83 results for tag: Big Government


What’s wrong with the CRomnibus

Last Thursday night, the House of Representatives voted to approve a massive spending bill, informally known as the "CRomnibus" (a combination of CR, or continuing resolution, and an omnibus bill). The 1,600-page bill was only released late on the preceding Tuesday night. Just as we saw in 2010 with Obamacare, the House chose to vote on a bill before reading it or giving the American public time to understand what exactly the bill says. The Tea Party Patriots’ support team members have been reading the bill for the past few days and we have learned just how awful this bloated spending bill really is. Among the information we have learned: • ...

Congress, Can You Hear Us Now?

In 2009, a tsunami of citizens flooded Washington DC to send a message to Congress. Fed up with the massive overspending and the usurpation of personal freedoms, Americans reminded the House and Senate – then controlled by Democrats – that the will of the people will not be ignored. “Apparently, we were not loud enough in February. We were not loud enough in April… So, we’re turning up the volume. Congress, Speaker Pelosi, President Obama: can you hear us now?,” charged Tea Party Patriots Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin at the historic 2009 Taxpayers March in DC. [1] Can you hear us, President Obama?  Apparently not.  Five years and ...

While Obama touts economy, food stamp enrollment soars

An interesting thing happened over the weekend: President Obama delivered his weekly address [1] to the nation and touted economic “progress we can be proud of.” Any indicators of a recovery we have seen, President Obama told us, are “a direct result of the American people’s drive and determination, and decisions made by my administration.” Well, at least he’s right about the American people’s drive and determination. The other part? Not so much. The economy has recovered slowly in spite of the Obama Administrations policies, not because of them. Ironically, the same weekend the president offered his view of the economy through ...

Tea Party Patriots Details Priority Issues for Next Attorney General

Nominee Must Be Committed To Justice, Cleaning Up Eric Holder’s Messes   ATLANTA, GA – Today, Tea Party Patriots Co-founder Jenny Beth Martin laid out the 10 most important questions for the Senate to ask President Obama’s nominee for U.S. Attorney General when confirmation hearings begin. “The next attorney general will have the unenviable task of cleaning up the messes created by his predecessor,” said Martin. “Eric Holder’s stewardship of this position was an absolute disgrace, and it’s critically important for the nation that whoever replaces him next year be committed to the administration of justice, not politics....

Has the State Department learned nothing post-Benghazi?

Todd Keil, one of the experts who testified at the first Benghazi hearing [1] on Wednesday told the committee that the State Department has failed to follow through on proposals that would improve diplomatic security. “Clear the smoke. Remove the mirrors,” said Keil. He later added, “Words and cursory actions by the Department of State ring hollow absent transparency and verifiable and sustainable actions to fully put into practice the letter and the intent of our recommendations.” Wednesday’s hearing by the Benghazi Special committee, chaired by Rep. Trey Gowdy, focused on the State Department’s implementation of the Accountability ...

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Legislative Update for 9/14/14

House/Senate Action: Week of 9/8/14-9/14/14 The House will be in session from Tuesday through Friday of this week, and then break for at least a week. If they succeed in passing a C.R. that the Senate will accept as written, look for the House to recess through the elections, and not come back for their currently planned two-day session the very last two days of September. The Senate will be in session from Monday through Friday of this week, and then take a break for at least a week.   SENATE ACTION ON S.J. RES. 19: Let’s start with the Senate this week, because the best floor action of the week took place in the upper ...

White House Ignores Own Advice on Corporations

After months of railing against corporations seeking friendlier tax climates overseas, the White House is being questioned about granting a multi-million dollar contract to a company doing exactly that. “Accenture was awarded a contract in January that's now grown to well over $100 million to make improvements to HealthCare.gov, the federal enrollment portal that has caused a slew of headaches for President Obama. The company is currently incorporated in Ireland, where it moved in 2009. Before that, Accenture had set up shop in both Switzerland and Bermuda, a noted tax haven, and has been called a tax dodger by a variety of mostly Democratic ...

A Group without a Lobbyist, the American Worker

“This Administration is actively working against the interests of the American worker,” thundered Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama. “We have communities throughout America that are barely scraping by. Tens of millions of Americans are on welfare, unemployment, and public assistance,” stated Sessions. “Yet the White House and their Senate Majority seem more concerned about the economic demands of large corporations, or the citizens of other countries, than about getting our own citizens back to work into stable jobs that can support a family and uplift a community.” [1] The Senator’s impassioned charges come on the heels of a ...

Obama Administration hit with transparency lawsuit

It’s time for the “most transparent administration” in history to once again dust off its law books. On Monday, the government watchdog group Cause of Action filed a lawsuit [1] against 10 cabinet agencies, the Internal Revenue Service and the White House Office of Management and Budget. The group says it is suing the Obama Administration for allegedly using improper means to delay Freedom of Information Act requests. The allegation is based on a 2009 White House memo instructing all agencies to consult with the White House Office of General Counsel on all FOIA requests. When Cause of Action followed up with more FOIA requests seeking ...

A Republic… If You Can Keep It

“Well, Doctor, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?,” inquired the anxious woman outside Independence Hall. Benjamin Franklin’s response to Mrs. Powel was profound. “A republic, Madame, if you can keep it.” His answer was more than a revelation of the government the framers had constructed under the new US Constitution. It was a charge – a challenge – to preserve what Abraham Lincoln would later characterize as “government of the people, by the people and for the people." Franklin understood the need for a perpetually vigilant citizenry to curtail a government, one such as ours today. Our government has forgotten its ...