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ForAmerica and Tea Party Patriots Rally to Exempt America from ObamaCare in Washington Tomorrow

September 9, 2013

Reston, VA –The defund ObamaCare fight continues tomorrow when ForAmerica, Tea Party Patriots and leading conservative groups partake in the “Exempt America from ObamaCare” rally at the US Capitol. Senator Mike Lee, Senator Ted Cruz, Senator Rand Paul, Tea Party Patriots Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin, and ForAmerica Chairman Brent Bozell are among the more than 25 speakers for the rally. The event begins at noon tomorrow on the West Lawn of the US Capitol and will be broadcast live by Breitbart News.

Details for the “Exempt America from ObamaCare” rally:

WHO: Senator Mike Lee, Senator Ted Cruz, Senator Rand Paul, ForAmerica Chairman Brent Bozell, and Tea Party Patriots Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin are among more than 25 speakers. Full list of speakers available here:http://www.exemptamerica.com/

WHAT: “Exempt America from ObamaCare” Rally

WHERE: West Lawn of the US Capitol

Washington, DC

WHEN: TOMORROW - Tuesday, September 10, 2013

12 – 2pm EDT

This is the latest stop on the Exempt America Tour which began in Lexington, KY on August 27. Since the tour kicked off, events have been held in Austin, TX; Jackson, MS; Atlanta, GA; Columbia, SC; Charlotte, NC; Richmond, VA; Nashville, TN; Montgomery, AL; Cincinnati, OH and Harrisburg, PA.

“Congress has exempted themselves from ObamaCare, businesses have been exempted, even the unions are itching for an exemption, so where is the exemption for the rest of America,” said For America Chairman Brent Bozell. “This is the last chance to stop ObamaCare before its massive subsidies and regulations go into effect January 1. Democrats have brought about this disastrous law, but it is Republicans who must unite to stop it and force Democrats to either defend the law or hold off funding.

“President Obama has already exempted Big Labor, Big Business and Congress has exempted itself.  That leaves the American people on the hook to live under what Sen. Max Baucus, an ObamaCare supporter, has called a ‘train wreck.’  More than 70% of Americans favor delaying the implementation of ObamaCare.  In order to delay it, the spending must stop. We will make sure Congress hears this message loud and clear,” said Tea Party Patriots Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin.

ForAmerica, Tea Party Patriots and other conservative groups are not advocating for a government shutdown in order to defund ObamaCare. These groups are calling for Congress to pass a Continuing Resolution that funds every part of the government, just not one dime for ObamaCare, which even the law’s sponsor has called a train wreck.

If you plan to attend the rally or would like more information about the Exempt America Tour, please contact KHollister@crcpublicrelations.com or nstrauss@crcpublicrelations.com.

 

Sampling of coverage from the ForAmerica and Tea Party Patriots “Exempt America Tour” to Defund ObamaCare

August 30, 2013

National

Red State

This is “Read My Lips” All Over Again

And now ForAmerica and Tea Party Patriots have joined together in more town halls and online efforts. ForAmerica and Tea Party Patriots are doing an “Exempt America Tour” targeting Republicans. Their tour covers Lexington, Kentucky; Austin, Texas; Jackson, Mississippi; Columbia, South Carolina; Richmond, Virginia and DC. ForAmerica has 3.5 million fans on its Facebook page and is urging all of them to call their Congressmen.

I’m told they’ve already generated over 30,000 calls, including 7,000 to John Boehner. CNN, USA Today, and local media around the country are paying attention to the efforts.

An hour after ForAmerica urged people to call Eric Cantor’s office, more than 1,000 people did. In one hour.

Politico

House conservatives prep for fiscal fights

Groups like Heritage Action and ForAmerica are pushing conservatives to back proposals to defund Obamacare.

“Conservatives, be they elected, activists, or voters, see this as the best last chance we have to stop Obamacare before it cements its place in history and wreaks havoc on our health care system and the economy,” said conservative strategist Greg Mueller. “And, it’s not as hard as some GOPers and the media are making it out to be. It is more hysterics. All the House needs to do is pass CR that funds everything except Obamacare, then toss it to the Senate and let Obama and the Senate Dems, including Red State Dems up for reelection, either not fund the government over it or agree to vote to defund, which essentially delays Obamacare implementation for another year.”

