Head of DHS Regretfully Admits: "I Cannot Print Money. We Need A Continued Partnership With Congress."
By Martin Hill
LibertyFight.com
January 30, 2015


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Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh C. Johnson gave a 'DHS 2015 Progress Report' speech yesterday in which he regrettedly admitted "I Cannot Print Money. We Need A Continued Partnership With Congress." Starting with empty platitudes about privacy and freedom, Johnson began "in the name of homeland security, we should not sacrifice our values as a Nation of people who cherish privacy and freedom, celebrate diversity, and are not afraid. Fear is corrosive. Terrorism cannot advance if we refuse to be terrorized." He then went on to explain what the Homeland SEcurity agency needs from Congress.

Two days ago, newly installed Senate Majority Leader and Zionist loon Mitch McConnell said that he supported Rand Paul's new 'Audit the Fed' bill, but in the same breath claimed that the Federal Reserve was a "government agency".

Excerpts from Johnson's speech:


Support from Congress

Finally, DHS cannot pursue all these important missions alone. I cannot print money. I cannot appropriate money. We need a continued partnership with Congress. We need a FY 2015 appropriations bill.

At present DHS is operating on a continuing resolution which expires on February 27. As long as we are on a CR, we are restricted to last year's spending levels, and cannot engage in any new spending and activities.

This means we cannot pay for the added border security that I talked about.

This means we cannot invest in the things the independent panel recommended to improve the Secret Service; we cannot hire new Secret Service agents for the coming presidential election cycle.

This means we cannot fund new non-disaster grants for state and local governments that mayors, police chiefs, fire chiefs, and governors depend on.



Our ability to fund aviation security, maritime security, port security and homeland security is severely constrained as long as we are on a CR.

As originally introduced by the House Appropriations Committee, the FY 2015 appropriations bill for the Department of Homeland Security was a good bill. It appropriated $39.7 billion for the Department and funded many of the things we need. On the House floor the bill was amended to include politically-charged language to defund all our executive actions to fix the immigration system. The President has vowed to veto any bill that includes such language.

The clock to February 27 is ticking. In these times, the homeland security budget of this government should not be a political football. I urge Congress to pass an appropriations bill for DHS, free and clear of politically-charged amendments.



Conclusion

I will end with the very last two words I ended last year’s speech with. Last year, I said that, in the name of homeland security, we should not sacrifice our values as a Nation of people who cherish privacy and freedom, celebrate diversity, and are not afraid. Fear is corrosive.

In the final analysis, courage and resolve in the face of challenge are the greatest strengths of any nation. Terrorism cannot advance if we refuse to be terrorized. Whether in response to a terrorist threat, a natural disaster, a deadly virus, or in the pursuit of a more perfect union, courage and resolve will always prevail.

Thank you for listening.

Four Congressmen, including surprisingly a Republican 'tea party' Rep. Jason Chaffetz, then praised the Secretary's efforts.:

[1] Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX): “Mr. Secretary, I want to begin by thanking you for your accountability. . . Your responsiveness to our requests and our questions and your commitment to transparency – I think there’s a long way still to go within the department, but in the last 12 months, we’ve seen more transparency than we’ve seen in years. And so I really do appreciate that.”

Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT):

“I can tell you, since you’ve taken office, the production and the response to Congress in terms of responding to our letters and inquiries is – the difference, I cannot tell you how much better it is. And I thank you and the people who work on this. I do appreciate [that].”

Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK):

“Jeh Johnson has proven to be a capable leader, a transparent partner with Congress, and committed to making tough decisions and improving the Department.”#


During his speech, Johnson also said that the private sector needs greater criminal and civil liabilty when they share private information with DHS, and that they are particularly concerned about lone wolf extremists on the internet, and that illegal aliens should be allowed to stay and pay taxes, which is exactly what presidential hopeful Rand Paul said last week.

DHS noted Johnson's "remarks were at an event hosted by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and the Aspen Institute Homeland Security Group." They also urged people to "Join the Conversation! We will be using #DHSin2015 for comments on social media."

You can read the full speech Here.

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