CNN Blows Lid off
Check out the CNN story at CNN Exposes Coverup.
Comment on the United Nations
(From Don Brown’s “Thunder in the Morning Calm”)
“From the beginning it’s functioned as a one-world-order organization whose sole function is to look down its collective nose at the one nation that funds it, the United States. The UN has advocated the transfer of wealth out of the United States, the elimination of international borders, the establishment of a single global currency, international gun control, and the elimination of American jobs. It’s become a friendly forum for radical and scientifically absurd ideas like global warming and has advocated cockamamie international tax schemes like cap and trade. It has done everything it can to end the sovereignty of the United States.”
Laura Van Overschelde
State date manipulated: sold for profit.
MAKE DC LISTEN
Upcoming event: Make DC Listen | April 26, 2014 | Noon
As you already know, DC isn't paying attention to We The People, and has for far too many years not upheld their oath to honorably represent their constituents. When we gather in solidarity to protest the wrongs committed upon us by this administration and ones past, our efforts are dismissed by DC and misrepresented by the media. We The People are desperate to have our concerns and our voices heard by DC. Gatherings on the National Mall are noble and necessary, unfortunately they are inaccessible to the majority who desperately desire to participate and share their voice but don't have the time or financial means to join their fellow patriots.
I am one of whom I speak of. I am a stay at home mom raising and homeschooling 4 kids, and I am witnessing my beloved Republic crumble into something unrecognizable as America, home of the Free, of the People, by the People and for the People. I fear my children will never know America as she was intended to be known. It is because of this that I have been convicted into action to restore our Republic to her intended state. I am convinced I am one voice of an echo of millions, and if we unite we will be heard, seen and respected.
In 1986, six Million people gathered along the interstates across America to make their commitment to end world hunger. I believe uniting to stand for the Constitution by using this method will produce an undeniable presence and will Make DC Listen. In the age of social media we are in, I am confident this event will be more successful than the 1986 predecessor, and has the potential to double it's number.
I will stand and help you Make DC Listen on April 26, 2014 @ noon.
Teaparty911.com in the Houston area showed their support of this event by adding it to their website. Your joint support is very much appreciated:)
Thank you for sharing! Lets take our country back!
Just a Texas Mom Called To Action,
Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi is not following the lead of BCBS of Alabama in cancelling health plans not in compliance with the Affordable Care Act.
In a statement Thursday morning, the health care insurer said it did not cancel any health plans due to the Jan. 1, 2014 PPACA requirements.
“ Instead, we have renewed coverage for our individual and group customers through 2014. For those individuals and small groups that may qualify for a lower premium due to the new healthcare reform rating rules, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi is giving these members the option to choose a 2014 PPACA benefit plan or they can keep their existing plan,” company spokeswoman Meredith Virden said.
“Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi is committed to supporting its members through the complexities of healthcare reform,” she added.
Meanwhile, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama says it will not reinstate health plans that were not in compliance with the Affordable Care Act. The insurance carrier cited “significant legal and financial risks to our policyholders, the state and our company.”
BCBS of Alabama said the ultimate impact of renewing the plans would be higher health care costs now and in the future for all of the provider’s customers.
Temporary reinstatement of policies that are non-ACA compliant would create dual classes of policyholders and destabilize the state’s insurance market and the risk pools associated with these health plans, BCBS of Alabama said. “The ultimate impact would be higher healthcare costs for all of our customers, now and in the near future.”
Here is the full statement from AL:
I am offering you a little wisdom to an otherwise dry informational post to peak your awareness as to why we formed the Tea Party in response to the nationwide movement some 3.5 to 4 years ago.
As I start my tenure as Chairman, I am very hopeful by what I see and hear, that the PEOPLE of this great country are noticing-and that is we are indeed IN NEED of restoring this land to a CONSTITUTIONAL REPUBLIC. Unintended consequences resulting from laws passed with little thought given to possible damage to the fabric of the country has made this present governing body a laughing stock throughout the world.
