senate will come back into session Wednesday, and then they’re scheduled to stay in through Friday. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House was in recess last week, so nothing of note happened on the House floor. THIS WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: Nothing – it’s a Snow Week! LAST WEEK ON THE SENATE FLOOR: On Tuesday, the Senate opened its week with a vote to confirm Wilhelmina Marie Wright of Minnesota to be U.S. District Judge for the District of Minnesota. ...

Senator says bad IRS customer service result of ‘monopoly,’ lack of ‘competitive environment’

Having trouble contacting the IRS this tax season? That’s no surprise, according to a recent Government Accountability Report that says the agency’s customer service is abysmal – a record some in Congress attribute to the IRS’ rehiring of employees fired for disciplinary reasons. West Virginia’s Bluefield Daily Telegraph has the details: The report prompted denunciations from members of Congress including Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Georgia, a member of the Senate Finance Committee. “This is what happens when you have a monopoly instead of a competitive environment,” he said in an interview. Isakson has already been critical of the ...

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 1/17/16

CALENDAR: The House is in recess this week. They’ll come back to work on Monday, January 25. The Senate will be in recess on Monday in honor of the Martin Luther King, Jr., federal holiday. The Senate will return to work on Tuesday, January 19. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House began its week Monday, taking up and passing eight different bills on the Suspension Calendar. On Tuesday, they took up and passed another bill on the Suspension Calendar – H.R. 757, the North Korea Sanctions Enforcement Act we discussed last week. That bill passed by a vote of 418-2. Also on Tuesday, the House took up and passed H.R. 1644, the ...

Rural Texans in no hurry to sign up for Obamacare

Fewer insurers in remote regions combined with higher health-insurance premiums are the reasons Texans in less populated areas of the state aren’t clamoring to “get covered” by Obamacare, according to a Stanford University study. Texas’ Lubbock Avalanche-Journal has the story: “Small rural coverage regions under the Affordable Care Act have fewer insurers to choose from and higher prices relative to similar rural markets that get grouped in with larger urban markets nearby,” the report states … “Our association does not have any hard data, but as we talk to the rural hospitals, the sense that they continue to share with us is ...