Thursday, April 19, 2018

Virginia: Let's expand Medicaid

Thanks to Obamacare, we can give 400,000 more Virginians affordable health care. Call the State Senate now.

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Monday, April 16, 2018


SNAP is under attack in the new Farm Bill!!

Sign our letter to Congress NOW telling them to protect SNAP, our families, and our economy!

Dear Rob,

SNAP (also known as food stamps) is under attack!!

Last week GOP leadership in the U.S. House of Representatives Agriculture Committee introduced a Farm Bill that would increase hunger and hardship by taking away—or cutting—food assistance from many struggling families, including children. [1] This week they are starting debate on the bill.

We have no time to lose! We need YOU to speak out now against this unnecessary and highly harmful proposal.

***SIGN OUR LETTER NOW! Tell the U.S. Congress to protect SNAP and protect our families and economy.

Here's what's happening: Representative Conaway (TX-11), chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, released his Farm Bill proposal last week, which includes sweeping changes to the SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or food stamps). The unworkable, harmful, unnecessary, and woefully-underfunded proposal takes SNAP benefits away from people 18-59 years old who are not currently employed or participating in training for 20 hours a week. (There are exemptions for parents of children under 6 years old and parents caring for an "incapacitated" child—but that is it!). [2]

Rather than helping anyone keep a job or find a job, this proposal is designed to create massive red tape that will make it harder for millions of people to put food on the table, including parents raising kids, low-wage workers, and people temporarily between jobs. This red tape is designed to produce massive cuts in SNAP funding in order to pay for the giant tax cuts for billionaires and big corporations that were passed in December.

Considering that SNAP helps 1 in 8 Americans across the country afford groceries and that 1 in 4 children live in food insecure households in America, proposals like this are cruel and only lead to more hunger and suffering —and are bad for our economy. [3]

But there is still time to stop this harmful proposal! The U.S. House Agriculture Committee is debating this bill later this week and will be voting on it soon.

**SIGN our letter now telling Congress "Hands off SNAP!" and we'll deliver it to members of the Committee on Wednesday!

The entire premise of these new restrictions— that somehow people who use SNAP are lazy — is dead wrong. Fact: Most adults on SNAP work. More than half of SNAP households with at least one working-age, non-disabled adult work while receiving SNAP — and more than 80 percent work in the year before or after receiving SNAP. [4] Among those who are not working, most report illness or disability, caregiving responsibilities, being recently divorced or escaping an abusive relationship, or going to school as a reason for not working.

In other words, these proposed cuts are a direct attack on women, who do the lion's share of caregiving for children, elderly and family members with disabilities.

This of course all comes on the heels of the $1.9 trillion tax bill passed a few months ago, which gives historic tax cuts to millionaires, billionaires, and mega-corporations, but leaves working families in the dust. [5] There is a direct line between these tax cuts and what Congress is proposing to cut now around SNAP—in order to pay for the tax cuts for the 1% and Wall Street, GOP lawmakers need to find ways to make trillions of dollars in cuts. The health and well-being of our families should not be sacrificed in order to give tax cuts away to President Trump's cronies.

What should we do instead? Instead of taking away grocery money for struggling families to pay for new risky schemes, Congress should focus on policies that actually help create jobs, boost wages, and protect families.

We need our elected leaders to pass policies that lift up our families, not strike them down and punish them when they are at their most vulnerable.

**Sign our letter NOW to protect the nutrition our families and economy need in order to thrive.

These new requirements will hurt working families already struggling to balance work and family and make ends meet—and also hurt our economy. Economic analysis shows that there is a high return on investment, in fact, for SNAP because people immediately spend those funds on food in ways that also immediately fuel our economy. Further, requiring documentation of every hour of employment to obtain vital health care, nutrition, and housing assistance creates more red tape headaches for people, especially those who are self-employed, have seasonal jobs, or who are caring from family members and making ends meet through short term informal jobs like babysitting.

There is no evidence that work requirements would even help people get back to work faster—as supporters of this policy falsely claim. Even common sense says that taking food assistance away from struggling households will increase hardship and won't make it easier for the to find work. Also, these ideas of cutting SNAP are not new ideas. These are old, recycled ideas that have failed to work in the past. Washington state and Louisiana have tried it in the past with Medicaid. It didn't work. Rather than getting more people back into the workforce, work requirements led to more paperwork and less people receiving the healthcare coverage they desperately need—including many eligible people losing coverage. [6]

***Sign our letter now telling the U.S. Congress to keep their hands off SNAP, which boosts our families and our economy!

Once you take action, make sure to forward this email to your friends and family and post our action page to Facebook. This bill is moving quickly through Congress so we need to have as many people as possible speaking out against these harmful policies. Help us have our voice echo through the Halls of Congress!

