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Time for Republicans to Keep Their Promises to Fully Repeal ObamaCare

Atlanta, GA – Tea Party Patriots President and co-founder Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today, reacting to the abandonment of the Senate’s watered-down ObamaCare repeal effort. “Now that Senate Republicans have abandoned their watered-down ObamaCare repeal efforts, we are hopeful that this will be the start of a new day in Washington. The time to drain the swamp and keep the promises made to the American people has finally come. If Republican senators wish not to squander their majority, they will work in good faith to fully repeal ObamaCare as they promised time and time again. Full repeal means getting rid of all of the ...

CBO report: The nation’s spending remains a problem that won’t be resolved any time soon

Last week, the Congressional Budget Office raised its federal deficit projection by $134 billion, to $693 billion for fiscal year 2017, and further projected that over the next ten years, the federal government will add another $10 trillion to the national debt. The Hill reports: With the total gross debt set to surpass $20 trillion in the coming months, federal debt held by the public will equate to around 78 percent of GDP by the year's end. These figures present some serious problems for the future economic condition of the United States. Several empirical studies consistently demonstrate that developed economies that reach debt levels of 90 ...

CBO estimates budget deficit will decline 4.6 percent compared to last year

The 2017 U.S. budget deficit – if it remains unchanged through Sept. 30 – will decrease compared to the 2016 budget deficit, according to a recent Associated Press report. CNBC has the details: The Congressional Budget Office has projected that the deficit for the full budget year, which ends on Sept. 30, will decline 4.6 percent to $559 billion. That would compare to a 2016 deficit of $585.6 billion. The CBO's deficit estimate is based on current law remaining unchanged. President Donald Trump has called for a program of tax cuts for individuals and businesses, and increased government spending in such areas as the military and repairing ...

Tea Party Patriots: Time for Washington to Move On and Focus on President Trump’s Agenda

Atlanta, GA – Tea Party Patriots President and co-founder Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today, reacting to former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee. “After weeks of hype and smears by critics of the President, Mr. Comey failed to provide any evidence of ‘collusion’ between the Trump campaign and Russia or that there was any attempt to obstruct his investigation. In fact, Mr. Comey validated President Trump’s statement that he was told on three separate occasions he wasn’t a target of the investigation. After months of illegal leaks and innuendo, even Senator Mark Warner, ...

Report: Obamacare premiums doubled by the time law fully implemented

A new Department of Health and Human Services report reveals Obamacare premiums doubled after all the regulations that accompanied the health-insurance law were fully implemented in 2014. The Daily Signal has the story: HHS compared premiums in the exchange marketplaces in 2013, one year before Obamacare regulations took full effect, to premiums in the exchange marketplace in 2017. The report found that average monthly premiums increased from $224 in 2013 to $476 in 2017. That constitutes a 105 percent increase in only 4 years. “With data that shows average premiums doubling nationwide and Americans paying nearly $3,000 more for health ...

Jenny Beth Martin: It’s time for establishment Republicans to ‘Buck’ this trend

Tea Party Patriots Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin in her latest opinion piece echoes sentiments shared by Rep. Ken Buck (R-Colo.) in his new book “Drain the Swamp: How Washington Corruption is Worse Than You Think,” arguing establishment Republicans spend too much time fighting rising stars in the Republican party than they do opposing liberals in Congress. The Hill has the commentary: Speaking of his new book, “Drain the Swamp: How Washington Corruption Is Worse than You Think,” Congressman Ken Buck (R-Colo.) recently told a reporter for USA Today, “I didn’t go there [Washington, DC] with a lot of friends … And I won’t leave with a ...

Longtime VA official has paltry excuse for approving $10 million price tag for 25 parking spots

The Department of Veterans Affairs still needs a major overhaul, as officials signed off on a $10 million bill for a mere 25 parking spaces when 600 were needed – and one of top official’s response was to say he wasn’t in charge of the approval. The Daily Signal has the details: Federal officials took six years to plan a new parking lot for a Department of Veterans Affairs hospital in West Virginia that would cost $10 million for only 25 parking spaces, as their solution for a 600-spot shortage. Then, when outside auditors pulled the plug on the fiasco, the hospital’s top official—who had previously served as the facility’s chief of ...

House Freedom Caucus members say it’s time to slash entitlement budget

Members of the House Freedom Caucus are encouraging executive leaders in Washington, D.C. to do more to balance our budget, specifically encouraging them to make budget cuts to entitlement spending in an effort to balance our budget and better chip away at our national debt. The Daily Signal has the story: Reps. Raúl Labrador, R-Idaho; Mark Meadows, R-N.C.; and Louie Gohmert, R-Texas; expressed support for entitlement reform at a monthly Capitol Hill gathering. Trump’s budget blueprint, released Thursday, introduces increases in defense discretionary spending with cuts to nondefense discretionary spending. However, the budget does not ...

Want to keep winning? It’s time to show up

As you know, there is no rest for the weary, and we now sit at a precipice as the left threatens “make America ungovernable” for the next four years1. You’ve seen it too - cars on fire, Trump supporters beaten and pepper sprayed, blocked traffic, public institutions shut down, rocks thrown through windows, and more. From the moment Donald Trump won the election, and with an unhinged Democratic party leading the way, progressive activists continue to incite fear and violence in an effort to destroy our republic. It’s pretty bad out there right now!

Sen. Tim Scott: Sen. Sessions ‘committed to upholding the Constitution’ as AG

Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) announced Sunday night – just ahead of the start of Sen. Jeff Sessions’ confirmation hearings – that he endorses the longtime senator for U.S. attorney general, as Sen. Sessions will be ‘committed to upholding the Constitution.” The Hill has the details: Senate Republicans' only black member, announced on the eve of Sen. Jeff Sessions's confirmation hearing that he will support the Alabama Republican's attorney general nomination… Scott said it was "no secret" that Sessions was blocked from becoming a judge in 1986. The fight, he noted, was part of what led him to pay close attention to Sessions's attorney ...