Megan Barth


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Megan Barth is the founder and proprietor of Reaganbabe.com, a nationally recognized political commentator and woman’s advocate. She has appeared on NewsMax TV, One America News Network, America Trends with Dr. Gina, The Blaze Radio, and has regular weekly appearances on a variety of nationally syndicated radio shows.

Most Recent Articles by Megan Barth:

ITIN: The Massive Tax Loophole Allowing Illegal Aliens to Defraud American Citizens

Feb 28, 2017 — Megan Barth

In 1996, the IRS began issuing a new type of tax identification number, the Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN). ITINs are assigned to U.S. taxpayers, predominately illegal aliens and their dependents, who are not eligible to obtain a Social Security number.  The primary purpose of ITIN’s was to capture the previously untapped source of new federal tax revenue from undocumented workers.

  • According to the National Immigration Law Center, the most recent information (August 2012) indicated that there had been 21 million ITINs assigned to taxpayers and their dependents by the IRS. 
  • ITINs assigned to illegal alien dependents from Mexico do NOT have to prove that they have ever set foot in the U.S., let alone that they are in the U.S. at the time of application. 
  • Over 9 years and up to 2010, the IRS paid over $14.2 billion of American tax dollars in refunds to illegal aliens, for alleged dependents from whom no identification or residency documents were obtained, and from whom they received $0 in tax revenue.

Making Made in America Great Again

Feb 16, 2017 — Megan Barth

“As Factory Jobs Disappear, Ohio Town Has Few Options.”

That headline from the New York Times has become an all-too-familiar staple of American journalism, a bitter reminder of how globalization has decimated the manufacturing sector in America’s heartland.

Ohio alone lost 160,000 manufacturing jobs over a three-year period, thanks largely to low-cost imports. The Times story describes the heartache this economic upheaval sent through the city of Canton, shuttering factories, spurring hundreds of layoffs and forcing local businesses to declare bankruptcy. One 54-year-old woman who lost her job at a local steel mill told the Times, “We don’t have too much light at the end of the tunnel.”


Conservative Groups Push for repeal of Crony Durbin Amendment

Feb 14, 2017 — Megan Barth

The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, I’m from the government and I’m here to help.Ronald Reagan

The other two words that are most terrifying are Dick Durbin…at least to consumers, small businesses and small financial institutions.

The Fix Was Control

Passed as part of the Dodd-Frank financial reform legislation in 2010, an amendment inserted into the bill by Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin required the Federal Reserve to set prices on fees charged to retailers for debit card processing—establishing price caps on debit interchange fees.  The move was the culmination of a lobbying campaign championed by Fortune 500 companies like WalMart.  They claimed that a reduction in these fees would be passed along to consumer in the form of lower prices.  That, of course, never happened.. A study from the George Mason University law school determined that retail prices didn’t drop after the law passed.


Grassroots Conservatives to Congress and the President—Don’t Raise the Cost of Investment

Jan 31, 2017 — Megan Barth

Margaret Thatcher reminded us that one of the problems with socialism is you “eventually run out of other people’s money,” but that doesn’t stop liberals like Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) from finding more sources.  His latest crusade is an effort to increase taxes on investment income – namely carried interest capital gains.

For several years Schumer opposed increasing capital gains on carried interest, but now, after declaring he will work with President Trump when he “abandons” his party, is hoping to raise taxes.  He cited an increase in taxes, particularly on carried interest, as an area where he is willing to work with the president.


Elon Musk and Donald Trump: Politics Makes Strange Bedfellows

Jan 19, 2017 — Megan Barth

Trump doesn’t seem to be the right guy. He doesn’t have the sort of character that reflects well on the United States. Elon Musk

President-elect Donald Trump has put together a strong list of appointees to serve in his new administration.  Many of his appointees have been his longest and most loyal supporters of his candidacy and his vision to “Make America Great Again,” which makes his appointment of Elon Musk to a corporate advisory panel surprising and worthy of scrutiny.


Here’s How Trump’s HHS Pick Will Change Obamacare

Dec 6, 2016 — Megan Barth

Conservatives who viewed the insurgent candidacy of New York businessman Donald Trump with suspicion have been relieved at the speed and quality of his selections to fill his cabinet.  Perhaps most comforting was the recent choice of Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) to head the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

A pillar of Trump’s campaign was his promise to repeal and replace Obamacare and Dr. Price has been Congress’ leader in this effort.  Price drafted legislation in 2014 to replace the law. The Washington Post described how Price’s measure differed from the command and control aspects of Obamacare:


Cronyism in Space?

Nov 24, 2016 — Megan Barth

“One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind” was the phrase that defined a historic event—a global, scientific breakthrough which defined American ingenuity and exceptionalism.  A generation of innovators, explorers, and scientists were inspired by this new world which had opened because of the ingenuity and talent responsible for completing NASA’s core mission: deep space exploration, aeronautics and science.

