THE MILITARIZATION OF AMERICA…Almost a

THE MILITARIZATION OF AMERICA…Almost all under Obama. We have a problem when an out of control government starts arming itself. The primary source document and facts on the arming of federal bureaucrats…
“KEY FINDINGS (FY2006-FY2014)
1. Sixty-seven non-military federal agencies spent $1.48 billion on guns, ammunition, and military-style equipment.
2. Of that total amount… ‘Administrative’ or ‘General’ Agencies spent 23 percent ($335.1 million).
3. Non-military federal spending on guns and ammunition jumped 104 percent from $55 million (FY2006) to $112 million (FY2011).
4. Nearly 6 percent ($42 million) of all federal guns and ammunition purchase transactions were wrongly coded. Some purchases were actually for ping-pong balls, gym equipment, bread, copiers, cotton balls, or cable television including a line item from the Coast Guard entered as “Cable Dude”.
5. Administrative agencies including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Small Business Administration (SBA), Smithsonian Institution, Social Security Administration, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, United States Mint, Department of Education, Bureau of Engraving and Printing, National Institute of Standards and Technology, and many other agencies purchased guns, ammo, and military-style equipment.
6. Since 2004, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) purchased 1.7 billion bullets including 453 million hollow-point bullets. As of 1/1/2014, DHS estimated its bullet inventory-reserve at 22-months, or 160 million rounds.” http://www.veritasresearchconsulting.com/Gov/Oversight-The_Militarization_Of_America.pdf

By Rep. Matt Shea

BOMBSHELL: OPB & RAW STORY DISCREDITED (

BOMBSHELL: OPB & RAW STORY DISCREDITED (Part 2)
The amazing fabricated story by Oregon Public Broadcasting got even stranger with a conspiracy theory smearing Republican legislators that want to stop the well documented and admitted government overreach and abuse in the West. Commissioner Robert Corbell of AZ paints a very different picture than OPB and Raw Story once again discrediting both:
Robert Corbel – “I had absolutely NO prior knowledge of an “occupation” or any other activity like that by anyone and I NEVER would have condoned such an action. I learned about the “occupation” just like everyone else did – in the news. Further, I have absolutely NO knowledge that COWS, nor any member of COWS had any knowledge of an “occupation” prior to its occurrence. Any assertion to the contrary is absurd.” Will OPB and Raw Story retract? Don’t hold your breath…

By Rep. Matt Shea

BOMBSHELL: OPB & RAW STORY DISCREDITED (

BOMBSHELL: OPB & RAW STORY DISCREDITED (Part 1)
Commissioner Robert Corbell of AZ was libeled & smeared recently by Oregon Public Broadcasting and Raw Story. Here is the truth and his statement:
1. Raw Story –“ Perhaps the most explosive detail revealed on the recording is an admission from the COWS co-founder that the group had orchestrated an appearance by a New Mexico rancher who publicly signed a pledge to stop paying his grazing fees on federal lands”. Robert Corbel “as for my part, I never orchestrated an appearance nor had any knowledge of anyone in COWS or any members of COWS, or anyone outside of COWS for that matter, to orchestrate or stop paying grazing fees on public lands.”
2. Raw Story – “Robert Corbell, a county supervisor in Greenlee County, Arizona, said the rancher, Adrian Sewell, contacted COWS by email at least two months before the occupation…” Robert Corbel – “I deny ANY knowledge of Adrian Sewell nor any email to or from COWS or any members of COWS to or from Adrian Sewell before, during or after the occupation or at any other time”.
3. Raw Story – “…and the group arranged to bring him to Oregon in hopes of inspiring other ranchers to publicly disavow the Bureau of Land Management”. Robert Corbel – “I did not arrange to bring Adrian Sewell to Oregon for any reason whatsoever nor do I have any knowledge of COWS nor any members of COWS arranging to bring Adrian Sewell to Oregon for any reason whatsoever”.
4. Raw Story – “According to Corbell, COWS contacted Sewell shortly after the occupation and promised to help him run for a local office in exchange for his appearing at the Jan. 23 event, OPB reported.” Robert Corbel – “I did not contact Adrian Sewell to help him run for office, before during or after the occupation or at any other time. Nor do I have any knowledge of COWS, nor any members of COWS, contacting Adrian Sewell to help him run for office, before during or after the occupation or at any other time”.
MORE TO FOLLOW…

By Rep. Matt Shea