Glenn Beck: The SEC is no longer subject to the Freedom of Information Act

Beck says that Fox Business’s FOIA request was recently denied by the SEC citing that the new Financial Regulation Law that just passed has exempted them from being subject to FOIAs. This is incredible. The SEC wields a ton of power and now they don’t have to answer to the people.

Sounds like we’re on the road to a dictatorship.

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  • Smokey1977

    Comrade Obama must collapse the economy to initiate riots from welfare recipients and other receiving a government checks.

  • So now the fed gets no audits and the sec does not have to comply with the law, in other words your money is their money, and that's just the way it is. All people should be writing and phoning the congres and tell them to repeal this statute now, or there will be Heck to pay.

  • KeninMontana

    Ironic is it not,that the most secretive organization in our government, the NSA, under law is required to respond to and obey the FOIA. However the Federal Reserve and now the SEC are exempted? Doesn't sound at all like a grab for financial control of the country now does it? (That last question was sarcasm for our lower brow guests.Just to make sure they get it.)

  • this cannot be allowed to stand.

    repealing this legislation is just important as repealing Obamacare.

  • 1. The DOFUJ is “dragging its feet” (read REFUSING) to act upon the specific law requiring expedited measures to assure a DEFENDER OF OUR REPUBLIC'S right to VOTE in these mid-terms…

    2. The unSEC being made “exempt” from ALL public inquiry (and even judicial investigation)

    3. The DOFUJ utter REFUSAL to even hear cases against “people of color”

    4. ACORNT&T being “cleared” and REFUNDED… in spite of horrendously solid evidence of multi-level, multi-tiered racketeering and corruption, INCLUDING VAST VOTER FRAUD




    Come November, or high water… this WILL BE DEALT WITH.

    CM Sackett

  • libertarianwoman

    Folks we are that ' ' close to ending as a republic. If you can say we are even now a republic. November and 2012 are the last two opportunities we have.

    Then what?

    Anyone here sign up for Beck's Insider Extreme? You need to. Read the Weather Undergrounds manifesto.

  • libertarianwoman

    CM, you need to start up your blog again!

  • …you are most kind.

    I'm working on supporting various entities and sites that currently have better resources/finances (like this great work from RS), some with research… all with participating as cogently, clearly, and fact-based TRUTHFULLY as possible.

    But maybe someday, soon (I'm actually thinking of doing daily vid-casts on news, history and Constitutional items of importance for the day/news…).


  • Jaynie59

    It's worse than a dictatorship.

    Bureaucrats answer to no one and dictators die eventually.

  • jay28elle

    I'm not surprised. You surprised? Shouldn't be.

  • bfunk221

    Hail Obama! Should I goose-step like we did for other dictators, or should I just do that hand salute we did for Caesar?

  • bfunk221

    Like Glenn said, we can't get violent, though. We're also close to having a breakthrough. ^_^

  • libertarianwoman

    To Bfunk: Yeah I know. It's so hard!! Just kidding. I am not advocating violence by any means. If we lose this republic we'll just have a very long road to rebuild and like Glenn said it may be our children who succeed.

    RS – I have trouble replying to posts.

  • MikeDD66

    Now Obama can use the SEC to shut down political opponents businesses that he disagrees with for “irregularities” and you wont even be able to ask why.. America is over an the Banana Republic has formed , i cant wait until the riots start

  • Dabbo

    Go to the SEC site and see what is still posted before it disappears….I don't know how to do a screenshot.

  • christopher

    Can you smell it?….. Good ol communism.

  • Dabbo

    I saved some of the text in an email :

    The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), which can be found in Title 5 of the United States Code, section 552, was enacted in 1966 and provides that any person has the right to request access to federal agency records or information. All agencies of the United States government are required to disclose records upon receiving a written request for them, except for those records that are protected from disclosure by the nine exemptions and three exclusions of the FOIA. This right of access is enforceable in court.

    What are the 9 exemtions and 3 exclusions???

  • dabbo

    Found them:

    Nine Exemptions

    Exemption One: Classified national defense and foreign relations information.
    Exemption Two: Internal agency personnel rules and practices.
    Exemption Three: Information that is prohibited from disclosure by another federal law.
    Exemption Four: Trade secrets and commercial or financial information obtained from a person that is privileged or confidential.
    Exemption Five: Inter-agency or intra-agency memoranda or letters that are protected by legal privileges.
    Exemption Six: Personnel, medical, financial, and similar files the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy.
    Exemption Seven: Certain types of information compiled for law enforcement purposes.
    Exemption Eight: Records that are contained in or related to examination, operating, or condition reports prepared by, on behalf of, or for the use of any agency responsible for the regulation or supervision of financial institutions.
    Exemption Nine: Geological and geophysical information and data, including maps, concerning wells.

    Three Exclusions

    (c)(1) Exclusion: Subject of a criminal investigation or proceeding is unaware of the existence of records concerning the pending investigation or proceeding and disclosure of such records would interfere with the investigation or proceeding.
    (c)(2) Exclusion: Informant records maintained by a criminal law enforcement agency and the individual's status as an informant is not known.
    (c)(3) Exclusion: Existence of FBI foreign intelligence, counterintelligence or international terrorism records are classified fact.

  • dabbo

    Must be trusty ol exemption 3… the FOIA is that easy to get around. How disgraceful.

  • williamm

    I save a lot of pages using IE by clicking on PAGE at top next to tools. Yours may be different. If you see PAGE, click the down arrow then save as ,then you will see Web Archive, single file MHT I Save a lot of Web Pages that way. It works about 90% of the time.

  • KeninMontana

    Easiest way to do a screenshot with windows is to press PrtScrn/SysRq button on your keyboard then open paint,click the edit tab for the drop down and select paste then you can save it. You will have to do a couple of screenshots to get an entire page if the page requires you to scroll to see the entire page.

  • xlogic1013

    This is very bad news indeed. Not only does this make SEC held unaccountable by us, it could lead us in the near future of another financial collapse. Remember that this is the same agency that missed Bernie Madoff and some of their employees were caught looking at porn sites during work hours, on our dime. I am just disgusted! I hope there will be someone who will challenge this in court.


  • Girlzone04

    Governmental transparency is gone. GONE. The government can now SHUT YOU DOWN and not respond to you questions as to 'why' or 'what did i do to get shut down'? They can JUST DO IT! America use to be 'We the People' not 'We the Government'. What happened to Obama's transparency?

    Seriously, I'm afraid. Obama is our new dictator and he has to go!

  • Actually, Mike (who posted above) hit the bulls-eye.

    Remember, the SCOTUS' ruling on campaign financing (that the current occupant harraigned in his “Statist View Of The Union” blah blah)?

    This was SPECIFICALLY crafted and inserted into an utterly unrelated piece of sh#… er, I mean (no, that's what I mean. But you know what those on Crapitall Hill call it), to serve as a GUN TO THE HEAD OF EVERY SINGLE, SOLITARY BUSINESS BACKER of ANY OPPOSING CANDIDATE… OR IDEOLOGY.


    This is the communist/socialist/statist/progressive/nazi way of being able to say, “Go ahead, MAKE MY DAY!”


    CM Sackett

  • IsThisAllReal

    Look this is just the beginning. Soon all departments will be able to reject request. But think about it it is a program that was born out of government corruption in the 60's. And in good government behavior, they put the policing powers in the government. So the government oversees the government using FOIA. How useful was FOIA anyway. They let some things out sure, but there is a lot more that doesn't leave a directors office. When they fix this, they should make FOIA a non-governmental program (business) available directly to the public as a paralegal service and not a program in the government. It should be provided by private sector employees and not feds.