Skip to comments.Kerry's absences (Washington Times Picks Up Story About Ethics Complaint Against Kerry)
Posted on 06/16/2004 3:25:36 AM PDT by jmstein7
A Hofstra University Law School student wants to see Democratic presidential candidate Sen. John Kerry return most of his Senate salary for the past two years to cover the days he has been absent campaigning.
Law student Johnathan M. Stein, 28, filed a complaint against Mr. Kerry of Massachusetts for cashing the pay checks and Senate Secretary Emily J. Reynolds for not deducting pay for his absences.
"I learned about the issue by accident," Mr. Stein said.
"Mrs. Reynolds has knowingly and willfully" violated section 2 paragraph 39 of the U.S. Code by giving Mr. Kerry his salary without deducting daily wages for each day that he has been absent from the Senate, Mr. Stein said.
Mr. Kerry began his day in New Jersey facing questions from reporters about Massachusetts Republican Gov. Mitt Romney's request that the senator resign his seat so the governor could appoint someone with the time to fill it.
"It's not fair, it's not right, and the public is not being well-served," said Lt. Gov. Kerry Healey.
She said Mr. Kerry has missed 64 percent of roll call votes last year and 87 percent this year.
Mr. Kerry refused to resign, saying: "I believe I am serving the citizens of Massachusetts and the country in the proposal I've laid out about health care for all Americans, which George Bush has not, to balance the budget, to be fiscally responsible."
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And what a start it is :-) Best wishes on your effort.
Maybe we can get some mileage out of the phrase "The Virtual Senator."
Great job! I was so surprised when I read your name in the article.
George Bush didn't miss 87% of his job this year. Any more comments, Jacques?
Thanks for the ping!
"Maybe we can get some mileage out of the phrase 'The Virtual Senator.'"
Thank you. Thank you very much.
I'll be here all week...
I won't forget :)
P.S. Sorry I had to run out of the meeting...
Helluva job, pal!
BTW, does Kerry not see the glaring hypocrisy in purporting an interest in 'balancing the budget' while he's siphoning off taxpayer money for a no-show job?
Not a problem.
It's remarkable how many things you volunteered to do shortly after you left.
I must be stupid, because I couldn't construe what his answer was referring to as far as serving the people of his State.
The guy is a greedy, self-serving jerk.
A damn good start.
Uh, the bisexuals are demanding TWO months. They're like that you know...
NICE!!!! Did you pick me up a copy? Or can you get me one?
Yes, and he can take his healthcare plan and shove it you know where....he dodges the subject...it is like asking someone what they want to eat for dinner, and they answer.."well, i think that a new pair of shoes would be nice!!!"
So proud as punch....:)
Oh, and got b-day pics back...i'll send them to you when i scan them!!
Too bad you are going to be a good for nothing, scum sucking lawyer (/sarcasm).
I wish Fox would ditch the "F & B" routine. What it really does is provide yet another national (and growing) platform for the rants, lies, and outrageous, seditious lunacy orchestrated by the Dims and their boundless lust for power. And I mean power at any cost, up to and including destruction of our society.
They should adopt a new slogan, something like "Real News and Insights, Untainted"
Sorry for the rant.
You make me proud of our younger generation. Hope this gets more air time.
hard copy on it's way to me.
great going. Keep us posted on Senate action on this
Blind squirel finds nut.
We've already seen it.
First, Kerry announces "Bring it on!" Then, when the Bush team brings it on, Kerry runs to McAuliffe to get the DNC to keep the "attack dogs" away.
It sure is a start, good luck!
And, you'll recall, so was Joe Lieberman.
I understand there are a few follow-up articles coming out tomorrow with more details. I will keep y'all informed and post here.
It seems extremely odd to me that a law student has to enforce the law through a complaint! What the hell is the Justice Department doing???????
Greedy...Guess Theresa doesn't allow him his
weekly allowance..just another greedy, hypocrite who
never met a tax hike he didn't love....Also- it is
President Bush's fault-- Lurch is really a leech..Jake
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