Thank you for continuing to speak out and protect our families' health and nutrition!

-Elyssa, Donna, Kristin and the entire√°sConPoder team

P.S. Are you currently or have you ever used SNAP? How would an employment requirement affect you and your family? MomsRising wants to hear from you…your experiences with these programs matter! Share your story with us here.

P.P.S. We will be discussing this topic in more detail on Friday, April 20th with nutrition experts during our regular #FoodFri tweetchat from 1-2pmET/10am-11am PT. Join us on Twitter by following #FoodFri!


[1] Brakkton Booker and Dan Charles. "Republican Farm Bill Calls on Many SNAP Recipients to Work or Go To School." NPR, April 12, 2018.

[2] House Agriculture Committee. "Agriculture and Nutrition Act 2018."

[3] Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. "SNAP Helps Millions of Children." April 26, 2017.

[4] Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. "SNAP Helps Struggling Families Put Food on the Table." March 1, 2017.

[5] Niv Ellis. "GOP tax law will add $1.9 trillion to Debt: CBO." The Hill, April 9, 2018.

[6] Margot Sanger-Katz. "Hate Paperwork? Medicaid Recipients Will Be Drowning in It." New York Times, January 18, 2018.

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Stop the Obamacare Expansion in Virginia

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Fellow Virginians,

They're doing it again.

Bowing to the demands of the liberals, the leadership in the General Assembly is  working overtime to expand Obamacare in Virginia.

But you can stop them.

That's right- after conservatives have stood strong for eight years against the Obamacare Medicaid Expansion, the new Speaker of the House of Delegates, Kirk Cox, has sold out.  

So let us call it what it is- Cox-care.

Not only that, but now Cox has support in the State Senate with both State Senators Wagner and Hanger publicly stating they are supporting the expansion of Obamacare, and its associated Medicaid Expansion, here in the Commonwealth.

We need your help today, I cannot say it any other way.  We simply cannot afford to lose one single vote in the State Senate, or be prepared to see both your taxes and insurance rates skyrocket.

You need to call the following State Senators TODAY and tell them they must not vote for the Obamacare Medicaid expansion-
  • State Senator Hanger- 804-698-7524
  • State Senator Wagner- 804-698-7507
And then call Speaker Kirk Cox -(804) 698-1066- and tell him he must not permit a vote on the Medicaid expansion in Virginia, or you will hold him accountable in the next primary election. 

This may be the first email you have received from the Loudoun Constitutional Conservatives. 

LCC is a no compromise, grassroots group dedicated to the Constitution, individual liberty and true conservative principles.

And I cannot tell you how disappointed I am with the lack of a spine shown in the General Assembly.  I cannot even wrap my head around the lack of principle and the spreading surrender complex seen in Richmond today.

Just watching neighboring West Virginia residents suffer under the Medicaid Expansion, as their schools are de-funded, their roads neglected and the cost of health care increasing over 32%.

We cannot allow that to happen here in the Commonwealth.

And we will not back down.  We are currently staffing up and running thousands of of phone calls into key districts to stop the Medicaid Expansion.

But we desperately need your help.

Which is why I am sending you this email today.

You need call the following State Senators TODAY and tell them they must not vote for the Obamacare Medicaid expansion-
  • State Senator Hanger- 804-698-7524
  • State Senator Wagner- 804-698-7507
Then you need to contact your state delegate and tell them they also must oppose the Cox-Northam- Obama Medicaid Expansion.

You can find your state delegate at this link.

Meanwhile, we here at the Loudoun Constitutional Conservatives will be working hard to reach as many voters as possible this week, to urge them to contact their elected officials to oppose this far left socialist program.

But we are an all volunteer group, a true grassroots organization. And unlike the national level, left wing groups that support this horrible legislation, we depend solely on the donations of patriots like yourself.

But we work smart, for just less than $50, we can reach 1,000 voters in key districts, having them contact their representatives to tell them to vote against Cox- Northam- Obamacare.

Your contribution of $250, $100 ,$50 or whatever you can afford will help tell these guys to back off Obamacare- to keep their promises to the voters of Virginia.

Remember, if they won't see the light, we need to make them feel the heat.

But we cannot do so without your help.

The votes we need to stop this legislation are in  conservative districts, all we need to do is reach the voters.

So please help LCC keep Obamacare out of Virginia today!

So please call Senators Wagner and Hanger today, and then donate whatever you can to help us stop the sellouts.

For in the end, why bother electing Republicans when they vote like Democrats?

In Liberty,

S. Chris Anders
Loudoun County Constitutional Conservatives
PS-No one will ever convince us that bad Republican  laws are better than bad Democratic  laws.  We do not play team sports and do not give a pass to any politician who violates the Constitution or true conservative principles just because of the letter behind their name.

