Oct 28 2011

Left Wing Corruption & Greed

Published by at 8:26 am under All General Discussions

There is a huge story out that illustrates how liberal policies to help the needy actually end up being ways for greedy left wingers to steal tax payer money and live high on all our hard work. This is just the tip of the iceberg folks:

Eleven people were charged on Thursday in an enormous fraud scheme in which hundreds of Long Island Rail Road workers falsely claimed to have disabling injuries, with some of them collecting tens of thousands of dollars in annual pensions while spending time playing golf, law enforcement officials said.

The fraudulent payouts in the scheme, officials estimate, could end up costing a federal pension agency more than $1 billion if fully disbursed.

Ten of the defendants were taken into custody early Thursday at their homes by agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and state investigators, officials said. They included seven former railroad workers, including a former union president; a former federal railroad pension agency employee who helped the workers file claims; a doctor; and a doctor’s office manager. A second doctor is expected to surrender on Friday.

Think about it while your at work today struggling to make ends meet. These damn fee-loaders stole your income (in the form of federal taxes) and used it to live high on the hog. They stole food and a college education from your kids or a vacation for your family.

How about this story:

Two lobbyists with no prior teaching experience were allowed to count their years as union employees toward a state teacher pension once they served a single day of subbing in 2007, a Tribune/WGN-TV investigation has found.

Steven Preckwinkle, the political director for the Illinois Federation of Teachers, and fellow union lobbyist David Piccioli were the only people who took advantage of a small window opened by lawmakers a few months earlier.

The legislation enabled union officials to get into the state teachers pension fund and count their previous years as union employees after quickly obtaining teaching certificates and working in a classroom. They just had to do it before the bill was signed into law.

These two con artists stole retirement money from teachers! What about all those who got rich at Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac when they tanked the housing market with their risky loan schemes? What about all those Solyndra’s out there blowing our money on boondoggles and oak paneled board rooms while raking in 7 figure salaries? What about the great CO2 con and how we are taxed for being a carbon based life form?

This is why the federal government needs to be dramatically cut down to size so We The People are the ones spending our money on our needs.

8 responses so far

8 Responses to “Left Wing Corruption & Greed”

  1. dhunter says:

    Good post AJ. This is why even though he is the best at the debates, Newt cannot and is not trusted. He bellied up to the global baloney bar with Nancy Pelosi along for a free drink from the taxpayers.
    Huntsman also, is a true believer. Doesn’t matter that Newt tries to weasel out now, he is the consumate DC insider and in a climate such as this I hope to hell the people are not dumb enough to buy the media and two party spin and elect a big government solutions guy a la Romney, Newt or Huntsman.
    There is no bigger form of big government than government run healthcare and no more expensive a taxpayer rippoff currently than Fannie, Freddie, Obamacare, Romneycare and Green Energy solutions.
    Although, Barrack Hussein, The Lyin kING, would try to turn the 1 trillion dollar student loan program into just such a rippoff.
    As someone, Rush, I believe said yesterday as soon as the government forces We The People, through our tax dollars to back student loans, the universities, teachers unions and tenored pampered professional students will raise their fees. They just did by 8 – 10 % and it is we who will pay off those Ivy League and Private School loans after 20 years of 10% of income payments by the yutes, nowhere in the Lyin kINGS most recent vote buying give away did I see any responsibility on the part of the parents for the debts their kids run up.
    Entry level jobs will not be able to pay off Ivy League or private school educations at 10% of income over 20 years.
    I paid mine, everyone else should have skin in this game and have to pay theirs, but not in “The Liar Who Would Be kING”s world.

  2. WWS says:

    I agree with you completely about Newt, dhunter. Even met him once. Charming, brilliant man – wouldn’t trust him as far as I could throw him. And if you can’t trust someone then it doesn’t matter how many other good attributes they have.