CNN

Defund Obamacare supporters target top Republicans

Conservatives backing a move to shut down the federal government if funding isn’t cut off for President Barack Obama’s health care law by the end of September are launching a tour starting Tuesday to put pressure on leading Republicans in Congress.

The first target of the push by Tea Party Patriots and ForAmerica is Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. The groups are planning a news conference in Lexington, Kentucky, Tuesday, near McConnell’s offices. The Republican is running for a sixth term in the Senate next year. The next day the Tea Party Patriots and ForAmerica will hold an event in Austin, Texas, near Sen. John Cornyn’s office. The number two ranking Senate Republican is also up for re-election in 2014. Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi, Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia will also be in the groups’ sights during the tour, which is scheduled to conclude September 4.

“Sadly, there are scores of hypocritical Republicans who have just been giving lip service to voters at home with no intention of living up to their promises in Washington. How can they tell their constituents that they are opposed to ObamaCare and then vote to have those same constituents pay for it?” wrote Tea Party Patriots co-founder Jenny Beth Martin and ForAmerica Chairman Brent Bozell in an op-ed in USA Today.

The Hill

How the ObamaCare defunding battle exploded into political showdown

The fight over defunding ObamaCare is a fight conservatives have spent months itching for. But few thought it could have intensified so fast, especially after President Obama’s reelection triumph and Democrats picked up seats in both chambers of Congress last November.

The threat has grown more and more popular with conservative pundits and talk-radio hosts, and more conservative advocacy groups have joined in. Brent Bozell, the chairman of the advocacy group For America, said he got involved about three weeks ago, after meeting with the senators leading the push.

Activist groups are hoping to pressure House leaders into insisting on defunding in the House CR, which they then hope will translate into support in the Democratic-controlled Senate.

“When it comes time for a serious vote, off to the tall grass they run … I think leadership at this point is tone deft or just flat out cowards,” Bozell said.

USA Today

Tea Party push to block ‘Obamacare’ funding divides GOP

As the summer recess for Congress heads to a close, Tea Party groups are trying to pressure Republicans to withhold funding to implement President Obama’s health care law this fall.

A cross-country anti-”Obamacare” tour that began Tuesday highlights a divide among Republicans, with some key House and Senate leaders trying to avoid a government shutdown that could damage the party and label the GOP as obstructionist ahead of the 2014 elections.

Tea Party groups, led by For America and the Tea Party Patriots, believe their push will help attract grass-roots support and pressure some Republicans. “This may well be the last opportunity to pull the law back,” said Jenny Beth Martin, national coordinator for the Tea Party Patriots. “If we don’t … stop spending on the law, the law may become completely cemented.”

Washington Post

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A pair of tea party groups is teaming up to pressure key Republicans to support an effort to defund Obamacare.  Tea Party Patriots and the grassroots group For America are launching online ads against a dozen GOP senators who either oppose the effort or haven’t announced a position. Along with the ads, leaders of the groups will embark on a six-state, five-day “Exempt America” tour (the idea being that the American people should be exempt from Obamacare) that will bring them to the home states of several of these senators.

Yahoo News

Conservative groups plan to target Republican lawmakers over Obamacare in their own districts

Activists from an organization called For America Inc. plan to join Tea Party Patriots on a five-state “Exempt America Tour” urging GOP lawmakers to refuse to support any government-spending bill unless it defunds the health care law known as Obamacare.

The events come after a weeks-long summer campaign in which For America has targeted the lawmakers using the “chicken” videos and by urging its members (and the group’s 3.3 million fans on Facebook), to call Republican leaders’ offices to tell them to adopt the defund strategy.

“If they chicken out on this one last chance to block it, millions of conservatives will remember how they were betrayed by politicians who said one thing at home but did the opposite in Washington,” For America Chairman Brent Bozell said in a statement.

Breitbart News

Exclusive: ForAmerica Creates Grassroots Pressure on Boehner over Obamacare

A Facebook posting from ForAmerica on Friday morning has generated at least 5,000 phone calls from conservative activists to House Speaker John Boehner’s office, Breitbart News has learned.

