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In an exclusive piece, The Washington Times reports that "House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has directed nearly $100,000 from her political action committee to her husband's real estate and investment firm over the past decade, a practice of paying a spouse with political donations that she supported banning last year." Paul Pelosi's company, Financial Leasing Services, has received $99,000 in rent, utilities and acccounting fees from the Speaker's "PAC to the Future." According to the FEC, the payments have quadrupled "since Mr. Pelosi took over as treasurer of his wife's committee in 2007." Last week, the Speaker's office said the payments were "perfectly legal, insisting she is compensating her husband at fair market value for the work his firm has performed for the PAC."

 

Melanie Sloan, executive director of the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, characterized the arrangement as "problematic:" "From what I understand, Mr. Pelosi doesn't need the money, but this isn't the issue. ... As speaker of the House, it sends the wrong message. She shouldn't be putting family members on the payroll."

Meanwhile, "Meredith McGehee, policy director at the nonpartisan Campaign Legal Center, said putting family members on a PAC payroll is bound to raise questions and, in some cases, allow for abuse."

 

http://www.washtimes.com/news/2008/oct/01/...r-spouses-firm/

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1 trillion dollars by the democrats, and that's just the initial down payment.

Add to that the costs that this disaster has cost all of us, and I would say that, that’s a good reason why folks SHOULD NOT elect the democrats.

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Corruption in politics is definitely not one sided.
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