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    House Republicans Are Determined To Stop Government Abuse With 10 Bills

    E mail from Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinem Fl-27
    House Republicans Are Determined To Stop Government Abuse With 10 Bills On Floor This Week That Cong. Ros-Lehtinen Is Pleased To Support In An Effort To Redesign Federal Bureaucracy & Rebuild The Trust Many Taxpayer's Have Lost
    PRESS RELEASE

    July 29, 2013

    House Republicans Are Determined To Stop Government Abuse With 10 Bills On Floor This Week That Cong. Ros-Lehtinen Is Pleased To Support In An Effort To Redesign Federal Bureaucracy & Rebuild The Trust Many Taxpayer’s Have Lost

    Washington, DC – This week Republicans in the U.S. House will be presenting 10 bills that are meant to stop government abuse and rebuild the trust that many taxpayers have lost as a result of recent scandals. Cong. Ros-Lehtinen strongly supports this initiative and is pleased to join her GOP colleagues in this important endeavor. Below is a listing of the upcoming legislation.

    1- Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care – H.R. 2009 – This bill would prevent the IRS from implementing the immense federal power grab known as ObamaCare.

    2- Keep Federal Bureacrats from Ruining the Economy and Lowering Wages, the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS ACT) -- H.R. 367 – This important bill would require Congressional approval for any regulation or set of regulations that cost more than $100 million.

    3- Citizen Empowerment Act – H.R. 2711 – This legislation will require the creation of an affirmative right for persons to record their meetings and telephone calls with a federal regulatory official that are engaged in enforcement activites and requires that persons be notified of their rights.

    4- Government Employee Accountability Act – H.R. 2579 – This bill will give federal agencies the option to place employees on unpaid leave when they are under investigation for some serious crimes.

    5- Government Customer Service Improvement Act – H.R. 1660 –This bill requires federal agencies to adopt customer service standards and use customer feedback to improve their performances.

    6- Government Spending Accountability Act – H.R. 313 – This legislation increases transparency with respect to taxpayer funded conferences, places limits on federal conferences and requires agency approval from the top administrator for the most costly conferences.

    7- Common Sense in Compensation Act – H.R. 1541 – This legislation would place limits on the size of bonuses and it will also limit the number of senior agency employees who can receive bonuses in a particular year.

    8- Stop Targeting Our Politics IRS Act – H.R. 2565 – This bill would provide for the termination of any IRS employee who takes official actions for political purposes.

    9- Stop Playing on Citizen’s Cash Act – H.R. 2533 – This bill imposes a moratorium on IRS conferences until the Inspector General’s recommendations are implemented.

    10- The Taxpayer Bill of Rights – H.R. 2768 -- This bill will specify the rights that citizens have when dealing with the IRS, including privacy rights.

    Said Ros-Lehtinen, The American people are sick and tired of Washington scandals and federal mismanagement. Each of these bills is meant to restore the confidence that the taxpayer has in the government. I am pleased that our GOP Conference has begun this important work and I look forward to working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to produce bipartisan bills that will restore trust in government and control federal mismanagement.”
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seeya View Post
    E mail from Rep. Ileana Ros-LehtinemFl-27 House Republicans Are Determined To Stop Government Abuse ~snipped for brevity~ The American people are sick and tired of Washington scandals and federal mismanagement. ~snipped~
    It would be far more effective for Congress to Pass a bill that would invalidate all the prior bills and acts of Congress that were not Constitutional to begin with.

    Don't understand the point being made? Go back and read our US Constitution and closely examine the Powers that were granted to Congress.
    From: The United States Constitution - The U.S. Constitution Online - USConstitution.net
    Let’s review them (Clauses numbered for reference)
    Article 1Section 8. POWERS OF CONGRESS

