Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Crooks in Congress

I don't know just how many crooks there are in Congress but today I want to talk about two of the worst. Chris Dodd andCharlie Rangel are both so crooked they have to screw their socks on each morning.
Dodd likes nice expensive homes----but he has never paid for one. He has no trouble letting people who have interests before Congress buy him a new home. Among the donors are Sanford Bomstein (who had been a fund raiser for chris's father) and Edward R, Downe Jr. (who pled guilty to federal criminal charges because of his blatant insider trading).
Chris may have inheirted his nefarious ways from his father, Senator Thomas Dodd. Thomas had been kicked out of the Senate . He had accepted cash from a corporation in violation of the prohibition on corporate contributions. Also he had double billed tje Senate for travel expenses for 13 trips. And he had the free use of 3 cars paid for by a constituent for 2 years. On top of that he had diverted $116,083 in campaign funds to his personal use.
Ed Downe was beholden to Chris Dodd---Downe had been convicted of wire fraud and tax evasion. Chris got Bill Clinton to issue a full pardon on January 19, 2001---a day before he left office---too little time for the Justice Dept. to do anything aboyt it.