Skip to comments.Howard Dean and the $100,000 Wisconsin Slush Fund
Posted on 02/22/2011 4:35:05 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
By Jeffrey Lord on 2.22.11 @ 6:09AM
You can call them "Dean Dollars."
Former Vermont Governor and Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean, a one-time presidential candidate, is the founder of a group that by mid-day of President's Day had raised over $100,000 in a slush fund to "back" the on-the-lam Wisconsin Democratic State Senators.
The Dean Dollars are being specifically funneled to the Wisconsin State Senate Democratic Committee (SSDC) -- an apparent violation of Wisconsin election law that pointedly says, according to the Wisconsin Election Board's Legal Counsel in a 2005 decision, that the "SSDC may not accept a contribution of more than $6,000 from a single committee in a calendar year." (Note: the Election Board is now called the "Wisconsin Government Accountability Board.")
The money, requested in an e-mail obtained over the weekend by The American Spectator, is being solicited in $14 dollar contributions through the Dean-founded million-member "Democracy for America" grassroots organizing group chaired by Dean's brother Jim. There are no prohibitions on more generous donations of any amount. The funds are being collected through the left-wing "Act Blue" fundraising website, which identifies itself as "the online clearinghouse for Democratic action."
(Excerpt) Read more at spectator.org ...
Like the violent signs the thugs are carrying, this too will go unreported in the MSM.
made no mention of who was paying his expenses.
The slush fund revelation comes on the heels of the discovery by both Fox News reporter Mike Tobin and the Wisconsin-based John K. MacIver Public Policy Institute of an organized effort by some Wisconsin doctors — who were deliberately handing out “doctor’s notes” to teachers feigning illness in order to protest the governor’s legislative plans. Which would be fraud, if proven in court. The Fox report uncovered at least one doctor connection to the presumably taxpayer-funded University of Wisconsin Family Medical Program. The MacIver video, posted over the weekend by my American Spectator colleague Philip Klein, is a particularly stunning depiction of both teachers and doctors quite publicly engaged in what appears to be outright fraud, a question raised by one reporter to an angrily defensive doctor on the MacIver video.
The fraud suggested? Doctors — some of whom may be paid by Wisconsin taxpayers — are willingly lying about the health of protesting teachers (also paid by Wisconsin taxpayers) who in turn are lying about their health status in order to skip school so they can spend their time protesting.
Dance as if no one were watching, Sing as if no one were listening, And live every day as if it were your last.
The article concludes:
To borrow some Irish from the Tilted Kilt, "live every day as if it were your last." Because soon enough -- it will be.
Pray that it will be so.
I don’t know Wisconsin legislature, but I wonder if some of their programs need funding?
Big deal. A paltry $100K will not even pay for the lunch & drinks of the union leadership.
Better work even harder Howie, or else, how are they gonna pay for the Charlie Sheen party later on? Cocaine & whores are not cheap!
Laws no longer apply to elected Democrats anymore, haven’t you realized that by now? Just ask anyone at an aplhabet network, they’ll tell you.
The teachers are also committing fraud by submitting fake excuses to obtain sick pay & to avoid the consequences of an unexcused absence from work.
Frankly, it is organized crime. The RICO act should be applied.
Fire the teachers with no excuse. Scrutinize those with excuses, & arrest those who submit fake excuses. Arrest any MD found to be giving fake excuses to these thugs.
Under Wisconsin law even if the AWOL senators stayed with their sons or daughters or parents it could be construed as a gift.....