Skip to comments.Rahm Emanuel using Chicago to Finance a Run for the White House
Posted on 08/26/2011 9:35:34 AM PDT by Oldpuppymax
When Chicagos former mayor Richard Daley sold his top hat and city bank book to Rahm Emanuel, some pundits figured Obamas former top aide would be satisfied with the benefits the position had always provided the Daley familyjob security and all you can steal.
But Rahm has his eyes firmly fixed on the 2016 presidential race and is already doing what experienced Democrat politicians do besthe is using the power and authority of his office to buy voters and donors.
And of course in the best tradition of Democrat politics, Rahm will make certain that members of both groups have one thing in common. They will all be beholding to Rahm.
And Emanuel is off to a good start with a $20 million grant from the John T. and Catherine D. MacArthur Foundation. Named the Micro Market Recovery Program, the 20 million will be used to subsidize the purchase of homes in some of Chicagos highest foreclosure areas.
In short, the mangers of the MacArthur Foundation is buying some very important access to Rahm, while Rahms well publicized generosity and compassion make him a hero in the eyes of voters.
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Really? how hilarious
Vote Deadfish !
It will be like Night of the Living (Voting) Dead if Rahm runs!
The only way he could win is to wait for Obama to totally destroy the US and send his opponents to re-education camps.
Absurd? Years ago I might have thought that. Now? Never say never.
Just because we elected an incompetent black for President doesn’t mean we will elect a ferret.
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After this current fiasco, I would imagine that it will be quite some time before another of Illinois’ favorite sons makes it to the WH.
With apologies to ferrets everywhere of course!
He is a pipsqueak who stated along with the other “genius’ Chicago mayoral candidates that he was for reparations. I still find it amazing that this guy has become a multi-millionaire because of his insider info gained as a politician ala Terry McAuliffe - and he gets a free pass. Gosh, I detest Democrats.
"I even got my VP picked out. A muscle bound construction
worker who will manhandle me everyday in the Oval Office."
Mmmmm......Rhambo will make a bundle on that...buying up all sorts of Chicago real estate with tax-free foundation money.
QUESTION Did the MacArthur Foundation write the check to Emanuel, and his wifes, tax-exempt "foundation" The Rahm Emanuel and Amy Rule Charitable Trust (operated out of their Chicago residence--where Mayor Emanuel lives now----and where they evaded property taxes as the "non-profit's residence" when Rham was a Congressman)?
The IRS reported that one of the most common tax frauds is one foundation writing a check to another foundation---and getting a kickback---how the rich skim off tax-free money for themselves.
REFERENCE The tax-exempt "US Congressman Emanuel Rahm Emanuel and Amy Rule Charitable Trust" was formed in 2002, when the 4-term Chicagoan was first elected to Congress. US Congressman Emanuel and his wife, Amy Rule (a convert to Judaism), are its only donors.
US Congressman Emanuel doesnt pay any property taxes and he gets income tax write-offs----this allows his kids to attend school tuition-free and allows him to expense a lot of personal expenses.
US Congressman Emanuel also "donates" to his Foundation (thus shielding income from taxes); his wife apparently draws a salary from the foundation. They reported having $2,900 on hand at the end of 2005, receiving $34,000 from US Congressman Emanuel and donating more than $31,000. US Congressman Emanuel also donated $25,000 to his Synagogue.
US Congressman Emanuels tax-exempt foundation gave nearly $25,000 to the Anshe Emet synagogue and school [a private school that US Congressman Emanuel's children attend], and $15,000 to the foundation run by former president Bill Clinton. The foundation also gave $14,000 to Marwen, a Chicago charity that provides art classes and other educational help to low-income children. US Congressman Emanuel's wife, Ms Rule is, on Marwens board.
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In his dreams. One of my dreams is to see his @$$ as well as some others in a prison cell.
What could possibly go wrong?
Is that residence of “The Rahm Emanuel and Amy Rule Charitable Trust” also a functioning synagogue by any chance?
