Last week the Washington Post reported that Rep Jackson Lee steered millions of tax dollars to the university where her husband worked.The report says Jackson Lee helped send more than $5 million to the University of Houston while her husband was vice president of student affairs.
The Washington Post story said the lawmaker had helped obtain four congressional earmarks for the school totaling about $5.3 million since 2009. The report cited $2.4 million for a “National Wind Energy Center,” $476,000 for a “Center for Clean Fuels and Power Generation,” $400,000 for teacher training and professional development and $2 million for the wind center.
The report said Jackson Lee sought another $16.5 million for the university in 2011 — money that was blocked by the earmark moratorium adopted by the GOP-led Congress.
“I saw pictures of Boehner and Cantor on our screens (at the convention). Don’t ever let me see again, in life, those Republicans in our hall, on our screens, talking about anything. These are demons,” she told the crowd. “They are bringing down this country, destroying this country, because they’d rather do whatever they can do destroy this president rather than for the good of this country.”
If Waters was nice she would hire an exorcist to come and drive the demons out of the GOP leadership. Maybe she could use some of that Tarp money she directed toward her husband’s bank to pay for the exorcist. Oh wait…Waters says those charges are racist (perhaps the ethics committee eats Count Chockula for breakfast).
Waters’ attack on her colleagues is the typical venom flowing from the California Congresswoman’s mouth. Some of her verbal nastiness includes, Obama’s political opponents are trying to kill him, the tea party can go straight to hell, and my personal favorite the tea party supports slavery just to name a few.
Call it peter principal, call it political corruption or being out of touch, these two representatives are perfect examples of politicians who should be thrown out of office. If stupid and nasty is bad, stupid, nasty and corrupt should be considered beyond the tipping point.