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Mark Penn's two firms got $6 million from stimulus for PR campaign (Hillary Clinton's pollster)
The Hill ^ | December 9, 2009 | by Alexander Bolton

Posted on 12/09/2009 6:08:16 AM PST by MaestroLC

Nearly $6 million in stimulus money was paid to two firms run by Mark Penn, who was Hillary Rodham Clinton's pollster in the 2008 presidential election. Federal records show that $5.97 million from the $787 billion stimulus helped preserve three jobs at Burson'Marsteller, the global public'relations and communications firm headed by Penn.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: corruption; december; democratcorruption; democrats; hillary; million; penn; stimulus
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J'accuse!
1 posted on 12/09/2009 6:08:17 AM PST by MaestroLC
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To: MaestroLC

Shameless Whores


2 posted on 12/09/2009 6:09:11 AM PST by MindBender26 (Never kick Dems when they're down. Wait 'till they're 1/2 way back up. You get much better leverage!)
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To: MaestroLC
Federal records show that $5.97 million from the $787 billion stimulus helped preserve three jobs.

Three jobs? Three?

3 posted on 12/09/2009 6:09:28 AM PST by library user
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To: MaestroLC
$5.97 million from the $787 billion stimulus helped preserve three jobs at Burson'Marsteller

That's what--about $2 million per job?
4 posted on 12/09/2009 6:09:54 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia (Tiger isn't out of the woods yet--not by a long shot.)
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To: MaestroLC

3 jobs saved!


5 posted on 12/09/2009 6:09:56 AM PST by silverleaf (More folks being invited to the White House for Holiday parties than are being sent to Afghanistan)
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To: MaestroLC

6 posted on 12/09/2009 6:09:56 AM PST by library user
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To: MaestroLC
Effin Crooks!
7 posted on 12/09/2009 6:12:55 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (Obama, Hitler, Stalin: Who are 3 people nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.)
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To: library user

Note that the $5.97 million by itself was not sufficient to preserve all three of those jobs. But it did “help”.


8 posted on 12/09/2009 6:13:59 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (Play the Race Card -- lose the game.)
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To: MaestroLC

All I want to know is did Hillary know anything about this and did she help him get it.

If not then I will go as far as fashioning a new tinfoil hat and theorizing the Obama team pushed for him to get it just for this release today.

His reelection chances are looking worse and worse each passing day, I have to ask myself if he would start backstabbing people this early to take the front runners down now, and the answer is yes.


9 posted on 12/09/2009 6:13:59 AM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: MaestroLC
OMG!! THIS IS THE LAST STRAW!!!!!!!!!!!

WHEN IS THE MARCH ON WASHINGTON????

10 posted on 12/09/2009 6:15:04 AM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion,,,,,,the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: MaestroLC

Rampant CORRUPTION!!! Throw them all OUT!!!


11 posted on 12/09/2009 6:16:08 AM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannolis. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: MaestroLC

Cue the WTF kitty!


12 posted on 12/09/2009 6:18:49 AM PST by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (LIBERTY)
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To: MaestroLC

I’m still wondering what happened to the stimulus money that went to those non-existent Congressional districts in Arizona and New Hampshire ...


13 posted on 12/09/2009 6:19:10 AM PST by Jackson57
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To: MaestroLC

And now the pigs are coming back for more of the money we work for. How much longer? What is it going to take?


14 posted on 12/09/2009 6:20:13 AM PST by ladyvet (WOLVERINES!!!!!)
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To: MaestroLC

This was part of Axelrods debt repayment scheme to get H behind Zero and I highly doubt its the only payoff.


15 posted on 12/09/2009 6:26:28 AM PST by Track9 (We're in the stage of "Normalization")
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To: Ann Archy

Last Straw? Common. We’re just barely closing in for the first year of Obamunist Corruptocracy. 3 Years more, sis.

Plus ... haven’t you heard of Stimulus 3.0? Yikes.

Hmmm ... okey ... another Big Tea Party in Washington is not a bad idea, after all.


16 posted on 12/09/2009 6:26:47 AM PST by convertedtoreason ( Nature tells us to take a conservative stance.)
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To: library user

If Hitlary ad Booba had been held accountable; maybe this would not be happening.


17 posted on 12/09/2009 6:28:04 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Track9

Very interesting.


