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Bob McDonnell Gives Ingratitude a Bad Name

No, that's not Maureen & her daughter. It's the official 1st Lady portrait.

No, that’s not Maureen & her daughter. It’s the official 1st Lady portrait.

The Bob & Maureen McDonnell corruption trial is not proving to be the unmitigated disaster for the McDonnell family that I first assumed. As the trial continues Maureen is looking more and more like her official portrait, currently on display at the Richmond Salvation Army Store.

She can’t do anything about the age difference — the youngster in Maureen’s “First Lady” portrait appears to be graduating from college next fall — but the size differential is rapidly closing. There’s nothing like the Federal Corruption Trial Diet to help remove those unwanted pounds that appear barnacle–like over the years.

A few more weeks in the courthouse and Maureen will be down to her fighting weight, which may come in handy if she’s sentenced to hard time.

The McDonnell saga, which in many ways represents the typical I–won–the–lottery–and–blew–it–all story has been invaluable for those who write. If you’re interested in brushing up on the whole story here are the relevant columns:

Politicians and their lack of will power when it comes to gifts are here.

The McDonnell family’s descent into a life of dependency in the governor’s mansion is here.

And why Bob McDonnell should have resigned as governor is here.

The prosecution has now rested its case and regardless of whether or not McDonnell is guilty, the picture painted of the family is only flattering if you compare them to the Kardashians.

Trial testimony left out the thousands of dollars it cost when the McDonnell kids raided the mansion’s pantry to take food to college. (That was only tax dollars and everyone knows those are free.) Instead the trial focused on what Jonnie R. Williams showered on the governor. There is the $20,000 shopping tab Maureen ran up on her New York City shopping trip that was chaperoned by Williams. His unintentionally funny description of the outing into Women’s Territory warmed the heart of every husband who’s sat bored on a mall bench outside a clothing store as the women shopped and the credit card smoked: “It went on for hours.”

Then there is the brand new set of golf clubs, golf bag with the UVA logo and golf shoes given to Bobby McDonnell who thought the give was “excessive” but not so excessive that he sent it back. In fact he and his father and brother played multiple rounds of golf and charged hundreds of dollars in green fees, caddy fees, food and golf accessory purchases to Williams during 2011 and 2012.

There’s even a rumor they tried to flag down Marine One and invite Obama to join the threesome.

The haul from the Jonnie Williams ATM was so extensive the WaPost designed an excellent graphic that shows whom got what that you can find here. Weddings were profit centers, the family was showered with plane tickets, a trip to Cape Cod, the Final Four (ironic that, because McDonnell’s governor term was the final four years of his political career), Florida, another golf bag, flights on private planes, a watercolor and a turkey dinner (wait, sorry, that was Ken Cuccinelli’s thanksgiving gratuity from Williams). And since the McDonnells were good conservatives they would NEVER stoop to taking an Obamaphone, but they did pocket two Williams’ iPhones.

The mental image one has after reading the list is of the Beverly Hillbillies living it up in their new California mansion, but that’s completely unfair to the Clampetts, because they were using their own money.

Now that the prosecution’s story of Rent–A–Politician has concluded, the defense strategy is two–fold. First Maureen is a maniac who had hot pants for Williams and hid everything from her husband. She was the mastermind behind the plot to trade official support for Williams’ patent medicine product, Anatabloc, in return for Williams making the McDonnells his foster children.

My favorite story involving Maureen is from the WaPost and it concerns her efforts to sell Mitt Romney on the diet supplement during a trip to South Carolina. Now I’ve seen Mitt’s legs and they are about the size of a pipe cleaner, so Maureen’s instincts were good. Mitt could use some bulking up.

Staffers sensing a disaster put a stop to that plan, but they couldn’t intercept Mrs. McDonnell before she cornered Ann Romney on the campaign bus, where Maureen’s pre–trial bulk made it impossible for Mrs. Romney to escape.

Exhibiting her usual tact and concern for the feelings of others, Maureen blurted to Ann that Williams’ Anatablock was so great it could “potentially cure MS.” Ann Romney —who no doubt had a few choice words for the advance staff after the event — has multiple sclerosis, so the sales pitch was vulgar, insensitive and fit Maureen as snugly as one of Williams’ free designer dresses.

Or as McDonnell political advisor Phil Cox said on the stand, “I was horrified. I thought it was a train wreck.”

Bob’s defense is different. He’s not crazy, but he may be the biggest ingrate in Commonwealth history. Big Watch Bob’s story is reciprocation is not a word in his vocabulary. He accepted $120,000.00 in no–doc loans to shore up his failing real estate investments, wore the Rolex, presided over the acceptance of the other thousands of dollars in booty and did absolutely NOTHING in return for Williams.

He just sent all William’s calls to voice mail where they died a lingering death. It would have made more sense for Williams to forget the McDonnells and hire a lobbyist, but come to think of it 120K probably wouldn’t be enough to hire a Hamas spokesman.

As far as strategies go this is a variation of the Viet Nam defense: We destroyed the reputation in order to save it.

And just to make sure there was no doubt as to McDonnell’s ingratitude the WaPost writes, “In the afternoon, defense attorneys presented a parade of former McDonnell cabinet secretaries to testify to all the things McDonnell could have done to assist Williams and his company. In turn, each witness agreed that McDonnell never took those actions.”

In other words don’t loan Bob your lawnmower with the expectation that you can borrow his rake later.

I can see the fun couple’s social life drying up the longer the trial continues. Who wants to host a couple that will never return the favor and might ask you to take them to the mall before they leave?

Ingratitude as a get–out–of–jail strategy can’t be helping fund raising for McDonnell’s legal defense. (Lawyers are something else for which McDonnell doesn’t deign to pay.) If a signature loan for 120K doesn’t warm the cockles of Bob’s heart when he’s facing foreclosure, what is your measly 5K for lawyers going to achieve?

Bias Against Right Wing? IRS Says Sorry.

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Did your left leaning friends kid you when you talked about a conspiracy against the Tea Party? Did they tell you that the investigations of right wing groups was normal, or maybe a figment of your imagination?

Well, you were right. This week the IRS has formally apologized to groups it unfairly chose for investigation during the 2012 election cycle. Apparently, groups with Patriot or Tea Party in their name were singled out by agents who chose to scrutinize them regarding their tax exempt status.Tea Party Sign

Ouch.

The head of the IRS Exempt Status Division, Lois Lerner recently explained what happened at a conference:

In some cases, groups were asked for their list of donors, which violates IRS policy in most cases, she said.

“That was wrong. That was absolutely incorrect, it was insensitive and it was inappropriate. That’s not how we go about selecting cases for further review,” Lerner said at a conference sponsored by the American Bar Association.

“The IRS would like to apologize for that,” she added.

Lerner went on to explain that the procedure was initiated by low-level staff in Ohio and that no high level staff were aware of the actions.

Through the election period many conservative groups complained that they were being targeted unfairly, some even that they were being harassed by the IRS. The targeted groups accused the agency of delaying their status to become tax exempt by sending lengthy and personal questionnaires which asked for information about member political activities, posts on social networks and requested data on family members.

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, R-KY, called on the White House to investigate.