“Everyone knows ObamaCare has to go. But Speaker John Boehner won’t fight to defund it,” the conservative group ForAmerica wrote on its Facebook page on Friday shortly before noon ET. “Call the Speaker (877) 976-7521 and tell him to fight to defund ObamaCare now!”

Scott Hogenson, the campaign manager for ForAmerica’s grassroots operation, confirmed to Breitbart News that at least 5,000 people called Boehner’s office over the course of the next few hours. The group tracked the number of phone calls to measure the response using a special 800-number. The calls began around 11:15 a.m. ET on Friday; by early afternoon, more than 5,000 people had called Boehner.

Washington Times

Inside the Beltway: Here comes the ‘tsunami’

And here comes the tsunami: ForAmerica — a conservative group promoting American values and limited government — and the Tea Party Patriots, the largest national umbrella group, have launched their efforts in Lexington, Ky., home state of the aforementioned Mr. O’Connell. Next up: Austin, Texas; Jackson, Miss.; Columbia, S.C.; and Richmond, Va. The groups have bought time for broadcast ads and launched a phone, email and social media campaign. They’re armed with alarming evidence that Obamacare has potential collateral damage. And of course there’s a new “Washington Chickens” video.

 

Grassroots

Lexington Herald-Leader

Barr, Guthrie and Yarmuth get an earful about health care law during Lexington hearing

Shortly after the congressional field hearing, two conservative groups held a news conference at the Crowne Plaza Hotel to kick off the first stop of their “Exempt America Tour.” They say they are frustrated with Washington politicians who say they are fighting Obamacare but refuse to defund the law.

“We are here today to call on Sen. McConnell to keep his promise of doing everything he can to stop Obamacare by pledging today that he will fight to defund this monstrosity,” said Brent Bozell of Virginia, chairman of ForAmerica.

Bozell said McConnell should join other senators, including Ted Cruz of Texas and Mike Lee of Utah, and vote for a one-year budget that funds the government but not Obamacare.

Texas Tribune

Conservative Groups Target Cornyn Over ACA

Taking turns speaking in front of the Texas Capitol on Wednesday, a group of critics of the federal Affordable Care Act focused most of their comments on a fellow opponent of the health care law: U.S. Sen. John Cornyn.

“He is one of those who has been so outspoken in his opposition to this,” Brent Bozell, chairman and co-founder of ForAmerica, an online conservative movement, said of Cornyn. “He has spent so much time telling the voters of Texas how he was doing everything in his power to put an end to it. So far, he’s ducking.”

“We’re here to tell them get some courage, at least honor your promises,” said Tonya Robertson, a Houston-based Tea Party state coordinator.

“If the law isn’t good enough for our lawmakers, the law isn’t good enough for my family or any family in America,” Robertson said.

Austin American-Statesman

Tea partiers call for defunding of Affordable Care Act

A tea party group on a national tour stopped by the Texas Capitol on Wednesday to call on Congress to gut the funding for the Affordable Care Act.

Jenny Beth Martin of Atlanta, the national coordinator of Tea Party Patriots, and Brent Bozell III, chairman of the Reston, Va.-based conservative organization ForAmerica, led a group of speakers who encouraged Republican U.S. Sen. John Cornyn of Texas to stand with the Senate’s most conservative members — such as the other Texas Republican in the Senate, Ted Cruz — to defund the Affordable Care Act, which is often called “Obamacare.”

“The only way to stop the train wreck is for John Cornyn and other Republicans in Congress to stand up and say ‘enough,’ ” Bozell said at press conference, which took place under the hot sun on the south steps of the Capitol. “We are not going to force the American people to pay for this train wreck.”

Jackson Clarion-Ledger

Tea partiers protest Obamacare

ForAmerica and tea party officials brought their fight to defund the Affordable Care Act to the state Capitol. On a humid day, about 80 people gathered on the steps and lawn to warn national Republican lawmakers that if they fund Obamacare, they will own it.

“If these Washington politicians think they can simply go home on summer break and claim they are doing everything they can to get rid of Obamacare, they have another thing coming,” said ForAmerica Chairman Brent Bozell. “Congress has exempted themselves from Obamacare. Businesses have been exempted. Even the unions are itching for an exemption. So where is the exemption for the rest of America?”

