Politicians Get Rich Taking YOUR Money

There is no doubt that many politicians get very wealthy (or wealthier) while in office. The fact that so many of them do cannot be a coincidence. The reality is they game the system to benefit them financially. The party matters little as members from all political ideologies work to enrich themselves and their families.

Harry Reid funnels money to family members or uses his connections to ensure they get well paying jobs. He uses his influence to ensure he gets great real estate deals.

It is reported that John Boehner will not “really” work to rid us of Obamacare because he has investments that will make him a lot of money because of the law. Something tells me he is not alone.

Dianne Feinstein is another who uses our money or her connections to get richer. It has been reported in the past that business is directed to her husband’s company because of her position in the US Senate. These allegations (and even the proof) are rarely mentioned in the liberal media.

Feinstein’s hubby stands to get about a BILLION more US dollars (in commission) as a result of the work of Congress. The US Postal Service will sell 56 buildings so it can pay more money leasing space. The company selected to handle this has Feinstein’s hubby sitting on its board and the sale of those buildings, expected to be 19 BILLION dollars will net the company (and hubby) a hefty commission.

This is one way politicians steer money to family members. They also hire them to work on campaigns, purchase campaign items from them (at greatly inflated prices no doubt) and they ensure that legislation favors their businesses or stock portfolios.

This kind of activity in the private sector gets CEOs hauled before Congress to explain themselves.

Anyone remember Congress grilling auto executives for flying in private planes to meetings in DC while the members doing the grilling fly at taxpayer expense and often in special planes? Some members (like the Speaker) have (or at that time had) their own Air Force air taxi service.

The people in elected office are, by and large, criminals who are in it to enrich their lives while they tell the rest of us how to live. There are a few good folks who are working for the people but the rest are out for themselves. They see themselves as elite and in a position to dictate how YOU live. They do not follow the rules they make.

Feinstein is but one in a large group of people who do things that do not benefit the people and do not follow the Constitution. That is all well in good in their minds because they live like royalty while in office and have ensured they will be very wealthy when they leave.

Cave canem!
Never surrender, never submit.
Big Dog


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One Response to “Politicians Get Rich Taking YOUR Money”

  1. Sinistraphobe says:

    THIS is the corruption that ultimately has led to the death of this republic. This corruption is why we have no effective representation in “our” government. This is why voting has become a pointless endeavor.

    If (after some CW 2.0, or other SHTF) there is to be any new iteration of the Republic, a solution MUST be found for this problem. If there will be a second attempt at a minimal and limited government under which men can be free, this problem MUST be addressed in any new Constitution.

    The fact that no solution can be perfect should never be accepted as an excuse for not making the attempt to put a stop to this problem. As it stands, anyone who aspires to serve in Congress is ethically, morally, and intellectually unqualified to hold such a position. To avoid doing the same thing over again, expecting a different result; we must make an attempt to prevent the type of ethical kakistocracy we now suffer under.

    Term limits will do much to alleviate the problem; but other steps must be taken. I would recommend freezing of investments upon election, and placing substantial assets in escrow for the duration of a Congresscritter’s term. Likewise any financial benefit to the spouse, or other immediate family member, that can be attributed to any Act of Congress, should automatically trigger an ethics investigation. And, BI-annual (i.e., continous) audits wouldn’t hurt, either.