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    How EXACTLY do Congressmen and Senators LEGALLY become wealthy in office?

    How EXACTLY do Congressmen and Senators LEGALLY become wealthy in office?

    The news organization or reporter or author who answers that question in detail, will earn an honorary Wilson Award.



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    Quote Originally Posted by leecross View Post
    How EXACTLY do Congressmen and Senators LEGALLY become wealthy in office?

    The news organization or reporter or author who answers that question in detail, will earn an honorary Wilson Award.


    Because they made it legal for Congress Critters to insider trade. That, and Lobbyists making them rich.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tiny1 View Post
    Because they made it legal for Congress Critters to insider trade. That, and Lobbyists making them rich.
    I think that is close enough to right that any who bring us closer to the insiders tale of exactly how it is done will also be recognized.

    Enjoy your Wilson Award for excellence in posting!



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    Insider deals and special consideration in all sorts of deals to make money. Most of them, like Pelosi, claim they are not te ones raking in the bucks - it's their spouses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by leecross View Post
    How EXACTLY do Congressmen and Senators LEGALLY become wealthy in office?

    The news organization or reporter or author who answers that question in detail, will earn an honorary Wilson Award.



    Thats becuse of a COURT RULING in that CORPORATIONS are PEOPLE and Big $$$ is "Constitutional" Protectected FREE SPEECH

    LEGALIZED "Bribery" and MAFIA in DC..
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    Quote Originally Posted by leecross View Post
    How EXACTLY do Congressmen and Senators LEGALLY become wealthy in office?

    The news organization or reporter or author who answers that question in detail, will earn an honorary Wilson Award.


    They write the laws and than exempt themselves from them.

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    They don't get wealthy legally. They are exempt from insider-trading laws.
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    Stock market speculation is but a blip on the radar of the myriad ways graft makes its way into their pockets.

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    Control of the monies generated by betting facilities also helps . The state of Viginia ,home to an awful lot of politicians is currently having its Lottery winners investigated. It seems an awful lot of the large lottery winners are people that are winning multiple lotto picks, one as many as 80 times . Who controls the computers on lotto ,who controls the OTB payout , who controls the casino percentages ? They are manned by political nepotism and it's not just a great paying job - them benefits are good enough to share with aunty Pelosi and uncle Paul Ryan .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daily Bread View Post
    Control of the monies generated by betting facilities also helps . The state of Viginia ,home to an awful lot of politicians is currently having its Lottery winners investigated. It seems an awful lot of the large lottery winners are people that are winning multiple lotto picks, one as many as 80 times . Who controls the computers on lotto ,who controls the OTB payout , who controls the casino percentages ? They are manned by political nepotism and it's not just a great paying job - them benefits are good enough to share with aunty Pelosi and uncle Paul Ryan .
    Interesting and good to know!

    I have no indication that Islamists are part of that corruption, but whenever I see Tim Kaine or Virginia state or Commonwealth (?) government corruption brought up, I always want to make sure that those mentioning it are made aware of this so that they can be aware and if there are any ties to Islamists, that it be made part of the discussion.




    Tim Kaine Discover The Networks



    Over the course of his political career, Kaine has developed ties to a number of Islamists and Islamist organizations:



    In September 2001 in northern Virginia, then-Lieutenant Governor candidate Kaine spoke at a “Candidates Night” which was held annually by the Arab American Institute.

    In 2005, the Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated Muslim American Society (MAS) supported Kaine in his race for governor of Virginia against Republican Jerry Kilgore.

    In his role as governor in 2007, Kaine appointed MAS president Esam Omeish to the Virginia Commission on Immigration. Omeish had previously served as president of the National Muslim Students Association; a board member of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA); a board member of the Islamic American University; board chairman of the Islamic Center of Passaic County, a New Jersey mosque with deep terrorist ties and an imam with links to Hamas; and vice president and board member of Dar al-Hijrah Islamic Center, a radical mosque in Virginia whose imams have included Al-Qaeda operative Anwar Al-Awlaki and suicide-bombing supporter Shaker Elsayed, and whose worshippers have included two 9/11 hijackers and the murderous “Fort Hood shooter” Nidal Hasan. Prior to his appointment by Kaine, Omeish also had described the Muslim Brotherhood as a “moderate” organization, had praised a former Hamas spiritual leader as “our beloved Sheikh Ahmed Yassin,” and had pledged to help Palestinians who understood that “the jihad way is the way to liberate your land.” As more information about Omeish’s radical Islamist ties became known, Kaine bowed to pressure and accepted his resignation.

    In May 2007 Kaine was the keynote speaker at the MAS Freedom Foundation’s “Standing for Justice Dinner.”

    In 2010 Kaine agreed to attend the Dar al-Hijrah Islamic Center’s annual fundraising banquet.

