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    DO NOT FUND Obamacare

    By JGillman, Section Multimedia
    Posted on Wed Aug 07, 2013 at 11:40:17 AM EST
    Tags: Obamacare, IRS, Defund, Power Of Congress, Michigan, Congress, Kerry Bentivolio, Candace Miller, Dave Camp, Bill Huizinga, Justin Amash, Mike Rogers, Dan Benishek, Tim Walberg, Fred Upton (all tags)

    We have NINE potential statesmen, but will be lucky if we pull out TWO in the end.

    Michigan Congressmen need to pay attention.  Its all over for Republicans if Obamacare is allowed to continue.  Understand this. The two senators in these videos are worthy of emulation.

    You have one last chance Reps Candace Miller, Dave Camp, Bill Huizinga, Justin Amash, Kerry Bentivolio, Mike Rogers, Dan Benishek, Tim Walberg, Fred Upton.

    (2 comments) Comments >>

    Miller Votes To Stop IRS Obamacare Relationship

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Fri Aug 02, 2013 at 02:48:38 PM EST
    Tags: Michigan, Congressmen, Republicans, Defund, Bureacracies, Candace Miller, IRS, Congress (all tags)

    In a strangely recurring theme, another Michigan Representative performs a heroic feat of non-consequence.

    From yet another electioneering press release:

    WASHINGTON - U.S. Representative Candice Miller (MI-10) today made the following comments regarding the U.S. House of Representatives' passage of H.R. 2009, Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care Act of 2013.  H.R. 2009 would bar the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) from implementing or enforcing any component of President Obama's health care law.  Miller said:

    "Over the past several months, I have heard from many of my constituents who are very concerned that soon they will have to turn over much of their most private health care information to the IRS as a result of ObamaCare.  I believe that concern is justified.

    "The American people have been jolted by recent revelations of wrong doing within the IRS, which has diminished their faith and confidence in this powerful federal agency.  The IRS has admitted that they had singled out specific groups for extra scrutiny simply because of the political beliefs held by those groups.  Since these revelations came to light, two senior IRS officials have hidden behind the protections of the 5th Amendment to shield from American taxpayers, who pay their salaries, the facts about their wrongdoing.  Giving this discredited government agency even more authority to enact various provisions of the ObamaCare law, and giving the IRS more power over our daily lives by putting them at the center of some of the most personal and private decisions made by American families, is simply unacceptable.

    "The American people do not have the necessary faith needed in the IRS to ensure the agency fairly and prudently enforces this massive takeover of our health care system and be entrusted with unprecedented access to people's most personal information.  I believe that the IRS through its own actions has made clear that it cannot be trusted with this new role.  That is why I cosponsored a simple, two-page bill, H.R. 2900 - The Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care Act.  This bill takes away the authority of the Secretary of Treasury to enforce any aspect of ObamaCare.

    "Instead of giving the IRS more power and authority over the American people, this bill takes that power away.  I am pleased to say that I voted in favor of this important legislation and that it passed the House.  Now it is time for the Senate to act and protect the privacy of every American's private health care information."

    Again, I must ask

    Will the president sign this?

    No he won't.

    Seriously, just defund all those agencies and mandates.  

    Job done.  

    Right? Right?

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    A Message To Our Legislators - Beware False Choices

    The Power Of The Purse

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Fri Jul 26, 2013 at 09:59:07 AM EST
    Tags: Michigan, CD1, Congress, Power Of The Purse, Article1 Section 9, IRS, NSA, Obamacare, HUD, EPA, DOE, Spending, Appropriations, Constitution (all tags)

    Dear congressman, keep your damned finger off my chest.

    Dr Benishek, you may not have realized it, but the minute that fat digit put its pressure on my breastbone and the words "We don't control the spending" came out, you lost a hell of a lot of respect and support from this concerned (and informed) citizen.  I have thought long and hard on how to broach this subject since our convention discussion.  Could it be that you do not understand your role as a congressman, and the powers vested in you and the house of representatives?  Perhaps you still do not understand that the power of the purse is yours, but Article I, Section 9, Clause 7 is clear.

    "No Money shall be drawn from the Treasury, but in Consequence of Appropriations made by Law; and a regular Statement and Account of the Receipts and Expenditures of all public Money shall be published from time to time."

    MY own opinions notwithstanding, there are other more scholarly types who would agree; congress CAN stop Obamacare, NSA, the IRS, HUD, EPA etc., and there is little the president can do. Heritage puts it this way:
    "The Appropriations Clause is the cornerstone of Congress's "power of the purse." It assigns to Congress the role of final arbiter of the use of public funds. The source of Congress's power to spend derives from Article I, Section 8, Clause 1. The Appropriations Clause provides Congress with a mechanism to control or to limit spending by the federal government. The Framers chose the particular language of limitation, not authorization, for the first part of the clause and placed it in Section 9 of Article I, along with other restrictions on governmental actions to limit, most notably, executive action.

    The language is clear enough, but there is more. Go below the fold.

    (4 comments, 839 words in story) Full Story

    Saturday Divertere: 10 Minutes for Liberty

    By Corinthian Scales, Section Multimedia
    Posted on Sat Jun 15, 2013 at 08:17:33 AM EST
    Tags: ObamaCare, IRS, Tax and Spend Clause, John Roberts, Illegal Aliens, scAmnesty, Anthony Kennedy, Totalitarians, the Supreme A-holes, Two Party System, Historic Scam, Big Government, Progressives, Etienne-Gabriel Morelly, Obama, Snyder, Reid, Richarville, Boehner, Bolger, GOP Leadership, Where?, Michigan, Amendment IV, Amendment X, KrisAnne Hall (all tags)

    Indeed.  And, the Governerd and his merry band of Lansing Republicans are entrenching us further into the IRS nightmare?  Where's the Gadsden flags blanketing Lansing? They were there in '09.  Hello!?!?

