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South Carolina Freedom Summit – May 9, 2015


The South Carolina Tea Party Mega-Event Kicks Off 2016 Presidential Race (Politichicks – Sonya Sasser)

This past weekend at the Springmaid Beach Resort in Myrtle Beach, the South Carolina Tea Party Coalition Convention officially launched the 2016 presidential race with several potential candidates, including: famous neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson, Conservative darling Senator Ted Cruz, former senator Rick Santorum, and famous business mogul Donald Trump... Continue here.

South Carolina exercising the Tenth Amendment

On April 25, the South Carolina House passed a partial nullification of Obamacare that, according to State Representative Mike Burns, would be the first such legislation “passed by any state in modern American history AFTER the Supreme Court gave its opinion on the constitutionality of a federal act.” Burns, who opposes Obamacare, said “H.3101 would require the state to refuse the creation of an ObamaCare exchange, Medicaid expansion, and much more. This covers a big portion of the steps needed to fully nullify Obamacare.” If passed by the Senate, signed by the governor, and implemented by the state’s Attorney General, the bill would ...

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, ...

SC Tea Party Coalition Convention kicks off in Myrtle Beach (Carolina Live – Liz Cooper)

South Carolina's Tea Party Coalition Convention started Saturday in Myrtle Beach, drawing hundreds from across the country... Continue here.

Veteran dies of cancer that went undetected by VA doctors for a year

Disabled Army veteran Barry Coates, who became one of the many faces of the Veterans Affairs wait-list scandal, died of cancer Jan. 23 — less than two years after testifying before a House committee to the “gross negligence” he suffered at the hands of the VA. Military.com has the story: Coates, only 46 when he died on Jan. 23, became the face of the Veterans Affairs Department wait-time scandal — in which patients whose appointments were put off by a system unable to handle the volume of men and women needing its services. "It is likely too late for me," he told the House Veterans Affairs Committee during an April 9, 2014 hearing. "The ...

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 1/10/16

CALENDAR: The House returns Monday, and will stay in session through Wednesday. Then House Republicans will travel to Baltimore for their annual retreat, where, if all goes as planned, they’ll hear from Jordan’s King Abdullah as their keynote speaker on Wednesday night. The Senate will come back into session on Monday to vote on a judicial nominee, then will stay in session until Wednesday, at which point Senate Republicans will join their House counterparts in Baltimore. The President will give his final State of the Union address on Tuesday evening at 9 PM. Governor Nikki Haley of South Carolina will give the official Republican ...

5 of the best quotes from political leaders championing tax reform

Our convoluted tax code on both the state and federal levels needs a major overhaul that includes slashing the tax burden on everyday Americans and eliminating crony, big-business tax incentives that rarely ever apply to the small mom-and-pop shops. Here are five conservatives championing fairer, simpler tax codes in their backyards and on the federal level. 1. South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley "We cannot rest on our laurels when it comes to our tax rates. You've long heard me say that South Carolina needs to reduce our tax burden every single year. Never has that been more important than now, with our citizens opening their paychecks this ...

Top executives of failed Obamacare co-ops averaged $245,000 annual salaries

Obamacare executives in the failed co-ops raked in a lot of money prior to announcing they are closing up shop. The Daily Signal has the details: According to 2013 tax filings accessed through Guidestar.org, the top executives at the 11 co-ops that have announced they will be winding down operations made an average of $245,203 annually. Tax filings for 2014 are not yet publicly available. The Affordable Care Act placed a $500,000 salary cap on co-op employees, and executives running the nonprofit insurers earned a high of $490,125—paid to Jerry Burgess, chief executive of Consumers’ Choice Health Insurance Cooperative in South Carolina—...

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 09/20/15

CALENDAR: The House is out of session Monday through Wednesday, then will return Thursday for a Joint Meeting of Congress to receive Pope Francis. Then they will stay in session through Friday. The Senate will return on Monday, with no votes scheduled until Tuesday, and stay in session through Friday. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House had a short week last week – they were out for Rosh Hashanah on Monday and Tuesday, and didn’t come back into session until Wednesday. That day was spent on bills brought up under Suspension of the Rules. Ten of them passed by voice vote, and two of them passed by roll call votes with more than ...