However, deep space exploration of this new world has not been fully funded by the Obama Administration as funds for these programs have been slashed and diverted to the Earth Science Mission Directorate.


Lame Duck Congress Should Stand for Privacy Rights

Nov 19, 2016 — Megan Barth

As America begins the peaceful transition of power from President Obama to President-elect Trump, we have the opportunity to reevaluate the direction and focus of our country. But during the next two months, the retained Republican majority in both Houses of Congress has the chance to be more than just a lame-duck Congress waiting for January to roll around.


Obama’s Plan to Kill the Loan Industry

Oct 26, 2016 — Megan Barth

This month, liberal bureaucrats have continued to prove that they are out of touch with the reality that average Americans are forced to face each day.

Those who lean left believe that the purpose of government is to shelter the citizenry from self-inflicted harm. The problem is that, more times than not, their assessments are dead wrong.

Case in point: the left’s recent assault on the short-term lending industry.

Recently, officials from seven states and the District of Columbia sent a letter to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, urging the body to tighten the proposed rules related to short-term loans.


The Voting System is Rigged—Part Two:

Aug 18, 2016 — Megan Barth

Voting is the most precious right of every citizen, and we have a moral obligation to ensure the integrity of our voting process. Hillary Clinton

Morality and integrity are not two adjectives used by informed, objective voters to describe Hillary Clinton, and her hypocrisy is hard to measure.  But what can be measured is the amount of fraud and deceptive practices the Democratic National Committee used, as uncovered by Wikileaks, to rig the 2016 primary election.  In part one of this series, Katy Grimes exposed how the California primary was rigged to disenfranchise many Democrat, Independent and Republican voters in order to secure a win for Hillary Clinton.  The Arizona secretary of State, Michele Reagan, confirmed that voter fraud occurred during the AZ primary, potentially impacting millions of voters. In Brooklyn NY, 126,000 voters were purged from the voter rolls, and election corruption has become a well-documented standard in Illinois.

Which begs the question: If the DNC was willing and able to rig a primary election, what would prevent them from doing the same in a national election—-especially in the battleground states of Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin?


A DNC Khan Job to Keep the People Ignorant

Aug 4, 2016 — Megan Barth

While the main stream media has been proven to be the campaign mouthpiece for the DNC…oh, wait.  Forgive me.  Have you forgotten about the #DNCLeaks from Julian Assange? The leaks that exposed the press for colluding with the DNC and the DNC rigging the primary election to secure the nomination for Hillary?

Here are a some of the leaks that remain underreported/ignored by the media:


Ted Lieu’s Koch Problem

Jul 12, 2016 — Megan Barth

But for the people who rabidly embrace the doctrine of human-caused global warming, none of this matters. For them global warming was never really about science or data. It is about power. Man-made global warming is a powerful justification for a massive expansion of government controls over human activities. That is why the ruling classes, from Al Gore to the editorial writers at the New York Times, who know nothing about science, so heartily embrace it. The United Nations sees global warming as the ticket to attaining the power of a world government. That is why the UN doctors the reports of its science panels.

But what this massive increase in government power would mean is a dramatic loss of freedom and prosperity for average working people the world over. Global warming regulation, in fact, would involve a massive assault on the standard of living of the middle class, particularly in America. That is why this battle is so important.Peter Ferrera

In case you missed the release of the 2016 Democratic platform, the use of federal government agencies to punish those who disagree with them on “Climate Change”  is their regressive progressive reality and many of their climate change cohorts have already launched their assault on Exxon Mobile.


#LOVEISLOVE Unless you are a Gay Muslim

Jun 15, 2016 — Megan Barth

I refuse to allow America to become a place where gay people, Christian people, and Jewish people, are the targets of persecution and intimidation by Radical Islamic preachers of hate and violence. It’s not just a national security issue. It is a quality of life issue. If we want to protect the quality of life for all Americans—women and children, gay and straight, Jews and Christians and all people—then we need to tell the truth about Radical Islam.—Donald J. Trump

From a woman who wants to be our next Commander in Chief, this haunting tweet came on the heels of the San Bernardino terrorist attack—an attack which left 14 people dead and may have been prevented if our visa vetting process asked better questions than “Are you a terrorist, yes or no.”  Hillary is either willfully blind, accepting, or frighteningly ignorant of Sharia law—Islamic law which regards homosexuality as a sin punishable by death and is actively practiced in no less than 10 Islamic countries like Iran, Saudi Arabia, and Yemen.


US NATIONAL SECURITY AT STAKE IN ROCKET ENGINE DEBATE

Jun 7, 2016 — Megan Barth

No matter which party wins the White House in November our next Commander in Chief will inherit a world far more unstable than at any point in recent history.  From the rapid expansion of ISIS, to recent nuclear tests in North Korea, to the many problems in Afghanistan and Iraq, the very real threats to America and its allies have never been more evident.  Roughly 150,000 U.S. troops are stationed in more than 150 countries around the world and they are the tip of the spear in keeping our country safe and secure. 

