15 results for category: Core Issues


Public approval of Obamacare shrinking

Obamacare saw another dip in its favorability ratings as 45 percent of Americans in November had an unfavorable view of President Obama’s signature law – a dip fueled in part by Americans’ contempt for the so-called “Cadillac tax,” set to be applied to more expensive employer-sponsored health-insurance plans in 2018. The Washington Examiner has the details: About 45 percent of the public had an unfavorable view of the healthcare law in November, up from 42 percent a month earlier. Those with a favorable view of the law fell to 38 percent, from 42 percent in October. … Kaiser asked people with employer-sponsored insurance whether ...

Massachusetts State Board of Education dumps Common Core in favor of its own testing standards

Common Core advocates everywhere are groaning in dismay as those on the state board of education in – of all places – liberal stronghold Massachusetts have decided to opt out of Common Core testing and develop their own standards for measuring students’ progress in language arts and mathematics. The Daily Signal has the details: It comes as no surprise that a “top-down, one-size-fits-all” approach to education is not working for the people of Massachusetts. Interestingly, this policy reversal comes at the recommendation of Mitchell Chester, one of Common Core’s main architects. When a program’s leading advocate admits that it is ...

Fair Tax event in Muncie, IN

(Photo Credit: Emery McClendon)   On March 7, 2015, Tea Party Patriots’ Indiana State Coordinator Emery McClendon was invited to represent TPP at the Indiana Fair Tax Summit that was held in Muncie, Indiana. McClendon, who served America for four years in the United States Air Force and two additional years with the Indiana Air National Guard, is also a member of Project 21, the National Leadership Network of Black Conservatives. The event was sponsored by the Muncie 9-12 Tea Party and more than 75 patriots attended! McClendon joined Former Indiana State Treasurer Richard Murdock in discussing the history of taxation in America, and ...

Tea Party Patriots’ King v. Burwell rally

King v. Burwell, the high-profile Supreme Court case which could mean the end of Obamacare, heard oral arguments on Wednesday. Tea Party Patriots was there outside the nation’s highest court in Washington, D.C. to demand we “Keep the IRS Out of My Healthcare!”   Joining us at the rally were two constitutional conservatives who have been leading the charge against Obamacare in the House of Representatives: Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-KS) and Rep. Louie Gomert (R-TX): https://twitter.com/TPPatriots/status/573151684744110080   In addition, Phil Kerpen of American Commitment railed against the union-funded pro-Obamacare ...

Tax refunds for illegal immigrants?

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has officially confirmed that it’s going to allow illegal immigrants to apply for up to three-years-worth of tax refunds. Yes, you read that right. Illegal immigrants, who broke the law by entering the U.S. and continued to break the law by residing here, can now claim benefits from the IRS. The policy, of course, is all thanks to President Obama’s executive action on amnesty. On Capitol Hill, some are rightfully labeling it [1] “amnesty bonus.” Senator Chuck Grassley even stated that ‘the tax code shouldn’t reward those who broke our immigration laws.” We couldn’t agree more. President ...

Statement of Jenny Beth Martin on Boehner’s latest cave

“Sadly, we’ve seen yet another reason why conservatives do not and should not trust Establishment Republicans. Rewarded by the American people with historic majorities for opposing executive amnesty, their capitulation began almost immediately. “First, Speaker Boehner whipped votes with the President in December’s lame duck session, so eager was he to fund nearly the entire government through September. ‘Don’t worry,’ we were told. The House would not fund the Obama executive amnesty. “And how many days ago did the Speaker reiterate his hard line and flex his new-found muscle on Fox News Sunday? Now, yet again, he again uses ...

SCOTUS takes on Obamacare, round two

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in King v. Burwell. The stakes [1] couldn’t be higher. At issue is the legality of Obamacare subsidies. The Obama Administration must argue it has the legal authority to issue subsidies in all 50 states, even though the Affordable Care Act only allows for subsidies through an “exchange established by the state.” That very point was driven home by none other than Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber, who admitted in 2012 that [2], "[I]f you're a state and you don’t set up an Exchange, that means your citizens don’t get their tax credits. “ If the court upholds the challenge, it ...

Our message to Hill Republicans: Double down on DHS!

Last week, the Senate voted to begin debate on a bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security before its funding runs out at the end of this month. And three times, Senate Democrats filibustered the bill because they object to language that would strip funding from President Obama’s executive amnesty [1]. Where are the Democrats’ priorities? Obviously, they’re not with funding the Department of Homeland Security. Our Republican leaders, to their credit, have stood firm on this bill. Senator Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is bringing up the version that passed the House. We want him to keep standing his ground, and send a very loud and ...

DC Court Decision on IRS “Unconscionable”

Statement by Jenny Beth Martin, co-founder of Tea Party Patriots ATLANTA, GA – Yesterday, the U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia dismissed almost all counts brought by more than 40 tea party groups against the IRS in two lawsuits because the IRS had granted the groups their tax-exempt status in the interim.   Today, Jenny Beth Martin, co-founder of Tea Party Patriots, who are engaged in their own lawsuit against the IRS over their illegal targeting of tea party groups for additional scrutiny, issued the following statement: “Within days of the Citizens United ruling in January 2010, which strengthened free speech rights ...

Déjà Vu Immigration

Another day, another promise – once again, the Obama Administration has vowed to take action on immigration. Ever since the President decided to postpone his executive amnesty for millions for illegal immigrants, he has been on a mission to reassure Latinos that he’s committed to getting the job done. The latest pledge was made Monday during his National Hispanic Heritage proclamation, which kicked off a month long observance of Hispanic contributions to America. Announcing the theme “Hispanics: A legacy of history, a present of action, and a future of success,” Obama “stress[ed] that his administration is ‘committed to supporting and ...