The hypocrisy and downright corruption never ends in the Democrat party.
Remember last fall, the first time we were told that close to $1 Trillion was necessary to bail out troubled banks? Well, one of those recipients was Citibank.
Well guess who was the main contributor for a November Caribbean boondoggle attended by 6 Democratic Congressional members—–Citibank.
That’s right less than a month after passing the first Theft Act, Democrats were on a boondoggle courtesy of one of the recipients of our tax payer dollars approved by Congress less than a month before.
Most notorious tax dodging, unethical junket attendee? Charlie Rangel.
Six Democratic members of Congress enjoyed a Caribbean junket sponsored by Citigroup after Congress had approved the $700 billion bailout of financial services firms in October.
The National Legal and Policy Center, a watchdog group, has asked Neil Barofsky, the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program, for a formal review of the Citigroup’s sponsorship of the trip by House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Charles Rangel and five others.
The NLPC says the trip violated House rules.
The purported purpose of the Nov. 6-9 junket was to attend the Caribbean Multi-Cultural Business Conference on the island of St. Maarten, but “the primary purpose of attending for most participants appeared to be to take a vacation,” according to the NLPC, which had a representative at the event.
The NLPC said in a statement: “The ‘lead sponsor’ was Citigroup, which contributed $100,000. Citigroup was certainly aware that it would be a major recipient of bailout funds. It was also aware that its fortunes had become increasingly reliant on Congressional actions.
“Citigroup should have also been aware that corporate sponsorship of such an event was banned by House rules adopted on March 1, 2007, in response to the [lobbyist Jack] Abramoff scandal and the infamous golf trip to Scotland.”
In addition to Rangel, other members of Congress who attended were Donald Payne of New Jersey, Sheila Jackson-Lee of Texas, Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick of Michigan, Bennie Thompson of Mississippi, and Donna Christensen, the delegate to the House from the United States Virgin Islands.
Rules? What rules? Heck Rangel doesn’t think he has to report all of his income on federal reports as the rest of us do….
Oh, and let’s not forget these Democrats are in the same political party as our Dear Leader….and they ALLbelieve that the CEO’s and managers of these banks (and other bailout recipients, some of whom were FORCED to take the funds) must have their salaries capped and their “planning” boondoggles halted….
Anybody see the pattern here? Hey there “52%ers”…are you waking up yet to the reality of your corruptive, tax-dodging, hypocritical leaders…the ones you voted for?
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