But the American people are not fooled any longer and they want some modicum of peace restored to our people who try to live in harmony with the rest of the world. And so I offer you this little bit of wisdom from one of the Founders that I truly admire.
"The nature of the encroachment upon American constitution is such, as to grow every day more and more encroaching.
Like a cancer; it eats faster and faster every hour. The revenue creates pensioners, and the pensioners urge for more revenue. The people grow less steady, spirited and virtuous, the seekers more numerous and more corrupt, and every day increases the circles of their dependents and other expectants, until Virtue, Integrity, Public Spirit, Simplicity and Frugality become the objects of ridicule and scorn, and vanity, luxury, foppery, selfishness, meanness, and downright venality swallow up the whole of society."
--John Adams, to the Inhabitants of the Colony of Massachusetts Bay, 1775
AND WE ARE LEARNING HOW TRUE THIS IS!
Laura Van Overschelde - Chairman of The Mississippi Tea Party
Constitution and Bylaws of the Mississippi Tea Party
Another violation of the U.S. Constitution is being exposed and SOME in the House are acting!
Please call, write, fax or telegram our Mississippi Representatives
to join in sponsorship of this amicus brief concerning the ACA that it violates the U.S. Constitution in its taxing authority.
At this critical time in our country's history, we must assert the power of "We, the People" to demand that our Founding Documents are obeyed! Explanation of this fact follows in the body of this email.
Harper. (202) 225-5031
Nunnelee (202) 225-4306
Palazzo (202) 225-5772
Thompson (202) 225-5876
Laura Van Overschelde
Chairman, MS Tea Party
Washington, D.C.; November 11, 2013:
Pacific Legal Foundation's legal challenge to Obamacare received important backing in the form of an amicus brief filed by Congressman Trent Franks, R-Arizona, Chairman of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, joined by several dozen other members of the House.
The amicus brief was filed Friday in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, in PLF's case, Sissel v. U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.
"We are grateful for this powerful support from Congressman Franks, a leading authority on the Constitution, and from many other key lawmakers," said PLF Principal Attorney Paul J. Beard II. "This support from members of the House is especially significant because PLF's lawsuit defends the constitutional authority of the lower chamber, the legislative body that is closest to the people. We argue that Obamacare was enacted in a way that deprived the House of its authority to 'originate' new taxation. By extension, taxpayers were deprived of a core constitutional protection against reckless and oppressive use of the federal taxing power."
In addition to Representative Franks, House members who have joined the brief as amici in support of PLF's Obamacare challenge include:Michele Bachmann (MN); Joe Barton (TX); Kerry L. Bentivolio (MI); Marsha Blackburn (TN); Jim Bridenstine (OK); Mo Brooks (AL); K. Michael Conaway (TX); Steve Chabot (OH); Jeff Duncan (SC); John J. Duncan, Jr. (TN); John Fleming (LA); Bob Gibbs (OH); Louie Gohmert (TX); Andy Harris (MD); Tim Huelskamp (KS); Walter B. Jones, Jr. (NC); Steve King (IA); Doug Lamborn (CO); Doug LaMalfa (CA); Bob Latta (OH); Thomas Massie (KY); Mark Meadows (NC); Randy Neugebauer (TX); Steve Pearce (NM); Robert Pittenger (NC); Trey Radel (FL); David P. Roe (TN); Todd Rokita (IN); Matt Salmon (AZ); Mark Sanford (SC); David Schweikert (AZ); Marlin A. Stutzman (IN); Lee Terry (NE); Tim Walberg (MI); Randy K. Weber, Sr. (TX), Brad R. Wenstrup (OH); Lynn A. Westmoreland (GA); Rob Wittman (VA); and Ted S. Yoho (FL).
