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Eight co-sponsors of ‘audit the Fed’ bill vote against it without explanation

The eight co-sponsors, all Democrats, that voted against their own legislation not only sponsored the 2012 bill, but each also co-sponsored its 2009 incarnation.

A spokesman for California Democratic Rep. Pete Stark merely informed TheDC, “He did not release a statement,” and declined to explain his about-face.

Spokesmen for the other seven flip-floppers — Lynn Woolsey of California, John Conyers of Michigan, Maurice Hinchey of New York, Jim McDermott of Washington, Marcy Kaptur of Ohio, Steven Rothman of New Jersey and Silvestre Reyes of Texas — did not respond at all.

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I even called Marcy Kaptur's Washington Office

on Monday urging for her to vote yes on the bill, as I live in her district (Toledo,OH). Since she was co-sponsoring the bill - I didn't push too hard. Person taking call was clueless on her stance.

Here is her Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Marcy-Kaptur/6225522279

robot999's picture


anyone? The power and control of these evil bastards has no limits.

"Government is the entertainment division of the military-industrial complex". - Frank Zappa

All talk, no walk.

These reps are deceiving and should be voted out!

I just wrote Jim McDermott

I just wrote Jim McDermott asking him for an explanation. Maybe Obama being in Seattle right around the time of the vote had something to do with his betrayal.

I called Marcy Kaptur

I called the office of Marcy Kaptur and berated her hypocrisy. The staff person listened politely and took my address. I had previously called her office confirming her support and the same staff person was of course cordial. My comments were firm but respectful. It will be interesting to see if I get a response.

Great news!!!

well not the stabbing but the good side of having guns.

Typical of John Conyers

He wrote a whole book about the Case for Impeaching George W. Bush (over his numerous flagrant War Crimes and Constitutional violations), and with no power over the House Committees -- even held mock Impeachment hearings in the Basement of the Congress (because they could not qualify for an official room), to raise awareness about the severity of these crimes.

But then once he became The Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, and had real actual power in his hands, he promptly declared that "Impeachment was off the table", and that there was no reason to hold any hearings, or look at any evidence ... and that this was not an important issue.

Talk about bait and switch....


He also wrote another book about the stolen Election in Ohio in 2004 (Bush .vs. Kerry), and did nothing about that either.

They got the message

Their area councils told them, back off or you're political career is toast. Truth is, their politica careers are toast, but the area councils are more important to them than wee the people.

SteveMT's picture

They are flip-floppers just like Romney.

These Congressmen cannot be trusted.

Why do people flip?

It seems all you can do is regurgitate MSM BS.

SteveMT's picture

They flip because they are policians, and politicians lie.

What is the better word for this?: "They changed their minds." Is that any better? I am just regurgitating the reality of what these people like to do. Harry Reid supported Audit of the Fed until the bill comes to the Senate. Then he says no way this bill ever comes up for a vote. He flip-flopped on that issue, right?

They were coerced?

Seems our States have powerful enities called Area Councils composed of all the CEOs of the global corporations operating there, and all the past and present elected presidents and officers, and governors of both party's administrations that set the UN Agenda, and tell our elected what they will do.

I recently found out about them when I asked about an issue under new business, that appeared as an order. The Neocons scowled, the Ron Paul Republicans and others were shy, and not sure how things operated. I know Roberts Rules of Order, and it was being pushed on us, so I to the dismay of the Neocons, I asked for it to be put on the agenda for a vote next meeting.

It appears to me, that whether these folks are bought or threatened, it is what we are actually up against, and why our elected appear to flip.

It's simple politics

now when they can say the "co-sponsored " it to one group and say they were against to another

Didn't the house minority whip try to stop it?

Doesn't surprise me that a few ended up voting against it just because of that. What would the final vote tally look like if the dem leadership didn't try to get their block to vote against it.

Ron Paul 2016


Politicians ...go figure.

sellouts !


"If ever time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin."
Samuel Adams

Pussies on the take, all.