Why Smart Girl Politics Action?

SGP_Logo.pngAt Smart Girl Summit 2014, we asked women why they chose to be a part of Smart Girl Politics Action and the answers were wide ranging. Women who have chosen to join Smart Girl Politics do so for a number of reasons; they join because they want to make a difference in the political process, they join because they are worried about our country, they join because they are worried about government policies, because they are worried about the economy, because they are worried about immigration, but one theme seemed to pop up more than any other, they joined because they are worried about their children's future.
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Nikki Turpeaux at SGS14 on Gun Rights: "If they're armed and you're not. Guess who wins?"

Nikki Turpeaux, an NRA News Commentator, owner of Archangel Tactical, and Founder of Get a GRIP, gave an educational and eye opening presentation at Smart Girl Summit 2014. 

In this segment of her speech, Nikki talks about how 3 out of the 4 hosts of the The View actually support gun rights. She says, "It doesn't matter your political position. It's not about being a Republican, a Libertarian, or a Democrat or leftwing or rightwing. What it boils down to is a basic human desire to want to be able to protect yourself and your family". 

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Mark Pryor: Out of Touch on Medicare

Pryor_Medicare.jpgSenate Mark Pryor (D-AR) has hit his opponent, Tom Cotton, with the claim that he wants to change Medicare, making many of its key elements unavailable to seniors. He bases his claims on the fact that Cotton wants to repeal Obamacare. Pryor also claims that Cotton wants to change Medicare by turning it into a voucher system. 

While it is true that Tom Cotton wants to repeal Obamacare, it certainly isn't in an effort to hurt seniors. In fact, the one who voted to hurt seniors was Senator Pryor when he voted for Obamacare. According to Breitbart, Obamacare cuts $716 billion in funding for Medicare. Also, just this past November, the ACA announced more cuts to Medicare home care services. According to Business Week

"One of the ways Obamacare aims to curb health costs is by encouraging home care for the elderly instead of expensive nursing homes and hospital stays. So home health providers were surprised to learn in November that they’ll be taking a sizable hit as a result of the law: The rate Medicare pays them is scheduled to drop 14 percent over the next four years, the maximum reduction allowed under the Affordable Care Act".

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Obamacare More Unpopular Than Ever but Mark Pryor Would Vote for It Again

Voters of Arkansas, the majority of Americans disapprove of Obamacare, but Senator Mark Pryor stated just this past April that he would vote for it again.  From the Huffington Post:

"A majority of Americans disapprove of Obamacare, the highest share since President Barack Obama's health care reforms became law more than four years ago, according to survey findings released Friday.

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation's health care tracking poll for July reveals that 53 percent of people view the Affordable Care Act unfavorably, a jump of 8 percentage points since June. July's results mark the fifth time since April 2010, and the first time since January, that at least half of Americans are not supportive of the health care reform law." 

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Internet Tax Freedom Act Due To Expire In November

Internet_Tax.jpgIf the Senate does not act quickly, we may see our taxes increase in November.

The Internet Tax Freedom Act (ITFA) was signed by President Bill Clinton in 1998, and it placed a ban on internet taxation. It also included a moratorium on “multiple and discriminatory taxes”  on the purchase of internet goods. It was extended over the years three times, with the most recent extension in 2007 by President George Bush. It is due to expire November 1, 2014.

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