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News Briefing for Tuesday, December 16

HEALTHCARE: OBAMA: ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU ... TO SIGN UP FOR OBAMACARE “President Obama is turning to Mariah Carey’s popular Christmas song  in an attempt to sell Obamacare. When the president appeared on Ryan Seacrest’s radio show earlier this morning, the host sang part of the chorus which includes the lyrics: “I just want you for my own, more than you could ever know.  Make my wish come true, baby, all I want for Christmas…” “… is for you to sign up for healthcare at healthcare.gov,” Obama finished, without singing. After the song, Obama joked that Seacrest should stick to being a radio host instead of ...

Union Bosses Exempted from Shutdown

With 17% of the government “shut down,” civilian contractors are not allowed on military bases and other federal facilities. This includes priests, who have been threatened with disciplinary action for conducting Mass on-post. Union bosses, on the other hand, just secured a special exemption to go back to work. From The Washington Examiner: On the fifth day of the government shutdown the House unanimously passed a bill approving back pay for 800,000 furloughed federal workers, a rare moment of bipartisan unity, even as House Republicans and Democrats continued their bitter budget standoff. The vast majority of those workers do not serve as ...

Freeloaders and Obamacare’s Individual Mandate: CNN’s Jake Tapper Weighs In

Over the last several years, CNN “The Lead” host and former ABC News White House Correspondent Jake Tapper has gained a large fan base for holding the Obama Administration’s feet to the proverbial fire. However, on Wednesday, in an exchange with Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) on the individual mandate, Tapper created a false dichotomy for his viewers that bears correcting. In the interview (H/T to Mediaite), Tapper and the Senator had the following summarized exchange about why Republicans don’t support the mandate (the full transcript of the discussion can be found here): “When did Republicans start saying, ‘That’s okay, you can freeload...

Unions and Business Owners Agree – Obamacare Harms Workers

Since the passage of Obamacare, President Obama has claimed the law will benefit working Americans. A survey by NBC News of business owners and other organizational leaders – people who actually participate in the fields of economics and markets – finds this to be largely a falsehood only believed in the White House, the fevered imaginations of editors at Huffington Post, and some Members of Congress. From NBC: NBC News spoke with almost 20 small businesses and other entities from Maine to California, and almost all said that because of the new law they’d be cutting back hours for some employees – an unintended consequence of the new ...

Where does GOP Leadership stand on real immigration reform?

Last week, Illinois State Co-coordinators Art Havenhill and Denise Cattoni came up with a brilliant way to put pressure on the House regarding immigration reform: have Tea Party Patriots’ State Coordinators and Local Coordinators work together to get their Representatives on the record regarding six key parts of real immigration reform. Today is the first of a series Tea Party Patriots is writing on the effort by Denise, Art, and State & Local Coordinators across the nation. Our goal is to get Representatives to offer straightforward answers on important aspects of immigration reform. Today’s post focuses on the top three Republicans in ...

True the Vote: De-weaponize the IRS

Since the IRS scandal broke, many Tea Party and Patriot organizations have reported on the harassment and unethical investigations they have faced from the IRS. One of those organizations, True the Vote, has filed a lawsuit against the IRS. True the Vote has also been investigating voter fraud across the nation – including the 2012 election in which Colonel Allen West lost to Rep. Patrick Murrey (D-FL). True the Vote President Catherine Engelbrecht sat down with Tea Party Patriots’ Dustin Siggins to discuss the IRS, Colonel West’s election, and other important issues related to voter fraud.   Dustin Siggins: What is True the Vote? ...

Free market begins responding to Obamacare

In 2008, I was interning at The Heritage Foundation. My job was to research TARP, which Heritage subsequently (and disappointingly) supported. As the crisis unfolded, I called a long-time businessman and entrepreneur to ask his opinion on the issue. He informed me that he opposed TARP, and, like water flowing downhill, the free market always gets its way in the long run, no matter how many regulations and government interventions are created. America is beginning to see this in various reactions to Obamacare. The law’s many regulations and other market interventions (such as subsidies) are causing a ferocious backlash across the country, much ...

Tea Party group makes a splash

As most Tea Party activists know, town hall meetings are often boring affairs. This was not the case when Marilyn Snyder of the Redlands, California, Tea Party Patriots attended the last City Council meeting. Snyder, along with six other members of her organization, spoke against the way the City Council does its business with regards to special interests and spending in general. Tea Party Patriots’ Dustin Siggins chatted with Snyder about her organization and the Council meeting itself. Snyder, who says all of the people in her group are equal, is in charge of the administration, the website, and organizing a weekly table at a local “market ...

Fighting big government at home and in Washington: An activist talks to Tea Party Patriots

Earlier this month, Gregory Brittain of the Redlands, CA Tea Party Patriots was at a City Council meeting, where he encouraged Council members to think about the taxpayers, not just those looking for taxpayer-funded handouts. More recently, he participated in the IRS protests around the country. Greg, who has been part of the Tea Party movement since 2011, sat down with Tea Party Patriots’ Dustin Siggins to discuss how he got into the Tea Party movement, as well as his experience dealing with the Redlands City Council and his time at the IRS protests.   Dustin Siggins: How did you get involved in the Tea Party? Gregory Brittain: ...

Amnesty is not immigration reform – a naturalized American’s perspective

As the Gang of Eight’s bill continues its rush through the Senate, opposition is growing across the nation. One opponent of the bill is Dr. Juan Torres, a legal immigrant from Ecuador in the 1980s who became an American citizen. Dr. Torres has long supported the principles and positions of the Tea Party, and founded the Latino American Tea Party. He currently lives in Orlando, Florida, where he runs a private practice that focuses on infectious diseases. He is also the director for Central Florida's Bear Witness Central and Libertad USA. Dr. Torres and I sat down last Thursday, the evening of the Senate’s mark-up of the immigration bill, to ...