Bozell said after the rally that there is a split between the GOP and the tea party over the funding of Obamacare.

“The only way to stop the train wreck is for (U.S. Sen.) Roger Wicker and other Republicans in Congress to stand up and say, ‘Enough! We are not going to force the American people to pay for this train wreck.’”

 

 

 

 

News from the ForAmerica and Tea Party Patriots “Exempt America Tour” to Defund ObamaCare

August 29, 2013

National

CNN
Defund Obamacare supporters target top Republicans

Conservatives backing a move to shut down the federal government if funding isn’t cut off for President Barack Obama’s health care law by the end of September are launching a tour starting Tuesday to put pressure on leading Republicans in Congress.

The first target of the push by Tea Party Patriots and ForAmerica is Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. The groups are planning a news conference in Lexington, Kentucky, Tuesday, near McConnell’s offices. The Republican is running for a sixth term in the Senate next year. The next day the Tea Party Patriots and ForAmerica will hold an event in Austin, Texas, near Sen. John Cornyn’s office. The number two ranking Senate Republican is also up for re-election in 2014. Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi, Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia will also be in the groups’ sights during the tour, which is scheduled to conclude September 4.

“Sadly, there are scores of hypocritical Republicans who have just been giving lip service to voters at home with no intention of living up to their promises in Washington. How can they tell their constituents that they are opposed to ObamaCare and then vote to have those same constituents pay for it?” wrote Tea Party Patriots co-founder Jenny Beth Martin and ForAmerica Chairman Brent Bozell in an op-ed in USA Today.

The Hill
How the ObamaCare defunding battle exploded into political showdown

The fight over defunding ObamaCare is a fight conservatives have spent months itching for. But few thought it could have intensified so fast, especially after President Obama’s reelection triumph and Democrats picked up seats in both chambers of Congress last November.

The threat has grown more and more popular with conservative pundits and talk-radio hosts, and more conservative advocacy groups have joined in. Brent Bozell, the chairman of the advocacy group For America, said he got involved about three weeks ago, after meeting with the senators leading the push.

Activist groups are hoping to pressure House leaders into insisting on defunding in the House CR, which they then hope will translate into support in the Democratic-controlled Senate.

“When it comes time for a serious vote, off to the tall grass they run … I think leadership at this point is tone deft or just flat out cowards,” Bozell said.

USA Today
Tea Party push to block ‘Obamacare’ funding divides GOP

As the summer recess for Congress heads to a close, Tea Party groups are trying to pressure Republicans to withhold funding to implement President Obama’s health care law this fall.

A cross-country anti-”Obamacare” tour that began Tuesday highlights a divide among Republicans, with some key House and Senate leaders trying to avoid a government shutdown that could damage the party and label the GOP as obstructionist ahead of the 2014 elections.

Tea Party groups, led by For America and the Tea Party Patriots, believe their push will help attract grass-roots support and pressure some Republicans. “This may well be the last opportunity to pull the law back,” said Jenny Beth Martin, national coordinator for the Tea Party Patriots. “If we don’t … stop spending on the law, the law may become completely cemented.”

Breitbart News
Exclusive: ForAmerica Creates Grassroots Pressure on Boehner over Obamacare

A Facebook posting from ForAmerica on Friday morning has generated at least 5,000 phone calls from conservative activists to House Speaker John Boehner’s office, Breitbart News has learned.

“Everyone knows ObamaCare has to go. But Speaker John Boehner won’t fight to defund it,” the conservative group ForAmerica wrote on its Facebook page on Friday shortly before noon ET. “Call the Speaker (877) 976-7521 and tell him to fight to defund ObamaCare now!”

Scott Hogenson, the campaign manager for ForAmerica’s grassroots operation, confirmed to Breitbart News that at least 5,000 people called Boehner’s office over the course of the next few hours. The group tracked the number of phone calls to measure the response using a special 800-number. The calls began around 11:15 a.m. ET on Friday; by early afternoon, more than 5,000 people had called Boehner.

Grassroots

Lexington Herald-Leader
Barr, Guthrie and Yarmuth get an earful about health care law during Lexington hearing

Shortly after the congressional field hearing, two conservative groups held a news conference at the Crowne Plaza Hotel to kick off the first stop of their “Exempt America Tour.” They say they are frustrated with Washington politicians who say they are fighting Obamacare but refuse to defund the law.

