May 20, 2013
Today, Rush Limbaugh inadvertently crashed the Tea Party Patriots web site by inviting the nation to join our nationwide IRS protests tomorrow:
Rush Limbaugh: “I’ll bet this is gonna be huge. It’s entirely possible that people are going to see once again just how big and how deep the Tea Party is.”
Show our big, bloated, corrupt and out-of-control government big and deep the Tea Party is. Show government that we will not stand for them targeting us with the IRS. Spend your lunch hour saving your country.
WHAT: Nationwide IRS Tea Party Protests
WHERE: Click for the one nearest you (100+ protests nationwide!)
*Note: Some of the locations have changed. Please double check your location.
WHEN: Tuesday, May 21, 2013, 12:00 Noon
Click the Map to Find the Location Nearest You
UPDATE: Due to the overwhelming response today, our main website has experienced heavy amounts of traffic which caused the site to crash several times. We are working as fast as we can to correct the problem, but in the mean time we have another place you can look to find information as tomorrow gets closer. Please see below for the latest updates.
Tea Party Patriots: Rein in the IRS – Tuesday, May 21 @ Noon
Ever since the IRS scandal broke, we have heard numerous stories from around the country about Tea Party, 9/12, Patriot groups, and even individuals who feel they were unfairly targeted by the IRS. This type of abuse cannot be tolerated and so we are calling for nationwide protests tomorrow, May 21, 2013 at 12pm noon at local IRS offices. We’d like to give a hat tip to groups in Cincinnati who began planning the first IRS protest – due to the Cincinnati IRS location being outed as the division that was heading up the discrimination tactics. We are extremely excited that so many around the country are joining in solidarity. Will you stand with us tomorrow? Click to find the location nearest you.
You can also download the tool kit here:
Focus on the Reason to Protest Tomorrow
As tomorrow nears, it is important for us to stay focused on the message. With everything that is going on – Benghazi, Amnesty, DOJ/AP scandal, IRS scandal – it is easy to try to point to specifics. What all of this shows us is that BIG GOVERNMENT policies do not work. Dana Loesch wrote an excellent piece on this today at RedState. Click to read the post.
Thanks again for all of your support.
-Tea Party Patriots Support Team
May 18, 2013
National IRS Tax Protest
Tuesday, May 21st 4pm – 6pm
Corners of Cypress and Hilltop Drive
Redding Tea Party invites all freedom loving Americans to join us for a peaceful protest against the IRS and government abuse of power.
Bring your signs so that people understand WHY we are there!
Don’t Tread On Me Flags are also appropriate!
May 16, 2013
Posted: Wednesday, May 15, 2013 10:24 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Agriculture Committee on Wednesday approved a sweeping farm bill that would trim the $80 billion-a-year food stamp program.
The panel rebuffed Democratic efforts to keep the food stamp program whole, as debate on the farm bill turned into a theological discourse on helping the poor.
The House bill would cut about $2.5 billion a year – or a little more than 3 percent – from the domestic food aid program, which is used by 1 in 7 Americans. The committee rejected a Democratic amendment to strike the cuts 27-17, keeping them in the bill.
The legislation would achieve the cuts partly by eliminating an eligibility category that mandates automatic food stamp benefits when people sign up for certain other programs. It would also save dollars by targeting states that give people who don’t have heating bills very small amounts of heating assistance so they can automatically qualify for higher food stamp benefits.
Republicans argued that the cut is small relative to the size of the program, now known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, and that people who qualify for the aid could still sign up for it, they just wouldn’t be automatically enrolled. They defended the cuts after Rep. Juan Vargas, D-Calif., quoted the Book of Matthew in opposing them: “When I was hungry you gave me food. When I was thirsty, you gave me drink.”
Several Republicans talked about their Christianity and said the Bible encourages people to help each other but doesn’t dictate what the federal government should do. “We should be doing this as individuals, helping the poor,” said Rep. Doug LaMalfa, R-Calif.
Rep. Jim McGovern, D-Mass., offered the amendment to do away with the cuts. He said taking the hunger assistance away from people will just make the poor “more vulnerable and more miserable.”
“Christians, Jews, Muslims, whatever – we’re failing our brothers and sisters here,” McGovern said.
The cuts are part of massive legislation that costs almost $100 billion annually over five years and would set policy for farm subsidies, rural programs and the food aid. The Senate Agriculture Committee approved its version of the bill Tuesday, and the full Senate is expected to start work on the bill next week. House action is expected this summer. Current programs expire Sept. 30.
Last year more than 47 million people used the SNAP program with the cost more than doubling since 2008. The rolls rose rapidly because of the economic downturn, rising food prices and expanded eligibility under President Barack Obama’s 2009 economic stimulus law.
Republicans criticized Obama in last year’s presidential campaign for his expansion of the program, and many House conservatives have refused to consider a farm bill without cuts to food stamps, which make up about 80 percent of the bill’s cost.
The Senate approved much smaller cuts to the program, about $400 million a year. House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas, R-Okla., will have to appease all sides as he tries to push the farm bill through for the third year in a row, balancing calls from House conservatives to cut the program with Senate Democrats who are reluctant to touch it.