Marriane Williamson, author of the book A Return to Love, announced a plan to run for Congress in the 33rd district of California. Her goal is to stop what she calls the “Culture of Corruption” in our nation’s capital.
We have seen that deep, systemic corruption thrives in the U.S. Congress. Congress is not the only place. The White House is included. Our third president, Thomas Jefferson, tried to pass term limits, that would limit the power of those in Congress, because they wouldn’t be three long enough to corrupt the system. Jefferson failed to get those reforms passed, because the people who love power expect to maintain it, and will do anything to hold on to it.
Judicial Watch, is a public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption. The group recently released their 2013 list of Washington’s “Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians.”
That this is happening is not good. That it is happening in the open is astounding.
The list, in alphabetical order, includes:
Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians
Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) CIA Director John Brennan Senator Saxby Chambliss Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Attorney General Eric Holder Former IRS Commissioner Steven T. Miller / Former IRS Official Lois Lerner Former DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano President Barack Obama Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius
Dishonorable Mentions for 2013 Include:
Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg Outgoing Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) / Incoming Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) Former Rep. Rick Renzi (R-AZ) National Security Adviser Susan Rice
House Speaker John Boehner
Let’s start from the top, with Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH).
Here is what Judicial Watch says:
“House Speaker John Boehner became a master at what Government Accountability Institute President Peter Schweizer calls the ‘Tollbooth Strategy.’ As Schweizer explains in his new book, Extortion: How Politicians Extract Your Money, Buy Votes, and Line Their Own Pockets:”
“You pay money at a tollbooth in order to use a road or bridge. The methodology in Washington is similar: if someone wants a bill passed, charge them money to allow the bill to move down the legislative highway.”
“According to Schweizer, Boehner used the ‘Tollbooth Strategy’ to collect more than $200,000 in political donations from executives just days before holding votes on bills critically important to their industries.” Reference: [breitbart]
Speaker John Boehner continues his blockade of the E-Verify Bill that would force employers to check legal status of anyone seeking employment. Rumours say the U.S. Chamber of Commerce could be promoting illegal immigration cheap labor, and paid big bucks to keep E-Verify from passing into law. Also that companies like Marriott, Holiday Inn, Tyson Chicken, McDonald’s, Chipotle’s, Hormel, La Quinta, endless restaurant chains, construction, painting, landscape and other huge companies paid huge bribes to make sure they continue to hire illegal aliens rather than American citizens at a living wage.
Speaker Boehner does not stand alone.
Senator Saxby Chambliss
Judicial Watch says of Saxby Chambliss, “Senator Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) makes the ‘Ten Worst’ list for what he actually did in 2012, but which was finally exposed in 2013. Just as with House Speaker Boehner, Chambliss’s misdeeds were revealed in Peter Schweizer’s book, Extortion: How Politicians Extract Your Money, Buy Votes, and Line Their Own Pockets. [breitbart] In fact, Chambliss is highlighted as one of the key abusers who used leadership PAC loopholes to convert campaign cash into lavish lifestyle upgrades for themselves and their family members.”
“As the New York Times reported,”
The book details the extravagant expenses of Senator Saxby Chambliss, Republican of Georgia, for instance, whose leadership PAC spent $10,000 on golf at Pebble Beach, nearly $27,000 at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, and $107,752 at the exclusive Breakers resort in Palm Beach, Fla. The amount Mr. Chambliss spent at the Breakers in the 2012 election cycle, the book reports, is three times what the senator gave to the National Republican Senatorial Committee during the same period.
As a 27 year old staff attorney for the House Judiciary Committee, Ms. Hillary Clinton suffered firing by her supervisor, lifelong democrat Jerry Zeifman who said, “She is a liar. She was unethical and dishonest. She conspired to violate the Constitution, the rules of the House, the rules of the committee and the rules of confidentiality.”
If you remember the murders at the U.S. embassy in Benghazi that suffered a terrorist attack that killed four people, her reply, “What difference – at this point, what difference does it make?”
