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BIG NEWS: Feds Paid $40 Million to Claire McCaskill’s Husband’s Businesses (calls for tax returns)
The Gateway Pundit ^ | 10/9/12 | Jim Hoft

Posted on 10/09/2012 11:34:20 AM PDT by barmag25

Game Changer? The federal government paid nearly $40 million dollars to Claire McCaskill’s husband’s businesses her first five years in office as Missouri Senator. During that time McCaskill has had influence over federal policy that has directly affected her family’s income.

Missouri royalty - The rest of the country has suffered but Claire McCaskill and her husband Joseph Shepard have done very well these past five years.

There are renewed calls for Democrat McCaskill to release her tax returns. ABC3040 reported:

Businesses affiliated with the husband of Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill have received almost $40 million in federal subsidies for low-income housing developments during her first five years in office, though it appears only fraction of that has made it to the family’s bank accounts, according to an Associated Press analysis.

McCaskill’s Republican challenger, Rep. Todd Akin, says the federal payments should be a cause for concern among voters. He’s attempting to portray the Democratic senator’s family as a prime beneficiary of government largesse.

“There is a conflict of interest and a breach of trust with the citizens of our state,” Akin said in an interview with the AP.

McCaskill campaign spokesman Caitlin Legacki called such assertions “flat-out wrong.”

There is no evidence that McCaskill personally routed the money to her husband’s businesses. But she voted for some – and against other – bills that funded the federal housing and agriculture departments, which in turn provide subsidies to businesses with federal contracts to provide low-income housing.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: clairemccaskill; ethics; mafiatactics; mccaskill; mccaskillhusband; missouri; organizedcrime

1 posted on 10/09/2012 11:34:27 AM PDT by barmag25
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To: barmag25

Bump


2 posted on 10/09/2012 11:36:46 AM PDT by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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To: barmag25

Did Pelosi and Feinstein teach her?


3 posted on 10/09/2012 11:38:39 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: barmag25
Slum lard.
4 posted on 10/09/2012 11:47:12 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (Islam offers us choices: convert or kill, submit or die.)
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To: freekitty

Bet she got coaching also from Shelly Berkley.

That harridon here in Nevada has bloody hands in more ways than one. Her husband has dialysis businesses in Las Vegas that got lots of Fed help.


5 posted on 10/09/2012 11:51:20 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: barmag25

She’s no DiChiFi , that’s for sure.. chump change.. lol


6 posted on 10/09/2012 11:56:07 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: barmag25

“Businesses affiliated with the husband of Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill have received almost $40 million in federal subsidies for low-income housing developments”

Well, that sounds like much ado about nothing. Most likely, his businesses just manage some properties that are HUD subsidized low-income housing. That’s federal money that is available to anyone who wants to be in that line of work, it doesn’t require any political favoritism at all to get in on that gravy train, although so many rules come with it, you may not see any increase in profitability.


7 posted on 10/09/2012 11:56:14 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: barmag25

Well hell, that’s $4 million in the bank, if you look at typical p&l.

not bad unbabe....


8 posted on 10/09/2012 11:59:46 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Boogieman

Damnit Man!

We’re just trying to pick on her and make sure loooooses...

I get your point...


9 posted on 10/09/2012 12:01:46 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Vendome

How is Aiken doing? Did the GOP wise up and find SOME way to launder funds to him? The Dems do it all the time - from OVERSEAS!


10 posted on 10/09/2012 12:16:54 PM PDT by ZULU (See video: http://gatesofvienna.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-first-siege-of-vienna.html)
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To: barmag25

I guess there are only three respectable way to make your millions. Sports, entertainment and being a Dem politician who uses his/her connections.


11 posted on 10/09/2012 12:22:06 PM PDT by all the best (`~!)
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To: ZULU

Independent superPACS are now with Akin. He’s doing well. I think he’ll win it. McCatSkull is just too unpopular.


12 posted on 10/09/2012 12:34:21 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: barmag25

What is it the Democrats always argue when they are targeting a Republican?

Something to the effect of “it’s the appearance of impropriety” that counts here.

So turn it around on them Akin, and no matter their argument use their own words.


13 posted on 10/09/2012 12:34:46 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: barmag25

The only unemployment I am interested in is
FIRING CLAIRE!!! She has to go, anywhere, but go!
As the election nears she claims she is at 50%
of the Senate in being conservative.

Now the usual GO TODD, GO!!!!


14 posted on 10/09/2012 12:35:38 PM PDT by YOMO
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To: barmag25

Not the first for Claire and the hubby

http://watchdog.org/14093/missouri-mccaskill-leases-plane-from-firm-owned-by-mccaskill/


15 posted on 10/09/2012 1:03:01 PM PDT by 11th Commandment (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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To: Vendome

Sorry to rain on the parade, I just can’t get on board with cursing people for stuff that we would dismiss if our guys got accused of it.


16 posted on 10/09/2012 1:03:39 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Boogieman

Hey, if our guys were in the same position then it’s the same “Game On”.

Cheetuhs is Cheetuhs....


17 posted on 10/09/2012 1:23:41 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Carry_Okie

“Slum lard”

A very fitting turn of phrase.


18 posted on 10/09/2012 2:05:13 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn ( White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: barmag25
The federal government paid nearly $40 million dollars to Claire McCaskill’s husband’s businesses her first five years in office as Missouri Senator. During that time McCaskill has had influence over federal policy that has directly affected her family’s income.

This is SOP in Washington and until it stops we will be plagued with a Congress full of McCaskills.

In the meantime, let's see her tax returns.

19 posted on 10/09/2012 2:12:00 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: barmag25

Hello Senator Akin.


20 posted on 10/09/2012 3:11:37 PM PDT by Ancesthntr (Why do libs think that a half-white multi-millionairre really cares about them?)
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To: barmag25

Bye bye Claire, we hardly knew ya!


21 posted on 10/09/2012 4:24:45 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: Ancesthntr

Don’t count your chickens! But if he wins, he can tell the GOPe to go Helgoland.


22 posted on 10/09/2012 4:25:51 PM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: ridesthemiles

I can believe it. A bunch of crooks that need to be in jail.


23 posted on 10/09/2012 4:49:25 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Viennacon

“Independent superPACS are now with Akin. He’s doing well. I think he’ll win it. McCatSkull is just too unpopular.”

I’m a Missouri resident, and I am actually going to vote FOR Todd Akin rather than just against McRascal. However, except for moral/social conservatives like myself, I am concerned that most of the support for Akin is actually rejection of McRascal. That may not be enough to overcome her liberal bastions (and the ghetto vote) in St. Louis and Kansas City. Were it just the rural counties, then Todd Akin would easily win. It is the city liberals and ghetto dwellers that vote for any dem. They are the same ones that will be supporting Obama.


24 posted on 10/09/2012 7:35:25 PM PDT by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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To: barmag25
"Businesses affiliated with the husband of Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill have received almost $40 million in federal subsidies for low-income housing developments during her first five years in office, though it appears only fraction of that has made it to the family’s bank accounts, according to an Associated Press analysis. "

Note how the press (in this case ABC, which did not break the story) becomes the minimizer, trying to salvage the Dems: ...it appears only a fraction....

How BIG is a "fraction?" You know if it was a Republican, this tattered fig-leaf artifice would be left out.

25 posted on 10/18/2012 11:07:52 PM PDT by cookcounty ("When I speak, I say what I mean and I mean what I say!" ---Joe Biden, 10/11/2012)
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