297 Congress Members Have Earmarked $3.8 Billion for Organizations Tied to Them or Family Members

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Remember back when Democrat Congressman Jim Moran, U.S. Representative for Virginia’s 8th congressional district gave an interview where he said that Congress is underpaid at $174,000 a year and needs a raise because Americans need to understand that Congress is “the board of directors for the largest economic entity in the world”?

Well, check out what the “board of directors” has been up to.

According to watchdog groups Legistorm and CREW — Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington — a total of 297 members of Congress have earmarked $3,776,001,807 for organizations that are connected directly to them or to their family members.

For just one example of how this works, check out this research into the conflicts of interest and crony dealings of Dem. Rep. Rosa DeLauro here — and she’s just one example.

Other interesting tidbits:

  • 85 family members of 67 Congresspeople have worked as federally registered lobbyists connected to lobbying contracts worth $1,207,764,582.
  • 19 members of Congress have paid 19 family members a total of $6,876,026 from their congressional office payroll (including Rep. Moran who paid his daughter a salary of $53,353 for working on his campaign committee in 2010 — just saying).

Cronyism rules the day in Washington. It’s all about who does the most fundraising. In fact, 91% of the time, it is the candidate with the most money who gets elected. That might be why the people we’re supposedly electing to help run things in this country are more concerned about fundraisers than their constituency and doing their actual their job.

But I guess that’s obvious by now and goes without saying (even though I just said it anyway).

And America just keeps re-electing these people. Despite the fact that Congress had a pathetic 10% approval rating in 2012, a whopping 90% of them were re-elected regardless. As Todd Phillips, founder of LocalElectors.org wrote, ” If ever there was an indication that democracy in American is broken, this is it… Members of Congress enjoy some of the best job security in America — and the least amount of accountability.”

Why do we even go through the rigamarole of having elections? Why keep up pretenses that our system isn’t completely and utterly broken?

It’s actually (sadly) a lot like this:

“So come November, the choice is clear: do you want another spineless mouthpiece for special interests and lobbyists…or a spineless mouthpiece for special interests and lobbyists?”

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  • Kula Farmer

    101 reasons why they can stuff their taxes

  • roddy6667

    Americans read and talk about corruption in China. Many of the things that will get you a firing squad in China are legal here, and are just Standard Operating Procedure.

    • Nexusfast123

      Just goes to show how powerful the propaganda is.

  • carl

    When you take something that doesn’t belong to you and expect to have good outcome, the grift or graft conceals devices that causes their own demise. In some circles this would be called a covenant with Abandon. I say, drink up, take, take, take, he will be waiting.

  • carl

    Censorship is a crime punishable by silence. Deny and be denied.

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    AND
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    Patriot Lt Colonel Terry Lakin U.S. Army, said it best & went to prison for it …THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATESMATTERS!!!

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    A United States Military Veteran Is …
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    God Bless America!
    God Bless Israel!
    GySgt Bob Pinkstaff
    USMC Retired
    Korean War Veteran (80 yrs young) & still ready to fight for freedom!
    American Citizen By Birth, United States Marine By Choice!

  • BillRind

    what whore slob pigs they all here, this is nepotism run a muck. I like to know which one of these filthy stinking lying congressman and senators are going to jail.

  • http://www.bibleversusconstitution.org/ Ted R. Weiland

    This couldn’t occur under a Biblical government, governed by Biblically qualified men:

    “Moreover thou shalt provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place such over them, to be ruler….” (Exodus 18:21)

    Do not overlook that such qualifications would not have not only kept Obama from ever becoming President, but just these few qualifications would also send all of his criminal cronies (donkeys and elephants alike) packing.

    For more, see online Chapter 9 “Article 6: The Supreme Law of the Land” of “Bible Law vs. the United States Constitution: The Christian Perspective” at http://www.bibleversusconstitution.org/BlvcOnline/biblelaw-constitutionalism-pt9.html.

    For a more exhaustive list of Biblical qualifications, see Chapter 5 “Article 2: Executive Usurpation.”

  • M Fr Nch

    I have been ear marking funds for rope, has anyone else?

  • goldendawn

    Our once great Republic is being DESTROYED by a bunch of ARROGANT, self serving PIGS !!! These politicians are nothing but SOCIOAPTHIC, white collar criminals ! Their eternal greed and unsatiable lust for power, is off the charts. Their narcisism knows no bounds. The ONLY way our Republic will survive is if (by a major, major miracle), at least 95% of those low life scum bags in Congress (Dems and Repubs), are voted OUT of office !!!! Vote them out, revoke their pensions and probably most of them should wind up BEHIND BARS !!!!

  • Danton

    D.C. was built in a replica of Paris, so we could just put guillotines at Columbus Circle, Du Pont Circle, etc. and just cart the wagons filled with condemned down on a daily basis for the public spectacle and amusement of the proletariat until the streets run red with blood, Citizen!

  • Sailing J

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