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Health Care Premiums since ObamaCare became law

President Obama promised that the average premiums would go down $2500 per year. Instead they have increased by that amount since ObamaCare became the law in 2010. However premiums probably would have increased with or without the ACA (ObamaCare). Certainly the ACA has not helped, premium wise, while being disruptive and effectively reducing benefits for many. Not all the shoes of ObamaCare have dropped yet. Premium increases to employers are expected to hit in a major way in the 2nd half of 2014.


Chart reflects premium increases for Kaiser Family Foundation, a national insurance group.


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The Obama Budget


The national debt is at $17 trillion, 470 billion. The Obama budget, would add another $8 trillion plus. Our children are already paying the bulk of the interest in the form of higher taxes, fewer jobs, lower paying jobs, and lowered expectations.


Where the money comes from – Quantatative Easing

Obama Polls

Now that the Democrat…Liberal…Progressive…Socialist…Radical Environmentalist…Totalitarian policies of Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and Barack Obama are starting to take effect and hit more people in the pocketbook…are Americans finally starting to see the light?

Our BIGGEST national security risk is…Barack Obama:

President Obama has become the consummate Washington insider, cutting special interest deals, rewarding his political friends and punishing his political enemies and wasting our hard earned tax dollars in the process:

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Last chance to stop the IRS


The IRS wants to take away your free speech. And we only have one more day to try and stop them.

Tomorrow — Thursday, February 27th — is the LAST DAY for the public to submit comments to the IRS regarding its unjustified attempts to regulate and restrict Americans’ free speech.



The IRS is supposed to collect taxes, not regulate free speech — but that’s exactly what will happen if you don’t act now.
If these regulations go into effect, advocacy groups, like Americans for Prosperity, will lose their ability to hold politicians accountable during the times when it matters most. You have a right to know when your lawmakers are acting in your best interest — and when they aren’t.
Your friends at Americans for Prosperity


P.S. It’s time to kick it into high gear. There’s only one day left to stop the IRS from restricting your free speech. Take action:
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Stopping the federal government’s “news police”

The Obama Administration’s Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is spending your tax dollars to come after the First Amendment rights of America’s news reporters.  It all began last year as a “study” that snoops around newsrooms asking invasive questions about news coverage decisions.  It’s chilling and it needs to stop.

The FCC has already spent $208,000 on this, and press reports indicate it could have eventually cost over $917,000.  Some of the questions the FCC proposed asking reporters include, “What is the news philosophy of the station?” “Who decides which stories are covered?” “How much influence do you have in deciding which stories to cover?” “Have you ever suggested coverage of what you consider a story with critical information for your customers (viewers, listeners, readers) that was rejected by management? If so, can you give an example? What was the reason given for the decision? Why do you disagree?” 

As someone with a journalism degree who worked to finally get the so-called “Fairness Doctrine” off the books, I’m deeply suspect regarding this government intrusion into our freedom of speech rights as Americans.  In December, I led an effort to blow the whistle and send a letter to the FCC to tell them to end it. The FCC Chairman has agreed to suspend the study—for now. But that isn’t enough. It needs to be eradicated completely.    

The Communications and Technology panel that I chair will soon hold a hearing on this issue and I’m drafting legislation to spike this study once and for all.

To read more about this issue, please click here

This won’t be easy. It took nearly 25 years to get the “Fairness Doctrine” off the books once it had been “eliminated” in 1987—an effort I helped lead in 2011. But we must do what we can to preserve the Constitution.

Thomas Jefferson once wrote, “Our liberty depends on the freedom of the press, and that cannot be limited without being lost.” I couldn’t agree more, which is why I’ll continue to work to preserve our First Amendment freedoms.

It’s an honor to represent you in the U.S. Congress.

Best regards,

Greg Walden
Member of Congress

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Left lawyers go after ObamaCare victim

We all thought the ObamaCare debacle couldn’t get more shameful.

We were wrong.

Liberals are actually sending their legal attack dogs to try muzzling innocent victims of the law– all so they can hide their complicity in voting for ObamaCare.

Sign the petition and tell them they’re wrong! Then read on for the unbelievable story.

This week, we began running a television ad statewide in Michigan telling the story of Julie Boonstra, a mother of two children engaged in a life or death struggle with leukemia who had her insurance cancelled because of ObamaCare. (Click here to see Julie’s ad)
At the moment when Julie and her family should have been focused on beating this disease, she instead found herself desperately trying to find coverage on the failed ObamaCare website and making calls to a government 800 telephone line.

