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Administration prepares for Court Showdown Over Obamacare Subsidies (Washington Times – Tom Howell Jr.)

The Obama administration has prepared for Wednesday’s Supreme Court showdown by spending an extraordinary amount of time not just arguing the law, but the possible bad outcomes if the justices strike down Obamacare’s subsidies in most states... Continue here.

Tom Cotton fights back on border security

Meet the Press host Chuck Todd tried, and failed,[1] to badger Senator-elect Tom Cotton into backtracking campaign remarks about the U.S.-Mexico border during an interview this weekend. Todd started by playing audio from the campaign in which Cotton warns open borders can be taken advantage of by Islamic terrorist groups who collaborate with drug cartels in Mexico. Todd played the clip, then promptly asked the sitting Congressman if his words were merely “campaign rhetoric” and “fear mongering.” Cotton, to his credit, didn’t back down, even when Todd blatantly suggested that his stance created an obstacle to comprehensive reform.  ...

Bottom Line: It’s not Affordable

“Affordable Care is certainly a misnomer if ever there was one,” stated Tim, a Washington-State resident who saw his healthcare costs increase astronomically. “My insurance company sent me a new proposed plan that incorporates the Affordable Care Act requirements. My premium went from $466/month to $616/month. My deductible went from $3,000 to $5,000,” he explained. “I’m 62 this year. I’m in good health. Between the insurance premium, increase in deductible and deposit into the HSA, it would have been $18,000 [a year], and it’s just me.” Shortly after the first letter, Tim received more troubling news – his current provider ...

Anatomy of a Confidence Crisis: White House on Obamacare

Before October 1, some in the media reported problems with the upcoming launch of Obamacare’s exchanges. The White House immediately shot down those concerns, and mainstream media was content to play along. No more. Below is an incomplete list of ways the White House has been caught lying about Obamacare, particularly those that have been exposed since October 1:   Claim: “You can keep your plan if you like it.” Reality: “You can keep your plan if we decide it’s good enough.”   Claim: Opponents of Obamacare ignore that the law survived an election, and they should accept it. Reality: Obamacare’s promises ...

Markets over Mandates: Tom Price’s Alternative to Obamacare

Last week former Speaker of the House and Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich blasted his own party by saying that Republicans are caught up in a culture of negativity, and have no real alternative for Obamacare. Per usual, Gingrich lapsed into reminiscence of his speakership. Recalling how his caucus had blocked then President Clinton’s health reform in ’94 by offering its own positive alternative. He believes Republicans should be using this strategy now. It appears that Gingrich is unaware of such an alternative offered by Dr. and Congressman Tom Price, who represents the former Speaker’s home district. The plan, known as the Empower...

Ezra Klein Lambasts Symptoms of DC Gridlock, Ignores Disease

In the Beltway, one either toes the status quo line or is responsible for all of Congress’ woes. The current target for this blame is, of course, the Tea Party. According to Ezra Klein, fiscal conservatives in the House are forcing House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) into making unreasonable promises to them about Obamacare and other areas of public policy. Klein claims the Speaker is forced into these series of lies because House conservatives are extreme. One example of this, says Klein, is how the Speaker has promised to use the debt ceiling to negotiate an Obamacare delay instead of the 2014 budget: Trading a government shutdown for a debt-c...

Share your stories with us so we can help get to the bottom of the IRS scandal

Senior IRS Officials did know about the targeting of tea party groups who were applying for a tax-exempt status.  In our statement on Bretibart.com, you can read our comments to the press. Right now we need your help to move the Congressional hearings along and to insure the IRS is held accountable for their actions, lies, and abuse of power. We are asking all Patriots around the country to help us with two things: We must insure that the hearings in Congress are substantive and get to the bottom of this scandal to reveal how deep it runs, how many other lies the IRS has told related to the these tactics, and what will be done to insure no ...

Interview with Congressman Tom Price (R-GA)

Representative Tom Price (R-GA) has served the 6th District of Georgia since 2005. In that time, he has led conservative policy solutions as the Chairman of the Republican Study Committee as well as the Chairman of the Republican Policy Committee. He is currently the Vice-Chairman of the House Committee on the Budget. With both the Senate and House having passed their respective budget resolutions for the first time in four years – in recent years, only the House has done this – a great deal of attention is focused on the budget. In order to find out what is going on behind the scenes, Tea Party Patriots blogger Dustin Siggins sat down with ...

A Tribute to Tom Grimes

Six days ago, Tea Party Patriot Tom Grimes passed away after a short illness. Tom, who co-founded the St. Joseph County Tea Party Patriots, was well-known within Indiana and national Tea Party circles for his tremendous efforts towards a freer, more prosperous nation. Tom’s efforts were so effective for the Tea Party that he even received attention from The New York Times in March 2010, after he helped organize 200 people for a trip to Washington, D.C. Tom, who had lost his job in the beginning of 2009, turned to the Tea Party to prevent the federal government from having the kind of power that caused the recent recession ever again. In ...

Tonight We Saved Wisconsin, Tomorrow We Continue Saving the Country

It’s a great night for Wisconsin and for the entire country.  The Washington Special Interests have had their hats handed to them thanks to you!  You did it. No one paid you to do it, you came on your own time and gave your all to save Wisconsin from another senseless, wasteful, round of recalls. You are great, American Tea Party Patriots. Those of you who came to Wisconsin, who phone banked from your homes, and those who donated generously so this could all happen. We can't thank you enough. Thank you for stepping up and showing that the grassroots can and will flex its muscles when called upon. Tonight, we did what we set out to do. ...