Obamacare: A massive tax bill that started on the wrong side of the Capitol Building PLF's challenge focuses on the individual
mandate, which requires nearly all Americans to buy a federally
prescribed health insurance plan or pay a penalty to the federal government - a charge that the U.S. Supreme Court identified as a "tax" in its 2012 ruling on Obamacare. Because Obamacare's individual mandate is a tax - and, indeed, Obamacare includes more than $500billion in new taxation, in all - the law should have been initiated in the House, where Article I, Section 7, of the Constitution says new taxes must "originate," in order to keep the taxing power close to the people. However, in defiance of this constitutional requirement, Majority Leader Harry Reid launched the law in the Senate, by taking an entirely unrelated House bill on housing for veterans, stripping it, and inserting the language that became Obamacare.
MSTP interviews State Senator Chris McDaniel on his run for U.S. Senator for Mississippi.
The 18 'no' votes on the Senate plan Eighteen Republicans vote against the Senate deal to reopen the government — including all three major potential 2016 GOP presidential candidates:
Ted Cruz (R-Tex.)
Marco Rubio (R-Fla.)
Rand Paul (R-Ky.)
Tom Coburn (Okla.)
John Cornyn (Tex.)
Mike Crapo (Idaho)
Mike Enzi (Wyo.)
Chuck Grassley (Iowa)
Dean Heller (Nev.)
Ron Johnson (Wis.)
Mike Lee (Utah)
Jim Risch (Idaho)
Pat Roberts (Kan.)
Tim Scott (S.C.)
Jeff Sessions (Ala.)
Richard Shelby (Ala.)
Pat Toomey (Pa.)
David Vitter (La.)
Unanimous Vote to Publicly Censure Senator Thad Cochran
By Mississippi PEP | October 15, 2013
The Marshall County GOP Executive Committee has passed a resolution by unanimous vote to publicly censure Senator Thad Cochran. The group lists several votes it says has “repeatedly violated fundamental principles of the Mississippi Republican Platform.”
Senator Thad Cocharn
The resolution states:
“when any official continues to engage repeatedly in a course of conduct that violates fundamental principles of the Mississippi Republican Platform, even after such actions have been publicly called to his attention, it is the responsibility of all Republicans, including this body, to take such remedial measures as are reasonably available to them, always placing the interests of the People and our Principles ahead of any Party or Personal interests that may appear to be in temporary conflict with those interests.”
The group lists 12 votes by Senator Cochran. The resolution states Cochran “has committed a long series of actions that we strongly disapprove of and hold to be fundamentally inconsistent with the principles of the Mississippi Republican Party. >> read more
Senator Cochran Since 1978
from the Tupelo Tea Party
click on image for a larger file.
MS Tea Party Leadership just participated in a conference call with the national organization, Tea Party Patriots. There were over 104,000 participants on the call. It was the LARGEST participation they ever had on a call.
Among the speakers was Sen. Ted Cruz. He promised that the 21+ hours he spent on the floor of the Senate last week was just the beginning. Sen. Cruz asked us to send this action alert to all of you, the freedom loving members of the MS Tea Party:
1. If you haven't done so already, right now go to http://www.dontfundobamacare.com/ and sign the petition.
2. Call, email, go to Twitter and FB pages of the members of Congress, thank the ones who have been holding strong, encourage those who are weak to grow their spines, and STRONGLY URGE those who are voting in the right way to reform their records! Particularly Senator Reid WHO IS INTENTIONALLY IGNORING THE RULES OF THE CONGRESS TO RESOLVE CONFLICTS! CALL HIM ON IT UNEQUIVOCALLY!
3. Write letters of advocacy to editors of newspapers, blog sites, newsletters in favor of defunding Obamacare.
4. Call in to talk radio shows, right and left leaning and state your support to FULLY FUND THE GOVERNMENT AND NOT OBAMACARE.
5. POST blogs and links to blogs in comments to articles you read and to tweets.
6. Create a video to tell your Obamacare disaster story. Post it on jobsgrowth.org as well as any of your own sites.
7. Talk to friends, neighbors, coworkers, relatives that Harry Reid is the one shutting down the government. Articulate that the House (the chamber with the purse strings) has funded the government, without funding Obamacare, because the American people has told their Congressional Representatives and Senators they don't like it and don't want it!
