Solano County

Logue, Garamendi duel over IRS contempt vote

By From page A3 | May 09, 2014

FAIRFIELD — Rep. John Garamendi’s vote against holding a former Internal Revenue Service official in contempt covers up a scandal, says state Assemblyman Dan Logue. Garamendi responds that he’s protecting the Constitution.

Logue, R-Loma Rica, who is running against Garamendi, D-Walnut Grove, to represent the 3rd Congressional District, said the Wednesday vote fails to hold the IRS accountable after Lois Lerner repeatedly refused to answer questions from the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on alleged IRS abuses involving tea party-associated organizations.

Garamendi’s vote hinders investigations into allegations that the IRS abused its power by targeting political organizations, Logue said.

“It is unacceptable for the IRS to target any group or organization for their political beliefs and it is wrong for public officials to block investigations into abuse of power,” Logue said in a press release. “John Garamendi’s vote solidifies the fact that he has become a Washington partisan who cares more about party politics than our right to political free speech.”

Garamendi in his response to Logue said, “This was a vote on whether someone should be held in contempt of Congress for asserting the rights of every American under the Fifth Amendment.”

“I support everyone’s constitutional rights,” Garamendi said.

Logue also said: “Garamendi’s vote is particularly frightening in light of new powers granted to the IRS under Obamacare.”

The IRS’s role in implementing the Affordable Care Act is to verify premium tax credits claimed by individuals and families that help pay for their coverage.

“That means the IRS will have even more private information and we can’t guarantee it won’t be abused, because politicians like John Garamendi refuse to hold IRS officials accountable,” Logue said.

The 3rd Congressional District includes Fairfield and Vacaville. The election is June 3.

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  • Rich GiddensMay 08, 2014 - 6:27 pm

    Garamendi sides with those vile Orwellian criminals in Obama's thug Communist Government and is clearly now against the people. Garamendi has a lot of nerve to falsely claim he's ''defending the Constitution''! Garamendi---you made your choice to side with the enemy of the Constitution---Obama's communist thugs! Go read the 4th and 14th amendment again! The IRS targeted 10% of the TEA Party donors and organizational leaders! Exactly what is Garamendi defending? GOVERNMENT THUGGERY AND TREASON!

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  • Les DarbisonMay 09, 2014 - 4:48 am

    I believe Dan Logue is on the money on this one and on the money on most, no all issues that matter to me.! Dirty John doesn't care about the citizens first admendent Rights . The Constitution, or any thing other than party politics . He's a career liberal progressive. Who's slipper than a greased pig when you try and press him on any point of concern you might have. The IRS. scandal, the partizan conception and implementation of Obama Care based on lies, Benguisie (SP.) cover up and scandle, the liberal attack on our second admendent rights, and his denial of knowledge of UN. agenda 21 or even of it's excistance, voiced at the TUBBS debate in Dixon.

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  • The MisterMay 09, 2014 - 7:19 am

    FYI, Garamendi's denial of the existence of Agenda 21 was caught on video and is on YouTube. YouTube search "Garamendi Agenda 21" and it's the first video on the list.

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  • Rich GiddensMay 09, 2014 - 6:55 am

    Garamendi sees no distinction or difference between legal orderly immigration and illegal immigration. He sees both as the same thing and at a Fairfield town hall meeting repeatedly refused to use the term ''illegal immigration'' despite being confronted by me on the topic. He is trying to create, set and control the false lying appearance that anybody who washes up on our shores is somehow the next Guglielmo Marconi, Nicolo Tesla or Elon Musk, here to develop new technologies and advance mankind. Garamendi and his predecessor, Ellen Tauscher, both represent a hidden seditious treasonous anti-US and anti-constitutional agenda that's aimed squarely at the now dying middle class along with US National Security and the US Economy. Garamendi likes to waffle, equivicate, vacillate and weasel out of tough questions by refusing to answer salient tough questions about current issues. Garamendi is protected by the government media complex who are his willing thrall and part and parcel of the anti-US agenda of treason against us.

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  • Kalilla FiggensMay 09, 2014 - 8:56 am

    I guess ":Sliper than greased pig" pretty much says it all. But as many voters here in Solano county I have high hopes for a win for the people here. As the Sign says " Keep your Doctor change your Congressman".

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  • Vaca LadyMay 09, 2014 - 9:01 am

    Its the same story over and over Shaky John Garamendi and Nancy are as always jioned at the Hip. Why do we put up with this crap ? Nut Tree road is not Van Ness Ave. Wake up Solano.

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  • Dr RussMay 09, 2014 - 6:27 pm

    If the "progressives" decided tomorrow to legalize pedophilia, JG'd be there to fight for those individuals "right" to teach in our public schools. They're "doing it for the children" after all, so it absolves all sins.

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