    Maybe when Schauer takes office there will be that kind of opposition again...

    (2 comments) Comments >>

    Taxed Enough Already

    By JGillman, Section Multimedia
    Posted on Fri May 24, 2013 at 09:28:11 AM EST
    Tags: TEA, Michigan, Kerry Bentivolio, IRS, Fair Tax (all tags)

    Just write em out of existence Kerry.

    Get that Fair Tax legislation ready.

    (11 comments) Comments >>

    Bill Schuette Calls For Special Prosecutor For IRS Investigation

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Thu May 23, 2013 at 05:31:06 PM EST
    Tags: Michigan, Attorney General, IRS, Special Investigator, Obama, Targeted Political Groups, First Amendment (all tags)

    This is what an attorney General for the state of Michigan does for its citizens.

    No matter if targeting for liberal or conservative groups, protecting the people of the state of Michigan from the abuses of government is one of the AG's duties. Bill Schuette today announced he is calling for a real investigation:

    " I do not believe that President Barack Obama's administration is capable of investigating itself. That is why I have called for the appointment of a Special Prosecutor to investigate the I.R.S.'s actions targeting certain non-profit groups simply because of their political beliefs.

    Allowing the I.R.S. to act in this heavy-handed, un-American way will have a chilling effect on our very American principles of freedom of speech, assembly and participation in the public sphere.

    A special prosecutor is necessary to ensure that an investigation is independent, and that it uncovers the full extent of I.R.S. activities.

    If you know of an organization that believes it has been targeted by the I.R.S, please forward that information and all supporting material to my office in care of my Director of Public Affairs, Rusty Hills, at hillsr@michigan.gov so that we can provide this information to U.S. Representative Dave Camp, Chair of the House Ways and Means Committee, for his review.

    Right on Brother Bill!

    Thank you.

    (6 comments) Comments >>

    Standing O

    By Corinthian Scales, Section Multimedia
    Posted on Fri May 17, 2013 at 05:53:58 PM EST
    Tags: Steven Miller, Obama, IRS, Investigations, Rep. Mike Kelly (all tags)

    Friday Divertere? Needed to be said ~

    H/t BigFurHat

    (3 comments) Comments >>

    Walberg, Michigan Republican Congressmen Vote To Repeal

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Fri May 17, 2013 at 12:07:43 PM EST
    Tags: Michigan, Congress, Republicans, Repeal, Treasury, Taxes, Contributions, Constitution, Obamacare, ACA, Candice Miller, Fred Upton, Dave Camp, Tim Walberg, Gary Peters, Dan Beneshek, Defund Away, IRS (all tags)

    The vote to repeal Obamacare like the original vote was decided along party lines sans two Dems who acknowledge the catastrophe their party has wrought.

    All of Michigan's Republicans stepped up to the plate to 'repeal' the 'affordable' health care act, with a couple of them making sure you know they did. It marks the third time the House has voted to fully repeal this law since 2011. Rep Tim Walberg (R-CD7) voted in favor of H.R. 45 to repeal the President's health care law, and said the following:

    "The reality of Obamacare is millions of Americans losing access to their current health care coverage, job destroying tax hikes and mandates, and massive health insurance premium increases.  This government takeover of health care will hurt families, hurt small businesses, hurt retirees, and hurt Americans seeking to find work in our tough economy, so I voted today to repeal it.  I support common sense, patient-centered solutions such as ending lawsuit abuse, expanding the flexibility of medical savings accounts, and allowing the purchase of insurance across state lines, that will truly make health care more affordable and help families."
    And he wasn't the only one.

    Fred Upton (R-CD6) heads the Energy and Commerce committee, which uses the platform to examine the costs of Obamacare (and actually uses THAT Name for it, which I find inappropriate and strange)as reported by insurers.

    Candace Miller (R-CD10) referencing previous appropriations efforts alongside the repeal vote says:

    "There is nothing more personal to each and every American than their health care and their relationship with their doctor.  And no issue is more important to each and every American than having a growing economy and job security.  Today the House acted for the 37th time to repeal ObamaCare because it puts at risk the doctor-patient relationship and it will destroy jobs and put countless others at risk.

    To make matters even worse, last Friday the IRS admitted that it unfairly and improperly targeted conservative groups for extra scrutiny by using purely political motives for conducting their duties to enforce the tax code.  So now because of ObamaCare every American will not only have to submit all private information about their income and earnings to the IRS, they now will also now have to supply their most private health information to a government agency that currently does not have the trust of the American people.

    ObamaCare has a myriad of fatal flaws that call for one action - the full repeal. The House has once again acted to get this job done and now if the Senate will join us we can get to work on a replacement to ObamaCare that has patient-centered reforms focused on protecting the doctor-patient relationship instead of putting it at risk, reducing costs instead of raising them, expanding access to care for all Americans instead of putting current care at risk, and finally creating jobs instead of destroying jobs."

    And Dave Camp (R-CD4) listed a few reasons a couple days ago why repeal is a good plan.

    Continued below

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