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Dems don't intend to return Madoff's stolen contributions to rightful owners

Discussion in 'U.S. Politics' started by Little-Acorn, Mar 12, 2009.

  1. Little-Acorn

    Little-Acorn Well-Known Member

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    Apparently Bernie Madoff was a heavy supporter of Democrats, and gave much of the money he stole, to Democrat candidates. Now it appears those candidates have no intention of returning the stolen loot to its rightful owners.

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    http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=91510

    Who'da thunk? Dems made off with Madoff loot!
    Wall Street swindler gave hundreds of thousands to candidates

    Posted: March 12, 2009
    10:31 am Eastern

    By Jerome R. Corsi

    NEW YORK – As Wall Street fund manager Bernard Madoff pleads guilty to 11 counts of criminal fraud in the largest investment Ponzi scheme in U.S. history, prominent Democratic politicians apparently have no intention of returning to Madoff's victims the more than $260,000 he contributed almost entirely to Democratic Party campaigns since the Clinton administration.

    While the mainstream media have given considerable coverage to the Madoff scandal, few reporters mention Madoff was a Democrat with a history of thousands of dollars in contributions to Democratic Party candidates.

    According to Federal Election Commission records, among Madoff's dozens of contributions to Democrats were the following:

    Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y.: $2,000 in 2002, $6,000 in 2004 and another $2,000 in 1998;

    Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y.: $1,000 in 2000

    House Majority Leader Richard Gephardt, D-Mo, presidential campaign: $2,000 in 2003;

    Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y.: $1,000 in 2001; $1,000 in 1998;

    Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J.: $10,200 in 2007; $1,000 in 2004;

    Gov. Jon Corzine, D-N.J.: $1,000 in 1999.

    Madoff appears to have gotten around rules limiting campaign contributions. For instance, he contributed not only to Schumer's campaign but also to a group called "The Friends of Schumer."

    Madoff appears to have contributed more than $100,000 to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee while Schumer was chairman, including a $25,000 contribution in 2005.

    The offices of Schumer and Rangel did not return WND phone calls asking for comment.

    Lautenberg's office referred the call to his attorney in Newark, Mike Griffinger, who also did not return WND's phone call.

    Corzine's office indicated he had donated Madoff's campaign contributions to charity.

    The State Department did not return a WND phone call asking about how Secretary of State Clinton planned to handle contributions Madoff made to her political campaigns.

    (Full text of the article can be read at the URL listed above)
     
  2. Cookie Parker

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    You are aware Jerrome Corsi is a known republican spinner, right?

    I dont' see where congress was the one who indicted him. I don't see where you are getting anything from your headline.

    Here's real news....

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090312/ap_on_bi_ge/madoff_scandal

     
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    Not as exciting as your lies, but then the truth shall set you free...:D
     
  4. Little-Acorn

    Little-Acorn Well-Known Member

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    Do liberals have ANY tactics besides changing the subject, attacking the messenger, calling names, and making unfounded accusations?

    Back to the subject:
    Madoff's criminal behaviore has been well known for many weeks now. It's odd that NONE of the people he gave some of the stolen money to, have prepared statements describing what they will do with it now that they know it was stolen property.

    Hopefully we will get updates on this soon as the situation of the recipients changes.
     
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    I did NOT change the subject...I gave YOUR subject credibility.

    BTW, he gave $25,000 to democrats in 2008...wonder how much more went to McCain?
     
  6. Cookie Parker

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    And let's not forget that this crime was KNOWN under The Bush camp back in early December 2008

    http://www.aim.org/aim-column/is-bernard-madoff-running-the-federal-government/

    Gee, let's see.....$25,000 to the democrats...and got away with Billions and scamming under Bush....wonder who Madoff favored the most?:D
     
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    We were both noticing the same thing!:D

    You know someone once told me that a little acorn was both a little nut and poisinous... don't know why that came to mind but...

    Note to all: Anytime you see the words like "the mainstream media hasn't covered or evil devil child mainstream media"... that's a Republicant snake oil salesman!:D

    If anyone believes that the Democrats aren't every bit as disgusted at Madoff ripping innocent investors off as everyone else... I feel a little sorry for you.




     
  8. Pandora

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    I had not thought about that but you are right, I also have not heard anyone who he donated money to say they are willing to give it back so the people he stole from can get some sort of compensation. I wonder why there is no outcry about it.
     
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    ....And, we've got WorldNutzDaily's word, on that, huh?

    Maybe you & the rest o' Porky Limbaugh's Dead-O-Heads should wait until this is verified, in one o' Rupert Murdoch's tabloids.

    :rolleyes:
     
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    WOW! $260,000 out of fifty billion! Why, that's 0.04% of the total stolen! Why, that would make a real difference!

    Of course, they should give back that 0.04%, if they still have it, which is doubtful, but what difference would it really make? The guy who lost $100,000 would get back four bucks. Why, he could go and buy a Starbucks with that.
     
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    Well its the point of it all. Who ever got donations, democrat or republican should return those funds.

    It is kind of strange because usually they run to return money like this before even asked or called out on it.
     
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    Yes, it is strange. It isn't really that much money in the scheme of politics, and it would be a great opportunity to grandstand.
     
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    I guess they could be trying to keep their own names from being connected to the guy. but no one knew he was a bad guy so its not a bad thing to have taken his donations, its just bad not to return them
     
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