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UPDATE # 38 House Members Filtered Government Money to Relatives - Living The High Life At Your Expense

 
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38 House Members Filtered Government Money to Relatives and Their Employers
Monday, March 26, 2012

Nearly 40 members of the House of Representatives earmarked $150 million to organizations affiliated with themselves and their family members from 2008 to 2010, according to a government watchdog organization.

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) reported that although 24 of the earmarkers were Democrats and only 14 Republicans, the top five representatives who earmarked to organizations affiliated with them or their family members were all Republicans:

· Kay Granger (R-Texas) earmarked $28.3 million to her son’s project. J.D. Granger is the executive director of the Trinity River Vision Authority.

· Jerry Lewis (R-California) who earmarked a combined $25.5 million to three relatives’ organizations.

· Bill Young (R-Florida) earmarked a combined $16.6 million to two sons’ employers. In 2008 he herded $4.4 million to defense contractor SAIC’s facility in St. Petersburg, Florida, where son Patrick is a security administrator. Another $8.5 million went to the National Forensic Science Technology Center, where son Billy is a senior consultant.

· John Mica (R-Florida) earmarked $13 million to his daughter’s client. Mica has five relatives who work as lobbyists, two brothers, a son and a nephew. His daughter, D’Anne, ran a public relations firm whose client, the Central Commuter Rail, received the $13 million.

· Michael Simpson (R-Idaho) earmarked $12.5 million to his wife’s employer, the Idaho National Laboratory.

CONTINUE: [link to www.allgov.com]

THE COMPLETE LIST: [link to www.citizensforethics.org]

UPDATE: 16 Facts That Show How Members Of Congress And Federal Workers Are Living The High Life At Your Expense

[link to www.activistpost.com]


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ALSO: [link to www.blacklistednews.com]
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The U.S. Congress is corrupt.

Surprise, surprise.

Good find OP.

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That link contains Malware. I run Avira which was able to remove it.
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I'm so sick of this shit.
Who is John Galt?
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to be honest. I'm surprised anyone would be surprised that the puppet politcans for the elties are crooked as hell.
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I'm so sick of this shit.
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^This^
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i just earmarked some rope for each crook.
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That link contains Malware. I run Avira which was able to remove it.
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Probably spam...

Sorry I've had all sorts of firewall programs installed - by a nerdy friend of mine - so I didn't notice.

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What a bunch of horse shit. Nice to see the people who work for us give our money to their family.
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Nearly 40 members of the House of Representatives earmarked $150 million to organizations affiliated with themselves and
their family members from 2008 to 2010, according to a government watchdog organization.

.
 Quoting: RoXY
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From 2008-2010, Nancy Pelosi and her gang ruled the House of Representatives.

And yet for some strange reason, the story only lists republicans.

Sounds like another one-sided, liberal Media Matters hit-piece ... oridin

.
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That link contains Malware. I run Avira which was able to remove it.
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Probably spam...

Sorry I've had all sorts of firewall programs installed - by a nerdy friend of mine - so I didn't notice.
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Malware designed by a company, running on the funding of a congressional earmark
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Nearly 40 members of the House of Representatives earmarked $150 million to organizations affiliated with themselves and
their family members from 2008 to 2010, according to a government watchdog organization.

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 Quoting: RoXY
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From 2008-2010, Nancy Pelosi and her gang ruled the House of Representatives.

And yet for some strange reason, the story only lists republicans.

Sounds like another one-sided, liberal Media Matters hit-piece ... oridin

.
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I feel bad for you if you still don't realize it doesn't matter who is listed and who isn't. Both sides are pieces of shit, and are equally loathable.
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Nearly 40 members of the House of Representatives earmarked $150 million to organizations affiliated with themselves and
their family members from 2008 to 2010, according to a government watchdog organization.

.
 Quoting: RoXY
.

From 2008-2010, Nancy Pelosi and her gang ruled the House of Representatives.

And yet for some strange reason, the story only lists republicans.

Sounds like another one-sided, liberal Media Matters hit-piece ...

 Quoting: Borat Sagdiyev


I feel bad for you if you still don't realize it doesn't matter who is listed and who isn't. Both sides are pieces of shit, and are equally loathable.
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.................................:repdem:
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From 2008-2010, Nancy Pelosi and her gang ruled the House of Representatives.

And yet for some strange reason, the story only lists republicans.

Sounds like another one-sided, liberal Media Matters hit-piece ...
.
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Here's one for you...

Democrat Norm Dicks set up his 2 sons businesses with phony enviromental-fix contracts and other stuff to the tune of 15 million.

He is also responsible for keeping us out of work and triing to swindle a big wilderness land grab.
See: [link to www.wildolympicsscam.com]
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38 House Members Filtered Government Money to Relatives and Their Employers
Monday, March 26, 2012

Nearly 40 members of the House of Representatives earmarked $150 million to organizations affiliated with themselves and their family members from 2008 to 2010, according to a government watchdog organization.

