U.S. Regulator Admits: We Have Too Much Power

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It’s not often you get a person to admit they have too much power, and it’s an even rarer occurrence for that person to hold down a job in Washington, D.C. So Commissioner Ann Marie Buerkle of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission deserves all the credit in the world for telling an Independent Women’s Forum panel that federal regulators need to be reigned in.

“Congress does not do the oversight that they should on the regulatory agencies,” Buerkle said Thursday. “If they’re watching us do any kind of a regulation or promote a policy that is contrary to what they intended or contrary to the will of the American people, they can defund us like that.”

Unfortunately, Buerkle said, there has been a “huge shift from the legislative branch to the executive branch, where it is top heavy in power.”

In an interview with CNS News, Buerkle explained that much of what drove regulatory agencies like her own was an unquenchable thirst for growth.

“Every year my colleagues go to the Hill and ask for more money, and I’m sitting there saying, ‘No, we don’t need any more money. We’ve got quite enough money,’ but they want to grow,” she said. “They want to be relevant.”

Additionally, Buerkle said that her agency was more concerned about flashy issues featured on television than serious concerns exposed by research and data. “One of the things that just drives me insane in our agency is rather than looking at data, we will react to a 60 Minutes story or we will react to a newspaper article rather than looking to the data and seeing whether or not it supports doing something on that issue,” she said.

Buerkle’s concerns aren’t limited to federal regulators. This is the fundamental problem with bureaucracy. By the very nature of human self-interest, these agencies are constantly looking out for their own survival. The more funding they get, the more pies in which they have their fingers, the more employees that depend on them for their livelihoods, the harder it is to get rid of them. It’s less about what’s good for the American public and more about what’s good for Agency X.

With sound, principled leadership in Congress and the White House, this kind of runaway bureaucracy can be stopped in its tracks. But we haven’t had anything like that in a very long time.

184 Comments
  1. justneedaname says

    I’m voting Ann Marie Buerkle for president.

    1. Mark Brickey says

      For SURE!!!

    2. Ribert Koonce says

      So far, she’s the only woman who I would vote for. Sounds like Donald should give her a look as a running mate.

    3. Howdy Doody Conservative says

      Wait just a minute here..

    4. Howdy Doody Conservative says

      Hey…just a minute here….

  2. Jimmy Quick says

    Quit a contrast to Hillary, isn’t she?

    1. Beeotchstewie says

      I would hazard a guess she is now looking for another job as emperor Barry does not tolerate dissent, especially from a white person.

      1. Jimmy Quick says

        These evil leaders like Clinton and Obama will not go away until we put them away.

        1. Beeotchstewie says

          I am hoping President Trump will give them both some nice accommodations in Gitmo after his inauguration.

          1. Ribert Koonce says

            We can only hope

      2. wcplace says

        Knowing how the DEMONIC RATS operate I hope she has adequate life insurance!

        1. Beeotchstewie says

          Loretta Fuddy would agree, as would almost 50 Clinton detractors.

  3. 2 parrots and a dog says

    This woman is a patriot for speaking out. Bravo! I hope Trump seeks her out and allows her to join in on identifying and solving problems in government agencies.

    1. Ribert Koonce says

      I’m sure he’s going to be searching through most of those in office to see exactly where truth tellers are, and will be promoting those with integrity to higher pay grades. He is a business man after all, and REAL businesses that are in business to actually make a legitimate profit margin, don’t pay bonuses for loosing money. That would be the banking industry that plays those games.

      1. 2 parrots and a dog says

        I agree.

  4. Tiger says

    We know power has shifted to the Executive Branch and we know Congress hasn’t done a thing about it and the only reason Repugnatcans got voted in was to DO SOMETHING about it and they didn’t. That is why Trump so popular.

    I listened to the congressional hearings on refugees, illegals, the border and the Iran Deal and believe me I learned bunches but still congress does nothing, absolutely nothing and we have to remember this when they come up for elections.

    1. reylaces says

      Congress tries to sue the executive, but court after court say they have no legal standing. Only a Supreme Court judge with guts can change things…

      1. CCblogging says

        Congress could and could have defunded the left’s nonsense and they haven’t and won’t. Both the Democrat Establishment and the Republican Establishment are controlled by the NWO Globalist Elites. David Rockefeller and George Soros and a few other Globalist Elites own them. I am voting for Trump.

      2. Tiger says

        We will see.

      3. Beeotchstewie says

        Barry made sure Scalia would not be able to do that.

    2. Poppo says

      We don’t have term limits. If they do nothing their re-election chances are better if they do not irritate any of the radical groups out there. Follow the party line, make the lobbyists happy so they will donate to their re-election, sit back and enjoy the fruits of being a member of congress! Work 150 days a year (playing solitaire on your laptop), free medical, great salary, lots of staff paid for by the voters to do what has to be done, stock tips to make millions, travel around the world, pension vested after one term! Why rock the boat?

      1. Tiger says

        That is why I like Trump.

    3. furiousvet says

      Tiger is Terrific ! For more info on her ( and my ) way of thinking, go to ” thepowerhour.com” and especially listen to the replay of hour 2 of 6/8/2016 .

