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Rep. McDermott’s plays “blame the victim” card on Tea Party

Yesterday, House Ways & Means Committee member Rep. Jim McDermott (D-WA) blamed the victims of the IRS scandal for their difficulties in his opening statement. His speech can be seen here in full, along with an incomplete transcription. Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) immediately shot down Rep. McDermott’s statement, and Fox News’ Megan Kelly hammered him with her typically solid analysis of the situation. However, Tea Party Patriots would like to add its own condemnation for several reasons: First, Rep. McDermott told witnesses that he hasn’t heard one solution from them about the IRS scandal. That’s not the job of the six ...

News Briefing for Thursday, May 21

TEA PARTY PATRIOTS: Tea Party Group Teams With ACLU, NAACP On Patriot Act “Growing concerns about the Patriot Act’s renewal are creating strange bedfellows. The Tea Party Patriots and the ACLU are running TV ads urging Americans to “tell Congress [to] protect our privacy.” On top of that, the executive director of Iowa’s ACLU and Tea Party Patriots’ boss Jenny Beth Martin have coauthored an op-ed in the Des Moines Register on “the need for significant reforms to curtail government surveillance authorities, like some of those included in the Patriot Act.” And even the NAACP — which hasn’t always been kind to the tea party movement ...

News Briefing for February 21, 2015

TEA PARTY PATRIOTS: Money running out for Homeland Security Dept. (Quote by Kevin Broughton) “Kevin Broughton, communications director for the Tea Party Patriots, said it was time for Republicans to make good on campaign vows to address Obama’s executive actions. “The point is that Republicans last fall went hard against executive amnesty ...,” he said. “Now is not the time to lose your nerve.” With the fate of the DHS funding bill uncertain, the agency is preparing for a possible partial shutdown. DHS officials said 30,000 employees – about 15 percent of its workforce – might be furloughed. That group would include 5,500 of the ...

News Briefing for Thursday, February 19, 2015

TEA PARTY PATRIOTS: Obama delays action on aliens after ruling (Quote by Jenny Beth) “Jenny Beth Martin, a founder of the Tea Party Patriots, said in a statement that the ruling "points out the lawless, overreaching nature of President Obama's actions." http://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2015/feb/18/obama-delays-action-on-aliens-after-rul/   Courts unlikely to defuse immigration stalemate in Congress http://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Courts-unlikely-to-defuse-immigration-stalemate-6086053.php     HEALTHCARE: How One Nebraska Woman Lost Her Health Insurance Three Times ...

News Briefing for Tuesday, February 17, 2015

HEALTHCARE: Increased FY 2015 Spending Almost Entirely Due To Obamacare “Federal spending is growing by more than 8 percent for the first quarter of FY 2015, and Obamacare accounts for nearly the entire increase. In a Sunday op-ed for the Washington Times, economist Stephen Moore claims that, “A new Congressional Budget Office report has blown the lid off Obama’s whopper about health coverage,” namely his claim that Obamacare would reduce the budget deficit. “Most components of spending are relatively flat, and national defense outlays … are falling,” Moore notes, but “one area accounts for almost the entire budget blowout: Obamaca...

News Briefing for Friday, September 12

Below are some of the news stories that we are reading today. HEALTHCARE:   250K Virginians to Lose Health Care Due to Obamacare “An NBC affiliate in Virginia reports that nearly 250,000 people in that state will lose their health care plans due to Obamacare: "Nearly a quarter million Virginians will have their current insurance plans cut this fall," said the local anchor. "That is because many of them did not--are not following new Affordable Care Act rules, so a chunk of the companies that offer those individuals their policies will make the individuals choose new policies." Says the reporter, "This goes back to that now heavily-cri...

Scandal-rama: Change the people or the system?

In recent weeks, a smorgasbord of scandals has hit the Obama Administration. From IRS harassment to phone tapping the Associated Press to the Benghazi cover-up to judicial targeting of a Fox News reporter – never mind the newly-revealed NSA tapping of cell phones – the Administration formerly known as transparent is losing support left, right, and center. How do we prevent scandals like these from ever happening again? In Washington, the solution is usually related to finding a scapegoat. Fire that person, give them a paid vacation, whatever. And once that solution is found, the establishment simply moves on. However, as Becky Gerritson of ...