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HILL SEEKS PROBE OF 9/11 LOAN OUTRAGES
NY Post ^ | Dec. 31, 2005 | By IAN BISHOP

Posted on 12/31/2005 6:53:08 AM PST by COUNTrecount

December 31, 2005 -- WASHINGTON — Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton yesterday called on President Bush to launch an investigation into the Small Business Administration's outrageous bungling of a special loan program meant to help businesses hurt by 9/11. Clinton said she was "particularly incensed" that the SBA pushed lenders across the country to peddle 9/11 loans to a tanning salon in Las Vegas and a golf course in Texas "while many New York businesses struggled just to stay afloat."

She dispatched letters yesterday to Bush and to Sens. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) and John Kerry (D-Mass.) — the top two members of the Senate Small Business Committee — urging immediate action.

Clinton is pouncing on the damning results of an internal investigation by the SBA's inspector general. The probe came after The Post's stories exposing how dozens of Dunkin' Donut shops around the country got loans totaling more than $20 million under the program.

The Post reports this week have also highlighted how a candy store in Illinois and janitorial service in Colorado secured big loans, while New York City businesses — like Steamers Landing, just blocks from Ground Zero — were turned down by the SBA.

The investigators found that as many as 85 percent of the businesses that got the special STAR loans failed to prove they were harmed by the attacks — and many actually experienced soaring sales immediately after the attacks.

Clinton wrote to Bush that "it is troubling to know that many other businesses with questionable qualifications in parts of the country far removed from New York" received loans, while those near Ground Zero "may have been dissuaded from even applying."

She told her Senate colleagues that oversight hearings are needed to understand "how the program not only failed to adequately oversee ...

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia; US: New York
KEYWORDS: 109th; 911loans; chelsea; clinton; hillary; probe; probes; sba; websterhubble
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A title with "Hill" and "Probe" can't be all bad.
1 posted on 12/31/2005 6:53:09 AM PST by COUNTrecount
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To: COUNTrecount
Why is this more'Outrageous'than Alaska's 'Bridge to Nowhere'?
2 posted on 12/31/2005 6:55:56 AM PST by TCats
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To: COUNTrecount
Yes it can.. I bet they'll find that all the bogus loans went to businesses in districts of demonrat cronies. (might be a really big can o'worms for the dems...)
3 posted on 12/31/2005 6:56:28 AM PST by xcamel (a system poltergeist stole it.)
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To: COUNTrecount

Oh no, not particularly incensed! Is that greater than deeply saddened?


4 posted on 12/31/2005 6:56:49 AM PST by mtbopfuyn (Legality does not dictate morality... Lavin)
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To: COUNTrecount

That Hillary, she really jumps on the critical issues--the ones critical to her. This one's a winner for her, no matter what happens. This will be a campaing clip for her: Taking care of her constituency, looking out for the little guy. {{{barf}}}


5 posted on 12/31/2005 6:56:59 AM PST by Clara Lou (A conservative is a liberal who has been mugged by reality. --I. Kristol)
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To: COUNTrecount
Can anyone imagine what a State of the Union Address by this witch would be like?

Television screens (at least those of us with CRT's) would be popping all accross the world with the sound of her screeching.

6 posted on 12/31/2005 6:57:25 AM PST by raybbr (ANWR is a barren, frozen wasteland - like the mind of a democrat!)
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To: COUNTrecount

Where was she when all this crap was happening?

Nobody called her office for help and got to talk to the hand?

I bet she is pushing HER failure to help NY citizens on Bush.


7 posted on 12/31/2005 6:58:21 AM PST by Paloma_55 (Which part of "Common Sense" do you not understand???)
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To: COUNTrecount

How timely


8 posted on 12/31/2005 6:59:28 AM PST by mylife (The roar of the masses could be farts)
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To: COUNTrecount
After some initial blundering, Hillary is now carefully picking her issues. This is a safe one. She can't lose. It looks good. It makes the Bush administration look bad. Don't underestimate her, ever.

Leni

9 posted on 12/31/2005 6:59:41 AM PST by MinuteGal
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To: Clara Lou
Hillary's looking for one thing in this episode: MONEY.

She's looking in the wrong direction. Look at the banks. They're submitting the paperwork.

Bet there's DEMS in them ol' vaults.

10 posted on 12/31/2005 7:03:22 AM PST by Sacajaweau (God Bless Our Troops!!)
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To: MinuteGal

Well said.


11 posted on 12/31/2005 7:03:35 AM PST by tropical
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To: COUNTrecount

Heh heh heh, Hillary wants a probe.

