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Tag: Mike Rogers
I don't know about you, but I kind of resent that I have to repeatedly beg a few men in a far off city to do the right thing.
Representative Frank Wolf has 146 Co-Sponsors to House Resolution 36, which calls for a Select Committee to investigate the attack on Benghazi.
According to The Hill, while many of the members of the committees that oversee this issue have signed on to HR 36, the chairmen of those committees and Speaker Boehner stand against a select committee.
The Chairmen in question are:
Chairman of the Intelligence Committee: Mike Rogers R-MI
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By JGillman, Section News
Bozell: GOP Talks to Exempt Lawmakers and Staff From ObamaCare "Ultimate Hypocrisy"
Today 'ForAmerica' Chairman L. Brent Bozell III released a statement regarding reports that Republican leadership in Congress is in secret negotiations to exempt themselves and their staffs from ObamaCare.
"Recent news reports reveal that the Republican leadership in Congress is participating in the ultimate hypocrisy: months of secret meetings with Democrats to betray the most important promise they made to their supporters in 2010. Rather than forcing repeal of ObamaCare, they are discussing exempting themselves and their staffs from it. This is what Third World dictators and tyrannical kings do - they create mandates for the supposed `good' of the peasants, while exempting themselves from the burdens of their whims. Our message is clear: stop these secret meetings immediately and get to work defunding and repealing ObamaCare so everyone, not just you and your staff, can be freed from its burdens."Been on THIS before.
Back in 2010 Dave Camp PROMISED to defund as a mission of last resort, the Obamacare act that inappropriately bears the name "affordable". If I am not mistaken, we are at the last resort stage now.
Hello, is this thing on?
We should remind our legislators that their words of promise have become meaningless, and the line between those whom we would call 'Republican' to the evil that is progressivism, is truly blurred.
Know which side you are on or get the hell out of the way.
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After 36 years in the Senate, 87-year-old democrat senator Carl Levin is finally retiring. Levin has amassed a long and terrible record that this I only partially chronicled back in 2008.
Michigan is pretty democrat in Presidential years, but leans Republican in midterms. Still, the last time Michigan Republicans defeated an incumbent democrat senator was 1952. While we had essentially no chance of beating Levin, this open seat is a prime opportunity.
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By JGillman, Section News
There is a reason I publish the press releases.
It opens a dialogue to Michigan's representatives. Our folks who travel to that distant land to make the rules and spend our monies. They presumably speak and act for us, so its an opportunity to remind them of their mission, and the things they CAN do. They can subpoena, they can investigate, they can IMPEACH! But one thing that is as relevant as anything is in the financial end, and affects our prosperity. So a question should be asked and answered.
I would argue that simply eliminating these agencies, we not only reduce or eliminate the deficits, but we also spark a new round of economic prosperity. Each agency is a block in some way to innovation, individual rights, and the ability for the little guy to get ahead.
We de-fund and eliminate HUD, and people have to actually WORK to pay for their housing once more. Working builds wealth. Wealth is a nation's strength.
And frankly, its perfectly alright if the United States of America were to actually try to be the best again.
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By JGillman, Section News
Once upon a time we had a wall of shame.
We placed the names of those who supposedly stand for responsible government, and would have presumably known their power, upon these pages. We pointed out how they buckled to the deceiver in the white house, and perpetuated the burden on our children ad finitum. The faces and names have only been slightly changed,but here we go again, seeing the inability to recognize where the lines must be drawn. It was Congressman Dan Benishek, Congressman Bill Huizenga, Congressman Dave Camp, Congressman Fred Upton, Congressman Tim Walberg, Congressman Mike Rogers, Congresswoman Candice Miller, and the notorious Congressman Thaddeus McCotter who allowed the debt ceiling to increase.
No line in the sand was drawn, no ultimatum, just a stupid deal that we have understood for the last several months to be a "fiscal cliff" of automatic cuts, punishments, reductions, tax increases, etc. The obvious toilet bowl baby of massive proportion, baked up by the usual suspects. And rubber stamped on the foreheads of the dummies who call themselves Republican from the list above.
Redemption requires a real change of heart.
Amash played it right the first time. He understood that the Marxists in the other chamber, and specifically the thug holding the executive office could not be trusted without limits being placed on them. The debt, the spending, the taxation, and all the graft accompanying this most recent development changed nothing, but in fact buys the urn in which the ashes of our constitution will reside. The good representative needs no remorse, for he has served his office well.
Justim Amash, Tim Walberg, and Bill Huizinga, were alone out of our Michigan contingent to vote against being steam rolled. They voted against a package that raises taxes, spends MORE and does NOTHING to solve the debt or the deficit that we will likely never see an end to; at least until the collapse of our currency. Walberg and Huizinga have recognized the stakes in allowing the future of our country to be defined by the other side.
Dave Camp, Fred Upton, Candace Miller, and Dan Benishek? Just plain pathetic, weak, and merely useless.
Perhaps deserving of another spot on the wall.
Update [2013-1-2 6:42:10 by JGillman]: And how this one slipped I don't know. Mike Rogers as well. (Thanks C1)
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By Corinthian Scales, Section News
via The Detroit News
Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Brighton, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, suggested on Sunday that the White House may not have been completely forthcoming with Congress about the Petraeus affair.
GMAFB. Did this guy lose his 5 year career with the FBI because they switched to mechanical pencils so they didn't need him around to sharpen #2 yellows, or what? No, Rep. Rogers. The better question is, Eric Cantor.
But when he was given the David Petraeus scandal on a silver platter by an FBI whistleblower, more than a week before the election, Cantor turned the information over to the FBI, the same agency which had been conducting the cover-up on Obama's behalf. Indeed, this cover-up is why the whistleblower came to Cantor. The predictable result of going to the FBI, headed by Robert Mueller, who was re-appointed by Obama, is that nothing was done and Obama won the election.
This wouldn't be a first. Cantor also went out of his way to protect Obama friendly "establishment" players, too. To kick swamp slime up one more notch, there's also the Lieawatha Warren, and Holly Petraeus, connection too. Why, this whole damn election, with all the voter fraud that went on, is beginning to look like the biggest charade ever perpetrated on the American public by the alleged "Two Party" system.
By Corinthian Scales, Section News
Noticed an interesting post discussing our infrastructure, and communications over at Hall of Record
Huawei, a global Chinese telecommunications equipment manufacturer already doing limited business in the U.S., poses a threat to national and corporate security say members of the U.S. House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Those congressmen speak to Steve Kroft for a 60 Minutes investigation to be broadcast Sunday, Oct. 7 at 7:30 p.m. ET and 7:00 p.m. PT.
No kidding, Mike. Good thing the Canadians had Snyder file a Buy American waiver on their DRIC, too.
Sure poses a quagmire for the MI-GOP loyalists, and the ChiCom loving Governerd, doesn't it?
Despite the impact of the Federal Reserve on every single American's money and daily life, it is the most secretive agency in the entire federal government.
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