“Today’s acknowledgement by the Obama administration that the IRS did in fact target conservative groups in the heat of last year’s national election is not enough,” McConnell said. “I call on the White House to conduct a transparent, government-wide review aimed at assuring the American people that these thuggish practices are not under way at the IRS or elsewhere in the administration against anyone, regardless of their political views.”

Of course, it’s easy to apologize now. The election is over. But, you weren’t paranoid.

Read more at the AP.

Conservatism-The Opposite of Fascism: Part 1

I recently read an article on Addicting Info. A highly Liberal blog with weak talking points. Nevertheless, I realized that the sheep, I mean readers who follow them, believe the indoctrinated falsity upon which they preach.  The article in which I am speaking about, is one which compared Conservatism, to Fascism, essentially referring to them as one in the same. In the article, the first thing I can see, is the photo shopped cross put into piece’s featured image.  The image itself, is one of Sarah Palin, smiling, wrapped up in an American Flag, holding a cross in her hand. Obviously, in the original image, she does not hold a cross in her hand. 

However, when Liberals argue that Conservatism & Fascism are the same ideology, they often used a quote by Sinclair Lewis, in which Lewis says: “When Fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross.” 

So, to fuel the Liberal Stereotype of all Conservatives wear crosses around their necks and wave American Flags every chance they get, and profile everyone else who doesn’t as unpatriotic,  it would need to be necessary for them to edit an original image, even to prove their own agenda. Ethics are silly things away, who could forget MSNBC’s recent gaffe? This week,  I would like to debunk this theory, one day at a time. One article a day. This isn’t a hard myth to debunk. So, let’s start with the first three that come off of Addicting Info’s list, shall we?

1. You are obsessed with national power and pride and believe your country doesn’t have to follow the rules and shouldn’t ever apologize for doing things that are wrong. You think your nation can do whatever it wants.

By all means, I’m pretty sure Conservatives don’t believe that never apologizing for something is a bad thing. We believe that we should not apologize for our foreign policy, that it is a sign of weakness. And launching a tour who’s main purpose is to apologize is a sign of submission to other countries, and not a sign of strength or leadership. By all means, our country should follow international rules, just like any other country.

2. You believe in the rule of the few, election rigging, political decisions being made by a select group of officials behind closed doors, embrace the informal and unregulated exercise of political power, arbitrary deprivation of civil liberties, and little tolerance for meaningful opposition.

Holy crap. This is like reading recent news of The Obama Administration. Remember when the healthcare overhaul was all done behind close doors? I do. Remember the election fraud of Acorn? As for group of select few making the decisions for many, what about George Soros, pulling the strings behind President Obama? Or Harry Reid & Pelosi? Remember how everything functioned around them when they held the ‘super majority?’ Or what about when President Obama released the executive order banning protest? (See H.R. 347) Also, unregulated exercise of political power? Let’s look back to the ‘Dream Act’ shall we? That was where the President just ‘went around’ Congress.

Don’t even get me started on ‘tittle tolerance for meaningful opposition.’

 

3. You believe in survival of the fittest, an every man for himself mentality that causes you to believe that poor people and sick people are weak and must be punished. You think rich people are strong because they are wealthy and that they should rule us. You also believe your race is superior to all others.

Race superior to all others, huh? Only Liberals can turn any, and I do mean, any argument into a race issue. Poor people and sick people shouldn’t be punished just because they are poor and sick, and anyone would have lots of trouble trying to find a conservative who actually believes that crap. Answer to your problems? Capitalism, my friends. Free enterprise is the only thing to bring up the poor into the middle class. Also, if we believe Rich People rule, then tell me about George Soros again, I doubt he rules at all. As far as sick people go, I don’t believe they should be punished because they are sick. I believe they should be treated. And forcing them to buy healthcare is not an answer.

 

I’ll be doing 4 of these a day until I reach number 18. All from the original addictinginfo.com piece. Stay tuned, and feel free to tweet any suggestions to me! @Tanner_WB

U.S. Banks Being Taken Over Using Chavez-Style Manipulation

These bankers should be shown for what they really are to the public: vulgar robbers, thieves in ties, pickpockets and obstinate kleptomaniacs:”  Hugo Chavez

President Chavez created new national laws not unlike the U.S. Dodd-Frank supposed financial reform law that Barack Obama signed on July21, 2010. ( along with the supposed food safety law, and Obama-care that completes the tri-fecta of taking over banks, food companies and producers, and the complete U.S. health-care system)

The Chavez’ method of operation in stealing the total private sector wealth of private sector companies and taking over their total economy was done quickly and right out in the open, whereas Barack Obama’s plans have been quietly designed and signed into law beneath the radar of the public and many under-qualified members of Congress, who either do not see the stealth takeover of the private sector by the U.S.  government, or are choosing to turn their backs on the very people who elected them into power by remaining silent. Make no mistake here, the Obama and Chavez  doctrines run  extremely parallel and are rooted in the Marxist ideology of  Socialist wealth redistribution by a plutocracy that in the end ends up in an all-powerful Communist collective. First, let’s look at what Mr. Chavez has done in Venezuela.

Karl Marx

Chavez’s government well knows ( in his own mind) that the dollar-blinded rich in Venezuela must be defeated politically. A democratic economy is essential, and as private ownership fails to meet the needs of the masses, the state is taking over and formulating alternative ways of managing production and distribution. The pricing system is being moderated and social priorities are replacing market manipulation. As the global banking crisis and its scandals grew, the Venezuelan government ensured effective regulation at home. Several small private banks were taken over following revelations of bank fraud. (No fair trial, no evidence needed, just revelations) In November the main shareholder of a group of four banks, Grupo Financiero Bolivar, Ricardo Fernandez, known as a Chavez supporter, was arrested. Two of the banks were nationalised, and two were closed. The Institute in Defence of People’s Access to Goods and Services took control of four food companies owned by Ricardo Fernandez, to make sure there were no supply disruptions. Subsequently, a further three banks were nationalised and, on 11 December, Venezuela’s Superintendency of Banks closed an eighth.

Chavez declared on 10 December. “I have ordered the takeover of tuna, fish, corn processing and rice companies, as well as [the bankers’] estates and cattle this will become wealth for the people’. He added: ‘We are confronting these problems in a coordinated manner with the whole state, and we are taking over companies that were forming a kind of network …We cannot wait until tomorrow. At the first sign, [we take] immediate action and inexorably apply the established laws and procedures.”  (Just like Liberal fake democrats in the U.S. created a slew of laws with no allowed input from Republicans or we the people, Chavez and company drew up and instituted their own laws)

The Venezuelan media takeover has played a central part in Chavez’ plans:  In this battle the media is central, and on 23 January RCTV and five other cable channels were temporarily taken off the air for breaking transmission laws requiring them to televise government announcements. On 14 January the state expropriated the sugar mills ‘Casta’, in the state of Tachira and the ‘La Batalla’ agricultural mill in the state of Barinas, to turn them into social property. All of this was accomplished when Hugo Chavez was given permission to rule by decree, without any input from the National Assembly:  Venezuelan lawmakers loyal to President Hugo Chavez Wednesday approved a measure granting the U.S.-baiting left-wing leader authority to rule by decree  for the next 18 months.  Informed Americans have now come to realize that Obama and company now effectively control the mainstream media, as shown by their refusal to report on Obama’s questionable past, radical associations, and college Marxist ideology such as is thoroughly documented right here.  Now we shall look into what is going on in our banking sector, as we already have been made aware of the complete takeover of our healthcare system, 2 major auto companies, the government intervention into our agriculture sector enabled by the Food Safety Bill, all done in very much the same way Hugo Chavez has done in Venezuela, as shown above.