8. Organize public demonstration and rallies outside your State offices of your members of Congress, invite the press to let them know how you feel. Do not forget to leave messages of appreciation to those who are standing strong.
9. Encourage 10 other people to organize and repeat the above.
The idea is to CREATE A NATIONAL CONVERSATION THAT WE DO NOT WANT OBAMACARE AND WE WANT THEM TO DEFUND IT. IT IS HARRY REID THAT HAS SHUT DOWN THE GOVERNMENT AND NOT THE REPUBLICANS. AND THAT HARRY REID, THE REST OF CONGRESS SHOULD BE DOING WHAT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WANT. THEY MUST STOP EXERCISING POWER FOR THEIR OWN POLITICAL AGENDA.
HE NOTED THAT THE DEMOCRATS ARE WORRIED ABOUT THE UPCOMING DEBT LIMIT, BECAUSE THEY SPONTANEOUSLY BROUGHT IT UP IN FRONT OF THE PRESS WHEN THEY LEFT THE MEETING WITH THE PRESIDENT.
HE ALSO NOTED IT WOULD HELP TREMENDOUSLY TO CALL BOEHNER'S OFFICE TO GET HIM TO STAND STRONG!
Friday was a sad day for Mississippi.
Assuming the names given in the Washington Post article below is correct Senators Cochran and Wicker now officially OWN Obamacare. At the moment when Mississippi desperately needed men, two little boys showed up and allowed funding for Obamacare to be passed in the Senate. Make no mistake about this: it was their cloture vote that counted because what followed was a foregone conclusion. Their “yes” vote for cloture was actually a “yes” vote for funding this monstrous program.
Their “no” votes on the final bill was only for show and is a fraud that the people of Mississippi see through easily. Nothing was gained by this sell out. Clearly their votes are a major betrayal of their public trust and defiant of the overwhelming will of their constituents. By their votes they said “by the consent of the governed” be damned. Their vote will forever be hung around their necks and the people of Mississippi will not forget that they abandoned us at our most needy moment.
It now turns to our Congressmen. We will see if they are made of better stuff. Defunding Obamacare NOW is the hill that these men MUST be willing to die on. If they do not do everything possible to stop the Senate version in the House, then they too will OWN OBAMACARE.
This is the moment when YOU must take the initiative, exercise your responsibilities as a U.S. Citizen, and let our Congressmen know what you expect of them.
“It IS about our fundamental values.”
Mississippi Tea Party
Senators Cochran and Wicker Vote with Harry Reid for Cloture
While Senators Ted Cruz and Mike Lee have been fighting hard for the American people for the past 6 weeks to stop Obamacare, Mississippi Senators Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker decided to vote in favor of ending the debate.
This will result in Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid attaching an amendment to the Continuing Resolution that the House passed that will allow funding for Obamacare.
Our Mississippi Senators are not alone, they are with 23 other "ruling elite" Republicans who are not listening to us, their constituents.
Tell our Senators what you think of their vote:
Call - Senator Thad Cochran 202.224.5054
Call - Senator Roger Wicker 202.224.6253
A little support of Ted Cruz.
Cruzing in at Sonic.
House Just Voted to Stop
Funding for Obamacare!
The House just voted 230 to 189 to keep the government funded while stopping funding for Obamacare. Greg Harper, Alan Nunnelee and Steven Palazzo voted to defund!
This is a critical moment and we need everyone making phone calls to Harry Reid to tell him to listen to the voice of the American people.
CALL Harry Reid NOW! Tell him that we will not rest until we stop Obamacare! CALL Senators Cochran and Wicker, tell them to defund Obamacare!
