Monday, March 09, 2009

And on another corrupt politician, Rep. Barney Frank

(Stealing Your Grandkid's Piggybank Bastard-MA), the Nuclear guy pointed to this:
In 1991, Barney Frank received an official reprimand for reflecting "discredit upon the House." The reprimand came as a result of his relationship with a man named Steve Gobi, a male prostitute whom Frank initially paid $80 for sex. Frank later took Gobi to live with him in his home, making him a personal aide. He paid him $20,000 in compensation (unreported to the IRS) and let him use his car. Subsequent investigation revealed that in the course of their relationship, Frank used his congressional office and stationary to fix Gobi's 33 parking fines. Frank also used his congressional letterhead to write a reference letter to Gobi's probation officer -- Gobi was under court supervision as a convicted felon with a prison record -- in which he gave false information. Most damningly, the investigation found that Gobi ran a prostitution ring from Frank's home. In his defense, Frank asserted he knew nothing of Gobi's illicit enterprise.
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After Gobi, Barney Frank become involved in another questionable -- and possibly criminally tainted -- relationship with a man called Herb Moses. Moses, whom Frank called his "spouse," was a high-level executive at Fannie Mae from 1991 until 1998. Dubbed a "mortgage guru" by the National Mortgage News, Moses boasted that he helped develop "many of Fannie Mae's affordable housing and home improvement lending programs." It was, of course, these kinds of programs that ultimately led to the collapse of the subprime mortgage market that wiped out trillions dollars from the economy and produced the economic turmoil that we now face. Even though there were those warning against the precarious nature of the enterprise, Barney Frank -- whose committee oversees Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac -- kept resisting reforms and besmirching those voicing concerns
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Etc. Etc. Etc. Let us note that this man considered a 'civil rights hawk' has never met a gun/ammo ban, licensing scheme or other restriction he didn't vote for.

And you morons in MA put him back in the House. Immediately after the mortgage market mess blew up, with his fingerprints all over it.

1 comment:

martywd said...

And you morons in MA put him back in the House...
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Let's put a fine point to this fact.   According to Wikipedia, MA's voters in the 4th Congressional District have reelected this turd THIRTEEN times since 1982!   Now that is pathetic.