This Little Light Of Mine

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Demand Congress Investigate IRS Intimidation

Officials inside the Internal Revenue Services have admitted to and apologized for targeting Tea Party and conservative groups during the 2012 election. But reports indicate that senior officials inside the IRS knew, since 2010, that right-leaning organizations were being targeted for special scrutiny.

But the IRS didn’t just bully and harass, the federal agency also gave the confidential application data of conservative groups to leftist media sources.

Grassfire has launched a national petition demanding Congress launch a full criminal investigation into the actions and motivations behind the IRS’ targeting of Tea Party and conservative groups. They are mobilizing 50,000 citizen-petitions for hand-delivery to House and Senate leaders on Capitol Hill within the next two weeks. They need only 9000 more to reach 50,000...won't you join in and be counted among those who are concerned about the IRS's unconstitutional targeting and want them investigated thoroughly and sanctioned for this injustice?

If so...sign the petition below and tell our government that this injustice will NOT be tolerated!
The petition states:
As an American citizen, I demand that Congress thoroughly investigate IRS actions targeting and intimidating Tea Party and conservative groups. This kind of politically motivated bullying and harassment by an agency of the federal government is a deplorable abuse of power. Those responsible should be fired immediately and face appropriate criminal prosecution, while any Obama administration official complicit in this outrageous IRS conduct should be removed from office. I also call on Congress to halt any increase in funding or staffing for the Internal Revenue Service for the duration of the Obama administration.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Maine House Reps Did NOT Nullify ObamaCare


ObamaCare is NOT Voided in Maine House of Reps 

The House Reps in Augusta did a VERY BAD thing yesterday...and should be condemned for it! They voted 114-24 (13 absent) to NOT Nullify ObamaCare here in the state of Maine!

 LD 680 (HP 472) expresses the findings of the Legislature that the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, signed into law by President Barack Obama on March 23, 2010, is in violation of the United States Constitution, Amendment X and, as such, is considered null and void in Maine. This bill prohibits a federal or state official, agent or employee from enforcing the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 or any other statute, law, rule, regulation or order made in connection with that Act. Violation by a federal official is a Class C crime, punishable by up to 5 years in prison and a fine of up to $5,000. Violation by a state official is a Class D crime, punishable by less than one year in jail and a fine of up to $2,000. The bill also allows a civil cause of action.

Here is the roll call vote so you can see who supports the Constitution and your rights, and who does not! (There were only 24 Republicans that stood up for We the People...we should let them know how much we appreciate their support!)
I apologize for the earlier post that said the House DID vote to nullify ObamaCare. It seems, instead of voting on the BILL...a straight up yes or no...there was a motion on the the floor that "It ought NOT to pass"...so you had to vote NO if you wanted the bill, and YES if you did NOT want the bill! So all of you who shared my earlier post...and to Jim Timberlake and the other 23 patriots who voted NO...my apologies for getting it wrong! 


State of Maine Legislature

Rollcall Details for House Roll-call #107
LD 680 (HP 472)
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Overview
Date:May 20, 2013
Motion:ACC MAJ OUGHT NOT TO PASS REP
Number of Yeas Required:70 (simple majority)
Outcome:PREVAILS
Yeas (Y):114
Nays (N):24
Absent (X):13
Excused (E):0


