Did the Dems KNOW the subsidy was ONLY for the States? (They Did)

Phil Kerpen is the BOSS. If you are on social media and don’t follow him either on Facebook or Twitter you should.

At American Commitment.org Phil reveals a hard truth. The Dems NEVER thought that subsidies were provided by the Federal exchanges. They ALWAYS intended those subsidies to be merely for the State Exchanges. And this week’s ruling blew that up.

Here’s an excerpt, read the entire story at the link above.

The language in the Obamacare statute has always been crystal clear. Eligibility for the “affordability tax credit,” or subsidy, under 36B specifically requires enrollment “through an Exchange established by the State under 1311 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.” Identical language appears in the definition of a “coverage month” later in 36B, and every, single place subsidy eligibility is mentioned in the law.

States would, drafters of the law assumed, just have to go along and create state exchanges to get the money. It never occurred to liberals that some states would consider stopping the massive flow of taxpayer-funded subsidies (and the employer taxes, 30-hour workweek, and associated penalties that come with them) a good thing. No, every state would jump at the chance to get all that federal money.

Moreover, Congress hadn’t appropriated a penny for the federal exchange because they assumed it would never actually be created.

… this week, when one court had the temerity to say the law actually is what it plainly says, Gruber was apoplectic. “Literally every single person involved in the crafting of this law has said that it`s a typo, that they had no intention of excluding the federal states,” he said on MSNBC.

And now we know it was all a lie. An elaborate ruse. Another fraud piled on top of all the other Obamacare lies and frauds. Gruber understood exactly what the law said and meant from the beginning. When he was writing it. And now there’s video proof.

“What’s important to remember politically about this is if you’re a state and you don’t set up an exchange, that means your citizens don’t get their tax credits,” Gruber said in an accurate, straightforward explanation of what the law actually says. “I hope that that’s a blatant enough political reality that states will get their act together and realize there are billions of dollars at stake here in setting up these exchanges.”

BUT WAIT! THERE’S MORE!

Peter Suderman at Reason.com has another instance of Gruber telling the truth…

On January 10, 2012, in a speech at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, Gruber said that “by not setting up an exchange, the politicians of a state are costing state residents hundreds and millions and billions of dollars….That is really the ultimate threat, is, will people understand that if your governor doesn’t set up an exchange, you’re losing hundreds of millions of dollars of tax credits to be delivered to your citizens.”

With audio…

July 25, 2014  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: Uncategorized  No Comments

Mick Mulvaney Interview re: House plans for border

This interview took place today just minutes after Mick got out of House meeting on the border issues.

July 25, 2014  Tags:   Posted in: Uncategorized  No Comments

Letter from Rep Bill Chumley

Bill asked me to share this…

July 18, 2014

The Honorable Nikki R. Haley
Governor, State of South Carolina
Post Office Box 12267
Columbia, SC 29211

Dear Governor Haley:

We are writing to express our concern about the serious and increasingly dangerous illegal immigration crisis which has arisen along the United States’ border with Mexico.

The overwhelming swarming of our border by aliens from Central and South America is terrible human tragedy, but what makes it worse is that it is a human-caused tragedy. President Obama seemed to not only encourage this wave of immigrants, especially unaccompanied minors, but has made it plain that he will do everything he can to pass Immigration Amnesty for any illegal immigrants who successfully makes it across our border.

Compounding the problem further, is the efforts by officials of the government to transport these illegal immigrants, at taxpayer expense, around the country and essentially “dump” them in various locations. Obviously we are concerned, as we know you are, that Immigration and Customs Enforcement may attempt to use South Carolina as one of these dump sites.

We are aware that you have obtained assurances from officials with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency that they have no plans to transport these illegal immigrants here to South Carolina.

However, we would strongly caution you against regarding as truthful any statement by any official of the Obama administration. The Obama administration has proven time and again that they are more than willing to publicly advance false narratives, make blatantly untrue statements, and even destroy evidence in order to further their political goals.

We, therefore, urge you to put every law enforcement agency and indeed every agency of state government on notice to be on the lookout for and to report any effort by Federal agents to transport illegal immigrants into South Carolina.

Thank you for your diligence on this issue and thank you for considering our concerns.