      1. Tiger says

        Don’t know who this woman is but it is not me. I will take a look at the site. Thanks.

        1. mac12sam12 says

          She looks like you.

          1. Tiger says

            OK

      2. Tiger says

        https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/94fe53b05505bd0ce931571984b9381e700575118ed69dd4b09c4fece2b2c4b3.jpg

        Here is me I am not her. But I like her. We have much of the same career background only I was an Army nurse who served in two wars.

  5. Beeotchstewie says

    “One of the things that just drives me insane in our agency is rather than looking at data, we will react to a 60 Minutes story or we will react to a newspaper article rather than looking to the data and seeing whether or not it supports doing something on that issue,” she said. Perfect example Climate change, the whole scheme of climate change is based on lies and is really a tool to redestribute the wealth of prosperous nations to third world shitholes who cannot produce or govern themselves in a manner that creates financial stability.

    1. reylaces says

      Could not agree more. sorry to say headlines sell, not the ability to read and think…

      1. Beeotchstewie says

        Hence the Democratic party, Just throw more and more taxpayer money at the problem, here and abroad, It is no wonder we are so far in national debt. Obama gave 750 BILLION to other countries to build and repair mosques. I ask what benefit do we get for that? Generally when monies are expended, you expect a little something good in return.

        1. chief1937 says

          Not the case for the US any more we just continue to spend monies we DO NOT have sheer madness.

          1. Beeotchstewie says

            That is what the Saudis paid Obama to do, destroy our entire economic base by eliminating the middle class. The USA has a lot of viable assets that other countries covet. It is shameful to sit here and see the lying Muslim traitor giving it all away piece by piece.

          2. furiousvet says

            Hillary just gave or sold some of our uranium assets to Russia !

          3. nevergiveup says

            That’s another shame. She has been working against this country a long time too.

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          5. Jim Freund says

            Just how does one do that on their own ?

          6. nevergiveup says

            Isn’t it a shame? Been saying from the very beginning of his inauguration that he should be removed. People weren’t awake and / or they thought, ‘first black president’ give him a chance.
            Hope they learned and don’t say that about the first woman. Pray we don’t get THAT woman, Hillary.
            Let’s not drop the ball now. Let’s get Trump in.

          7. Btty says

            I’m with you. It’s a shame idiots voted a man in as our President based on the color of his skin but that’s exactly what happened. Then add to that total voter fraud both times and we better be ready to fight that crap this time or we will have Killary as our President. Our Politicians better get ready to fight this one because the Clintons will stoop to anything to win this. God help us all.

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          9. Btty says

            You’ve been flagged!

          10. Jim Freund says

            Like i said before, too many scammers taking our money we do have. She must have been very lucky.

          11. Roy Fredrichsen says

            Gee Robin. Lori had better pray the I R S is not seeing that or she may be summoned to pay a whopper of a tax bill.

          12. Jim Freund says

            But it was not God that helped us when Mr. Clinton was in. Look at his facts, and surplus over the debt.

          13. Btty says

            How do you know God didn’t help first of all and secondly Bill Clinton was a rapist and adulterer. Killary destroyed Bills sexual conquests for more power. Quite an upstanding family. NOT.

          14. Roy Fredrichsen says

            Any Southerner could have predicted what the outcome would be when a black is in charge of anything. Barack O’Bummer has proven that prediction true.

          15. glorybe2 says

            It was obvious clear back in 1985 that the middle class was about to take a serious beating. It has nothing to do with Obama at all. Right wing politics allowed the rich to pay little or no taxes. The lower class got poorer and poorer and the burden was shifted to the middle class. Capitalism has a major defect. It can become cannibalistic and destroy any society it infests.

          16. pysco says

            You are full of it, I pay more taxes every year, 1/3 of my income goes to taxes to pay for Lazy, essholes that do nothing but complain about not getting what they think some else owes them… We owe them nothing, get off your lazy ass and work, and the government keeps importing, entitlement grabbing, illegal aliens… Seriously get the “F” out of my wallet, and take care of your own family like any responsible man..

          17. ABO says

            Just so you know, glorybe is nothing but a paid liberal troll who has been told what to post and does not even read your responses. It gets paid only when someone here responds to it, giving it the opportunity to post again.

          18. glorybe2 says

            Wrong! I am paid by no one, ever.

          19. Jim Freund says

            Only if you are one of the fortunate people who make a lot of money.

          20. pysco says

            Actually Jim, I never made alot of money, I just stuck with it, and retired from three different jobs, I still fully support three grandchildren, and becuase of tax laws I can’t use them as write offs…. However, I believe its my responsibility to take care of my family… and not take care of someone elses..