“We are here today to call on Sen. McConnell to keep his promise of doing everything he can to stop Obamacare by pledging today that he will fight to defund this monstrosity,” said Brent Bozell of Virginia, chairman of ForAmerica.

Bozell said McConnell should join other senators, including Ted Cruz of Texas and Mike Lee of Utah, and vote for a one-year budget that funds the government but not Obamacare.

Texas Tribune
Conservative Groups Target Cornyn Over ACA

Taking turns speaking in front of the Texas Capitol on Wednesday, a group of critics of the federal Affordable Care Act focused most of their comments on a fellow opponent of the health care law: U.S. Sen. John Cornyn.

“He is one of those who has been so outspoken in his opposition to this,” Brent Bozell, chairman and co-founder of ForAmerica, an online conservative movement, said of Cornyn. “He has spent so much time telling the voters of Texas how he was doing everything in his power to put an end to it. So far, he’s ducking.”

“We’re here to tell them get some courage, at least honor your promises,” said Tonya Robertson, a Houston-based Tea Party state coordinator.

“If the law isn’t good enough for our lawmakers, the law isn’t good enough for my family or any family in America,” Robertson said.

Austin American-Statesman
Tea partiers call for defunding of Affordable Care Act

A tea party group on a national tour stopped by the Texas Capitol on Wednesday to call on Congress to gut the funding for the Affordable Care Act.

Jenny Beth Martin of Atlanta, the national coordinator of Tea Party Patriots, and Brent Bozell III, chairman of the Reston, Va.-based conservative organization ForAmerica, led a group of speakers who encouraged Republican U.S. Sen. John Cornyn of Texas to stand with the Senate’s most conservative members — such as the other Texas Republican in the Senate, Ted Cruz — to defund the Affordable Care Act, which is often called “Obamacare.”

“The only way to stop the train wreck is for John Cornyn and other Republicans in Congress to stand up and say ‘enough,’ ” Bozell said at press conference, which took place under the hot sun on the south steps of the Capitol. “We are not going to force the American people to pay for this train wreck.”

Jackson Clarion-Ledger
‘Exempt America’ Tea Party tour coming to Jackson Thursday

A national Tea Party tour aimed at repealing the Affordable Care Act is coming to town Thursday.

The Tea Party Patriots and ForAmerica will host a joint rally at the state Capitol at noon Thursday. It is part of a multi-state tour pushing Congress to “exempt Americans from Obamacare.”

“President Obama has already exempted Big Labor, Big Business and Congress has exempted itself. That leaves the American people on the hook to live under what Sen. Max Baucus, an Obamacare supporter, has called a ‘train wreck,’” Tea Party Patriots national coordinator Jenny Beth Martin said in a press release.

Conservative/Tea Party Leaders Urge All GOP Senators to Join Lee in Last Chance to Defeat ObamaCare

July 29, 2013

ForAmerica Chairman Bozell: “Backing down at this critical moment is nothing less than preemptive surrender and the movement will not tolerate it.”

Reston, VA – ForAmerica Chairman Brent Bozell today sent a joint letter with Tea Party Patriots Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin to all Republican United States Senators who have not yet signed a letter by Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) committing to defund ObamaCare. A recent poll conducted for Tea Party Patriots shows self-identified conservatives would vote against their congressional representative for funding ObamaCare after earlier voting against it by a 69 percent to 21 percent margin. The data also show that among all likely voters, 53 percent would vote against their congressional representative if they funded ObamaCare after previously opposing it.  The Poll was conducted by GEB International on July 21, and included 1,000 likely voters, with margin of error of 3.1 percent.

Chairman Bozell said, “After literally years of promising they are absolutely committed to repealing the job-killing government takeover of healthcare, Republicans in Congress have repeatedly let down their supporters by backing down on this promise when it really matters. The conservative movement that supports these so-called ‘leaders’ is fed up with them backing away from their promises. Backing down at this critical moment is nothing less than preemptive surrender and the movement will not tolerate it. We are calling on all Republican Senators to join Senator Lee and the 11 courageous leaders who have already signed the letter in following through on their promises. If they do not, we will work with our partners in the movement to ensure every one of their constituents know that when the time came to take a stand against a law that is strangling families and businesses, they folded. If they fund it, they own it.”