Signing of Dodd-Frank Bill enables Leftists and Obama Crony-Capitalists to take control of U.S. banks

          The FDIC closed 157 banks in 2010 and the current total for 2011 now stands at 90. 

During trips to several small towns in our area during the past two years, my family has always ended up discussing the possible reasons as to why all of the banks now have new names. The only bank still under it’s original name is the Bank of America, along with two credit unions. Why is this? If a bank is closed, how is it that it reopens almost immediately under a new name, and just why is this happening at an alarmingly increasing rate today? I recently discovered the answers to those questions, and several other questions others may have concerning the massive numbers of bank closings since 2009, and it is pretty unsettling, to say the least. 

            How is the takeover of hundreds of U.S. Banks being engineered today?

In order to close a bank down, surely there must be strict laws in place to provide security against fraud to protect depositors, taxpayers who have to foot the bill under bank foreclosures under FDIC guidelines, and their investors right? Well it turns out there were protections put into place.. until the passage of the Dodd-Frank financial reform act came along and changed the rules. First in March of 2009, the federal government starting stress testing the largest banks in the U.S. (note that this was immediately started in Obama’s first year in office) Please see The Case for Stress-Testing Community Banks*. Since this was actually the start of this method of evaluating banks, and then authorizing the FDIC to close them down, it is important to understand the role of  SCAP,  for Supervisory Capital Assessment Program and the subsequent evolution of the Dodd-Frank bill that now allows the federal reserve and the U. S. government to shut down any FDIC insured bank in America at any time. (Just like Chavez did, with zero input from elected officials)

The SCAP was launched in March 2009 to stress the capital of the 19 largest banks. This was a supervisory exercise to determine the capital buffers sufficient to withstand losses and sustain lending in institutions the U.S. Government deemed “systemically significant,” or “too big to fail.” While it was unlikely the rest of the banking industry would tolerate a system‐wide stress test, Federal policy was essentially leaving the rest of the industry to market forces and the normal FDIC resolution process. ( but not for long as we shall see next)

The stress test focused on the level and composition of capital for two years into the future. The test was conducted under two macroeconomic scenarios for two years forward:

o Baseline scenario based on consensus expectations as of February 2009; and

o More adverse scenario assuming a deeper and longer‐term downturn

(Ironically, this “more adverse” scenario was very close to what the U.S. Experienced).

The original SCAP program set the stage for Dodd-Frank regulations that would allow these “stress tests”, ( that actually had no proven benefit what so ever) to be injected into financial law. This marked a turning point on the thinking and attitude of the SCAP and the role stress testing could play in the banking industry.

 

Dodd‐Frank Act

The value of stress testing was cemented as Congress crafted regulatory reform. To ensure stress

testing became part of the fabric of bank supervision, Congress memorialized it in the following ways:

1. Federal Reserve to provide at least three different sets of conditions for firms to stress test

against;

2. Federal Reserve to do annual stress tests on bank holding companies over 50 billion in assets

and non‐bank financial firms under Federal Reserve supervision;

3. Above firms required to do their own semi‐annual stress test; and

4. All other banks with assets greater than 10 billion required to do annual stress test.

While the legislation establishes bright lines for the size of institutions which are required to perform stress testing, the entire financial services industry should be prepared for increased expectations as financial regulators become accustomed to seeing stress testing as part of the risk management framework and an important part of the supervisory process. Increasingly, bank management will find it difficult to demonstrate sufficient risk management processes without incorporating an element of stress testing.

Take note: Community Bank Performance 2009 & 2010

The pace of bank failures increased significantly in 2009, with 140 institutions being closed. As of October 1, 2010, 129 banks have closed in 2010. That has increased to a total of 247 bank closures during 2010, and 2011. As we see billions of dollars in losses putting a huge strain on the FDIC insurance fund, just who ends up taking over these ‘closed banks’ that end up reopened almost the very same day/week that they were shut down? End Part1   In Part 2, we see just who is taking over these FIDC mandated shuttered banks, who is left paying the bill for their past debt, and just who is raking in billions of dollars from these big government manipulated bank closures.

 

 

 

 

The Deaf, Dumb, and Blind Caucus

Has anyone else wondered why there isn’t one single Democrat speaking out against the Solyndra Campaign slush fund scandal that cost taxpayers over half a billion dollars, or is it just me? What happened to the idea of the Democratic Party being “The protectors of the people in America” as EX-Speaker, Nancy Pelosi likes to say? Stealing half a billion taxpayer dollars to give to a proven failing Solar panel company, (who just happens to fill Democratic campaign coffers) is supposed to be protecting the people? Where is the outrage from the Democrats on this issue? Hint: There is none.

How about the silence from the Democratic Party concerning the Fast and Furious government gun-running fiasco? Hundreds of citizens on both sides of our Southern border, along with two border agents, have been murdered with assault weapons that our very own DOJ and ATF allowed to be sold to drug cartels from Mexico. Where is the outrage from Democrats in Congress demanding justice for this case of proven Government malfeasance? There is none.

Where are the demands of the Democratic voters, political operatives and DNC power-brokers for people to be held accountable for these obvious travesties of injustice against the American people today? Again the silence is deafening.

When it comes to the wide-ranging examples of corruption, big government abuse of our Constitution, and over-all illegal activity stemming from the Solyndra pay for play fraud, and the Fast and Furious government assault weapons to drug cartels fiasco, it now appears that the Democratic Party is indeed content to play deaf, dumb and blind. Apparently, so are their supporters that continue to chant “Four more years” while staring in the face of these examples of government abuse. (While also choosing not to speak out against them simply because it is their Party leader, Barack Obama and his appointees that are responsible for these criminal injustices being done to We the people.) People have been murdered by guns sold by our own government and half a billion tax dollars were siphoned into Democratic campaign coffers in another failed green energy scam, yet not one Democrat in Congress has the honesty or integrity to condemn these actions. Maybe they really are the deaf dumb and blind caucus. 2012 just can’t get here fast enough.

In an ironic, perfectly-timed episode of flaming hypocrisy, House Democratic Leaders, Steny Hoyer and Nancy Pelosi just came on CSPAN talking about how they are going to restore the people’s confidence in the United States Congress. Oh really?