18 posted on 12/09/2009 6:29:28 AM PST by moose2004 (Stand up, speak out and stop Obamacare and GE)
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To: Abathar

My thoughts exactly! Maybe the rats are starting to turn on each other - I hope and pray.


19 posted on 12/09/2009 6:30:55 AM PST by demkicker (Helping Democrats Become Extinct)
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To: MaestroLC

“Federal records also show that a former adviser to President Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign received nearly $70,000 from that contract to help alert viewers in difficult-to-reach communities that their televisions would soon no longer receive broadcast signals.

The adviser, Alfredo J. Balsera, who heads a public-affairs firm based in Coral Gables, Fla., helped craft Obama’s Hispanic advertising message.

Republicans on Tuesday criticized the federal spending on the advertising project as a waste of taxpayer dollars. They noted that the advertising campaign took place on May 5, only 39 days before the digital television transition was scheduled (June 12)”


20 posted on 12/09/2009 6:32:37 AM PST by Beaten Valve
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To: Don Corleone
Rampant CORRUPTION!!! Throw them all OUT!!!

Rampant, in your face, corruption! But guess what, they don't care. They are not even hiding the fact they are totally corrupt any longer. They are no longer elected public servants, they are now the ruling elite.

21 posted on 12/09/2009 6:33:55 AM PST by jpsb
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To: Ann Archy
"OMG!! THIS IS THE LAST STRAW!!!!!!!!!!! WHEN IS THE MARCH ON WASHINGTON???? "

Just before Obambi declares Martial Law to 'Protect' him/his followers from Moral,Honest Americans????

22 posted on 12/09/2009 6:35:18 AM PST by litehaus (A memory tooooo longt A)
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To: Ann Archy
OMG!! THIS IS THE LAST STRAW!!!!!!!!!!!

No. It isn't.

They know they can't be touched until next year, and for that they've got the conservatives at the throat of the GOP helping keep dems untouchable.

So they're safe. And they can do this stuff right out in the open with no fear of repercussions. They'll even sponsor your march if you like!

23 posted on 12/09/2009 6:37:06 AM PST by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: MaestroLC

I don’t care if 4000 jobs were “saved or created”. Public money going to political hacks is wrong.


24 posted on 12/09/2009 6:38:57 AM PST by keepitreal ( Don't tread on me.)
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To: convertedtoreason

“3 Years more, sis.”

I honestly don’t believe there will be another election. As Glenn Beck continues to point out, knowing now, as we do, what they are unbelievably, but fully capable of.... would they really be doing ALL OF THIS if they thought for a second that they were risking loss of their power in the next elections? I think not. And as I just said in a previous post...the question is...”will the suspension of the next elections cause a (reactive) war, or, will a (proactive) war cause the suspension of next elections? I know my preference, but either way, I believe the suspension will happen....they’ve got too many years and too much $$$$ already invested into this “fundamental transformation of America”. Welcome to Venezuela.”


25 posted on 12/09/2009 6:39:10 AM PST by Kimberly GG (Join Me In BOYCOTTING all ObamaTV!! (Change the channel or do so and then turn tv off!!))
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To: Ann Archy

“”OMG!! THIS IS THE LAST STRAW!!!!!!!!!!!””

That’s what I thought when I saw the story about Detroit school teachers being forced to lend money to the schools. Of course, it’s not the feds but exactly the same mentality as resides in DC. Then on the heels of that, comes this!

Unless we surround the Capitol with protesters/busses/trucks/tractors/whatever - no one in or out - nothing is going to change. They simply have tuned us out and we are all going to end up with ulcers while they continue to destroy this country.

I think we should have one big protest/movement and that’s BOYCOTT the 2010 elections by ALL CONSERVATIVES! They are going to buy/steal their seats anyway so why are we knocking ourselves out? They haven’t been building those million dollar war chests for nothing. They have a purpose and they intend to use those $$$ for 2010.

Don’t underestimate the enemy....


26 posted on 12/09/2009 6:39:38 AM PST by Thank You Rush
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To: Ann Archy
WHEN IS THE MARCH ON WASHINGTON????

1st or 2nd Amendment this time around??

27 posted on 12/09/2009 6:39:46 AM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: MaestroLC; MindBender26; library user; rightwingintelligentsia; silverleaf; Red in Blue PA; ...
OMG!! THIS IS THE LAST STRAW!!!!!!!!!!!

