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TaxNoMore

Los Angeles, CA

#42258 Nov 11, 2012
I agree as well...

I do not think most liberals are anti-corruption or anti-law when it comes to
People who break the law while in public office...no matter which party if thier guilty...but not based on religious law like having affairs etc.

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Just days after winning a handy reelection to his Chicago-area district, 17-year Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr., D-Ill., has entered negotiations for a plea deal that would include his resignation from Congress and likely jail time.

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A House ethics committee subpanel today found Democratic Rep. Charlie Rangel guilty of 11 of the 13 charges of ethics violations against him.

The panel, composed of four Democrats and four Republicans, emerged after private deliberation to announce their findings.

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Maxine Waters (D-CA) has been named one of the most corrupt members of Congress by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) in 2005, 2006, 2009 and 2011.

She is facing an ethics trial for using her position as a ranking member of the House Financial Services Committee to force Treasury officials to meet with her for what the House Ethics Committee alleges led to favorable action for OneUnited Bank.

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Sorry typo, damn phone keyboard
Mitt vs Mutt

West Mifflin, PA

#42259 Nov 11, 2012
TaxNoMore wrote:
I agree as well...
I do not think most liberals are anti-corruption or anti-law when it comes to
People who break the law while in public office...no matter which party if thier guilty...but not based on religious law like having affairs etc.
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Just days after winning a handy reelection to his Chicago-area district, 17-year Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr., D-Ill., has entered negotiations for a plea deal that would include his resignation from Congress and likely jail time.
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A House ethics committee subpanel today found Democratic Rep. Charlie Rangel guilty of 11 of the 13 charges of ethics violations against him.
The panel, composed of four Democrats and four Republicans, emerged after private deliberation to announce their findings.
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Maxine Waters (D-CA) has been named one of the most corrupt members of Congress by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) in 2005, 2006, 2009 and 2011.
She is facing an ethics trial for using her position as a ranking member of the House Financial Services Committee to force Treasury officials to meet with her for what the House Ethics Committee alleges led to favorable action for OneUnited Bank.
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Sorry typo, damn phone keyboard
Rep. David Rivera (R-FL)

Charges: Rivera is under investigation by the FBI and the IRS for multiple money laundering and tax evasion schemes.

Rep. Michael Grimm (R-NY)

Grimm, a freshman congressman, set up an illegal system to funnel money into his campaign.

Essentially, there's a maximum amount that people can give to a campaign, and Grimm flouted that by setting up a way for big donors to give money through middlemen

Sen. David Vitter (R-LA)

Charges: Vitter — who is infamous for being fingered in a prostitution sting — is now under investigation for an attempted bribery of the U.S. Secretary of the Interior.

Rep. Harold Rogers (R-KY)

Charges: Rogers used his position as the Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee to steer millions of dollars in earmarks to a local manufacturing company in exchange for campaign contributions.

CREW's report claims Rogers engaged in an unseemly deal with the Kentucky manufacturing firm Phoenix Products, which later overcharged the Army for drip pans that were priced at 700% market value.

Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA)

Charges: Broun failed to disclose the true source of loans made to his campaign fund.

According to CREW, Broun lied a couple times about how he found a way to finance his first campaign. Essentially, Broun spent more money than he had during his first campaign for congress, and had to take out a bunch of loans to avoid being politically bankrupt.

Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-FL)

Charges: His list of potential violations include coercing contributions, conduit contributions, excessive contributions, corporate contributions, witness tampering, obstruction of agency proceedings, bribery of a witness, false statements of personal financial disclosure forms, tax evasion and conduct not reflecting creditably on the House.

Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-FL)

Charges: Stearns is accused of directing public money to his wife, misusing official congressional resources for a campaign, and also improperly using House proceedings on campaign materials.

According to the CREW report, Stearns secured $5 million worth of earmarks for his wife's employer, the College of Central Florida. Two days before one of his earmarks was passed, his wife's salary doubled, and as Stearns secured more funding for the school, his wife continued to rise through the ranks.