          21. glorybe2 says

            Well I worked all my life and am 71 years of age. I don’t get public support so your comments are idiotic. I push for reform because I see the horrors of neglect which many other choose to be blind to. For example the drug addiction and recent shootings in Florida will trace back to stress and poor living conditions. those of us who are a bit better off often die because of neglect of the poor. so get real. the next person to perish could easily be you or a loved one. Look at that lovely singer who was just murdered in Florida for no direct reason at all. And then last night apparently 40 gay folks were shot in a gay bar. These types of crimes do not have to happen. usually it is a drunk drive or someone high on dope. Poverty leads to drinking and drug addiction and living in poor neighborhoods causes a lot of people to buy or carry, often stolen, guns.

          22. Btty says

            Glorybe2, I disagree with your comments on Florida. It was a 29 year old man with Muslim ties that shot up the gay club. Not due to stress but due to another Fricking mussie. Your comment abut those of us who are a bit better off die because of neglect of the poor is ludicrous. Where’s your facts or is this just your delusions? The crimes in Florida was not caused by the gun. That was just the weapon of choice. It was caused by a 29 year old muslime. We have laws on the books now that if you use a gun you go to prison. PROBLEM? We have a corrupt muslime in the WH who allows the spawns of satan into our country without thorough vetting. Your going to see alot of this in our country. Corrupt President, corrupt DOJ and corrupt administration. Please try to get your facts straight.

          23. Beeotchstewie says

            But Socialism is even worse, lesser of evils. Do you want us to see the same problems they are currently experiencing in Venezuela? 149.00 US for a happy meal.

          24. Jim Freund says

            What are the prices of today through these many years of stagment wages ? Like $1000 for a set of good tires. How much are they charging these days for places to eat ? How about $100 to just walk in to the door of some place for repairs. And housing soured up in thousands since Reagan days.

          25. Jim Freund says

            That is because Reagan got bank robbed presidents to take over some of the factories that had Unions. Hired Mexicans to replace them. Cut the wages around 40% , lost our benefits, vacations, even some holidays in places that don’t want to give them now. No more pensions, like before.Now you pay for 401k, if get much. Some of those places are now parking lots after a couple of years. No one can tell me how good republicans do for us people that are not rich. But the Feds keep their own Unions, and get plenty, don’t they !

          26. glorybe2 says

            But the rich peoples’ unions aren’t touched. The AMA and the Bar Associations are thinly disguised unions with unlimited earnings for members. I just had a hand surgeon look at my hands for less than five minutes and wanted to bill my insurance company even more than the $600 he charged for that brief interview.

          27. birdman says

            you must be a liberal,i will pray for you

          28. Emma says

            obamas’ job was to create chaos, division, immorality,
            economic & racial strife.
            Well, he has, but We are AMERICA & We Will NOT go down.

          29. nevergiveup says

            Good thought! We will not go down!! Hang onto it! Spread it around!! We MUST not have Hillary or Bernie.

          30. Jim Freund says

            At least Bernie brought out most everything we needed.

          31. Beeotchstewie says

            Obama is doing all he can, with the blessing of congress, to destroy the very fabric of this nation. However, he has seriously underestimated the sleeping giant he and the Dems have awakened. Obama would never have gotten away with 10% of the destruction, scandals, and purposefully causing mayhem and racial strife if he had been a white or a Christian.

          32. Emma says

            He will be fortunate if he misses a date with the hangman.

          33. Beeotchstewie says

            That would be, hands down, the best day in the history of the USA.

          34. Emma says

            Yes, & killary as well.

          35. birdman says

            i agree,he is still around becausehe called black,but he is really a skunk 1/2 black and1/2 white and to top off the bastard is a fing muslim,just go to youtube.com and search obama,admits he is muslim

          36. Jim Freund says

            There are many different kind of Babtis also.

          37. Roy Fredrichsen says

            Have you ever noticed when any disaster strikes a foreign country, the first responder is Uncle Sucker. No other country rushes aid to ANY of those countries affected, not even the United Nations.

          38. glorybe2 says

            Responsibility, in reality, can only fall on one with the ability to respond. Our society has failed to define things properly. In the US the view is : You did this, therefore it is up to you to respond (be responsible) for this. And frankly we all know that doesn’t work and often causes more problems than it solves. for example. I know a fellow who has two children in NY. Due to computers when he takes a job the people that hire him are ordered that same day to withhold almost his entire pay. He gets about $20. per day even when working two jobs. Meanwhile he has a wife and two kids in Florida who are in really bad shape as the woman works really hard but can not get paid enough to properly support the kids even when her man gives over almost all of his $140 a week total take home pay working two jobs. The state has grabbed the two Florida kids and is not keeping them in foster homes. The wife has to use the emergency room for any needed medical care. The man is in jail as he peacefully resisted handing over his kids to the state. Figure at least $40,000 for his jail time and trial, her medical bills are substantial and the state pays a large fee to attract foster families on both kids. In essence social services has manages to turn a situation in which the couple only needed a bit of financial help into a situation that will probably cost the state a minimum of $75 K a year.

        2. furiousvet says

          Thanks, I forgot about that one. How much is his civilian ( personal ) army costing and where are they, what are they doing ? For all I know they might be the protesters at the Trump rallys !

          1. Poppo says

            A Community organizer does what a community organizer does.