Meet the FFB: The Largest D. C. Slush Fund Ever: Part 1

Way back in 1973, Congress created another apparent political money-laundering, graft, and bribery payout-machine, (using our tax dollars) titled  The Federal Financing Bank. (FFB) As always, when Congress creates a new way to try to steal more money from the working class taxpayers,( while trying to keep them from finding out about it ) they come up with wonderful, serious-sounding "mission statements" like the following supposed explanation of what the FFB was created for:

Federal Financing Bank The Federal Financing Bank (FFB) is a government corporation, created by Congress in 1973 under the general supervision of the Secretary of the Treasury. The FFB was established to centralize and reduce the cost of federal borrowing, as well as federally-assisted borrowing from the public. The FFB was also established to deal with federal budget management issues which occurred when off-budget financing flooded the government securities market with offers of a variety of government-backed securities that were competing with Treasury securities. Today the FFB has statutory authority to purchase any obligation issued, sold, or guaranteed by a federal agency to ensure that fully guaranteed obligations are financed efficiently

Congress created our Treasury Department in 1789 and then in 1913 created the Federal Reserve as a new U. S. central banking system.  If both the Treasury and the Federal Reserve are doing their jobs correctly, then why would congress decide to create The Federal Financing Bank in 1973?  The answer to that is the fact that there was no valid reason for creating the FFB, other than to obscure and hide the massive slush fund that Congress has given themselves in order to buy  votes and increase their power over the people.  (with your money)  I also find it highly hypocritical that certain politicians demand an audit of the Federal Reserve while ignoring this Congressional money-shifting-mafia style taxpayer-abusing fraudulent loan shark program called the FFB. One look at their July 2011 statement and we start to get a real idea of just how the tyrants of Congress view OUR tax dollars as their personal political piggy banks to buy some votes here, give relatives and friends a few billion there, all the while doing their best to make it difficult for the average taxpayer to recognize it as taxpayer abuse and fraud by creating another banking entity, and therefore creating another difficult paper trail to investigate. For the readers who do not click the link to the FFB page,  I shall include a few sections of just what they have been up to in the month of July of 2011, alone.  Note: This is the end of Sept, and we have YET to see the numbers for the FFB in August. They certainly know they are being scrutinized today for being the middleman in the Solyndra scandal among other things, so one could imagine the effort they will put into "creating" a nice clean August report, whenever they decide to grace us with that information.  First of all, how many readers even knew that the loan-sharks at the FFB "loaned" the USPS money every single day in July, 2011? Wait, I made a mistake there. The FFB loaned the USPS money every single day in July that they were open,  but sometimes,  like on July 13th,   for example, they loaned them money four times, not just once. Look right  here, if you do not believe the information stated in this article. The FFB takes however much money it wants from the U. S. Treasury and then "loans" it out as it sees fit, with little to zero Congressional oversight or input. This is mafia-style loan sharking except for one big difference: The mafia-don actually loans out his own money at super high interest rates. while the mobsters of Congress just take the taxpayer’s money from them to "loan" it out as they see fit, and if that loan goes to a relative or crony-capitalist such as Solyndra, they do not even charge them 1% interest!  Add to that the fact that Congress also often  "forgives" the interest rates on loans made to crony-capitalists, political vote buyers, and certain "colleges of color."  That’s right, as in this statement from a Fox News article by Elizabeth MacDonald yesterday, that first called my attention to the Congressional mafia-style loan sharking going on at the FFB:

For instance, the FFB has been hit with losses on loans to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, loans the Agriculture Dept. received to service rural utilities. The Agriculture Dept. is stiffing the FBB on interest it owes on these loans, a cumulative $1.7 billion in losses here.

The bank also lets the General Services Administration [GSA], as well as “Historically Black Colleges and Universities,” and the Veteran Administration slide on interest costs on their loans, too. The bank lets them defer interest costs “on their loans until future periods,” the KMPG report say.

So now our Congress thinks itself to be so all-powerful that it can break Federal anti-discrimination laws in Federal loan programs and favor one college over another based on the color of the skin of their students, and decide to forgive, or delay proper payment of the interest due on their taxpayer-funded loans. Notice how the Solyndra loans ( in link above) were  given out at a measely .01% interest rate there? The loan sharks of Congress dish out over a half a billion tax dollars to largely Democratic campaign donors, and then decide to basically do it for free? With our money. Just who in the hell do these people think they are here?  Congress has now given themselves the power to use taxpayer money to enrich themselves, their friends and relatives, and dole out billions of taxpayer dollars to phony companies and assorted dysfunctional entities like in the Solyndra Scandal of late. YES SOLYNDRA received loans from the FFB.

The FFB was akin to the mafia loan shark on the street who handed Solyndra the bag with half a billion taxpayer bucks in it, knowing darn good and well that they would be bankrupt in very short order as reports had told them YEARS before, when they were originally denied taxpayer funding by Congress and the GWB administration. Then the mafia Don, in this case the Democratic Party of tyrants in Congress, when told that Solyndra has went bankrupt and the taxpayers will not get any money back,  just shrugs his head and tells the loan collection agents not to worry about it, as it wasn’t their personal  money that was lost, it was just money he/they had stolen from the people to begin with. ( in taxes)  Easy come easy go, according to the Congressional loan sharks of today. Ms. MacDonald goes on to further show how this loan sharking "Bank" was flat broke in 2008, and yet has given out some 61 billion dollars in loans ( In just the month of July 2011 ) while Barack Obama and  the fake Democrats were ruling all of Congress. While Republicans have probably been up to their necks in this Congressional loan sharking scam in the past, thanks to the Solyndra scandal, we now see that it is mainly  Democrats who have been caught red-handed in the most recent episode of the FFB loan-sharking scheme of the past 3 years.

This little-known government bank, the Federal Financing Bank [FFB], had a zero balance in 2008 for green energy projects, but now, with little Congressional oversight, it is giving out billions of dollars in loans to White House pet projects often at dirt-cheap interest rates below 1% , plus the bank is funding the insolvent U.S. Post Office; the White House’s expensive green car projects at Ford Motor, Nissan and Tesla Motors; a $485 million loan to an expensive solar project that’s lost $160 million over the last three years that’s backed by Google, BP and Chevron; plus the FFB is funding the teetering HOPE housing bailout program, which gives delinquent mortgage borrowers breaks on their loans.

And if that isn’t enough to get your blood boiling yet, we now see the Agriculture department getting in on the pay-to-play loan sharking fraud from within the the FFB:

And according to KPMG’s audit report of the bank, the FFB is losing billions of dollars in taxpayer money because it is forgoing collecting interest costs on already inexpensive loans that are financing projects at agencies like the Agriculture Dept.

Ms. MacDonald takes it one step further in explaining that what should really have the taxpayers concerned is the fact that the loan sharking Tyrants of Congress  have now empowered themselves  through the The FFB to "borrow unlimited amounts of taxpayer money from the Treasury for these kinds of political pet projects. Under the 1973 “FFB Act, the bank may, with the approval of the Secretary, borrow without limit from the Treasury,” says the bank’s audited statements from KPMG." (emphasis mine) Considering that today’s Secretary of the Treasury is proven tax dodging felon Timothy Geitner,  it is of little comfort to the American taxpayers that all that Congress needs to access billions of dollars of the people’s money for their loan-sharking enterprise known as the FFB,  is Mr. Geitner’s approval. "The Treasury Department’s inspector general is now investigating the bank over its $528 million loan to Solyndra. FFB’s chairman of the board is Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, and the bank’s board executives are Treasury officials." How many treasury executives did you people vote into office in 2010? If you said zero you get a star, as the U.S. Treasury is a bunch of political appointees who do not have the authority to bypass the U. S. Congress in giving out taxpayer funded loans. Clear enough Mr Geitner and company? Just because the past clowns of congress in 1973 decided to create this loan sharking bank at taxpayer’s expense does not make it Constitutional. Period.

