Tarry for the Nonce

February 9, 2010

The Top 10 Most Corrupt Politicians

Filed under: Politics — lmwalker @ 5:54 pm

This is couple months old, but for thems that missed it, Judicial Watch has published their list of the ten most corrupt politicians for 2009:

1. Sen. Christopher Dodd (D-CT) – for accepting kickbacks from financial firms and undervaluing his foreign property. He has had a formal Senate ethics complaint filed against him.
2. Sen. John Ensign (R-NV) – for misusing the power of his office to cover up an extramarital affair. He is being investigated by the Senate Ethics Committee.
3. Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) – for misusing the power of his office to influence the Treasury Department and for accepting kickbacks from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in exchange for his support.
4. Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner – for tax evasion, misrepresenting his (not insignificant) role in the AIG bonus scandal, and employing illegal aliens.
5. Attorney General Eric Holder – for repeatedly refusing to investigate charges of corruption, obstructing investigations and employing double standards of judicial enforcement along party lines.
6. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr (D-IL)/Sen. Roland Burris (D-IL) – for suspicious involvement in the buying selling of Obama’s senate seat. One man has already gone to jail.
7. President Barack Obama – for possible involvement in the selling of his Senate seat, for breaking federal laws regarding the logging of White House visitors, for using taxpayer dollars to have the NEA publish pro-administration propaganda, and for systematically appropriating control of the private sector.R
8. Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) – for using taxpayer money and the American military for her personal travel, for lying about her knowledge of CIA waterboarding techniques, and for ignoring corruption within her party as a party leader.
9. Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY) – for tax evasion, for undervaluing his net worth by $1M in his financial disclosure forms, and for improperly using his influence to provide tax loopholes for his major contributors.

Rep. John Murtha (D-PA) was also included on this list for accepting kickbacks from the PMA lobbyist group in exchange for tens of millions of dollars in earmarks, and charges of nepotism in regards to defense contracts, but he died Monday. He considered himself a “deal maker” and repeatedly stressed that Congress was all about “making deals” to benefit one’s constituents. I suppose it’s all in one’s perspective.

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