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Sat Jan 28, 2012, 11:42 AM

Abramoff/Santorum Sweatshops - A horrific review

In the late 1980s, a string of islands about 40 miles north of Guam became a US Territory. To protect the indigenous people of those islands they were given control of immigration and labor laws so that they would not become swamped with Anglos like Hawaii. Local grifters took control of the new Territory’s politics and used these loopholes to invite in Chinese Sweatshops who wanted the benefit of a “Made in the USA” label. A family of Chinese grifters—the Tan Family—worked with local grifters to set up a system of labor abuse that included sweatshops, sex shops, human trafficking and even forced abortions (whenever one of their “worker” victims was with child).

Enter Jack Abramoff and his happy mixing with Santorum.

In 1996 the sweatshop interests were facing an extension of US immigration and labor laws to the islands because of endless reports of horrific abuse. One of the first hearing of the Gingrich Congress was a bipartisan one committed to an end of this blight on American honor. To fight this effort, the sweatshop owners—and their partners controlling the local government—hired Jack Abramoff. Working with his Republican allies, Jack was able to protect their labor abuse scam for a decade—and even today others are still working with these Pirates of Saipan to protect and maintain the abuse. In this effort, Rick Santorum was one of Jack’s first points of contact:

Santorum helped Jack win his legislative battle. He was one of the first elected members of Team Abramoff and throughout the rest of his years in Congress he was a reliable supporter of the Saipan Sweatshops. Naturally, he was well paid for this support. Shortly after his meetings with Abramoff, Willie Tan—the sweatshop owner—and some of his employees attended a Santorum fundraiser as part of their Abramoff-organized tour of America for the 1996 GOP Convention:

According to Open Secrets, http://www.opensecrets.org/pacs/pacgave2.php?cycle=1996&cmte=C00305797 Satorum’s FightPAC recieved $5,000 just before the sweatshop owner and his employees went to his fundraiser and another $5,000 just after Abramoff won a Santorum supported legislative victory for his sweatshop dependent clients. Both payments to his PAC were from John Pangelinan, a long-time Tan Family employee.

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Sat Jan 28, 2012, 12:26 PM

1. This also led to the removal of a US Attorney

For political reasons to end an investigation. This is one thread that if actually followed could bring down a bunch of big players, some of whom are already in jail and might be turned.

But we seem to be looking forward, SIGH.

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Sat Jan 28, 2012, 01:56 PM

2. Al Franken discussed this over and over and over again on his radio show.

years ago.

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