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) reported that although 24 of the earmarkers were Democrats and only 14 Republicans, the top five representatives who earmarked to organizations affiliated with them or their family members were all Republicans:

· Kay Granger (R-Texas) earmarked $28.3 million to her son’s project. J.D. Granger is the executive director of the Trinity River Vision Authority.

· Jerry Lewis (R-California) who earmarked a combined $25.5 million to three relatives’ organizations.

· Bill Young (R-Florida) earmarked a combined $16.6 million to two sons’ employers. In 2008 he herded $4.4 million to defense contractor SAIC’s facility in St. Petersburg, Florida, where son Patrick is a security administrator. Another $8.5 million went to the National Forensic Science Technology Center, where son Billy is a senior consultant.

· John Mica (R-Florida) earmarked $13 million to his daughter’s client. Mica has five relatives who work as lobbyists, two brothers, a son and a nephew. His daughter, D’Anne, ran a public relations firm whose client, the Central Commuter Rail, received the $13 million.

· Michael Simpson (R-Idaho) earmarked $12.5 million to his wife’s employer, the Idaho National Laboratory.

CONTINUE: [link to www.allgov.com]
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suprise suprise all repubs..many dems on the list? (realise they have the ability to be just as crooked but they arent the ones trying to srew the poor even more at the moment whilst giving even more breaks to the rich)
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suprise suprise all repubs..many dems on the list? (realise they have the ability to be just as crooked but they arent the ones trying to srew the poor even more at the moment whilst giving even more breaks to the rich)
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Here's one for you too...

Democrat Norm Dicks set up his 2 sons businesses with phony enviromental-fix contracts and other stuff to the tune of 15 million.

He is also responsible for keeping us out of work and triing to swindle a big wilderness land grab.
See: [link to www.wildolympicsscam.com]
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It's probably 100 times worse what goes to lobbyists, so this article is just attention-getting for the authors of the report IMO.
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It's probably 100 times worse what goes to lobbyists, so this article is just attention-getting for the authors of the report IMO.
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Or els you are just another paid shill IMHO.
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It's probably 100 times worse what goes to lobbyists, so this article is just attention-getting for the authors of the report IMO.
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So... because 'it's probably 100 times worse what goes to lobbyists', it doesn't matter?

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38 House Members Filtered Government Money to Relatives and Their Employers
Monday, March 26, 2012

Nearly 40 members of the House of Representatives earmarked $150 million to organizations affiliated with themselves and their family members from 2008 to 2010, according to a government watchdog organization.

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) reported that although 24 of the earmarkers were Democrats and only 14 Republicans, the top five representatives who earmarked to organizations affiliated with them or their family members were all Republicans:

· Kay Granger (R-Texas) earmarked $28.3 million to her son’s project. J.D. Granger is the executive director of the Trinity River Vision Authority.

· Jerry Lewis (R-California) who earmarked a combined $25.5 million to three relatives’ organizations.

· Bill Young (R-Florida) earmarked a combined $16.6 million to two sons’ employers. In 2008 he herded $4.4 million to defense contractor SAIC’s facility in St. Petersburg, Florida, where son Patrick is a security administrator. Another $8.5 million went to the National Forensic Science Technology Center, where son Billy is a senior consultant.

· John Mica (R-Florida) earmarked $13 million to his daughter’s client. Mica has five relatives who work as lobbyists, two brothers, a son and a nephew. His daughter, D’Anne, ran a public relations firm whose client, the Central Commuter Rail, received the $13 million.

· Michael Simpson (R-Idaho) earmarked $12.5 million to his wife’s employer, the Idaho National Laboratory.

CONTINUE: [link to www.allgov.com]
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FUCKING ARREST THEM ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL !

FOR FUCKS SAKE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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They even do it on a local level like here in Illinois. Free education anyone? They hand out money and free education while they cut grants for everyone else. Talk about taking care of your own:

[link to www.chicagotribune.com]

Even further proof
[link to www.chicagotalks.org]

Now, it appears they have finally ended the practice just recently, but only after costing universities $13 million a year. The program started in 1960 and they say now that "deserving" kids should get them. Oh yeah, the state universities have to eat the waivers, so no more living/educating on taxpayers dime - regardless of who you know. The only reason they are getting rid of it is times are tough. I am sure some day it will be back.

These well to do/well off politicos who know better, but rip us off anyway.

[link to www.thetelegraph.com]

[link to www.sj-r.com]

Local, county, state, federal. All corrupt. They take and take from everyone, then cry wolf, only to take more. Can kickers, professional procrastinators, or outright liars.

These "highly educated" lawmakers are so smart, they are stupid. Or do they just want us to think they are?

Being smart and successful has less to do today with what you know.
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38 House Members Filtered Government Money to Relatives and Their Employers
Monday, March 26, 2012

Nearly 40 members of the House of Representatives earmarked $150 million to organizations affiliated with themselves and their family members from 2008 to 2010, according to a government watchdog organization.

