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Dallas, TX Congresswoman Steered Scholarships To Relatives & Friends

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posted on Aug, 29 2010 @ 07:17 PM
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Maybe there will be a turnover in the Congress just from attrition.

Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson violated rules, steered scholarships to relatives


Longtime Dallas congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson has awarded thousands of dollars in college scholarships to four relatives and a top aide's two children since 2005, using foundation funds set aside for black lawmakers' causes.

The recipients were ineligible under anti-nepotism rules of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, which provided the money. And all of the awards violated a foundation requirement that scholarship winners live or study in a caucus member's district.




posted on Aug, 29 2010 @ 07:21 PM
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"I recognized the names when I saw them. And I knew that they had a need just like any other kid that would apply for one."


How much does a congressman/woman make? She couldn't give some of her own money to her family members for college?



posted on Aug, 29 2010 @ 07:34 PM
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Originally posted by InvisibleAlbatross

How much does a congressman/woman make? She couldn't give some of her own money to her family members for college?


The whole value system of a Democrat is their money is theirs, and other people's money is theirs to give away. That's how charitable they are.



posted on Aug, 29 2010 @ 07:37 PM
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SHOCKING!!!


Well... not really. Tis the way of the liberal... why spend your own money when tis easier to spend another's first?

I'll be waiting to see her brought up on charges - yet, I won't be holding my breath.



posted on Aug, 29 2010 @ 07:59 PM
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I knew this would be a partisan thread. Conversely Republicans like to give taxpayers' money to weapons manufacturers and male escorts.



posted on Aug, 29 2010 @ 08:07 PM
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Originally posted by InvisibleAlbatross
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I knew this would be a partisan thread. Conversely Republicans like to give taxpayers' money to weapons manufacturers and male escorts.


You complain about partisanship, then spout your own?

Why couldn't you just agree with the OP that the specific actions of Ms. Johnson are unethical and unacceptable for an elected official, regardless of party affiliation. Then, go find an article about an ethics violation by a Republican and create your own thread. Everyone agrees they exist, equally amongst members of both parties.

This thread just happens to be about Ms. Johnson, a Democrat.



posted on Aug, 29 2010 @ 08:08 PM
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I should have used an emoticon. I was being sarcastic.



posted on Aug, 29 2010 @ 08:08 PM
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Originally posted by InvisibleAlbatross
How much does a congressman/woman make? She couldn't give some of her own money to her family members for college?


What? Are you crazy????

Why should she spend her own money when it's just so much easier to spend the money of the taxpayers???

Where's Nancy Pelosi? Isn't she the one that said this was going to be the most ethical congress evah????



posted on Aug, 29 2010 @ 08:09 PM
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Originally posted by InvisibleAlbatross
I knew this would be a partisan thread. Conversely Republicans like to give taxpayers' money to weapons manufacturers and male escorts.


Well, at least in that case, the people working the assembly line for the weapons are gainfully employed.

And so are the male escorts!



posted on Aug, 29 2010 @ 08:13 PM
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You are partially correct. The thread started out non-partisan. But it only took a post or two before the OP turned the thread into a partisan attack (obviously his intent from the beginning). .

You must have missed that.

Congress (both parties) is equally corrupt and their elitist attitude and hubris seems to have no limit.


[edit on 8/29/2010 by clay2 baraka]



posted on Aug, 29 2010 @ 08:19 PM
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Starred...But, that is why I suggested InvisibleAlbatross address the OP and not subsequent posts.



posted on Aug, 29 2010 @ 08:21 PM
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Agreed! BOTH parties are shills and thieves! I was merely trying to stay on topic...



posted on Aug, 29 2010 @ 08:56 PM
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[Sarcasm] Sorry all. I forgot there has never been an anti-

* Republican
* Conservative
* Tea Party movement

thread in ATS' history. [/Sarcasm]



posted on Aug, 29 2010 @ 09:49 PM
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I'll bet this has been common practice among politicians for decades.



posted on Aug, 29 2010 @ 10:12 PM
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This criminal and her comrade,congresswoman, friend,Sheila Jackson Lee of Houston are both members of the Democrat Socialist of America.
Check it out...All 77 members are listed on the internet for the world to see.
Let's see how many of these anti-American's we can get rid of in Nov.2010



posted on Aug, 29 2010 @ 10:14 PM
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That would require getting rid of every single politician, something I don't think is possible.



posted on Aug, 29 2010 @ 11:35 PM
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Originally posted by Boomer1941
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I'll bet this has been common practice among politicians for decades.


More like centuries...

A politician is one that would circumvent God.
-- William Shakespeare



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