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Old 05-15-2014, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Yes both parties are stealing from us... only one party does it by taking taxpayer money to pay for the votes of their voting base and lies about it....
Both are taking taxpayer money when it comes down to it.

The commission for selling USPS buildings is ?....taxpayer money my friend.

All government money came from us. Any penny the government spends is taxpayer money.
Nancy Pelosi decorating her office with fresh flowers every single day is taxpayer money.

They all use their elected status to further benefit themselves personally.
A normal Joe couldn't get elected today if they wanted to. A seat in Congress is very expensive these days.
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Old 05-15-2014, 09:31 AM
 
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Yes, members of both parties in Congress do this, but that doesn't make it right. It's the press double standard I don't like. I'll be shocked if national news gives this wide coverage.
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Old 05-15-2014, 09:31 AM
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Grizzmeister: I wanted to thank you for taking the trouble to find this old thread and updating it. I was easily able to read the prior postings and see the issue at hand.

I tend to agree: Ms. Feinstein has some explaining to do, and I doubt it will be forthcoming.
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Old 05-15-2014, 09:45 AM
 
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I dont see the conflict of interest. Other people have already looked into this. I am sure CBRE has sold government buildings hundreds of times in the past 20 years. Now there is a conflict of interest?

snopes.com: CBRE/Richard Blum and USPS
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Old 05-15-2014, 09:51 AM
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I dont see the conflict of interest. Other people have already looked into this. I am sure CBRE has sold government buildings hundreds of times in the past 20 years. Now there is a conflict of interest?

snopes.com: CBRE/Richard Blum and USPS
Interesting read. If nothing else, it is remarkable how many times lucative contracts go to people related to a member of Congress. It is, seemingly, a very small world, and one I am not, unfortunately, part of.

The fact that Senator Feinstein introduced a bill to halt the sale of the Post Office buildings may, to a cynical mind, suggest that she introduced the bill knowing it would fail, and to provide some 'credibility' or 'cover'.


I shudder to think of people being that cynical.
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