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Showtalk
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From: Showtalk 

Jan-6

He is probably relieved to be leaving.  The timing was good for a new job.

WALTER784

From: WALTER784 

Jan-6

Yes... finally out of the D.C. swamp!

I wish him all the best.

FWIW

 

Showtalk
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From: Showtalk 

Jan-7

He was relentless at his job, he deserves to retire.  They all do. I vote for term limits.

WALTER784

From: WALTER784 

Jan-7

Showtalk said...

He was relentless at his job, he deserves to retire.  They all do. I vote for term limits.

I think a good majority of people would like to see some kind of term limits put into place, but I doubt that any of them currently in office would vote for limiting their posh jobs to shorter terms.

FWIW

Showtalk
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From: Showtalk 

Jan-8

Politicians will stop it.  They couldn’t hold offices for 30+ years with term limits.

WALTER784
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From: WALTER784 

Jan-24

Schumer and Graham absolutely need to go...

Chuck Schumer’s hidden secret in the Defense Spending Bill is causing head-scratching confusion

January 20, 2022

It’s no surprise to Americans anymore that Congressional officials financially benefit from legislative acts.
 
But one particular addition from Chuck Schumer and Lindsey Graham may just be the most eye-opening of all.
 
Because Chuck Schumer’s hidden secret in the Defense Spending Bill is causing head-scratching confusion.
 
The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) sent the Defense Department $768 billion dollars this year.
 
The money is to cover a vast array of programs for the Pentagon in the name of National Security.
 
It’s an annual boon for the Defense Industrial Complex, which now has a head scratching new member – an Indian casino.
 
In a head-scratching addition, Chuck Schumer and Lindsay Graham joined forces to slip in a provision to help a South Carolina-based Indian Tribe open a casino in neighboring North Carolina.
 
Huh?
 
As weird as that sounds, RollCall reports there’s big money at stake for the Tribe, writing the “Catawba Indian Nation and the developers it worked with to build and run the $273 million, 14,700-square-foot casino in Kings Mountain, N.C., about 35 miles from the tribe’s reservation near the city of Rock Hill, S.C.”
 
Tribes want to operate casinos off-reservation because on-reservation casinos are often subject to state gambling laws that prohibit some types of gambling.
 
Lobbyists receiving large paychecks from casino backers, as well as handsome campaign contributions all played their part in the bipartisan land grab.
 
Last year House Majority Whip James Clyburn, arguably the second most powerful Democrat in the House behind Pelosi, brought the Catawba Indian Nation Lands Act to the House floor—in an attempt to ratify the Department of Interiors permission to grant North Carolina land to the tribe in order to create the desired casino.
 
And after boatloads of campaign cash to Graham, Clyburn and presumably Schumer, the skids were greased to slip it into the NDAA.
 
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Showtalk
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From: Showtalk 

Jan-24

A casino is defense related? Graham has joined the side of lunacy.

WALTER784
Staff

From: WALTER784 

Jan-24

Showtalk said...

A casino is defense related? Graham has joined the side of lunacy.

Yep... I think it's to defend their income after they're jailed... you know... the casino 10% secret kickback for those who helped push the legislation through.

FWIW

Showtalk
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From: Showtalk 

Jan-28

Graham gets a kickback? But he always seems to honest.  j/k, I don’t care for him at all.

WALTER784
Staff

From: WALTER784 

Jan-28

Why else would he be in on such a crazy scheme if he didn't get something out of it?

FWIW

  • Edited January 28, 2022 10:30 pm  by  WALTER784
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