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Oversight Dems to America: “You Don’t Have the Right to Know” about White House Spending...
Committee on Oversight & Goverment Reform ^ | 7/25/14 | Govt Committee??

Posted on 07/26/2014 1:21:50 PM PDT by blueyon

"Oversight Dems to America: “You Don’t Have the Right to Know” about White House Spending Taxpayer Dollars on Political Activity" Committee votes to reject White House claim that head of political office has absolute immunity from Congress Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee approved a resolution to reject White House assertions of “absolute immunity” for political affairs office head, David Simas, who has failed to appear before the Committee twice. This morning, the White House declined Chairman’s further accommodation to allow Mr. Simas to comply with his obligations under the subpoena. Yesterday, Chairman Issa offered White House Counsel Neil Eggleston the option of committing to make Mr. Simas available for a deposition and producing documents: the same accommodations to which the Bush Administration agreed when Democrats held the majority in the House of Representatives.

WATCH Congresswoman Holmes Norton (D-DC) in the debate on the resolution on White House immunity, argue “You don’t have the right to know”

(Excerpt) Read more at oversight.house.gov ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: democrat; democrats; elections; govtabuse; holmesnorton; laws; obama; oversight; transparency; tyranny
"Congresswoman Holmes Norton (D-DC) in the debate on the resolution on White House immunity, argue “You don’t have the right to know”"

WOW, what hutzpa...... I have news for her, yes I do since I pay the damn bill!

1 posted on 07/26/2014 1:21:50 PM PDT by blueyon
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To: blueyon

Here’s the video link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YfXoK68YXFc


2 posted on 07/26/2014 1:22:49 PM PDT by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: blueyon

Memo to Ho Norton. You don’t have the right to steal my money and spend it on your freeloading maggots to get yourself reelected.


3 posted on 07/26/2014 1:24:06 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (America is not a refugee camp! It is my home!!!)
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To: blueyon

It’s what Bammy tells them about the cash he’s putting away.


4 posted on 07/26/2014 1:34:36 PM PDT by stanne
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To: blueyon

Apparently Ms Norton did not read as far as line #3 of the Resolution which cites the authority for the Committee having the “right to know”. Send in US Marshals to arrest her sorry ass.


5 posted on 07/26/2014 1:41:14 PM PDT by shove_it (Directive 10-289 lives)
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To: blueyon

OK, so will we now see the Sergeant-at-Arms proceed to arrest Mr. Simas in short order?

Or will this be another “oh well, I guess there is nothing we can do” moment for the repubs?


6 posted on 07/26/2014 1:46:14 PM PDT by CapnJack
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To: blueyon

Someone call John Dean!


7 posted on 07/26/2014 1:47:19 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

When Goldwater said this regarding Nixon, there was quite a blow. The Partisan Media Shills won’t say much about this.

thanks blueyon.


8 posted on 07/26/2014 1:52:16 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: blueyon

Bite me, my friend...(want to keep within the decorum riles)


9 posted on 07/26/2014 1:52:19 PM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: blueyon
Congresswoman Holmes Norton (D-DC)
She is a non-voting Delegate to Congress, so officially I don't think her title is Congresswoman. I could be wrong.
10 posted on 07/26/2014 1:56:06 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: blueyon

The fact that this can be said, and said in all seriousness, shows us how far we’ve fallen.

America, we hardly knew ye...


11 posted on 07/26/2014 2:06:14 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: blueyon
"Congresswoman Holmes Norton (D-DC)

Shadow congresswoman unless they changed the rules while I wasn't watching. DC is not a State and has a non voting representative.

12 posted on 07/26/2014 2:17:03 PM PDT by itsahoot (Voting for a Progressive RINO is the same as voting for any other Tyrant.)
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To: blueyon

Fine then. Defund all White Houe operations down to the cooks and butlers. No money for the light or water bills either.


13 posted on 07/26/2014 2:23:13 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: stanne

> It’s what Bammy tells them about the cash he’s putting away.

And you know he is. They’re going to walk into Fort Knox and find gold painted bricks and a golf ball or two left behind in the vault.


14 posted on 07/26/2014 2:32:39 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: oh8eleven

I think you are right. I recall her being referred to as a “delegate”.


15 posted on 07/26/2014 2:38:45 PM PDT by all the best
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To: jsanders2001

Oh, just one


16 posted on 07/26/2014 2:45:05 PM PDT by stanne
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To: blueyon; All
"You Don’t Have the Right to Know"
FR: Never Accept the Premise of Your Opponent’s Argument

The Founding States had made the Constitution's Clause 1 of Section 7 of Article I to uniquely give to the House of Representatives (HoR) the power to initiatiate appropriariations bills. James Madison later wrote that the basic reason that the States gave this power only to the HoR was essentially so that the voters could threaten their federal representatives with their jobs if they made bills to fund Senate or Oval Office projects that the voters objected to.

”The House of Representatives cannot only refuse, but they alone can propose, the supplies requisite for the support of government. They, in a word, hold the purse that powerful instrument by which we behold, in the history of the British Constitution, an infant and humble representation of the people gradually enlarging the sphere of its activity and importance, and finally reducing, as far as it seems to have wished, all the overgrown prerogatives of the other branches of the government. This power over the purse may, in fact, be regarded as the most complete and effectual weapon with which any constitution can arm the immediate representatives of the people, for obtaining a redress of every grievance, and for carrying into effect every just and salutary measure [emphasis added].” —James Madison, The Federalist Papers : No. 58.

17 posted on 07/26/2014 2:48:31 PM PDT by Amendment10
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To: Lurker

Delegate Norton, having examined the penumbra declares the
Separation of Government and People.


18 posted on 07/26/2014 3:01:40 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: blueyon

Payback comes in November at the ballot box!!!


19 posted on 07/26/2014 3:33:29 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: itsahoot

Not exactly. She can vote in committee but not on the final floor vote. Technically she is refered to as a Delegate like the four others but some idiots refer to her as Congresswoman to give her more prestige.


20 posted on 07/27/2014 2:04:03 AM PDT by bjorn14 (Woe to those who call good evil and evil good. Isaiah 5:20)
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To: blueyon

This is especially infuriating coming from Norton who is only allowed to make believe she is a Congresswoman because she is Black. She is a liberal moron and enemy of freedom.


21 posted on 07/27/2014 7:25:35 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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