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Pelosi’s “Truth Squad” To Tackle Bush Fraud

From a taxpayer funded press release:

Pelosi Announces Democratic Truth Squad to Expose Bush Administration’s Waste, Fraud and Abuse

Washington, D.C. – House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi today announced the formation of Democrats new Waste, Fraud and Abuse Truth Squad. The Truth Squad will be chaired by Congressmen Henry A. Waxman (D-CA) and Dennis Cardoza (D-CA).

The Truth Squad will conduct oversight of the Bush Administration’s handling of taxpayer dollars. Under the Bush Administration’s watch, billions of taxpayer's dollars have been squandered, contributing to the largest annual deficits in our nation’s history. Despite documented instances of waste, fraud and abuse, the Republican Congress has failed to provide meaningful oversight or hold the Administration accountable.

“The alarming amount of waste, fraud and abuse by the Bush Administration and the Rubber Stamp Republican Congress is egregious,” House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi said. “The Democratic Truth Squad will keep the Bush Administration honest by documenting and exposing waste, fraud, and abuse. Democrats are committed to a new direction in the way our government does business so taxpayer’s money is handled responsibly.”

Today, the Truth Squad is releasing a new report on wasteful procurement spending in response to Hurricane Katrina. In the year following Hurricane Katrina, citizens of the Gulf Coast needed government to be at it best. Instead, they got the cronyism, corruption, and incompetence that has been far too commonplace under the Bush Administration and the Republican Congress. To read the report, click here.

“The way the Bush Administration has spent taxpayer dollars is shameful,” Congressman Waxman said. “They’ve wasted billions and held no one accountable. And the continuing indifference of the Republican Congress has allowed this to continue unchecked.”

“The Republican leaders in Congress and the White House have abdicated their responsibility to manage our nation’s finances,” Congressman Cardoza said. “Congress cannot continue to buck its constitutional duty of checks-and-balances. Future generations will have to pay for the money the federal government is borrowing from other countries to spend in Washington.”

Joining Congressmen Waxman and Cardoza on the Truth Squad are:

Congressman David Obey (D-WI)

Congressman John Tanner (D-TN)

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC)

Congressman John Tierney (D-MA)

Would that be the same Eleanor Holmes Norton who has never been actually elected to anything, but who nevertheless have been given a pretend seat in Congress where she casts very real votes on very real issues, including taxes?

The same Eleanor Holmes Norton who for several years never paid her income tax? Never even bothered to file? Even though she was an attorney before she became a pretend Congressman for life.

From the DNC’s Associated Press:

House Candidate in Capital Pays Back Taxes to the City

September 24, 1990

The capital’s Democratic nominee for delegate to the House has disclosed that she has paid the city tens of thousands of dollars in back taxes, penalties and interest to settle a tax controversy.

The capital’s Democratic nominee for delegate to the House has disclosed that she has paid the city tens of thousands of dollars in back taxes, penalties and interest to settle a tax controversy.

The nominee, Eleanor Holmes Norton, paid $26,353 in penalties and interest on unpaid taxes for five of the past seven years, according to documents made public by her campaign on Friday.

And, apart from paying so niggling fines, she was never been punished for not doing so. — Great choice, Nancy!

And isn’t ABSCAM un-indicted co-conspirator, John Murtha, Nancy’s right hand man? How is that investigation into his kickback schemes with his brother for defense contracts going?

And how come Nancy won’t give back that Jack Abramoff money she got? Tom Delay did. And Delay only got a fraction of what Pelosi scored.

The questions of fraud and waste are endless. This truth squad really has its work cut out for it.

Too bad they’ll be looking in the wrong direction.

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, August 24th, 2006. Comments are currently closed.

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