Posts Tagged United States House of Representatives
Published October 22, 2013
Democratic Rep. Alan Grayson, who is known for lobbing over-the-top rhetorical bombs at his political foes, once again is being accused of taking things too far — after his campaign sent an email that compared the Tea Party to the Ku Klux Klan while depicting a burning cross.
The email showed a large image of the flaming cross, with the letters “ea Party” etched in to the right of it. The caption read: “Now You Know What the ‘T’ Stands For.”
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Didn’t one old woman SAY something on the order of: “we have to pass it, so we know what’s in it”? Well, old woman..
Gosh, now It’s a PENALTY! Tennis anyone?
..John Roberts STILL does not know, “what’s in it”. As evidenced by his healthcare to tax decision. Is not a TAX, “revenue”!?
Article 1 U.S. Constitution:
Every Bill which shall have passed the House of Representatives and the Senate, shall, before it become a Law, be presented to the President of the United States; If he approve he shall sign it, but if not he shall return it, with his Objections to that House in which it shall have originated, who shall enter the Objections at large on their Journal, and proceed to reconsider it. If after such Reconsideration two thirds of that House shall agree to pass the Bill, it shall be sent, together with the Objections, to the other House, by which it shall likewise be reconsidered, and if approved by two thirds of that House, it shall become a Law. But in all such Cases the Votes of both Houses shall be determined by Yeas and Nays, and the Names of the Persons voting for and against the Bill shall be entered on the Journal of each House respectively. If any Bill shall not be returned by the President within ten Days (Sundays excepted) after it shall have been presented to him, the Same shall be a Law, in like Manner as if he had signed it, unless the Congress by their Adjournment prevent its Return, in which Case it shall not be a Law.
Every Order, Resolution, or Vote to which the Concurrence of the Senate and House of Representatives may be necessary (except on a question ofAdjournment) shall be presented to the President of the United States; and before the Same shall take Effect, shall be approved by him, or being disapproved by him, shall be repassed by two thirds of the Senate and House of Representatives, according to the Rules and Limitations prescribed in the Case of a Bill.
..the “Black Caucus”. You see, that caucus wants to be BLACK, Representative Allen West is American, NOT a hyphenated American. Allen West sees no color and those that have served with or under him, his present colleagues and the Florida people that he represents see NO color in or with him.
Greetings to our Constituents, fellow Floridians, and all Americans. It is time again for my weekly update report to you all. It has been another whirlwind week and there are some very deep concerns I have on several points.
First of all, the House Committee on Government Oversight and Reform voted to bring Contempt of Congress charges against United States Attorney General Eric Holder. When this resolution is brought before the full House of Representatives, I will vote YES to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt.
Operation Fast and Furious has been a dark blight which must be resolved, as United States Border Patrol agents and hundreds of Mexican citizens have lost their lives as a result. This is not something to disregard. The Department of Justice under Eric Holder has not been truthful or forthcoming, not only with the United States Congress, but the American people, and with the parents of slain Border Patrol agent, Brian Terry.
Operation Fast and Furious is either the result of abject ineptness or complicity, or both. No matter which, both are egregious and leadership must be held responsible and accountable.
For President Barack Obama to claim “Executive Privilege” demonstrates that this administration has been misleading Americans about its knowledge and involvement from day one. The invoking of “Executive Privilege” now begs the question, “What part did the administration play in this Operation Fast and Furious?”
Meanwhile, the United States House of Representatives is focusing on its tasks at hand – addressing the issues of economic, energy and national security while ensuring we have an accountable government. We continue to pass job and economic policy legislation that unfortunately continues to pile even higher on the desk of United States Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV).
Which leads me to my second point of concern, the Supreme Court of the United States decision on healthcare which will most likely come next week.
It is not only the individual mandate that must go, there are at least 10 more reasons to support full repeal of this Patient Protection Affordable Care Act (PPACA);
1. Employer mandate
2. 18-20 new and higher taxes
3. The Independent Payment Advisory Board
4. State mandates
5. MEDICARE payment cuts
6. Higher health costs
7. Conscience Mandate forcing religious institutions to pay for contraception and abortion
8. Government control over the doctor-patient relationship
9. A true budget-buster cost of $1.76 trillion over 10 years!
10. More than 150 new boards, agencies, and programs.
This was the “signature” policy of President Barack Obama, rather than debt and deficit reduction and small business growth.
I will be voting for full repeal, again, as well as promoting development of free market healthcare reforms to protect our American citizens and reduce their healthcare cost burden.
Lastly, the United States Senate is debating and amending the Farm Bill. However, when one considers that 80 percent of this piece of legislation is dedicated to Food Stamps (Electronic Benefit Transfer or EBT), it seems this bill should be re-titled the “Food Stamp Reauthorization Bill.” In the past ten years, (2002-2012), food stamp spending per year has increased from $20.6 billion to $75.6 billion. The United States Senate bill will increase it again to around $80 billion per year.
Since January 2009, food stamp recipients in America have grown from 32 million to 46 million, a 45 percent increase. While this is happening, we are being asked to slash another $500 to $600 billion from the United States military.
Now, tell me where you think the priority lies in this administration? Clearly, it’s not about America’s economic or national security.
The focus appears to be on creating and expanding a socialist-style bureaucratic nanny-state designed for economic dependence, not economic freedom.
As a final note, for those in the black community who hoped this administration would bring about change for all, please take a few minutes to view our Conservative Black Forum on urban economic empowerment, and answer one simple question, are you better off now?
Steadfast and Loyal,
A plan to fast-track the stalled Keystone XL oil pipeline was passed by a key committee in the U.S. House of Representatives, as Republicans made yet another attempt to spur approval of the project that has become a major issue in the 2012 elections.
FBI investigating assassination threat against Rep. Schilling
The email threat against Schilling states, ‘’I will pay $75,000 for ASSASSINATING Illinois Congresswoman (sic) Bobby Schilling and any US Congressman, US Senator and FBI, CIA and NSA DIRECTORS and their FAMILY MEMBERS regardless of their age,” according to local news reports.
Do I like this guy, Hell Yes! “If it’s about the lives of my men and their safety, I’d go through hell with a gasoline can”..
via NRO/Jim Geraghty
Come on, Allen West, tell us what you really think.
After Debbie Wasserman Schultz accused West (without naming him directly) of preferring a plan that “slashes Medicaid and critical investments essential to winning the future in favor of protecting tax breaks for Big Oil, millionaires, and companies who ship American jobs overseas,” he responded to her via e-mail:
Look, Debbie, I understand that after I departed the House floor you directed your floor speech comments directly towards me. Let me make myself perfectly clear, you want a personal fight, I am happy to oblige. You are the most vile, unprofessional, and despicable member of the US House of Representatives. If you have something to say to me, stop being a coward and say it to my face, otherwise, shut the heck up. Focus on your own congressional district!
How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie. Doesn’t seem like either one of these entities, ever heard of it..
|White House will not release ‘gruesome’ bin Laden photos
By Sam Youngman and Molly K. Hooper
President Obama decided Wednesday against publicly releasing photos of slain terrorist Osama bin Laden, suggesting in an interview that doing so would be beneath the nation.
|No House resolution honoring SEAL’s bin Laden mission
By Russell Berman
House Republicans say they have no plans to follow the Senate in passing a resolution honoring the military mission that killed Osama bin Laden.