Harry Reid: 202.224.3542
Senator Thad Cochran 202.224.5054
Senator Roger Wicker 202.224.6253
The email, released by a House committee investigating the IRS, seems to counter Democrats’ arguments that tea party groups weren’t specifically targeted. >> read more
Voter ID laws protect the integrity of our elections. And despite the claims of AG Holder, in Georgia we've seen minority turnout INCREASE after voter ID laws were enacted. - Sen. Ted Cruz
Outside the Jackson IRS, 5/21/13. About 50 patriots attended in protest.
IRS Lies vs Facts
What senior Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner knew about the targeting of conservative Tea Party groups by the IRS.
For a printable PDF version of this file, select Lies vs Facts.
Schedule (T): Tea Party and Patriot Procedures
For a printable PDF version of this file, select TPP-IRS-Tax-Timeline-FINALs.pdf
Photos from the Press Conference, Washington, D.C. May 16, 2013
| Press Conference
Mississippi Tea Party Responds to IRS Harassment Revelations
Yall Politics, Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The Mississippi Tea Party (MSTP) announced today that it was one of the “tea party” and “patriot” groups harassed by the Internal Revenue Service during its campaign to stifle and suppress the political speech of U.S. Citizens. Beginning in 2009 the MSTP experienced long delays in responses to its application for tax exempt status and was further harassed by letters demanding, under penalty of perjury, that it turn over extensive confidential information about it members and their private activities. The letters it received are virtually identical those that have been released by other groups and reported on in recent news stories.
Roy Nicholson, Chairman of the Mississippi Tea Party said “it was obvious to us that the delays, lengthy interrogations by mail, and demands for confidential information were a deliberate attempt by IRS officials to use intimidation to suppress the political speech and lawful activities of U.S. Citizens.” >> more
Two Letters from the IRS requesting information from the MSTP
When the MSTP submitted their application for exemption the IRS sent these letters requesting additional information:
IRS September 28, 2010
IRS January 10, 2012
Here is the action timeline between the MSTP and the IRS.
Incorporation in Mississippi (nonprofit)
IRS Application for Recognition of Exemption Under Section 501(c)(4) [Form 1024, unsigned]
IRS notice of assigned EIN number
Amended Bylaws (signed)
Letter from IRS acknowledging receipt of “Application for Exemption”
Letter from IRS requesting more info re app for exemption (not harassment)
IRS Form 990-N for year 2009, E-filing receipt accepted by IRS
IRS letter acknowledging “App for Extension of Time to File an Exempt Organization Return” (Form 8868) to 11/15/10
Letter from IRS requesting more info including relationship w/“Tea Party Patriots”
Letter to IRS w/$450 submitting info requested from 9/28/10 IRS letter
IRS Form 990-N for year 2010, E-filing receipt accepted by IRS
IRS letter acknowledging App for Extension of Time to File an Exempt Organization Return (Form 8868) – to 11/15/11
IRS letter to MSTP requesting more info regarding app for exemption, i.e., membership info, political affiliations, etc. [harassment]
MSTP letter to IRS acknowledging extension to 2/14/12 to submit additional info
MSTP letter to IRS acknowledging extension to 2/29/12 to submit additional info
IRS letter to MSTP acknowledging extension to 2/29/12 to submit additional info
MSTP letter to IRS requesting withdraw app for exemption status
IRS letter stating we may need to file fed tax returns since status changed
Roy contacted Am. Center Law/Justice for legal help with IRS harassment
Corporate returns FY 2009, 2010 and 2011 [form 1120]
Change of MSTP address
Confirmed: IRS Officials Knew
of Tea Party Targeting
Senior Internal Revenue Service officials knew employees were singling out conservative groups for extra scrutiny as early as 2011, according to a watchdog agency’s report set to be released next week, POLITICO has confirmed from a congressional source.
The disclosure that senior officials knew agents were flagging applications containing the words “patriot” or “tea party” contradicts public statements by former IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman. He repeatedly denied that his agency was targeting conservative groups when asked by Congress last year. >> read more
To read the story select POLITICO.
