Allen West Thinks a Lobbying Organization Is a Government Agency

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Rep. Allen West, confused beyond belief.
Rep. Allen West is looking for cuts to make in the federal government to spare the defense budget, so he thinks there's no reason for the Department of Commerce to exist since there's a lobbying group with a similar name.

West seems a bit confused on this one.

He says we need to take a hard look at subsidies from the Department of Agriculture, the effectiveness of the Department of Energy, and why the Department of Commerce exists if there's already a lobbying group called the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Let's roll the tape:


Hat tip to Political Correction for watching Fox News this morning, because it's not every day that a congressman asks why the country hasn't replaced government agencies with lobbyists.

"Why do we have a Department of Commerce when we have a U.S. Chamber of Commerce?" West asked.

Well, congressman, we probably have the Department of Commerce to handle the Patent and Trademark Office, the Census Bureau, the International Trade Administration, and about a dozen other offices.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce may possibly be the biggest lobbying spender in the country and has an entire page on its website dedicated to all the controversies surrounding it.

Or, as West called them on Fox News this morning, "failed, duplicative [government] programs" contributing to the "bureaucratic nanny state."

D'oh!


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glass slipper
glass slipper

A West's biggest problem is when he attempts to "think" about anything at all.

 He needs to just stick to sucking Israeli cock because that is what he excells at!

FQS9000
FQS9000

Giving taxpayer money to a businessman who isn't either hardworking or smart enough to run a business at a profit is both a waste of money and stupid.  Thus my opposition to the Chamber of Commerce.  Giving a hand out to a business is just as pointless as giving it to a bum.  All it does is buy a vote from a loser for a congresscrapman.

The Chamber of Commerce is pointless and they still do nothing useful.

Chaz Stevens, Genius
Chaz Stevens, Genius

Why do we need the USGS?  We can have Sarah Palin draw our maps for us.

In crayon of course.

FQS9000
FQS9000

A pointless and unfounded attack on a woman who has achieved much more than Barak the Marvelous.

janesdobbs
janesdobbs

And this is the guy that approved a detention center to be built near thousands of homes and within walking distance of 4 schools  What a great guy! Join our opposition group! http://www.facebook.com/swranc...

FQS9000
FQS9000

There still isn't any reason to fund the Chamber of Commerce.  They don't do shit.

Lifelong Dem
Lifelong Dem

This one is about as boneheaded as VP candidate Sarah Palin's remark that she thought there  was a "Department of Laws" in the federal government that would stop people and media from saying negative things about her. Yeah, right. Wonder what the gentlemen who spent the hot summer of 1787 writing the Constitution would think of having turkeys like these two in government on any level. Please.

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