Mark Meckler and Jenny Beth Martin are co-founders and national coordinators for the Tea Party Patriots, which claims to be the nation’s largest Tea Party organization with 3,500 locally affiliated groups. This program was recorded in collaboration with the Christian Science Monitor, on July 27, 2011.
Jenny Beth Martin
Named among the top 100 most influential people in the world by Times 2010 list, Jenny Beth Martin is known for her involvement in the Tea Party movement. Jenny Beth is co-founder and CEO of Tea Party Patriots, a non-profit organization with 1,800 chapters and 15 million members around the country.
Mark Meckler is co-founder of Tea Party Patriots, one of the largest and most prominent Tea Party organizations.
After gaining experience in the 2010 election, Tea Party Patriots co-founder Mark Meckler believes incumbents will see more organized -- and effective -- challenges in their primaries in the next election cycle.
Tea Party Patriots co-founders Mark Meckler and Jenny Beth Martin cite internal polls showing a vast majority of their members are dissatisfied with the performance of GOP leadership in the U.S. House of Representatives. According to Meckler, members see “some concern” speaker John Boehner “can’t provide leadership” in a way consistent with Tea Party values.
Legislature of the U.S., separated structurally from the executive and judicial (seejudiciary) branches of government. Established by the Constitution of the United States, it succeeded the unicameral congress created by the Articles of Confederation (1781). It consists of the Senate and the House of Representatives. Representation in the Senate is fixed at two senators per state. Until passage of the 17th Amendment (1913), senators were appointed by the state legislatures; since then they have been elected directly. In the House, representation is proportional to each state's population; total membership is restricted (since 1912) to 435 members (the total rose temporarily to 437 following the admission of Hawaii and Alaska as states in 1959). Congressional business is processed by committees: bills are debated in committees in both houses, and reconciliation of the two resulting versions takes place in a conference committee. A presidential veto can be overridden by a two-thirds majority in each house. Congress's constitutional powers include the setting and collecting of taxes, borrowing money on credit, regulating commerce, coining money, declaring war, raising and supporting armies, and making all laws necessary for the execution of its powers. All finance-related legislation must originate in the House; powers exclusive to the Senate include approval of presidential nominations, ratification of treaties, and adjudication of impeachments. See alsobicameral system.
JEEZ, I sure hope everyone thanks House Speaker John Boehner and TEA PARTY Republicans for the 15% DROP in the stock market the last 3 weeks.
It COST American pensions & investors ONLY $2 TRILLION+ dollars!
President.Obama offered Boehner a $4 Trillion deficit reduction bill July 8, and Boehner "Walked Out!"
If Boehner & the WACKO Tea Party Republicans had only accepted Obama's $4 Trillion debt RE-DUCTION offer July 9, the Stock Market would now probably be UP +10%, instead of DOWN -15%.
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