Julie faced a life-threatening lapse in coverage because of ObamaCare. Under Julie’s new plan, her monthly out-of-pocket expenses are extremely unpredictable and it’s still not clear what medicines are covered.

Rep. Gary Peters, a Michigan congressman, helped put Julie in this position. He jeopardized her health with his vote. Did he apologize? Or, promise to repeal the law?

Hardly. Congressman Peters responded with a threatening cease-and-desist letter from his legal goon squad! Unbelievable.

Even for a liberal member of Congress, Gary Peters has stooped too low this time. We need signatures from all over the country to let the Left know we won’t tolerate them going after sick folks who were told falsehoods by the President and harmed by ObamaCare. They’ve been through enough.

Thanks as always for your help with this. Together, we can let the Left know they won’t get away with these tactics going forward.

Don’t forget to click here to add your name to the petition.

Keep up the fight,
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Tim Phillips
President, Americans for Prosperity

P.S. Still upset? You can reach Congressman Peters’ Detroit office at (313) 964-9960.

It took courage for Julie to stand up and tell her very personal story in a television ad. Now we’ve got to stand with this brave mother of two precious children when the Left is working to silence her in order to protect the politicians who brought up ObamaCare.

Your support will help us continue the fight for Julie and others harmed by ObamaCare. Please donate $5, $10, or $15 today!


Julie’s Story: It’s Time to Listen

The IRS is at it again

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The IRS is at it again.

First, we discovered that the IRS was secretly targeting conservative organizations for more rigorous screening during their application process to receive tax-exempt status. Now, the IRS wants to go even further to silence conservative 501(c)(4) groups like Americans for Prosperity.

If implemented, the new IRS regulations will severely restrict our free speech by:

  • Limiting affected groups’ ability to criticize or praise the policies of any federal, state, or local politicians within 30 days of a primary or 60 days of a general election
  • Forcing affected groups to remove any references to politicians from their websites during these time periods
  • Limiting affected groups’ ability to hold candidate debates or forums during these time periods
  • Limiting affected groups’ ability to distribute voting guides and legislative scorecards
  • Limiting affected groups’ ability to weigh in on nominees for federal, state, or local appointed government positions
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AFP is committed to holding politicians accountable. We want constituents to know when their legislators are being true to their word — and when they’re not. The IRS is trying to make that much more difficult for us.

In spite of all this, President Obama claims there’s “not even a smidgen of corruption” going on at the IRS. But many Americans seem to think otherwise — 64% of voters think the IRS is corrupt. Even a majority of Democrats think so!

Please join us –  and 55+ other conservative organizations – in stopping the IRS’ latest power grab.


Tim Phillips
Americans for Prosperity President
P.S. Go to to send a message to the IRS right now.


Orwellian Nation

Remember the world portrayed in the novel titled “1984” written by George Orwell?  It’s here:

You just can’t make this stuff up.  Obama blames Bush for expanding executive power:

It’s 2014.  The people are coming!  It is past time to restore truth, honesty and integrity in our government.  Let’s capture the US Senate in 2014 and the White House in 2016…and take our country back!


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The Rot and Corruption in Our Government

Have You Had Enough?


 If you’re okay with President Obama repeatedly flouting the Constitution with Executive Orders…you may want to stop reading now and just delete this email.

But if you’re as disturbed as I am about the president using executive orders and regulations to get around Congress and affect the economy like Barack Obama has…please keep reading, and chip in to fight back today.


Obama’s rule-writers want to micro-manage everything from the recipes for Reese’s Pieces candies, microwave popcorn, and Pillsbury cinnamon rolls to how much salt is on potato chips and light bulbs for aquariums.

The president’s agenda includes 129 major new rules.  Those each impact the economy by at least $100 million.  In his first term he issued 246 such regulations. His IRS has targeted conservative groups. He’s developed 20,000 pages of rules to just implement ObamaCare!

From failed websites that cost taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars, to unprecedented government intrusion into our health care, the Obama machine is out of control.

I need your help to send a strong message to the Obama Administration to stop the imperial presidency.  Stop the lies.  Stop the intrusion of big government into our lives. Click here to chip in, today.

He may have his pen, but we have the Constitution. And now we need to join forces to speak up and say “Enough!”

We are the last line of defense.  It’s up to you and me.  Please, chip in $5, $10, $25 or more.

Together we must push back.  Together we can get the country back on track.

Thanks for caring


P.S.  It really is up to us.  The country’s future is at stake. Please chip in $5, $10, $25 or more right now!

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The Gender Wage Gap Myth

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Another week, more problems


 Another week, and another set of ObamaCare distortions and disruptions.  They just admitted up to 40 percent of the website isn’t even built. 