The full text of the letter is below. To schedule an interview with ForAmerica Chairman Brent Bozell, contact Kevin Hollister at (703) 683-5004 ext. 121 or khollister@crcpublicrelations.com:

Dear Senator:

We are writing to you on a matter of the utmost importance and urgency, and urge you in the strongest possible terms to join with your colleague, Sen. Mike Lee of Utah, by pledging that you will not support any Continuing Resolution or other mechanism that includes continued funding for Obamacare.

An estimated $684 million is scheduled to be spent implementing Obamacare through the end of 2013, including the hiring of some 16,000 Internal Revenue Service agents to enforce it. Yet labor unions have expressed their opposition to Obamacare, and the bill’s chief Senate patron, Sen. Max Baucus, has characterized its implementation as a “trainwreck.”

Not a single Republican Member of Congress voted to support Obamacare when it came for a vote in 2009. Not one. That is gratifying to us and consistent with conservative principles.  However, any vote now or in the future to support continued funding for Obamacare is the equivalent of supporting it. For any Republican Senator to not join Sen. Lee by pledging to oppose continued funding for Obamacare, it would be like saying, “I was against the bill before I was for it.”

Conservatives of all stripes demand accountability and honesty from their elected officials.  That is why we are asking that you demonstrate your integrity in opposing Obamacare by pledging not to support its continued funding.

There have been dozens of votes in the House and Senate to repeal Obamacare and many more entreaties to replace it.  All of these actions have proved hollow and none has had any effect in slowing its implementation.  There is no time for another meaningless vote to repeal this monstrosity.  There is no time for more empty words on replacing it.  There is no time to again implore this administration to delay its implementation.  In truth, Sen. Lee’s letter pledging to oppose continued funding for Obamacare is the last, best hope we have of sparing the American people and our economy from the ravages of this impending “trainwreck.”

As principled conservatives, we applaud all whose efforts reflect core, conservative values.  For the same reason, we are unable to support any elected official who votes in favor of continued funding for something as antithetical to those core values as Obamacare. This is the most critical issue of our time and we have a responsibility to educate all Americans as to the facts of this matter.

The facts are plain:  If you fund it, you are for it.

There is only one remaining course of action and the time for action is now.  We strongly urge you to join with Sen. Lee by pledging to oppose continued funding of Obamacare.

Sincerely,

L. Brent Bozell III

Chairman, ForAmerica

 

 

Jenny Beth Martin

Co-Founder, Tea Party Patriots

 

Link to the letter: http://www.foramerica.org/2013/07/foramerica-tea-party-patriots-letter/


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Bozell: Fiscal Bill “Not a ‘Deal,’ It’s a Surrender”

January 1, 2013

“Conservatives Should Want Nothing To Do With Any Republicans…If They Support This Monstrosity”

ALEXANDRIA, VA –Today, ForAmerica Chairman Brent Bozell released a statement regarding the Senate-passed bill resulting from negotiations over the fiscal cliff:

“The bill passed by the Senate last night is not a ‘deal,’ it’s a surrender.  The problem our nation faces is over-spending, and spending is ignored: the perfect Washington, DC ‘solution.’  And not only does this bill fail to make meaningful spending cuts, it actually spends another $4 trillion we don’t have!  If the House passes this bill, the GOP loses its soul and co-owns the resulting fiscal disaster with President Obama. Conservatives should want nothing to do with any Republicans, no matter how ‘conservative’ they tell us they are, if they support this monstrosity.”


 

Conservative Group Blasts GOP Leadership

November 27, 2012

From: The Fiscal Times

onservative groups are less than amused with Republicans who are considering raising revenue in exchange for entitlement cuts in fiscal cliff negotiations.

Brent Bozell, chairman of For America, a conservative action group, wrote an angry letter to Republican leaders Tuesday, blasting the lawmakers for putting tax increases on the table.

