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News Briefing for November 28th and 29th, 2014

HEALTHCARE: Majority of Americans Say It’s Not Federal Government’s Role to Provide Health Care Coverage “For the third year in a row, a majority of Americans say it’s not the proper role of government to make sure everyone has health care coverage. According to a new Gallup poll, 52 percent of respondents said it is not the responsibility of the federal government to make sure all Americans have health care coverage, while 45 percent responded that it is.” http://dailysignal.com/2014/11/26/majority-americans-say-not-role-federal-government-provide-health-care-coverage/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social Majority Say Not ...

News Briefing for Friday, November 14 and Saturday, November 15, 2014

HEALTHCARE: Study: 42 Percent of New Medicaid Recipients in the Last Two Years Were Immigrants “Almost half of the low-income Americans who have enrolled in Medicaid in the past two years are immigrants to the United States, according to a new report, suggesting that Obamacare’s large expansion in the program will disproportionately benefit immigrants as well. “The data show that immigrants and their children accounted for 42 percent of the growth in Medicaid enrollment from 2011 to 2013,” the CIS report says. Because immigrants are more likely to have low incomes or lack insurance from their jobs, they’re much more likely to be ...

Government Waste, Death by a Thousand Cuts

In the last 18 months, spending scandals have struck hosts of federal agencies. (IRS videos, GSA scandal, and others) Each spending scandal is relatively small in relation to the overall waste of taxpayer money, but they collectively amount to crippling loss, a death by a thousand cuts. Senators Tom Carper (D-DE), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Oversight, and Ranking Member Tom Coburn (R-OK) have jointly and separately introduced dozens of amendments and bills, trying to change how Washington oversees tax expenditures. In the last Congress, they introduced two bills designed to eliminate tens of billions of dollars in federal inefficiencies....

Corporate Agriculture Handouts Slip through House

Two weeks ago, 62 fiscal conservatives were joined by disgruntled Democrats in shutting down the farm bill in the House. The vote was a huge embarrassment to the House GOP leadership, and a reminder that fiscal conservatives were watching Washington. The reincarnated Farm Bill emerged earlier this week: While the “farm” portion of the farm bill should fail on its own merits – it’s mostly subsidies to big, well-connected interests – breaking the farm bill in two would appear to be a tremendous victory for those who want transparent government. However, Heritage Action has a video of Rep. Phil Roe (R-TN) explaining last week that splitting ...

Sleight-of-Hand on America’s budget problems

Over the last two months, there has been a push by the overspending crowd to say things aren’t so bad financially. This push was launched after the Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) May 2013 report, which shows sequestration, some economic growth, and the fiscal cliff’s tax increases have somewhat improved America’s deficit scenarios in the short-term. Tea Party Patriots has already called out a variety of media sources for inaccuracies on this subject. However, more recently, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) – a liberal think tank – released an analysis touted by Lydia DePillis at The Washington Post Wonk Blog ...

The Farm Bill, Corporations, and Priorities

Over the last few weeks, Democrats and Republicans have engaged in a politically ferocious battle over the farm bill – from the Tea Party perspective, should America pay for the Senate’s grossly oversized bill, or the House’s slightly-less-oversized bill? On Sunday, Eleanor Clift wrote a column for The Daily Beast criticizing Republicans for wanting cuts to the farm bill, especially the food stamps component. From the column: For decades, since the 1970s, food stamps enjoyed bipartisan backing, with farm-state senators and legislative icons George McGovern and Bob Dole championing the program. More recently, even the authors of the famed ...

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: ...

The US Navy: Defending Our Freedom And … Building Our Refineries?

In the past few weeks we’ve learned that the government spent $9 billion to create 910 green-energy jobs; the Navy bought 450,000 gallons of biofuels for $26 a gallon; and now according to Reuters, “The Pentagon is pushing ahead with a $420 million effort to build refineries to make competitively priced biofuels.” And this from the same federal government where the U.S. Post Office has been losing $42.3 million a day! What could possibly go wrong? Recent news stories have pointed to concerns, mostly from Republicans, about the Navy’s decision to sink $12 million in biofuels, at $26 per gallon, to create a 50-50 petroleum/bi...

Southerland Holds Firm Against Washington Compromise

By Zayida Baker Rep. Steve Southerland, R-Fla., bolstered his tea-party credentials Monday, August 1, standing against the debt deal struck by President Obama and congressional leaders. It became law Tuesday afternoon. The Budget Control Act raises the debt ceiling in two stages by up to $2.4 trillion total, which should fund government through the 2012 elections. It immediately allows $400 billion in fresh borrowing, then allows $500 billion more unless Congress vetoes it. This $900 billion is tied to $917 billion in cuts over the next ten years, mostly after 2012. The second stage features a debt-limit increase of between $1.2 trillion and ...

News Briefing for Monday, April 27

HEALTHCARE: Obamacare Leaves Behind Millions Of Lower Income Workers “Despite being designed to help the poor, certain aspects of Obamacare are holding millions of individuals back who fall into what is being called the “coverage gap.” Reverend Vann R. Ellison, the president of the Florida based St. Matthew’s House, is trying to bring attention to the issue which he says affects people that fall between the $10,000 and $12,000 a year income range. St. Matthew’s House, which takes care of roughly 1,500 people, provides food and shelter to those individuals trying to work their way out of poverty. “We generally deal with lower income ...