Skip to comments.Pastor Got $1.5 Million in Clinton Earmarks Before Endorsement [Rev. Calvin O. Butts III...]
Posted on 01/24/2008 10:14:16 AM PST by Sub-Driver
Pastor Got $1.5 Million in Clinton Earmarks Before Endorsement By Fred Lucas CNSNews.com Staff Writer January 24, 2008
(CNSNews.com) - Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) secured more than $1 million in federal funding last year for a Harlem-based non-profit whose leader gave her presidential campaign a major endorsement last weekend.
Clinton -- who is aggressively competing for the black vote with her chief rival for the Democratic presidential nomination, Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) -- touted the endorsement of Rev. Calvin O. Butts III, a prominent black leader and pastor of one of the oldest black churches in America, the Abyssinian Baptist Church of Harlem.
The $555-billion FY 2008 omnibus spending bill approved last month by Congress included 11 appropriations bills with almost 1,000 earmarks. Clinton teamed with senior New York Sen. Charles Schumer and New York Rep. Charles Rangel, both Democrats, to provide three earmarks for the Abyssinian Development Corporation (ADC).
The ADC is a separate non-profit community development organization chaired by Butts that focuses on increasing quality housing, delivering social services, and boosting economic and educational opportunities in Harlem.
Clinton backed an $839,000 earmark to the development corporation's programs for at-risk youth; $446,500 for the organization to expand youth after-school programs; and $146,000 for the group's social service work.
Clinton accepted credit for the Abyssinian earmarks and other earmarks in a statement released in December, saying, "I am proud that these funds will help support critical investments in New York City -- from strengthening community programs for our children to supporting the city's colleges and universities to cleaning up our waterways."
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Quid Quo Pro anyone?
Our tax dollars at work.... :-(
And the salary this clown draws from this “non-Profit” is???
When you dig in to these orgs, you find all kinds of corruption...
Waiting for MSM to cover this. Waiting....waiting....waiting....
“What does it profit a man to gain the entire world, but to lose his very soul.”
$555-billion FY 2008 omnibus spending bill approved last month by Congress included 11 appropriations bills with almost 1,000 earmarks.
Protection For Opportunity Seekers And Tax Payers From Congress Spending: Low Tax Rates !!!
The dems eliminated all use of Earmarks!
Last income statement 12/2005
Primary Revenue $3,853,155
Other Revenue $2,248,461
Total Revenue $6,101,616
Program Expenses $5,582,622
Administrative Expenses $857,100
Fundraising Expenses $365,769
Total Functional Expenses $6,805,491
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-703,875
Net Assets $3,444,563
Abyssinian Development Corporation
Four West 125th Street
New York, NY 10027
tel: (212) 368-4471
fax: (646) 442-6598
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Leadership (FYE 12/2005)
Name Title Compensation % of Expenses
Sheena Wright President, CEO (The person identified as holding the highest position of management, and therefore who would normally be responsible for carrying out the mission of the charity and leading the organization on a day-to-day basis.) $115,000 1.68%
Other Salaries of Note
Karen Philips Former President $10,000 0.14%
Charles Foster Chief Financial Officer $128,275 1.88%
Flores A. Forbes Chief Strategic Officer $115,000 1.68%
My my my aren’t blacks expensive these days.
But you can’t PROVE there was any quid-pro-quo...
No controlling legal authority!
etc., etc. etc. ad nauseum.
God help us all.
Another example of the “hard work” she is doing, every day, as the junior Senator from NY.
That’s not funny, that’s sick!
No, wait - it’s pretty darned funny.
Separation of Church and State!!!!!
Oh, I forgot. Wrong party. Democrats can show up at churches and campaign as well as give money to their religious friends. My bad.
We are stuck with "one man one vote"....more dangerous than radical islam.
Welfare class voters ARE our "enemy within" which will ultimately destroy the U.S. by voting themselves largess from the public treasury.....with the help of the receipent officials.
We must find a way to keep people who live off government welfare...and those with a welfare mentality from imposing their will on those of us who work and pay the taxes......
...or we are doomed to Zimbabwe status.
Those are some expensive votes, but I guess its easy when you are spending someone else’s money...
I think it’s time we marked the Clinton’s ears.
The Democrats and MSM make a big deal about government funding of religious groups. However, they have no problem with the Clintons buying the endorsments of Rev. Butts and others. This is the same pastor who screamed “go to hell white man” at the top of his lungs.
Isn’t this the guy who said”Go to hell white people”?
Calling the IRS. Are you listening? You would be if this involved Republicans!
It’s time for Obama supporters to start wearing Bubba masks and t-shirts that say:
NO. I AM THE FIRST BLACK PRESIDENT.
That ought to at least get some people thinking.
Wow, you know, I had never thought of the situation in those terms. In any other setting, some type of conflict-of-interest / recusal rule would come into effect. Hmm.