Sincerely,

Rep. Bill Chumley Senator Lee Bright

July 25, 2014   Posted in: Uncategorized  One Comment

Gang of Four RINOs Feeling Heat, Changing Their Tune on Amnesty

Rick Wells at Conservative Infidel writes:

In a public statement, the four Republican Senators who joined with four Democrats to construct and usher the so-called “Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bill” through the Senate have publicly modified their positions considerably.

Their statement, signed by Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), John McCain (R-AZ) and Jeff Flake (R-AZ) read:

“Last year, we helped lead the effort to pass immigration reform legislation that received 68 votes in the United States Senate. While we continue to support the goals of comprehensive immigration reform, none of us would support including that bill in legislation needed this year to address the current humanitarian crisis on our southern border. Any legislation considered this year must be focused exclusively on addressing the current crisis, halting the flow of unaccompanied children crossing the border, and preventing future waves from making the dangerous journey north.”

The four RINOs aren’t stupid. They are aware of the socialist Democrats’ intent behind the deliberately created border crisis and that they are now being played as Republican tokens in the game of socialist fundamental transformation.

They were comfortable last year with their bill being used as a lever to force Americans to accept a mass influx of people from other countries. It was okay then to fundamentally destroy our nation in the process, as long as nobody was paying attention and their careers were reasonably safe.

They just expected to be able to play politics, collect from big business donors, and let the country fend for itself. If only Obama hadn’t been so arrogant and flooded the border, the Americans might have slept right through it all. Now that they’re waking up, the RINOs have nowhere to hide.

Of course they knew what they were doing all along. We all know the kind of people Chuck Schumer, Bob Menendez and Dick Durbin are from following them on television. It must be agonizingly obvious sitting across from them at a table. These Republicans made a deal with the Devil and are having some serious buyer’s remorse.

They are hoping to salvage their careers, scurrying like cockroaches from the light. They know they are in large part responsible for the disastrous situation we are in. Had they sided with their constituents and put the good of the nation and the American people first, it would have been a gang of four Democrats sponsoring the bill and never been an issue.

The gang of RINOs actively promoted legislation to lower our standard of living and our safety and to assist the socialist Democrats in the destruction of our great nation. Suddenly, with all of the attention drawn to the border, the American public is also beginning to figure out what they did.

YOU GO RICK WELLS!!!!

July 24, 2014  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: Uncategorized  One Comment

A MISSISSIPPIAN’S REPLY TO ANN COULTER

Some SC Republicans who came out early with no facts, no “on the ground” knowledge and mocked Mississippi supporters of Chris McDaniel as “suppressing the black vote” … “sore losers” … and chided them that they were of the opinion that “white folks should make all the decisions” … I wonder if you are yet willing to walk back your social media remarks? Apologize for denigrating Mississippi Republican voters? Admit you didn’t know what you were talking about and just shot your mouths off? Not yet? Well perhaps you’ll read what a Republican Mississippi voter thinks about your assessment.

A post today at Mississippi Conservative Daily, a response to Ann Coulter who spews some ridiculous crap recently re: the runoff election:

You write, “It doesn’t look great having alleged Republican activists claiming that any votes from blacks in a GOP primary were fraudulent.” Yes, many were fraudulent. More on that later.

“It so happens that Cochran has always won a fair portion of the black vote — and the Democrat vote.” Well, that’s because Cochran has had no serious opponent since Reagan’s first term. In fact, most of his opponents, if he had one at all, were unknowns, with no money, and no campaign to speak of. But answer two questions for me, Ann? Why did these same Democrats NOT vote for Cochran in the June 3 primary? And, with a serious Democrat on the ticket this year in Travis Childers, and with Chuck Schumer’s gang vowing to support him, do you honestly think those Democratic votes will be there for Cochran in November? If you do, then you are as ignorant as I thought you were!

“It’s really fantastic to have McDaniel supporters out there denouncing Cochran for getting blacks to vote for him,” you sarcastically write. Yet what you fail to understand is that we are denouncing the more than 10,000 ILLEGAL votes cast in the Republican runoff, those Democrats who had previously voted in the Democratic primary. It’s not a suppression of the vote to seek to keep folks from voting in BOTH primaries. In fact, it’s against the law here.

Yes, Ann, so far the McDaniel campaign says they have found that many illegal votes, and that’s without 22 counties that are refusing to allow any inspection (that should tell you a lot), which are probably the worst violators, so it’s probably a lot worse. If you really want to know what’s going on here in Mississippi, check out Chuck Johnson’s site – gotnews.com – and once again learn something!

