Bribed for so little

Bribed for so little

There are 52 comments on the New York Post story from Apr 6, 2013, titled Bribed for so little. In it, New York Post reports that:

This country is an embarrassment. We can't do anything right, least of all corruption.

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drinK The hivE

New York, NY

#22 Apr 6, 2013
I Question U Principles But don't Care Because I'm Spoiled By It...

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-TJHyr2NgyW4/UIS30m1...

Since: Feb 07

Location hidden

#23 Apr 6, 2013
Ninthman wrote:
Another democrat Senator goes to jail. Halleluiah.
In Cyprus the Russian Mob that did not get their money out, took a haircut. The WH wants to play with my IRA, the theives are in nice suits now.
Gary

Bellingham, WA

#24 Apr 6, 2013
Sometimes the bribes aren't so little or
so visible:

Undersecretary of Defense at the Pentagon during the George W. Bush administration, Edward C. Aldridge was known as a critic of a proposed Lockheed-Martin F/A 22 fighter jet contract, which he derided as overly expensive. Despite this, LOCKHEED HIRED Aldridge in 2004. Before he left his job at the Pentagon, however, he approved a $3 billion government contract to purchase 20 more of the jets he'd previously criticized.

Mary Schapiro, until recently the chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission, has passed through Washington’s lengendary revolving door to a NEW JOB at Promontory Financial Group, a company well-known as a fixer in the nation’s capital.
Gary

Bellingham, WA

#25 Apr 6, 2013
RayOne wrote:
<quoted text>In Cyprus the Russian Mob that did not get their money out, took a haircut. The WH wants to play with my IRA, the theives are in nice suits now.
The Republicans have been wanting to hack away at
Social Security for years now. Bush tried to cash in
on his supposed mandate for getting rid of Saddam by
trying to gut Social Security, but had to rethink
when millions of American gave him a big, loud NO!

Your $20 a month income from your IRA is safe.
Just hope they don't take away your food stamps,
old timer..

“JESUS WOULD IMPEACH THE GOP!!!”

Since: May 09

Lake Success, N.Y.

#26 Apr 6, 2013
Mykro wrote:
<quoted text>And takes three Repub low lifes with him.
And those scumbags - especially Dan Halloran - a real POS - was the one that brokered the entire deal!!

But, what do we get? Ninthdick still stammering away about Benghazi, Dumbo talking about..... well, depends on what Dumbo's acid flashback tells it to babble about / never makes sense anyway.

Bunch of azzholes they are!

Since: Dec 07

Athens, TX

#27 Apr 6, 2013
Gary wrote:
<quoted text>
The Republicans have been wanting to hack away at
Social Security for years now. Bush tried to cash in
on his supposed mandate for getting rid of Saddam by
trying to gut Social Security, but had to rethink
when millions of American gave him a big, loud NO!
Your $20 a month income from your IRA is safe.
Just hope they don't take away your food stamps,
old timer..
What a fkn lie.........hilarious..

Bush did not try to gut SS...the left comes up with some stinky shyte!! LMAO

Mr. Clinton's proposed sleight of hand commits us to massive future deficits or tax increases or both."

Although President Clintons Social Security proposal is terrible in itself and based on a remarkable accounting sham, it also contains and endorses the key building blocks of a very desirable Social Security reform -- creating individual accounts, using projected surpluses and investing in equities. The White House and the congressional leaders should now reshape the presidents plan to produce something that a majority in Congress can support and that can serve the nation well.

The issue isnt just transferring money from general revenue to the trust fund. Its double-counting. The trust fund accumulates the $2.7 trillion of regular Social Security surpluses. The same $2.7 trillion is then counted again in the $4.5 trillion the president uses to finance his $2.8 trillion to Social Security. Thus the president raises the Social Security trust fund by $5.5 trillion while spending nearly $2 trillion on other things, all out of a total surplus of $4.5 trillion.

This amounts to the biggest and most creative budget sham Ive ever seen. If the government gave $2.8 trillion to private individuals, it would create $2.8 trillion of budget deficits, and the national debt would rise by $2.8 trillion. But since the Social Security trust fund is part of the government, this transfer of money (and the bonds that are bought with it) does not count as deficit or add to the national debt.

