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President Trump: Obamacare is a ‘democratic catastrophe’

  President Trump tore into Obamacare Tuesday after a report revealed health-insurance premiums in Alaska have increased by as much as 200 percent, adding his intent on making sure the disastrous law is addressed by summer. Fox News has the inside scoop: “If Congress doesn't act to save Americans from this Democrat-inflicted catastrophe, next year is going to get worse,” said Trump, who praised Ryan for getting the GOP-led House last month to pass its ObamaCare overhaul package. “It was a long and difficult negotiation, but it gives a great concept to Mitch,” the president said. “The Senate, I’m sure, will follow soon, get a ...

Policy expert: ‘Obamacare death spiral continues’

Diana Furchtgott-Roth, a policy expert with conservative-leaning Manhattan Institute, says the government health-insurance “death spiral continues” as enrollment in Obamacare has dropped nearly a quarter in the last year, according to data from the Kaiser Family Foundation. The Free Beacon has the inside scoop: Diana Furchtgott-Roth, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, said that Congress needs to repeal and reform Obamacare without delay. "The Obamacare death spiral is continuing," she said. "As rates rise, healthy people drop out and the share of sick people rise, causing further increases in rates. Since these rates are capped ...

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 6/04/17

CALENDAR: The House will return on Tuesday, with the first votes scheduled for 6:30 PM. The House will stay in session through Friday, with the last vote scheduled to be no later than 3 PM. The Senate will return on Monday, with the first vote set for 5:30. The Senate is also scheduled to stay in session through Friday. TWO WEEKS AGO ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: Two weeks ago, on Monday, May 22, the House took up and passed two bills under Suspension of the Rules – H.R. 1862, the Global Child Protection Act of 2017, and H.R. 1842, the Strengthening Children’s Safety Act of 2017. On Tuesday, May 23, the House took up and passed H.R. 2288, ...

Social Security Administration Spends Astounding $32 Million in Taxpayer Funds on Conferences

The Social Security Administration spent an astounding $32 million of taxpayer money on conferences, according to an audit compiled by the agency’s own Office of the Inspector General. The Washington Free Beacon reports that the Social Security Administration spent in excess of $100,000 on more than 300 conferences to cover expenses like travel, lodging, and meals. The Free Beacon points out that the agency spent large sums on “guest speakers” as well: "On average, in [fiscal years] 2013 through 2016, SSA spent $742 per attendee on conferences," the inspector general said…"Conferences with guest speaker expenses ranged from $2,500 to about ...

Tea Party Patriots Thank President Trump for Keeping His Promise to Withdraw from Paris Accord

Atlanta, GA - Tea Party Patriots President and co-founder Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today, reacting to President Trump's announcement the United States is withdrawing from the Paris Accord. “Tea Party Patriots thanks President Donald Trump for continuing to keep the promises he made during the campaign by announcing the United States will withdraw from the Paris Accord, which is a drag on our economy and a bad deal for American workers. Once again, President Trump has continued to keep his word to the American people both on specific initiatives like the Paris Accord and his broader promise to put our citizens and America ...

Republicans are pushing back against liberals intent on stifling free speech

The fuel and spirit to fight on the right is coming from many corners following the liberal attack to silence Fox News’ Sean Hannity. After the news broke that a couple of Hannity’s advertisers were pulling their content from Hannity’s show, Tea Party Patriots Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin sprang into action, asking thousands of members to call both Cars.com and USAA. PoliZette has the commentary: "A new attack on our First Amendment rights is happening right now, and we must engage!" she wrote. "The far Left has lost its mind in the wake of President Donald Trump's historic victory, and they are lashing out in an attempt to undermine his ...

Patriots nationwide respond to USAA, Hannity controversy

Dozens of patriots from around the country contacted us to express disappointment over USSAA’s decision to pull ad dollars from Fox News’ “Hannity” – a program that, according to the Associated Press, this year has an average viewership of 2.67 million – a move the financial-services company reversed after the public outcry. Veteran and USAA member John Chaffee expressed his displeasure in an email to us saying, “I wrote USAA and advised them that since they had cancelled their advertising on his show, I was cancelling and I had already cut up, my card.” USAA initially pulled its ad dollars from “Hannity” allegedly because ...

Report: U.S. regulatory burden 10 percent of GDP

The cost of complying with federal regulations is so great in this country that – at an estimated cost of $1.9 trillion annually – the regulatory burden eclipses one-tenth of our gross domestic product, according to a report released today by Competitive Enterprise Institute. “Regulatory costs of $1.9 trillion amount to 10 percent of the U.S. gross domestic product, which was estimated at $18.861 trillion in 2016 by the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Economic Analysis,” reads the report. The annual report, written by CEI Vice President for Policy Clyde Wayne Crews Jr., is meant to be a “benchmark” by which to gauge President ...

Jenny Beth’s Journal: Kathy Griffin, America isn’t laughing

Comedian Kathy Griffin this week showed us something more likely seen on an ISIS propaganda video than in late-night stand-up: her holding a prop made to look like a bloodied, decapitated President Donald Trump – a “celebration of the most inhuman violence,” says Tea Party Patriots Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin in her latest column. The Washington Times has the commentary: On Tuesday, as the pictures made their way around the Internet, and as everyday Americans began tweeting their horror, Griffin defended her actions, tweeting: “OBVIOUSLY, I do not condone ANY violence by my fans or others to anyone, ever! I’m merely mocking the Mocker ...

Tea Party Patriots: When we work together for a principled cause, we can make a difference

Atlanta, GA - Tea Party Patriots President and co-founder Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today reacting to reports that USAA will reinstate advertising on Sean Hannity's show on Fox News. “Last week, Tea Party Patriots’ grassroots activists came to the defense of Sean Hannity in the face of an intimidation campaign driven by far-Left ideologues who want to silence conservatives. So many patriots called and wrote USAA to express their profound disappointment in the decision to side with left-wing agitators and stop advertising with Sean’s show on Fox News, that today USAA reversed their decision and resumed their ads on the ...