[Watch] The #OperationChokePoint Hearing That The MSM Ignored: “Weaponizing Government”

Icky-Business

This writer was all set.  There was FINALLY going to be a hearing on Capitol Hill on Operation Choke Point, the Justice Department’s back door to rid the country of the industries the Obama Administration did not like.  After all, they were trying to bankrupt the firearms industry by cutting off dealers’ access to revenue and banking.

Little did I know that this was not the first such hearing, but the second.

What was not expected was that not just CSPAN, but no other network would cover the hearings live.  So we all missed this:

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0DmKggcOAY&w=420&h=315]

And then there was this:

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ti0jS4UQKQ&w=560&h=315]

Sorry, Martin Gruenberg.  The FDIC left a paper trail and Chairman of the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Rep. Sean Duffy’s got it.   You can work with people all you want, but the reality is that the United States executive branch (aka the Obama Administration) decided to eradicate certain industries from the country without going through Congress and decided to use the FDIC to do it.  There is no finessing that.

Operation Choke Point is a serious matter, and one that has the potential to undermine the very fabric of American life.  Ignoring movement on the investigation on the part of the mainstream media is plain and simply dereliction of duty.  (Okay CNBC covered it, but they made excuses for the FDIC, and were not sympathetic to legal and honest business owners.)

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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.