          2. pysco says

            Community Organizers, just stirs up sh*t and causes chaos, they have no idea, or answers…………….. Proof is the last eight years

          3. Jim Freund says

            After Bush cut the states revenue in half. So now you have lotto in more states,and kids going around selling candy bars.

          4. Poppo says

            And the people who buy lottery tickets are those who can least afford them.

          5. Jim Freund says

            And just what is that, with all this higher tax on our properties ? My car is getting a bad beating with the holes and rough roads we never had that much years ago. Not to mention how much it cost to repair our cars.

          6. glorybe2 says

            Remember all that budget cutting that went on and all those “no new taxes” that were bragged about. When you cut budgets deeply the agencies can no longer do their jobs and that costs even more than fully funding the agencies. So yes, they slash road repair funds and your car gets pounded to death. And the workers can’t get ahead due to budget cuts so they tend to do less work and worse work as well.

          7. Poppo says

            They enable things like Ferguson, the riots in DC, the protests in NY.
            They emphasize the disparity between races, classes, income, privileges.
            They enable men to use the girls locker room, allow men to compete in girls track meets, things like that.
            The increase regulations to keep business bad, wages low, taxes high.
            They tell you that terrorists are just misguided youth that need more love.
            They explain that two “lifelong public servants” accumulation of 200 million dollars in net worth qualify the wife to be president.
            And, they repeat that Benghazi was the result of an internet video.
            Things like that.

            You know the IMPORTANT things.

          8. Poppo says

            In CO, we have a TABOR law which limits the increase in taxes.
            So, we now, instead if increased auto license taxes we pay ‘bridge fees’.
            I believe that money is placed in the general ledger, not used to pay for road or bridge improvements.
            And for property taxes, they have left the mill levy the same but increased the percentage of the real value that is taxed.
            Deep down, the Ruling Elite knows that you want more taxes and less repairs so you will feel you are contributing to society.

          9. ABO says

            Wouldn’t surprise me in the least, furiousvet. I believe that the most dangerous enemy this country has faced in many, many years is Barack Hussein Obama.

          10. Jim Freund says

            One can’t do much with a republican congress at the time, that turns down everything. Now the House !

          11. birdman says

            there can be no question the turdface had a plan from the start

          12. Poppo says

            No, mostly the Trump protestors are funded by the Clinton’s and George Soros, Barry’s personal friend and mentor.

        3. Laddyboy says

          Beeotchstewie: ‘b.h.0-bama’ and his co-conspirators are doing their best to bust America. Congress is doing NOTHING to stop them. SHAME on ALL of the OATH TAKERS in OUR government.

          1. Beeotchstewie says

            AMEN!

          2. Jim Freund says

            They get paid big money, and very good pensions. They could care less. Just like the rest of all republicans.

          3. Roy Fredrichsen says

            REPUBLICANS! All I see is democrats like Hillary and O’Bama adding to THEIR bank accounts at the expense of the taxpayers. They seem to think WE owe them to be money grabbers. because THEY are incompetent..

          4. Poppo says

            The Clinton’s, in 30 years of PUBLIC SERVICE have accidentally acquired a net worth of approximately $20,000,000.00. That is 20 million. Not bad for a couple of public servants.

        4. Poppo says

          He is campaigning for President of the NWO.

        5. Btty says

          That money just insured more decapitations of Americans, Christians and our allies. So to Obozo that’s a win win. No one steps up to stop his lunacy. Any country that does crap like that or even speaks out against us should NEVER get the benefit of our hard earned money.

        6. Emma says

          Not only democrats.
          Time for all of We The People to start reigning in these lazy self aggrandizing self serving greedy cowards in congress & senate. Check to see where yours stands on all the issues.
          Dems & Repubs.
          Check how they represent , via their voting history.
          Do they even show to vote?
          We need to remove a very LARGE percentage.
          Replace with honest Americans .
          Patriots.
          Term limits.
          Live by what you advocate & pass for citizens. Salary cuts.
          No more voting themselves raises either.
          Had any of my employees said they were giving themseves a raise , well, there’s the door.
          Where else can such a thing happen but a corrupt govt?

          1. ABO says

            Absolutely spot on, Emma. We desperately need to have a Congress that represents the people of this nation rather than their own interests and their wallets.

          2. Emma says

            You betcha!?

          3. Beeotchstewie says

            You said it Emma TERM LIMITS! Not only that but pensions. Limit them to a one for one, one year of pension for each year in office. Is there any company in the world that pays you a FAT Pension and all your health care for life after 4-6 years (one term) of service? All but about 10-15 of the 535 are just in it to fatten their portfolios. This is why I refer to DC as the District of Corruption.

          4. furiousvet says

            How about O’Bama care ? They force us to subscribe to it but they all have their own GOOD health care plans .

          5. Beeotchstewie says

            They knew they were forcing a turd down our throats and exempted themselves from it completely. That is part of implementing Communism, control control control!

