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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 ...

News Release: Tea Party, Business Leaders: ‘Obamacare Makes Economy Sick’

Warren Buffett Agrees Obamacare is NOT Ready WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tea Party Patriots, today blasted the House “Leadership” and the administration for pushing failed legislation on the American people.  Lacking support from the American people and the business community, famed investor, Warren Buffett, an early supporter of President Obama, reiterated his distaste for the act and has broken ranks by insisting that “without changes to Obamacare average citizens will suffer,” reports Money Morning.  “Obamacare is not ready. Leaders from around the country are waking up to the realization that this piece of legislation will cause ...

Unions and Business Owners Agree – Obamacare Harms Workers

Since the passage of Obamacare, President Obama has claimed the law will benefit working Americans. A survey by NBC News of business owners and other organizational leaders – people who actually participate in the fields of economics and markets – finds this to be largely a falsehood only believed in the White House, the fevered imaginations of editors at Huffington Post, and some Members of Congress. From NBC: NBC News spoke with almost 20 small businesses and other entities from Maine to California, and almost all said that because of the new law they’d be cutting back hours for some employees – an unintended consequence of the new ...

Obamacare: Exhibit A in how Washington doesn’t know business

Last year, a number of restaurant franchise CEOs made news for declaring they would likely have to cut hours or employees as a result of Obamacare. They were hammered in the media for their alleged selfishness. From Greta Van Susteren comes another franchise CEO complaining about Obamacare’s impact on his three restaurants – only instead of cutting back on employees, the owner is letting them all go. From Real Clear Politics’ transcript: WESTBROOK: In 2010 I was president for the Texas Restaurant Association and it was my job to track the efforts of the House and Senate to pass that bill and then also find out what was inside it. The first ...

Uniforms, Morale and Big Business

In May, Tea Party Patriots reported on how uniform envy in the military has cost taxpayers millions of dollars. With the backlash caused by the Government Accountability Office report that brought this waste to light, it’s no surprise that both the Senate and House Armed Services Committees will be trying to reduce those costs after the fact. According to Roll Call, the issue is causing quite a bit of heartache up on Capitol Hill and within many of the military’s brass. Consolidating the number of uniforms, which would affect almost all of the 2.2 million men and women in the active and part-time armed forces, could save up to a quarter of a ...