Subject: What a den of thieves! What a den of thieves! Somebody spent a lot of time putting this together. Pretty good summary of what is known – how much more is hidden? ,000 : The amount of federal taxes that Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner (D) failed to pay during his employment at the International Monetary Fund despite receiving extra compensation and explanatory brochures that described his tax liabilities. True: cleveland.com/nation/index.ssf/2009/01/timothy_geithner_obamas_nomine.html
,000:The amount of money that the head of the powerful
tax-writing committee, Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY), was
forced to report on his taxes after the discovery that he
had not reported income from a Dominican Republic rental
property. His excuses for the failure started with blaming
his wife, then his accountant and finally the fact that he
didn’t speak Spanish. True: nypost.com/seven/09102008/news/regionalnews/rangels_spanish_excuse_128444.htm ,000:
The INCREASE in the amount of petty cash each of our
Congressional representatives voted to give themselves in
January 2009 during the height of an economic meltdown.
That’s a + million INCREASE!
gatewaypundit.blogspot.com/2009/01/its-recession-congress-gives-lawmakers.html See video here from Fox
3,900: The amount Fannie Mae "invested" in Chris Dodd (D-CT), head of the powerful Senate Banking Committee, presumably to
repel oversight of the GSE prior to its meltdown. Said
meltdown helped touch off the current economic crisis. In
only a few years time, Fannie also "invested" over 5,000
in then-Senator Barack Obama.
True: opensecrets.org/news/2008/07/top-senate-recipients-of-fanni.html 0,000:
The amount of back taxes and interest that Cabinet nominee
Tom Daschle (D) was forced to cough up after the vetting
process revealed significant, unexplained tax liabilities.
True: & nbsp;online.wsj.com/article/SB123335984751235247.html?mod=googlenews_wsj Wall Street Journal
6,000: The approximate amount of income and deductions that
Daschle (D) was forced to report on his amended 2005 and
2007 tax returns after being caught cheating on his taxes.
This includes 5,256 for the use of a car service,
,333 in unreported income, and ,963 in charitable
True: online.wsj.com/article/SB123335984751235247.html?mod=googlenews_wsj Wall Street Journal
0,000: The amount of "sweetheart" mortgages Senate Banking
Chairman Chris Dodd (D-CT) received from Countrywide
Financial, the details for which he has refused to release
details despite months of promises to do so. Countrywide
was once the nation’s largest mortgage lender and linked
to Government-Sponsored Entities like Fannie Mae and
Freddie Mac. Their meltdown precipitated the current
financial crisis. Just days ago in Pennsylvania ,
Countrywide was forced to pay 0,000,000 in mortgage
assistance following "a state investigation that concluded
that Countrywide relaxed its underwriting standards to
sell risky loans to consumers who did not understand them
and could not afford them."
The estimated amount of donations by Denise Rich, wife of
fugitive Marc Rich, to Democrat interests and the William
J. Clinton Foundation in an apparent quid pro quo deal that
resulted in a pardon for Mr. Rich. The pardon was reviewed
and blessed by Obama Attorney General and then Deputy AG
Eric Holder, despite numerous requests by government
officials to turn it down.
,000,000: The amount of TARP money provided to community bank
OneUnited despite the fact that it did not qualify for funds, and was "under attack from its regulators for allegations of poor lending practices and executive-pay abuses." It turns out that Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), a key contributor to the Fannie Mae meltdown, just happens to be married to one of the bank’s former directors.
True: online.wsj.com/article/SB123258284337504295.html Wall Street Journal
The upper range of net worth Rep. Allan Mollohan (D-WV)
accumulated in four years time according to The Washington
Post through earmarks of "tens of millions of dollars to
groups associated with his own business partners."
True: washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/05/14/AR2006051401032.html Washington Post
( billion) the approximate amount of money that House
Appropriations Chairman David Obey (D-WI) is earmarking
related to his son’s lobbying efforts. The son, Craig Obey,
is "a top lobbyist for the nonprofit group" that would
receive a roughly billion component of the "Stimulus"
and this as a list of these
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