Operation Choke Point Victims Get Grievence Airing On Capitol Hill This Afternoon

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Of all the dirty stunts the Obama Administration pulled so far during his tenure, the nastiest, and most unAmerican has arguably been Operation Choke Point, the “Justice” Department’s program that leans on the nation’s banks in order to get them to cut off “objectionable” businesses from avenues of banking and money flow.

After years of stories surfacing that legitimate and successful businesses lost their banking relationships to this outrageous program, a hearing will occur on Capitol Hill with the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations.  They will question FDIC Chairman Martin Gruenberg, and hear stories from business owners caught in Operation Choke Point’s mousetrap.

Rep. Sean Duffy, R-Wis., calls Operation Choke Point “the greatest government overreach that no one is talking about.”  Many Americans agree.  From the Daily Signal:

The Justice Department maintains it has no interest in pursuing legal industries, but since then, the program has come under fire by Republicans in Congress for blocking many legal but politically unpopular business owners, like firearms and ammunition sellers, from the financial sector.

These are the business industries known to be under fire:


As most people concluded when this list surfaced, there are several types of businesses there that are either unethical or unsavory, but not illegal.  If we as a culture and country do not like the presence of those businesses, laws need to be changed.  The Justice Department has no call to try to close these enterprises on their own.

Today’s hearing will reportedly feature victims of Operation Choke Point who have made their stories known.  We will see what Capitol Hill testimony will do to change the situation.

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Cultural Limits
A resident of Flyover Country, Cultural Limits is a rare creature in American Conservatism - committed to not just small government, Christianity and traditional social roles, but non-profits and high arts and culture. Watching politics, observing human behavior and writing are all long-time interests. In her other life, CL writes romance novels under her nom de plume, Patricia Holden (@PatriciaHoldenAuthor on Facebook), and crochets like a mad woman (designs can be found on Facebook @BohemianFlairCrochet and on Pinterest on the Bohemian Flair Crochet board). In religion, CL is Catholic; in work, the jill of all trades when it comes to fundraising software manipulation and event planning; in play, a classically trained soprano and proud citizen of Cardinal Nation, although, during hockey season, Bleeds Blue. She lives in the Mid-Mississippi River Valley with family and two cute and charming tyrants...make that toy dogs.