 Most people go about their lives not concerned about things like this government loan sharking scam until someone gets killed or seriously hurt by it, as in the current Fast and Furious gunrunning scandal where our very own government enabled drug cartels to purchase assault weapons resulting in the murder of border agents and hundreds of citizens in the U.S. and Mexico. By then its usually too late, the innocent citizens are dead and buried, and, in the case of the FFB,  all the money has been stolen to never be seen again.   Even then, after the fraud, graft, loan sharking and outright theft of their hard earned money is exposed as it is right here, they say well you can’t fight the government so, oh well. The problem with that is that the end result will be that eventually all the money will be gone, America will default on her $15 trillion dollars of debt, and there will be chaos in the streets due to shortages of common everyday necessities,  such as food and shelter. This is not over-stated fear-mongering, but is in fact, a serious dose of the reality of what is happening in American politics today. When this country becomes insolvent, chaos will ensue, and society will become unstable.  Similar examples of the dangers of  common  types of loan-sharking that ends up hurting everyday people, can be seen in the mafia wars in NYC and across the nation in past history. The mafia employed loan sharks who mainly used unscrupulous tactics to take advantage of poor people who otherwise could not afford a loan. In the case of the FFB loan to Solyndra, Congress was told they were a bad risk to lend money to, but Democrats could not resist the chance to fluff up their campaign coffers with a few billion tax dollars, while also getting the head Democrat, one Barack Obama on national TV to be seen by millions of Americans promoting the "Successful Solyndra Solar Company."  Hint to the eventual Republican presidential candidate  winner in 2012: The video clip of Barack Obama while actually giving a speech touting the validity of green energy companies at the now bankrupt Solyndra Solar company will make a wonderful campaign ad in 2012. Oh yes we can.

 

The people of NYC were also living in fear at one point in history from the mob bosses and their loan sharks, as their power increased and the blood ran deep in the streets on a daily basis during their power struggles. Loan sharks would break legs and arms if you couldn’t pay up, unless they decided to just make you disappear altogether for being unable to pay up in full.  As the power struggle during the mafia wars ratcheted up, many innocent people were killed when they were caught up in the gunfire. The people saw that  as the mob’s power increased, life got worse and worse for them, and they were not even free to walk the streets safely at night. Murder became commonplace during the height of the mafia wars in America. Today, the blatant theft of our tax dollars is now becoming commonplace, due  to political greed and the career politician’s quest for more power over the people.

These acts of tax dollar thievery such as the loan-sharking scam at the FFB will eventually add to the already very dangerous debt load and impending insolvency of  America.  Billions are being stolen under the guise of government loans and bailouts, and eventually the people will have to make a stand by changing their government at it’s core, and the way they allow them to handle their business. We have already seen the theft of almost a trillion taxpayer dollars in the form of the stimulus bill of 2009, in which we were promised by Barack Obama, that all those taxpayer dollars  would keep unemployment under 8%. Over two years later, we see little to no actual accounting of all that money, but in fact we currently see between 15 and 20 million Americans either unemployed or underemployed as they struggle to make ends meet. The stimulus program was just another government loan-sharking scheme where the taxpayer got screwed while the politicians friends in the unions, their crony-capitalists in the green energy scams, and their direct and indirect relatives enriched themselves to the detriment of our economy. ( More on a big name politician involved in this fraud to come in part 2 ) This was also the very reason that Barack Obama and company directed all Democrats and their media puppets to stop using the word "stimulus" in public recently.  Americans got wise to that scam in 2010,  so politicians turned to their other loan-sharking scam known as the FFB, and started doling out taxpayer dollars through it in a pathetic attempt to obscure their obvious theft of billions of hard-earned tax dollars once again. Will the FFB  government loan-sharking fraud ever be honestly investigated in the United States Congress in the near future?  Considering that this so-called bank was set up for the sole purpose of enabling politicians to use it as a way to bypass certain aspects of Congressional accountability as to how our tax dollars are being spent, the answer to that question has to be an emphatic NO.

 

I,d like to personally thank Ms. Elizabeth MacDonald of Fox Business for having the fortitude and courage to originally report on the FFB, which should be more aptly titled the Congressional Loan-Sharking Criminal Enterprise of America. In Part 2 of this expose’ on the FFB Congressional loan sharking we will take it a step further, and show you just what your tax dollars have been funding through the FFB, and just which honorable members of our government have ties to the latest episodes of the FFB slush fund loan sharking at taxpayer expense saga. 

Updated info alert: Apparently the FBB exposure piece done by Ms MacDonald has drawn some damage control rhetoric from none other than than "someone" in the U.S. government. They had her change some tiny aspects of her article. Here is the link:  http://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/2011/09/28/government-bank-financing-more-solyndras/  The petty reasons for the minor changes in her article do not in any way change the fact that this is a Congressional-loan-sharking-criminal-enterprise using taxpayer dollars unconstitutionally ! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anthony Weiner Will Resign. It’s about time!

  Liberal Democratic Congressman Anthony Weiner of New York has finally succumbed to the national weiner roast calling for his resignation from Congress and in fact will resign. My only question is why did it take so long?  Over the last three years, he has had phone sex, sent naked pictures of himself to females across the internet while being newly married, and then spent three days lying to the public to try to cover it up. then in a nasty example of just how our morals have sunk to all-time lows here in America, we saw many Liberal sheep from New York try to make a case that he should not resign. Shame on you people, public officials are supposed to be honorable, honest representatives of the people, not perverts and lying scumbags such as Mr. Weiner has proven to be. What kind of example do people like him set for our children? This also shows us just how far into the swamp the elitists in the Liberal Democratic party truly are today.

While the sex scandals and criminal activities are pretty common across both party lines today, the audacity of  today’s Liberals knows no boundaries.  From Charlie “the tax cheat,” Rangel, to Maxine Waters, to the felonious corrupto-crats from within the Democratic party down here in Florida, Corrine Brown and Alcee Hastings, these Liberal elitists never seem to be held accountable for their criminal actions. Click on those two links there, and you will see just what outrageous activity those two Florida politicians have gotten away with. Oh and they are still in our Congress today!

Cyber-sex panderer Anthony Weiner thought he could stay in Congress simply by refusing to resign. I really can’t blame him for thinking he could just sweep his actions under the rug, when we look at all the above criminals that are still serving in our Congress and haven’t recieved one bit of real punishment for their criminal activities. How about Maxine Waters Mr Speaker? You are now in charge of the House and there is NO EXCUSE for not bringing that swamp creature up on charges in the House Ethics committee right now! As far as the uninformed voters from Hasting’s and Brown’s areas of Florida, there are no words to describe the pathetic pattern of voting for those two criminals you folks have shown in Florida!

As another Liberal hypocrite and ex-Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi once said, it truly is time to drain the swamp called Congress in 2012! the least Americans can do is start with the criminals who think they are above the law! The Weiner is gone, along with his big-mouth self-righteous, pompous rhetoric, and I for one, am damned glad to see him go!  Good frigging riddance!

EU Bailout Money Going to UK/ German Banks- U.S to Bailout Greece?