MemberPartyVote
AYOTTE of CaswellRY
BEAUDOIN of BiddefordDX
BEAULIEU of AuburnRY
BEAVERS of South BerwickDY
BECK of WatervilleDX
BENNETT of KennebunkRN
BERRY of BowdoinhamDY
BLACK of WiltonRN
BOLAND of SanfordDX
BOLDUC of AuburnDY
BRIGGS of MexicoDY
BROOKS of WinterportUY
CAMPBELL of NewfieldUY
CAMPBELL of OrringtonRX
CAREY of LewistonDY
CASAVANT of BiddefordDY
CASSIDY of LubecDY
CHAPMAN of BrooksvilleDY
CHASE of WellsRY
CHENETTE of SacoDY
CHIPMAN of PortlandUY
CLARK of EastonRY
COOPER of YarmouthDY
COTTA of ChinaRX
CRAFTS of LisbonRN
CRAY of PalmyraRN
CROCKETT of BethelRY
DAUGHTRY of BrunswickDY
DAVIS of SangervilleRN
DeCHANT of BathDY
DEVIN of NewcastleDY
DICKERSON of RocklandDY
DILL of Old TownDY
DION of PortlandDY
DOAK of Columbia FallsRY
DORNEY of NorridgewockDY
DUNPHY of EmbdenRN
DUPREY of HampdenRN
ESPLING of New GloucesterRN
EVANGELOS of FriendshipUY
EVES of North BerwickDY
FARNSWORTH of PortlandDY
FITZPATRICK of HoultonRN
FOWLE of VassalboroDY
FREDETTE of NewportRY
FREY of BangorDY
GATTINE of WestbrookDY
GIDEON of FreeportDY
GIFFORD of LincolnRN
GILBERT of JayDY
GILLWAY of SearsportRY
GOODE of BangorDY
GRAHAM of North YarmouthDY
GRANT of GardinerDY
GUERIN of GlenburnRN
HAMANN of South PortlandDY
HARLOW of PortlandDY
HARVELL of FarmingtonRY
HAYES of BuckfieldDX
HERBIG of BelfastDY
HICKMAN of WinthropDY
HOBBINS of SacoDX
HUBBELL of Bar HarborDY
JACKSON of OxfordRN
JOHNSON of EddingtonRN
JOHNSON of GreenvilleRY
JONES of FreedomDY
JORGENSEN of PortlandDY
KAENRATH of South PortlandDY
KENT of WoolwichDY
KESCHL of BelgradeRY
KINNEY of LimingtonRY
KNIGHT of Livermore FallsRY
KORNFIELD of BangorDY
KRUGER of ThomastonDY
KUMIEGA of Deer IsleDY
KUSIAK of FairfieldDY
LAJOIE of LewistonDY
LIBBY of WaterboroRN
LIBBY of LewistonDY
LOCKMAN of AmherstRN
LONG of ShermanRN
LONGSTAFF of WatervilleDY
LUCHINI of EllsworthDY
MacDONALD of Old Orchard BeachRY
MacDONALD of BoothbayDY
MAKER of CalaisRY
MALABY of HancockRN
MAREAN of HollisRY
MARKS of PittstonDY
MASON of TopshamDY
MASTRACCIO of SanfordDY
McCABE of SkowheganDY
McCLELLAN of RaymondRY
McELWEE of CaribouRY
McGOWAN of YorkDY
McLEAN of GorhamDX
MONAGHAN-DERRIG of Cape ElizabethDY
MOONEN of PortlandDY
MORIARTY of CumberlandDY
MORRISON of South PortlandDY
NADEAU of Fort KentRY
NADEAU of WinslowDY
NELSON of FalmouthDY
NEWENDYKE of LitchfieldRN
NOON of SanfordDY
NUTTING of OaklandRY
PARRY of ArundelRY
PEASE of MorrillRY
PEAVEY HASKELL of MilfordRN
PEOPLES of WestbrookDY
PETERSON of RumfordDX
PLANTE of BerwickDY
POULIOT of AugustaRY
POWERS of NaplesDY
PRIEST of BrunswickDY
PRINGLE of WindhamDX
RANKIN of HiramDY
REED of CarmelRX
ROCHELO of BiddefordDY
ROTUNDO of LewistonDY
RUSSELL of PortlandDY
RYKERSON of KitteryDY
SANBORN of GorhamDY
SANDERSON of ChelseaRN
SAUCIER of Presque IsleDY
SAXTON of HarpswellDY
SCHNECK of BangorDY
SHAW of StandishDY
SHORT of PittsfieldDY
SIROCKI of ScarboroughRN
STANLEY of MedwayDY
STUCKEY of PortlandDY
THERIAULT of MadawaskaDY
TIMBERLAKE of TurnerRN
TIPPING-SPITZ of OronoDY
TREAT of HallowellDY
TURNER of BurlingtonRN
TYLER of WindhamRY
VEROW of BrewerDY
VILLA of HarrisonDY
VOLK of ScarboroughRY
WALLACE of DexterRN
WEAVER of YorkRY
WELSH of RockportDY
WERTS of AuburnDY
WILLETTE of MapletonRX
WILSON of AugustaRY
WINCHENBACH of WaldoboroRY
WINSOR of NorwayRX
WOOD of SabattusRY