"There is a lot of talk coming from CitiGroup about how Dodd-Frank isn't perfect, So let me say this to anyone listening at Citi —I agree with you. Dodd-Frank isn't perfect. It should have broken you into pieces." -- Elizabeth Warren
how bout the 90,000 recipients of $50,000 each, successful claimants against usda, which they accused of discriminating against them in denying them loansit's so much more fun whining about American welfare recipients!
except, "the template for the deal," according to the nyt, "proved a magnet for fraud"
"its very design encouraged people to lie"
"the bar for a successful claim was so low it was almost impossible to show fraud"
how bout the "nearly every resident in two adjoining apartment buildings" in columbus ohio, all of whom got the 50k
how bout the 16 zip codes in arkansas, alabama, mississippi and north carolina where "the number of successful claimants exceeded the total number of farms operated by people of any race"
the family in little rock---10 members, $500,000 net
in pine bluff arkansas, a police officer ADMITTED to fraud---he was not prosecuted because "singling out one individual raised questions of selective prosecution"
"the defendant could go to the jury and say, 'everybody else did this, why am i here,'" wrote us attorney paula casey
usda was directed to make 16,000 phone calls to keep the claims coming, essentially "recruiting claims against itself"
you think the gray lady is whining?
you've lost your bearings
you mean revisionismyou seem big on revolutionism
how many of you actually read this article before commenting?
if so, you'd have witnessed the plastic shopping bags, stuffed with hundreds of thousands, even millions of dollars of graft
who got more, karzai or the claimants against barack obama's usda?
either way, it's THE MIDDLE CLASS stuck with the grocery tab
the bribes only "fueled corruption and empowered the warlords"
all while "undermining washington's exit strategy"
karzai plays both ends, leverages ours vs iranian payola and vice versa---except the iranians are more "transparent"
we're not quite getting what we pay for---how many green vs blue assassinations have seen our soldiers murdered by our "allies" over there
in many cases, the money goes directly to the taliban
"govt in the grips of what are basically organized crime syndicates"
"the cash does not appear to be subject to the oversight and restrictions placed on official american aid to the country or even the cia’s formal assistance program"
abdul rashid dostum, warlord, drug dealer and militia leader---$80,000 per month
"i asked for a year up front in cash so i could build my dream house"
we spend billions in foreign aid, we staff offices of professionals who work diplomatic channels trying to clean up corruption...
we're at cross purposes, laments the lady
karzai's administrative chief of his national security council, mr mohammed zia salehi---arrested in 2010 after an fbi investigation into cash smuggling
"karzai had him released within hours, and the cia then helped persuade the obama administration to back off its anti corruption push, american officials said"
salehi jokes---i'm an enemy of the fbi and hero of the cia
the lady---she may be slut and a bitch and a lush and a slob... but she still tells a heck of a story
And Karzi is now calling for us to get the **** out of his country...
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