Over 200 people at the raly [10-20-09] to stop abuse and waste of tax payers dollars

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    The City of St.Louis has unanimously approved a $300,000.00 loan that is forgivable and does not need to be re-paid so that the millionaire attorneys from a 200 person St.Louis law firm of Lewis Rice and Fingersh can buy new fancy desks for themselves in a move to new offices. See St.Louis Business Journal Article dated Friday, October 16th, 2009.


    The City through its St.Louis Development Corp., an arm of the city decided it must have too much money, federal money that is, and decided to spread the wealth, but the wrong way. It is not giving to the poor, the needy, the hungry, but to rich attorneys to help them move.

    Now the City of St.Louis on behalf of Lewis, Rice and Fingersh ( Lewis & Rice) wants to petition to Missouri Development Finance Board, a State agency, to approve over $5 million of tax payer money to help the law firm move to fancy new offices at One City Center and you the tax payer will be paying for that.

    This is absurd injustice at its greatest. This is insulting to the tax payers of the City of St.Louis and all the residents of the Great State of Missouri and to all tax payers throughout the country.

    Media should take note of this and help stop this abuse. Lewis Rice & Fingersh has donated thousands of dollars to city and State officials and now its pay back time with your tax dollars. County Executive Charley Dooley received a $10,000.00 political contribution this year. The City of St. Louis Mayor received a $5,000.00 this year alone in contributions as well. There is a conflict here. Its politics the old fashioned way, the corrupt way.


    How can you get in on some of these favors with Mayor Slay, well, give him a $5,000.00 political contribution (is that what its called) and he will give you back $300,000.00 and ask the State for $5 million, that's how. You scratch Mayor Slay's back and he will more then scratch your back.


    So what else did the chairman of Lewis Rice & Fingersh, Jack Pruellage have to say or do for the Mayor to get such special treatment. Mr. Jack Pruellage who takes home a seven figure income needs tax payers to buy him new furniture for his new offices and he prefers the tax payers to pay for his fancy new furniture and for his move. Why should he pay for it when he has Mayor Slay for a friend.


    Does the City of St.Louis not have enough hungry and the needy out there. Shoudnt Mayor Slay buy blankets and bologna sandwiches with that money for the homeless ? But Mayor Slay found a better home for it, in the pockets of Lewis Rice & Fingersh attorneys and Jack Pruellage, its chairman.

    The Missouri Development Finance Board meeting to hear the proposal to provide $5 million to One City Center building so that the law firm can move and have fancy new offices, will be held at 8:30 AM, Tuesday October 20th at the Rennaissance Grand Suites at 827 Washington Ave., Lennox Room, St.Louis, MO.

    Action must be taken to stop abuse and waste of tax payers dollars to enrich millionaire attorneys at your tax payers expense. :eusa_hand: The partners at Lewis and Rice make $400,000 to $600,000 per year and the chairman Jack Pruellage makes millions per year and Missouri tax payers will help him get richer. No wonder they say its a "Great Country America". Sure is, but great for who ? Public officials and big business. Politics Chicago style no doubt, right here in Missouri.

    Call Governor Jay Nixon to voice your objection at 573-751-3222 and your local State Representative’s office. You should also call the Missouri Development Finance Board at 573-751-8479 to complain about the proposal and tell them not to do it. Call the Mayor Francis Slay at 314-622-3201 and make him aware that receiving political contributions and then using tax payers money to buy furniture for Lewis Rice & Fingersh is plain wrong. :eusa_shhh:
     
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    This shit goes on throughout the nation.
    Get rid of your city leaders and replace them with people you can trust. Same goes for state and federal legislators, commissioners/supervisors and governors that refuse to watch out for the people.
     
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    When am I going to read a headline that says something like, "Local Boy Makes It Big And Doesn't Forget Who He Was, Or Where He Came From !!!"

    The sad thing about reading current headlines that expose political corruption is, that they don't even shock me anymore. It's pretty much become more the norm, than the exception. Why are these elected officials allowed to stay in office once they are exposed for the greedy opportunists that they probably always were. I mean come on. We can't expect lawyers to behave like human beings, but these other guys? We put them in office to look out for us, not fleece us. Let's start impeaching these heartless bastards the minute they drop their guards, and expose themselves for what they truly are.
     
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    Its a cancer, the tumor is in washington and has spread its tentacles throughout the body called the USA.

    We need to remove the tumor then track down its roots ;).
     
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    If it's forgivable and doesn't need to repaid it's not a loan. It's welfare. Call it what it is.

    If this is federal money I'm assuming atleast some of it is stimulus money. I've got family in STL the city has been deteriorating.

    It looks like the company made a good investment though I'll give you that 15,000 in contributions and the got back 300,000. Guess they could say it was a "campaign loan" lol, but that's a pretty big return with some pretty hefty interest.

    Watch your politicians. Especially folks in the big cities.
     
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    Charlie Christ is running for senate, you can just smell the Arlen specter right under his skin clawing to get out.
     
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    Being from Metro St. Louis, this doesn't shock me. Lots of corruption in St. louis and corporate welfare is not right. Unless the black community in st. louis vote him out, Slay will stay in office.

    Can't we just get rid of corruption in all parties and all forms of government?
     

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