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Not that long ago a headline like this would have been scandalous. It would’ve owned the headlines across all major news outlets.
It would be the main conversation at work and home. We’d all be tuning in to find out exactly what happened and how she got caught.
But not anymore.
Now, the only place we’ll hear about the criminal activities of liberal politicians is on conservative news outlets like ragingpatriot.com. The mainstream media doesn’t concern itself with the atrocities of the liberals. In fact, they’ll help hide their crimes by refusing to discuss it.
Which is why you’ve never heard this story until now.
Democrat politician, Maxine Waters from California has given her daughter over 1.2 million dollars in the last ten years. And get this- it was all done legally!
That’s not a bad payday- just over 100k a year. That’s more than 99% of America makes in two years!
Apparently, politicians can do whatever they like with their campaign funds- like hand it over to family for doing nothing. What’s more concerning is how Rep. Waters supporters seem oblivious to how their money was spent. If they knew would they support it? Let’s not try to get in the head of a liberal, we don’t need that pain.
Republican Texas Representative, Pat Fallon is stepping up and introducing legislation to stop these nefarious acts. He’s dubbed it the Family and Integrity to Reform Elections Act, and it would prevent campaign funds from going directly to a candidate’s family member.
It’s ok if you laughed at the “Integrity” part of the act. I did. As if liberals have any sense of how integrity works.
Rep. Fallon also made sure the bill would hold those candidates responsible for violating the act. We need more of this- holding lawmakers accountable when they break the rules.
Fallon stated this to the Daily Caller:
“The Family Integrity to Reform Elections (FIRE) Act is a critical step to reducing nepotistic practices in American campaigns. Allowing direct family members to be on the take of campaigns must come to an end. For example, Maxine Waters, the worst perpetrator, has given her daughter over $1.1 million in campaign funds. This is utterly egregious, and I will not stand by as the integrity of our elections is further diminished.”
The bill would be Waters in deep water.
The Washington Examiner gave us the truth regarding Water’s campaign funds:
“Waters’ campaign shelled out $8,000 in September to Karen Waters, a surplus to the over $1 million her daughter has raked in from the campaign since 2003, according to Federal Election Commission filings. But scrutiny over lawmakers paying family members with campaign money has heightened as of late, with some Republicans aiming to bar the practice through legislation.”
“The over $1 million given to Karen Waters, including the $8,000, has been for slate-mailer operations. Karen Waters has also been paid for things such as “administrative services,” “fundraising,” and “rally expenses,” according to filings. Waters came under fire a few months ago for paying daughter another $24,000 in campaign cash during the most recent quarter,” the outlet added.
The New York Post had a similar report:
“The Family Integrity to Reform Elections (FIRE) Act, to be introduced by Rep. Pat Fallon (R-Texas) on Monday, would bar any candidate running for federal office from compensating immediate family members for campaign services.”
“It is currently legal for lawmakers to employ family members to work on campaigns. However, Federal Election Commission regulations prohibit paying candidate relatives a salary unless they are ‘providing bona fide services to the campaign” and the salary represents “fair market value of the services provided.’
“The legislation – first reviewed by The Post – would extend the ban to any political committee ‘established, maintained or controlled by a candidate or an individual holding Federal office’ – blocking any current lawmaker from compensating a family member for working on their campaign,” the report added.
Maxine Waters isn’t the only one to hand a hefty payout to her family. Ilhan Omar gave her husband $2.9 million from her campaign funds. James Clyburn dished out over $200k to his family members- all of it from his campaign funds.
“The numbers speak for themselves,” Fallon said. “Americans are sick of politicians abusing their voters’ hard-earned money. This modern-day spoils system must end. My bill shines light on shady campaign finance practices while punishing those who take advantage of these funds to enrich their families.”
While this practice may currently be legal it doesn’t make it ethical or right. The leaders of our free nation should know better.