No. It isn't.

They know they can't be touched until next year, and for that they've got the conservatives at the throat of the GOP helping keep dems untouchable.

So they're safe. And they can do this stuff right out in the open with no fear of repercussions. They'll even sponsor your march if you like!

28 posted on 12/09/2009 6:39:54 AM PST by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: MaestroLC

My only question is what “our side” can do about it?

Can we start a list of ideas, which even include publicity items, campaigns, ways to get it noticed by the “47%” that still worship the great Obama.


29 posted on 12/09/2009 6:41:24 AM PST by CincyRichieRich (Keep your head up and keep moving forward!)
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To: MaestroLC

I guess this clears up Hillary’s debt.


30 posted on 12/09/2009 6:42:33 AM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Track9

“This was part of Axelrods debt repayment scheme to get H behind Zero and I highly doubt its the only payoff.”

Why I bet Obamalama even gave Bill and Hil a courtesy phone call before going after swiss bank and other assorted off-shore accounts. Gotta know where to send the bagmen.


31 posted on 12/09/2009 6:44:40 AM PST by Artie (Why are methadone addicts the happiest people on earth?)
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To: Abathar
Bet the rent Hillary can't be directly linked to the payment. Also bet the rent Penn would not have gotten paid if he was not in her campaign.

This is why people hate Washington. The rot is so deep corruption and the cover up is automatic.

32 posted on 12/09/2009 6:45:56 AM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: DTogo; Ann Archy

Million gun march... (Five million?)


33 posted on 12/09/2009 6:46:47 AM PST by WVKayaker (www.wherezobama.org / Obama's Excellent Adventure ...)
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast

34 posted on 12/09/2009 6:47:10 AM PST by ErnBatavia (Obama is a DIC....... Ditherer-in-Chief)
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To: MaestroLC
WOW these people have no shame. Two jobs worth 6 Million. Bastards one and all.
35 posted on 12/09/2009 6:59:26 AM PST by reader25
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To: MaestroLC

OUTRAGEOUS!!!


36 posted on 12/09/2009 7:10:43 AM PST by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military Men And Women .God be with them as they heal.)
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To: keepitreal

How can the average citizen initiate a law suit against these out of control criminals? What can we do about this outrageous theft? There must be some orgaization that can start it? I would contribute to the fund.


37 posted on 12/09/2009 7:13:25 AM PST by oldironsides
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To: MaestroLC
Criticism of porkulus is RACIST!
38 posted on 12/09/2009 7:18:29 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Kimberly GG

I honestly don’t believe there will be another election.

Beck is often right on target, but some of his stuff requires a dose of salt to whet the whipped up ragged edge.

If elections are suspended, what do you think will be the result? Do you think all us Armed And Really Pissed citizens will just shrug and say “ya sur Masser”?


39 posted on 12/09/2009 7:23:03 AM PST by dusttoyou (libs are all wee wee'd up and no place to go)
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To: Ann Archy

I’ve had it.

We have felons and gate crashers maybe going to the white house.
We have commies, ex cons etc in the white house.
We have mass killer lovere in the white house
money is getting pout about all the time to their groups
ACORN AND BOZO SAYS HE KNOWS NOTHING

the list is endless and I for one am fed up of this corruption and excuses.

Even a Dem form NJ today on fox and friends was blaming Bush.
WTH

get over it and look to the future

I swear I have had enough of this crap, the NEA, the SEIU, , unions, teachers, public schools, a man who shows and pushes homosexuality and yes the f-in media who fail to report most of this because they are protecting their master

My blood pressure right now is sky high and to think I am still young and have 3 little kids.


40 posted on 12/09/2009 7:26:12 AM PST by manc (Marriage is between a man and a woman, end of. -end racism end affirmative action)
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To: MaestroLC
Is there a master list somewhere of all the fraud and outrage from the Obama administration? If there isn't, there certainly needs to be one.
41 posted on 12/09/2009 7:36:25 AM PST by Nevadan
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To: jpsb
Rampant, in your face, corruption! But guess what, they don't care. They are not even hiding the fact they are totally corrupt any longer.

And why should they?