Here are some more facts, Ann: We do not seek to suppress black votes. We do not seek to keep blacks from the Republican Party. We would love to see more blacks support the GOP because we have better policies, not because slanderous ads, illegal PACs, and unlawful actions scared them into doing so.

There is OH SO MUCH MORE at the link above, including some historical perspective on Thad Cochran’s record on black issues.

July 24, 2014   Posted in: Uncategorized  2 Comments

Don’t Get Distracted

Drew McKissick puts out activist training email frequently.

If you’d like to be added to that email list, ask him … drew@drewmckissick.com

I thought this one was particularly worth sharing.

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Political Resolutions for Conservatives

Sometimes we get so caught up in campaigns or what’s going on in politics at the moment that we lose sight of what’s important and what to do next. In other words, conservatives need to stay focused in order to be politically successful.

With that in mind, here are some resolutions:

Pick Your Battles

Just as liberals won generations of votes by winning battles over Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, conservatives should focus on big picture battles that result in still more victories in the future because they tilt the playing field more in our favor.

It’s a big country out there, with a big government and a multitude of issues that we can all get sidetracked by. Conservatives need to focus on issues that unite us – whether social, fiscal, liberty or security related – and that have the possibility of strengthening our position in the future. But cooperation is the key. Pick your battles…don’t let them pick you.

Coordinate, Coordinate, Coordinate!

In recent years the conservative movement has grown tremendously. Many people have gained valuable experience, and new networks and connections between activists have been created. But what is needed is to leverage that muscle with greater emphasis on sharing information and coordinating activity.

Start a web page listing your endorsements and local candidates’ information and donation links. Start a listing of key dates and locations for Republican Party meetings in your area. Add any important details that people need to know about how the party works and what opportunities are available to get involved. Email it to every conservative you know. Start an online group (use Google, Yahoo, Ning or Facebook) and coordinate with others to decide who wants (or is willing) to do what.

The bottom line is to leverage our muscle by coordinating and focusing on places where that muscle can be overwhelming and have a long term impact, (especially at the local level).

Don’t Be a Cannibal

No matter who you are for in any given race, don’t “go cannibal” on fellow conservatives over who they support. You might win for the moment, but you’ll lose productive relationships in the long run. Every few years campaigns come along like tornadoes and divide so many conservatives against one another and then they’re gone, but many times the personal divisions remain. We need to make it a mission to avoid that – and call out the campaigns that encourage it for their own interests.

Whoever the Republican nominee is in any election, they will never be perfect and will probably take a lot of “maintenance” from a policy standpoint. But as a movement, conservatives are much better prepared to deal with such politicians than in years past, so long as we avoid division, coordinate and present a united front – at every level.

Focus on the Republican Party

Ronald Reagan used to say that “personnel is policy”, and it’s no different when it comes to the people who comprise the GOP’s party structure, or those who run and get elected to public office under the Republican banner.

It’s great to have conservatives start their own local groups, protest and be heard, but it’s even better when those same folks also make an effort to influence the Republican Party by joining local precinct organizations, run for precinct office, run for delegate to county (or district) conventions, county office, state delegate spots and so on. Get involved and volunteer to serve on committees. Local party organizations are usually borderline desperate for volunteers. If you’re willing, and you’ve got a pulse, then you’re usually welcome.

The more conservatives who show up, get involved and network with one-another, the fewer problems we will have with the “establishment” when it comes to pushing a conservative agenda.

Get Local

Remember, the presidency isn’t everything, and neither is Congress. Who do you think ends up running for Congress anyway? It’s usually the guy (or gal) who has already served on a school board, city or county council. If you want to have a long-term impact on the upper levels of politics, then you need to have a long-term approach to influencing who’s playing at that level to begin with. And that means you need to get local.

The local levels are important in their own right, (you pay property taxes, right?), but they also serve as the farm team for the big leagues. Don’t ignore them. Plus, races at that level have the benefit of being easier to influence. A little money and organization in these races goes a long way.

A coordinated effort by conservative activists to let other conservatives know who they have endorsed and where to send money can have a bigger impact on Joe Smith for school board than it ever could on Suzzie Smith for Congress.

Hold them Accountable

Conservatives now have a better understanding of how to take political matters into their own hands. They have better access to the tools that can connect them with one another, to organize and become more effective – which is exactly why the elites are so concerned.

