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Internet businesses, taxes, & Senator Mitch McConnell

In late April, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) spoke against the Marketplace Fairness Act. The Senator’s comments – seen in full here – deserve both criticism and praise for philosophically sound positions and an awareness of the complexity of America’s various tax codes mixed in with factually inaccurate assessments of the Act. First, where the Senator was correct. As part of his statement, Senator McConnell said there are “there are nearly 10,000 state, local and municipal tax codes nationwide.” Glenn Kessler examined this at The Fact Checker, and found the following: McConnell’s office said he got the figure from ...

Obamacare Impact: Small Businesses Hurt by Obamacare.

Mike G is a small business owner. Read his story about how Obamacare is taking money out of his pocket. Last year I was robbed of $4,600, I am currently being robbed as I speak, and my employees who have health insurance are also being robbed. In fact did you know that over a million small family run businesses that provide health insurance for their employees are also being robbed at this very moment? We can’t call the police we can’t call the FBI, the CIA, Not even Superman or Captain Marvel can even help! We are being robbed due to the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Which was created by the new Super ...

Rep. Campbell Proposes New Property Insurance Options for Businesses

Many businesses, especially in high risk areas like hurricane territory have few options for low cost insurance. Some have turned to forming captive insurance entities such as risk retention groups which are insurance companies owned by their own company or an association of similar companies to meet their needs. These entities are currently not able to provide commercial property insurance to their insured owners. Rep. John Campbell has authored the Risk Retention Modernization Act (HR 2126) with his cosponsor Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) to try to change this. “This bill addresses a critical need in commercial insurance for business entities. ...

It’s Time To Investigate Congress’s Illegal Obamacare Designation!

Tea Party Patriots is proud to sign onto a joint letter started by our friend Phil Kerpen at American Commitment to demand answers about Congress’ special Obamacare exemption. It is addressed to Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Obamacare is causing insurance rates to skyrocket, coverage reductions, and massive job loss. Congress is noticing, but instead of repealing Obamacare, Congress decided to exclude themselves from the horrible law by illegally joining the Washington, D.C. Small Business healthcare exchange. Members of Congress and their staff could only join the exchange by ...

Epic Obamacare Exemption Flip-Flops

There are many things to dislike about Obamacare. The list - such as skyrocketing insurance premiums, IRS penalties, and the job-destroying on small businesses - is bad enough. But outrageously, Congress has taken the additional step of exempting themselves and their staff from Obamacare. Congress knew how bad a health care law written by insurance lobbyists would be, and they decided to not abide by that same law they force us to live under. President Obama hoped we wouldn’t notice how he illegally authorized the Office of Budget and management (OPM) to treat Congressional offices on the hill as if they were a small business. That allowed ...

News Briefing for Wednesday, June 3

TEA PARTY PATRIOTS: Patriot Act Renewal: Senate Overwhelmingly Votes To Proceed “…Conservative groups are arguing against McConnell’s amendments, and that could augur trouble in the House. So far, the USA Freedom Act has enjoyed unusual support from both tea party groups and the American Civil Liberties Union. “We support passage of the USA Freedom Act as passed by the House, and see no need whatsoever for these amendments which are obviously designed to weaken the bill,” Tea Party Patriots CEO Jenny Beth Martin said in a statement. “Simply put, if it is amended in the manner that the Majority Leader desires, we will be forced to ...

News Briefing for Tuesday, June 2

TEA PARTY PATRIOTS: End the NSA dragnet (Op-ed) http://www.visaliatimesdelta.com/story/opinion/2015/06/01/end-nsa-dragnet/28276189/ HEALTHCARE: Obamacare's Double-Digit Rate Hikes For 2016 Disclosed “After two years of relatively stable premiums across the country, rates will jump in 2016 by double-digit percentages for individual policy purchasers on public exchanges under the Affordable Care Act in practically every state, according to the first glimpse of proposed costs for next year released by the Obama administration. The rate increases aren’t a huge surprise as health insurers across the country in recent weeks have been disclosing ...

Congress should not be exempt from Obamacare

The American people strongly objected to the President’s health care overhaul back in 2010. Congress ignored our objections and passed the bill into law without even taking the time to read it or understand the implications.  Now, more than five years later, Americans are suffering from the law’s provisions. Millions of Americans have experienced a loss of health insurance, premium increases, and new taxes and regulations. Tea Party Patriots has steadfastly opposed the law because of all of its harmful effects. The law's primary enforcement mechanisms come through taxes and fees on individuals and businesses that do not comply with the ...

News Briefing for Monday, June 1

TEA PARTY PATRIOTS: Oklahoma's U.S. senators support extending surveillance programs to allow more time for debate “Ahead of a rare Sunday night session in the U.S. Senate, top leaders of the American Civil Liberities Union and the Tea Party Patriots said Friday the law allowing the collection of bulk telephone data should be allowed to expire this weekend. Jenny Beth Martin, president of the Tea Party Patriots, told reporters that the collection of so-called “metadata” regarding Americans’ telephone calls sounded harmless until one considered how much tracking of locations and movement it allowed. “It is violating our freedom and the Bill ...

News Briefing for May 30

TEA PARTY PATRIOTS: Choosing between Big Brother and the Bill of Rights (Op-ed) “Around 1:30 a.m. Saturday, there was a seismic shift in the U.S. Congress. As the Senate deadlocked over what to do about several expiring provisions of the Patriot Act, it became clear that political momentum had moved away from surveillance and secrecy toward freedom and privacy….” http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-0529-abdo-martin-nsa-20150529-story.html ACLU and Tea Party leaders unite against surveillance “It takes a travesty most vile to compel two groups that are essentially polar opposites to get together and call for reform. Enter the ...