CAP and TAX
Illegal aliens and sanctuary cities
Illegal VOTING practices
The list can keep going
They would rather he quietly goes away so that they can continue with “business as usual.” This is true for Republicans and Democrats. They are all on the same teem
Government out of Control. The people have lost their reins on the government.
There is an old Chinese saying that I heard once and it goes something like this.
If you want to control a chicken, put small weights on it’s head. Just a few grams everyday until it can no longer lift it’s head. Then evenly distribute the weights on the neck and she will not move and be very content as long as you provide food and water. And it doesn’t take heavy weights, only enough for the hen to keep her head down. She won’t even cluck about it.
So, the people have been foisted there weights for the last 40 years. A little here and there. We didn’t even know what was happening. We didn’t care. As long as we were getting our food and water, like the good little hen.
And the main stream media doesn’t even know what to make of it. These are the same people that have been putting the weight on them, but also the same people that have been giving them water and food.
(Reuters) – A second House Democrat called on Representative Charles Rangel to resign on Tuesday while the lawmaker raced the clock to see if a deal could be reached to settle ethics charges against him.
Rangel seeks plea agreement to avoid ethics trial:
July 28, 2010
WASHINGTON — Representative Charles Rangel attempted a last-minute plea deal yesterday to head off a House ethics trial that could embarrass him and damage Democrats facing potentially severe election losses.
The talks between Rangel’s lawyer and the House Ethics Committee’s nonpartisan attorneys were confirmed by Zoe Lofgren, Democrat of California and ethics chairwoman. She said she is not involved in the talks, adding that the committee’s lawmakers have always accepted the professional staff’s recommendations in previous plea bargains.
Rangel, Democrat of New York and the former Ways and Means Committee chairman, would have to admit to multiple, substantial ethics violations unless ethics lawyers dramatically changed their negotiating stance.
Earlier negotiations broke down when Rangel would admit to only some allegations — not enough to satisfy the Ethics Committee lawyers, according to people familiar with those talks who were not authorized to be quoted by name.
Rangel, a 40-year House veteran who is 80 years old, stepped down from his chairmanship in March when the Ethics Committee found he should have known that corporations financed two trips to Caribbean conferences. While chairman, Rangel was a major force in stimulus bills, health care, trade, and tax legislation. He is tied for fourth in seniority in the House.
If the negotiations are not successful, trial proceedings for the Harlem congressman would begin tomorrow with a public reading of alleged ethics violations that are still confidential.
A subcommittee of four Democrats and four Republicans, led by Lofgren, would then conduct the trial and decide whether the charges are proved by clear and convincing evidence.
Some Democrats have called for Rangel to resign. Others have returned money he raised for them. Many Democrats are worried that they will be targets of negative campaign ads about Rangel if a trial gets underway in September.
An ethics case against former representative Mark Foley of Florida, involving his suggestive e-mails to former pages, coincided with the 2006 campaign and was among the reasons the GOP lost control of the House.
— Associated Press
WASHINGTON — A House subcommittee approved funds yesterday for General Electric Co.’s backup engine for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, according to a congressional staff aide.
The House Defense Appropriations subcommittee, in passing its version of the fiscal 2011 defense budget, voted 11 to 5 to add $450 million to continue development of the engine. The full Appropriations Committee will consider the measure in September, the aide said.
The House has already voted to keep funding the alternate engine when it authorized military programs for the 2011 budget.
US Defense Secretary Robert Gates says a second engine is a wasteful expense. President Obama said after the authorization bill passed May 28 that he would veto the legislation if its final version has the funding.
The Senate Armed Services Committee rejected money for the engine in its version of the authorization bill. The full Senate has not voted on that measure, nor has the Senate begun consideration of its defense appropriations bill.
House and Senate versions of the authorization and appropriations legislation must be reconciled and the measure must be signed by the president before becoming law.