Nancy Pelosi has been in charge of the House since the Democrats were sworn in following the 2006 elections. On the night of their victory, she said this:
“The American people voted to restore integrity and honesty in Washington, D.C., and the Democrats intend to lead the most honest, most open and most ethical Congress in history…”
And so, in 2010, we have no budget – so the Democrats don’t have to explain their insane spending levels to voters. We have secret deals and backroom payoffs to pass health care “reform” that the voters did not want. And we have a Congressional Democrat paying back a secret “loan” only when the FBI and the media begin to ask questions:
Queens Congressman Gregory Meeks made no payments for three years on a secret $40,000 personal loan – and repaid the cash only when the FBI started asking questions, the Daily News has learned.
Meeks received a check for $40,000 from Queens businessman Ed Ahmad in January 2007 to finish paying off his new $830,000 home, two sources familiar with the matter said.
There was no discussion about interest rates, due dates or collateral requirements for the loan, the sources said, and Meeks did not report it on his 2007 and 2008 financial disclosure forms.
The congressman made no payments on the loan until early last month, a few weeks after the FBI questioned Ahmad about the check, the sources said.
That’s when Meeks sent Ahmad a check for $59,000, having tacked on an annual interest rate of about 12.5%, the sources said.
Do please go over and read the entire open, honest and ethical Congressman explain his loan and his family’s needs.
Oh, and the felonies that the Congressman appears to have committed.
Makes you feel all tingly doesn’t it?
Politicians of both parties have made criminal behavior a way of life in politics for years and years. But the irony here is the solemn pledge by Pelosi. Look what she delivered.
* Crime committed in 2005, but not convicted until 2009 after voters turned him out of office in 2008.
** Bad behavior for many, many years. Just got caught, though.