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If chosen for HUD, Julian Castro's work, big payday could face scrutiny
The Washington Examiner ^ | Byron York

Posted on 05/18/2014 6:08:52 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal

San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro is widely referred to as a "rising star" in Democratic politics. There's even talk the Mexican-American Castro could earn the vice-presidential spot on the 2016 Democratic ticket in an effort to further strengthen the party's bonds with Hispanic voters. And now, it appears Castro's national profile is about to rise with word that President Obama plans to nominate him to be Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.

If Castro is tapped for the job, his Senate confirmation hearings will likely shine a spotlight both on his role in San Antonio's government and his way of making a living.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: castro; crooks; drunks; julian; sovietantonio; texas
"The mayor's job pays $20 a meeting plus a one-time $2,000 fee, so I basically make $4,000 a year," Castro told San Antonio television station KENS last year.
1 posted on 05/18/2014 6:08:52 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

When will the bimbo eruptions occur?


2 posted on 05/18/2014 6:09:38 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

They are soo desperate for anyone that they have to look to a mayor?


3 posted on 05/18/2014 6:12:13 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

San Antonio City Manager Sheryl Sculley makes $355,000 a year, one of the highest salaries for a local office in Texas.


4 posted on 05/18/2014 6:12:32 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

“Mexican-American”

Whats American about him?

He and his family have made a career out of absolute hatred and teeth clenched opposition to America, including violence

And he’s going to be in charge of the biggest budget in the land?


5 posted on 05/18/2014 6:14:44 PM PDT by Regulator
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

The last great latino from San Antonio that was director of HUD was Henry Cisneros. This is when they forced banks to make home loans to people (mostly minorities) that couldn’t afford the homes. As we all learned later, this didn’t work out so well.

Henry was banished from Washington because he was involved in a sex scandal but the real train wreck was what he and Billy Bob Clinton wanted to force banks to make bad loans. Unfortunately, the bill was passed on to the taxpayers.


6 posted on 05/18/2014 6:16:19 PM PDT by boycott
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

Hillary’s pres run understudy? VP?


7 posted on 05/18/2014 6:22:44 PM PDT by stanne
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To: boycott

But...some good did come out of the hilarious flameout of Henry Cisneros. He had to exit public life, leaving behind his taxpayer-funded paychecks, and actually go to work in the private sector doing something constructive that contributes to the tax base. Which, it should be noted, is something neither of the Brothers Castro has ever accomplished.


8 posted on 05/18/2014 6:24:22 PM PDT by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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To: ObamahatesPACoal
Wasn't there another SA Mayor that held the HUD job, and didn't he have to quit because of scandal?l
9 posted on 05/18/2014 6:24:36 PM PDT by Coldwater Creek
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To: boycott

I should have read the entire thread before asking question.......


10 posted on 05/18/2014 6:26:59 PM PDT by Coldwater Creek
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To: Coldwater Creek

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/pj-gladnick/2014/05/18/amid-msm-julian-castro-frenzy-henry-cisneros-becomes-nonperson


11 posted on 05/18/2014 6:29:06 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: Jim from C-Town

If Hillary’s primary qualification is having a vagina, seems like being a mayor is plenty good enough.

The guy could be a moronic pedophile and it would not matter. Ethnicity and looks are the real qualifications for the identity politics of the Socialist Democrats.


12 posted on 05/18/2014 6:30:20 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

They could not get Fidel or Raul?


13 posted on 05/18/2014 6:30:21 PM PDT by MtnClimber (Just doing laps around the sun and shaking my head that progressives can believe what they do!)
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To: boycott
Q: How do you say "Bill Clinton" in Spanish?

A: Henry Cisneros.

14 posted on 05/18/2014 6:34:03 PM PDT by okie01
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To: boycott

The Community Reinvestment Act, as it was called, cost America billions of dollars and didn’t help the families it was supposed to benefit.

I understand we’re going to try it again soon...


15 posted on 05/18/2014 6:34:28 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: Milton Miteybad

Ole Henry Cisneros was the demos latino superstar for a while there. They acted like he might be a future president.

