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  • Report: Ron Paul One Of The Most Corrupt Members Of Congress

     

    LOL!  How I wish tehfyn were here to weep about this.  

     

    Guess we'll just have to settle for Caulk.

     

     

    http://www.usnews.com/news/blogs/washington-whispers/2012/09/12/ron-paul-one-of-the-most-corrupt-members-of-congress-report-finds

     

    Texas Republican Rep. Ron Paul has been named one of the most corrupt members of Congress in a new report from the watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington.

    The report says Paul "double-billed" his travel expenses a number of times over the last decade, meaning he may have been reimbursed for the same flights both under his official allowance as congressman, and by either non-profit groups under his control or his campaign committee.

    The revelation would be ironic in part because Paul made fiscal responsibility a central tenet of his 2012 presidential campaign. The congressman celebrated a major victory in July when his bill to audit the Federal Reserve for greater transparency passed the House.

    Paul's possible double-billing has been in the public eye sinceRoll Call first reported it in February, but CREW says there is no evidence Paul has repaid the money since.

    A request for comment from Paul's office was not immediately returned.

    One of the most troubling cases of the congressman's possible double-billing revolves around reimbursements he received for flights from both his official allowance and the libertarian group the Liberty Committee. At that time, the Liberty Committee's finances were overseen by a relative of the Paul family.

    "It's extremely disappointing," Liberty Committee President David James told Whispers of the double-billing.

    James says he first noticed a red flag in 2004, after the committee asked Paul for copies of his travel tickets, and the congressman did not provide them. Paul stopped billing the committee shortly after they asked for the tickets, according to James. By 2005, James says he was aware of possible double-billing. But it wasn't until the Roll Call story that he saw how far the problem extended.

    The committee conducted its own audit of Paul's finances shortly after the story, and found that 60 percent of the travel Paul had billed to the committee had been doubled-billed.

    "We have contacted Congressman Paul to look at the records and repay the amount," James told Whispers. "But our last communication was not even responded to."

    James said the committee parted ways with the congressman in 2006 for "a number of reasons."

    The committee has not, however, stopped vocally supporting Paul.

    James called his policies "just what this country needs." "The message is great," said James. "It's the messenger that is the problem."


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    He also likes pork spending. The real problem is that he attaches earmarks to bills and then votes against the bill. He brings home the spoils to his district and parades his "pristine" voting record around.
    "Political Correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end."“Conservatives say if you don't give the rich more money, they will lose their incentive to invest. As for the poor, they tell us they've lost all incentive because we've given them too much money.”― George Carlin"The founding fathers were well aware of rapid firing capabilities by the indians." - NormH

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    • kav
      kav commented
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      Are you trying to troll thefyn?

  • #3
    Not at all. Look it up. TheFyn isn't around anymore as far as I know
    "Political Correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end."“Conservatives say if you don't give the rich more money, they will lose their incentive to invest. As for the poor, they tell us they've lost all incentive because we've given them too much money.”― George Carlin"The founding fathers were well aware of rapid firing capabilities by the indians." - NormH

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  • #4

    What a bunch of horse****************. 

    He double bills on travel expenses several times over the last decade, yet returns over $100,000 a year from his congressional office budget to the US treasury. 

    Boo

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    • Caulk Rocket
      Caulk Rocket commented
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      You shouldn't post articles from last September, it gives people time to debunk them.

       

       

      Elizabeth Flock Read slightly further than the actual report title - the table of contents will do - or better yet, read the actual section on Ron Paul. He is (1) NOT included in The Crew's list of most corrupt politicians, (2) but rather included in a list of politicians who are "dishonorably mentioned" due to the fact that even they know their (3) evidence that is shaky, unconfirmed and in many cases (4) has since been proven to be inaccurate.

       

       


      Ron Paul was never on the actual list, he got a mention because the claims were never substantiated. Flock is a **************** reporter.

       

       

      Ron Paul One Of The Most Corrupt Members Of Congress, Report Finds

      By Elizabeth Flock

       


      Washington Post Writer Elizabeth Flock Resigns After Editor's Note Claims 'Significant Ethical Lapse'

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       


  • #5

    Can't find anything from the FEC.

     

     

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    Ron Paul is really serious about transparency

    http://news.yahoo.com/ron-paul-is-really-serious-about-transparency.html

     

    He may be in last place when it comes to delegates, but when it comes to filing expense reports with the FEC, Ron Paul beats everyone.

    His campaign

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  • #6

    Not surprised. Libertarians are air heads. He's taking advantage of that. 

    I HAVE SPOKEN

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  • #7

    bluzboy wrote:

     

    LOL!  How I wish tehfyn were here to weep about this.  

     

    Guess we'll just have to settle for Caulk.

     

     

    http://www.usnews.com/news/blogs/washington-whispers/2012/09/12/ron-paul-one-of-the-most-corrupt-members-of-congress-report-finds

     

    Texas Republican Rep. Ron Paul has been named one of the most corrupt members of Congress in a new report from the watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington.

    The report says Paul "double-billed" his travel expenses a number of times over the last decade, meaning he may have been reimbursed for the same flights both under his official allowance as congressman, and by either non-profit groups under his control or his campaign committee.

    The revelation would be ironic in part because Paul made fiscal responsibility a central tenet of his 2012 presidential campaign. The congressman celebrated a major victory in July when his bill to audit the Federal Reserve for greater transparency passed the House.

    Paul's possible double-billing has been in the public eye sinceRoll Call first reported it in February, but CREW says there is no evidence Paul has repaid the money since.

    A request for comment from Paul's office was not immediately returned.

    One of the most troubling cases of the congressman's possible double-billing revolves around reimbursements he received for flights from both his official allowance and the libertarian group the Liberty Committee. At that time, the Liberty Committee's finances were overseen by a relative of the Paul family.

    "It's extremely disappointing," Liberty Committee President David James told Whispers of the double-billing.

    James says he first noticed a red flag in 2004, after the committee asked Paul for copies of his travel tickets, and the congressman did not provide them. Paul stopped billing the committee shortly after they asked for the tickets, according to James. By 2005, James says he was aware of possible double-billing. But it wasn't until the Roll Call story that he saw how far the problem extended.

    The committee conducted its own audit of Paul's finances shortly after the story, and found that 60 percent of the travel Paul had billed to the committee had been doubled-billed.

    "We have contacted Congressman Paul to look at the records and repay the amount," James told Whispers. "But our last communication was not even responded to."

    James said the committee parted ways with the congressman in 2006 for "a number of reasons."

    The committee has not, however, stopped vocally supporting Paul.

    James called his policies "just what this country needs." "The message is great," said James. "It's the messenger that is the problem."


    I'm not saying the report is bogus, but they used the words "possible" and "may have" quite a bit. That doesn't make it seem very credible without proof to back it up.This article reeks like a Fox News hit piece.

    Non fui. Fui. Non sum. Non curo.

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