          6. Emma says

            I agree with you absolutely.
            We abrogated our responsibility as American Citizens a long time ago.
            It has taken this, the occupation of our Great Republic, to shake us awake.
            Now we are, but now it is a living nightmare & it is up to US to toss this illegal occupying muslim marxist foreign regime.
            Vote TRUMP 2016
            For love of God
            Country
            Family
            A vote for Trump is a vote for AMERICA, Liberty, the Future

          7. Beeotchstewie says

            It would be so deliciously ironic if he got the flying homo treatment from the Muslims he is bringing in. Wouldn’t that be true social justice?

          8. Emma says

            Find the very HIGHEST edifice & send him sailing!!! It would be my pleasure, but I haven’t. the stamina for standing in a 10 mile or more line for the privilege. Draw straws maybe??

          9. birdman says

            there has to be term limits and a line item veto there are too many rep. and dumocrats on the tits of the gov.

        7. Gunflint Roseberg says

          Your right on the money. Bottom line, the Democratic party has outlived it’s usefulness. It is not the Democrats of our ancestors. The Dem party has been hijacked by Socialists,Muslims, Communists, & every weird off shoot group in America. A muslim terrorist is in control, the GOP RINO’s have given this jerk just about everything he wants, the military sits silent . .

          1. Beeotchstewie says

            Obama immediately began to gut the military of any and all who would oppose his satanic agenda, from day one. He recognized that well trained and patriotic Americans would be the biggest road block to his turning the USA into a third world Muslim shithole, he knew he could easily buy off all political opposition. The only thing he has not been able to do, and will not is to take away our ability to defend ourselves. If that happens, we will become like Nazi germany even more than the Dems have made us to this day.

          2. ABO says

            As I have stated on numerous occasions, I believe that by far the most dangerous enemy this nation has faced in a very long time is Barack Hussein Obama.

          3. Gunflint Roseberg says

            How many of our finest Generals have been shown the Door? Our Constitution states if Congress does not remove a Tyrant/Traitor/ sob, the Military suppose to do the job. If the Military does not do the job, it’s ultimately up to “We The People”. Now a Clear picture emerges, the urgency to remove all arms from Americans.

          4. furiousvet says

            O’Bama guts the military and meanwhile puts together his own ” civilian ” army . I read awhile ago they had their first graduation class of “his” army. Very secretive .
            Where are they, who are they, never heard of where the recruitment office was or is , what are they doing ? I suspect maybe they are being used to disrupt the Trump meetings . If you will notice the signs the protesters are useing are all professional made .

          5. Beeotchstewie says

            look up UN Strong Cities Initiative. I think that is his baby.

    2. ABO says

      Excellent post, Stewie. well stated and accurate. Thank you.

      1. Beeotchstewie says

        Thanks!

    3. Robert Cruder says

      Climate change was described in the 1880s by National Geographic and Scientific American. The claim that it was invented recently evidences not just great ignorance but also great fear. HUGE effort to memorize and repeat what is not true is less frightening than admitting that they were wrong. In housecleaning I am finding Scientific American issues from the 1970s. Are any of you pretend experts brave enough to read them?

      1. ABO says

        Climate change has been occurring on this planet since the planet was first formed. You have, in an attempt to promote your agenda, ignored that fact. The current hysteria being promoted by the likes of Al Gore and Obama claims that climate change is invariably caused by atmospheric pollution produced by humans. The truth, just in case you’re interested, is that climate change has been occurring since long before there were humans arrived and even after humans inhabited the planet they weren’t driving cars or producing industrial pollutants until relatively recent times. If you buy Gore’s or Obama’s claims that they will save us all from climate change by limiting co2 emmissions, you have bought the hoax, hook, line and sinker. This is about government control, not concern for the environment. Consider for a moment Obama’s go to guy on environmental issues, Bill Nye, “the science guy” Give me a break. Try thinking it through for a change rather than just taking someone’s word as undeniable fact.

    4. Gail says

      So is the abortion issue . It was based on false data as to how many women had gotten botched up abortions at that time . They naturally padded the number . I pray we can shut these people down . There is hope ! NC has voted the first incumbent out . And it is going to be that way all over America. I got racked over the coals by a women because I said we should vote all of the incumbents out . She said we have some wonderful people still trying to help America in the senate / congress. Only a handful and I can name them on one hand and have fingers left . If their were people in these positions helping we would have been rid of Obama and our country would not be invaded by illegals . He is now sending Syrians to at least 8 military bases so our military can babysit them . Get this remember our military on these bases are not allowed to have guns Courtesy of Bill Clinton . Remember Fort Hood etc. Yea he is sending them there to start killing our servicemen and women

    5. Gunflint Roseberg says

      No more research, no data, no statistics, no proof… Just read the Saturday night tabloid or the liberal gossip news media & run with it………. This is what 8 years of O’Stupid brought to America.

      1. Beeotchstewie says

        And not ONE thing he brought to us was good for this country in any way, shape, or form.

  6. kilfincelt says

    At last, a little honesty in government.

  7. chief1937 says

    No truer words were ever spoken. Our government has grown too large and powerful due mostly to the inaction of congress. Time to limit federal authority and place it back to the states.

  8. Jackie says

    Ms. Buerkle realizes the situation with our government. The executive branch is top heavy with power. It certainly is not concerned about the American public and what we think or for what we need. It is all about the power and the New World Order.

