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16 Members of Congress Funneled Millions to Their Relatives, Employers, Study Finds
Big Government ^ | 2-13-12 | Wynton Hall

Posted on 02/13/2012 5:53:49 PM PST by STARWISE

n his New York Times bestselling book, Throw Them All Out, Breitbart editor Peter Schweizer revealed how members of Congress enrich themselves and their relatives using earmarks and insider information. Now, the Washington Post, following in Schweizer’s footsteps, has conducted a study that found 16 members of Congress have used their power of the purse to benefit companies, colleges, and community groups tied to their relatives.

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Among those cited in the Washington Post report were the following (below):

(Excerpt) Read more at biggovernment.com ...


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To: STARWISE

The democrats will be safe. This will be seen as business as usual.


21 posted on 02/13/2012 6:21:40 PM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: STARWISE
I have no sentimental attachment to any republican on this list.

Which sets me apart from most democrat voters, who's political leadership craps lilacs.

22 posted on 02/13/2012 6:22:02 PM PST by skeeter
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To: LUV W
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>>>>>>>> "Sheila Jackson Lee just about takes the prize for her largesse to family and connections. Disgusting!"<<<<<<

Hate to tell you this, Luv, but the only thing "largesse" about Sheila is her dress size. : )

23 posted on 02/13/2012 6:24:02 PM PST by jmax
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To: LUV W

that list needs to be published in bold print in every newspaper in this Nation and repeated weekly until election day...

In a Lorain County Elyria, Oh. newspaper they have been publishing the salaries of local communities for several days now..I read the former community where I lived for 32 years and the salaries blew me away..unbelievable...think maybe they are trying to wake the public in Lorain County Ohio up before election...


24 posted on 02/13/2012 6:24:22 PM PST by haircutter
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To: jmax

LOL!


25 posted on 02/13/2012 6:28:24 PM PST by LUV W (Unleash the American People!!)
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To: haircutter

Well, I have 920 friends on Facebook and I’m about to “share” this article on there. Maybe link it to my local newspaper’s page, too. It EOES need to be screamed across America!


26 posted on 02/13/2012 6:30:15 PM PST by LUV W (Unleash the American People!!)
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To: STARWISE
Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D - Calif.) Earmark near personal property: $50 million

Buried 2/3rds down the list, this is the largest number in the list.

What's ludicrous is the "near" personal property, as the (for all practical purposes) looting of Treasure Island for her family's development company would attest.

-PJ

27 posted on 02/13/2012 6:37:28 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you can vote for President, then your children can run for President.)
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To: itsahoot

Greetings itsahoot:

When back at home they tell us Washington is a cesspool; when they’re in Washington, they hop in that filthy cesspool as if it was a hot tub.

Throw them ALL Out,
OLA


28 posted on 02/13/2012 6:42:56 PM PST by OneLoyalAmerican (In God I trust, all others provide citations.)
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To: STARWISE

Throw them all out!

R
D

It does not matter.

Yours “guy” is not special.


29 posted on 02/13/2012 6:45:38 PM PST by hadaclueonce (scrap copper is more than $3.00 a pound. wind generators are full of copper)
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To: jakerobins

Yeah ... have you researched that little
bit of grandiose nepotism?


30 posted on 02/13/2012 6:56:09 PM PST by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: hadaclueonce

incumbents? F’ em all.


31 posted on 02/13/2012 6:57:38 PM PST by hadaclueonce (scrap copper is more than $3.00 a pound. wind generators are full of copper)
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To: Political Junkie Too

Yes! She’s the mistress of corruptocrat and CRAP piggies ..
all her family, business connections and networks.
She’s sloppin’ in it every which way ..

Wake up, CALIFORNIA!!


32 posted on 02/13/2012 7:01:18 PM PST by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: hadaclueonce

Amen !!! ALL OF ‘EM!!


33 posted on 02/13/2012 7:02:44 PM PST by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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this would be a good time to help FR, click the pic
thank you!

34 posted on 02/13/2012 7:06:38 PM PST by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: STARWISE

bookmark


35 posted on 02/13/2012 7:17:37 PM PST by GOP Poet
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To: doc

It’s not just individuals. They’re like a conglomerate - writing and selectively enforcing tax laws and regulations to help or hinder the cause of those paying for the privilege. It’s all done within a maze of bait-and-switch and accountability-laundering.


36 posted on 02/13/2012 7:25:02 PM PST by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: STARWISE; Abundy; Albion Wilde; AlwaysFree; AnnaSASsyFR; bayliving; BFM; cindy-true-supporter; ...

Dummy Roscoe Bartlett needs to be primaried this year. And I suspect the possibility of primarying him is greater, since his district has been redrawn.

Maryland “Freak State” PING!


37 posted on 02/13/2012 7:26:54 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Occupy DC General Assembly: We are Marxist tools. WE ARE MARXIST TOOLS!)
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To: STARWISE

Not only do we need to throw these POS Congresspeople out on their asses, WE NEED TERM LIMITS! Badly.


38 posted on 02/13/2012 7:27:29 PM PST by upchuck (Let's have the Revolution NOW before we get dumbed down to the point that we can't.)
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To: STARWISE

All of these criminals should be used to decorate trees and lamp posts.


39 posted on 02/13/2012 7:27:47 PM PST by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: STARWISE

Sad to say the republican voters will get rid of their reps, but the democrat voters will keep theirs. That’s part of what happened in 2006 elections.


40 posted on 02/13/2012 7:29:08 PM PST by pacpam (action=consequence and applies in all cases - friend of victory)
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