10 Agencies President used to Defraud American People

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    WASHINGTON — In the run-up to the 2006 midterm election in which Republicans lost control of the House, the Bush administration repeatedly broke the law by using federal funds to send Cabinet secretaries and other high-level political appointees to congressional districts of GOP candidates in tight races, according to a government report.

    "Because those trips were classified as official, funds from the U.S. Treasury were used to finance the trips and reimbursement from the relevant campaigns was never sought," stated the report by the Office of Special Counsel, an independent federal agency that enforces Hatch Act restrictions on partisan political activity inside the federal government.

    Report: Bush administration broke law in '06 races

    Bush political office overstepped limits, investigators say - CNN.com

    The findings of the report by the Office of Special Counsel echo those of a 2008 House Oversight Committee investigation, which concluded that the activities of the Office of Political Affairs during the administration of President George W. Bush represented a "gross abuse of the public trust."

    The council also noted concern over the political activities of OPA staffers in the Reagan administration -- during which the office emerged in its current form.

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    What these people don't seem to understand is that it's OK when Republicans rip off the American People. Ask their base. Come on USMB GOP, "Defend".
     
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    Oh neat ....
     
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    I read somewhere that we have a new President. Happened a few years ago?
     
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    I will bet it still happens. corruption does not go away just because of an election or two.
    It is now an accepted culture of corruption including both parties.
    Just BAU for the best government that money can buy.
     
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    OMG, that's terrible, I'll never vote for Bush after this. Oh wait....
     
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    You can sub "Bush" with "Obama" and it keeps happening. Unless you missed the dictator-like move he made with the EPA. And of course, HHS. Oh...........and when did the IRS's job include checking my proof of health insurance? DOJ? A joke these days. Its more like the "Department of Justice for Non-Whites".

    One day, the left will realize they are ALL corrupt!!! And BOTH sides need to be cleansed of the cancer that is dirty politicians!!! The Tea Party is trying to clean out the GOP, even if it means losing some power (GOP probably would've won the 2011 Senate majority if not for the Tea Party...but the GOP establishment still would've been corrupt). So.....the left needs a Tea Party like movement, that people actually believe in this time, not like Gore's green movement, and clean out the Dem Party.

    And maybe one day, we'll have two clean parties we can disagree about, but at least they'll be honest.

    We are a galaxy-sized distance away from that scenario though.
     
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    Those agencies defraud the American people every day. Perhaps it's time to defund and abolish some of them. Particularly the ones we had no Constitutional justification to make.
     
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    The Feds do a lot of shit that isn't Constitutionally just.

    But so do states and local gov't also.

    But form a movement to try to change it........and the media mocks you and makes fun of you. Oh well.
     

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