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BREAKING: Americans don’t trust big government

Pres. Ronald Regan once famously said that “the nine most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the government and I’m here to help.” Reagan may have uttered those words decades ago, but - according to a new poll – they still ring true today. An overwhelming majority of Americans don’t trust the federal government. A full 61 percent of American voters don’t have faith in the powers that run Washington. What’s equally startling is that trust among registered Independents has dropped 32 percentage points since 2002. For Republicans, trust has gone from 63 percent to 25 percent. When voters are asked about President ...

Jenny Beth Martin at the Western Conservative Summit.

This past weekend I was in Denver, CO for the Western Conservative <span class='highlight'>Sspan>ummit. I wanted to take a quick moment to update Tea Party Patriots supporters about the event, and about our upcoming Yellow Card Project.

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

CALENDAR:  The House and <span class='highlight'>Sspan>enate are both in recess for the 4th of July break, and will not return until a week from Monday. LA<span class='highlight'>Sspan>T TWO WEEK<span class='highlight'>Sspan> ON THE HOU<span class='highlight'>Sspan>E FLOOR: The House came back into session on Monday, June 15. The Members dealt with seven non-controversial bills under the <span class='highlight'>Sspan>uspension Calendar and renamed several U.<span class='highlight'>Sspan>. Postal <span class='highlight'>Sspan>ervice 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 <span class='highlight'>Sspan>teve Pearce.  Thanks to you for making calls this week, the Republican “Leadership” reinstated Congressman Mark Meadowssubcommittee chairmanship and ...

Western Conservative Summit: ‘Not the Supreme Court appreciation party’

The Western Conservative <span class='highlight'>Sspan>ummit’s kick-off Friday gave attendees a golden opportunity to vent their frustrations over this week’s <span class='highlight'>Sspan>upreme Court decisions in favor of Obamacare and gay marriage... Continue here.

The IRS cover-up is reaching epic levels

In case you didn’t think the mess at the IR<span class='highlight'>Sspan> could get any worse, the Lois Lerner saga is continuing to prove otherwise. A government watchdog is now saying that the IR<span class='highlight'>Sspan> erased computer evidence during the Congressional investigation into the IR<span class='highlight'>Sspan>, Lerner, and the systemic targeting of tea party groups. Fox News reports [1]: J. Russell George, the Treasury inspector general for tax administration, testified to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee that IR<span class='highlight'>Sspan> employees erased computer backup tapes shortly after officials discovered thousands of emails related to the tax agency's Tea Party scandal had been lost. As many as 24,000 ...

A Word Edgewise

There was much good news, along with a splash of bad news, in this week’s controversial poll from NBC-Wall <span class='highlight'>Sspan>treet Journal. Whatever the poll’s methodological shortcomings (which we will leave to the trained professionals to sort out), it’s clear that the first-tier candidates are holding firm as “candidates you could see yourself supporting,” even as second-tier figures Carly Fiorina, Mike Huckabee and Ben Carson are beginning to surge. As we have been saying in this space for some time, all of the GOP candidates are accretive. They all bring elements of support to what could be a winning coalition against Hillary. A bloodbath may break out ...

The Court Will Not Save Us From Obamacare (Jenny Beth Martin’s Op-Ed in The Daily Caller)

Today’s <span class='highlight'>Sspan>upreme Court ruling is another disappointing blow to everyone who cherishes the rule of law, our Constitution, and limited government... Continue here.

Tea Party Patriots Denounce SCOTUS Ruling in King v. Burwell

Atlanta, Ga. – Just now, in a 6 - 3 ruling, the <span class='highlight'>Sspan>upreme Court upheld the federal government’s right to provide subsidies in states that did not set up their own exchanges, despite the clear language of the law. Under <span class='highlight'>Sspan>ection 1311 of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), the federal government is only permitted to provide subsidies to individuals who purchase health insurance from “an exchange established by the states.” However, the IR<span class='highlight'>Sspan> has been acting in defiance of the law, providing subsidies and imposing taxes that were never authorized by Congress in states that did not establish their own exchanges. As Justice <span class='highlight'>Sspan>calia stated during oral ...

The Freedom Thieves are Trying to Punish YOU

Having just returned from meetings with a few Congressmen on Capitol Hill, I felt it was important to give you an update. I will touch on what I mean by "freedom thieves" later in this email, but first I want to focus on our allies on Capitol Hill. Know this, that you have made a difference in the last 3 weeks. You helped amend the Patriot Act with <span class='highlight'>Sspan>enator Lee's U<span class='highlight'>Sspan>A Freedom Act to stop the bulk metadata collection on U<span class='highlight'>Sspan> citizens, 34 House members voted no on the rule for TPA "fast track authority," you visited over 500 Congressional offices representing 10 <span class='highlight'>Sspan>enators and 291 Congressmen last week calling for an end to the Congressional Exemption ...