Photo is the Celgard Plant in Korea
Note: I received this letter via email from another Patriot friend of mine. The original version was written to ONLY Bob Etheridge. I found it to be very intriguing so I am going to send it to all of our Triangle area representatives. I will post any responses I receive from them.
Rep. Bob Etheridge, Rep. David Price, Rep. Brad Miller, Sen. Kay Hagan, & Sen. Richard Burr:
Now where in that annoying and pesky Constitution will I find the part that allows our federal government to take $49 million taxpayer dollars and give it to a company with foreign manufacturing? I did read Article 1, Section 8 that limits the areas the federal government can be involved. Rep. Etheridge, where is it in the Constitution will I find this?
Let me see if I have this correct, our useless government gave $49 million taxpayer dollars to Celgard LLC in August 2009 and nobody is asking questions such as: How many jobs have been produced thus far? Who is getting the interest money from taxpayer dollars? How was the free grant determined? What connection does this company or owner have with the Obama administration? Rep. Etheridge, please respond to the questions.
Here is what it says on their Website: Strong Global Presence. Celgard’s company headquarters, primary R&D, and Monolayer PP and Trilayer PP/PE/PP manufacturing operations are located in Charlotte , North Carolina , USA . Celgard® Monolayer PE products are developed and manufactured at the company’s manufacturing facility in Ochang , Korea . Additionally, Celgard has a product finishing facility located in Shanghai , China .
This provokes more questions: Who audits this money to make sure it supports AMERICAN jobs? Who audits the money to make sure it is properly spent and is not going in a Communist Red China general’s pocket? The minimum wage of a communist Chinese work is .45 cents an hour and what is America’s? Does China force employers to fund health care? How about the other American laws that we are forced to follow but we give $49 million taxpayer dollars to employ Communist Red China workers.
Their headquarters is in Charlotte that has R&D, Sales & Technical Service, and limited manufacturing, however, the majority of their manufacturing is overseas. Exactly how many U.S. jobs are created?
To Mr. Etheridge; Last year at your town-hall meetings in Clayton and Lillington, I asked you where in the Constitution I would find the part that gave the government the authority to mess with my health care. You told me it was the Welfare Clause. I asked you to contact the Congressional Research Service and ask them for a response and then ask them how many bills have been passed and signed that unlawfully allows our government to be involved which is in violation of Article 1, Section 8. It clearly states:
Here is the LIMITED power given to Congress by the Constitution: Article I Section 8.
The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes, duties, imposts and excises, to pay the debts and provide for the common defense and general welfare of the United States; but all duties, imposts and excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;
To borrow money on the credit of the United States ;
To regulate commerce with foreign nations, and among the several states, and with the Indian tribes;
To establish a uniform rule of naturalization, and uniform laws on the subject of bankruptcies throughout the United States ;
To coin money, regulate the value thereof, and of foreign coin, and fix the standard of weights and measures;
To provide for the punishment of counterfeiting the securities and current coin of the United States ;
To establish post offices and post roads;
To promote the progress of science and useful arts, by securing for limited times to authors and inventors the exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries;
To constitute tribunals inferior to the Supreme Court;
To define and punish piracies and felonies committed on the high seas, and offenses against the law of nations;
To declare war, grant letters of marque and reprisal, and make rules concerning captures on land and water;
To raise and support armies, but no appropriation of money to that use shall be for a longer term than two years;
To provide and maintain a navy;
To make rules for the government and regulation of the land and naval forces;
To provide for calling forth the militia to execute the laws of the union, suppress insurrections and repel invasions;
To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining, the militia, and for governing such part of them as may be employed in the service of the United States, reserving to the states respectively, the appointment of the officers, and the authority of training the militia according to the discipline prescribed by Congress;
To exercise exclusive legislation in all cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten miles square) as may, by cession of particular states, and the acceptance of Congress, become the seat of the government of the United States, and to exercise like authority over all places purchased by the consent of the legislature of the state in which the same shall be, for the building of forts, magazines, arsenals, dockyards, and other needful buildings;–And
To make all laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into execution the foregoing powers, and all other powers vested by this Constitution in the government of the United States, or in any department or officer thereof.
Representatives & Senators, please respond to my questions and contact the Congressional Research Service and ask them for their views on the Welfare Clause and where in the Constitution I will find that gives the authority for our government to give a foreign company $49 million taxpayer dollars?
Respectfully submitted by SilenceDogood2010 this Third day of April in the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Ten.