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Old 02-27-2009, 08:05 AM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Here's the real reason why Gregg is not Commerce Secretary
I don't buy the "philosophical differences" reason any more.
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President Barack Obama's former nominee to become commerce secretary, Sen. Judd Gregg, steered taxpayer money to his home state's redevelopment of a former Air Force base even as he and his brother engaged in real estate deals there, an Associated Press investigation found.
Gregg, R-N.H., personally has invested hundreds of thousands of dollars in Cyrus Gregg's office projects at the Pease International Tradeport, a Portsmouth business park built at the defunct Pease Air Force Base, once home to nuclear bombers. Judd Gregg has collected at least $240,017 to $651,801 from his investments there, Senate records show, while helping arrange at least $66 million in federal aid for the former base.

AP Exclusive: Gregg had stake in, won aid for base (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090227/ap_on_go_co/gregg_real_estate;_ylt=AodDcMsh8riUjuQvEsBjguqyFz4 D - broken link)
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Old 02-27-2009, 08:12 AM
 
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Yeah, and didn't Gregg's office reply that he has done "nothing wrong"?

Maybe his plan for raising wealth for Americans was to allow EVERYONE to get in on these insider deals.

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Old 02-27-2009, 08:32 AM
 
Location: Home, Home on the Front Range
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But, but, but, Republicans don't 'do' pork

I bet he thought they were just perks of the job.

Makes it a lot easier to understand why he doesn't want those tax hikes on the biggest earners now. The nerve of the president thinking Sen. Gregg should have to actually pay taxes on those investment returns.
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Old 02-27-2009, 08:37 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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Ain't enforcing ethical standards on everone just so unfair?
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