12 posted on 12/31/2005 7:03:52 AM PST by Enterprise (The MSM - Propaganda wing and news censorship division of the Democrat Party.)
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To: Paloma_55

She already did that......months ago....saying the number of New York jobs haven't increased because of "Bush Poilicies".


13 posted on 12/31/2005 7:05:22 AM PST by Sacajaweau (God Bless Our Troops!!)
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To: Clara Lou
That Hillary, she really jumps on the critical issues--the ones critical to her.
 
Hillary cowardly refuses to allow open interviews of any kind. She is always protected by handlers.

14 posted on 12/31/2005 7:06:16 AM PST by Wolverine (A Concerned Citizen)
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To: raybbr
Can anyone imagine what a State of the Union Address by this witch would be like?

I can hear the chant; "B-B, B-B" over and over again! Or perhaps in Hillary's case, the chant would be 'B-S, B-S' (hmm, somehow Big Sister doesn't come out right in a chant.... or perhaps it does!)

15 posted on 12/31/2005 7:06:28 AM PST by 6SJ7
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To: MinuteGal
Yes but, this is a great issue for the Senator from New York and not the POTUS. May she enjoy a long and successful career as the Senator from New York.
16 posted on 12/31/2005 7:08:17 AM PST by Thebaddog (K9 4ever)
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To: 6SJ7

Hillary would do to the USA what Carly Fiorina did to HP, drive it into the ground.


17 posted on 12/31/2005 7:08:28 AM PST by Paloma_55 (Which part of "Common Sense" do you not understand???)
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To: Wolverine
Yes, it's cowardly, but it's worked for her so far.

Leni

18 posted on 12/31/2005 7:08:59 AM PST by MinuteGal
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To: COUNTrecount

Thos does sound like an important issue that should be investigated. But that assessment is based on this article, which is based upon careful triangulation by the hildabeast. It does seem wrong that local, struggling businesses didn't get the 9/11 loans but successful out of state ones did. What is hilary hiding?


19 posted on 12/31/2005 7:11:37 AM PST by doc30 (Democrats are to morals what and Etch-A-Sketch is to Art.)
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To: Wolverine

Hillary is so transparent--calculating and self-serving.


20 posted on 12/31/2005 7:12:31 AM PST by Clara Lou (A conservative is a liberal who has been mugged by reality. --I. Kristol)
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To: COUNTrecount

Hillary was apparently more outraged over this than Billie Bob's BJ's in the Oval Office. Pardon me, but I doubt her sincerity or outrage over anything--I mean, like she cares.


21 posted on 12/31/2005 7:18:05 AM PST by ExTexasRedhead
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To: TCats

What do you want to bet that those "dozens of Dunkin' Donut" stores are owned by a guy named "Jamal"...half the money went for improvements and half went to terrorists...yep thats what will happen..and hillary will be a hero - get elected -

oh my someone slap me...please


22 posted on 12/31/2005 7:18:51 AM PST by BubbaJunebug
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To: ExTexasRedhead

Hillary works hard getting pork for her re-election efforts, she damned sure doesnt want to see anyone who cant vote for her get the benefit of this pork.

I wonder why she didnt get the Sr. Senator from New York Chuckie Baby to jump on this with her. Maybe she see's it as a winner and doesnt want to share anything with Chucky Baby.


23 posted on 12/31/2005 7:22:33 AM PST by sgtbono2002
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To: COUNTrecount
Dear Hilly,
I called George this morning and asked him, as a friend, to do me and you the favor of investigating this matter that is so important to you.
He told me, "The moment she admits to theft and fraud for whitewater and the cattle futures scam, I assure you .... I'll think about it".

No kiddin' Hill, that's what he said.

Well, anyway, I miss you dearly and wish I smelled like fish ( ... (;^) ... )

Yours, ever,
BillyBumpo

24 posted on 12/31/2005 7:25:14 AM PST by knarf (A place where anyone can learn anything ... especially that which promotes clear thinking.)
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To: COUNTrecount
HILL SEEKS PROBE OF 9/11 LOAN OUTRAGES

Oh my brain is crushing under the weight of the sheer number of PROBES.