LCC is an all volunteer grassroots group, and it is due to the donations of good conservatives like yourself that we are able to continue to work to stop the expansion of Obamacare in Virginia.  So please donate $100, $50 or whatever you can afford at this link.  

PPS- You need call the following State Senators TODAY and tell them they must not vote for the Obamacare Medicaid expansion-
  • State Senator Hanger- 804-698-7524
  • State Senator Wagner- 804-698-7507
Then you need to contact your state delegate and tell them they also must oppose the Cox-Northam- Obama Medicaid Expansion.

You can find your state delegate at this link.
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Monday, April 2, 2018

CVTP --The Central Virginia Tea Party Press....... 4/2/18 ......... JUST SCAN THE TITLES FIRST ..... circulation 375+

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Maine, Arizona, Utah, Wisconsin, and Kansas want to put lifetime caps on how long people can receive medicaid benefits.

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Tuesday, March 20, 2018


Please take this message seriously and call your Representative in Congress and President Trump
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Subject: POTUS and Congress: Vote NO on Omnibus Spending Bill
POTUS and Congress: Vote NO on Omnibus Spending BillThis week Congress is expected to pass a so-called "must pass" Omnibus spending bill to continue government operations for FY 2018. With a Republica
POTUS and Congress: Vote NO on Omnibus Spending Bill

This week Congress is expected to pass a so-called "must pass" Omnibus spending bill to continue government operations for FY 2018. With a Republican majority in both the House and Senate, and now with a supportive president who would not be expected to veto conservative legislation or spending cuts, one would expect this Omnibus appropriations to cut spending and return to limited government under the Constitution, but unfortunately that is not the case.

The Omnibus spending bill that the Republican-majority Congress is scheduled to pass, will fund Planned Parenthood, ObamaCare subsidies, gun control legislation, sanctuary cities, and possibly also a large Internet sales tax, according to the Daily Caller citing a GOP aide as its source.

Numerous other media outlets including The Hill and Politico have also confirmed this in recent reports. On Monday evening, GOP lawmakers announced that they do not expect the online sales tax to be included in the Omnibus when the House votes on it, as early as Wednesday, however it could still be added back at the last minute. And, the other aforementioned unconstitutional and progressive proposals are still included in the bill.

As Bill Hahn, the Vice President of Operations for The John Birch Society, points out in this week's JBS Weekly Analysis Behind the News, instead of lumping everything into one huge and loudly touted "must pass" Omnibus appropriations bill, "Congress is supposed to be passing 12 budget resolutions that originate from a request from the President, which is supposed to happen every February." Hahn continues, "Then Congress debates these and passes them. However, this is only for the discretionary portion of spending, which amounts to be about $1.2 or 1.3 trillion."

As Hahn further pointed out, according to Pew Research, this discretionary portion "includes everything from the military and space programs to disaster relief and farm price supports." The remaining larger portion is designated as "mandatory spending," which, at $2.6 trillion, includes "spending on Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, unemployment compensation and other entitlement programs," according to Pew Research.
These 12 budget resolutions are also supposed to be passed by October in order to begin the upcoming fiscal year. However, "in the last 40 years," as Hahn elaborated, "Congress has only passed four of these bills on-time! One in the last 20 years! When bills are not passed on-time, Congress comes up with stop gap measures known as Continuing Resolutions. When they wait too long, then they pile a bunch of these Continuing Resolutions into an Omnibus bill." And this is what Congress is expected to pass later this week. Congressional irresponsibility resulting in ever-increasing, unconstitutional, out-of-control big-government, brought to you this week by the purportedly "conservative" Republican majority Congress.

With the Omnibus being sold as a "must pass" spending bill, will lawmakers break their campaign promises and oath of office to pass the bill? There is absolutely nothing conservative or fiscally responsible about this Omnibus bill, and its passage by Republicans would boil down to nothing more than a total betrayal to the American people who voted them into office under the guise of promoting limited government.

Instead of letting Congress think it can get away with this fiscal and legislative mess, tell both Congress and President Trump to vote NO and oppose this Omnibus spending bill. Time may be tight for lawmakers, but this bill is not at all acceptable. Instead, encourage both lawmakers and the president to return to limited government in pursuance of the Constitution, as stipulated in Article VI of the Constitution.

Phone President Trump (202-456-1111) and ask him to oppose the Omnibus appropriations bill with its funding for Planned Parenthood, ObamaCare subsidies, gun control legislation, sanctuary cities, and possibly an Internet sales tax. Tell the president to veto the Omnibus if it is passed by Congress. Instead, urge the president to cut spending and return to limited government under the Constitution. Phone your representative (202-225-3121) and your two senators (202-224-3121) with the same message.

Then, send an email to the president and your representative and senators with the same message.


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