Many Americans were kind of surprised when German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrived for what was largely an unannounced White House visit recently. While many self-proclaimed political experts surmised that the main topic of discussion would be the ongoing three wars the U.S. is currently in, the real agenda has come out recently via thegatewaypundit:

After tripling the US deficit and with unemployment at 9.1% President Obama pledged US financial support to bail out Greece yesterday.
CNBC reported:

President Barack Obama on Tuesday urged European countries and bondholders to prevent a “disastrous” default by Greece and pledged U.S. support to help tackle the country’s debt crisis.

Obama, whose political prospects have suffered from persistently high unemployment and ballooning U.S. debt, has pinpointed the euro zone crisis as one foreign “headwind” hitting the U.S. economy.

After a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, he stressed the importance of German “leadership” on the issue – a hint that he expects Berlin to help – while expressing sympathy for the political difficulties European Union countries face in helping a struggling member state.

“I’m confident that Germany’s leadership, along with other key actors in Europe, will help us arrive at a path for Greece to return to growth, for this debt to become more manageable,” Obama said.

“But it’s going to require some patience and some time. And we have pledged to cooperate fully in working through these issues, both on a bilateral basis but also through international and financial institutions like the IMF.” (emphasis mine)

If that little tidbit doesn’t get American taxpayer’s blood boiling, this next one is certainly going to blow open some eyes and ears. Not only is Obama pledging stealth U.S. bailout dollars to be sent to Greece, who already has been bailed out numerous times, but the fact is that the money will  mainly go to German and  UK banks, not Greece itself! Big bankers, just like our very own wall street, have made irresponsible financial decisions, yet will not be held accountable for the losses they incurred by those actions in bailing out Greece with no real plan to fix Greece’s debt problem. Yes they called for the cutesy “austerity” measures, yet those measures are obviously either a huge failure, or this is all just a stealth plot to enable more never-ending Socialist wealth redistribution. Either way, we should be asking since Speaker Boehner supposedly holds the American taxpayer’s purse in the U.S. House of Representatives, just how can Obama decide to bailout big bankers in Germany and the U.K. under the guise of bailing out Greece without it passing through Congress? What say you Mr. Speaker?

Our friends over at birdflu666 exposed the fact about just who has been raking in the billions of bailout dollars that supposedly went to Greece, Portugal, and Ireland:

German economic advisor admits banks getting billions of eurozone bailout money, not Greece, Portugal or Ireland

Peter Böfinger, an economic advisor to the German government, said that the Berlin should come clean about the fact that the billions in eurozone bailouts are going primarily to German banks.

http://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/soziales/0,1518,762097,00.html

”[The bailouts] are first and foremost not about the problem countries but about our own banks, which hold high amounts of credit there,” he said.

Well, Peter, I do think more many people in Germany realise that Deutsche Bank and co are making record profits because of the money it is sucking out of the tax payers of Greece and Germany.

But I don’t think it is going to be of much cheer up to Germans already fed up with having to hand over their money to Deutsche Bank and co via national bailouts to find out that the rest is going to Deutsche Bank and co via international eurozone bailouts that violate the Lisbon Treaty (emphasis mine)

So the German people are not happy to hear that their tax dollars are being redistributed to the corrupt, in-bed-with-Merkel Deutsche Bank, while they make record profits. Kinda sounds like Bush/Obama and Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley , BOA and Citigroup here in the U.S. doesn’t it? Now that Obama’s crony-capitalism with those supposedly-Liberal-hated U.S. bankers has been exposed, I believe Obama has taken his Socialistic wealth redistribution overseas to try to disguise it as bailing out Greece. Oh what a tangled web we weave….when voting for the hope n change thieves. Wake up folks.

At least we now know the real reason Obama welcomed Merkel to the White House in a ceremony fit for a “Royal Queen.”

 

E-Verify and Voter I.D.: Rule of Law Being Ignored by Corrupto-Crats Across the Nation

Understanding E-Verify.  E-Verify  is a free Internet-based program created by the U.S. Government to enable employers to check a perspective employee’s Social Security number and other information to ensure they are legally eligible to work in the United States before hiring them. This program was started in 1997 at a huge cost to the taxpayers, as a way to protect American workers and employers from the invasion of illegal, non-qualified working immigrants that now plagues America. This program is another example of government mis-management and waste, as the E-Verify program is not being used as it was designed to be by many States and local governments. What good is a program if most State governments refuse to mandate it’s implementation ?  Federal law dictates that employers must make every effort to only hire legal citizens, and E-Verify is a tool designed to do just that, yet many States refuse to enact legislation to enforce the law.  I find it to be extremely hypocritical that the Federal Government intervenes in some State’s legislative measures when it suits their agenda, yet at other times they ignore certain States passing legislation contrary to federal law. ( See the AZ immigration law)

Recently, my very own State of Florida had a bill crafted in the Florida Senate  that basically required employers to use E-Verify when hiring new employees. So what did the self-titled ” Most Conservative Senate in Florida history” do? They voted the bill down! Check out the full story here. The Florida Senate needs to be called out on this act of cowardice and bending over to the special interest Lobbyists that bought them off here. If you live in Florida, go to the Florida Senate facebook page here , and voice your dis-gust about these politicians who are turning their back on legal immigrants and all working Floridians by enabling the continued theft of our jobs by illegals!

The DHS has recently expanded the E-Verify program to some States to allow people to self-check their employment eligibility in the U.S. in a recent announcement here. What is noticeable in that article is the following statement from the GAO:

However, the E-Verify system continues to experience errors, fraud and identity theft, according to a recent report from the Government Accountability Office, and a study released in December 2009 found that E-Verify was accurate only half the time in correctly identifying unauthorized workers with borrowed or stolen Social Security numbers (emphasis mine)

This is why people say the U.S. Government is nothing but an extreme example of incompetent mismanagement, waste, fraud, and the blatant abuse of taxpayer dollars today. E-Verify was created in 1997, yet it is largely proven to be an incompetent mess of a program, according to our very own GAO. (Government Accounting Office)  If these morons can’t iron out the E-Verify program in over 14 years, they will never get it right.  The fact of the matter here is that many, many politicians and special interest groups do not want E-verified to ever be used to keep illegals from invading the American workforce, period. If your politicians are among this group, like my Florida Senate proved itself to be last week, make sure you take note of who needs to be fired in the next elections.

As a footnote here, I find this failure to properly check on a workers immigration status before hiring them to be a form of reverse discrimination. When I apply for a job, employers check my lifetime credit report, work history, driving record, criminal background check, rental history, Social Security number, and even my facebook page, and yet illegals with no U.S. history in anything, and a fake SSI number can get hired all simply because certain tyrants in various parts of our governments decide to not use E-Verify. Common sense dictates that the E-Verify system be brought up to competent, efficient levels, and that every employer in the United States be mandated to check all employees before hiring them. Anything less is simply unacceptable to a nation beset with high unemployment and massive debt.

