Tuesday, September 15, 2009

RADAR ALERT: Want a Good Laugh? Check Out the SAFE Act! HR 739

Are the sponsors of this bill collaborators in fraud using lies and misinformation to enact a piece of legislation? Is this what the Government of the U.S.A. has come to in the 21st century. Democrats have used lies to engage in war - remember the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, or more recently the Bush Republican Administration WMD big lie over the invasion of Iraq amongst many. It is a sad picture that taxpayers keep forking out more money based on some misandry (see VAWA as well as this one), The conspirators are shown below who would try and push legislation through congress based on imaginary factoids. As an example intentional injuries to females amounted to 1.4% of Emergency Department Visits in 2006 according to the Dept. of Health & Human Services http://mchb.hrsa.gov/whusa08/hstat/hi/pages/226i.html. Less than 1% of these visits are related to DV.Men represented 2.7% of visits for intentional injury. How many Legislative Acts are in place to help them - some of those injuries are related to victimization by females.

These elected reps don't appear to know that DV is pretty much equal between genders and that children are most likely to be killed or abused by the single mom. The so-called empowerment is at the expense of the other gender it would appear as is the case with Biden's VAWA.

This is the title of HR 739 "economic security and safety of victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking, and for other purposes." It is also known as the SAFE Act.

These are the sponsors: Follow the money - are they getting campaign contributions from NOW or other feminists organizations. Did these contributions start as tax donations to these groups. Is this a form of tax payer money getting recycled back into the pockets of these people. What motivates elected representatives to propose legislation based on lies and misinformation. Lots of questions - few answers.MJM


Lucille Roybal-Allard

Co - sponsors

  • Rep. Donna Edwards [D, MD-4]
    Rep. Raul Grijalva [D, AZ-7]
    Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D, NY-14]
    Rep. Dennis Moore [D, KS-3]
    Rep. Ted Poe [R, TX-2]


What if you knew a bill had been introduced in Congress in which most of the findings were misleading, outdated, or simply false? Welcome to wonderful, wacky world of HR 739, the Security and Financial Empowerment Act (SAFE).

The bill contains 53 different claims. Only 4 of those claims can be verified as accurate, current, and truthful. As for the remaining 49 claims, whoever dreamed up this stuff has an incredible sense of humor!

The following bold-faced quotes come straight from the SAFE Act findings. They are followed by the actual facts. So get ready for some side-splitting humor:

  1. "Violence against women has been reported to be the leading cause of physical injury to women."

    Here's what the website of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services shows (http://mchb.hrsa.gov/whusa08/hstat/hi/pages/226i.html):

    Under the graph the DHHS states, "All of the leading causes of injury in 2006 were unintentional." But domestic violence is an intentional cause of injury. In other words, DV is not even on the list of leading causes of injury.

  2. "According to recent Government estimates, approximately 987,400 rapes occur annually in the United States"

    Here's what the FBI really says: "In 2007, the estimated number of forcible rapes (90,427) decreased 2.5 percent from the 2006 estimate." http://www.fbi.gov/ucr/cius2007/offenses/violent_crime/forcible_rape.html So the SAFE number is off by about 900,000. We'll just call it a rounding error.

Now ready to have a real belly laugh? Check out RADAR's critique of the SAFE findings: http://www.mediaradar.org/docs/RADARanalysis-HR739Findings.pdf

After you see all the misleading claims, misrepresentations, and outright falsehoods, tell your Representative that people shouldn't be making a joke of domestic violence.

Tell your congressman to vote 'No' against the SAFE Act. As always, please remember to be polite.

To find your Representative's contact information go to http://www.house.gov and enter your zip code in the upper left corner.

Date of RADAR Release: May 4, 2009

R.A.D.A.R. – Respecting Accuracy in Domestic Abuse Reporting – is a non-profit, non-partisan organization of men and women working to improve the effectiveness of our nation's approach to solving domestic violence


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