    1. The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;
    2. To borrow money on the credit of the United States;
    3. To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes;
    4. To establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization, and uniform Laws on the subject of Bankruptcies throughout the United States;
    5. To coin Money, regulate the Value thereof, and of foreign Coin, and fix the Standard of Weights and Measures;
    6. To provide for the Punishment of counterfeiting the Securities and current Coin of the United States;
    7. To establish Post Offices and Post Roads;
    8. To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries;
    9. To constitute Tribunals inferior to the supreme Court;
    10. To define and punish Piracies and Felonies committed on the high Seas, and Offenses against the Law of Nations;
    11. To declare War, grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal, and make Rules concerning Captures on Land and Water;
    12. To raise and support Armies, but no Appropriation of Money to that Use shall be for a longer Term than two Years;
    13. To provide and maintain a Navy;
    14. To make Rules for the Government and Regulation of the land and naval Forces;
    15. To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions;
    16. To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining, the Militia, and for governing such Part of them as may be employed in the Service of the United States, reserving to the States respectively, the Appointment of the Officers, and the Authority of training the Militia according to the discipline prescribed by Congress;
    17. To exercise exclusive Legislation in all Cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten Miles square) as may, by Cession of particular States, and the acceptance of Congress, become the Seat of the Government of the United States, and to exercise like Authority over all Places purchased by the Consent of the Legislature of the State in which the Same shall be, for the Erection of Forts, Magazines, Arsenals, dock-Yards, and other needful Buildings; And
    18. To make all Laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into Execution the foregoing Powers, and all other Powers vested by this Constitution in the Government of the United States, or in any Department or Officer thereof.
    In:
    (1) we see that they were given authority to assess and collect taxes and to assess and collect customs fees, duties, or excise on imports and to pay our debts.
    (2) they were given authority to borrow money to pay the debts.
    (3) they were given control of Interstate and Foreign Commerce.
    (4) directed to determine what constitutes and how to achieve Citizenship and to control Bankruptcies.
    (5) given sole authority on the coining/printing of the official currency of the United States of America.
    (6) given authority to punish those who counterfeit our US currency.
    (7) to establish the post offices and what is now called Interstate Highways
    (8) to promote Science, the Arts, and to provide for copyrighting.
    (9) to create the Federal Court System.
    (10) to define and punish Piracies and Felonies committed on the high Seas, and Offenses against the Law of Nations;
    (11) to declare war and define how we make captures of the enemy.
    (12) to raise and support armies WITH a limit that the financial obligation to support such be revisited and enacted at least every two years.
    (13) provide for a Navy.. ~ Please note.. no requirement on funding – Navy is Mandatory! ~
    (14) make rules for the Government and the Military Forces.
    (15) to provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions; ~ The Militia is to enforce the Laws of the United States of America. Not the DOJ, Not the FBI, Not the USMARSHALS, Etc.! ~
    (16) to Organize, Arm, and Discipline the Militia, and ONLY to make rules for or regulate those of the Militia that work directly for (employed by) the Federal Government. The States are to Appoint the Officers, manage, and train the Militia in accordance with Congressional rules for the Militia.
    (17) given full legislative authority over the District of Columbia and any Federally Owned Property (Property that the Federal Government holds title to). ~Congress can be Mayor, Constable, and whatever they want when it comes to Washington DC.~
    (18) to make all laws which are (both) necessary and proper for carrying into Execution the foregoing Powers, and all other Powers vested by this Constitution, or in any Department or Officer thereof. Look closely at this one; very closely! This is what Congress cites time and time again as their catch-all clause. However, most all of what Congress does under this clause is UNCONSTITUTIONINAL.

    Why do I say it is unconstitutional?
    Show me in the foregoing powers where Congress was given authority to create laws that define or punish felonies committed on US Soil! ~It was Not! Unless it deals with Counterfiting, Tax Evasion, and other areas that they were given authority to pass such laws.
    Show me where Congress was given authority to create a Law Enforcement Department! I will point you back at Clause 15! Congress was directed to use the Militia for that purpose! Do those in the Department of Justice, US Marshals, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives, or anyone Federally Granted Arrest Authority outside of Washington DC hold a State Appointed Commission in the Militia by one of the Several Sovereign States? ~ I think Not!
    Think about what Agencies are constitutional! You will find these among them, but not many more: US Customs! Immigration and Naturalization Service! Internal Revenue Service! Navy! Post Office! Interstate Commerce Commission! Library of Congress! US Mint!
    So, get rid of all of those Unconstitutional Agencies along with the massive financial drain they place on the American Tax-Payer, and I think our debt problem would be gone in a few short years.
    Obama was "One Big Asinine Mistake America" and I'm having to wonder about the chump named Trump.

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    MisterD just passing info on, no point being made.
    The Only Easy Day Was Yesterday

  5. I'm a firm believer in two term limits for ALL politicians; one in office, the other in prison.

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