Levin: This damn government so out of control it’s disgusting!

Politico reports today that Democrat Rep. Chris Van Hollen is suing the FEC to disclose anonymous donors that contributed to independent groups which in turn supported mostly Republicans:

Maryland Democratic Rep. Chris Van Hollen is suing the Federal Election Commission in an effort to force disclosure of anonymous donations to the types of independent groups that during the midterm elections spent millions of dollars on advertising that largely favored Republicans.

Van Hollen’s lawsuit, filed Thursday in federal court in Washington, challenges FEC regulations that allow nonprofit groups to shield their donors while airing ads known as “electioneering communications,” which don’t expressly urge votes for or against a candidate.



Levin says this is nothing more than an attempt for the Obama administration to bully those who stand against him and his statist policies, by taking away any federal contracts they may have and giving them to more friendly organizations. They claim it’s in the name of transparency but we know better.

Levin emphatically states “this damn government is so out of control it’s not even funny. It’s disgusting!”

Comment Policy: Please read our comment policy before making a comment. In short, please be respectful of others and do not engage in personal attacks. Otherwise we will revoke your comment privileges.

10 thoughts on “Levin: This damn government so out of control it’s disgusting!

  1. Sounds like that marxist Van Hollen is trying to get even for the FEC investigating Obama’s illegal campaign donations. Yes, they finally are. He received donations from the Gaza Strip. They guy is an infiltrator.

  2. This is about as clear and easy to understand as it can be. The article below is completely neutral, neither anti-republican or democrat. Charlie Reese, a retired reporter for the Orlando Sentinel, has hit the nail directly on the head, defining clearly who it is that in the final analysis must assume responsibility for the judgments made that impact each one of us every day. It’s a short but good read. Worth the time. Worth remembering!

    545 vs. 300,000,000 People -By Charlie Reese

    Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them.

    Have you ever wondered, if both the Democrats and the Republicans are against deficits, WHY do we have deficits?

    Have you ever wondered, if all the politicians are against inflation and high taxes, WHY do we have inflation and high taxes?

    You and I don’t propose a federal budget. The President does.

    You and I don’t have the Constitutional authority to vote on appropriations. The House of Representatives does.

    You and I don’t write the tax code, Congress does.

    You and I don’t set fiscal policy, Congress does.

    You and I don’t control monetary policy, the Federal Reserve Bank does.

    One hundred senators, 435 congressmen, one President, and nine Supreme Court justices equates to 545 human beings out of the 300 million are directly, legally, morally, and individually responsible for the domestic problems that plague this country.

    I excluded the members of the Federal Reserve Board because that problem was created by the Congress. In 1913, Congress delegated its Constitutional duty to provide a sound currency to a federally chartered, but private, central bank.

    I excluded all the special interests and lobbyists for a sound reason. They have no legal authority. They have no ability to coerce a senator, a congressman, or a President to do one cotton-picking thing. I don’t care if they offer a politician $1 million dollars in cash. The politician has the power to accept or reject it. No matter what the lobbyist promises, it is the legislator’s responsibility to determine how he votes.

    Those 545 human beings spend much of their energy convincing you that what they did is not their fault. They cooperate in this common con regardless of party.

    What separates a politician from a normal human being is an excessive amount of gall. No normal human being would have the gall of a Speaker, who stood up and criticized the President for creating deficits. The President can only propose a budget. He cannot force the Congress to accept it.

    The Constitution, which is the supreme law of the land, gives sole responsibility to the House of Representatives for originating and approving appropriations and taxes.. Who is the speaker of the House? John Boehner. He is the leader of the majority party. He and fellow House members, not the President, can approve any budget they want. If the President vetoes it, they can pass it over his veto if they agree to.

    It seems inconceivable to me that a nation of 300 million cannot replace 545 people who stand convicted — by present facts — of incompetence and irresponsibility. I can’t think of a single domestic problem that is not traceable directly to those 545 people. When you fully grasp the plain truth that 545 people exercise the power of the federal government, then it must follow that what exists is what they want to exist.

    If the tax code is unfair, it’s because they want it unfair.

    If the budget is in the red, it’s because they want it in the red.

    If the Army & Marines are in Iraq and Afghanistan it’s because they want them in Iraq and Afghanistan ….

    If they do not receive social security but are on an elite retirement plan not available to the people, it’s because they want it that way.

    There are no insoluble government problems.

    Do not let these 545 people shift the blame to bureaucrats, whom they hire and whose jobs they can abolish; to lobbyists, whose gifts and advice they can reject; to regulators, to whom they give the power to regulate and from whom they can take this power. Above all, do not let them con you into the belief that there exists disembodied mystical forces like “the economy,” “inflation,” or “politics” that prevent them from doing what they take an oath to do.

    Those 545 people, and they alone, are responsible.

    They, and they alone, have the power.

    They, and they alone, should be held accountable by the people who are their bosses.

    Provided the voters have the gumption to manage their own employees…

    We should vote all of them out of office and clean up their mess!

    Charlie Reese is a former columnist of the Orlando Sentinel Newspaper.

  3. WASHINGTON (AFP) – US President Barack Obama is weighing an order requiring firms seeking government contracts to disclose their political donations, the White House said Wednesday, drawing Republican outrage.

    Obama spokesman Jay Carney denied that the draft measure had any links to the controversial “Citizens United” US Supreme Court ruling that paved the way for unlimited corporate and union spending in US political campaigns.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20110420/pl_afp/usvotepoliticsmoney

  4. Its the same reason why votes are kept secret, to protect the voters from the government going after those who voted against them. Obama: Lets make all votes public for tranparency, so we know who voted for who, so we could send our thugs against them..

  5. Welcome to Chicago politics..

    Imagine what another 4 years will look like when he and his cronies don’t have to worry about his re-election?????????

    I believe we are underestimating how far Obama is prepared to go to win a second term… Watch the other hand at all times……

  6. Why not go after the SEIU that had voting machines in Nevada. Why is this relevant? Uh, Angle was up 6 points and lost by 4 points to Reid. Do not tell me that this election was not fixed. You want to fight you a hole Van Hollen bring it! You liberals think you can get away with anything. See everyone at the polls in 2012! Regain America people!

  7. Obama has exposed the levels of corruption in our government like no other president. Nixon looks like Honest Abe compared to O’Barry.

    We are witnessing an armed robbery in broad daylight and the cops are helping the robbers.

  8. And we are launching a commission to make sure there is no shenanigans going on with the price of gas being $4+ a gallon. How about instead of creating a commission, he uses his wonderful pen he likes to wield so mightily on legislation and actually opens up for drilling our own oil reserves so we aren’t depending on the arab nations. Oh I know that is too much to ask.

Comments are closed.