A long-ago ex-girlfriend of my brother’s once worked for a wealthy NY family that used that trick to avoid property taxes on their house.
Think of how the Emmanuels could really clean up if they sold the “air rights” to their residence/foundation headquarters.
Of course having a huge office building built above their home might not be what they want.
You didn’t notice over the years?
That’s how you make millions on Wall Street nowadays.
First you serve in the halls of power, then you move into “private industry” and wax wealthy on your rolodex.
I love casino economics. It’s like cutting off your own leg and frying that up to eat.
Where do they think the money that gamblers blow comes from and where do they think it might otherwise have been spent?
Do they really think the punters all come from out of state?
Well......we know Rahm's v-e-r-y religious---might have had services there (for all we know).
Here's Rahm shedding a tear at the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem.
The family went to Israel to have the son (right) bar mitzvahed.
If you believe those hate-filled anti-Semites, they're always grumbling about this scam outed few years back----a generous soul contributed millions to his synagogue. Apparently the rabbi took a cut and the rest was deposited in Israel for the kind soul's use later....all tax-free. Israel is the only place in the world where one can debark, go to a bank with a suitcase full of cash, and nobody asks where it came from or if taxes were paid on it.
I’m not too worried about the nine-fingered midget ballerina.
Coach is RightNo, 'Coach is WRONG'. I will repeat this one more time....
'Rahm Emanuel using Chicago to Finance a Run for the White House'
Rahm Emanuel cannot be President of the United States.Rahm served Israel's Army during the Gulf War as an Israeli Civilian Worker.(1)
He is a DUAL Citizen of the USA & Israel.
Obama may have pulled a fast one with his 'British Daddy'.
But Rahm's Dual Citizenship is a NO GO from the start. Plus, it is documented from here to Kingdom come that Rahm's DADDY was an Israeli Citizen - and a member of a terrorist group - Daddy was not a US Citizen. So 'we' ain't gonna fall for that bull again.
He does NOT meet the Constitutional qualifications, PERIOD!
But if he wants to be Premier of Israel, go for it Rahm. Golda Meir did it, so can you.
(1) US Citizen's are prohibited from serving any foreign Government. If you do you lose your US Citizenship. Rahm got away with it because he's a citizen of Israel and the USA.
If Rahm fought in the military of a foreign government, that would negate his American citizenship (US citizens forfeit their citizenship when they serve in the military of a foreign government).
RAHM'S STORY--VERSION TWO Rahm volunteered for Sarela three-week Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) training program (like US boot camp) where civilians are trained to assist the Israeli military. Civilians like Rahm lived on an IDF military base to get the proper training. A civilian volunteer, Rahm assisted the IDF during the 1991 Gulf War, repairing truck brakes in one of Israels northern bases.
Not true. Unless Rahm was an officer. Or Israel was at war with the US.
Sec. 349. [8 U.S.C. 1481]
(a) A person who is a national of the United States whether by birth or naturalization, shall lose his nationality by voluntarily performing any of the following acts with the intention of relinquishing United States nationality...
(3) entering, or serving in, the armed forces of a foreign state if
(A) such armed forces are engaged in hostilities against the United States, or
(B) such persons serve as a commissioned or non-commissioned officer;
There are plenty of other reasons for McArthur Foundation to launder charity money through their soulmate Chicago Mayor.
But the interesting thing is that if you Google 'Rahm, Dual Citizen' what comes up on wiki is that he's never denied it.
When he ran for Congress his opponent used that 'Dual citizen' jab and Rahm, instead of saying it was wrong, or a lie. Just just got a group of lackey 'clergymen' together to denounce that as an anti semitic smear.
Now that I find interesting. If not true, why not just say so?
However the fact still is that his daddy was not a US Citizen. An Israeli until he died. Ergo, Rahm is not not qualified to be POTUS.
Heheh-—true—could be money laundering for other reasons.