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) reported that although 24 of the earmarkers were Democrats and only 14 Republicans, the top five representatives who earmarked to organizations affiliated with them or their family members were all Republicans:

· Kay Granger (R-Texas) earmarked $28.3 million to her son’s project. J.D. Granger is the executive director of the Trinity River Vision Authority.

· Jerry Lewis (R-California) who earmarked a combined $25.5 million to three relatives’ organizations.

· Bill Young (R-Florida) earmarked a combined $16.6 million to two sons’ employers. In 2008 he herded $4.4 million to defense contractor SAIC’s facility in St. Petersburg, Florida, where son Patrick is a security administrator. Another $8.5 million went to the National Forensic Science Technology Center, where son Billy is a senior consultant.

· John Mica (R-Florida) earmarked $13 million to his daughter’s client. Mica has five relatives who work as lobbyists, two brothers, a son and a nephew. His daughter, D’Anne, ran a public relations firm whose client, the Central Commuter Rail, received the $13 million.

· Michael Simpson (R-Idaho) earmarked $12.5 million to his wife’s employer, the Idaho National Laboratory.

CONTINUE: [link to www.allgov.com]
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Of course, what does anyone expect would happen? Corruption is government unless it is controlled and chained down.

And people keep buying into the notion that 1. we are the government and 2. that the government exists for us.

The reality is the government exists for those who have power. They use the government to enrich themselves and their friends. How dumb do you have to be to not understand this?

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Gulf oil Spill
Obama forged BC
Japan Radiation
Earth changes

This story beats them all. The root of all evil comes from UK bankers and the house & senate. By pretending to allow them to reap the world, they all gathered in one place for all to see. The great culling is nearly complete. Almost time to round'em up. pfft, stupid kleptotards.
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I'm so sick of this shit.
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they all network together in politics / finance / legal / business

sit on each other company boards / finance each other / network / control wealth distribution / and so on

the entire banking system is a monopoly of big banks and one Central Bank that control the issuance of the money supply

so they bail each other out and never go bankrupt

33 degrees of reality

your shadow government is the Masonic Order

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The thing I don’t like about that article is where they assume that if they have any other sort of interaction with the company that the earmarks are “corrupt”

A person’s son can do what they want when they grow up. They can work anywhere they want. Just because the son of a house member works at an organization doesn’t mean that the organization should be banned from getting government aid.

If you drag out the family tree long enough, you could connect every organization to someone. Reminds you of the “five degrees of kevin bacon” game.

If the house member’s son worked at the place long before his father became a representative, and continued to work there long after, then I don’t see the problem. As long as the person doesn’t work as a managerial position in the company where he can directly interact with the lobbying and money given to the company, then there isn’t anything likely to talk about. About the only case you could make is if you could prove that the person’s employment is a result of the grant. Or if the person in question has a shadow position at the company. AKA… They don’t really do anything, they just draw a paycheck.

If the son works as the head of the company, the company still should be able to have access to grants if there is a good reason, but there should be a lot more scrutiny. The review of the request should go through an independent 3’rd party to see if there is good reason to give that company the money they are wanting.
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I agree with this comment left by a poster:

the real question, are they going to be prosecuted for the crimes? isn't it illegal to abuse position? how about some prison time? after all, they make sure to lock up those petty drug dealers forever.
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The thing I don’t like about that article is where they assume that if they have any other sort of interaction with the company that the earmarks are “corrupt”

A person’s son can do what they want when they grow up. They can work anywhere they want. Just because the son of a house member works at an organization doesn’t mean that the organization should be banned from getting government aid.

If you drag out the family tree long enough, you could connect every organization to someone. Reminds you of the “five degrees of kevin bacon” game.

If the house member’s son worked at the place long before his father became a representative, and continued to work there long after, then I don’t see the problem. As long as the person doesn’t work as a managerial position in the company where he can directly interact with the lobbying and money given to the company, then there isn’t anything likely to talk about. About the only case you could make is if you could prove that the person’s employment is a result of the grant. Or if the person in question has a shadow position at the company. AKA… They don’t really do anything, they just draw a paycheck.

If the son works as the head of the company, the company still should be able to have access to grants if there is a good reason, but there should be a lot more scrutiny. The review of the request should go through an independent 3’rd party to see if there is good reason to give that company the money they are wanting.
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So you don't mind your money being used to pay for other peoples employment etc? How bout this one from the same article. From what I can see this is a lot of money that our taxes just paid for to keep all their relatives employed etc. I think we can do better than this.

"In the case of Lewis, $500,000 was earmarked in 2008 for Barracks Row in Washington, DC. CREW stated that Lewis’ wife, Arlene Willis (who was paid $512,293 to work in her husband’s office between 2007 and 2010) “is a likely beneficiary of his earmark, since the improvements to Barracks Row will probably cause her $943,000 property four blocks away to rise in value.”
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to be honest. I'm surprised anyone would be surprised that the puppet politcans for the elties are crooked as hell.
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