  9. CCblogging says

    The government has to much power?? Whud thunk it?

  10. RLK says

    Great article! We have to elect people that will pare down the size of the government.

  11. furiousvet says

    Her colleagues go to the hill asking for more money ? When will they understand that our country is bankrupt, 20 trillion dollars in debt ?Where is the money coming from that they want ? Borrow it from China, Saudi Arabia or one of the many other countries that mostly hate us ? Did their parents ever teach them to live within their means ? This is why Trump has so much support, the citizens are fed up with irrisponsible people running the government . How much is O’Bamas civilian ( personal ) army costing ? Where are they, what are they doing, how much is it costing, why aren’t they controlling the vicious disruptive protesters at the recent political meetings ? Time for a change, any change !

    1. AKLady2015 says

      King Bush II started two wars, paid for them with a line of credit from the Bank of China.

      Income taxes must go back to the levels thst were in place to pay for WW II.

      Also, Americans need to fix the problems they have created.
      Government cannot fix them for you,

      You want more jobs — Stop buying foreign goods.
      You want less debt — Stop buying foreign goods.
      Government funding comes mainly from income taxes.

      If you want a healthy military, stop sending money to Asia and India.
      If you want less debt, stop sending money to Asia and China.
      If you want less people on foodstamps ….
      If you want less people on unemployment ….

      “We the People” made the problem.
      “We the People” are the only ones that can fix it.

      1. furiousvet says

        You keep saying ” you did this ” ” you did that ” like it’s me ! If you want to put it that way , look in the mirror and talk to yourself ! It’s not us, it’s the politicians in government that are making deals with the foreign governments allowing them to undersell our companies and putting more hardships on our companies . Watch and before long you will see products coming from Cuba ! Don’t blame me for it, blame O’Bama . Have you heard anything about O’Bamas civilian army ? Where are they, what are they doing, where is the enlistment office, how much more is it adding to the national debt ? I wonder if the democrats are useing them to disrupt the Trump meetings . .

        1. AKLady2015 says

          I do not buy foreign goods.
          What you buy is your choice.

          1. furiousvet says

            All I can say is it’s impossible not to buy something foreign. The computer you are useing is not made in the USA !

          2. Howdy Doody Conservative says

            Don’t waste time on the TROLL AK. Suspect that it could be an islamist male…

          3. Paul Dean says

            And the AKLady is the trollmaster.

          4. AKLady2015 says

            Thank you for the compliment.

          5. AKLady2015 says

            Wow!
            Thank you for the advertising.

          6. AKLady2015 says

            Thank you for the advertising.

          7. AKLady2015 says

            Wrong.
            My computer is made in America.
            You simply have to work at finding a supplier.
            You have an Internet connection, use it.

          8. furiousvet says

            What’s the name of it ? I’d like to buy one .

          9. AKLady2015 says

            Gateway has a plant in Nashville, TN. It opened in 2006.
            Dell has had a plant in Nashville since 1999.
            Dell also has a plant in North Carolina.
            MPC and Union Built PC are made in the USA.
            Quanta is also located in Nashville.

          10. mac12sam12 says

            So your computer is made in America? My MacBook Pro would cost $8,000 if it was American made. You buy foreign goods.

          11. AKLady2015 says

            My computer is made in America.

        2. ABO says

          Very well stated and correct, furiousvet but AKL is far, far too myopic and utterly unable to think for herself to understand any of it. She probably won’t even read it but will respond with some one of her little clichés and go right back to blaming the American people.

          1. furiousvet says

            She starts her comment with ” king Bush ” so you know where she is coming from . She’s obviously a democratic fanatic that supports Hillary and their continued attempt to destroy our country and much of the rest of the world . If you want proof go to ” the powerhour.com ” and listen to the replay of hour 2 of 6-8-2016 .

          2. ABO says

            She’s a paid liberal troll, furiousvet. She actually gets paid to post her sewage here.
            Last I heard, they pay something around 8 cents per post so she’s got a career that fits her intellect perfectly.

          3. AKLady2015 says

            Why do you need to tell this lie?
            Why do you embarrass yourself this way?
            Why do you believe it is acceptable to lie?
            Why do you believe it is acceptable to repeat lies?

          4. AKLady2015 says

            Assume, assume, assume.
            I am not a Democrat.

          5. furiousvet says

            Sorry I insulted you, you sounded like one in a few of your words .

          6. AKLady2015 says

            Your did not insult me, you damaged yourself.

          7. AKLady2015 says

            Thank you.
            You have proven my points.

          8. ABO says

            My point was that you are a myopic liberal idiot. Thank you for admitting it.

        3. AKLady2015 says

          YOU elect Congress.
          Do a better job next time.

          The AmeriCorps/Vista around since the 1960s

          Apparently, you did not pay attention.

          1. furiousvet says

            There’s an old saying, ” whoever owns the voteing machines decides who gets elected ” .

          2. AKLady2015 says

            We the People do not elect a President.
            We the People have nevee elected a President.

