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Waxman’s Vendetta (hitting critics with congressional subpoenas)
National Review ^ | March 30, 2010 12:00 A.M. | Rich Lowry

Posted on 03/30/2010 7:40:19 PM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines

Henry Waxman is peeved. He expects corporate America to swallow health-care reform without a peep of protest — and, apparently, without revealing new costs to shareholders or the Securities and Exchange Commission....He has called the CEOs of AT&T, Caterpillar, and Deere to testify before his committee, accompanying his summons with a far-reaching document request lest the corporations miss the point: This is naked political harassment.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: 111th; critics; democrats; liberalfascism; obamacare; subpoena; waxman
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1 posted on 03/30/2010 7:40:19 PM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

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Here’s a question for the legal FReepes. Can the target of A Congressional subpoena obtain a court order to have the subpoena quashed?


2 posted on 03/30/2010 7:41:48 PM PDT by Touch Not the Cat (Where is the light? Wonder if it's weeping somewhere...)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

He better schedule a big room. There are a lot of companies releasing those charges.


3 posted on 03/30/2010 7:43:39 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Alan Colmes on Hannity was complaining these companies didn’t oppose Obamacare during the debate on the bill

1 All the more reason their financial reports are credible.

2 If the democrats had held a single HEARING with witnesses who would be affected by Obamacare, then maybe we would have learned all this stuff in advance.


4 posted on 03/30/2010 7:44:11 PM PDT by Williams (It's the policies, stupid)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
Did that little weenie Waxman get beat up on the playground when he was a kid?
5 posted on 03/30/2010 7:44:39 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Obamunism, the fatal cure for Bush Derangement Syndrome.)
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To: Kickass Conservative

Yeah, but he liked it.


6 posted on 03/30/2010 7:45:15 PM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Williams

According to Nancy, the bill needed to be passed before it could have been scored by these companies because we needed to ‘know what’s in it’!

The ceo’s should just respond ‘Facts are facts’ when asked about the damaging data in their REQUIRED reports.


7 posted on 03/30/2010 7:50:09 PM PDT by griswold3
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

The mob is at it again...First they target the bonuses and give out addresses and now this....They are Nazi thugs...


8 posted on 03/30/2010 7:50:45 PM PDT by hstacey
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

I’m fairly certain that these companies are following the prescribed accounting rules as required by the Sarbanes-Oxley legislation that grew out of the Enron scandal. I think the CEO’s ought to release their calculations to the media (like the wall Street Journal or Investors Business Daily, not the NY Times or Washington Post) before Nostrils-Dumbass has a chance to cherry-pick the questions and cut the responses off on the stand.


9 posted on 03/30/2010 7:50:56 PM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Barack Obama: Government:: Bernie Madoff: Finance)
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To: Williams

Had they pointed out the insanity during the process of cramming the bill, there would have been a bandaid applied, and the punishment would have been meted out to the companies.


10 posted on 03/30/2010 7:52:14 PM PDT by Chaguito
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To: Williams
Alan Colmes on Hannity was complaining these companies didn’t oppose Obamacare during the debate on the bill

Nobody knew what was in the bill!

11 posted on 03/30/2010 7:56:53 PM PDT by Clock King (There's no way to fix D.C.)
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To: Touch Not the Cat

Interesting question, can’t wait to see the answer.

I know that if you ignore a Congressional subpoena you can be held in contempt of Congress. For whatever that is worth.


12 posted on 03/30/2010 7:57:21 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: Williams

“Alan Colmes on Hannity was complaining these companies didn’t oppose Obamacare during the debate on the bill...”

And I’m sure Sean didn’t even think to ask the bug-eyed liberal moron HOW companies were supposed to know what was in the bill in order to oppose it... did he?


13 posted on 03/30/2010 8:02:08 PM PDT by Common Sense 101
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

This is just the start!!!

AT&T figures it will cost them one billion per month and in the San Diego Coounty area they are laying off 5,000 people!


14 posted on 03/30/2010 8:04:49 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: doc1019

I would be honored to be held in contempt of a comtemptible congress(with some excections).


15 posted on 03/30/2010 8:05:26 PM PDT by cfrels
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

“Fascism” is such an ugly word.

We prefer “serving the public.” :)


16 posted on 03/30/2010 8:06:27 PM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: Touch Not the Cat

no, but it is also hard for Congress to enforce laws.