IRS "APOLOGIZES" FOR TARGETING TEA PARTY & CONSERVATIVE GROUPS
The Mississippi Tea Party was one of the groups.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Internal Revenue Service inappropriately flagged conservative political groups for additional reviews during the 2012 election to see if they were violating their tax-exempt status, a top IRS official said Friday.
Organizations were singled out because they included the words "tea party" or "patriot" in their applications for tax-exempt status, said Lois Lerner, who heads the IRS division that oversees tax-exempt groups.
In some cases, groups were asked for their list of donors, which violates IRS policy in most cases, she said.
"That was wrong. That was absolutely incorrect, it was insensitive and it was inappropriate. That's not how we go about selecting cases for further review," Lerner said at a conference sponsored by the American Bar Association.
"The IRS would like to apologize for that," she added.
Common Core in Mississippi
Mississippi joined over 45 other States and D.C. in 2009 in applying for federal Race to the Top funds, which effectively committed us to Common Core State Initiative, even though the Standards for CCSI had not yet been published.
Sound familiar? Only two states - Alaska and Texas - did not jump at the funds offer. Since then, some 14 states have launched grassroots campaigns and/or legislative activity to get out of CCSI.
It's time for Mississippi to take a hard look at Common Core.
On Tuesday, March 26, at 7:30 a.m., Paul Gallo, on SuperTalk 97.3 fm, spoke about Common Core with guests State Senator Angela Hill (R) and Jamie Gass of the Pioneer Institute.
To read more about Common Core please select Common Core source Rita Anderson
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Rep. Jessica Upshaw...may she rest in peace.
Dr. Taylor explains why Medicaid expansion is so dangerous, especially in this economy!
To view the video, click on the photo, to read the story please select Why Medicaid is so Dangerous.
7 Reasons to Say No to Medicaid Expansion
To download a PDF version of this graphic, select 7 Reasons to Say No.
Sandra Inman and I got to speak for a few minutes yesterday afternoon with Representative Bill Howell this afternoon. This soft-spoken gentlemen happens to be a friend of Sandra's family from Winona, and he is also Chairman of the Medicaid committee in the House.
Learning a little about this public assistance program helps to understand the problem Mississippi as well as other states face with Medicaid as we now contribute to it, even before Obamacare gets fully implemented.
It is what I call a non-contributed public welfare program. That means no one contributes to the program that Congress "sets aside" from the taxpayer dedicated to provide for the costs. This is very different from Social Security and Medicare. Medicaid is intended to cover all those unable to work 19 to 64 years. Below age 19, individuals are eligible for CHIPS and those over 64 are Medicare eligible. In Mississippi we have been wise in requiring those applying and benefitting from Medicaid to show up once a year to appear in what is known as the "face-to-face". That is to prove that the applicant is a real person who fits the requirements for the program. Still there have been many ways to fool the system.
For instance, one time I was working I met a young lady in labor who presented 'her' Medicaid card. The date of birth on 'her' card was at least 25 years earlier than that person was born. Investigation found that she had her mother's card who is deceased! Name the same, but age not verified, and she had not been to any doctor throughout her pregnancy, so no prenatal care to ensure she would have as healthy baby as possible.
Chairman Howell also informed us that Medicaid grows vastly under Obamacare, just by increasing the present program by categories of income levels that are reported to the IRS by about another 50,000 to 60,000 enrollees. Obamacare contains OTHER benchmarks that make another 100,000 to 200,000 persons in Mississippi alone to automatically be enrolled. Those benchmarks include increasing the income level up to 138% of poverty level. These additional enrollees will cost another HUGE chunk of money, which we have no idea how we would get the money.
Governor Bryant vetoed SB 2141 - which began as an attempt to elect school boards but came to his desk as another study committee. Mississippi doesn't need more studies. It needs reform!
PETITION: Stop Medicaid Expansion in Mississippi!