    In September 2011, Kaine spoke at an event presenting a Lifetime Achievement Award to U.S. Muslim Brotherhood leader Jamal Barzinji, closely associated with the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, Hamas, and the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT). According to the Clarion Project: “Barzinji’s organization, IIIT, donated $10,000 in 2011 to the New Dominion PAC, the organization that held the event honoring Barzinji that Kaine spoke at. The Barzinji-tied New Dominion PAC donated $43,050 to Kaine’s gubernatorial campaign between 2003 and 2005.” Kaine’s Senate campaign in 2011-2012 also received $4,300 from officials of ISNA and the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), and another $3,500 from IIIT’s president-of-finance, Hisham Al-Talib.

    In 2011, Kaine spoke at a “Candidate Night” dinner hosted by the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT).

    In 2012 a leaked secret memo detailing the agenda of the newly created National Muslim Democratic Council (NMDC), which exhorts Muslims to vote for Democratic political candidates, specifically identified Kaine as one of the candidates it hoped to help elect. The NMDC document was signed by such notables as Basim Elkarra, executive director of CAIR’s Sacramento Valley Chapter, and Linda Sarsour of the Arab American Association of New York.

    In February 2016 Kaine attended a groundbreaking ceremony for the expansion of a worship center at the Virginia-based All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS), whose executive imam was former ISNA president Mohamed Magid. Five months later, Kaine participated in a meeting sponsored by ADAMS.



    In 2012 the New Virginia Majority, a Freedom Road Socialist Organization front group that seeks to effect “the progressive transformation of Virginia,” supported Kaine’s bid for a U.S. Senate seat. Other supporters included the Council for a Livable World and J Street, the latter of which endorsed and funded Kaine also in his “off-cycle” years of 2014 and 2016.



    In early 2015, Kaine objected strenuously when Republican House Speaker John Boehner invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak to Congress about the gravity of the growing Iranian nuclear threat and his “profound disagreement” with the negotiated deal that the Obama Administration was pursuing with Iran. Kaine joined seven other Senate Democrats in boycotting Netanyahu’s speech. That summer, Kaine declared himself a “strong supporter” of the final agreement, which would allow the Islamist regime in Tehran to enrich uranium, build advanced centrifuges, purchase ballistic missiles, fund terrorism, and be guaranteed of having a near-zero breakout time to the development of a nuclear bomb approximately a decade down the road. (For additional details about the accord, click here.)



    In May 2015, Kaine was one of 14 U.S. senators who wrote a letter to President Barack Obama urging him to allow 65,000 people from war-torn, terrorism-ravaged Syria into the United States as refugees, despite many people’s concern that terrorists could potentially infiltrate the refugee program.2



    Later that same year, Kaine opposed a bill passed by the House of Representatives that would have required more careful vetting of Syrians and Iraqis before they could be admitted to the United States as refugees. “These refugees are people who are terrorized, not terrorists,” Kaine said in a November 2015 interview wherein he claimed that “the refugee vetting process is one of the safest areas that we have.” In a speech on the Senate floor the following month, Kaine said: “I look at this refugee crisis as a test … about whether we, like [the biblical] Job, will be true to our principles or whether we’ll abandon them.” He also urged his fellow legislators to emulate the example of the 17th-century “Indians down near Jamestown Island” who had helped starving English settlers to survive by offering “an extension of a hand to strangers in a strange land.”



    In 2015 as well, Kaine was a co-sponsor of S 299, the Freedom to Travel to Cuba Act of 2015, which sought to allow U.S. citizens to engage in unrestricted travel to Cuba for the first time since 1963.



    In an Arizona speech which he delivered in Spanish just days before the 2016 presidential election, Kaine told a Latino audience that he favored the federal immigration policies that were transforming the demographics of the United States, saying: “You are the future of America. By 2050, communities of color will represent the majority of our population. So, of course, Latinos will help shape the future of America because you are the future of America.” Kaine also said that a Clinton-Kaine administration would “end family detention,” “close private detention facilities,” freeze deportations, and give citizenship to illegals residing in the country. In addition, Kaine vowed to expand President Obama’s executive actions regarding amnesty: “A few months ago, the Supreme Court put DAPA on hold. That was devastating for millions of families. But it’s important to note that the Court didn’t actually rule on the substance of the case. Hillary and I have always said that DAPA is squarely within the President’s authority, and we will keep fighting for it.”



    In the same Arizona speech, Kaine pledged to continue birthright citizenship — meaning, as Breitbart.com explains, that “a pregnant foreign national in the country illegally can give birth to a child, who will be awarded U.S. citizen, and is, therefore, entitled to collect federal welfare, vote in U.S. elections, and eventually obtain green cards for his or her parents, despite their prior illegal entry into the United States.” Moreover, Kaine condemned Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s prior calls for assimilation that included making English the national language. “Spanish was the first European language spoken in this country,” said Kaine. “A few years ago, I gave the first speech ever delivered in Spanish on the Senate floor. Since we were debating a bill about immigration, explaining it in Spanish just made sense — especially since it’s the language of more than 40 million people in this country who are most affected by this issue.”



    Kaine ranks among the most left-wing political figures in the United States today. He is the only person with a 0% Lifetime Rating from the American Conservative Union (ACU), which has graded Members of Congress based on their votes on issues important to conservatives each year since 1971. Similarly, ConservativeReview.com gives Kaine a 0% rating.




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