Voter I.D. laws are supposed to ensure a fair voting process, which must include properly identifying voters and their eligibility to vote. While it would seem like basic common sense dictates that our politicians and government agencies would want to ensure that only legal voters are able to cast their votes and  vote only once in the precincts that they live in, this is proving to be a contentious issue today. The fact is that many State and local governments are now refusing to enact solid Voter I.D. laws that help prevent vote fraud and abuse. We have seen dead people, cartoon characters, and other fictitious people casting votes illegally across the nation and this must stop. Why in the world would a State legislature or election commission not want it mandated that every single voter provide proper identification before voting or registering to vote? The answer to that is that certain groups of people will not be able to hold onto power without cheating the voting system, namely the Liberal Democratic party of today. Why do I point the finger mainly at Democrats? I do it because they supported Acorn, who has been proven guilty of vote fraud numerous times and the fact the every instance of Acorn vote fraud was in supporting Democrats. If you have had your head buried in the sand for the past 20 years and do not know about Acorn and Liberal Democrat-sponsored vote fraud, here is some info that explains why certain groups are fighting against Voter I.D. laws.  here is a few tidbits from that article just to get your attention:

In recent years, ACORN’s voter registration programs have come under investigation in Ohio, Colorado, Missouri and Washington, with some employees convicted of voter fraud

Michelle Malkin hopes “that someone else in the MSM will start asking pointed questions about the $800,000 Obama failed to report in hidden payments to ACORN under the name of a left-wing non-profit front group

The Department of Justice needs to open a RICO probe into ACORN.  The RICO statutes make the leaders of a criminal enterprise personally responsible for the crimes committed by its members.  If the DoJ can establish that ACORN management has encouraged fraudulent practices from the top down, that puts it within RICO territory.  The repetition of their fraud in multiple jurisdictions make it clear that it’s not just coincidence at work here.

Strict voter I.D. laws would prevent the majority of vote fraud that includes absentee ballot fraud, illegal voter registrations, dead people casting votes, and other assorted trickery from groups like Acorn and LaRaza from corrupting our election process. This would ensure fair elections and proper representation of all groups of Americans in our government, and needs to be enacted across the nation. Why should an illegals or non-U.S. citizens be allowed to cast ballots to elect officials to run our governments? There is no plausible reason to continue to let our election processes be corrupted by special interests and radical activist “community organizing groups” like the Democratic fraudsters at Acorn. Another part of our election system being corrupted by assorted activists and community organizing groups are the voter registration roles. There have been people who have been dead for many years still on these rolls, and criminals exploit this to cast votes in their names. There is no reason not to update voter registrations annually, unless you are among those groups seeking to gain power and influence by preventing the purging and updating of these records. How about we take the millions of tax dollars that were funnelled to Acorn and other assorted get out the vote scams and reallocate those dollars to hiring more people to ensure voter registrations are on the up and up ?

Today our country is beset with career politicians bowing down to lobbyists and special interest groups to remain in power through vote-buying schemes, no matter how great the danger is to America. We are fast approaching 15 trillion dollars in debt with no apparent solution, other than to go bankrupt. We have high unemployment hurting Americans even more due to the fact that illegals here are taking many of our jobs because of the refusal to use the E-Verify system that we paid millions of dollars to createf to prevent that very same problem. To top it all off, we have career politicians remaining in power and preventing America from fixing her problems today, due to vote fraud being perpetuated by the refusal to enact strict Voter I.D. laws.  The very same politicians who fight stricter Voter I.D. laws are at the root of our electoral system corruption and need to be rooted out as soon as possible, whether it is at the State or federal level. We also need to make an example of the criminals corrupting our electoral system through hand-ing down some stiff penalties and jail time for those people caught up in vote fraud schemes like Acorn.

There is NO VIABLE EXCUSE that anyone can tell me for not enacting the usage of E-Verify to work in America today along with stricter Voter I.D. laws, that isn’t rooted in corruption and flat out anti-American ideology, no matter how you spin it! To be American is to demand that fair elections be held and that only Americans that have the right to vote will be voting. Career felons, illegals, dead people, and undocumented aliens must be prevented from voting to keep out nation’s electoral integrity intact, period. American jobs must go to legal American citizens, and anyone caught doing otherwise must be fined, imprisoned, kicked out of the country, or all three combined ! Any politician voting against E-Verify being mandated in  your state must be fired and replaced as soon as possible!  Take a close look at the politicians and radical groups who oppose both E-Verify and strict Voter I.D. laws in your state today. This is the face of the enemy that seeks to destroy everything America was built upon through the corruption of our electoral process, and the allowing of illegals to remain here and vote, while also taking away jobs away from American citizens. Time is running out folks, the radical Socialism promoting Liberal Democrats are in bed with assorted anti-American groups to destroy what’s left of America. Speak up, demand E-verify be mandated in your state and that strict Voter I.D laws be passed while we still have a chance to right the ship.

Crony-Capitalism Gone Wild !

Crony capitalism * is a term describing an allegedly capitalist economy in which success in business depends on close relationships between business people and government officials. It may be exhibited by favoritism in the distribution of legal permits, government grants, special tax breaks, and so forth.

Crony capitalism is believed to arise when political cronyism spills over into the business world; self-serving friendships and family ties between businessmen and the government influence the economy and society to the extent that it corrupts public-serving economic and political ideals.

Pictured at left is a very good example of  Crony-Capitalism in it’s most extreme from. Sitting next to Barack Hussein Obama is Mr. Jeffrey Immelt, the current CEO of General Electric.  Obama appointed this crony as the head of another of his do-nothing community organizing-type commissions,  this time it was the  Council on Jobs and Competitiveness.  With G.E.’s history of being the biggest U.S. Job Exporter in history, I find it astounding that Immelt/G.E.  is on this council. Maybe this council should be more aptly titled the Council on how to Export U.S. Jobs overseas and further crush the American economy ?   Mr Immelt was also present when the President of China was given a warm, communism-promoting state dinner in our very own whitehouse earlier this year. Several Media outlets made sure to point out the fact that Immelt is a Republican who gave to both political factions in 2008, while using this fake Council on Jobs announcement to try to make people think Obama is a born-again Capitalist, instead of the far-left ideologue he has proven to be over the last two years of trying to destroy capitalism in America.  Also of note here, is what kind of a Republican would have given money to elect a far left ideologue like Obama back in 2008?  Certain types of  greedy capitalists tend to vote for both sides of the aisle, especially when climbing into bed with the U.S. Government to enrich themselves through Crony-Capitalism is their end goal.

Recently in the news, we saw some shocking reports on how G.E. and Mr. Immelt were shown the favoritism inherent within the Crony-Capitalism of the Obama administration today, in the fact that they will not pay any taxes on over $14 million dollars in profits. In fact, they filed for a $3.2 Billion dollar rebate from the taxpayers! Check out this short video, which is  sure to make your blood boil as you are trying to write  out that tax payment check out soon !

In another version of Obama’s Crony-Capitalism Gone Wild, we have the infamousHealthcare waiver handouts to Obama supporters and assorted  crony campaign puppet organizations. The total number of crony waivers handed out to allow certain people to not have to obey the Obamacare laws is now over 1000, involving  protectionism for over 2.4 million of “his” people. The U.S. House of Representatives held hearings in trying to determine how Obama’s Socialist healthcare puppet, Katherine Sebelius figures out who qualifies for the Obamacare waivers. The Heritage Foundation outlines it all here, in which the following comes to light:

” Darrell Issa (R-CA), chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, further questioned the fairness of the application process. He noted that HHS bureaucrats know exactly what company’s application they are reviewing and whether they are union plans. This has arguably led to the disproportional acceptance of waiver application from large corporations and unions. Haislmaier further emphasized that the use of a waiver process has led to a system that is based not on “the rule of law” but rather on “the rule of who you know.”