We need to use those strengths to hold those in elected office accountable for what they do (or don’t do). Watch them. Attend meetings. Meet with them. Offer to work with them when you can. Let them know about your concerns (and the concerns of others like yourself). Let people know what you find out, or what’s going on – and how they can contact them and have an impact. “Adopt” an elected official and make a project out of them.

Self preservation is an instinct that runs deep – especially for politicians – and conservatives need to take full advantage of it.

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The experience that conservatives have gained, the connections that have been made and the techniques that have been learned can pay big dividends.

Adopt one of these resolutions and get busy.

July 24, 2014   Posted in: Uncategorized  No Comments

Upcoming events

August 26 – Tuesday
6:30 PM
Spartanburg County GOP and Greenville County GOP are hosting an event for US SENATOR TIM SCOTT

Cannons Centre
204 Cannon Street
Greer, SC

*Please mark you calendars, more info to follow

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Spartanburg County School District One Superintendent of Education Dr. Ron Garner will discuss Common Core and give an overview of School District One.

Gramling United Methodist Church
Monday – July 28
7 PM

Hosted by Gramling Precinct

For more information contact:
Kathy Behlert (kbeh@windstream.net

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Saturday July 26
10:00 AM
The Beacon

Kickoff for precinct walks and organizing!
You know how important this is.

It’s the baking soda for the wasp sting.
It’s the alka-seltzer for the morning after.
It’s the ice pack for a swollen ankle.

It’s good for what ails the Republican Party!

July 24, 2014   Posted in: Uncategorized  No Comments

Trey Gowdy vs. IRS Commissioner John Koskinen – AGAIN

Patrick Howley at The Daily Caller.com:

Read in the story above the latest on the IRS/Lois Lerner emails/crashed … excuse me… scratched hard drive story. Then check out our Congressman Trey Gowdy…

South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy grilled Koskinen on his remarks, asking him that if sexual harassment or racial discrimination occurred “you would wait until the IG investigated” before asking around about it.

“There is nothing about an ongoing IG investigation that would prevent you from doing your job,” Gowdy said. “There is nothing talismanic about an IG investigation…You could do a dual investigation.”

NOW watch the video!

July 23, 2014   Posted in: Uncategorized  One Comment

Mulvaney seeks leadership position in the House

MARY TROYAN reports at TheState.com:

Rep. Mick Mulvaney of Indian Land is campaigning to become chairman of the Republican Study Committee, a large coalition of conservative House members in Congress.

The RSC’s goal is to be a conservative influence on economic and social policy within the party.

Mulvaney, running for a third term from South Carolina’s 5th District in the Upstate, said he agrees with the RSC’s goal of trying to push House Republicans further to the political right.

“That’s what I’ve been trying to do since I got here,” Mulvaney said in a recent interview on Capitol Hill.

The chairmanship came open after a recent shakeup in House GOP leadership that saw RSC Chairman Steve Scalise, R-La., elected majority whip. An interim chairman is currently heading the RSC. A new leader will be chosen after the general elections this November.

Mulvaney’s RSC campaign signals his ambitions to play a larger role in the debate over the direction of the Republican Party, which on some issues is divided between its pro-business establishment wing, and those inspired by the tea party.

Mulvaney is firmly a member of the anti-establishment wing. He was one of a handful of lawmakers who chose not to vote in last year’s election of Rep. John Boehner of Ohio as House speaker, and he has defied leadership on several high-profile votes, including emergency aid for Hurricane Sandy, a deal to end the government shutdown last year and a bipartisan budget agreement.

“There are folks like myself who are disenchanted with the establishment wing of the party,” Mulvaney said. “And there’s two ways to go about it. You can go off and do your own thing and start your own party or you can try to reform your party from within.

Read more on this story at the link above.

MICK! How can we help?????

July 23, 2014  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Uncategorized  One Comment

Citizens for Efficient Govt Meeting – Honoring Walter McSherry

CITIZENS FOR EFFICIENT GOVERNMENT

Will meet to eat at 6:00 PM
Meeting begins at 7:00 PM
Tuesday July 29, 2014 At FATZ
Located behind Fuddruckers on Hwy. 295

Our Speaker
The Honorable Mark Hammond, Secretary of State
Presenting to Walter McSherry
The Governor’s
CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION

We are honoring Walter McSherry for all of the work he has done for the citizens of Spartanburg County

Please join us on this special occasion

July 23, 2014   Posted in: Uncategorized  No Comments