Rep. Don Young (R-AK)

Charges: Young, a 20-term congressman, is accused of earmarking transportation funds to a campaign donor, using campaign funds for personal expenses, and neglecting to disclose gifts from lobbyists.

The FBI has launched investigations into Rep. Young's "systemic abuse" of his position of trust.

Those damn Democratic crooks!
TaxNoMore

Los Angeles, CA

#42260 Nov 11, 2012
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“Our economy is recovering. A decade of war is ending. Our long campaign is now over. And whether I earned your vote or not, I have listened to you, and I have learned from you and you have made me a better president…Tonight, you voted for action, not politics as usual. You elected us to focus on your jobs, not ours.”

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Washington wakes up to deja vu

Still, the election hardly amounted to a mandate for change.

Instead, it will be the same players gathered around the negotiating table — or refusing to negotiate — as the government tries to deal with a pending fiscal calamity that includes the expiration of the Bush tax cuts,

the end of Obama’s payroll tax cut,

a steep reduction in defense and domestic spending known in Washington-speak as “sequestration” and a debt that exceeds $16 trillion.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1112/834 ...

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" It's deja vu all over again".

-Yogi Berra
Mitt vs Mutt

West Mifflin, PA

#42261 Nov 11, 2012
Rep. David Rivera (R-FL)

Charges: Rivera is under investigation by the FBI and the IRS for multiple money laundering and tax evasion schemes.

Rep. Michael Grimm (R-NY)

Charges: Grimm, a freshman congressman, set up an illegal system to funnel money into his campaign.

Essentially, there's a maximum amount that people can give to a campaign, and Grimm flouted that by setting up a way for big donors to give money through middlemen.

So, if Big Donor A wanted to give $20,000 to Grimm illegally, Grimm would accept the cash — literally at a money drop — and then find eight people, known as "straw donors," who were willing to say that they each contributed the maximum $2,500, and tell the FEC that the money came from those fake donors.

Sen. David Vitter (R-LA)

Charges: Vitter — who is infamous for being fingered in a prostitution sting — is now under investigation for an attempted bribery of the U.S. Secretary of the Interior.

Rep. Harold Rogers (R-KY)

Charges: Rogers used his position as the Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee to steer millions of dollars in earmarks to a local manufacturing company in exchange for campaign contributions.

CREW's report claims Rogers engaged in an unseemly deal with the Kentucky manufacturing firm Phoenix Products, which later overcharged the Army for drip pans that were priced at 700% market value.

Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA)

Charges: Broun failed to disclose the true source of loans made to his campaign fund.

According to CREW, Broun lied a couple times about how he found a way to finance his first campaign. Essentially, Broun spent more money than he had during his first campaign for congress, and had to take out a bunch of loans to avoid being politically bankrupt.

Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-FL)

Charges: His list of potential violations include coercing contributions, conduit contributions, excessive contributions, corporate contributions, witness tampering, obstruction of agency proceedings, bribery of a witness, false statements of personal financial disclosure forms, tax evasion and conduct not reflecting creditably on the House

Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-FL)

Charges: Stearns is accused of directing public money to his wife, misusing official congressional resources for a campaign, and also improperly using House proceedings on campaign materials.

According to the CREW report, Stearns secured $5 million worth of earmarks for his wife's employer, the College of Central Florida. Two days before one of his earmarks was passed, his wife's salary doubled, and as Stearns secured more funding for the school, his wife continued to rise through the ranks.

Rep. Don Young (R-AK)

Charges: Young, a 20-term congressman, is accused of earmarking transportation funds to a campaign donor, using campaign funds for personal expenses, and neglecting to disclose gifts from lobbyists.

The FBI has launched investigations into Rep. Young's "systemic abuse" of his position of trust.

Honorable Mention: Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX)

Charges: Outgoing Texas Representative Ron Paul allegedly sought double travel reimbursements for expenses.

The CREW report claims that Ron Paul took a number of expensive flights over the course of his career that he put in for reimbursements from his official congressional travel expense account.