When discussing Crony-Capitalism Gone Wild and Obamacare waivers , we must not leave the Unions out of the discussion here. RealClearPolitics shines some sunlight on that here, in which the extended arm of Organizing for Barack in 2012 gets some exposure:

” Most noteworthy: One-fourth of all the waivers (182) so far have gone to Big Labor groups across the country.”

And the Service Employees International Union, which poured $60 million into Democratic/Obama coffers in 2008 and millions more into the campaign for the federal health care takeover, added four new affiliates to the waiver list: SEIU Local 2000 Health and Welfare Fund, representing 161 enrollees; SEIU 32BJ North Health Benefit Fund, representing 7,020 enrollees; SEIU Local 300, Civil Service Forum Employees Welfare Fund, representing 2,000 enrollees; and SEIU Health & Welfare Fund, representing 1,620 enrollees.

That’s in addition to three other previous SEIU waiver winners: Local 25 SEIU in Chicago with 31,000 enrollees; Local 1199 SEIU Greater New York Benefit Fund with 4,544 enrollees; and SEIU Local 1 Cleveland Welfare Fund with 520 enrollees. This brings the total number of Obamacare-promoting SEIU Obamacare refugees to an estimated 45,000 workers represented by seven SEIU locals.

The liberal ideologues and their Puppet-Master Obama, along with extra funding from the economic terrorist George Soros and his propaganda arms such as Media Matters, are digging in deep for the 2012 election battle.  All the money and propaganda in the world can no longer hide the fact that they are nothing more than  groups of ragtag anti-American community organizers hell bent on destroying this country. There are 586 days until the 2012 elections, so lets make every singleone of them count, and keep on exposing the anti-American agenda of the leftist ideologues and Obama.  The 2012 elections will make the 2010 massive beat-down of the leftist agenda look like small potatoes, when the hordes of fed-up Patriot Americans hit the polls!

Below is a link to Daniel’s latest podcast – click to listen or right click and save-as to download it for later.

Tax Evasion [Audio]

*http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crony_capitalism

Florida Corrupt Congresswoman Being Sued for Not Paying Bills.

     Meet Florida Congresswoman Corrine Brown (D-FL), seen here speaking on the floor of the U. S. House of Representatives. For those of you who may be wondering what on earth she is wearing in the picture to the left, that is some kind of super-size Florida Gators gown.  At least it is the Florida Gators colors, that much I am sure of. Rep. Brown has been a member of  Congress since 1993. Before that she served in the Florida House from 1985 -1991.  She was also a participant in Michael Moore’s slacker college voter drive tour, which also tells us something about her political ideology.

    Rep. Brown is no stranger to controversy either. Back in 1993 the FEC investigated Rep. Brown for neglecting to take action towards her aid whom had been found to have been committing forgery by signing  a treasurer’s signature on financial documents. This was during Brown’s first year in Congress, and this staffer not only wasn’t fired, but stayed on Brown’s staff for five years while also being promoted as Brown’s Chief of Staff. Once again we see a Florida politician involved in corruption scandals without ever seeing any jail time. See my article about another wonder-ful Florida politician, Mr. Alcee Hastings.* he is the impeached federal Judge that Floridians have reelected numerous times, and is still in our Congress.

   Rep. Brown was also under investigation again in 1996 that concerned financial misdeeds concerning charges that Brown improperly received and spent a $10,000 check from a secret account used for money laundering by National baptist Leader leader Henry Lyons.  Brown admitted receiving the check but denied she had used the money improperly.  She was accused of not reporting the check or reporting who she received the money from. Brown said that she had taken the check and converted it into another check made out to Pameron Bus Tours to pay for transportation to a rally she organized in Tallahassee. She said that she didn’t have to report the money because the rally was to protest the reorganization of her district lines, and she did not use it for herself. If the $10,000 gift had been reported, it would have exceeded the $1,000 individual donation limit.  Jail time? None. Kicked out of office? Still there, thanks to the informed voters of Florida. The insanity continued as we see next.

    On June 9, 1998, the Congressional Accountability Project filed an ethics complaint against Brown. The Project called for the U.S. House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct to investigate several violations of House Rule 10.  One of the complaints was that Brown’s daughter Shantrel, a lawyer who worked for the EPA in Washington, had received a $50,000 Lexus LS 400 automobile as a gift from an agent of a Gambian millionaire named Foutanga Sissoko. Sissoko, a friend of Congresswoman Brown, had been imprisoned in Miami after pleading guilty to charges of bribing a customs officer. Brown had worked to secure his release, pressuring U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno to deport Sissoko back to his homeland as an alternative to continued incarceration. The Project held this violated the House gift rule, but Brown denied she had acted improperly. The congressional subcommittee investigating Brown found insufficient evidence to issue a Statement of Alleged Violation, but said she had acted with poor judgment in connection with Sissoko.  This is what happens when we have corrupto-crats in Congress deciding on punichment for fellow corrupto-crats. No punishment, no jail time and no justice for the people once again.

       Rep Brown, seeing that she was basically bulletproof to the laws of America at this point,  continued her assault on the integrity of the U. S. Congress, and in her pattern of keeping the money in the family, and was caught up in yet another scandal. In June 2007, Citizens for Ethics released a report reporting Brown’s daughter Shantrel Brown-Fields as a congressional lobbyist; the organization maintains that Congressional relatives working as lobbyists for special interests are a conflict of interest for lawmakers. Brown-Fields is employed by Alcalde & Fayte, with clients including ITERA, Miami-Dade County Commission, and Edward Waters college. In 2006, Brown’s campaign committee paid her daughter’s husband, Tyree Fields, $5,500 for political consulting work. Rep. Brown has earmarked millions of dollars in federal funding for her daughter’s client Edward Waters College. This woman is still a United States Congresswoman? YES  she is, thanks to the self-serving politicians who have failed to address her career corruption, and the Florida voters who keep on reelecting her. How does that make any sense today?

    Rep. Brown was in the news again this week.  She is being sued by a Democratic fundraising firm for $44,495 dollars in unpaid bills by Berger Hirschberg Strategies. Brown apparently just stopped paying the firm after they raised over half a million dollars for her campaign. Mysteriously, Brown claimed in reports to the Federal Election Comission (FEC) she did pay the firm $15,000 in July–even while admitting in court filings her campaign didn’t pay Berger Hirschberg that month. So now we have a blatant  lie in her reports to the FEC to top it all off here. I hope the good people of Florida are paying attention here, and will remember this information come the 2012 elections. Just in case they don’t, I shall be republishing this article frequently until then. In the meantime, this is another situation that the people need to demand answers for up in D. C. Why hasn’t this woman been kicked out of our Congress?   There are several instance of documented corruption and abuse of office that have already been proven agains Rep Brown.

     When people up in our nation’s capitol start talking about winning back the people’s trust, just take a look at the facts here. You deserve no trust, none whatsoever letting this kind of corruption run rampant in the U. S. Congress. Clear enough?

* http://conservativedailynews.com/2011/03/meet-the-race-baiting-impeached-corrupt-judgecongressman-hastings-d-fl/