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originally posted by: YouSir
a reply to: schuyler
Ummm...I just need to get this off my chest...I absolutely abhor your Avatar...it's damned creepy as hell...
Ketsuko's Avatar has about the same effect on me...
Other than that...I agree with your statement 100%...The whole of the democrat party has the combined intellect of a house plant...
Or am I being overly generous...?
John Boehner was literally handing out bribe checks from the tobacco lobby to fellow representatives, right on the floor of the House. When the New York Times investigated, Boehner's Chief of Staff said the money was a contribution from tobacco PACs. Boehner went on to become Speaker of the House.
originally posted by: shooterbrody
a reply to: Krazysh0t
It appears you, like those you follow, have nothing to offer but throwing mud.
Nice edit of your post to include nothing of interest with respect to the op.
edit on 28/3/2017 by shooterbrody because: douche edited his post
Yea you lose all moral high ground to whine about somebody throwing mud when you resort to name calling, guy.
It's poor form to throw mud at somebody who isn't throwing mud themselves but it's not against the rules of the forum and, like I said, the high ground is lost when you use name calling. Y'know....impugning character.
I really feel like we aren't on the same page anymore because I am completely lost as to what you are trying to get across. I'm sure it's some childish snark and mud you are throwing, but for the life me I can't bring up the effort to care.
Allegations of corruption
According to Chuck Neubauer and Ted Rohrlich writing in The Los Angeles Times in 2004, Maxine Waters' relatives had made more than $1 million during the preceding eight years by doing business with companies, candidates and causes that Waters had helped. They claimed she and her husband helped a company get government bond business, and her daughter Karen Waters and son Edward Waters have profited from her connections. Waters replied that "They do their business and I do mine." Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) named Waters to its list of corrupt members of Congress in its 2005, 2006, 2009 and 2011 reports. She was accused of using her position to prevail upon officials to meet with OneUnited Bank without disclosing that she and her husband had significant stock holdings in the company. Since she was on the Financial Services Committee she largely had the role of determining where TARP funds would go. 12 Million in TARP funds went to OneUnited without her ever disclosing that she had a financial stake at the company. Citizens Against Government Waste named her the June 2009 Porker of the Month due to her intention to obtain an earmark for the Maxine Waters Employment Preparation Center.
In 2010, Waters came under investigation for ethics violations and was accused by a House panel of at least one ethics violation related to her efforts to help OneUnited Bank receive federal aid. Waters' husband is a stockholder and former director of OneUnited Bank and the bank's executives were major contributors to her campaigns. In September 2008, Waters arranged meetings between U.S. Treasury Department officials and OneUnited Bank, so that the bank could plead for federal cash. It had been heavily invested in Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, and its capital was "all but wiped out" after the U.S. government took them over. The bank received $12 million in Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) money. The matter was investigated by the House Ethics Committee, which charged her with violations of the House's ethics rules in 2010. On September 21, 2012, the Democrat-controlled House Ethics Committee completed a report clearing Waters of all ethics charges after nearly three years of investigation.