Damn! Those Democratic crooks!!!!!!
TaxNoMore

Los Angeles, CA

#42262 Nov 11, 2012
12 democrat Crooks Arrested in Harrisburg on Friday
After months of investigations and speculation,

PA Attorney General Tom Corbett arrested 12 individuals, all democrats,

in connection with his probe into lawmakers’ illegally using taxpayer dollars to fund political campaigns, last week.

One former House leader, one sitting representative, and 10 current or former caucus staffers were nabbed by agents of the AG’s office and delivered for arraignment in Harrisburg.

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Those damn Democratic crooks!
Mitt vs Mutt

West Mifflin, PA

#42263 Nov 11, 2012
The Blog Tom Corbett Doesn't Want You To read:

Sat, 2012-11-10 10:24
Governor Tom Corbett seems to be unraveling a bit, and in a quite familiar way.

The former Attorney General of Pennsylvania's vigorous denial of slow-walking the Jerry Sandusky investigation and welcoming of Attorney General-elelct Kathleen Kane's investigation is quite similar to a very well-known proclamation from another prominent politician.

Is there anyone out there who doesn't believe Governor Tom Corbett should be investigated over his conduct in the tardy Jerry Sandusky investigation?

If so, then today provides even more rationale for a probe of then-Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Corbett's lack of action that allowed a violent child-predator to walk the street for years after his heinous crimes came to light.

LQQK HERE:
http://www.saveardmorecoalition.org/aggregato...
Tired of politics

Greencastle, PA

#42264 Nov 11, 2012
on and on and on
Decency

Greencastle, PA

#42265 Nov 11, 2012
Could posters on this thread quit using the term "n*t juice?" It's vulgar and offends almost everyone.
Mitt vs Mutt

West Mifflin, PA

#42266 Nov 11, 2012
Corbett Fails to Answer Crucial Sandusky Questions
Let’s try again, Governor: Were you shielding PSU for votes or putting Bonusgate ahead of the capture of a child predator?

LQQK HERE:
http://blogs.phillymag.com/the_philly_post/20...
Disco Stu

Greencastle, PA

#42267 Nov 11, 2012
I love the nightlife, I love to boogie!
Ravens Rule

Greencastle, PA

#42268 Nov 12, 2012
We win again!
xfactor

Mckeesport, PA

#42269 Nov 12, 2012
Mitt vs Mutt wrote:
<quoted text>
Rep. David Rivera (R-FL)
Charges: Rivera is under investigation by the FBI and the IRS for multiple money laundering and tax evasion schemes.
Rep. Michael Grimm (R-NY)
Grimm, a freshman congressman, set up an illegal system to funnel money into his campaign.
Essentially, there's a maximum amount that people can give to a campaign, and Grimm flouted that by setting up a way for big donors to give money through middlemen
Sen. David Vitter (R-LA)
Charges: Vitter — who is infamous for being fingered in a prostitution sting — is now under investigation for an attempted bribery of the U.S. Secretary of the Interior.
Rep. Harold Rogers (R-KY)
Charges: Rogers used his position as the Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee to steer millions of dollars in earmarks to a local manufacturing company in exchange for campaign contributions.
CREW's report claims Rogers engaged in an unseemly deal with the Kentucky manufacturing firm Phoenix Products, which later overcharged the Army for drip pans that were priced at 700% market value.
Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA)
Charges: Broun failed to disclose the true source of loans made to his campaign fund.
According to CREW, Broun lied a couple times about how he found a way to finance his first campaign. Essentially, Broun spent more money than he had during his first campaign for congress, and had to take out a bunch of loans to avoid being politically bankrupt.
Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-FL)
Charges: His list of potential violations include coercing contributions, conduit contributions, excessive contributions, corporate contributions, witness tampering, obstruction of agency proceedings, bribery of a witness, false statements of personal financial disclosure forms, tax evasion and conduct not reflecting creditably on the House.
Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-FL)
Charges: Stearns is accused of directing public money to his wife, misusing official congressional resources for a campaign, and also improperly using House proceedings on campaign materials.
According to the CREW report, Stearns secured $5 million worth of earmarks for his wife's employer, the College of Central Florida. Two days before one of his earmarks was passed, his wife's salary doubled, and as Stearns secured more funding for the school, his wife continued to rise through the ranks.
Rep. Don Young (R-AK)
Charges: Young, a 20-term congressman, is accused of earmarking transportation funds to a campaign donor, using campaign funds for personal expenses, and neglecting to disclose gifts from lobbyists.
The FBI has launched investigations into Rep. Young's "systemic abuse" of his position of trust.
Those damn Democratic crooks!
Now if you could just wake up and realize all the DEMS and GOP are criminals - maybe you would be getting somewhere......
Mike V

