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Tea Party Patriots: Offensive comments by VA Secretary proves how “out-of-touch” the Obama Administration is with our veterans

ATLANTA, Ga – Tea Party Patriots CEO and Co-founder Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today reacting to comments made by Veterans’ Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald comparing the length of time veterans wait for health care to the length of time people wait in line at Disneyland. “Today’s comment by President Obama’s Veterans’ Affairs Secretary that VA shouldn’t be judged on the amount of time veterans wait to receive care because Disney doesn’t use wait times as a metric in its amusement parks shows just how out-of-touch the Obama Administration is with the needs of veterans, and anyone who can't see the difference ...

Deloitte executive: ‘A number of carriers need double-digit [premium] increases’ to make up for Obamacare losses

Obamacare is wreaking havoc on the profitability of health-insurance providers, some of whom anticipate double-digit increases to health-insurance premiums to make up for revenue shortfalls. POLITICO has the scoop: Just a week after the nation’s largest insurer, UnitedHealth Group, pulled out of most Obamacare exchanges because it anticipates $650 million in losses this year, Aetna’s CEO said Thursday that his company expects to break even, but legislative fixes are needed to make the marketplace sustainable. “I think a lot of insurance carriers expected red ink, but they didn’t expect this much red ink,” said Greg Scott, who oversees ...

VA whistleblower slams former U.S. senator for ignoring memo outlining ‘veteran harm’

Former Veterans Affairs employee Ryan Honl is criticizing former U.S. Senator Russ Feingold for allegedly sitting on a memo in 2009 documenting veteran abuses at a Wisconsin-area VA. WKOW has the story: Ryan Honl, a former Tomah VA employee who filed a complaint about the opiate prescription problem and other issues with the Office of the Inspector General for U.S. Veterans Affairs in September 2014, is featured prominently in the ad [recently released by libertarian-leaning Freedom Partners Action Fund]. Honl criticizes Feingold for not responding to a April 17, 2009 memo  sent out by the American Federation of Government Employees, which ...

House Ways and Means Chairman: We plan to lay out ‘comprehensive blueprint on where we want the tax code to go’

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady during The Atlantic Summit Wednesday told Bloomberg View columnist Margaret Carlson that his committee is exploring numerous pro-growth tax plans to roll out by the close of 2016. The Daily Caller has the scoop: “What we expect to do is to lay out, later this summer, a comprehensive blueprint on where we want the tax code to go with a number of details,” [Brady] said. ” And also, sort of lay out how we can get there.” The panel has seen a number of proposals varying from flat taxes, consumption taxes to cash-flow taxes in recent months. Brady praised former Chairman Dave Camp, ...

Editor: U.S. credit will max out when the world ‘loses confidence in the dollars we owe’

A financial historian who has been writing for decades about economics says it's time to stop incurring debt otherwise we will soon find our proverbial credit card has been declined. TIME has the commentary: We owe more than we can easily repay. We spend too much and borrow too much. Worse, we promise too much. We conjure dollar bills by the trillions–pull them right out of thin air. I won’t insist that this can’t go on, because it has. I only say that it will eventually stop. I don’t know the date, but I believe that I know the reason. It will stop when the world loses confidence in the dollars we owe. Come that moment of truth, the ...

Supreme Court divided over challenge to President Obama’s executive-amnesty order

  The Supreme Court this week is divided over a challenge to President Obama executive-amnesty order that would grant work permits to 5 million illegal immigrants. The New York Times has the story: A 4-4 deadlock seemed a real possibility, one that would leave in place an appeals court ruling that blocks the plan and deny Mr. Obama the chance to revive it while he remains in office. A tie vote would set no Supreme Court precedent and therefore would allow a renewed challenge to the plan once the court is back at full strength. Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr.’s questions were deeply skeptical of the administration’s position. They ...

Sen. Mike Lee: ‘Saddling future generations with a debt burden of this size … fiscally irresponsible’

Americans have had to tighten their belts over the last seven-plus years but not so for Congress – members of which have been on an out-of-control spending spree that has to stop, says Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) in a recent column. Read Sen. Lee’s comments below: Nearly everyone in America understands what it means—and what is required—to live within a budget. Regardless of zip code or economic status, most people can spend only as much as they earn. One person’s paycheck may be twice the size as his neighbor’s, but neither may continually spend beyond their means… Currently, the total national debt hovers just above $19 trillion, ...

Letter to the editor: ‘The borrowing ability of our government will run out’

The national debt today stands at $19.2 trillion – a figure that should alarm any parent or member of Congress, according to one concerned citizen from Moorestown, New Jersey. The Courier-Post Online has the details: If you personally had to borrow the money and make your children pay for 26 weeks or more of payments to your unemployed neighbor or welfare, subsidized housing, free meals at school and Medicaid for any immigrant that can reach our shores, would you do it? Would you borrow more and ask your children to pay for the best military hardware in the world, the world’s best-paid police, firemen, teachers and their administrators and ...

Tea Party Patriots Thanks NorCal Tea Party For Their “Relentless Pursuit of the Truth” About IRS Targeting

Tea Party Patriots Thanks NorCal Tea Party For Their “Relentless Pursuit of the Truth” About IRS Targeting Atlanta, GA – Tea Party Patriots CEO and co-founder Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today, reacting to reports about the NorCal Tea Party’s victory over the IRS in federal court on Tuesday. "Tea Party Patriots thanks the NorCal Tea Party for their relentless pursuit of the truth about IRS targeting of Americans for their political views. The Tea Party movement started as a reaction to big government overreach and the IRS program targeting political speech was a chilling episode that should give pause to Americans ...

Join us in the Constitutional Battle of Our Lifetime

Our beloved American freedoms have never been more at risk. We face not only a historic presidential election this year, but also a potentially radical liberal justice if President Obama ignores precedent and pushes through his nominee. After the loss of Justice Antonin Scalia, the Supreme Court hangs in the balance, and it’s up to us to hold Senate Republicans accountable as they refuse to cave to President Obama's demands. As National Review points out, the SCOTUS fight isn’t about one justice—it’s about America’s future on a dozen political issues. Help us in the fight by flooding the Senate with petitions, phone calls and ...