Darrell Issa reveals list of investigations


I've pretty much hated this guy for a while, but this ridiculous list just seals it.

In investigating the impact of regulation on job creation, the committee plans to ask why the economy hasn’t “created the private sector jobs the president has promised,” and he’s calling in business leaders to explain “about the government regulations that are doing the most harm to job creation efforts.”

“The committee will examine how overregulation has hurt job creation and whether the administration intends to try and abuse the regulatory process to implement regulations that Congress would reject,” according to an outline of committee hearing topics.

The committee will also delve into international affairs in new depth, examining corruption in Afghanistan and the WikiLeaks disclosures. Issa plans to request testimony from National Security Adviser Tom Donilon to discuss whether the Obama administration has a strategy for combating the leaking of such sensitive information, and he also will call on constitutional experts to discuss how the government can stop organizations from leaking documents of a sensitive nature.

Issa is also pushing a broad investigation of the foreclosure crisis, but he wants to dig deeper into the role of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac – conservatives have long complained that these government-backed housing giants have escaped scrutiny. The committee will also dig into the administration’s foreclosure mitigation program, calling the Federal Housing Administration’s chief and non-government experts. Issa and Cummings have agreed that foreclosures should be the topic of one of the committee’s first hearings.

Issa also wants to study why the financial crisis commission couldn’t reach consensus last year. He’d like to call Phil Angelides and former Rep. Bill Thomas (R-Calif.), the chair and ranking member of the committee, to determine if there was any agreement on the panel in relation to the cause of the meltdown.

The Food and Drug Administration is also going to get a good look, especially in the wake of Issa’s outspokenness about a recall of Motrin.

Motrin? Whodafcuk even knew Motrin was still around?

  • Paul Khoner

    I saw this:
    Paul Khoner

    "Darryl Issa is investigating the criminal actions of Rattner, who just got busted and the whole DOE ATVM and Loan Gaurantee favoritism, misdirection of applicants, misdirection of funds and log-jamming of applicants that compete with Rattner's, Lachlan Sewards, Matt Rogers, Steve Spinners and Mr. Tobins special Interests at DOE/WH. Feinstein and others will go down along with her husband on his Mongolia lithium, Tesla and Blum Capitol scams. It cost taxpayers over $30B in losses"

  • Anon

    Would that be the Darrell Issa, 3 times suspected of car theft, also that got discharged from the military after being
    insubordinate and a trouble maker, also who lied about his military service when he ran for public office?
    Oh yes - That Darrell Issa

  • I can't see how any or all of this amounts to "the most corrupt administration in modern history".

  • Walt

    This guy is a slickster sleaze in the mold of Newt Gingrich only better looking. I have see him on Bill Maher's show. He can be smooth. It is that obvious that his intention is to continue to try to make the Obama and the Democrats look bad. There is no moral compass in his hand. He simply a gangster posing as a politician who is out take out the competition.

    The irony here which only will solidify "Idiot America" even more is, of course, the FOX News viewers and those who have their minds melted to the domination of right (hate) wing radio on our free air waves will just lap this up like the obedient dogs that they are... While the real crimes of the Bush administration will continue to be white washed and history rewritten.

    As I said, there is no moral compass with these right wingers. It is very hard to find any honesty within the GOP. Whether it is the corporate polling with loaded questions; the right wing think tanks like the CATO Institute or The Heritage Foundation buying up bulk orders of every right wing book that goes on sale sending them up to the top of the best seller list; or "kangaroo court" like investigations on the Democrats; or disinformation put out by their propaganda noise machine... it is all an illusion to fool their serfs. And it is all a big joke except these extremists are doing so much damage not just here but all over the world in their quest to fulfill their thirst of greed and power while trying to justify this evil in the name of their ideology.

    As far as I am concerned, Darrel Issa is nothing but a terrorist himself.

  • Anonymous

    So, in other words he is going to undermine any real accomplishments of the Obama Administration.

    Same shit, different day. I'm an Independent voter, but it's looking like I'm going to go straight Dem tickets pretty soon. These Republicans get their way, or there is Hell to pay. Just like whiny children.