Did you know that when you donate to a congressman’s campaign, he can take those funds and pay off family members and friends s/he hires? When you donate, keep that in mind. It’s all legal.
Congress can vote in any entitlement for themselves that they want. We need a special committee – an elected committee – that decides benefits and salaries for Congress. We can’t trust them on their own.
Rep. Bobby Rush (D., Ill.) has given hundreds of thousands of dollars in donated campaign funds to the church he founded, to his wife and other family members since 2002.
He gave another $14 million in taxpayer-backed government grants to a wellness center associated with the former Black Panther’s non-denominational church in Chicagoland.
His wife was paid tens of thousands as a consultant from his campaign committee which turned out to be 25% of the campaign’s expenditures. She must have given some great advice.
Rep. Rush’s brother Marion also got $10,000 from the committee. His son, Flynn pocketed hundreds and his sister Judy got $800 as a receptionist. There were three others.
Hundreds of thousands from campaign funds went to his church. The flow of money continued from 2002 on.
He also got a $100,000 earmark and nearly $300,000 grant from the DoJ for the church’s wellness center.
Between 2008 and 2016, the wellness center was awarded more than $14 million in government contracts, mainly from the Department of Health and Human Services, according to public records.
He hasn’t bothered to pay any taxes for these entities he owns. He’s been less than reputable in reporting.
Using campaign funds to pay off relatives and friends is perfectly legal!
No room for corruption there!
Rush once said, “Raul Castro was a very engaging, down-to-earth and kind man, someone who I would favor as a neighbor. It was almost like visiting an old friend.”
Nothing like having former Black Panters and Communists in Congress.
We recently posted an article on another congressman who did exactly that, open borders Rep. Luis Gutierrez.
We don’t want to simply pick on these congressmen, it’s a common practice. Read about it here and both parties do it.