Today, Tea Party Patriots is launching a brand new month-long campaign about what makes us proud to be American. We couldn’t be more excited.
Here’s how it will work: Once a day, every day for the month of July, we’ll focus on one thing that makes us proud to be American. On social media, you’ll notice us using the hashtag: #AmericaProud. We invite you to use the hashtag as well and join in the conversation!
There are so many things about living in the United States that we take for granted every single day. We live in the greatest country that has ever ...
Atlanta, Ga. – Tea Party Patriots' supporters across the country today applaud the expiration of the Export-Import Bank's funding authorization from Congress.
The Export-Import Bank, also known as the Ex-Im Bank, was established in 1934 by executive order and its stated purpose was to help finance the sale of U.S. exports to foreign countries. Over the past decades, the Bank has unfairly chosen "winners" and "losers" among American companies, using tax dollars to interfere with the market and play favoritism with well-connected private companies such as Boeing.
Pres. Ronald Regan once famously said that “the nine most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the government and I’m here to help.” Reagan may have uttered those words decades ago, but - according to a new poll – they still ring true today.
An overwhelming majority of Americans don’t trust the federal government. A full 61 percent of American voters don’t have faith in the powers that run Washington. What’s equally startling is that trust among registered Independents has dropped 32 percentage points since 2002. For Republicans, trust ...
The House and Senate are both in recess for the 4th of July break, and will not return until a week from Monday.
LAST TWO WEEKS ON THE HOUSE FLOOR:
The House came back into session on Monday, June 15. The Members dealt with seven non-controversial bills under the Suspension Calendar and renamed several U.S. Postal Service buildings.
Meanwhile, the real action on Monday was taking place in the Rules Committee, where House GOP Leaders were working to buy themselves some time. As you may recall from our last conversation, the House had passed the TPA ...
Who here wants elected officials to vote based on principles and convictions, regardless of the consequences? Regardless of whether they will lose their chairmanships, committee appointments, and other perks of office? Who here is proud of Congressman Ken Buck for standing and voting on principle since he took office in DC in January?
I’m proud of Ken Buck and the others who stood on principle and faced consequences in the last 2 weeks like Mark Meadows, Trent Franks, Cynthia Lummis, and Steve Pearce. Thanks to you for making calls this week, the Republican ...
In case you didn’t think the mess at the IRS could get any worse, the Lois Lerner saga is continuing to prove otherwise. A government watchdog is now saying that the IRS erased computer evidence during the Congressional investigation into the IRS, Lerner, and the systemic targeting of tea party groups.
Fox News reports :
J. Russell George, the Treasury inspector general for tax administration, testified to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee that IRS employees erased computer backup tapes shortly after officials discovered thousands of emails ...
There was much good news, along with a splash of bad news, in this week’s controversial poll from NBC-Wall Street Journal. Whatever the poll’s methodological shortcomings (which we will leave to the trained professionals to sort out), it’s clear that the first-tier candidates are holding firm as “candidates you could see yourself supporting,” even as second-tier figures Carly Fiorina, Mike Huckabee and Ben Carson are beginning to surge. As we have been saying in this space for some time, all of the GOP candidates are accretive. They all bring elements of support ...
Atlanta, Ga. – Just now, in a 6 - 3 ruling, the Supreme Court upheld the federal government’s right to provide subsidies in states that did not set up their own exchanges, despite the clear language of the law.
Under Section 1311 of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), the federal government is only permitted to provide subsidies to individuals who purchase health insurance from “an exchange established by the states.” However, the IRS has been acting in defiance of the law, providing subsidies and imposing taxes that were never authorized by Congress in states ...
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 ...
Tea Party Patriots co-founder Jenny Beth Martin has a new op-ed at Breitbart News about last week’s Obamacare exemption rallies. On June 17, patriots from around the country gathered at their Representative’s or Senator’s local offices to protest Congress’ special exemption from Obamacare. At the end of the day, conservatives rallied at more than 500 offices around the country.
As a result of the protests, five additional Congressmen have agreed to sign on as co-sponsors of H.R. 1953, also known as the “No Exemption for Washington From Obamacare Act.”