PETITION: We the undersigned propose that Medicaid NOT be expanded to include adults able to work who have no children. Medicaid currently consumes about $800 million of the state budget. If Mississippi expands Medicaid, total annual costs would reach nearly $2 billion a year or almost $13 billion between 2014 and 2020. And based on what’s happened in other states, the costs are likely to be much higher.
To sign the petition and forward it to other people please select Mississippi For Liberty.
Mississippi for Liberty President Jim Cunningham will deliver this petition to Governor Phil Bryant on Tuesday, March 19, 2013.
Confirmed: Senate Democrats' Budget Accelerates Spending, Never Balances
March 14, 2013
They say the best time to release damaging information is during a major news event. Yesterday, the world welcomed a new Pope, and Senate Democrats released their first budget in four years. If you've been following our coverage for the last few days, the new blueprint contains few surprises. It jacks up taxes by $1.5 trillion dollars* (see update), passes on crucial entitlement reforms, relies on gimmicks for most of its spending cuts, and -- as we reported yesterday -- it actually increases spending compared to the current unsustainable baseline.
Read more: http://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2013/03/14/confirmed-senate-democrats-budget-accelerates-spending-never-balances-n1532870
Has Establishment Repub. John McCain Lost it?
Calls Young GOP Guard "Whackos"
March 8, 2013
“They were elected, nobody believes that there was a corrupt election, anything else,” McCain said. “But I also think that when, you know, it’s always the wacko birds on right and left that get the media megaphone." Asked to clarify, McCain said he was referencing ”Rand Paul, Cruz, Amash, whoever.”
Maybe McCain is angry because Paul and Cruz stole the headlines from his and BFF Lindsay Graham's kumbaya "My Dinner With Barack" moment on Wednesday. Maybe he still blames those crazy Sarah Palin conservatives who kept him out of the White House (you know that's what he really believes in his heart... you just KNOW it,) or maybe he is just jealous that a fellow Senator can actually stand, talk and refrain from urinating for over 12 hours, let alone 12 minutes.
Read more: http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/03/08/McCain-Paul-Cruz-Wacko
Krauthammer on the Sequester
What if nothing bad happens?
March 6, 2013
“The worst-case scenario for us,” a leading anti-budget-cuts lobbyist told The Post, “is the sequester hits and nothing bad really happens.”
Think about that. Worst case? That a government drowning in debt should cut back by 2.2 percent — and the country survives. That a government now borrowing 35 cents of every dollar it spends reduces that borrowing by two cents “and nothing bad really happens.” Oh, the humanity!
2/27/13 - MISSISSIPPI!! Via Senator Chris McDaniel: "The second amendment had a victory today at the Capitol. The senate passed HB 2 which upholds our constitutional right to carry and defines "Concealed
Jack Lew confirmed by US Senate for Sec. of Treasure. Sen. Wicker voted Nay, Senator Cochran voted Yea. Here is the vote.
Obama Turns Criminal Illegal Immigrants Lose on Arizona as Sequester Approaches
Feb. 26, 2013
The sequester is officially still three days away, but - in a blatantly political move designed to punish conservatives - Obama already is making the first cuts. Officials confirmed that Homeland Security has just released several hundred illegal immigrants from detention.
Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/feb/26/illegal-immigrants-released-detention-centers-sequ/#ixzz2M2aoTyUQ
State Retirement receives most of increased spending in FY ’14 budget proposals.
Mississippi lawmakers are pushing forward with early proposals for the budget year that begins July 1, and many agencies are likely to receive less money than they’re requesting.
The $5.5 billion spending plan will be about 1 percent bigger than it is now, with most of the increase going toward state employees’ retirement.
Education could receive slightly more money, with about $8 million penciled in for a limited program for pre-kindergarten. Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves also wants to spend about $7.5 million to help schools hire armed police officers — a proposal he made in response to the fatal shootings at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn.
Reeves said most agencies are likely to receive about the same amount of money as they’re receiving this year. Still, many had requested increases, so agency directors won’t be able to do everything they want.
“What you find is a very conservative budget,” Reeves told reporters Wednesday.
