I received this info in email this am:
Since contact with Micheletti is in direct conflict with stated U.S. interests, these nine Republicans, as well as Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, who has aided them, seem to have broken U.S. law. The Logan Act says that anyone who without government authorization "directly or indirectly commences or carries on any correspondence or intercourse with any foreign government or any officer or agent thereof, with intent to influence the measures or conduct of any foreign government or of any officer or agent thereof, in relation to any disputes or controversies with the United States, or to defeat the measures of the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both."
Tomas Ayuso, a research fellow at the Council on Hemispheric affairs who spent the summer reporting on the crisis from Tegucigalpa, agrees. The members of Congress meeting with Micheletti "are in violation of the Logan Act," he said.
There have been three Republican trips to Honduras to meet with Micheletti: a July trip by House members Connie Mack (R-Florida) and Brian Bilbray (R-California); last week's trip by Senators Jim DeMint (R- South Carolina), Aaron Schock (R-Illinois), Peter Roskam (R-Illinois), and Doug Lamborn (R-Colorado); and Monday's visit by House members Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Florida), Lincoln Diaz-Balart (R-Florida), and Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Florida).
BTW, I read both sides of the health-care debate, and still favor HR676 as the most sensible and egalitarian system, however, I need to point out that I heard that Baucus' bill has a *tax* on medical supplies. Now, I have to mention: that's just nuts; taxation of necessities is always wrong. It was a major step forward a few years back when NM finally stopped taxing medicine.
It sounds to me like the rich guys have this all figured out, and their plan is to make the poor *required* to pay their dividends (oh, and take all their guns, too).