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Wed Oct 9, 2019, 12:04 PM

Rep. Mark Pocan tweet about preventing Federal officials from communicating with Congress


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Reply Rep. Mark Pocan tweet about preventing Federal officials from communicating with Congress (Original post)
yaesu Wednesday OP
The Velveteen Ocelot Wednesday #1
lagomorph777 Wednesday #16
RVN VET71 Wednesday #19
fleur-de-lisa Wednesday #2
yaesu Wednesday #4
CrispyQ Wednesday #3
woodsprite Wednesday #5
jayschool2013 Wednesday #11
pecosbob Wednesday #6
yaesu Wednesday #8
MagickMuffin Wednesday #7
blogslut Wednesday #9
lagomorph777 Wednesday #17
Cartaphelius Wednesday #10
AJT Wednesday #12
Chellee Wednesday #20
Cartaphelius Thursday #29
flibbitygiblets Wednesday #15
lagomorph777 Wednesday #18
ancianita Wednesday #13
ancianita Wednesday #14
Hermit-The-Prog Wednesday #21
ancianita Wednesday #22
NewJeffCT Wednesday #24
ancianita Wednesday #25
ancianita Wednesday #26
geralmar Wednesday #23
magicarpet Wednesday #27
gibraltar72 Wednesday #28

Response to yaesu (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 12:06 PM

1. I didn't know that law was on the books! That's awesome!

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 02:14 PM

16. Ruh-roh! Dock Trump's pay! And all of his henchmen!

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #16)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 02:59 PM

19. Would be nice, but the Dems haven't the stomach fo it.

I'm hoping they'll get some huevos, but they've always found a way to avoid action that might disturb the GOP overmuch.

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Response to yaesu (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 12:08 PM

2. Kick

The rich MAGAts in the WH won't care, so start fining them $10,000 per day and then jail their asses.

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 12:11 PM

4. yep, plus they can find enough dummies in the us to fund a go fund me for their poor fellow fascists

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Response to yaesu (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 12:10 PM

3. The GOP is playing for keeps. The dems need to use every tool they have! -nt

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Response to yaesu (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 12:11 PM

5. Maybe Sugar Daddy Vlad will cover the paychecks. nt

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Response to woodsprite (Reply #5)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 01:15 PM

11. Laundered through the NRA

of course.

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Response to yaesu (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 12:13 PM

6. One would hope this encompasses access to government provided travel and lodging

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Response to pecosbob (Reply #6)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 12:15 PM

8. yes, good point, lets hope, and funds for security. nt

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Response to yaesu (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 12:13 PM

7. Prohibit their funds


Sounds reasonable to me.

Why should they be allowed to collect a government paycheck when they are subverting the Constitution, after all We the People are paying their salaries.

CUT THEM OFF!!!

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Response to yaesu (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 12:20 PM

9. Yep. Signed into law by Big Boy himself

https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-joint-resolution/31/text

Sec. 713. No part of any appropriation contained in this or any other Act shall be available for the payment of the salary of any officer or employee of the Federal Government, who—

(1) prohibits or prevents, or attempts or threatens to prohibit or prevent, any other officer or employee of the Federal Government from having any direct oral or written communication or contact with any Member, committee, or subcommittee of the Congress in connection with any matter pertaining to the employment of such other officer or employee or pertaining to the department or agency of such other officer or employee in any way, irrespective of whether such communication or contact is at the initiative of such other officer or employee or in response to the request or inquiry of such Member, committee, or subcommittee; or

(2) removes, suspends from duty without pay, demotes, reduces in rank, seniority, status, pay, or performance or efficiency rating, denies promotion to, relocates, reassigns, transfers, disciplines, or discriminates in regard to any employment right, entitlement, or benefit, or any term or condition of employment of, any other officer or employee of the Federal Government, or attempts or threatens to commit any of the foregoing actions with respect to such other officer or employee, by reason of any communication or contact of such other officer or employee with any Member, committee, or subcommittee of the Congress as described in paragraph (1).


*note* I think I have the correct link to the law. I could be wrong.

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Response to blogslut (Reply #9)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 02:15 PM

17. Wait - are you telling me that Trump didn't read the whole bill,

before he got his big crayon out and signed it?

