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Day 11: Remind candidates the Tea Party is watching

It’s Friday – only 11 days from the election, which means we’re almost there! Keep it up! When November 7 rolls around, it is our goal to make sure that when every Patriot wakes up, we know we did everything we could to sway public opinion towards the principles of the Tea Party. As part of that effort, we have two action items today. First we’re urging you to make your normal 25 calls per day to undecided voters. Second, please write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper, reminding candidates that the Tea Party will hold them accountable if they are elected. With November 6 closing in fast, it’s important that candidates realize ...

Ask the Candidates

The first debate of 2012 between President Obama and Governor Romney will take place this Wednesday, October 3. The debate will cover domestic policy. One of the most important issues facing whoever wins in November is the national debt. The Republican Study Committee (RSC) has put forth a plan – one Tea Party Patriots has officially backed – that would balance the budget in five years. Of all of the plans that received votes in Congress this year, the RSC has put forth the only one that would balance the budget in a reasonable period of time. The House Republican budget, for example, balances in over twenty years, but as all Patriots know, one ...

Republican Candidates Vie to Fight Nelson

By Zayida Baker Republican senatorial candidates former Sen. George LeMieux, R-Fla., former Florida House of Representatives Majority Leader Adam Hasner, businessman Craig Miller, and retired Army Col. Mike McCalister are courting conservatives in a wide-open primary to challenge incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., in 2012. The four faced off August 20 in a two-hour Orlando debate. They did not argue with each other and agreed on most points, such as opposing stem-cell research, civil unions, hate-crimes legislation, and federal funding of Planned Parenthood. Hasner and LeMieux, the two politicians in the race, have both pledged to vote to ...

The Blaze: National debt just rounded $19 trillion

The U.S. national debt Friday rounded the corner on $19 trillion for the first time in our nation’s history. The Blaze has the scoop: After $18 trillion on Dec. 15, 2014, it took a 13 months for the debt to reach the new threshold, which is a slightly quicker climb in debt from years past. It took about 14 months for the debt to reach $16, $17 and $18 trillion. Though the national debt has been a hot-button issue for Republicans, and reduction in spending has been a cornerstone of many GOP presidential candidates’ campaigns, spending does not seem to be on the decline. In fact, over the last few years, the federal government has been free ...

Tax-reform issue gaining momentum

It’s tax season again and Americans are spending precious personal time determining what they are owed or what they owe to Uncle Sam. Imagine if the process were a lot simpler – an idea gaining ground in some political circles. The Wall Street Journal has the scoop: Remember when Steve Forbes ran for president in 1996 to promote a flat-rate income tax? The media and political establishment treated him as an unwelcome crank with an oddball idea about financing government. Today, conservatives can still expect hostile treatment from the media and political left. But the tax-reform idea has gained significant ground. Last week’s main ...

National Review: Plans to tackle our national debt need to be front and center

The national debt isn’t a scintillating topic; we get it. But ignoring it won’t make our debt and all the troubles associated with it go away. It’s time for the issue to get more airtime from politicians this year. National Review has the scoop: Judging from the presidential campaign so far, perhaps we should put the debt’s image on a milk carton somewhere. In the last Republican debate, there was precisely one question on the debt — and the candidates answered it by talking about their tax plans. That was far too typical. According to the FiveThirtyEight website, “the deficit” was mentioned an average of two times in the first five ...

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 1/17/16

CALENDAR: The House is in recess this week. They’ll come back to work on Monday, January 25. The Senate will be in recess on Monday in honor of the Martin Luther King, Jr., federal holiday. The Senate will return to work on Tuesday, January 19. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House began its week Monday, taking up and passing eight different bills on the Suspension Calendar. On Tuesday, they took up and passed another bill on the Suspension Calendar – H.R. 757, the North Korea Sanctions Enforcement Act we discussed last week. That bill passed by a vote of 418-2. Also on Tuesday, the House took up and passed H.R. 1644, the ...

Veterans Affairs labor contract favors hiring union bureaucrats over vets

The union contract for the Department of Veterans Affairs requires the agency “in all cases” give preference to union bureaucrats over veterans – this despite federal law that allows vets to apply for positions otherwise only open to current employees. The Daily Caller has the details: The Master Agreement between the VA and the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) states, “Prior to considering candidates from outside the bargaining unit, the department agrees to first consider internal candidates for selection … in all cases … first and full consideration shall be given to any best qualified candidates within the ...

Tea Party Patriots urges President Obama to sign Obamacare repeal into law

Atlanta, GA – Tea Party Patriots President and co-founder Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement tonight urging the President to sign Congress’ bill repealing most of Obamacare into law. “Since the modern Tea Party movement began in 2009, one of the biggest issues motivating our grassroots supporters has been the effort to repeal Obamacare. In 2014, Tea Party activists and conservatives, motivated by the goal of repealing Obamacare - and countless promises from candidates they would do so - turned out to the polls in droves and gave the GOP control of the Senate to go with its House majority. Now, Congress has finally sent a bill to ...