STATEMENT OF TEA PARTY PATRIOTS NATIONAL COORDINATOR JENNY BETH MARTIN ON VITTER AMENDMENT TO SJR 19

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“David Vitter gets it.  His amendment to prohibit elected officials, political appointees and their staffers from receiving taxpayer subsidies and special treatment shows that he understands the fundamental inequity of one set of rules for the political elite and a different set of rules for everyone else. If the American people can’t get an exemption from the disaster of ObamaCare, neither should Congress and the Obama Administration.

By adding this amendment to Harry Reid’s measure stripping free speech from the First Amendment, Senator Vitter offers a striking contrast in how the two parties in Congress see the people they represent.  Americans will not stand for being treated like second-class citizens by desperate politicians who want to gut the First Amendment and destroy one of our most cherished constitutional freedoms.”