That is why it’s deeply troubling that some in Congress are taking active steps that would harm the ability of our men and women in uniform to complete their missions and potentially deprive our country’s ability to monitor threats abroad.  Over the next five years, our military and intelligence communities expect to launch at least 34 national security and intelligence gathering satellites into space.  These highly sensitive, billion dollar payloads, will help replace aging satellite technology and modernize our systems in critical areas such as classified intelligence gathering, nuclear monitoring, intercepting terrorist communications, military communications and global navigation.


The Viral and Deadly Diseases of Legal and Illegal Immigration

Jun 2, 2016 — Megan Barth

We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.—Barack Obama, October 30, 2008

According to the latest Census, illegal immigration has exploded 57 percent in less than two years, with at least 550,000 new undocumented aliens pouring into America in a trend that is set to continue growing.

In an analysis of the numbers, the Center for Immigration Studies found illegal and legal immigration have reached over 1.5 million a year, a new 15 year high, and a 39 percent increase over 2013. Since 2014, 3.1 million new immigrants (legal and illegal) have settled in the United States.


Corporate Cronies Raid Discount Drug Program Intended for Poor

May 26, 2016 — Megan Barth

One of the great mistakes is to judge policies and programs by their intentions rather than their results.Milton Friedman

The story of the 340B discount drug program is a classic example of a government program that has been hijacked.

Established by the Veterans Healthcare Act of 1992, 340B was intended to give veterans and the indigent discounted drugs.  Pharmaceutical companies could sell through to government veterans programs but had to offer a small amount of drugs at costs to help poor and indigent vets. According to the program’s requirements, covered entities must not resell or otherwise transfer 340B drugs to ineligible patients.


Consumers of Music May Pay More if DOJ Plays Favorites

May 24, 2016 — Megan Barth

Performing Rights Organizations (PROs) control the rights to nearly every song in America generating revenues exceeding $1 Billion.  The American Society of Composers (ASCAP) and Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI) are the two main PRO’s in the United States.

A long history of anticompetitive behavior resulted in ASCAP and BMI entering into antitrust consent decrees with the DoJ, dating back to 1941, which allowed ASCAP and BMI to maintain their monopolies in exchange for restraints on their ability to manipulate prices through coordination and other anticompetitive actions. Succinctly stated, the consent decrees require the two largest performing-rights organizations to provide a license to licensees upon request, prohibits discrimination between similarly situated licensees, and in the absence of private-market agreements on rates and terms, provides a rate-court process to settle disputes.


Military Families Are Getting Shafted By Public Health Insurance

May 17, 2016 — Megan Barth

It is no secret that America’s veterans are getting the shaft.  We have seen these troubling headlines:

A fatal wait: Veterans languish and die on a VA hospital’s secret list

Veteran dies after setting himself on fire outside New Jersey VA clinic


The Charade of the Climate Change Charlatans on Parade

May 13, 2016 — Megan Barth

What makes 350 so devious, is that they hijack public emotions (and ignorance) using phony “divestment” as a disorganizing tool to redirect activism away from effective work.—Jay Taber

A coalition of environmental activist groups, led by 350.org, is promoting a series of “Break Free From Fossil Fuels” training sessions and protests during May 4-15, 2016, at locations involved in fossil fuel production or transportation. The protests will occur at key sites related to production and transport of fossil fuels, including rail lines and yards, in the United States and Canada.  The problem?  350.org only cares about fossil fuels when the cameras are rolling.

It is painfully apparent that the organization does not believe in the movement that they are said to lead, but rather a movement that would line the pocketbooks of the 1% while destroying wealth and opportunity for the 99% percent—buiding a quasi-peasantry at the expense of faulty science and reliant on their accumulation of power.  But don’t take it from me, these Climate Change Charlatans admit that global warming climate change is about power in their very own YouTube video.  Sounds quite palatable with an English Accent until you peel back the Gibson onion.


If Technology is our future, why aren’t we teaching our kids to create it?

May 7, 2016 — Megan Barth

We have to do everything we can to encourage the entrepreneurial spirit, wherever we find it. We should be helping American companies compete and sell their products all over the world. We should be making it easier and faster to turn new ideas into new jobs and new businesses. And we should knock down any barriers that stand in the way. Because if we’re going to create jobs now and in the future, we’re going to have to out-build and out-educate and out-innovate every other country on Earth. -- President Barack Obama, September 16, 2011

Fantastic sound bite, but….

Despite the ever increasing digitalization of our society, computer science remains an afterthought in our K-12 educational system. 75% of schools in America offer no CS learning opportunity. Only 40% of those that do offer it, accept it as credit towards graduation. As a result, America is not producing enough computer scientists to keep up with our current or future demands.