Friday, June 13, 2008

Worthless And Crooked

Let’s just replace the entire Congress and start over from scratch. It seems that they are all either worthless (won’t impeach) or crooked, or both. Better yet, if no one was in power there would be no one to corrupt. We’d probably be better off if we sent them all to jail and left the halls of Congress and the White House empty for awhile.

From Countrywide's Many 'Friends' by Daniel Golden:

Two U.S. senators, two former Cabinet members, and a former ambassador to the United Nations received loans from Countrywide Financial through a little-known program that waived points, lender fees, and company borrowing rules for prominent people.

Senators Christopher Dodd, Democrat from Connecticut and chairman of the Banking Committee, and Kent Conrad, Democrat from North Dakota, chairman of the Budget Committee and a member of the Finance Committee, refinanced properties through Countrywide’s “V.I.P.” program in 2003 and 2004, according to company documents and emails and a former employee familiar with the loans.
Read the rest here.

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