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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

Patriot Act Renewal: Senate Overwhelmingly Votes To Proceed (International Business Times – Ginger Gibson)

WASHINGTON -- The Senate voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to allow a measure that would renew key parts of the now-expired Patriot Act, a controversial bulk phone data collection program that expired earlier this week... Continue here.

Neil’s Spiel: Republicans losing their budget soul? (Fox Business – Jenny Beth Martin Interview with Neil Cavuto)

Watch the latest video at video.foxbusiness.com National Review reporter Katherine Timpf, Tea Party Patriots Founder Jenny Beth Martin and FBN’s Neil Cavuto on concerns the Republican Party is not sticking to the push to rein in spending...Continue here.

The Reagan Agenda is Back in Business

It may not be morning in America quite yet, but I think we can see rosy-fingered dawn peeking over the horizon. Last month, Ted Cruz stepped up. Last week, Rand Paul stepped up. Last Monday, Marco Rubio stepped up. Their arrival may not be the second coming of Ronald Reagan, but it’s the second coming of the Reagan coalition. Does anybody make the case for traditional values more cogently than Ted Cruz? Does anybody confront overweening government more consistently than Rand Paul? Does anybody summon the themes of American patriotism more evocatively than Marco Rubio? Family values. Limited government. American exceptionalism. Those are the ...

Election 2016: Can Ted Cruz Win The Conservative Mantle? (International Business Times – Ginger Gibson)

- If Ted Cruz wants to win the Republican primary, first he’s going to have to win an internal battle in the GOP’s right wing to be the conservative candidate of choice... Continue here.

Taxpayer Watchdogs Urge Members to Protect RAC Program: Program is Highly Effective Anti-Medicare Fraud Tool (Business Wire)

Today, the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW) was joined by five organizations in a letter to members of the House Ways and Means and Senate Finance Committees, urging them to protect the Recovery Audit Program (RAC) from further meddling when Congress considers legislation regarding Medicare sustainable growth rate (SGR) patch, or “doc fix.” The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service’s (CMS) RAC program is a highly effective post-payment auditing tool that has been largely sidelined by CMS, allowing billions in improper payments to providers to be made. Co-signatories to the letter are: Tom Schatz, President of the Council ...

Texas Small Businessman: “225% Increase Is Not Cheaper”

“Common sense. Where’s the common sense?” asked Todd, a sole proprietor of a small company who is trying to cope with all the cost increases from Obamacare. Since the passage of the Affordable Care Act, the Texas resident has seen his premiums skyrocket, and the worse is yet to come. “My independent health insurance that I carry for me and my family would be considered the bronze equivalent of Obamacare. My insurance rate has increased 225% in the past four years,” shared Todd. “It was running about $400 a month. Now, it is up to $900 a month [with a $4,000 deductible].” While his carrier has not given any indication of ...

When Government Makes Your Business Theirs

For those who believe in personal freedom, Tuesday’s oral arguments at the nation’s highest court hold significant value. The outcome will have profound implications on the government’s say in private businesses. Through Obamacare, Washington has sought to tighten its grip on companies through higher taxes and more regulations. Never before has the government made such an effort to force owners to comply with laws contrary to their religious convictions.   The two high-profile cases – Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. v. Sebelius – have stirred the Right and the Left to action, resulting in ...

Obamacare’s Bloodletting of Small Business

Small businesses – the bread and butter of our communities, provide “55% of all jobs and 66% of all net new jobs since the 1970s,” according to the Small Business Administration. Yet, the President’s signature legislation – Obamacare – has caused hardships for many of them as owners and employees alike face policy cancellations, increased premiums and the impact to their bottom line. Skip, a self-employed small business owner in Pennsylvania, has seen firsthand how some are taking a financial hit due to the so-called Affordable Care Act. “I purchase my health insurance through an alliance of small business owners. I have a $3,500 ...

Media Laments Big Business’ Diminishing Power in GOP

The image of big corporations controlling the Republican Party is par for the mainstream media course. It dominated headlines during the 2012 elections, when former Wall Street businessman Mitt Romney topping the GOP ticket. Now, however, media folks are starting to criticize the lack of influence by Big Business in the Republican Party, noting the rise of citizen influence is eroding corporate sway. From Noah Rothman of Mediaite: “Does all this talk coming out of the house maybe it wouldn’t be so bad to default, does that push moderates to link arms and pass that bill?” pressed MSNBC host Alex Wagner on Tuesday in a question to NBC News ...