|"You need to pay more taxes so I can go to Paris next spring."|
Within the Obama camp we have more and more ethics and corruption scandals coming to light.
First, we have the still ongoing investigations into Eric Holder and the DOJ's cover-ups concerning the breach of public trust known as Operation Fast and Furious. Fast and Furious has led to over 300 deaths of innocent Mexican nationals and the death of at least one US Citizen, Border Patrol SRT Agent Brian Terry. Others probably exist but have not yet been publicized or have been covered up. In fact, it would not surprise many southern Arizona residents if it were discovered that the weapons used to assassinate rancher Robert Krentz were tied to Fast and Furious. However, no evidence either way is yet available.
We have also had Nancy Pelosi (among others) involved in accepting IPO shares for pending corporate stocks as payoffs from lobbyists. Though not illegal, they were extremely unethical at the very least.
Now we have other corruption investigations drudging up more ethics violations as Obama's first (and hopefully last) administration winds down towards its final 170 days.
Representative Laura Richardson of California's 37th US Congressional District has been found guilty of ethics violations and officially reprimanded by US Congress. Ms. Richardson, like other socialist-minded people, believe that the hard-earned tax dollars allocated to her congressional office were for her open use without accountability. She used those funds to pay for her campaign as well as to finance personal affairs that had nothing to do with the office she was elected to fill. The six volumes of the investigation report area available on the House Ethics Committee website. She also attempted to avoid the investigation by refusing to provide documentation. In addition, she attempted to influence witnesses into submitting false testimony. The US House of Representatives is issuing Richardson a formal congressional reprimand. Cuba and Cambodia need more "leaders" like her.
The House Ethics Committee is continuing an investigation into the conduct of Congressman Robert Andrews, Democrat, representing New Jersey's 1st Congressional District. the committee findings are expected to be completed by August 31, 2012.
As November approaches, it is more an more obvious that the house is undergoing an intense cleaning. It's time for citizens to pick up the Bissell Proheat 2X Select Pet Upright Deep Cleaner and add their elbow-grease to the efforts The Senate and White House need to follow suit.