Jan
7

Exclusive: Trump To Address South Carolina Tea Party Convention

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Donald Trump To Attend The 2015 SCTP C Convention in Myrtle BeachReal estate magnate and potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump will test the waters in the nation’s first-in-the-south primary state, South Carolina, this month. He will deliver a keynote address to the South Carolina Tea Party convention in Myrtle Beach.

“I look forward to being with my friends in South Carolina,” Trump said in a statement provided to Breitbart News. “I have always had great admiration for the people and state of South Carolina. It will be a wonderful afternoon.”

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Jan
7

The War on Poverty After 50 Years
By Robert Rector and Rachel Sheffield

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Founded in 1973, The Heritage Foundation is a research and educational institution—a think tank—whose mission is to formulate and promote conservative public policies based on the principles of free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values, and a strong national defense.Abstract In his January 1964 State of the Union address, President Lyndon Johnson proclaimed, “This administration today, here and now, declares unconditional war on poverty in America.” In the 50 years since that time, U.S. taxpayers have spent over $22 trillion on anti-poverty programs. Adjusted for inflation, this spending (which does not include Social Security or Medicare) is three times the cost of all U.S. military wars since the American Revolution. Yet progress against poverty, as measured by the U.S. Census Bureau, has been minimal, and in terms of President Johnson’s main goal of reducing the “causes” rather than the mere “consequences” of poverty, the War on Poverty has failed completely. In fact, a significant portion of the population is now less capable of self-sufficiency than it was when the War on Poverty began.

This week, the U.S. Census Bureau is scheduled to release its annual poverty report. The report will be notable because this year marks the 50th anniversary of the launch of President Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty. In his January 1964 State of the Union address, Johnson proclaimed, “This administration today, here and now, declares unconditional war on poverty in America.”[1]

Since that time, U.S. taxpayers have spent over $22 trillion on anti-poverty programs (in constant 2012 dollars). Adjusted for inflation, this spending (which does not include Social Security or Medicare) is three times the cost of all military wars in U.S. history since the American Revolution. Despite this mountain of spending, progress against poverty, at least as measured by the government, has been minimal.

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Jan
6

Congressman Jeff Duncan

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Congressman Jeff Duncan You Are A Man We In SC AdmireOver the past few years, I’ve had numerous conversations with constituents regarding the direction of the country. Voters and Members of Congress alike are outraged by a President who acts as if he’s above the law, yet not enough is done to stop him.

What President Obama is doing through executive actions and new regulations is unprecedented. These actions deserve the strongest possible response from Congress. The historic 2014 elections created a new sense of optimism and, along with it, an opportunity for us to get our nation back on track while holding the President accountable. Americans sent a clear message: they are fed up with business as usual in Washington.

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Jan
5

Keeping It Local South Carolina Issues
By: John Steinberger

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Keeping It Local In South CarolinaSouth Carolina has thousands of great conservative activists with creativity, vision and enthusiasm.   South Carolina conservatives can have the greatest impact on shaping policy in their own communities!

The 2015 South Carolina Tea Party Coalition Convention will feature a two-hour block focused on state and local issues Monday, Jan. 19 where our activists can have the most influence.  The Keeping It Local segment will focus on how our involvement can bring limited government to our state and local communities.

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Jan
5

Exclusive — South Carolina Tea Party Leader Presses State’s Delegation: Vote Against Boehner
by Matthew Boyle

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John Boehner it is time to retire now!South Carolina Tea Party convention leader Joe Dugan, the Chairman of the Board of the Myrtle Beach Tea Party, is putting his state’s GOP House members on notice: he wants them to vote against John Boehner for Speaker on Tuesday.

“I am confident that the astute, South Carolina Congressional delegation is keenly aware of the voter mandate they received in November,” Dugan said in an email to Breitbart News. “SC citizens are freedom loving patriotic Americans, who are fed up with their rights being compromised and the enslavement by regulation of bigger and bigger government.

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Jan
5

Revolution: Only 16% of GOP Voters Support Boehner and McConnell for Leadership of New Congress
by Kristinn Taylor

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Do you have confidence in the speaker of the house?A second round of poll results from a survey of Republican voters taken Christmas week was released on Sunday. The poll shows that a revolution is at hand with a stunning majority of 2014 GOP voters who gave their party control of both houses of Congress ready to throw out the Republican leaders of both houses in favor of new leadership.

Only sixteen percent of voters surveyed want both John Boehner and Mitch McConnell to serve as leaders of the House and Senate respectively when the 114th Congress convenes this week. Boehner’s support on his own for Speaker of the House of Representatives is a pitiful twenty-five percent while McConnell’s support for Senate Majority Leader is just as bad at twenty-seven percent.

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