Intro to Crooked Politician Finally Brought Down
The late John Murtha (Dum. PN) and Norman Dicks (Dum. WA) have stolen more money than even LBJ, who went to Washington in the early 1930s driving a 1922 jalopy and left in 1968 with 44-million in his bank account and owned banks and TV and radio stations across Texas. He went home to a 2200 acre ranch (called the Texas White House) that had its own airport. The only job Johnson ever had was that of a school teacher, at which he made $46.00 per month back in the 1920s. He made less than $800.000 during his time in the Federal Government.
Both Murtha and Dicks' family and friends have made hundreds of millions by their using their power to get them under- and over-the-table state and federal grants and contracts.
Nowadays, these political thieves put their assets in their family's names-and tell their constituents they're worth little to nothing. After getting caught, they simply resign, then skate out the door freely. Many of them won't leave after getting caught. Charles Rangle (Dum. NY) is an excellent example of that. The Dumborat led House Ethics Committee found him guilty of eleven violations and reprimanded him (a real joke). He stepped down from his post as boss dog of the Ways and Means Committee, where he presided as a king. He has refused to resign from office saying, let the people vote me out. You couldn't nuke this man out of his Harlem congressional seat.
Similarly, the late Dan Rostenkowski (Dum. ILL)-a known crook-having come right out of the sidewinderly crooked Cook County Machine in Chicago. (Has there ever been a decent politician from Illinois? I wouldn't dare ask, honest, but only decent?)