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Thu Sep 13, 2012, 05:51 PM

Ron Paul makes watchdog group’s list of ‘most corrupt members of Congress’

Ron Paul, a longtime champion of government accountability, was given a “dishonorable mention” by a government watchdog group in its annual list of “Most Corrupt Members of Congress” released yesterday.

The report from the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington highlights allegations of unethical behavior by members of Congress. CREW blew the whistle on the 12-term Republican representative from Lake Jackson for allegedly double-billing travel expenses between Washington, D.C., and his home district on Texas’s Gulf Coast.

CREW, a Washington-based nonprofit, cited reports by Roll Call that accused Paul of billing both his tax-payer funded congressional allowance and libertarian non-profit groups such as the Liberty Committee for trips made between 1999 and 2009.

“Rep. Paul has continually called on Congress to audit the Federal Reserve, but apparently somebody needs to take a closer look at his financial records,” CREW Executive Director Melanie Sloan said in a statement issued upon the release of the report. ”It’s absurd that Rep. Paul was able to engage in this scheme for so long without anyone noticing. The House should conduct a full investigation to ensure taxpayers are compensated for every dollar he misappropriated.”

President of the Liberty Committee David James said his organization reimbursed Paul for trips made to give speeches or attend events in which the congressman supported the committee, some of which Paul made to Washington while congress was not in session. James described Paul as a “great asset” to the committee.

However, according to an audit conducted by the Liberty Committee, 60 percent of the travel expenses Paul charged to the organization were for trips made between Washington D.C. and his home district for official business, totaling $20,000 in expenses that are legally obligated to come out of his congressional budget, James said.

http://blog.chron.com/txpotomac/2012/09/ron-paul-makes-watchdog-groups-list-of-most-corrupt-members-of-congress/

http://www.crewsmostcorrupt.org/mostcorrupt

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Reply Ron Paul makes watchdog group’s list of ‘most corrupt members of Congress’ (Original post)
Blue_Tires Sep 2012 OP
graham4anything Sep 2012 #1
Blanks Sep 2012 #2
graham4anything Sep 2012 #4
FSogol Sep 2012 #3
SoapBox Sep 2012 #5
JRLeft Sep 2012 #6
sellitman Sep 2012 #7
Blue_Tires Sep 2012 #9
braddy Sep 2012 #8

Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2012, 06:13 PM

1. doesn't surprise me

 

but of course, like the David Duke stuff in his campaign literature throughout the years, bet he denies this too.

how do you think he kept getting reelected? Are people so naive to think he was not one of them all along?

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Response to graham4anything (Reply #1)

Thu Sep 13, 2012, 06:26 PM

2. Isn't he retiring?

I hope so. I don't think he (and his supporters) understand how the world works as well as they think they do.

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Response to Blanks (Reply #2)

Thu Sep 13, 2012, 06:30 PM

4. but his son is a senator with dangerous views

 

allowing Ron to focus on Rand's future.

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2012, 06:29 PM

3. Grifters gotta grift. n/t

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2012, 06:34 PM

5. Hilarious!

...this dirt ball, who hollers and yells and whines and cries about the BIG horrible monster, government...

Has been suckling a living off of it since the 1970's!

He's a liar and blowhard.

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2012, 06:43 PM

6. He's made a lot of money off of his cult followers.

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Response to JRLeft (Reply #6)

Thu Sep 13, 2012, 06:58 PM

7. That's exactly what his followers are!

Cult members. Brainwashed idiots who still swear Paultard has no idea those newsletters were printed in his name.

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Response to JRLeft (Reply #6)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 08:25 AM

9. +1000

been saying that since he came out of nowhere in '08

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2012, 09:13 PM

8. Paul milked politics for a 30 year ride of wealth and cult worship. what a cynical con man.

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