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County governments want eminent domain to refinance mortgages

Governments in Chicago, San Bernardino, CA, and Suffolk County, NY plan to use eminent domain powers to provide mortgage relief. Created by Mortgage Resolution Partners, the plan being considered would allow local government to seize mortgages on homes of underwater borrowers using eminent domain laws. The bank holding the mortgage would then receive current fair market value on the mortgage, as opposed to the amount owed by the homeowner. Gregory Devereaux, administrator for San Bernardino County is considering the program, saying, "Federal programs have not been very successful at all and private programs have been of limited help." The local ...

Reports from the Grassroots: Linn County Tea Party Patriots – Iowa

On August 23rd I was honored to present to the Linn County Tea Party Patriots in Cedar Rapids Iowa at the local Godfathers Pizza. The owner is a strong conservative, and the Linn County Tea Party meet there on a weekly basis with as little as 10 people and as many as 40 people, depending on the night. Randy Lucore is the Coordinator of the group and works closely with his dad and others in that role. After announcements, the first thing we did was go around the room and get everyone say who they were and why they are fighting in the movement today. The stories were not unlike the stories we've all heard from patriots across the rest of the nation, ...

Featured Event: Vanderburgh County Tea Party Patriots

Vanderburgh County Tea Party Patriots want you to know the truth about the state of our southern border. On Saturday October 15th at 1:00pm, they will be showing “Invasion!” Over 6 days, several members of the Yadkin Valley Tea Party in North Carolina documented life along the Arizona border. What they found is shocking, and not reported in the mainstream media. The struggle of regular Americans against the might of Mexican drug cartels is getting dangerous, and completely ignored by the federal government. Invasion! Is the story of forgotten Americans, where no help is coming. Join the Vanderburgh County Tea Party Patriots at the Oaklyn ...

Featured Group: Pierce County Tea Party

With more than 2 years under their belts, the Pierce County Tea Party in Washington State has been a pillar of the Washington grassroots movement in a very challenging state. Their specialty is great rallies on short notice, such as an impromptu protest of Jimmy Hoffa from a surprise visit, two days after his thinly veiled threat against tea parties everywhere and a well-executed rally against Obama’s excessive campaign stops in less than two weeks’ time. Currently, Pierce County Tea Party is raising awareness of Agenda 21 to the local and state legislature and can be seen in action this October 24th on the steps of the Capitol in Olympia ...

Featured Event: Fayette County Tea Party Candidate Forum

If the only thing you know about a candidate is what their road sign looks like, you need to find yourself a Tea Party! Fayette County Issues Tea Party is making sure you get the opportunity to interview people running for public office in Fayette County, Georgia. From October 15th to 25th, you will have four opportunities to engage with candidates who ultimately want to be the boss. From Mayor to City Council to Regional Transportation Roundtable members, Fayette County Issues Tea Party will hold feet to the fire of incumbent and challenger alike… with your questions. Visit Fayette County Issues Tea Party for details!

Rural Texans in no hurry to sign up for Obamacare

Fewer insurers in remote regions combined with higher health-insurance premiums are the reasons Texans in less populated areas of the state aren’t clamoring to “get covered” by Obamacare, according to a Stanford University study. Texas’ Lubbock Avalanche-Journal has the story: “Small rural coverage regions under the Affordable Care Act have fewer insurers to choose from and higher prices relative to similar rural markets that get grouped in with larger urban markets nearby,” the report states … “Our association does not have any hard data, but as we talk to the rural hospitals, the sense that they continue to share with us is ...

5 Times Obamacare was terrible for America

It’s no surprise that President Obama set a red tape record this week, reaching 545,857 total pages of regulations since his administration began in 2009. What can you expect when a president’s landmark legislation saddled American businesses and families with a costly, complicated healthcare mandate? Whether it’s shutting down schools or closing your favorite local restaurant, Obamacare has been bad for America since it was signed into law more than five years ago. Here are five examples from this year showing how badly we need to repeal Obamacare. The healthcare mandate was too much for a Nashville, Tenn.-based deli that closed its ...

Obamacare: The ‘straw that broke the camel’s back’ for struggling Tennessee school district closing its doors

County administrators in a Tennessee school district have been struggling to balance the books for years in the wake of the Obamacare insurance mandate – a mandate that has finally forced them to shutter their classrooms. The Washington Examiner has the details: In an AP report, Clay County Director of Schools Jerry Strong said the school board made its decision to cancel classes because of budget issues that are related to government mandates that the district can't afford. He said the Affordable Care Act was the "straw that broke the camel's back" and that "it has made it very difficult for us to have our employees properly covered and meet ...

Tea Party Patriots Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin Adds Her Name To Letter Outlining Qualifications For Conservative House Leadership

This week, Tea Party Patriots Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin, along with 54 others, signed a document outlining their vision for conservative leadership. VISION FOR NEW CONGRESSIONAL LEADERSHIP Republican leaders have a responsibility to better align their party’s policy stances with founding American principles, the U.S. Constitution, and the will and consent of the American people against the threats facing this nation right now. Congressional leaders represent more than merely the internal majority of their respective chambers. They become national leaders of the entire Republican Party and, when in the majority, the citizens of every state. ...

The Freedom Thieves are Trying to Punish YOU

Having just returned from meetings with a few Congressmen on Capitol Hill, I felt it was important to give you an update. I will touch on what I mean by "freedom thieves" later in this email, but first I want to focus on our allies on Capitol Hill. Know this, that you have made a difference in the last 3 weeks. You helped amend the Patriot Act with Senator Lee's USA Freedom Act to stop the bulk metadata collection on US citizens, 34 House members voted no on the rule for TPA "fast track authority," you visited over 500 Congressional offices representing 10 Senators and 291 Congressmen last week calling for an end to the Congressional Exemption ...