(Reuters) - Thousands of Washington lobbyists are scrambling to influence the work of a congressional "super committee" given the job of identifying up to $1.5 trillion in deficit reductions, with many worried about how to gain access to its 12 members.
The committee is due to report its findings by Thanksgiving and with such massive potential cuts to the U.S. federal budget being decided by just a handful of lawmakers in such a short timeframe, lobbyists say the mission to protect their clients' interests is unprecedented and potentially impossible.
Acting ATF Chief Kenneth Melson Steps Down
The man who led the controversial Fast and Furious anti-gun-trafficking operation will step down as the interim head of Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Justice Department announced Tuesday as it named a new acting director for the agency.
One thing to watch out for is blatant attacks on broad libertarian-anarchist positions ascribed to him generally. They happen a lot and he doesn't step in line with most of them. If you want to know where his position on many, and very well all issues, just check with the Constitution. I say this in regards to Federal Agencies who, by law, delegate their authority to investigate and make laws concerning highly technical matters, that most members of congress couldn't make an informed vote on. The problem with this is that they've also "delegated" the power to "regulate" ie.
A question that has been plaguing man for years...well actually this year. The chicken industry has found themselves in a tight spot. Their production has increased 4% since last year, however poultry sales have lowered. Basic economics would tell you that the price of chicken has lowered in order to move the surplus of inventory. That also means that the chicken industry needs to slow down production because the demand they had predicted does not exist.
Factors that could explain the drop in chicken demand:
*The increase of vegan, vegetarian, and human rights campaigns
One of the themes I have been emphasizing over the past few years focuses on the destruction of the U.S. economy and control over the political system by lobbyist groups. As long as lobbyists exist, America will continue to be run by corporations.
What does this really mean?
From the New York Times...
WASHINGTON — An enforcement lawyer at the Securities and Exchange Commission says that the agency illegally destroyed files and documents related to thousands of early-stage investigations over the last 20 years, according to information released Wednesday by Congressional investigators.