            We the People cannot elect a President —
            the Constitution does not permit us to do so.

            Learn how your government functions instead of embarassing yourself before thw world. Begin with the Electoral College.

      2. Paul Dean says

        Aahhhh…the bullshyt AKLady is back. And back to blaming Bush again. PLEASE move to a nice socialist country where you will be happier. Try Cuba, Russia or China!

        1. AKLady2015 says

          PLEASE do a better job of picking people to sen to Washington. YOU elect Congress.

      3. mac12sam12 says

        Obama has borrowed more from the bank of China than Bush, twice as much in fact.

        1. AKLady2015 says

          Congress does the barrowing.
          You elect Congress.
          Suggest you do a better job of selecting next time.
          Until then learn how your government actually works.

          1. ABO says

            I thought we were talking borrowing not barrowing. Suggest you do a better job of spelling simple words next time.

          2. AKLady2015 says

            Sugest you look up DYSLEXIA.

            Then explain why you believe it is acceptable to harass someone with a disability.

          3. ABO says

            Oh, a new excuse. What the old one didn’t work or did you just wear it out???

          4. mac12sam12 says

            Who has the final signature??? HELLLLOOOOO!!!!

          5. AKLady2015 says

            Congress c an override a veto.

            HELLLLOOOOO!!!!

          6. mac12sam12 says

            Obama has the final signature therefore he’s responsible. HELLLLLOOO!! I see his lead from behind philosophy has worked on you because in your world, obama’s perfect. You are the worst party hack i’ve ever communicated with.

  12. ToniStimmel says

    The worst part of this is that it’s news to anybody, especially voters.

    The so-called 2 Parties both encourage this. I say so-called because the GOP is owned and operated by the demoncrats and have been for a good while.

    Someone this AM said if the GOP got behind Trump he would set them back a generation. I say that’s not far enough, it’s been more than two generations since the GOP has fought anything remotely resembling a war against liberalism, they only fought one real battle in the last generation, the Clinton/Gore TAX on Social Security, they lost as the minority party but did ZERO when they became to majority party. I do not count Show’n’Cave performances as battles.

    1. AKLady2015 says

      People do pay taxes on Social Security Benefits.

      1. ToniStimmel says

        That’s what I said. They, as the minority party, fought and lost, Gore broke the tie in the Senate vote, and then when they took over as the majority party in the midterms they never even proposed to repeal it.

        1. ABO says

          Her reading comprehension is sadly lacking Toni. Along with the fact that she is a full time liberal troll.

          1. ToniStimmel says

            I think you may have captured her.

          2. ABO says

            I’ve been reading her vast fabrications for several years now, here and on various other sites. She’s at the point now where her lies and her outlandish stories are catching up with her and often she can’t remember what she said previously or what stories she told about certain things so she doesn’t easily fool anyone anymore. Her little games don’t work anymore. She just comes across as a typical troll which as it happens is what she is. One would almost feel sorry for her but she has brought it on herself with her deceitful ways and her obfuscation toward others. So…

  13. R. T. says

    That means the Government is getting to big and Congress is buzzy making new laws that are already on the books 2 or 3 times and ignored anyway !!

  14. mary griffin says

    Obama is positioning himself to be head of the United nations. He has United Nation force on America soil and ready if there are riots because of he gets elected. I had a military gentleman tell me on a base were they normally train special forces are military force that are not allowed to miss with others on base. They talk several different languages. It’s all very hush hush. They have been told do not ask about the new recruits.

    1. AKLady2015 says

      Learn how your government functions.
      A President may only serve two terms.

  15. Alleged Comment says

    Not only do you have too much illegal power but you are also being waay overpaid and why they print money like crazy.

  16. Terry Russell says

    constitutionally there not legal only congress can write and pass law for america not the agencys , write a regulation and post it in the federal register and 30 days its law , SHOW ME WHERE IN THE CONSTITUTION THIS IS LEGAL !

    1. AKLady2015 says

      Learn the difference between laws and regulations.
      Congress passes laws.
      Agencies write regulations to uniformly apply those laws.
      The Courts decide whether the laws and/or regulation is COnstitutional.

      1. ringostarr1 says

        AKLady 2015, there you go again confusing your Russian spelling and grammar with English usage.

        1. AKLady2015 says

          Are you stamping your feet to go with the screaming?
          Temper, temper …
          You need to practice more,
          you have not yet gotten the adult part down.

  17. disqus_7KiKMOOd1L says

    As one who mostly votes for the GOP, it is disturbing that the ‘shift’ away from the legislative branch to the executive has mostly occurred with Republicans in control of Congress. Cowards are afraid to rein in Obama because the media will call them ‘racist’. Anything but THAT for those chicken-s__ts.

  18. Terry Russell says

    BUT THE REGS BECOME LAW SO WHERE IS CONGRESS ?

    1. ABO says

      Good question, WHERE THE HELL IS CONGRESS? I believe you’ll find them filling their pockets at our expense.

  19. USAnowMSAsadly says

    Tic….tic….tic….tic………………Poof!

