Lying Media Bastards

August 10, 2007

Cash Is the Fourth Branch of Government

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Congratulations to Congressman Don Young of Alaska for breaking new ground in serving his monied masters.

1) Don Young receives $40,000 campaign contribution from real estate developer
2) House and Senate pass transportation bill
3) After bill is passed, yet before the president signs it, Don Young inserts a $10 million earmark that will help said real estate developer
4) President signs bill

First of all, we see that campaign contributions to Congress are quite an investment. Pay $40,000 and get $10 million back? What’s that, a 2500% return? Congressmen are fucking cheap to buy.

Second, we see that this Congressman isn’t just taking money for his vote, he’s taking money to illegally re-write laws after they’ve been passed!

Third, this $10 million earmark was aimed at a real estate property in Florida, when Don Young is a Congressman for Alaska!

And, near as I can figure, Young is still a member of Congress and has faced no penalty for his bullshit.

Posted by Jake on August 10, 2007 3:14 pm

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