By MARTIN FELDSTEIN

blame and false claims...the american demorats.
Drink the hivE

New York, NY

#28 Apr 6, 2013
After All - These Action' Had A Major Hand In Our Quality Of Life Here...

http://choicefare.files.wordpress.com/2013/03...
Ninthman

“Obama Shames the USA”

Since: Apr 09

Location hidden

#29 Apr 6, 2013
Another black politician ends up in jail. Obama should go to jail for his role in the Benghazi cover-up along with Rice.
Ninthman

“Obama Shames the USA”

Since: Apr 09

Location hidden

#30 Apr 6, 2013
I believe only the Senator is going to jail.

Since: Feb 07

Location hidden

#31 Apr 6, 2013
Ninthman wrote:
Another black politician ends up in jail. Obama should go to jail for his role in the Benghazi cover-up along with Rice.
Reid should be censured for stopping a Senate Hearing.

Since: Feb 07

Location hidden

#32 Apr 7, 2013
This is the PROGRESSIVE version of the 'lock box', at the time it was beyond her depth.
Bluebonnets-Thistle wrote:
<quoted text>
What a fkn lie.........hilarious..
Bush did not try to gut SS...the left comes up with some stinky shyte!! LMAO
Mr. Clinton's proposed sleight of hand commits us to massive future deficits or tax increases or both."
Although President Clintons Social Security proposal is terrible in itself and based on a remarkable accounting sham, it also contains and endorses the key building blocks of a very desirable Social Security reform -- creating individual accounts, using projected surpluses and investing in equities. The White House and the congressional leaders should now reshape the presidents plan to produce something that a majority in Congress can support and that can serve the nation well.
The issue isnt just transferring money from general revenue to the trust fund. Its double-counting. The trust fund accumulates the $2.7 trillion of regular Social Security surpluses. The same $2.7 trillion is then counted again in the $4.5 trillion the president uses to finance his $2.8 trillion to Social Security. Thus the president raises the Social Security trust fund by $5.5 trillion while spending nearly $2 trillion on other things, all out of a total surplus of $4.5 trillion.
This amounts to the biggest and most creative budget sham Ive ever seen. If the government gave $2.8 trillion to private individuals, it would create $2.8 trillion of budget deficits, and the national debt would rise by $2.8 trillion. But since the Social Security trust fund is part of the government, this transfer of money (and the bonds that are bought with it) does not count as deficit or add to the national debt.
By MARTIN FELDSTEIN
blame and false claims...the american demorats.

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#33 Apr 7, 2013
Mykro wrote:
<quoted text>And takes three Repub low lifes with him.
Fisker issues big layoff, employees hire firm that sued Solyndra

Fisker Automotive -- the electric-car maker that was granted a half-billion-dollar federal loan and on Friday dismissed about 75 percent of its remaining workforce -- is purportedly facing a...

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#34 Apr 7, 2013
TonyT1961 wrote:
<quoted text>
And those scumbags - especially Dan Halloran - a real POS - was the one that brokered the entire deal!!
But, what do we get? Ninthdick still stammering away about Benghazi, Dumbo talking about..... well, depends on what Dumbo's acid flashback tells it to babble about / never makes sense anyway.
Bunch of azzholes they are!
Why can't you stay on topic pookie. ADHD is active in your wittle brain pan.
Sterkfontein Swartkrans

Richmond, IN

#35 Apr 7, 2013
Montana republicrat max baucus was bribed for a mere $4 million from the drug and insurance companies! That's a pretty cheap price for a potential monopoly!

Since: Feb 08

Hypoluxo Fl

#36 Apr 7, 2013
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>Why can't you stay on topic pookie. ADHD is active in your wittle brain pan.
This from the off topic king of DUMBOSPAM.
Ninthman

“Obama Shames the USA”

Since: Apr 09

Location hidden

#37 Apr 7, 2013
Wall Street Government wrote:
<quoted text>
Yeah, like that.
Poor teabagger.
Must be a black thing.
Ninthman

“Obama Shames the USA”

Since: Apr 09

Location hidden

#38 Apr 7, 2013
Jesse Jackson jr.? It's a black thang.
Ninthman

“Obama Shames the USA”

Since: Apr 09

Location hidden

#39 Apr 7, 2013
money in the freezer? It's a black thang.
Ninthman

“Obama Shames the USA”

Since: Apr 09

Location hidden

#40 Apr 7, 2013
Leave men to die in Benghazi?. Must be a black thang.

Since: Feb 08

Hypoluxo Fl

#41 Apr 7, 2013
Ninthman wrote:
<quoted text>Must be a black thing.
From you, definitely a dumb thing.

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