Skip to comments.Waxmans Vendetta (hitting critics with congressional subpoenas)
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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Here’s a question for the legal FReepes. Can the target of A Congressional subpoena obtain a court order to have the subpoena quashed?
He better schedule a big room. There are a lot of companies releasing those charges.
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.
Yeah, but he liked it.
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.
The mob is at it again...First they target the bonuses and give out addresses and now this....They are Nazi thugs...
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.
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.
Nobody knew what was in the bill!
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.
“Alan Colmes on Hannity was complaining these companies didnt 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?
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!
I would be honored to be held in contempt of a comtemptible congress(with some excections).
“Fascism” is such an ugly word.
We prefer “serving the public.” :)
no, but it is also hard for Congress to enforce laws.
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.
“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!
Snort! EVERYTHING Congress does has unintended consequences.
Rep. Pig Face (Socialist-CA), is a Grade A Clymer.
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.
I think your tagline is racist. Then again, so is mine.
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.
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.
Just a coupla haters.
That is no doubt where they would like to take this country. Chilling graphic.
The coup is almost complete, our government is nothing but a bunch of tyrants. Anarchy will follow if they don’t back off.
He is one ugly dude. He and Pelosi make a pair of uglies.
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.
turn off the tv. yu will feel a lot better.
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.
They may as well hold the hearings at the FedEx Field if all the companies are opposed to health care reform.
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.
Did that little weenie Waxman get beat up on the playground when he was a kid?
Looks like he got his nose punched often.
High up employee friend of mine.
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.
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".
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.
LOL! I don’t have one, was at the folks today and was watching after dinner.
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!!!
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."
LORD, PLEASE HELP HIM CHOKE ON HIS OWN DUPLICITY, TRAITOROUSNESS, HYPOCRISY, DOCUMENT DEMANDS.
Absolute power corrupts absolutely... and Waxman and Pelosi both in their so-called safe districts are perfect proof.
Colmes was sane compared to Juan on Special Report this afternoon, he has gone completely freaking nuts.
It's right here.
THAT’S THE ONE!! Thanks!!!