DELAY SETS THE BENCHMARK ON CORRUPTION.
TOM DELAY’S WIFE IS UNDER FBI INVESTIGATION FOR HAVING A RETIREMENT ACCOUNT SET UP BY, AND WITH GENEROUS CONTRIBUTIONS FROM,
A LOBBYIST, OF COURSE!
CONTRIBUTIONS ARE CLOSE TO A COOL HALF MIL….
How would you like to receive a generous salary, well over 100K per year, while having, at the same time, very liberal (that oh so loathed term that sends the Bush GOP into orbit) contributions made to your retirement account while “working” at home?
Working? Doing what? Looking up favorite GOP charities? How long did it take per week? 10-60 minutes tops?
What did you do, Christine, you, a God fearing conservative Christian, to earn such a splendid and generous salary and benefits package? Tell us, please, so that we can emulate you.
But this is nothing.
Alas, the icing on the cake of the GOP’s self perpetuating wealth making machinery extends into the next generation. DeLay’s daughter also received a liberal salary for “work” rendered to a best buddy lobbyist.
Nice. Nothing like strong family values and working hard for a living. Talk the talk but shirk the walk...the GOP’s mantra.
I found this piece on The Washington Post.com via The Huffington Post
A registered lobbyist opened a retirement account in the late 1990s for the wife of then-House Whip Tom DeLay (R-Tex.) and contributed thousands of dollars to it while also paying her a salary to work for him from her home in Texas, according to sources, documents and DeLay's attorney, Richard Cullen.
The account represents a small portion of the income that DeLay's family received from entities at least partly controlled by lobbyist Edwin A. Buckham. But the disclosure of its origin adds to what was previously known about the benefits DeLay's family received from its association with Buckham, and it brings the total over the past seven years to about half a million dollars.
An arm of the group paid Buckham a monthly consulting fee, and Buckham in turn employed its executive director as a consultant to his lobbying firm. The two of them shared a single office on the top floor of a townhouse owned by a nonprofit organization that Buckham created and directed. Buckham's role is relevant because from 2001 to Jan. 31, 2006, ARMPAC paid Christine DeLay; DeLay's daughter, Dani DeLay Ferro; and Ferro's Texas firm a total of $350,304 in political consulting fees and expenses, according to public records.
The Washington Post previously disclosed that from 1998 to 2002, Buckham's lobbying firm, Alexander Strategy Group, paid Christine DeLay a monthly salary averaging between $3,200 and $3,400. Cullen initially said the payments were for telephone calls she made periodically to the offices of certain members of Congress seeking the names of their favorite charities. Christine DeLay then forwarded that information to Buckham, along with some information about those charities.
FROM THE WASHINGTON POST.COM “Retirement Account of DeLay's Wife Traced”