Jenny Beth Martin is the President and Co-Founder of Tea Party Patriots. Born in Georgia in 1970, she lives in the northern suburbs of Atlanta with her husband, Lee Martin, and her son and daughter twins.
In February of 2009 following a series of massive expansions of the United States government by congress under both Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, Jenny Beth Martin and several other concerned citizens formed the beginnings of the modern Tea Party movement. Making use of her already established social and blogging network, as well as an email list of contacts that she had built over years of political volunteer work, she contributed to the nascent Tea Party movement by reaching out to and mobilizing thousands of like-minded citizens.
The discrimination and targeting the IRS engaged with U.S. citizens shows that it is too big and too powerful. It is time to substantially reform the IRS and the tax code.
85% of Tea Party Patriots' local coordinators oppose the "Gang of Eight" immigration proposal. It's too big. It has too many loopholes which ensure that the border will never be secured, and it is a huge expansion of government.
With soaring unemployment it makes no sense to import millions of people to compete with our already under-employed citizens.