Donate: Which Conservative Cause?

In today’s current political climate there is a revival of sorts going on in the Conservative movement. It reminds me of the Second Great Awakening, where churches popped up on every corner clamoring for members to be baptized in a particular congregation. So when a new friend asked me about my thoughts on where to participate and donate to help the conservative vision it seemed like posting here was a good place to start.
Often I give to the Senate Conservatives Fund (SCF) Candidates directly: https://www.senateconservatives.com/races  I know SCF vets those they endorse. If a candidate lies to them and votes contrary to conservative principles, they revoke support for that candidate. That is why I check to see who’s who and to support those candidates in particular. Jim DeMint started SCF. It is a consistently conservative organization. 
I have donated to David Horowitz’s Freedom Center because there are many great thinkers and writers on FrontPageMag.com, and David has so many irons in the fire to assault the lies of the left. My last big donation was for the archival quality volumes of The Black Book of the American Left. I have been a big fan of his since the 1990’s.
Currently I am donating to Conservative Partnership Institute (CPI) because it seems like Jim DeMint understands what needs to be done. I do so waiting to see what good he is bringing about. He is working to unite an army of activists in supporting honorable men and women. As CPI bears good fruit, I will be increasing that donation. 
As a Heritage Action Sentinel, my donations there began slowly and to be honest, my donation is embarrassingly minimal. 
By subscribing to Glenn Beck’s The Blaze and Mark Levin’s CRTV, I feel like my time and money is well spent being well educated about the things that matter most. I really believe in Glenn’s vision and am looking forward to increasing donations to his company, MercuryOne.org
 
A few years ago I decided to check myself from getting sucked into funding every good cause. There are many wonderful causes, groups, and sincere people doing marvelous things.  It was overwhelming. Therefore, I prayerfully made a conscious decision to reduce and simplify my life, and to know where to best donate.  In order to focus on what matters most to me, I choose to give more money to a few organizations. 
Hope these thoughts are helpful. 
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Dear Mitch McCONnell & Paul Ryan

Please turn the #SchumerShutdown into something positive.

Please, press for an up-or-down vote on every issue.

Please, clean up the Senate and the House so every Senator has to go on the record about what he or she is voting for or against each and every vote. 

#Basta

Additional Reading:

  1. Needham: Shutdown Showdown Is Actually About Chain Migration, Not DACA
  2. The Imaginary Hispanic
  3. What is the “60 Vote Rule” in the Senate
  4. Democrats Amnesty Shutdown
  5. How Lawmakers Vote
  6. Issue Toolkit: Immigration

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RINO Number 9: Orrin Hatch

For the Utah transplant, Orrin Hatch, who built his retirement out of taxpayer pockets:

Don’t let the door hit your backside on the way out. 

Take a look at Hatch’s Freedom Works Scorecard (only covers from 2005) to see how and when he chooses to be an alleged Republican. Of course, FreedomWorks, Conservative Review, and Heritage Action do not monitor the same bills so you really have to study each scorecard to see how and when he votes for a Republican vs Progressive agenda. (Note his 25% votes in 2007.) 

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The worst thing Orrin G. Hatch did, in 2017, was to not stand up for or with Senator Mike Lee when Mike stood his ground for the American people on HealthCare, quote:

“I don’t see him looking for a path to yes. It seems like he’s against everything right now,” said Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah). “That’s the way it looks to me. 

In my opinion, Hatch exposed himself as an arrogant sellout employing that which seemed like sophistry to discredit Mike Lee. Hatch will always and forever pale in comparison to the indomitable statesman, Senator Mike Lee.

Orrin G. Hatch will, no doubt, relish in the accolades and praise from other RINO’s and progressives from his forty years reign in living out of taxpayer pockets. And no doubt, Mike Lee will be far more gracious towards Hatch in this retirement phase than Hatch deserves as an esteemed colleague

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The Big Whoop Tax Plan: a little whoop

There have been alleged tax plans and rumors of tax plans running rampant for weeks. Today there is a big whoop about the official tax plan however, it is worthy of a little whoop since there is still more to this marathon than shooting out of the starting blocks. There seems to be a severe overselling of the plan and I am hoping there will be enough support for it to keep a continued momentum to stomp excessive taxation and spending into the ground. 

Begin here with Senator Mike Lee’s joint statement with Senator Marco Rubio: 

Nov 02 2017

WASHINGTON – Sens. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) issued the following statement Thursday in response to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act released by House Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX):

“We appreciate the hard work and countless hours our colleagues in the House have put into crafting this legislation. As we’ve long said, tax reform should be about making the code more pro-growth and pro-family. The House bill is an important step in the process.”

“The best way to provide real relief to working families is through a straightforward, significant, and permanent expansion of the child tax credit. We wish the House draft had done more on this front – preferably doubling the credit to $2,000 per child and expanding its applicability to payroll taxes. We look forward to working with our colleagues to make sure working families are moved to the front of the line in the Senate bill.”

