Republicans Verbally Bitchslap FDIC Chairman Over Despicable ‘Operation Choke Point’ (Videos)

FDIC Chairman Comes Under Fire During ‘Operation Choke Point’ Hearings – Fox News

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FDIC Chairman Martin Gruenberg came under fire Tuesday at a House subcommittee hearing over allegations that Operation Choke Point, a controversial federal law enforcement program, abused its authority by cutting off funding for targeted businesses.

During one exchange, Rep. Sean Duffy, R-Wisc., suggested Gruenberg step down as head of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation after Gruenberg was unable to answer questions about employees involved with Choke Point as well as specific allegations the agency overstepped its authority.

Duffy said the hearing was called to get answers directly from Gruenberg on what he knew, when he knew it and who has been held accountable.

“You are abusing your power and going after small businesses all over America,” Duffy said. He later added, “Bottom line, you are putting people out of business. They haven’t been fired, they haven’t been reprimanded.”

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Under Operation Choke Point, banks and other financial institutions were reportedly pressured to cut off accounts for targeted businesses that included gun stores, casinos, tobacco distributors, short-term lenders and other businesses.

Critics claim the program – overseen by the Justice Department, FDIC and other agencies – was used to squeeze legal companies that some politicians considered morally objectionable.

“Our concern is you have agencies in the Obama administration that are using government as a weapon and they going after industries and people that they don’t like,” Duffy, who co-chairs the Financial Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, said. “This is not the old Soviet Union or Venezuela or Cuba. I think it’s important for all Americans to stand up and push back on policies that are an abuse of government.”

Several members of Congress have openly called Operation Choke Point a blatant abuse of power, and an example of government bureaucrats appointing themselves morality police so they could operate around the law.

In response to the controversy, the FDIC put out a statement that said in part: “It is the FDIC’s policy that insured institutions that properly manage customer relationships are neither prohibited nor discouraged from providing services to any customer operating in compliance with applicable law… the FDIC has a responsibility to cooperate with other government agencies and to ensure that the banks we supervise are adhering to laws, including those governing anti-money laundering and terrorist financing.”

Initially, the FDIC put out a list of 30 high-risk businesses, but that list has since been rescinded.

The U.S. Consumer Coalition claimed taking down that list only removed a guideline, and without a specific list of businesses, the subjectivity of who gets targeted was increased.

Brian Wise, with the U.S. Consumer Coalition, points out the irony. “By shutting down the bank accounts of these legally operating businesses, what they’re actually doing is forcing these businesses to deal solely in cash, which is completely opposite of what they have said their intention is,” he said. “It’s a whole lot easier to launder money with cash than having to go through a financial institution.”

Wise said questioning the chairman of the FDIC is a good start, but the problem doesn’t end there. “We know that it doesn’t just stop with the FDIC. This is a program that includes the CFPB, FDIC, Department of Justice and may lead all the way up to the president,” he said.

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Your Daley Gator List Of Gutless Republicans Who Refused To Vote John Boehner Out As Speaker


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Well, the movement to oust Boehner fell one vote shy of its mark today, as crybaby John was chosen Speaker of the House again. These are the cowardly, self-serving assclowns in the GOP who have betrayed their consitutents and turned their backs on the principles upon which their party was built.

