Wow, some interesting developments this morning! Governor McDonnell and his wife actually indicted for corruption charges for accepting gifts from wealthy donor/friend.
On the Democrats side , Harry Reid has been hit with an ethics charge for pushing through visas for foreign investors for a casino and hotel in his state whose attorney just happens to be his son!! Funny enough but the man involved at the State Department who went over the head of Homeland Security to get him the visas was Alejandro Mayorkas, who also was in cahoots with Hillary Clinton’s brother and Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe who also got questionable visas for Chinese investors for McAuliffe’s Greentech Electric cars.
I am all for indicting all Politicians who break the law and exploit their offices for their own personal gain. However, the question is “will all the Politicians who have been involved with questionable and illegal activities be indicted or punished equally? We have been waiting for the results of Terry McAuliffe’s investigation way before the governor’s race. Should one be able to run for public office when they are currently under investigation for defrauding the public trust?
Why was Senator Rangel. Democrat and Chairman for the Ways and Means Committee at the time of the charges, allowed to slip under the criminal charges fence when he decided not to pay taxes on his Punta Cana Rental Villa? Charging $500-1000 per night, it was rented fully between December and April. First he blamed his wife and then the language barrier, ” every time I thought I was getting somewhere they’d start speaking Spanish.” I’m not sure but do you think this excuse would work for any American citizen who conveniently forgot to pay taxes on a villa they owned and rented year round on their taxes? Highly doubtful!
I could fill an encyclopedia with the illegal activities of our public representatives who were never held accountable for their actions. So my question now is ” Why are Politicians allowed to get away with criminal activity that any American would be thrown in jail for, just because they are in public office? I would hope that because they are in public office they would be held more accountable for their actions because they represent the people and in most cases have defrauded that trust as well as the people’s purse. I guess when you are in office, what is good for the goose is definitely not so good for the gander!by