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Forum Post: Retired US Navy Commander Faces Jail Over Interruption of Super Committee Hearing-UPDATE

Posted 9 years ago on April 6, 2012, 6:42 p.m. EST by GirlFriday (17435)
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Bolger disrupted a public hearing of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, better known as the Super Committee, last October. “All this obfuscation, with percentages of GDP, this is just trying to confuse the issue,” Bolger said at the hearing, interrupting the testimony of Chief Budget Officer Douglas Elmendorf. “The vast majority of the public want you to tax the rich, end the wars.”

The Super Committee, a specially created Congressional body to address the US deficit, failed to reach an agreement last November.

In a YouTube video posted by VFP, Bolger explains why she’s pleading guilty. “I’m pleading guilty because I did technically” break the law, she says. “I’m trying to now use this guilty plea and arrest and this event to amplify the people’s voice.”

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UPDATE: http://www.opednews.com/articles/1/Exclusive-Leah-Bolger-s-S-by-Leah-Bolger-120413-67.html



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[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 9 years ago

Super Committee - What a Crock.

Bolger should get a citizens medal for performance of duty.

This will bring more light to the dysfunction of government.

We need more hero's.

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 9 years ago


[-] 1 points by poltergist22 (159) 9 years ago

This is what we should do www.nationalday911.org and get control of the committee that controls the money.

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 9 years ago

Excellent video GirlFriday and another great post. The people need to speak up. Our voice is not being respected by our government and this video is one more proof.


Please share.


[-] 0 points by lisa (425) 9 years ago

Jail time seems harsh. Bang the gavel and provide a verbal admonishment, that should be sufficient with a warning like 'you are out of order, if you interrupt these proceedings again, you will be removed from the chamber', don't they do that anymore?

However, people need to be respectful and wait for their turn to speak, if they do not get the chance to speak, they should contact their local news media and complain and do an interview. There are many ways for someone to have their voice heard.