Their supporters don't follow politics/news closely enough to ever find out about it. They simply (and simple mindedly) vote Democrat because that's the kind/good/caring party and it makes them better people.

42 posted on 12/09/2009 7:38:13 AM PST by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: Thank You Rush
***I think we should have one big protest/movement and that’s BOYCOTT the 2010 elections by ALL CONSERVATIVES!***

Do not boycott the next election, if it happens. That will only alienate people and make conservatives able to be pictured as kooks. As far as marches go, we can have them but they won't do any good. Say a million people show up. They will hang around for a few days but then will have to leave because of work and other concerns. This corrupt administration knows this. There will be no revolution until we are out of food and shelter. Obama knows that and is making sure that we will have to depend on his corrupt agents for it.

It's going to take a great leader to arise and make the people understand that what they have now will be nothing soon, and that it will be to late to do anything about it. Probably 90% of people in the US can't grow there own food. There is only about a 2-3 day supply available in any urban setting. It's going to be hard to take back our freedom at that time when you have to rely on the gov’t for you and your family to eat.

This has to happen soon before it is all in place. What we need is a great leader. But there hasn't been any in a long time. Where is our George Washington, Winston Churchill, who will stand up for what is right and damn the consequences. We have got to throw every bum out of Washington. Every one of them. You can't leave your favorite. they all have to go. Elect new ones, and then replace them at the next election. We don't need term limits we have it now. It's called voting. Don't give them time to build a political machine. Have no reward of status and longevity

43 posted on 12/09/2009 7:46:46 AM PST by lynn4303
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To: Don Corleone

All that stimulus money actually went somewhere, right? Which means it landed in somebody’s pockets. And it sure wasn’t the pockets of regular folk. Is a detail like this really so surprising?


44 posted on 12/09/2009 7:47:27 AM PST by swain_forkbeard (Rationality may not be sufficient, but it is necessary.)
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To: swain_forkbeard

This is how taxpayer’s money is being spent and called STIMULUS as in stimulating JOBS...

$1.57 million grant to Penn State University to search for fossils in Argentina and a $100,000 award to a liberal-leaning theater in Minnesota for socially conscious puppet shows.

Two million dollars in stimulus money went to build a replica railroad as a tourist attraction in Carson City, Nev.

A dinner cruise company based in Chicago received nearly $1 million in funds to combat terrorism.

Half a million dollars went to Arizona State University to study the genetic makeup of ants to determine distinctive roles in ant colonies; $450,000 went to the University of Arizona to study the division of labor in ant colonies.

The State University of New York at Buffalo won $390,000 to study young adults who drink malt liquor and smoke marijuana. The National Institutes of Health got $219,000 in funds to study whether female college students are more likely to “hook up” after drinking alcohol.

The University of Hawaii collected $210,000 to study the learning patterns of honeybees, and $700,000 went to help crab fishermen in Oregon recover lost crab pots.


45 posted on 12/09/2009 8:00:52 AM PST by kcvl
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To: sam_paine
They know they can't be touched until next year, and for that they've got the conservatives at the throat of the GOP helping keep dems untouchable.

What kind of backward logic is that? It's the conservatives, holding the GOP “at the throat” that are encouraging their efforts against the Dems.

You have GOT to get off those drugs!

46 posted on 12/09/2009 8:02:46 AM PST by ConservativeMind (Hypocrisy: "Animal rightists" who eat meat & pen up pets while accusing hog farmers of cruelty.)
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To: MaestroLC

This will go down as one of the greatest scandals of all time.


47 posted on 12/09/2009 8:03:08 AM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham (It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from its government -- Thomas Payne)
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To: MaestroLC

Claire McCaskill (D-Missouri) and her slumlord husband have already siphoned off over $3 million in Stimulus money for their section 8 housing projects...I have the proof...but no one will cover the story...oh well.


48 posted on 12/09/2009 8:03:23 AM PST by demsux (Obama: Killing Jobs Not Terrorists)
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To: MaestroLC

bump


49 posted on 12/09/2009 8:03:59 AM PST by lowbridge ("We may be wrong, but the point is, we believe in what we're doing." - Joe Biden)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

In the words of P.J. O’Rourke, “Giving money to congress is like giving whiskey and the car keys to a teenager.”


50 posted on 12/09/2009 8:05:48 AM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham (It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from its government -- Thomas Payne)
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