  20. Howdy Doody Conservative says

    The SHEEPLE are so brainwashed and plugged into the O’bamedia that it’s downright frightening. It’s equally scary that the sheeple are so disconnected to reality that there could be something like a Killery..really?! (Bernie and Trumph are another bad dream)There needs to be a convention of states and this CENTRAL government needs to be returned to it’s intended purpose…

    1. ringostarr1 says

      And Hillary, Bernie, Obama, Bill, Bloomberg, Trump, and every conceivable political Rent Seeker will be waiting in line at the door of your convention with their big fat hands outstretched.

  21. C6Vette says

    Incredible, a high level Government Employee admitting to what we already knew! The RINOs and Libturds are only worried about what’s in it for ME? Not worried about the amount of OUR MONEY they are spending! The Politicians on both sides (if that still exists) are only worried about how much money they can put into their own Bank Accounts! Congress today is the most corrupt I have ever seen and do not care about the very people that put them there! The ONLY 2 Parties left in Congress are the “Haves” and “Have Nots”, not Democrat nor Republican! This is evident by the way the GOP is treating the one person we want in power, they want one that will keep the CASH FLOWING toward themselves!

    Nam Combat Vet
    “Live Free ir Die”
    “Freedom is Not Free”

  22. Anonymous American says

    Why does the American people like Killary Rodham so much, because they love corruption.

  23. Loving America says

    The Only Reason that Hillary beat Sanders at this point is that the Women of America wanted to be a Big Part in saying they Voted For the first Woman President and of cours everyone knows why HItler Hillary wanted to be the President so she be the “Big Wig”. I tell You Americans that other Countries Do
    Not Approve Of Her and especially their beliefs are that women should not and would run a Country….So Guess What? If You All put her into the Presidential Office America has never seen the
    hell that is going to go on….they will not go along with anything she says or does and they will laugh and scourn her until she dies or quits! If America would have adopted half of the concern for Our Children and Family like Foreign Countries did and still does We would not have the problems We have

    and Women would of stayed home and raised and disciplined their Children and Men would have made the provided for the Family Funds…..Oh No Now We pay the Price for Not Doing It! This Halfwitted idea
    of putting a Woman in as President will never work for Americans since she could not even behave and
    take care of her own Home Problems with Bill, she failed Our Country killing Americans in the Military
    and Fellow Americans that were in Benghazi, she kissed Obamas tailend through it All Since He was her Boss and she did everything he told her he wanted done….including the killing of Benlaudin, She
    is guilty of doing her own thing about the Email Server…she wanted it, she had the Aides to install it,and
    then acted like she did not know or have a part in it all…again her Boss Obama okayed that too and that is how it all works like it or not…..NOW what are You All going to do if she gets elected and her “Familiar Ways which are criminally evident all her days in all her jobs and government job suddenly becomes evident that she is a dictator and a real awful criminal that cannot be removed from Office like
    Obama is today until her Term is up and in the meantime like with Obamas We have to wait it all out to
    arrest her and hang her for Treason? The Rest of Us in America does not want this to ever happen

    again since We the People have gone through it all with Obama for 8 years! give Trump the chance to be President..he is a true blue born American with Christian Values, he is outspoken, he is intolerant
    as the rest of Us with the illegal immigration being shoved onto Us, he is sick of the High taxes, he is not liking the dictator in the Oval Office and his illegal Law writing and the rubbing shoulders with Our Enemies and Shoving Our Allies Away from america! We also have to say taht Dictator Obama is still trying to shove his Agenda down Our throats to takeover and ruin America and believe Hitler Hillary is just an “extension” to his failed Project of Destroying Our Country. Obama will trail after Hitler Hillary and give her her Orders “When and How He wants her time in Office to go and Soros wil pay for it all!
    Better Not vote For Hillary in Novemeber and God Willing She will Not lLast until then to make America worse than it is!

    big Wig”

  24. pysco says

    Let them endorse her, they need to read about the deals during Bill Clinton’s Presidency where a Chinese Communist arms dealer was allowed to import tens of thousands of AK-47, and SKS’s into the US in exchange for campaign donations……… Now the hypocritical b*tch wants to confiscate the arms of honest citizens… Go ahead all you gun grabbers read about it, if you have the balls….

  25. Irene Elizabeth Grooms says

    The only way i think is they can destroy our CONSTITUTION. Maybe our 2nd amendment

  26. Irene Elizabeth Grooms says

    WE SHOULD FIGHT FOR OUR FREEDOM NO MATTER WHAT MATTER WHAT THIS ADMINISTRATION DOES TO THE TRUE AMERICANS.

  27. Roy says

    I have to wonder who appointed this woman to her job? It could not possibly have been Obama. This woman is waaaay to conservative in her outlook to survive the Demonrat vetting process. And she is absolutely correct. Left unchecked, government is like a black hole – it sucks in more and more money and grows exponentially, consuming anything and everything in its path. And that voracious appetite is unquenchable. The best thing one can do is limit its monetary intake like limiting the amount of food consumed by a morbidly obese person.

  28. Jim Freund says

    Yeah ! Just what we need, more automatics with the loop holes in these bills.

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