Justice Dept. to probe leak of spy program

(Gov) Doyle (D, WI) Campaign Donor Probe Widening

Bipartisan call for wiretapping probe (RINOs and DEM TRAITORS)

Probe Looks at Alleged Katrina Euthanasia

Feds probe SAM fired at airliner report

Probe urged into oil meetings [Reid]

House Intelligence Committee to probe Cunningham's work on panel

Tribe links key Democrat, lobbyist in probe

IRS Asked to Probe Dr. James Dobson

Time Reporter Called a Key to Rove's Defense In Leak Probe

Cisneros Probe Not Yet Dead (Independent Counsel David Barrett)

Feds probe corruption in Katrina levee failures

Senator Seeks to Defer Probe of CIA Prison Leak

Another Leak Probe? GOP Calls for Investigation into 'Wash Post' Scoop on CIA 'Black Sites'

Democrats push prisoner abuse probe (Outrageous RATS)

Senate May Probe Miers' Lottery Days [claim: lobbyists helped President Bush get into Nat'l Guard

Frist: Stock Probe May Affect 2008 Plans

Senate to Probe Saudi Hate Literature in Mosques

Report due in Able Danger probe

MSN.Com-DeLay indicted in campaign finance probe

Government was to be a forward looking body and promote goodwill for it citizens (subjects now). How can anyone get anything done when they are probing the prober's? Our government is way out of touch. Gets worse everyday they are in secession, and sometimes when they are not.

25 posted on 12/31/2005 7:35:03 AM PST by Pit1
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To: BubbaJunebug
What do you want to bet that those "dozens of Dunkin' Donut" stores are owned by a guy named "Jamal"...half the money went for improvements and half went to terrorists...yep thats what will happen..and hillary will be a hero - get elected - oh my someone slap me...please

Do you have any info on these Dunkin' Donut stores?

26 posted on 12/31/2005 7:36:30 AM PST by COUNTrecount
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To: Pit1

Have a nice day !

27 posted on 12/31/2005 7:39:16 AM PST by COUNTrecount
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To: MinuteGal

And Hillary is an expert on loans to women, the poverty stricken, and not just here, but worldwide. Remember her Bejing (Women of the World Unite) speech?

Lots of info online about her touting these loan programs for women, even giving herself credit for inventing them, but precious little on how the programs performed. (Not counting HRC press releases.)

Butt you're right about Hillary cherry-picking her topics. She claimed ownership of loans years ago, so it stands to reason she would use the issue of loans as a presidential "find and fix" platform


28 posted on 12/31/2005 7:47:42 AM PST by YaYa123
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To: COUNTrecount

I thought it was her job to protect the interests of her constitutents........oh, my bad. She's been running for President since 2000. Sorry.


29 posted on 12/31/2005 7:50:31 AM PST by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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To: COUNTrecount
Probe this, Hitlery:

http://www.judicialwatch.org/archive/1999/277.shtml

Has anyone else discovered that all photographs of Craig Livingstone have been expunged from the internet?

30 posted on 12/31/2005 7:59:58 AM PST by FerdieMurphy (For English press one. (Farewell Tookie. Is hell really hot?))
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To: COUNTrecount

Hillary Clinton is a fat pig. Our first female President will not a fat, screeching pig. She will never be President.


31 posted on 12/31/2005 8:07:31 AM PST by GianniV
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To: COUNTrecount
A related link...

Hillary Clinton's 9/11 Cash Squandered

From the link:

A four-month investigation by New York's Daily News reveals that the process for doling out the $21.4 billion disaster recovery package was "procedurally flawed" - and that there was "little oversight there was over the spending."

"In effect, no one was watching," the News said - including Mrs. Clinton.

32 posted on 12/31/2005 8:10:03 AM PST by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: COUNTrecount
Hillary Clinton outraged at govt.fraud and spending abuses, what a great way to stat the new year, with the joke of the century.
33 posted on 12/31/2005 8:22:55 AM PST by rodguy911 (Support Able Danger and Lt.Col Shaffer,Condi Rice/VP in 08--)
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To: Enterprise

uhhhhhh,hahahhahahahha Bevis Rocks.


34 posted on 12/31/2005 8:23:58 AM PST by rodguy911 (Support Able Danger and Lt.Col Shaffer,Condi Rice/VP in 08--)
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To: mewzilla

Thank you.Noted and bookmarked.


35 posted on 12/31/2005 8:33:23 AM PST by COUNTrecount
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To: COUNTrecount
I so hope Hillie keeps yappin'. Smartest woman in America. SNORT.
36 posted on 12/31/2005 8:36:27 AM PST by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: Pit1
"Oh my brain is crushing under the weight of the sheer number of PROBES." (!!)

You forgot about the House Post office scandal! Oh, thats right, this one died when the files on the 100 or so congressmen--mostly democrat--that were being investigated disappeared when the Clinton administration took over the investigation. Let her investigate this new probe when they give back all the FBI files and re-investigate the post office scandal.
37 posted on 12/31/2005 8:40:16 AM PST by Pete from Shawnee Mission (Your job, Ms. Goat, is to watch this cabbage patch and protect it from that herd of Mules...)
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To: COUNTrecount

What were the 2 senators from NY doing during all this time? Why did she wait until now to care about this issue?


