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Scandal-Plagued Maxine Waters Top Dem on Banking Committee

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Judicial Watch

A famously corrupt—and seemingly untouchable—congresswoman renowned for abusing her power to enrich family members is set to hold a ranking position on the powerful House committee that oversees the nation’s financial services industries.

Even for Washington this is a bit much. Democrats have chosen a scandal-plagued college, veteran Congresswoman Maxine Waters, to be the ranking member on the House Financial Services Committee despite her many transgressions over the years. The influential congresswoman has helped family members make more than $1 million through business ventures with companies and causes that she has helped, according to her hometown newspaper.

A few years ago Waters was investigated by the House Ethics Committee for steering $12 million in federal bailout funds to a failing Massachusetts bank (that subsequently got shut down by the government) in which she and her board member husband held shares. Read all about it in Waters’ profile on Judicial Watch’s 2011 “Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians.”list.

Waters has also come under fire for skirting federal elections rules with a shady fundraising gimmick that allows her to receive unlimited amounts of donations from certain contributors. For years the veteran Los Angeles lawmaker has raked in hundreds of thousands of dollars in short periods of time by selling her endorsement to other politicians and political causes for as much as $45,000 a pop instead of raising most of her campaign funds from individuals and political action committees.

Never the less, Waters has been chosen by her party leaders to be their top representative on the Financial Services Committee which has jurisdiction over all issues pertaining to the economy, the banking system, monetary policy and international finance. The announcement was made last week by the House Democratic Caucus steering and policy committee, which is controlled by none other than Nancy Pelosi, the former House Speaker who used the U.S. Air Force as her personal airline.

 

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  1. Doc

    December 11th, 2012

    Another rancid old bitch that belongs in prison!

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  2. Billy Fuster

    December 11th, 2012

    Maxine Waters represents the best Washington D.C. has to offer. Make sure you send in extra tax dollars to show your appreciation for her and her wonderful colleagues.

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  3. Mr. Happy

    December 11th, 2012

    I’m really amazed that she could be so corrupt, and so stupid, for so long, and then find herself on the House banking committee.
    Ann Barnhardt is right.
    There REALLY IS no rule of law, and not any pretense of one, unless it’s to crack us Hobbits over the head and grind us into submission.

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  4. Pearl Clutcher

    December 11th, 2012

    I know it is wrong but still I am LMAO @ the caption (Retard-CA)

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  5. 123321123321

    December 11th, 2012

    One thing about it, I don’t think Obama would have a problem throwing this useful idiot under the bus if he thought it would make him look good!

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  6. grayscape

    December 11th, 2012

    Hey black people in South-central LA – wanna know why you live in misery like slaves on a plantation?

    Because you VOTE for this goddamn bitch every 2 years…

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  7. Racist

    December 11th, 2012

    Of course Party leaders chose her. They know where ther stand with her… “This Liberal will be all about Socializuhh uhh ahh umm Basically, um The govt taking over and running all yo binesses”!

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  8. Sadie Sue

    December 11th, 2012

    Best picture I have seen of Ms Waters. LOL!

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  9. Moe tom

    December 11th, 2012

    Damn! I was just about to sit down to dinner. Fu*k it, lost my appitite. I’ll have two vodka martunies and try again later. That spittle was just too much.

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  10. Unneutral

    December 11th, 2012

    Is there a relationship between ugliness and corruption?

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  11. Moe tom

    December 11th, 2012

    Are there any Americans left in the democrat party?
    House Finance committee? Oh forfucksake! Just Google “Maxine Waters threatening Oil Executives” with taking over their companies. Are there any Americans left in Congress? Where is our country going?

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  12. Jerry Manderin

    December 11th, 2012

    Just for the record people. That photo of Maxine Waters was NOT altered in any way, shape, or form.

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  13. KF

    December 11th, 2012

    She’s an idiot puppet. I doubt she could keep a minimum wage job for very long. Shes not very bright so she can Be easily led and bribed from behind the scene. She’s a devout Marxist which is common with low-intellect people who want to get even with someone. Her skin pigmentation will keep any legitimate allegations of corruption and incompetence from doing any damage thanks to cultural Marxism. She’s the perfect choice for the Democrat party for this position.

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  14. Wyatt, Insensitive Progressive Jerk

    December 11th, 2012

    Maxine Waters is a minority who promises, and frequently delivers the free government goodies to her constituents, who are also minorities. That is why they keep sending her back to Washington. She would probably have to kill someone to lose any re-election bid, and even then it’s iffy.

    Unfortunately, much of Washington works on the seniority system, instead of the merit system. The longer Maxine is in Congress, the more plum assignments she can garner. It doesn’t matter if she is corrupt – she hasn’t been convicted of anything and that trumps competence and ethics.

    A screwed up system for sure.

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  15. Moe tom

    December 11th, 2012

    Wyatt. Did the Founders ever imagine this? Some one said, and I read it some time ago, that our system of government can only function properly with moral and decent people.

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  16. Czar of Defenestration

    December 11th, 2012

    You photoshopped books behind her…that’s RAAAAAACIST!

    *Everyone* knows blacks can’t read.

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  17. Nutjob

    December 11th, 2012

    KF, Wyatt, Moe Tom,

    COuldn’t have said it any better.

    This ignorant classless moron was put there for a reason…….her belief.

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  18. FreeMan & Sarah Intend to Defend

    December 11th, 2012

    Last time I saw a mouth like that I was pulling it into my boat.

    I threw it back at once.

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  19. Navy Squid

    December 11th, 2012

    You do realize that labeling her “retard” is the ultimate insult to retards throughout the world? I mean, even retards have standards!!

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  20. Ten Megaton

    December 11th, 2012

    *Everyone* knows blacks can’t read.

    But they sure sweat when they try.

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  21. Tim

    December 12th, 2012

    Just like the USSR and Nazi Germany – they don’t even try to hide their corruption and immorality.

    The Demonrats have gone full-bore criminal.

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