The Daily Signal has a piece: House GOP Unveils Details of Tax Reform Bill.
Heritage Action put out a press release: HOUSE REPUBLICANS UNVEIL TAX REFORM PLAN.
The plan still has a long way to go. It will be interesting to see how things go, what pork will be added in, what good things will be reduced or taken out, as the senate enters the arena. 
We shall see what happens next. It could be weakened further or, if heartedly debated, there may be a few grander concessions take place with pressure from the voters to their  representatives. 
Honestly, IF all in D.C. had to abide by the same rules as the common man, there would be significantly greater changes to the tax code from the get go.  
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Rewrite the bill: BCRA is not Full Repeal

WASHINGTON – Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) released the following statement Wednesday after a procedural vote on the Better Care Reconciliation Act was delayed:
 
“The first draft of the bill included hundreds of billions of dollars in tax cuts for the affluent, bailouts for insurance companies, and subsidies for lower-income Americans. But it ignored the middle-class families who have borne the brunt of Obamacare, and who have been left behind by both parties in Washington for too long. That’s why I opposed it. And it’s why I’m happy we postponed the vote today.”
 
“Republicans have an opportunity now to remember those forgotten Americans. We can rewrite our bill to bring down the price working families pay for health insurance – while still protecting Americans with pre-existing conditions. I look forward to working with my colleagues, and President Trump, to finally stand up and deliver for the middle class.”
Glenn Beck had a great segment on the Progressive Republican Leadership Healthcare debacle today:

“That lie is that the parliamentarian has said, ‘You cannot repeal Obamacare. You have to choose.’ And so the parliamentarian would not allow them to fully repeal Obamacare,” Glenn explained. There’s just one problem: The parliamentarian was never asked and, in fact, ruled they could take all of Obamacare or none of it.”

Listen to the radio broadcast begin here: https://youtu.be/fOnsH4rXWaU?t=19m12s or start at the 19min:12sec mark below:

Please be sure to watch all of the segments with Mark Levin:

MARK: I mean, when it comes to toasters and refrigerators and cars and so forth, we get to make those decisions. But when it comes to our own well-being and our own lifestyle — and I try to dig in — and, Glenn, you’re familiar with these things — I try to dig in and explain to people, cut through all the static, all the chatter that’s going on, on TV, and even some radio and so forth and understand more deeply what’s going on here, or we’re going to get caught in the weeds and we’ll never get out of the weeds. So that’s the purpose of the book.

There is absolutely no reason for Mitch McConnell or Paul Ryan to oppress Americans by withholding #FullRepeal. 

Call them up and tell them to Full Repeal Obamacare if they really care about Americans and our right to our freedom to choose.

Then call Senators Mike Lee, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Ron Johnson and Dean Heller to thank them for standing firm on their promises to repeal Obamacare.

Additional Reading: 

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So over Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell

It appears the Obamarama Tactics are now being employed by the GOP Leadership. There seems to be an embracing of chaos happening as they work to “smirk and smile” while telling us they are acting to get things done…in a back room with no transparency. 

Yeah?

Like #FullRepeal? ….Not.

Like #DefundPP? ...Not.

Like #NoAmnesty for #IllegalImmigrants? uh, looking like a NOT.

And now Ryan flapping his soup coolers on #TaxReform?  

I will believe Ryan and McConnell when I see them actually whip the votes for 1) Full Repeal of Obamacare, 2)  End all funding to Planned Parenthood, and 3) Never give amnesty to illegals as the first real progress in tax reform. 

Dudes, seriously. It is all about #CutCapBalance the Budget if you truly want tax reform. 

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What a stinkin’ week in D.C.

Yeah. So yammer, yammer, yammer, “like a divorce” yammer, yammer what side of the family do you choose? Yammer, Yammer, yammer, “we may never know what happened behind closed doors”, yammer, yammer.

Oh yeah. We do. Heritage’s Saunders torched DeMint and who from Heritage has come forward to right that wrong. Yeah. The yammering goes on as if nothing happened so let’s all move on. 

No. Let’s not buy into the yammer, yammer, spin and let’s call Ugly Torching of Jim DeMint in the Saunders news release the Ugly that it is so Heritage does not do that sort of Ugly to anyone again.

Now, let’s move on. 

Stinkin’ Omnibus. Stinking Progressive Republican Leadership. Stinking Progressive Republicans who vote for it. Argh! (What line of Progressive does Marco Rubio vote on?) 

Stinkin’ “…Executive Order on Religious Liberty Is Worse Than Useless.”

Stinkin’ The Not Repeal AHCA that is, allegedly, better than Obamacare has a snowball’s chance of ever becoming #FullRepeal in the Senate, allegedly. 

Yeah. like a divorce. Only the children suffer. 

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