17 posted on 03/30/2010 8:07:02 PM PDT by donmeaker (Invicto)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

I hope that they would all walk into the room and claim the 5th and walk out.

I know they won’t but one can always hope.


18 posted on 03/30/2010 8:07:51 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: doc1019

“held in contempt of Congress.” Who cares? How about the American peoples Contempt of this democratic congress and this commie administration!!!”For whatever that is worth.” In November these dummies will find out what it is worth!


19 posted on 03/30/2010 8:08:15 PM PDT by Colorado Cowgirl (God bless America!)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
Waxman maintains his interest is ensuring the bill “does not have unintended consequences.”

Snort! EVERYTHING Congress does has unintended consequences.

20 posted on 03/30/2010 8:13:27 PM PDT by shezza (God bless America, land that I love!)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Rep. Pig Face (Socialist-CA), is a Grade A Clymer.


21 posted on 03/30/2010 8:14:21 PM PDT by twister881
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
THE HOUSE OF WAXMAN

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Cue the creepy organ music!

22 posted on 03/30/2010 8:15:07 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Help! I've been Alinskyed by the Obamanoids and I can't get up!)
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To: Williams

Saw colmes on O’Reilly tonight. He was especially slimy and reptilian. All dissent by the Tea Party against “commander zero” and obamacare is racist, donchaknow.


23 posted on 03/30/2010 8:25:11 PM PDT by Eagles6 ( Typical White Guy: Christian, Constitutionalist, Heterosexual, Redneck.)
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To: Eagles6

I think your tagline is racist. Then again, so is mine.


24 posted on 03/30/2010 8:27:37 PM PDT by shezza (God bless America, land that I love!)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

It’s typical pedophile crucifiction tactic: isolate an executive, threaten him of hypocrisy, and test if he is going to comply with the corruption or would rather die.

It’s testing without scruple, in total disgusting impunity.


25 posted on 03/30/2010 8:30:07 PM PDT by JudgemAll (control freaks, their world & their problem with my gun and my protecting my private party)
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To: Williams

Most of these meetings were held behind closed doors and Republicans were also blocked from these meetings. Just the tight lipped libs and their concern was not what was in the bill and no one knew what was in the bill because it was still being written. Their main concern behind these closed doors was to get the bill passed using every dirty tactic they could come up with including the nuclear option. If this bill failed then Zero would have lost his power. Pelosi told a gathering that we must pass the bill to see what is in it.


26 posted on 03/30/2010 8:35:08 PM PDT by Macgedos
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To: shezza

Just a coupla haters.


27 posted on 03/30/2010 8:36:14 PM PDT by Eagles6 ( Typical White Guy: Christian, Constitutionalist, Heterosexual, Redneck.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

That is no doubt where they would like to take this country. Chilling graphic.


28 posted on 03/30/2010 8:36:17 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

The coup is almost complete, our government is nothing but a bunch of tyrants. Anarchy will follow if they don’t back off.


29 posted on 03/30/2010 8:39:58 PM PDT by mojitojoe (I don't care what you passed. you are irrelevant. I'll NEVER comply in any way. Read my lips, NEVER!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

He is one ugly dude. He and Pelosi make a pair of uglies.


30 posted on 03/30/2010 8:44:16 PM PDT by mia
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To: mojitojoe

Let’s see what happens when they come up against some articulate business leaders who know their stuff. This could be better than the Iran-Contra hearings. Jim Owens of Cat was burnt once by Obama, but it won’t happen again.


31 posted on 03/30/2010 8:45:17 PM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: dalereed

source?


32 posted on 03/30/2010 8:47:05 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote
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To: Eagles6

turn off the tv. yu will feel a lot better.


33 posted on 03/30/2010 8:48:32 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote
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To: dalereed
AT&T figures it will cost them one billion per month

What is your source for that claim?

Reuters says, "(Reuters) - AT&T Inc (T.N) said on Friday it would record a $1 billion non-cash charge for the current quarter related to the new U.S. health care reform law, as lawmakers called on the company and three other large employers to testify about expected cost hikes."

One time charge.

34 posted on 03/30/2010 8:53:27 PM PDT by upchuck (Subjects to citizens to subjects in less than 250 years.)
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To: USNBandit

They may as well hold the hearings at the FedEx Field if all the companies are opposed to health care reform.