Well, at least Henry is contributing to the tax base now .... unlike the Castros.


16 posted on 05/18/2014 6:34:52 PM PDT by boycott
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To: Regulator

What’s American about him? The pronunciation of his first name as Joo-lee-en rather than Hoo-lee-en.


17 posted on 05/18/2014 6:40:09 PM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel (Have a wonderful day!)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

” ... and didn’t help the families it was supposed to benefit.”


I believe it did benefit some of them. They got into houses they couldn’t afford and then the PRINCIPALS ON THEIR LOANS WERE REDUCED. The payments were reduced.

They got to keep a house they couldn’t afford. We subsidized the portion they couldn’t afford. Many of them gained wealth because they couldn’t pay. It’s nothing more than REDISTRIBUTION OF WEALTH.


18 posted on 05/18/2014 6:43:21 PM PDT by boycott
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

“Mexican-American Castro could earn the vice-presidential spot ... “

Is Castro a dual-citizen? Can a dual-citizen be vice president?


19 posted on 05/18/2014 7:11:35 PM PDT by Zuse (I am disrupted! I am offended! I am insulted! I am outraged!)
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To: boycott
Yeah...ol' Henry may be a scumbag, but at least he's a private sector scumbag.

Actually, I don't have anything against Cisneros. If he ever harbored any anti-American sentiment, I haven't heard about it. The Castro boys, on the other hand, are little more than La Raza operatives who make their living ripping off the taxpayers.
20 posted on 05/18/2014 7:50:31 PM PDT by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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To: Milton Miteybad

People in San Antonio are too uninformed to know the real story of their mayor.


21 posted on 05/18/2014 8:01:27 PM PDT by Theodore R. (It's inevitable: Kentuckians are incapable of saying "No" to McC!)
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To: LUV W; GeronL

Texas Ping.


22 posted on 05/18/2014 8:13:36 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Army Air Corps

Obama looks for the worst possible people to nominate I guess


23 posted on 05/18/2014 8:20:05 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Army Air Corps; Arrowhead1952; NYTexan; mylife; Eaker; TheMom; laurenmarlowe; El Gato; RebelTex; ...

Texas Ping—gag alert!


24 posted on 05/18/2014 8:24:04 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos! Thank you David, Michael, Chris Txradioguy, JJ, CMS, & ALL Vets, too!l)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

“When will the bimbo eruptions occur?”

Never.

Unless his handlers invent one themselves - otherwise - you’re trying to put the wrong plug in the wrong socket.


25 posted on 05/18/2014 8:33:43 PM PDT by I cannot think of a name
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

Mommie’sACommieCastro. No thanks!!

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JULIAN CASTRO: A RADICAL REVEALED

Indeed, he, along with his twin, Joaquin, currently running for Congress, learned their politics on their mother’s knee and in the streets of San Antonio. Their mother, Rosie helped found a radical, anti-white, socialist Chicano party called La Raza Unida (literally “The Race United”) that sought to create a separate country—Aztlan—in the Southwest.

Today she helps manage her sons’ political careers, after a storied career of her own as a community activist and a stint as San Antonio Housing Authority ombudsman.

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/09/04/Julian-Castro-A-Radical-Revealed


26 posted on 05/18/2014 8:41:32 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: LUV W

Gag alert is right.


27 posted on 05/18/2014 9:03:09 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: ObamahatesPACoal
 
Another Obama-esque empty suit getting fast-tracked into a job above his pay grade. Great. Just great. The FAIL is going to be epic with this one too. The bad news is what & how much is this clown going to cost us.
 

28 posted on 05/19/2014 1:02:54 AM PDT by lapsus calami (What's that stink? Code Pink ! ! And their buddy Murtha, too!)
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To: lapsus calami

They made the official announcement today, the Friday before a Memorial Day weekend. They really don’t want any major media reporters assigned to investigate this guy.

During the announcement Obama mentioned that Castro was a great manager. Of course Castro has never managed anything.


29 posted on 05/23/2014 4:24:43 PM PDT by cgbg (HLM--"Democracy is the theory that people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard.")
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