Skip to comments.Rahm Emanuel lived rent free in BP flack's apartment(I can't wait until GOP Congress calls hearings)
Posted on 06/08/2010 10:39:50 AM PDT by bestintxas
If you or I lived rent free for five years in an apartment in pricey Washington, DC, we would have to pay income taxes on the value of the rent on the place. But apparently not Rahm Emanuel. The wonderful Andrew Malcolm of the LA Times writes:
We already knew that BP and its folks were significant contributors to the record $750-million war chest of Barack Obama's 2007-08 campaign.
Now, we learn the details of a connection of Rahm Emanuel, the Chicago mayoral wannabe, current Obama chief of staff, ex-representative, ex-Clinton money man and ex-Windy City political machine go-fer.
Shortly after Obama's happy inaugural, eyebrows rose slightly upon word that, as a House member, Emanuel had lived the last five years rent-free in a D.C. apartment of Democratic colleague Rep. Rosa DeLauro of Connecticut and her husband, Stanley Greenberg. [....]
Greenberg's consulting firm was a prime architect of BP's recent rebranding drive as a green petroleum company, down to green signs and the slogan "Beyond Petroleum."
Don't forget that BP also made enormous research grants to a project headed by Energy Secretary Steven Chu. There was no oil company more politically correct, or more politically connected than BP. It is time that voters receive a complete accounting of BP's connections to the Obama administration.
(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...
Lefty Libs, by definition, have a “lifetime pass” on corruption and sleaziness.
well dont hold your breath
I assume you are talking future tense when the GOP retakes congress, ‘cause it ain't gonna happen under Harry or Nancy.
Soak the rich..? I think....that he will feel the heat, yes.
Wasn’t it Dashle that had to forgo Sec HHS once it was determined that he never paid taxes on his use of free limos? How are free apartments different?
I am sure Rachal Maddow will do a huge show on this....after all...she spent a number of nights on a story of senators whom she accused of not paying market rent for their apartment and the tax implication.
But this is Rham...
GOP "leadership" needs to grow a backbone too.
Regardless of what he knows, Rahm may be hearing the sounds of the bus warming up in the white house garage soon. Too many targets on him by the day and the campaign president will have to just say he was not informed of what he was doing. He will land on his feet though, somewhere, probably in Illinois. Unfortunately for Obozo, there is no Al Haig to take his place so he will find some other sycophant for the job.
What if the Obama admin. wants ALL of BP’s PROFITS, which are in the BILLIONS??? They will say it is to clean up the Oil spill, but they could use those BILLIONS for ANYTHING they wanted to!
or we need to replace them.....
by the time a GOP Congress works up the testosterone to call hearings on this, Rahm will be Mayor of Chicago.
Ordinary rules do not apply to RATS. Barney Frank ran a homo whorehouse.
“What if the Obama admin. wants ALL of BPs PROFITS, which are in the BILLIONS??? They will say it is to clean up the Oil spill, but they could use those BILLIONS for ANYTHING they wanted to!”
I really think that the Brits will not take too kindly to their biggest commercial concern being bankrupted by the USA.
Could be a strategy of Zer0 to complete the “mutual relationship” shared by the two countries for a couple of hundred years?
i clicked on that and i only heard sound. is that it or is my computer too old?