Democrat Who Worried Guam Might Tip Over Now AN EXPERT ON THE FREE MARKET (VIDEO)

Hank Johnson

Congressman Hank Johnson of Georgia makes you wonder how some people ever get elected to public office. In 2010, he actually worried that Guam could capsize.

Even CBS News covered it:

Hank Johnson Worries Guam Could “Capsize” After Marine Buildup

Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) is raising some eyebrows with a comment he made about the U.S. territory of Guam during a House Armed Services Committee hearing last Thursday.

In a discussion regarding a planned military buildup on the Pacific island, Johnson expressed some concerns about the plans to Adm. Robert Willard, head of the U.S. Pacific fleet.

“My fear is that the whole island will become so overly populated that it will tip over and capsize,” Johnson said. Willard paused and replied, “We don’t anticipate that.”

Here’s the video:

Now he’s apparently an expert on the free market.

CNS News reports:

Rep. Hank Johnson: ‘Free Market Way of Thinking Doesn’t Work’

Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) says that America has practiced the free market system over the last 40 years and “that it doesn’t work.”

Johnson made the comments while speaking on the House floor Thursday against the Sunshine For Regulatory Decrees and Settlements Act. The bill aims at making the government give public notice when entering into legal negotiations that may result in new regulations.

“There has been a movement over the last 30, 40 years to turn people against the government,” Johnson said. “This mantra is that government is too big, we don’t need any rules to govern human conduct, let everything work itself out and the free market system will make it rain for everybody. Well, we’ve seen after 30, 40 years of practicing that free market way of thinking that it doesn’t work.”

Here’s the video:

The free market doesn’t work?

Has anyone called Guam?


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  • BuddyPC

    Frederica Wilson, D-FL, 2011:
    “And all of the growth in the past 30 years, we see it slipping away. From home ownership, the middle class; it’s slipping away from our hands. And it has a lot to do with many issues. Racism, shipping jobs overseas, access — no access to technology. You know, the digital divide is there and many of the new jobs that’s what it requires. So, we have a problem.”

    “Growth in the past 30 years.”
    Hm. What happened in 1981?

  • bob e

    i don’t see why he can’t be our next black president ..

  • Zexufang

    Democrat Hank Johnson is an IDIOT.

    You get the government you deserve.
    And you can thank Georgia voters for that.

  • Hank Johnson. Putting the **** Yeah! in America, **** Yeah!

  • AtlJim

    His seat was previously occupied by Cynthia McKinney. Good to see that the honor of DeKalb County is being upheld.

  • Aaron1960

    1st off, the free market doesn’t “make it rain” for people. You have to offer something of value in return for participation and reward in a free market like labor, capital, an idea. The democrat is ALL about welfare which means taking ideas, capital or labor from another and giving it away for votes. Otherwise known as graft, extortion, theft.

  • Vizzini

    The man is exhibit number one why I no longer recognize the legitimacy of the U.S. government. That I should sit back and concede sovereignty to a government that has people like him running it — people who could be characters in Idiocracy — is ludicrous. They simply aren’t smart enough to deserve to be able to tell me what to do, in any fashion.

    • Rick Caird

      On the one hand, Democrats complain that the House does not reflect the number of votes cast by D’s and R’s, but they simultaneously demand that majority minority districts be created so they can elect the likes of Hank Johnson. Brilliant, those Democrats.

  • wiredcrusader

    This guy is such a moron. As if bureaucratic regulations are devised and imposed in a fashion resembling democracy or representative democracy…

  • Eldrick Wo

    ya get what you vote for

  • I’m thinking SOMEBODY “got over” with an inexplicable portfolio, due to contributions from folks lobbying for
    Fascism to eliminate the competition.
    SEE: They Live (movie)

  • sukietawdry

    Did he mention what kind of system we operated under before we instituted the free market system 40 years ago?

  • FriendOfJohnnyM

    Ah…. good ol’ Hankie Johnson. The one and only Politician whose I.Q. is half of his shoe size.

  • tommy mc donnell

    it has been the ever creeping increase in socialist programs over the last forty years that hasn’t worked.

  • chris

    This nig gets elected and re-elected because of all the nigs that are his voters. If you were entertained by the Guam bit you should check YouTube for his helium and all of the balloons bit. Priceless

  • olddog

    Another Groid with the intellect of a Fence Post selected by Groids with the intellect of TREE (d)at bes RICH..YO..

  • Jim

    “Affirmative Action” is black privilege. Here it is at it’s best.

  • Harold Svenssen

    The intellectual capacity of Georgia’s 4th district must be sorely deprived.

  • jmarie

    Scary, scary stuff.

  • Warren Ellis

    It is really too bad we have not had “free market capitalism” but “crony capitalism” for much of that period of time. I agree with this point, “crony capitalism” (which I am assuming he is referencing) does not work, relies on Government for protection from competitors, encourages the Federal Government to pick winners and losers and is one of the main drivers of bureaucratic regulation and an abysmal Federal tax code.