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    From Rob Hotakainen in Washington

    California is home to four of the most corrupt members of Congress, according to an annual report released today by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW).

    It's a bipartisan distinction in California. The list includes Democrats Maxine Waters and Laura Richardson and Republicans Ken Calvert and Jerry Lewis.

    It's CREW's fifth annual list.

    The list is intended to provide "a detailed analysis of the unethical and sometimes illegal activities of 15 congressmen and women who have most egregiously betrayed the public's trust," CREW said in a statement.

    Of this year's list of 15, at least 12 are under investigation, CREW said.

    Here's the list:

    Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-FL)
    Sen. Roland Burris (D-IL)
    Rep. Ken Calvert (R-CA)
    Rep. Nathan Deal (R-GA)
    Sen. John Ensign (R-NV)
    Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D-IL)
    Rep. Jerry Lewis (R-CA)
    Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY)
    Rep. Alan Mollohan (D-WV)
    Rep. John Murtha (D-PA)
    Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY)
    Rep. Laura Richardson (D-CA)
    Rep. Pete Visclosky (D-IN)
    Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA)
    Rep. Don Young (R-AK)

    Click here to read the full report. http://www.crewsmostcorrupt.org/file...orrupt2009.pdf
    Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored. -- Aldous Huxley
    Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity. -- Albert Einstein

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    Someone pointed out on another thread that ACORN could be considered a criminal enterprise. If that's true, they pale in relation to Congress.

    Maybe the Justice Dept needs to hit Congress with RICO charges.

    Under RICO, a person who is a member of an enterprise that has committed any two of 35 crimes—27 federal crimes and 8 state crimes—within a 10-year period can be charged with racketeering.

    Yep- got those guys.

    Those found guilty of racketeering can be fined up to $250,000 and/or sentenced to 20 years in prison per racketeering count.

    Having some of them in jail would make the country a lot safer.

    In addition, the racketeer must forfeit all ill-gotten gains and interest in any business gained through a pattern of "racketeering activity."

    We could pay down the deficit.

    RICO also permits a private individual harmed by the actions of such an enterprise to file a civil suit; if successful, the individual can collect treble damages.

    Every taxpayer could file a civil suit.
    "Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince" - Unknown Author
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    • #3
      Seems pretty bipartisan and not slanted. Just goes to show both Parties could care less about us. They only look out for themselves and there special interest's. Time to vote them all out of office.

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      • #4
        Why isn't our BUMFACE president on the list?

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        • #5
          I question how thruthful that list is since no crimina... errr, congressmen from the great state of New Jersey are included in the top 15.
          Pulvis et umbra sumus

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          • #6
            Where's Barney (I like franks) Franks?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by luvmylabs View Post
              Why isn't our BUMFACE president on the list?
              Because he is no longer in Congress.
              Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored. -- Aldous Huxley
              Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity. -- Albert Einstein

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Seahawks398 View Post
                Where's Barney (I like franks) Franks?
                Firstly, his name is Frank, not "Franks"; Secondly, there's plenty of reasons to dislike or disagree with the man. Him being homosexual, shouldn't be one of them...

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                • #9
                  I'm pretty sure that just about anybody who's been in the Congress for a couple of terms is at the very least corrupted by the place. Some much more than others.

                  We need to start kicking these guys out before they get too comfortable in their sheltered little beltway lives.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by DaLAW View Post
                    Firstly, his name is Frank, not "Franks"; Secondly, there's plenty of reasons to dislike or disagree with the man. Him being homosexual, shouldn't be one of them...
                    Wow, you got that from him saying 'I like franks'? I didn't know he was gay until you said he was. If he wants to call him Franks, why can't he call him Franks? I've always called him Bawney Franks. Does that mean I'm calling him a rocky stretch of foreshore on which caught fish are laid out to dry, or a patch of grassland or meadow near a dwelling? LOL! (bawn-dictionary.com)

                    Good grief, he's a dumocrat, who really cares how he's referred to?
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by SRT936 View Post
                      I'm pretty sure that just about anybody who's been in the Congress for a couple of terms is at the very least corrupted by the place. Some much more than others.

                      We need to start kicking these guys out before they get too comfortable in their sheltered little beltway lives.

                      Dude, if they've made it to congress in the first place, there's a very good chance that they're already corrupt beyond hope, IMO.
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                      • #12
                        No one from NJ is on the list because they are going to make the upcoming

                        "Most Politician-like Criminals" list due to be released next month.

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                        “All men dream...... But not equally..
                        Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find it is vanity;
                        but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men,
                        for they act their dreams with open eyes to make it possible.....”

                        TE Lawrence

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by DaLAW View Post
                          Firstly, his name is Frank, not "Franks"; Secondly, there's plenty of reasons to dislike or disagree with the man. Him being homosexual, shouldn't be one of them...
                          Barney Frank is gay?...

                          Wow, learn something new everyday...
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Southflaguy View Post
                            Barney Frank is gay?
                            Very much so. Per Wikipedia:

                            Personal life

                            Frank resides in a studio apartment complex in Newton, Massachusetts. His partner, Jim Ready, is a surfing enthusiast whom Frank met during a gay political fundraiser in Maine, where Ready still lives.[14] Frank's current net worth is estimated to be between $711,021 and $1,840,000.[71] His sister, Ann Lewis, served as a senior adviser in Hillary Clinton's 2008 presidential campaign.

                            Frank came out as gay in 1987, "prompted in part by increased media interest in his private life…"[4][note 1] Frank's announcement had little impact on his electoral prospects.[72]
                            Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored. -- Aldous Huxley
                            Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity. -- Albert Einstein

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Southflaguy View Post
                              Barney Frank is gay?...

                              Wow, learn something new everyday...
                              Several years ago another congressman got in trouble for calling him "Barney Fag"...the guy was actually a friend of his, and it was a poor slip of the tongue, but the media had a field day with it.
                              A Veteran is someone who at one point in their life wrote a blank check made payable to The United States of America, for an amount up to, and including their life. That is honor, and there are way too many people in this country today, who no longer understand that fact!

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