As cancellations turn into chaos and costs shoot higher, what’s their answer?  Hide the ball on premium shock by delaying until after the next election what we’ll all have to pay.

Higher costs.  Fewer medical choices. An enormous federal bureaucracy between people and their doctors. And the IRS as the enforcement agency if you don’t get it right.  Are you kidding me?!

You can see why I’ve opposed it from the start…and continue to help lead the fight.

I will do all I can to help Oregonians cope with this mess at home, and fight to uncover the truth about what’s really happening with ObamaCare in Washington, D.C.

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ObamaCare is an unmitigated disaster…but my opponents don’t agree.  As the only Republican in Congress from Oregon, I lead a lonely fight every day.  I need your help.  Please chip in $5 to show your support.  Together we can make the change America needs!

Meanwhile, we need to keep making progress on our efforts to create jobs and better manage our federal forests.  Join our petition drive to build grassroots support to get the Senate to move our legislation.

Thanks for caring,


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Romney was Right about Everything

ObamaCare Fraud Commences

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Obama’s Rules for Radicals

Community Organizer in Chief, Barack Obama, continually campaigns using the rules outlined by radical Saul Alinsky:

According to Liberals, when the “end justifies the means” it’s OK to tell a “political lie.”

President Obama refuses to act like a President by bringing people together to “negotiate”; however, guess who the mainstream media blames for the government shutdown?

President Obama is willfully abusing the power of the executive branch of government:

Obama the Blameless by David Limbaugh

Low-information voters are destroying our Republic:

“The left thinks the government is their car and the people’s representatives are…teenagers trying to borrow it”  Ann Coulter

Dr. Ben Carson talks about the destructive nature of Obama-care:

Veterans tearing down the “Barry-cades”

The National Rifle Association is still breaking fundraising records:

It’s time to revitalize the Republican Party!

Stand Your Ground.  Conservatives must remain positive and never give up.  As long as there are good, honest people who are willing to stand up for our Constitution and our Judeo-Christian traditions, we must keep calm and fight on:×14-litho-print/


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FEMA Preparing Military Police For Gun Confiscation?

This maybe over the top and one hopes there is no truth to it, but…

Citizen And Police Safety Is At Risk

Dear Member of Congress,

I am the President of the National ICE Council, representing approximately 7,000 Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers, agents and support staff. I am also an actively serving ICE officer.

Numerous news reports have announced that a large group of CEO’s, special interests and groups opposing immigration enforcement plan to increase lobbying efforts on House members starting this week. This lobbyist pressure campaign is designed to get House members to either support legislation similar to the Schumer-Rubio bill or to pass individual bills that will be combined with Gang of Eight legislation into a comprehensive bill in a conference committee. Many of the groups stand to make a fortune from the immigration provisions they are seeking. Indeed, the 1,200 page Senate plan lined the pockets of many of the same groups now lobbying House members.

You should be aware that these groups have not worked with or consulted with ICE officers. In fact, their actions have undermined the safety of the country and law enforcement personnel. They do not represent the interests of your constituents, the law enforcement community, or the nation itself. They have demonstrated no evident concern for the constitutional rule of law. They are interested in power and money. ICE officers are pleading with you to resist their well-financed pressure campaign and stand with American citizens and the immigration officers who put their own personal safety at risk each day to provide for public safety. The American public is fed up with rich individuals, corporations and special interests using money to control the legislative process.

According to the New York times, the lobbying campaign begins today and continues throughout the week: “Sponsors of the event include the United States Chamber of Commerce;, a political action group set up by Silicon Valley executives including Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook; and the Partnership for a New Economy, which is led jointly by New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Rupert Murdoch and Bill Marriott Jr.” These groups are interested in increased profits and power; to my knowledge they have never lifted a finger to assist ICE officers in creating legislation that makes public safety and national security our priority.

If these groups were concerned about public safety, national security and the rule of law they would be joining our call for an investigation of the Department of Homeland Security. In fact, we are urging all lawmakers to demand an investigation of DHS before moving immigration bills. ICE officers are being ordered by DHS political appointees to ignore the law. Violent criminal aliens are released every day from jails back into American communities. ICE Officers face disciplinary action for engaging in routine law enforcement actions. We are barred from enforcing large sections of the Immigration and Nationality Act, even when public safety is at risk. Officer morale is devastated. Our agency‘s managers answer to special interests and not to Congress. No reform can succeed as long as this or any other administration can choose to ignore Congress and violate the law with impunity.

The National ICE Council would be eager to meet with you to discuss these matters further.


Chris Crane