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"We'll run government like a business!"

How many times have we heard that form our supply side, revenue disdaining GOP leaders?

 

http://www.startribune.com/politics/blogs/146693915.html

 

Our little Shelly is apparently up to her eyeballs in campaign bills also.

 

Gotta give Pawlwntry credit.  He got off the boat just in time.

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Senior Advisor

Re: "We'll run government like a business!"

Or we could have Maxine run business like the government.

 

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If you thought nation’s financial services were battered under Barney Frank and Chris Dodd, wait until you see who’s batting cleanup for the Democrats in the House. 

Maxine Waters, the ranking Democrat on the Capital Markets and Government

Sponsored Enterprises Subcommittee of the House Financial Services Committee and who serves as the deputy whip for the Democrats in the House- and who will take over for Frank now that he is retiring - is embroiled in another scandal involving money and nepotism.

Waters apparently has paid family members close to $1 million from public or campaign funds since 2007, according to a recent report by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW).

Waters, 74, is next in line of seniority on the House committee after Rep. Barney Frank retires this year. That means that if the Democrats capture back the House, Waters would exercise oversight authority over Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, FHA, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the New York Stock Exchange and the NASDAQ, as well as all capital formation for new businesses… you know, just to name a few areas.        

Figures gathered by CREW show that Waters paid her daughter’s firm $351,512 in the election cycles 2008 and 2010 for campaign mailings and for fundraising.

Waters also hired her grandson, Mikael Moore, as chief of staff. “Between 2007 and 2010,” writes Crew “Mr. Moore made $491,975. His most recent annual salary was $132,410.”

Hurray for the 1%ers.  

Additionally, Waters has reimbursed herself and her husband for over $15,000 in various expenses, including hotel, office supplies and gasoline. Her campaign has also loaned $25,000 to a non-profit on which she is a board member and of which her daughter is president. CREW says that no payments have been made on the loan.

Waters is already being investigated for using undue influence to secure a $12 million TARP bailout for a bank in which her husband was a director and a shareholder.

The Wall Street Journal reported that prior to the bailout Waters’ disclosure showed the bank stock owned by her husband to be worth between “$250,000 and $500,000.”  The Journal also writes that bank employees “donated $12,500 to Ms. Waters' election campaigns.”

 

http://finance.townhall.com/columnists/johnransom/2012/04/09/for_this_old_socialist_maxine_waters_so...

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Senior Contributor

Re: "We'll run government like a business!"

One would need to be under the delusion that the Repubs are actually fiscally conservative these days to have this be much of a surprise.  We have NOONE left in govt with any true fiscal conservatism as part of their honest agenda. 

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Re: "We'll run government like a business!"

Bruce, why didn't Bachman work out a deal with Romney where she agrees to drop out of the race if he agrees to pay off her campaign debt and then if Romney wins the White House she could become the Sec. of Ag?  Smiley Happy

 

Some government agencies are already run like some businesses such as Wall Street banks.

Huffingtonpost.com: The chief of the General Services Administration resigned, two of her top deputies were fired and four managers were placed on leave Monday amid reports of lavish spending at a conference off the Las Vegas Strip that featured a clown, a mind reader and a $31,208 reception. Administrator Martha N. Johnson, in her resignation letter, acknowledged a "significant misstep" at the agency that manages real estate for the federal government. "Taxpayer dollars were squandered," she wrote.

 

I'm going to hurry and beat Tom to the punch and proclaim r3020 a racist for daring to post such negative things about Maxine Waters. Smiley Wink

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Frequent Contributor

Re: "We'll run government like a business!"

Well, Bruce, during the last election cycle, the head of the Repos in Kansas ran the party out of money, and failed to  remit federal  income and employment taxes to the Feds.  You or I would be in deep stuff....

 

So what did we do in Kansas?  We elected this clown Secretary of State.......a full time position, to which he actually contributes 60 or 70% of his time, when he's not working his "other" job in Kansas City.    So much for high expectations.    KenJ

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Senior Advisor

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@dagwud wrote:

Bruce, why didn't Bachman work out a deal with Romney where she agrees to drop out of the race if he agrees to pay off her campaign debt and then if Romney wins the White House she could become the Sec. of Ag?  Smiley Happy

 

Some government agencies are already run like some businesses such as Wall Street banks.

Huffingtonpost.com: The chief of the General Services Administration resigned, two of her top deputies were fired and four managers were placed on leave Monday amid reports of lavish spending at a conference off the Las Vegas Strip that featured a clown, a mind reader and a $31,208 reception. Administrator Martha N. Johnson, in her resignation letter, acknowledged a "significant misstep" at the agency that manages real estate for the federal government. "Taxpayer dollars were squandered," she wrote.

 

I'm going to hurry and beat Tom to the punch and proclaim r3020 a racist for daring to post such negative things about Maxine Waters. Smiley Wink


Smiley Very HappySmiley LOL

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@kenj3063508 wrote:

Well, Bruce, during the last election cycle, the head of the Repos in Kansas ran the party out of money, and failed to  remit federal  income and employment taxes to the Feds.  You or I would be in deep stuff....

 

 

 

 

Heh...do did about half of Obama's Cabinet appointees. 

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Veteran Advisor

Re: "We'll run government like a business!"

Waters is black?
I just thought she got that way from the smoke from her pants continually being on fire (as in liar, liar, etc.)

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Senior Advisor

Re: "We'll run government like a business!"

The newtster, the self touting budget balancer of the Clinton Era, currently has  $ 4.5 Million in unfunded campaign debt.

 

BTW Elizabeth  Warren has been doing well in the fund raising. Sure glad I sent her a llittle jump start money.

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Re: "We'll run government like a business!"

To be honest Don I think Warren would make a better president than any of the current candidates from either party.