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Immigration? Really? Yes Mrs. Pelosi lets talk about how you and your administration would love to just turn a blind eye to millions of people who break laws every day by being here illegally by giving them citizenship that others spend money and time pursuing through the proper channels.
Increasing minimum wage? That's fine, lets do it!! Go ahead, increase it! All that is going to happen is that $10/hr will be the new $7/hr when inflation and pricing adjustments work themselves out to accommodate a higher working wage for skill less jobs.
They either want to break laws and give a free pass to law breakers, or they want to give a false sense of security by lying to people in the guise of more money in their pockets. ALL IN THE NAME OF MORE VOTES FOR THEIR PARTY!
“We didn’t run to the sound of the guns,” he said. “They were issuing press releases. We had Americans dying. We had dead people. We had wounded people. And our military didn’t try to engage in that fight.” Chaffetz then asked if the military could have helped. “We may have been able to, but we’ll never know.”
A retired Air Force general testified before a House panel Thursday that he and others knew in the first few hours that the 2012 Benghazi assault was a planned terrorist attack, and not a spontaneous response to an anti-Muslim video. It’s a revelation that raises new questions about emails released this week suggesting the administration was blaming the video days after others had ruled it out as a cause.
During the question and answer portion of the testimony, Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA) asked Lovell specifically about claims that the military had resources that they did not utilize. Lovell explained that when he said "we should have tried," he did not mean that the response was insufficient and that it is a "fact" that there was nothing more the military could have done:
CONNELLY: Alright, because I'm sure you can appreciate, general, there might be some who, for various and sundry reasons would like to distort your testimony and suggest that you're testifying that we could have, should have done a lot more than we did because we had capabilities we simply didn't utilize. That is not your testimony?
LOVELL: That is not my testimony.
CONNELLY: I thank you very much, general.
The Republican chairman of the House Armed Services Committee publicly challenged the credibility of a former military intelligence official who testified Thursday that more should have been done to help Americans under fire during the Benghazi attack.
The statement from Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon, R-Calif., marks a rare intra-party squabble on Benghazi. While Republicans on the House oversight committee touted the testimony of retired Brig. Gen. Robert Lovell -- who said U.S. personnel "should have tried" to help Americans under fire that night, and the State Department never gave the green light -- McKeon suggested that those in the chain of command saw things differently.
"BG Lovell did not serve in a capacity that gave him reliable insight into operational options available to commanders during the attack, nor did he offer specific courses of action not taken," McKeon said in a statement.
Susan Rice was prepped to appear on the Sunday morning news shows.
here's the big question I'd like to see answered ... where are we on finding the $%#@ers that did this? What assets are we applying to bringing justice? Do we know what the motivation was (not according to the CIA, recently)?
Neither you nor Glenn Beck know any different.
I do know he wasn't reading "My Pet Goat" to second graders for a photo op ... and that he didn't go hide on a plane for 10 hours.
originally posted by: Gryphon66
a reply to: butcherguy
The President didn't kill our people.
Secretary Clinton didn't kill our people.
Terrorists killed our people.
But this nearly two-year political side-show has done NOTHING but empower and encourage our enemies to do more of the same. That used to be called un-American. That used to be called aiding and abetting the enemy.
Now it passes for patriotism.