35 posted on 03/30/2010 8:59:51 PM PDT by Ptarmigan (Remember The Great Ptarmigan/Rabbit War!)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Mr Waxman,

We never said anything before because You and your Fellow Congressman LIED to us about what was in the Legislation That You nor Anybody EVER READ, We were not allowed to read it, til after it Passed. Now that we see what is actually in the legislation as opposed to the LIES we were told BY YOU and YOUR FELLOW MEMBERS OF CONGRESS, we have discovered it will cost us a bundle and we will probably Fire EVERYBODY and Close our doors tomorrow. Good luck with your new Health Care Plan.


36 posted on 03/30/2010 9:00:03 PM PDT by eyeamok
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To: Kickass Conservative

Did that little weenie Waxman get beat up on the playground when he was a kid?
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Looks like he got his nose punched often.


37 posted on 03/30/2010 9:01:09 PM PDT by o-n-money
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To: GlockThe Vote

High up employee friend of mine.


38 posted on 03/30/2010 9:12:45 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
What a criminal abuse of power. Republicans should make an issue of this. The companies are just following the law and now they’re being targeted for doing so by the fascists.
39 posted on 03/30/2010 9:15:24 PM PDT by highlander_UW (Happiness doesn't come from owning something; it comes from being a part of something)
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To: upchuck

A pretty high up employee of AT&T got it from his boss 2 days ago.

The entire package of the health legislation will cost them one billion per month.

Keep in mind that they are the largest employer in the country outside of the government.


40 posted on 03/30/2010 9:15:55 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: Williams; Behind Liberal Lines
If the democrats had held a single HEARING with witnesses who would be affected by Obamacare, then maybe we would have learned all this stuff in advance.

This administration and their co-conspirators in Congress didn't give a crap about what the corporations thought about the whole idea and they certainly don't want them saying anything negative about it now.

But, when you think about it, how could these companies even know how the new laws would effect them until they actually READ the final law? Their lawyers and financial people have even now probably read more of the legislation than those twits that voted for it - I would say even Obama himself had not read it all before he signed it and maybe not even today as we speak. He's been too busy flitting hither and yon to drum up support for something he doesn't really even know very well.

I hope and pray that this big, ugly mess of an attack on American ideals and freedoms doesn't get past the starting line before it is judged unconstitutional and thrown into the garbage heap of bad ideas passed off as "progressive".

41 posted on 03/30/2010 9:16:51 PM PDT by boatbums (God is ready to assume full responsibility for the life wholly yielded to him.)
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To: dalereed

I hope they have the FACTS on huge charts and give them to the Waxwimp control freak on TV! I hope the little control freak rues the day he ever THOUGHT about asking them to appear before Congress.


42 posted on 03/30/2010 9:26:14 PM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: GlockThe Vote

LOL! I don’t have one, was at the folks today and was watching after dinner.


43 posted on 03/30/2010 9:26:58 PM PDT by Eagles6 ( Typical White Guy: Christian, Constitutionalist, Heterosexual, Redneck.)
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To: SumProVita

I hope they walk in and take the 5th and walk out!

I’d punch Waxman in the face before I would even give him my name!!!


44 posted on 03/30/2010 9:35:27 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: dalereed
I hope the CEOs take it to the congressmen and totally embarrass them with facts...and ask them if they knew what was in it before they signed it.

I would love to hear one say, "We're not members of congress or of the Obama administration...so we have to pay our taxes."

45 posted on 03/30/2010 9:41:31 PM PDT by lonestar (Better Obama picks his nose than our pockets!)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

LORD, PLEASE HELP HIM CHOKE ON HIS OWN DUPLICITY, TRAITOROUSNESS, HYPOCRISY, DOCUMENT DEMANDS.


46 posted on 03/30/2010 9:42:57 PM PDT by Quix (BLOKES who got us where we R: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Absolute power corrupts absolutely... and Waxman and Pelosi both in their so-called safe districts are perfect proof.


47 posted on 03/30/2010 9:43:31 PM PDT by Arizona Carolyn
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To: Common Sense 101

Colmes was sane compared to Juan on Special Report this afternoon, he has gone completely freaking nuts.


48 posted on 03/30/2010 9:44:38 PM PDT by Arizona Carolyn
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Cue the creepy organ music!

Okay.

It's right here.


49 posted on 03/30/2010 9:45:32 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (TATBO - "Throw All The Bums Out")
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To: EternalVigilance

THAT’S THE ONE!! Thanks!!!


50 posted on 03/30/2010 9:47:20 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Help! I've been Alinskyed by the Obamanoids and I can't get up!)
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