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National debt rose more than $1.2 trillion in 2018 fiscal year

The fiscal year of 2018 ended on Sunday with the national debt rising to $21.516 trillion, with $1.2 trillion borrowed this fiscal year. The Washington Examiner has the details: On the last business day of fiscal year 2018, which was Friday, Sept. 28, the total debt had grown to $21.516 trillion. Friday was the first day in history the national debt rose above $21.5 trillion. The increase is just the latest sign that borrowing is on the rise. Last month, the Congressional Budget Office said federal borrowing through the first 11 months of fiscal year 2018 hit $895 billion, $222 billion higher than the first 11 months of the prior year. ...

Congress can pass Tax Reform 2.0 and make tax relief permanent

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has helped the economy thrive and put more money back into the pockets of hard-working Americans. Congress has an opportunity to make those tax cuts permanent, providing relief to individual taxpayers and confidence to job creators. The Daily Signal has the details: The root problem is not low taxes. After all, the IRS collected record revenue in fiscal year 2018. The problem is excessive government spending, and no amount of tax increases can fix that. Without restraining spending, further tax cuts today will only mean higher taxes in the future. To achieve fiscal sanity while respecting individual liberty, Congress ...

When it comes to progress on funding, Congress fell short… again

When the opportunity arose, Congress missed its chance to work on fully funding the government before the end of the fiscal year on September 30. Time is running out and the baby steps Congress is taking to pass funding bills may not be enough to fully fund the government. Sen. David Purdue has the commentary in the Washington Examiner: Since the Senate stayed in session this August, we successfully completed 90 percent of the funding bills for the first time in 22 years. This is a huge step forward, but we still didn’t get it all done. The Senate has completed and passed nine of the 12 appropriations bills in three tranches. Both chambers have ...

Can Google and big tech companies influence an election? Absolutely!

Midterm elections are coming up; how are you planning to research candidates in your state? It’s safe to say the majority of internet users today find their information through Google. Then it should scare us that Google and big tech – with predominantly liberal puppet masters – could easily shift election votes and change the outcome of any election. Opinion contributor Robert Epstein from USA Today has more: My randomized, controlled and peer-reviewed research on SEME shows that when one candidate is favored in search results, that can easily shift the voting preferences of undecided voters by 20 percent or more — up to 80 percent in ...

Get out to vote—to avoid having another Congress like we did in 2009

Former President Obama is hitting the campaign trail all over the country, trying to rally Democrats to turn out for the midterms. The question is: Will his campaign efforts backfire on Democrats running for office? Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Chairman Jenny Beth Martin appeared on Fox News regarding the issue: Democrats may be enthused and ready for November, Republicans will be too. One thing Republicans don’t want to see is another eight years of unnecessary regulations, government control, and climbing debt. Republicans were fed up in 2016, they will march to the polls in November, and will vote to continue making America great ...

Who should be the next Speaker of the House?

Paul Ryan has announced that he will not seek reelection at the end of his current term, which leaves an opening for a new Speaker of the House of Representatives at the beginning of the next Congress. Rep. Jim Jordan recently threw his hat into the ring for House Speaker and Tea Party Patriots supports his decision to run for this role. He's one of the founding members of the House Freedom Caucus and he served as the founding chairman of that group. He has been a friend to Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund and a friend to conservatives across the country. Shortly after the Republicans passed the $1.3 trillion omnibus bill, Jordan went to the ...

Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Supports Rep. Jim Jordan for Speaker of the House

ATLANTA, Ga. – Tea Party Patriots Citizen’s Fund Chairman Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today, reacting to the announcement that Rep. Jim Jordan will run for Speaker of the House. “Tea Party Patriots Citizen’s Fund and our network of supporters and grassroots activists fully support Rep. Jim Jordan’s bid for Speaker of the House. For too long, the House of Representatives has been in need of new leadership — it has needed leadership as determined to drain the swamp as is President Trump.  We are confident that Rep. Jordan will lead Congress to work with President Trump to do what Republicans have promised to do ...

Citizens Fund Endorses Mark Green in TN-07

ATLANTA, Ga. – Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund (TPPCF) Chairman Jenny Beth Martin today released the following statement, announcing that the Super PAC associated with the nation’s largest Tea Party group has endorsed Mark Green for Congress in Tennessee’s 7th congressional district: “In Tennessee’s 7th congressional district, there’s a clear conservative choice for Congress – Mark Green. “Mark has served our country since he took the oath at West Point. He was elected to the state Senate in 2012, and has fought for legislation to protect individual liberty, repeal income taxes and reduce the debt. “As a Member of Congress, ...

Citizens Fund Endorses Jeff Duncan in SC-03

ATLANTA, Ga. – Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund (TPPCF) Chairman Jenny Beth Martin today released the following statement, announcing that the Super PAC associated with the nation’s largest Tea Party group has endorsed Jeff Duncan for another term in Congress in South Carolina’s 3rd congressional district: “Citizens in South Carolina’s 3rd congressional district know they can count on their incumbent Congressman, Jeff Duncan, to stand up for the conservative principles that made America what it is. “Jeff is a solid constitutional conservative, dedicated to the proposition that the federal government is already too large and already ...

Citizens Fund Endorses Dave Brat in VA-07

ATLANTA, Ga. – Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund (TPPCF) Chairman Jenny Beth Martin today released the following statement, announcing that the Super PAC associated with the nation’s largest Tea Party group has endorsed Dave Brat for another term in Congress in Virginia’s 7th congressional district: “For conservatives in Virginia’s 7th congressional district, the choice is clear – Dave Brat for Congress. “Since coming to Congress after the 2014 election, Dave Brat has kept his promises. He has fought to shrink the size and scope of government, and expand the zone of individual liberty. He has voted against budget-busting spending ...