Skip to comments.Rangel, Other Reps, Party in Caribbean With Citi Funds
Posted on 01/30/2009 5:35:54 PM PST by melt
Six Democratic members of Congress enjoyed a Caribbean junket sponsored by Citigroup after Congress had approved the $700 billion bailout of financial services firms in October.
The National Legal and Policy Center, a watchdog group, has asked Neil Barofsky, the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program, for a formal review of the Citigroups sponsorship of the trip by House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Charles Rangel and five others.
The NLPC says the trip violated House rules.
The purported purpose of the Nov. 6-9 junket was to attend the Caribbean Multi-Cultural Business Conference on the island of St. Maarten, but the primary purpose of attending for most participants appeared to be to take a vacation, according to the NLPC, which had a representative at the event.
The NLPC said in a statement: The lead sponsor was Citigroup, which contributed $100,000. Citigroup was certainly aware that it would be a major recipient of bailout funds. It was also aware that its fortunes had become increasingly reliant on Congressional actions.
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"Prince Charles" rests his eyelids on the banks of the Caribbean...
Must be another “Rangel Rule” we didn’t know about. I’m sure Pelosi will get to the bottom of it real soon.
What a slob. He belongs in prison.
If this were republicans, it’s be all over the news.
That's all I can say.
From the sound of things, today ... I guess Mullah Hussein and PLUGS weren’t invited.
Wonder why the movenon.org’s of the world are not accusing *them* of ‘Corporate Welfare’.
You got that right.
Just another gathering of crooks. Birds of a feather.
**If this were republicans, its be all over the news.**
CNN, MSLSD would be there with LIVE FEEDS 24/7
Interesting to note, Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick is the mother of Kwame Kilpatrick. Too bad they didn’t believe in equal opportunity and include at least one white Representative on their jaunt.
Because Soros stands to benefit from all of this.
What was it the little º said about CEOs and their bonuses?
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Photo of Charlie Rangel at the podium of a March 19th, 2005 Workers World Party/Troops Out Now rally in Harlem, New York. The occasion marked the 2nd anniversary of the start of the Iraq war. The photo comes from the Workers World Party website.
Also appearing at this "peace" rally with the demonRat Charlie Rangel, now chairman of The House Ways and Means Committee, were Saddam Hussein lawyer, Ramsey Clark and convicted terrorist enabler/attorney, Lynne Stewart. Clark, with Workers World Party, started up that other 'peace' group, A.N.S.W.E.R. Clark also heads the International Action Center and was actually once Attorney General of the United States under democrat LBJ.
Source for the photos: Workers World Party website (workers.org)
republicans need to plant a mole or hire a detective to follow groups
like that and video tape their “work.” The dems do it to us all
the time. That’s how they got George Allen and Ollie North in VA.
Video is a killer!
They’d send their cultists to ‘cover’ this story. I’m done playing nice. Hopefully the republicans have learned this. Screw McCain. How many of you cut off McCain from your bumper sticker? I bought a new gun on January 20 to celebrate. Signed up for lessons and raring to go!
Something needs to be done with soros.
Criminal enterprise. Democrats in Congress.
WHERE IS THE INVESTIGATION????????
“”In addition to Rangel, other members of Congress who attended were Donald Payne of New Jersey, Sheila Jackson-Lee of Texas, Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick of Michigan, Bennie Thompson of Mississippi, and Donna Christensen, the delegate to the House from the United States Virgin Islands””