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Tea Party Patriots: Gov. Christie’s Attempted Extortion of Horizon Threatens New Jerseyans’ Healthcare Security

Atlanta, GA – Tea Party Patriots President and Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin issued the following statement today in response to the news that Standard & Poor’s has given an “A” credit rating to Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey. “Conservatives believe deeply in the power of free markets, and we are greatly concerned about Governor Chris Christie’s attempt to extort a private company into turning over customer premiums to fund an expansion of government. Governor Christie has shown little regard for fiscal responsibility, as evidenced by the fact that New Jersey’s own credit rating has been downgraded 11 times during ...

Trump administration announces ‘once-in-a-generation opportunity’ to overhaul tax code

The White House Wednesday unveiled long-anticipated plans for an overhaul of our tax system that would simplify the tax code and cuts rates for people and businesses. The Washington Times has the story: “This is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to do something really big,” said Gary Cohn, director of the president’s National Economic Council, who presented the plan to reporters at the White House. He said the president was ready to go to the mat to get tax reform enacted... The proposal he outlined would eliminate every tax deduction except those that are most popular among middle-class families — those for home mortgage intere...

Jenny Beth Martin: Trump administration takes ‘its boldest step yet’ with tax-cut plan

Tea Party Patriots Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin in her latest column says President Donald J. Trump's recently released tax-cut plan is his administration's 'boldest step yet' as it will grease the wheels on what has for years been an otherwise sluggish economy. The Hill has the commentary: Wednesday, the Trump administration delivered a two-fer: On the one hand, it took its boldest step yet in its quest to drain the swamp that is Washington, D.C., while on the other hand it played its strongest card in its effort to jump-start the kind of economic boom that would extend the benefits of the anemic Obama “recovery” beyond the bicoastal elites ...

Sen. Chuck Grassley says he expects a Supreme Court resignation ‘this summer’

We may soon be in for another Supreme Court showdown as Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) told an Iowa-based newspaper he expects a Supreme Court resignation by the end of the summer. Muscatine Journal has the details: "I would expect a resignation this summer," he said. An upcoming resignation has been "rumored," he said, but he did not name a justice. The question was posed to him during a question-and-answer session at Kent Corporation headquarters, by Kent employees, National Association of Manufacturers members and elected officials at Kent Corporation headquarters. A person would likely be nominated from ...

Report: Average working American spends a whole week preparing taxes

The effort and expense it takes to file taxes is staggering at 8.1 billion man hours totaling $170 billion in lost time or –  what for the average working American amounts to a week of work preparing tax paper, according to a new Tax Day report. The Washington Examiner has the details: The report from American Action Forum considers the costs associated with all Internal Revenue Service forms, such as those corporations and doctors fill out, often for customers or patients, but it also breaks down the impact of tax season on individuals who face a Tuesday filing deadline. "IRS currently imposes 8.1 billion hours of paperwork and generates ...

Pruitt ends taxpayer-paid gym memberships for EPA employees

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt this week on “Fox & Friends” announced his agency will no longer underwrite employee gym memberships – this after it came to light the agency under President Obama paid nearly $15,000 for 24-Hour Fitness membership packages. The Washington Examiner has the details: "Well, the gym memberships ended yesterday, it was quite something to hear about that," Pruitt said. He said the agency is investigating the matter, saying "it was the previous administration that granted those gym memberships," which "were rather expensive." "It was something that needed to end." The gym ...

Top Republicans calling on DOJ to reopen investigation into former IRS executive Lois Lerner

Two Republican congressmen are demanding authorities at the Department of Justice reopen the investigation into former IRS executive Lois Lerner, who oversaw IRS employees during the height of the scandal surrounding agency targeting of Americans for their political beliefs. The Washington Times has the details: Ms. Lerner was cleared after an investigation by the Obama administration but Reps. Kevin Brady and Peter Roskam, respectively the chairman of the Ways and Means Committee and the panel’s tax policy subcommittee, say there are plenty of questions with how that probe was run, and said that a new look by the Trump administration’s ...

Longtime VA official has paltry excuse for approving $10 million price tag for 25 parking spots

The Department of Veterans Affairs still needs a major overhaul, as officials signed off on a $10 million bill for a mere 25 parking spaces when 600 were needed – and one of top official’s response was to say he wasn’t in charge of the approval. The Daily Signal has the details: Federal officials took six years to plan a new parking lot for a Department of Veterans Affairs hospital in West Virginia that would cost $10 million for only 25 parking spaces, as their solution for a 600-spot shortage. Then, when outside auditors pulled the plug on the fiasco, the hospital’s top official—who had previously served as the facility’s chief of ...

Tea Party Patriots Reax to Judge Gorsuch Being Voted out of Committee: We Look Forward to Him Being Confirmed by the End of the Week

Atlanta, GA – Tea Party Patriots President and co-founder Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today, reacting to Judge Neil Gorsuch getting voted out of the Senate Judiciary Committee. “The party-line vote sending Judge Gorsuch’s nomination to the Senate floor shows the majority of the Democratic caucus is willfully oblivious to how well qualified this nominee is to serve on our nation’s highest court. Likewise, they’re willfully oblivious to the fact that Judge Gorsuch is exactly the type of judge voters wanted for the high court when they elected President Trump. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has repeatedly said ...

It costs lots of money to comply with federal tax law – here’s how much

Tax Day is approaching and Americans nationwide, in an effort to comply with federal tax law, lose $234 billion a year in man hours and direct expenses combined – and those figures are expected to climb even higher in the years ahead. The Washington Free Beacon has the details: Pete Sepp, president of the National Taxpayers Union, said that tax compliance costs taxpayers $234 billion per year in direct costs and lost productivity. "The problem is the status quo—thinking that, well, if we don't do tax reform this year it will just be that bad," Sepp said. "No, the status quo is not the static quo—it's going to get worse." "The paperwork ...