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June 2, 2014

Texas Border On Brink of Collapse Due To Influx of Illegal Immigrants

June 2, 2014

And why do you think they're coming at such higher levels? Because the promise of amnesty. What more needs to be said.


White House Pressures Hagel to Speed Up Release of Terrorist Detainees

June 2, 2014

But the White House’s efforts to fast track the release of terrorist detainees, thought by many to continue to pose grave risks to U.S. security, is running into headwinds from a resistant secretary of defense, who must sign off on any such transfers.


US Frees Five Taliban Commanders in Exchange for Last American POW in Afghanistan

June 2, 2014

Let's begin with the indisputably good news: Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who has been held captive by the Taliban since 2009, is coming home. Upon his release, Bergdahl reportedly asked his rescuers if they were US special forces, bursting into tears after they confirmed that they were. His family is obviously elated.


New federal database will track Americans' credit ratings, other financial information

June 2, 2014

The Federal Housing Finance Agency and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau posted an April 16 Federal Register notice of an expansion of their joint National Mortgage Database Program to include personally identifiable information that reveals actual users, a reversal of previously stated policy.


Gun Seller Dropped By Bank Rejects Their Attempt ‘To Kiss And Make Up’

June 2, 2014

A Massachusetts gun store owner says it’s “too late” for a bank to mend a relationship that it broke. Mark Cohen, who owns Powderhorn Outfitters, a Hyannis, Mass. gun retailer, said that his longtime bank, TD Bank, refused to extend a line of credit because of the business he is in.


Congressman Proposes Choking Off Funding For DOJ Program Targeting Gun Dealers

June 2, 2014

A Missouri congressman hopes to give the Department of Justice a taste of its own medicine with an amendment to halt an initiative that he says uses “intimidation tactics” and forces banks to sever relationships with legitimate businesses. Blaine Luetkemeyer wants to choke off funding for “Operation Choke Point.”




















We may have a solution to Operation Choke Point if Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer has his way he has successfully attached his amendment, get this; is itself a "Operation Choke Point" to the Commerce, Justice, and Science appropriations bill which passed a voice vote last week, which will de-fund efforts by the DOJ to obstruct and destroy legal commerce.

From the Daily Caller article:

The amendment comes on the heels of a staff report issued Thursday by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. The report claims that “Operation Choke Point has forced banks to terminate relationships with a wide variety of entirely lawful and legitimate merchants.”

This happens because the anti-fraud initiative, which is operated by the Department of Justice which works in conjunction with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, forces banks to more closely monitor their business relationships with companies in industries deemed “high risk.”

The House of representatives has just released a report on these illegal practices and admonishes the tyrants in the DOJ and the Obama regime for interfering in legitimate business, with a statement by Darrell Issa:

Thursday’s House Oversight and Reform committee report, titled “The Department of Justice’s ‘Operation Choke Point’: Illegally Choking Off Legitimate Businesses?” said “Operation Choke Point is the Justice Department’s newest abuse of power.”

“If the administration believes some businesses should be out of business, they should prosecute them before a judge and jury. By forcibly conscripting banks to do their bidding, the Justice Department has avoided any review and any check on their power,” committee chairman Darrell Issa said in a statement.

We must with all due haste impeach Obama and Holder for these intentional acts to curtail legal commerce and for using oppressive government agencies to obliterate our 2nd amendment rights, by choking commerce off at the source. These actions by the National Socialists must be stopped before all commerce grinds to a halt. From Daily Caller.

“What it does is goes after an entire industry whether it’s obeying the law or not. And that’s just wrong,” Luetkemeyer said of the initiative in an interview with The Daily Caller.

The Republican lawmaker’s amendment was successfully attached to the Commerce, Justice, and Science appropriations bill which passed a vote in the House late Thursday.

The amendment comes on the heels of a staff report issued Thursday by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. The report claims that “Operation Choke Point has forced banks to terminate relationships with a wide variety of entirely lawful and legitimate merchants.”

This happens because the anti-fraud initiative, which is operated by the Department of Justice which works in conjunction with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, forces banks to more closely monitor their business relationships with companies in industries deemed “high risk.” Banks can suffer “reputational risk” by failing to spot fraudulent practices.

This has had a chilling effect in forcing banks to be overly cautious in who they do business with, says Luetkemeyer.

“They are operating legally, and yet Operation Choke Point is not there to go after the bad actors, which I support them doing,” he said, adding, “the problem I have with Operation Choke Point is it goes one step further.”

Luetkemeyer said that gun sellers, ammunition sellers, coin dealers, tobacco sellers, career repair service providers and many other businesses have been wrongly ensnared because of the initiative’s overreach.

“They’re using intimidation on the banking folks to force them to discontinue financial services to their long term customers in some cases,” he said.

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Congress  Chokes Funds for Operation Choke Point