Abraham, Ralph
Aderholt, Robert
Allen, Rick
Amodei, Mark
Barletta, Lou
Barr, Andy
Barton, Joe
Benishek, Dan
Bilirakis, Gus
Bishop, Mike
Bishop, Rob
Black, Diane
Blackburn, Marsha
Boehner, John
Bost, Mike
Boustany Jr., Charles
Brady, Kevin
Brooks, Mo
Brooks, Susan
Buchanan, Vern
Buck, Ken
Bucshon, Larry
Burgess, Michael
Byrne, Bradley
Calvert, Ken
Carter, Buddy
Carter, John
Chabot, Steve
Chaffetz, Jason
Coffman, Mike
Cole, Tom
Collins, Chris
Collins, Doug
Comstock, Barbara
Conaway, Michael
Cook, Paul
Costello, Ryan
Cramer, Kevin
Crawford, Rick
Crenshaw, Ander
Culberson, John
Curbelo, Carlos
Davis, Rodney
DeSantis, Ron
Denham, Jeff
Dent, Charles
Diaz-Balart, Mario
Dold, Bob
Duffy, Sean
Duncan Jr., John
Ellmers, Renee
Emmer, Tom
Farenthold, Blake
Fincher, Stephen
Fitzpatrick, Michael
Fleischmann, Chuck
Fleming, John
Flores, Bill
Forbes, Randy
Fortenberry, Jeff
Foxx, Virginia
Franks, Trent
Frelinghuysen, Rodney
Gibbs, Bob
Goodlatte, Bob
Gowdy, Trey
Granger, Kay
Graves, Garret
Graves, Sam
Graves, Tom
Griffith, Morgan
Grimm, Michael
Grothman, Glenn
Guinta, Frank
Guthrie, Brett
Hanna, Richard
Hardy, Cresent
Harper, Gregg
Harris, Andy
Hartzler, Vicky
Heck, Joe
Hensarling, Jeb
Herrera Beutler, Jaime
Hice, Jody
Hill, French
Holding, George
Hudson, Richard
Huizenga, Bill
Hultgren, Randy
Hunter, Duncan
Hurd, Will
Hurt, Robert
Issa, Darrell
Jenkins, Evan
Jenkins, Lynn
Johnson, Bill
Johnson, Sam
Jolly, David
Jordan, Jim
Joyce, David
Katko, John
Kelly, Mike
King, Pete
Kinzinger, Adam
Kline, John
Knight, Steve
LaMalfa, Doug
Labrador, Raul
Lamborn, Doug
Lance, Leonard
Latta, Robert
LoBiondo, Frank
Long, Billy
Loudermilk, Barry
Love, Mia
Lucas, Frank
Luetkemeyer, Blaine
Lummis, Cynthia
MacArthur, Tom
Marchant, Kenny
Marino, Tom
McCarthy, Kevin
McCaul, Michael
McClintock, Tom
McHenry, Patrick
McKinley, David
McMorris Rodgers, Cathy
McSally, Martha
Meehan, Pat
Messer, Luke
Mica, John
Miller, Candice
Miller, Jeff
Moolenaar, John
Mooney, Alex
Mullin, Markwayne
Mulvaney, Mick
Murphy, Tim
Neugebauer, Randy
Newhouse, Dan
Noem, Kristi
Nunes, Devin
Nunnelee, Alan
Olson, Pete
Palazzo, Steven
Paulsen, Erik
Pearce, Steve
Perry, Scott
Pittenger, Robert
Pitts, Joseph
Poe, Ted
Poliquin, Bruce
Pompeo, Mike
Price, Tom
Radewagen, Amata
Ratcliffe, John
Reed, Tom
Reichert, David
Renacci, Jim
Ribble, Reid
Rice, Tom
Roby, Martha
Roe, Phil
Rogers, Mike
Rogers, Harold
Rohrabacher, Dana
Rokita, Todd
Rooney, Tom
Ros-Lehtinen, Ileana
Roskam, Peter
Ross, Dennis
Rothfus, Keith
Rouzer, David
Royce, Ed
Russell, Steve
Ryan, Paul
Salmon, Matt
Sanford, Mark
Scalise, Steve
Schock, Aaron
Schweikert, David
Scott, Austin
Sensenbrenner, James
Sessions, Pete
Shimkus, John
Shuster, Bill
Simpson, Mike
Smith, Adrian
Smith, Chris
Smith, Jason
Smith, Lamar
Stefanik, Elise
Stewart, Chris
Stivers, Steve
Thompson, Glenn
Thornberry, Mac
Tiberi, Pat
Tipton, Scott
Trott, Dave
Turner, Michael
Upton, Fred
Valadao, David
Wagner, Ann
Walberg, Tim
Walden, Greg
Walker, Mark
Walorski, Jackie
Walters, Mimi
Wenstrup, Brad
Westerman, Bruce
Westmoreland, Lynn
Whitfield, Ed
Williams, Roger
Wilson, Joe
Wittman, Robert
Womack, Steve
Woodall, Robert
Yoder, Kevin
Young, David
Young, Don
Young, Todd
Zeldin, Lee
Zinke, Ryan

Contact these useless, political hacks and let them know how you feel about their complete lack of courage and integrity.

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Here are the few, brave individuals who actually took a stand against the disease known as “moderate Republicanism” in our House of Representatives.

Amash, Justin
Babin, Brian
Blum, Rod
Brat, Dave
Bridenstine, Jim
Clawson, Curt
DesJarlais, Scott
Duncan, Jeff
Garrett, Scott
Gibson, Chris
Gohmert, Louie
Gosar, Paul
Huelskamp, Tim
Jones, Walter
King, Steve
Massie, Thomas
Meadows, Mark
Nugent, Richard
Palmer, Gary
Posey, Bill
Rigell, Scott
Stutzman, Marlin
Weber, Randy
Webster, Daniel
Yoho, Ted

Contact these honorable folks and tell them how much you appreciate their efforts in the face of overwhelming odds.

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President Asshat Promises To Shut Down The Government If Republicans Defund His Executive Amnesty

White House: Obama Will Shut Down The Government If GOP Doesn’t Fund His Executive Amnesty – Weasel Zippers

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Via Daily Caller:

White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Monday that President Barack Obama will block a government budget bill if the GOP denies him the funds needed to provide amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants.

“Yes,” Earnest said when asked by ABC News reporter Jonathan Karl if Obama would veto a government-wide budget that defunded the amnesty program.

If Obama blocks the budget to help the illegals, large sections of the federal government would shut down on Dec. 12.

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Republicans Scrap Common Core In Indiana

Indiana Ends Common Core Education Standards – The Foundry

Indiana’s experiment with Common Core is over.

Gov. Mike Pence signed legislation today requiring the state to come up with its own academic standards, making Indiana the latest state to pull its support for the national education standards known as Common Core.

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“I believe our students are best served when decisions about education are made at the state and local level,” the Republican governor said, adding:

“By signing this legislation, Indiana has taken an important step forward in developing academic standards that are written by Hoosiers, for Hoosiers, and are uncommonly high.”

Indiana was among the first states to adopt Common Core standards in 2010 when Mitch Daniels, another Republican, was governor. Pence, elected two years later, has watched as Indiana became a battleground in the fight over the standards.

Pence’s signature comes 10 days after the Indiana legislature voted to remove the state from Common Core.

Heritage Foundation education analyst Brittany Corona praised Pence for ending the “one-size-fits-all national standards,” and setting a precedent for the other 45 states currently under Common Core to follow. Corona said:

“Indiana now has an opportunity to improve on its previous state standards – which were among the best in the nation – by utilizing those standards in conjunction with standards from other high-performing states such as Massachusetts. Most importantly, Indiana’s actions put educational decision-making back in the hands of Hoosiers, where it belongs.”

At least 15 other states aren’t using, or have grown increasingly wary of, Common Core. The map below shows the current status of states that never adopted the standards, downgraded their involvement, or paused implementation.

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