|06-25-2006, 08:22 PM||#1|
Mo' holla fo' yo' dolla!
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Hastert, other Republicans make Crooked Deals
Lawmakers' Profits Are Scrutinized
Hastert and Others Defend Land Gains
By Jonathan Weisman
Washington Post Staff Writer
Thursday, June 22, 2006; Page A01
House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) made a $2 million profit last year on the sale of land 5 1/2 miles from a highway project that he helped to finance with targeted federal funds.
A Republican House member from California, meanwhile, received nearly double what he paid for a four-acre parcel near an Air Force base after securing $8 million for a planned freeway interchange 16 miles away. And another California GOP congressman obtained funding in last year's highway bill for street improvements near a planned residential and commercial development that he co-owns.
Remember when they tried to hang Roger Clinton for making money off his brother's presidency?
The GOP just steals millions and, since they're the majority, it's all legal.