House Appropriations Committee Chairman Herb Frierson, R-Poplarville, said House leaders identified $280 million worth of “critical needs,” but only $74 million of those would be covered under early budget proposals. For example, the Division of Medicaid says it needs nearly $124.7 million to cover program growth and increased medical costs, but the House proposal includes only an additional $32 million for the program.
Frierson told the House that lawmakers need to avoid expanding programs or cutting taxes. The House voted recently for a $5,000 across-the-board pay raise for teachers, but that is unlikely to be approved by the Senate or to appear in the final version of the budget.
“We can’t get out of this hole, y’all, if we keep digging,” Frierson said Wednesday.
Read more: http://www.hattiesburgamerican.com/viewart/20130221/NEWS01/302210026/Miss-lawmakers-turn-attention-FY14-budget
Senator Rand Paul gives the "Tea Party" response to the State of the Union speech last night in this video. Transcript is posted below the video.
Go to : http://www.kingfish1935.blogspot.com/2013/02/senator-rand-paul-on-state-of-union.html
CMTP Press Release on Feds Rejecting Chaney's ObamaCare Exchange
Feb. 8, 2013
Central Mississippi TEA Party President Janis Lane released the following statement regarding the rejection of the Mississippi Insurance Exchange by the Department of Health and Human Services:
“The CMTP is very pleased with the HHS decision concerning a state-run insurance exchange in Mississippi. By rejecting the work done by Commissioner Mike Chaney and his team with much anticipation of ‘approval’ by the Feds, Kathleen Sebelius has revealed what many of us have known from the beginning – we cannot trust this Federal Government.
Mike Chaney led our state on a wild goose chase which will cost our taxpayers. We hope Commissioner Chaney will now realize that this huge unaffordable plan to tax job creators in our state is not wise. A government exchange, whether implemented by the state or the Federal Government is not a market solution, it is a bureaucratic program. History has proven that bureaucratic programs only make matters worse.
The CMTP applauds our Governor for his stand to protect the citizens and taxpayers of Mississippi against a Federal Government that is trying to usurp the rights of the citizens of this state. Governor Bryant understand this federal scheme will cost Mississippi jobs, and the tax schemes that fund it will shut down small businesses in our state. We need all our elected officials to follow our Governors lead in protecting the rights of all Mississippi citizens and taxpayers. This is a huge win for our business environment and individual taxpayers. We must do all we can to keep and grow jobs in Mississippi for Mississippians!”
WE WERE LIED TO BY OBAMA (AGAIN).
IRS: OBAMACARE TO COST FAMILIES $20,000 PER YEAR
Feb. 1, 2013
In a final regulation issued Wednesday, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) assumed that under Obamacare the cheapest health insurance plan available in 2016 for a family will cost a SHOCKING $20,000 for the year.
Under Obamacare, Americans will be required to buy health insurance or pay a penalty to the IRS.
The IRS’s assumption that the cheapest plan for a family will cost $20,000 per year is found in examples the IRS gives to help people understand how to calculate the penalty they will need to pay the government if they do not buy a mandated health plan.
The examples point to families of four and families of five, both of which the IRS expects in its assumptions to pay a minimum of $20,000 per year for a bronze plan.
Read more: http://hotair.com/archives/2013/02/01/irs-cheapest-qualifying-family-health-insurance-plan-will-be-20k/
Historic vote as House debates charters
Early this morning the Mississippi House of Representatives voted 64-55 to pass a charter school bill. The bill now goes to the Senate for approval. This was a historic vote by the House, which has never before had the chance to vote on a charter school bill.
This is a major victory in the long political battle over the future of our state's public education system. We're proud of the 64 representatives who voted to give more public school options to children trapped in low-performing schools across Mississippi. We are grateful for your support, whether you donated to our organization, called your representative, or talked to friends and neighbors about public charter schools.
1/22/13 - The charter school bill passes the MS House education committee in a 16 to 14 vote, today.