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Response to yaesu (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 12:33 PM

10. Opps. No more pay checks

for all traitors to the Constitution and the Rule of Law like Barr, Pumpeo, WH attorneys, WH Cabinet members. The utilities or supplies for their specific agency's, should be cut off as the people's money should not be used to support their terrorism. And any and all payments for the employment of any "attorney's" committed, by their complicity furthering, endorsing lawlessness, to the destruction of the Constitution and the Rule of Law should also be denied as a fraudulent waste of the General Treasury. Lastly, all Federal Benefits due to any and all of the Federal Employee who refuse to cooperate, as their oath of office mandates, should be immediately forfeit when they fail to support the House Investigation. Restoration of said benefits is a possibility depending upon their level of criminality determined after a complete and fulsome sworn testimony to the HOUSE. This should apply to Trump Supporters in the House and in the Senate for the same reasons and with the added recourse of expulsion.

A law securing the "super-secret server", for review by the House should be passed immediately.

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Response to Cartaphelius (Reply #10)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 01:26 PM

12. Oh, they'll get "paid". The outrage on the right will be used to fund them.

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Response to AJT (Reply #12)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 03:01 PM

20. On the bright side,

the more that they "gofundme" Pompeo's paycheck, the less they'll have to spend on Senatorial campaign reelection funds. Most MAGAts are not rolling in dough. They will donate to the biggest outrage, and then they won't have any left for the things that don't make as much noise. This could kind of be a win-win.

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Response to Chellee (Reply #20)

Thu Oct 10, 2019, 08:28 AM

29. Chellee, I like your thinking!


Red necks and Christians spending all their spare change on
Doughald Trump instead of opiods and beer! Genius!

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Response to Cartaphelius (Reply #10)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 02:04 PM

15. Wiouldn't this include Dotard himself? He's tehnically an employee/officer of the Fed, no?

Good God that would chap his cheap dimply arse.

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Response to flibbitygiblets (Reply #15)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 02:15 PM

18. AbsoLUTELY!

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Response to yaesu (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 01:40 PM

13. I cannot WAIT to see if Rachel covers this tonight. It needs national media amplification.

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Response to yaesu (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 02:00 PM

14. Now that right there is law enforcement!

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Response to yaesu (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 04:14 PM

21. the letter (image) a bit larger ...

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Response to yaesu (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 04:19 PM

22. Wait. Who's empowered to officially direct the U.S. Treasury to stop the paychecks? SCOTUS? Pelosi?

The Treasury doesn't have a track record of upholding law, so I'm wondering if this law can really be enforced.

Or if the Treasury would obey a ruling by SCOTUS.

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Response to ancianita (Reply #22)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 04:35 PM

24. The House supposedly has the power of the purse

but, I don't know how that works with Treasury

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Response to NewJeffCT (Reply #24)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 04:38 PM

25. Right. I'm not talking about budgeting. I'm talking about the OP law on paychecks.

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Response to NewJeffCT (Reply #24)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 04:40 PM

26. This one from blogslut.

Sec. 713. No part of any appropriation contained in this or any other Act shall be available for the payment of the salary of any officer or employee of the Federal Government, who—

(1) prohibits or prevents, or attempts or threatens to prohibit or prevent, any other officer or employee of the Federal Government from having any direct oral or written communication or contact with any Member, committee, or subcommittee of the Congress in connection with any matter pertaining to the employment of such other officer or employee or pertaining to the department or agency of such other officer or employee in any way, irrespective of whether such communication or contact is at the initiative of such other officer or employee or in response to the request or inquiry of such Member, committee, or subcommittee; or

(2) removes, suspends from duty without pay, demotes, reduces in rank, seniority, status, pay, or performance or efficiency rating, denies promotion to, relocates, reassigns, transfers, disciplines, or discriminates in regard to any employment right, entitlement, or benefit, or any term or condition of employment of, any other officer or employee of the Federal Government, or attempts or threatens to commit any of the foregoing actions with respect to such other officer or employee, by reason of any communication or contact of such other officer or employee with any Member, committee, or subcommittee of the Congress as described in paragraph (1).

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Response to yaesu (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 04:49 PM

27. Step by step by step,...


Bye bye, Democracy,...

Hello Fascism.

Are we there yet ?

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Response to yaesu (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 05:18 PM

28. Time to go to the mattresses.

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