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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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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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To: demsux

Put the story and your proof up here on this site for crying out loud.


51 posted on 12/09/2009 8:07:23 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: MaestroLC

Blood sucking, thieving, corrupt, money grubbing whores inhabit the halls of congress. It’s all about how much you can scam from the taxpayers to benefit you and your buddies.


52 posted on 12/09/2009 8:09:32 AM PST by DouglasKC
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To: All

Hillary is not to be trusted.

The whole Stimulus thing is a horrific failure and a boondoggle for Democratic special interests (think unions and more unions, including teacher unions).


53 posted on 12/09/2009 8:12:22 AM PST by theGreatNorth1
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To: MaestroLC
Was that the sum Hildabeast's campaign was in the red after her failed attempt to win the election?

So was the deal --> Secretary of State and Obambi pays for my failed campaign????

54 posted on 12/09/2009 8:14:24 AM PST by xtinct (The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you..Be Strong Patriots!)
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To: MaestroLC

This is criminal.


55 posted on 12/09/2009 8:28:07 AM PST by KansasGirl
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To: MaestroLC

I don’t know what is more disgusting that $6 million of taxpayer’s money was spent to for 3 jobs or that the money went to these political whores.


56 posted on 12/09/2009 8:40:05 AM PST by The Great RJ ("The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money." M. Thatcher)
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To: Abathar

Maybe hillary didn’t know?!? ...and it is just a COINCIDENCE that Mark Penn was one of the biggest outstanding debts still lingering from hillary’s campaign???


57 posted on 12/09/2009 9:00:49 AM PST by top 2 toe red (Not supporting a corrupt, Marxist, Socialist President makes me a racist?!? Then a racist I am!!!)
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To: Track9

Exactly!


58 posted on 12/09/2009 9:03:59 AM PST by top 2 toe red (Not supporting a corrupt, Marxist, Socialist President makes me a racist?!? Then a racist I am!!!)
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To: MaestroLC
Another Article of Impeachment for Obama’s future.
59 posted on 12/09/2009 9:22:25 AM PST by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Abathar

The answer to your question is most likely yes. When Hillary was negotiating with the Obama people about dropping out of the race she wanted help paying off her campaign debt.

On 04/20/2009, the Democratic National Committee sent out an email pleading with Obama supporters to help pay off Hillary Clinton’s outstanding campaign debt. According to Politico, she raised $5.6 million in the first three months of 2009 which paid off all of her outstanding campaign debt and she had just one more person to pay off: Mark Penn! Coincidentally (not), Hillary’s campaign debt to Mark Penn was between 5 and 6 million dollars.

We all need to look into this. It looks like there might be quite a big scandal here. Impeachable offense maybe?


60 posted on 12/09/2009 9:34:54 AM PST by tefis
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