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snerd
04-12-2012, 09:04
Again, Congress is irrelevant and this regime does what they want to. Amazing.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is allowing U.S. funds to flow to the West Bank and Gaza despite a hold by House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairwoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., a rare display of executive-branch authority that angered the key lawmaker concerned about protecting her congressional oversight role.

A State Department official said that a letter was delivered on Tuesday to key members of Congress informing them of Clinton's decision to move forward with the $147 million package of the fiscal year 2011 economic support funds for the Palestinian people, despite Ros-Lehtinen's hold. Administrations generally do not disburse funding over the objections of lawmakers on relevant committees........

http://www.nationaljournal.com/nationalsecurity/clinton-overrules-republican-lawmaker-s-hold-on-palestinian-aid-20120411

Skyhook
04-12-2012, 10:02
Old 'We Are The President' Hillary lives.

Our elite Democrat/Socialists are ruling by fiat and 'deeming' things almost as often as Boss Zero is getting his wishes granted by regulations via rogue outfits like the EPA.

If congress possessed 'jewels' this crap would be arrested.

JBnTX
04-12-2012, 10:14
First the government gives weapons to Mexican drug cartels and
now they want to give money to terrorists.

Whose side are they on?

:steamed:

FL Airedale
04-12-2012, 10:27
Hillary works for Obama. You can blame her but he is calling the shots.

LoadToadBoss
04-12-2012, 10:32
If the funds are "on hold," then where are they in the government's banking system? Have those funds been released to the State Department or is she diverting funds from other approved appropriations as an end-run around Congress?

Skyhook
04-12-2012, 11:35
Hillary works for Obama. You can blame her but he is calling the shots.

This I believe.

Many times I have looked up from my reading to the TV to see Hillary appear as though she had been 'rode hard & put away wet'. Sometimes I have seen people who are forced into doing things they know to be wrong look like that.

One might actually sympathize with her.. a little.:whistling:

aircarver
04-12-2012, 11:42
"Congress..... We don't need no steenkin' Congress" .......:shocked:

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Mass10mm
04-12-2012, 12:04
If Ros-Lehtinen doesn't like it, she has access to the court system just like everybody else. Short of filing papers, she's just whining.

oldman11
04-12-2012, 12:04
Again, Congress is irrelevant and this regime does what they want to. Amazing.
That is "we don't care what Congress says, we don't care what the people want, we are going to do what we want". This is the first step to tyranny and a dictatorship. Their true colors are showing. The Constitution says "We the people", not "I Obama and cohorts".

snerd
04-12-2012, 13:57
That is "we don't care what Congress says, we don't care what the people want, we are going to do what we want". This is the first step to tyranny and a dictatorship. Their true colors are showing. The Constitution says "We the people", not "I Obama and cohorts".
I hold responsible this hamstrung Congress that doesn't seem to know how to file charges of anything on anybody. Maybe it all is just a dog & pony show for us stupid masses. They think these "hearings" will placate us while they laugh and party behind closed doors. I'm beginning to wonder.......

JK-linux
04-12-2012, 14:12
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