Welcome to the DeWitt County Republicans
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Here you can find information on the Republican Party, Candidates, our elected officials, and a variety of upcoming events. We will continue to try and keep this website up to date with the latest news, events and vital information.
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Sherrie Brown – Chairman
Couples enrolling in ObamaCare now face a de facto marriage penalty, with the law making it much harder for those who are married to qualify for subsidies.
According to the conservative Heritage Foundation, married couples could pay as much as $10,000 more per year than their unmarried counterparts, due to the way subsidies are calculated.
The subsidies under the Affordable Care Act are based on income. The less you make, the more money you can get from the government to help pay for insurance.
An individual making above $45,960 would not qualify. For a married couple, the income cut-off is $62,040.
These rules, then, create a disconnect in how non-married and married couples are treated.
Two people living together — but not married — could both qualify for thousands of dollars in subsidies, provided each of their incomes is below $45,960. If they each make… Continue reading
President Obama is drawing criticism for not planning to attend an event marking the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, with one journalist telling Fox News’ Megyn Kelly the local community is “stunned” by his decision.
Salena Zito of The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review said on “The Kelly File” that she has spoken with Gettysburg residents of all political affiliations who are “incredibly disappointed” over Obama’s decision to send Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to represent his administration instead of attending himself.
“They are just stunned by his decision not to attend the Gettysburg Address, it’s the 150th anniversary, it’s one of the most pivotal speeches in our nation’s history…” she said.
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters that Obama’s schedule for Tuesday has not changed, and he plans to meet with Defense Secretary Hagel and conduct other meetings.
President Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, which was first… Continue reading
The Obama administration was warned as early as March about potential risks with the implementation of HealthCare.gov, according to documents released by the House Energy and Commerce Committee Monday night.
Key administration officials at the White House and Department of Health and Human Services received briefings this past spring from McKinsey & Co., a private consulting firm that reviewed more than 200 documents and conducted interviews with HHS staff to identify potential problems before the Oct. 1 rollout.
A report prepared by McKinsey in late March discussed several issues that could hamper the implementation of ObamaCare, including insufficient testing and evolving requirements. The report also warned that the program relied too heavily on outside contractors.
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Medicare Chief Marilyn Tavenner, and Gary Cohen, a Medicare and Medicaid oversight official, attended a briefing on the firm’s analysis on April 4, a Capitol… Continue reading
We wanted to let everyone know, we have now added a Candidate Nominee page to the site. On this page those who are wishing to run for office in the upcoming general primary election can download packets that contain information and paperwork for getting your name on the ballot.