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    Re: Rep. Aaron Schock will resign effective March 31st

    Say it's not so...the man is from Illinois???!!!??!?

    BWAHAHAHAHAHA
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    Re: Rep. Aaron Schock will resign effective March 31st

    Quote Originally Posted by brothern View Post
    Read more: Aaron Schock resigns after new questions about mileage expenses - POLITICO



    I actually said "Holy crap!" on the phone when I read the new headline about an hour ago. Good thing I was on mute, otherwise everyone would think I was really into master data management.

    I thought he was going to ride this through. After all, he's popular in his district. Guess that this mileage reimbursement was the last straw.
    ( Spin off question: What is with these US and UK politicians and claiming absurd expenses? )

    I'm not sure this is going to be a Democratic pick-up. This district is R+11 per Cook.
    Agreed, I don't think the Dems will pick this up.

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    Re: Rep. Aaron Schock will resign effective March 31st

    Damn shame. I liked him when he was first elected. A fresh young face, attractive, excellent! But then he took total advantage of his power, and the lavish spending was out of control. Too bad, but the last thing we need are more unethical Congressmen. We already have enough. Hopefully he learned a lesson. I wish him well.
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    Re: Rep. Aaron Schock will resign effective March 31st

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    That is a BLISTERING first paragraph to a story
    You know whats scary to me though, and it's the same thing in Canada and the UK when it comes to all this expense stuff that's come out over the last few years...

    These particular cases we see in the media can't have been the only ones.

    It takes a culture of abuse to reach the point where you're brazen enough to misuse public funds in this manner and to this extent.

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    Re: Rep. Aaron Schock will resign effective March 31st

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    You know whats scary to me though, and it's the same thing in Canada and the UK when it comes to all this expense stuff that's come out over the last few years...

    These particular cases we see in the media can't have been the only ones.

    It takes a culture of abuse to reach the point where you're brazen enough to misuse public funds in this manner and to this extent.
    Its probably a safe bet that the majority of current House/Senate members have misused public funds.

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    Re: Aaron Schock to resign amid spending scandal

    Quote Originally Posted by Dem View Post
    First I heard of this...

    We don't need individuals like this in office....Sad, but if we removed individuals like this there wouldn't be much left! LOL

    Aaron Schock to resign amid spending scandal - CNN.com

    Washington (CNN)Embattled Rep. Aaron Schock announced Tuesday he would resign his seat at the end of the month, in the wake of a congressional ethics investigation into reports that he used taxpayer money to fund lavish trips and events.

    In a statement, he said he was stepping down "with a heavy heart," having given his constituents "my all over the last six years."

    "But the constant questions over the last six weeks have proven a great distraction that has made it too difficult for me to serve the people of the 18th District with the high standards that they deserve and which I have set for myself," he added.

    Politico first reported on Tuesday afternoon that Schock would step down. The news marks the end of an embarrassing chapter for the former GOP rising star congressman known for his Instagram account and a memorable shirtless appearance on the cover of Men's Health magazine.


    It is one of the leading causes of problems in politics and it spans all ideologies. The pull of the fast life, through no end of lobbyists, is just too much for them...

    And in the end they usually claim unfamiliarity with the rules..

    http://lethbridgeherald.com/news/nat...expense-rules/

    Disgraced Senator Mike Duffy faces 31 charges relating to alleged breach of trust, fraud and bribery. In laying the charges, the RCMP described two “avenues” directly relating to the expenses issue – his filing of living expenses for his secondary residence in Ottawa, and the filing of travel expenses for trips they allege were not for Senate business.
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    Re: Rep. Aaron Schock will resign effective March 31st

    He should prosecuted and made to pay back all the money he stole with interest and penalties! I sure don't wish him well, what a scumbag. A year in jail might be nice even if its only very minimum security.
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    Re: Rep. Aaron Schock will resign effective March 31st

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    You know whats scary to me though, and it's the same thing in Canada and the UK when it comes to all this expense stuff that's come out over the last few years...

    These particular cases we see in the media can't have been the only ones.

    It takes a culture of abuse to reach the point where you're brazen enough to misuse public funds in this manner and to this extent.


    See my post above and Google "Mike Duffy" a former colleague of mine on Parliament hill
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    Re: Rep. Aaron Schock will resign effective March 31st

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    And just for fun, the criticism of him is absolutely bi partisan

    Aaron Shock should find a different job (National Review)



    That is a BLISTERING first paragraph to a story
    Oh, he was the Downton Abbey guy. OK. Yeah, this guy basically appears to have seen his congressional seat as his personal checkbook.
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    Re: Rep. Aaron Schock will resign effective March 31st

    It's difficult to imagine a corrupt politician in this day and age, shameful!

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