“You led the Republican Party for two years claiming emphatically that the tax increase on “the wealthy” … is really a devastating tax hike on small business owners that would kill jobs and decimate any kind of economic recovery,” the letter said. “Now conservatives see daily stories asserting that the GOP agrees with the President that “revenues are on the table” and GOP elite are all over the airwaves asking if the Tea Party will care if “a few multi-millionaires pay more in taxes.”

The group said that by agreeing to raise revenue, Republicans are only emboldening Democrats to demand higher taxes.

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Obama’s Insurance Exchange Nightmare

November 26, 2012

 

When the Supreme Court upheld ObamaCare as a tax last summer, President Obama may have thought he could breathe a little easier. But now with the implementation of the law, Obama is just beginning his war with the states that refuse to implement ObamaCare exchanges needed for the legislation to work properly or at least, quickly.

The Obama administration faces major logistical and financial challenges in creating health insurance exchanges for states that have declined to set up their own systems.

The exchanges were designed as the centerpiece of President Obama’s signature law, and are intended to make buying health insurance comparable to booking a flight or finding a compatible partner on Match.com.

Sixteen states — most of them governed by Republicans — have said they will not set up their own systems, forcing the federal government to come up with one instead.

Another five states said they want a federal-state partnership, while four others are considering partnerships.

It’s a situation no one anticipated when the Affordable Care Act was written. The law assumed states would create and operate their own exchanges, and set aside billions in grants for that purpose.

Essentially, states denying the exchanges forces the feds to do the work, as they should considering it is a federal law that balloons state budgets.

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In new ad, Obama echoes Carter

September 17, 2012

From: Washignton Examiner

The GOP push to compare President Obama to former President Jimmy Carter moved into high gear Monday when a conservative group released a new online ad that shows Obama in his Democratic Convention speech using language greatly similar to Carter in his re-nomination address 32 years ago.

“In President Obama’s campaign, we hear echoes of failure and futility,” said the new ad from the group For America, headed by conservative media watchdog Brent Bozell. “Tell President Obama we don’t need echoes of failure and futility from the past,” concludes the ad.

Republicans have been trying to portray Obama’s handling of foreign policy and the economy as Carteresque. Under Carter, the U.S. embassy in Iran was seized and the economy suffered high inflation and joblessness.

The Obama-Carter ad is part of a $1.4 million social media campaign fro the group that claims over 3 million social media supporters – over 2.7 million fans on Facebook and an organic email list of half a million.

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Obama’s Trillion Dollar Lies

August 29, 2012

From: Town Hall

President Barack Obama has such ill-advised contempt for the intelligence of American taxpayers that he has become an habitual liar when talking about his plans to deal with a national debt that will imminently top $16 trillion.

For example, on Aug. 14, he told a crowd in Waterloo, Iowa: “I’ll make sure government still does its part to reduce our debt and our deficits. We’ve cut out already a trillion dollars’ worth of spending we don’t need.”

On June 22, in Tampa, Fla., he said: “We’re going to reduce our deficit by $4 trillion. I have a detailed plan. We’ll cut spending we can’t afford.”

On June 12, in Philadelphia, he said: “And I’ve already signed $2 trillion of cuts into law already and have proposed $2 trillion in additional deficit reduction.”

So, which is it?

Did Obama already cut spending by a trillion, or does he plan to cut the deficit by $4 trillion, or did he already sign legislation to cut it by $2 trillion and plans to cut it by $2 trillion more?

Is he making sure government “does its part to reduce our debt”?

The truth is: none of the above. Obama has not cut federal spending, and the fiscal 2013 budget plan he presented to Congress would dramatically increase deficit spending.

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Obama shrinks the presidency while press purrs like kittens

August 22, 2012

From: Fox News

In its otherwise glorious history, the Oval Office has suffered its share of scoundrels. Bill Clinton and Richard Nixon, to name just two, certainly left distinctive stains.

Yet Barack Obama’s conduct puts him in a class of one. Day in, day out, he diminishes the traditions of an office that, starting with George Washington, were created to keep the presidency above the soiling scrum of partisan politics.

No. 44 specializes in a small-mindedness fueled by arrogance and contempt. So much so that, if he loses this election, he’ll already have earned the title for his next book: “Honey, I Shrunk the Presidency.” Let us count the ways.

He has attended more fund-raisers than any president in history, turning Air Force One into a collection shuttle.

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