    There’s been a rash of corruption stories out recently – Napolitano conspiring with Holder to kill any Fast and Furious investigation; Sibelius now implicated in authorizing the shredding of incriminating documents connected to a major abortion case while she was governor of Kansas (ah, so THAT’S why Obama knew she was right for his team!) And then there was a reminder from the FBI of just how many open investigations they had going on involving ex-Congressman Murtha, along with the fact that they pretty much knew that for years he had run a massive federal contractor kickback scheme out of his congressional office.

    At least that last story isn’t all bad; it makes me smile whenever I remember that Murtha is dead, and that it wasn’t a good death at all. (Apparently his free, government provided VA doctors killed him by botching a routine surgery and then covered up their incompetence with bureacratese. True Justice, at last!)

  3. dhunter says:

    Is it any wonder we never see politicians perp walked and that we will never see Obama or Holder impeached, as they should be, when in fact the FBI knew Murta was a dirty rotten crook and nada, nothing, crickets, not even a media leak as to what he was doing?
    Where was Sanitorium? wasn’t he PA? why wasn’t he squawkin about that corrupt clown then?
    Martha Stewart, Wesley Snipes, Scooter Libby all to jail for lesser crimes than Charlie Rangle, Timmothy Geithner, John Murtha, Chris Dodd, Barney Frank, Barrack Hussein Obama.
    DC is a rats next that needs disinfecting with extreme prejudice!

  4. crosspatch says:

    Oh the corruption runs deep. It isn’t even limited to unions. How about political indoctrination of school children?


    How about members of teachers unions that are members of the North Dakota Study Group (note, this group is national, is not limited to North Dakota, I think the name is smoke to put people off the scent).


    Their web page says:

    is a diverse network of progressive educators dedicated to advocacy for useful, fair, and democratic ways to document and assess children’s learning and offering a criticism of educational reform and practice in the light of an enduring concern with democracy and the estate of childhood.

    But they are described in another place as:

    a diverse network of progressive educators dedicated to advocacy for useful, fair, and democratic education.

    Note the word “progressive” is missing from their web site but is not missing from various foundations that support the group.

  5. momdear1 says:

    The disability rip off is so wide spread that one health care worker reported that over 85% of hospital admissions in one state were on Medicare and Medicaid disability insurance. Doctors readily sign on to helping these free loaders get on govt. assistance in areas where jobs are Scarce so they can have paying patients. the number of people on medical disability from fed. govt. jobs is appaling. Reports that people qualified for disability because of flat feet, Nerves, and other trivial complaints are common. One man worked at a government military installation while he went to school at night and learned a trade. He then incorporated in his wife’s name, got his medical retirement for flat feet with full govt. employee benefits, and
    worked full time at the trade. that was over 20 years ago. He is now worth over a million, has five full times employees and still draws his govt. disability check and benefits. He is not an isolated case. One woman said she got on disability because of nerves. when asked if she thougth she really deserved it she said, “You’r G_D right I deserve it. that SOB I was working for was driving me crazy.” We need to get back to the “If you don’t work, you don’t eat.” system. My opinion is that if someone would rather starve to death than go out and get a job and earn some money sohe can buy himself something to eat, he wouldn’t have made a very good citizen anyway.

  6. crosspatch says:

    In my city practically every single cop and fireman retires with a “disability” retirement. That means that 50% of their pension payment is tax free, so it is like getting extra pension money. So not only do they spike the pensions by running people through a high paying job for one year, but then they get an extra 50% tax benefit by claiming “disability”.

    San Jose, California actually had a guy who was making them justify the disability. He was a doctor and was requiring review and a second opinion. The unions wanted him fired, don’t know if they succeeded in doing so.

  7. kathie says:

    Now Obama is saying that he doesn’t begrudge wealthy people their money……..great news, he finally understands that he REALLY needs the earners to keep earning so he can take their money and spread it around.

    I guess class war isn’t working so well, so the Obama crowd is refining their message. Will people buy it again?

  8. WWS says:

    oh herman…. (double facepalm)