Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Taxpayer Funded Corruption

It turns out that taxpayer dollars have been paying settlements to his sexual harassment allegations in Congress.  Legal Insurrection reports:
Minnesota Democrat Senator Al Franken. Michigan Democrat Representative John Conyers. Who is next? It could be anyone! A Washington Post report from a few weeks ago showed that the “Office of Compliance has paid more than $17 million for 264 settlements and awards to federal employees for violations of various employment rules” since 1997. This includes sexual harassment.
That's utter bullshit.  Taxpayer dollars should not be a hush-fund slush-fund for Congressional wrongdoing.  That's wrong, and if a Congressman does wrong, let him (or her) pay it out of their personal pocket, not the taxpayer pocket. As the allegations mount and the corruption becomes more public, it seems that the taxpayer will be forking over a lot of cash.


Old NFO said...

I want that list to be made public! Sooner rather than later!!!

Anonymous said...

Agree with Old NFO. Notice how the celebrities and politicians clammed up big time on taking a stand of misconduct. Went from 'hang them now' to 'lets find the facts first before we do anything'. All of them scared that past life will find someone accusing them of the same. Define where the line of 'sexual harrasment begins and ends - a very broad line.

Taxpayer funding for paying people off for their silence - the politicians seem to have neglected to mention that little perk. You want to act like a pig - your life. But asking the public for funding requires notification of use of those funds. Whoever they are, Republican / Democrat / Independent.