Barack Obama continues the cover-up of his incompetence in not fortifying the embassy and ignoring all calls for help. Good men died because of malfeasance and ineptitude.
Judicial Watch says “Attorney General Holder has become a regular on the Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians list. … Eric Holder’s corruption knows no limits.”
Former DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano
Former DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano may be one of the biggest liars of all.
Judicial Watch reported “In August 2013 Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano stepped down from her post expressing both ‘pride and regret’ – the regret stemming from her failure to help push through the so-called Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act. The truth is, however, that Napolitano actually played a major role in doing an end run around existing immigration law by helping President Obama implement his Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) directive in lieu of DREAM Act passage.”
“Documents obtained by Judicial Watch in June 2013 revealed that Napolitano’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS) U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) abandoned required background checks in 2012, adopting, instead, costly ‘lean and lite’ procedures in effort to keep up with the flood of amnesty applications resulting from the DACA directive.”
Barack Hussein Obama
Judicial Watch was scathing in its discussion of Barack Obama, noting that he had been on this list for seven years in a row. They also said the Obamas used the White House as their personal travel bureau, spending taxpayer money. Judicial Watch also mentioned the IRS scandal.
“President Barack Obama actually tops this ‘Top Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians’ list for 2013 as the driving force behind so many of the misdeeds. This is Obama’s seventh straight year on the list, dating back all the way to 2007 (in 2006, he earned a ‘Dishonorable Mention’). He is a master at catch-me-if-you-can, corrupt politics. This year, he has again acted as a one-man Congress, rewriting entire sections of federal law on his own. Not only is his administration secretive and dishonest; its callous disregard for the rule of law undermines our constitutional republic. Examples include:”
“Perhaps Obama’s most outrageous actions over the past year were his continual lies about the ability of Americans to keep their own health insurance under Obamacare. According the Free Beacon, Obama misled the American people a total of 36 times between 2008 and 2013 with his promise, ‘If you like your health insurance, you can keep it.’ And according to NBC News, Obama knew, even as he repeated his lie, that ‘more than 40 to 67 percent of those in the individual market would not be able to keep their plans, even if they liked them:'”
Senator Harry Reid
Nevada Senator Harry Reid is on the list and he, along with other senators voted for the S744 Amnesty Bill that legalizes 20 to 25 million illegal aliens. They and he never stood up for enforcement of internal employment laws against employers of illegal aliens, or our borders, but they bend over for big business’ cheap labor interests – against American workers.
This is not Harry Reid’s first appearance on the Top Ten List, having made it onto the Judicial Watch list last year. This new report says:
This year Reid makes the Ten Worst list again. His ‘friends’ list is examined by Frontpage.com:
On Monday, Harry Reid’s close friend and donor, Harvey Whittemore was sentenced to two years in prison for funneling more than $130,000 in illegal campaign funds to Sen. Harry Reid’s re-election committee in 2007 …
According to the Las Vegas Review Journal, Reid and Whittemore go way back; four of Reid’s sons were hired by the law firm in which Harvey Whittemore was a senior partner. Sen. Reid and Whittemore were involved in very big land deals, including federal legislation to help the development of Coyote Springs.
None of which is surprising, since Reid has long-since made funneling money to his family’s enterprises his stock-in-trade. According to Peter Schweizer, writing for Fox News, ‘Sen. Reid has sponsored at least $47 million in earmarks that directly benefitted organizations that one of his sons, Key Reid, [RW1] either lobbies for or is affiliated with.’
Power Corrupts And Absolute Power Corrupts Absolutely
As Marriane Williams said, “We face a culture of corruption” in Washington DC that works against the interests of all Americans – but we continue voting them back into their power positions to screw all of us. Then we wonder why our country continues an 11-year useless war, with an $18 trillion debt, 14 million unemployed, 48 million subsisting on food stamps, endless immigration, falling wages and a vanishing Middle Class.