West Mifflin, PA

#42270 Nov 12, 2012
my mom once blew a senaotor and was paid 20 bucks out of the cmapign money
Marissa T girl

Reading, PA

#42271 Nov 12, 2012
Decency wrote:
Could posters on this thread quit using the term "n*t juice?" It's vulgar and offends almost everyone.
Su<k my sissy nut juice

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#42272 Nov 12, 2012
TaxNoMore wrote:
12 democrat Crooks Arrested in Harrisburg on Friday
After months of investigations and speculation,
PA Attorney General Tom Corbett arrested 12 individuals, all democrats,
in connection with his probe into lawmakers’ illegally using taxpayer dollars to fund political campaigns, last week.
One former House leader, one sitting representative, and 10 current or former caucus staffers were nabbed by agents of the AG’s office and delivered for arraignment in Harrisburg.
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Those damn Democratic crooks!
Yes they wee crooks.

He also arrested Republicans for doing the same thing.

Funny part is some of the Democrats went to jail but those darn Republicans didn't even go to trial.

Another reason to go after Corbett.

I'm thinking he'll be resigned within 6 months.
Dan the Man

Los Angeles, CA

#42273 Nov 12, 2012
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We need to eliminate all sources of opposition.

Since: Jul 12

Portland, Oregon

#42274 Nov 12, 2012
Is that you racist warrior tea bag posting as Dan the man? Your gibberish ain't selling like it used to, huh boy? You got issues that president Obama can't solve.
TaxNoMore

Los Angeles, CA

#42275 Nov 12, 2012
Ravens Rule wrote:
We win again!
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What did you win?

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Despite promises from President Obama that insurance costs would decline, premiums throughout Pennsylvania are increasing.

Highmark raised rates for small businesses by more than 50% in July 2010 and is requesting another 10% hike.

Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania was granted rate increases from 9% to 15%.

Aetna increased Individual Advantage Plan rates by 10%, citing the ACA.

Nationally, total government and private health care spending is projected to grow by 7.4% in 2014 (when many of the ACA provisions go into effect), and then continue to increase by 6.2% annually through 2021, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

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What did you win?
TaxNoMore

Los Angeles, CA

#42276 Nov 12, 2012
Ravens Rule wrote:
We win again!

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The Affordable Care Act requires states to expand eligibility for Medicaid (government health insurance for the poor and disabled).
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The expansion will extend Medicaid eligibility to an additional 800,000 Pennsylvanians, placing a quarter of state residents on government insurance.

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Newly eligible Medicaid recipients in Pennsylvania would cost more than $21 billion from 2014 to 2022 according to the Heritage Foundation.

While federal tax dollars would cover the majority of this cost, state taxpayers' costs would range from $1.3 to $5.5 billion.

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled the federal government cannot force states to increase Medicaid eligibility, making the expansion optional.

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What did you win?
TaxNoMore

Los Angeles, CA

#42277 Nov 12, 2012
Ravens Rule wrote:
We win again!

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What did you win?

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Even without the expansion, Medicaid costs are unsustainable.

Medicaid currently consumes about 30% of Pennsylvania's state operating budget.

Over the past decade, Pennsylvania Medicaid spending increased 83%, nearly twice as much as personal income (45% over the last 10 years).

The Government Accountability Office projects Medicaid expenditures will continue to grow faster than the economy even without the ACA expansion.

In addition to expanding Medicaid, the ACA extends entitlements to higher-income households-up to $43,560 per individual or nearly $90,000 for a family of four—by subsidizing the purchase of health insurance through "exchanges."

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