38 posted on 12/31/2005 8:43:57 AM PST by samtheman
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To: COUNTrecount

I bet if Billary gets off her arse, she'll find businesses in Upstate that procured loans too (she won't though, because it would be bad bull to tick off potential voters).


39 posted on 12/31/2005 8:48:30 AM PST by Trajan88 (www.bullittclub.com)
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To: samtheman; COUNTrecount
They sure weren't overseeing, were they?

From this link: 4-year scandal of the 9/11 billions :

... For 9/11, longstanding disaster aid rules were turned on their head.

...Under the Stafford Act, which governs federal disaster relief, victims typically first apply to the Small Business Administration for loans. If rejected, applications are generally made to FEMA. That rule was dropped in New York.

Congress reaped what it sowed.

40 posted on 12/31/2005 8:50:55 AM PST by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: TCats

just cause Hill is making brownie points for herself...

otherwise she really doesn't care.


42 posted on 12/31/2005 8:52:53 AM PST by television is just wrong (Our sympathies are misguided with illegal aliens...)
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To: mewzilla

This seems to be the accepted standard now for our benevolent government: Got a disaster? Throw money at it. If you throw enough $Billions, you don't even have to worry about the level of corruption. To hell with any kind of oversight. Don't worry about it. The allegations will come and go. The publik is numb to it.


43 posted on 12/31/2005 8:54:16 AM PST by FlyVet
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To: FlyVet
And then scream bloody murder when your pi$$ poor planning results in the inevitable waste and fraud. But they can't get away with that kind of hypocrisy anymore :)
44 posted on 12/31/2005 8:56:20 AM PST by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: Enterprise

rofl ... thanks, there goes my coffee ;)


45 posted on 12/31/2005 8:56:35 AM PST by Sweetjustusnow (Oust the IslamoCommies here and abroad.)
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To: COUNTrecount
ATILLA may be sorry if she gets her wish.

It was most likely banks in NEW YORK that perpetrated this fraud.

Notice they keep saying that the 'lenders' didn't properly process the loans.

LENDERS = BANKERS

46 posted on 12/31/2005 8:58:38 AM PST by OldFriend (The Dems enABLEd DANGER and 3,000 Americans died.)
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To: OldFriend; COUNTrecount
From this link:

Opening Statement Senator Hillary Clinton; EPW Hearing; September 24, 2002

Private non-profit entities must be able to get help quickly. In New York and communities across the country, private non-profit entities provide extremely important services that aren’t defined as “critical” under the Stafford Act as amended in 2000. We need to ensure that there is administrative flexibility so that FEMA doesn’t have to use its valuable, though limited, resources finding creative solutions for critical non-profits.

Oh, Hillie....

47 posted on 12/31/2005 9:02:50 AM PST by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: COUNTrecount

Hill wouldn't recognize the truth if it bit her in the behind. It'll be interesting to see if she trots out the 'We're going to take things away from you for the common good' line when she runs in '08. I think she'll dangle a carrot in front of the voters. The old bait and switch. If she tries this during the primaries, will her opponents be brave enough to call her on it? The MSM won't help.

Fox this am, and a panel of talking heads discussing the past year...how did Bush do? Up or down. To a man, the dems trotted out bogus negatives. Iraq War illegally fought -- No WMD's found, Not enough troops, No exit strategy, No real allies, No this, No that, (all memorized). Combat deaths, Abu Graebe prison atrocities, 'bad' economy, scandals, Trampling civil liberties! etc. When the moderator pointed out that they didn't have any new ideas to put before the voters, this was dismissed as So what. Even the dimmest bulb in the box gets sick and tired of hearing this drivel. They're going straight over the cliff.


48 posted on 12/31/2005 9:10:20 AM PST by hershey
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To: hershey

The trouble is Hill is smart enough to let the rest of the party head left, while she pretends to sit in the middle. Somehow she'll plant herself in front of an army base for a big photo op. We'll hear, "When I was in Iraq eating with the troops," or maybe that was Afghanistan. (She'll play Joan of Arc.) Pay raises, more benefits for the troops, raise the minimum wage (isn't it time for that again?), get allies to do more heavy lifting. Real homeland security for the US. Promises, promises, lies and more lies. But the MSM will simply say hyperbole on the stump is expected.


49 posted on 12/31/2005 9:19:58 AM PST by hershey
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To: mewzilla
If I remember correctly, NY has some 9-11 funds that were never used FOR 9-11 associated uses and are supposed to go back to the Federal Government.

Is this a prelude to "the Federal Government is taking over all the banks and just have one big village with Happy People?

50 posted on 12/31/2005 9:21:36 AM PST by Sacajaweau (God Bless Our Troops!!)
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