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Grassroots efforts are making a difference on the Congressional Exemption

Sign Our Petition To Stop Congressional Exemptions From Obamacare! Last night on Fox News, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker promised to end Congress’ special exemption from Obamacare. Walker said ending the exemption for Congress will “light a fire” under lawmakers and give them reason to fully repeal President Obama’s failed government takeover of Americans’ health care. Governor Walker was interviewed by Fox News anchor Shannon Bream on the topic: BREAM: Alright, you have talked about baseline repealing Obamacare, that is agenda item number one. It’s been attempted many times on Capitol Hill, but you say as President Walker you ...

Congress’ ObamaCare Exemption May Cause Political Trouble At Home (Jenny Beth Martin Op-Ed in Investor’s Business Daily)

Did the Internal Revenue Service just blow Congress' cover? Because what the IRS just did is going to ensure that an awful lot of small-business owners (every member's favorite politically approved special interest) find out something Congress wants very much to keep hidden — its special exemption from ObamaCare. Beginning on July 1, the IRS started imposing a penalty on small-business ... Read More At Investor's Business Daily: http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials-perspective/070915-761020-irs-rules-force-small-businesses-to-pay-penalties-but-not-congress.htm#ixzz3inUe85G9

Watchdog Organization Taking Congress To Task Over Obamacare Exemptions

Sign Our Petition To Stop Congressional Exemptions From Obamacare! Mom-and-pop-business owners nationwide are miffed the more than 12,000 congressional staffers and their dependents are able to receive Obamacare subsidies under Congress' "small business" exemption – and those at Judicial Watch are refusing to roll over on the issue. Reports The Daily Caller: A conservative non-profit watchdog group is challenging what it views as the fraudulent registration of Congress as a small business in the District of Columbia’s Obamacare health insurance exchange. Being considered a small business makes it possible for the exchange to give D.C. ...

Ex-Im Bank Still Expired…For Now

Despite attempts by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and some Republican Senators to resurrect the Export-Import Bank after its authorization lapsed, the Ex-Im Bank will stay shuttered…for now. Over the past week while debating the highway bill, Sen. McConnell denied votes on amendments popular with conservatives and Republicans, including full repeal of Obamacare and a vote to end Congress’s special exemption from Obamacare, while allowing a vote on an amendment to reauthorize the Ex-Im Bank. Last weekend and during this week, activists called their Senators and demanded they not revive the Bank because it is a symbol of cronyism and ...

Questionable Obamacare claims could leave taxpayers in the lurch to tune of $2 billion

On Monday, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) urged the inspector general to investigate the more than 700,0000 that claimed tax credits for purchasing health insurance but who never filed taxes -- a predicament that leads some lawmakers to believe the government shelled out more than $2 billion on fraudulent tax credits. Reports The Washington Times: IRS Commissioner John Koskinen alerted Congress to the 710,000 potential cheats in a memo Friday, in which he outlined his agency’s early experience with Obamacare’s first full year of operation in 2014. All taxpayers were required to file their returns or to request an ...

Ensuring the Export-Import Bank Stays Dead

On Wednesday July 15, Tea Party Patriot’s President and Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin joined in a press conference with fellow conservatives after the expiration of the Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank authorization. Martin was joined by Sen. Ted Cruz , Sen. Mike Lee, Republican Study Committee Chairman Rep. Bill Flores, House Freedom Caucus Chairman Rep. Jim Jordan , Club for Growth President Dave McIntosh, Senate Conservatives Fund President Ken Cuccinelli, and Heritage Action Chief Operating Officer Tim Chapman. The Ex-Im Bank, was established in 1934 by executive order to finance the sale of U.S. exports to foreign countries. However, in recent ...

AN OVERDUE FAREWELL TO THE EXPORT-IMPORT BANK (Jenny Beth Martin Op-Ed on Breitbart.com)

Ronald Reagan famously said a “government bureau is the nearest thing to eternal life we’ll ever see on this earth.” If President Reagan were alive today, he would no doubt have much to say about the seeming immortality of the Export-Import Bank. Read more here: http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/07/15/an-overdue-farewell-to-the-export-import-bank/

Conservatives to Congress: “Don’t Reauthorize Ex-Im Bank”

Atlanta, Ga. – On Wednesday, Tea Party Patriots, along with other conservative leaders, will host a press conference to call on the leadership of the U.S. House and U.S. Senate to eliminate any path to reauthorization of the Export-Import bank in upcoming legislation being considered by Congress. "We have consistently opposed the Ex-Im Bank's reauthorization because the Bank represents everything that is wrong with Washington, DC," said Jenny Beth Martin, President and Co-Founder of Tea Party Patriots. "It is the worst combination of crony capitalism, back-room deals, corporate welfare, and abuse of tax dollars. The death of the Ex-Im Bank is ...

#WheresMyExemption?

One of the most glaring inequities in the so-called Affordable Care Act is that members of Congress and their staff are benefiting from a special designation that makes them exempt from the full effects of the Obamacare law. Congress actually claimed to be a small business so they can continue to receive subsidies under Obamacare that makes the law less expensive for senators, representatives and their staff. “You know what my pet peeve is? When Congress passes a bill that they don’t even have to live under!” conservative-libertarian vlogger Julie Borowski says in her latest video published in partnership with Tea Party Patriots in an ...

Tea Party Patriots’ Founder Responds to Export-Import Bank’s Expiration

Atlanta, Ga. – Tea Party Patriots' supporters across the country today applaud the expiration of the Export-Import Bank's funding authorization from Congress. The Export-Import Bank, also known as the Ex-Im Bank, was established in 1934 by executive order and its stated purpose was to help finance the sale of U.S. exports to foreign countries. Over the past decades, the Bank has unfairly chosen "winners" and "losers" among American companies, using tax dollars to interfere with the market and play favoritism with well-connected private companies such as Boeing. Conservatives criticize the Bank for misusing tax dollars and squashing fair ...