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January 17, 2010 – Comments (13)

Who's In Charge

Can you imagine working for a company that has a little more than 500 employees and has the following statistics:

29 have been accused of spousal abuse
7 have been arrested for fraud
19 have been accused of writing bad checks
117 have directly or indirectly bankrupted at least 2 businesses
3 have done time for assault
71 cannot get a credit card due to bad credit
14 have been arrested on drug-related charges
8 have been arrested for shoplifting
21 are currently defendants in lawsuits
84 have been arrested for drunk driving in the last year

Can you guess which organization this is?

It's the 535 members of the United States Congress. The same group that cranks out hundreds of new laws each year designed to keep the rest of us in line.

13 Comments – Post Your Own

#1) On January 17, 2010 at 12:46 PM, Teacherman1 (47.89) wrote:

Don't know where you got that information CATO, but thanks for posting it.

Maybe that is why, even when Bush's rating was at the bottom, it was still higher than that enjoyed by Congress.

Have a great Sunday. 

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#2) On January 17, 2010 at 12:52 PM, NOTvuffett (< 20) wrote:

And they are mostly Democrats!, lol.

 

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#3) On January 17, 2010 at 1:20 PM, eldemonio (98.69) wrote:

Thanks for the post - here's the link to the article.  Kind of makes you sick to know who these people are.  As I write this, I am watching scumbag Eliot Spitzer talk about Wall Street immorality. 

http://www.capitolhillblue.com/node/4259

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#4) On January 17, 2010 at 1:38 PM, kdakota630 (29.62) wrote:

I'd take that report with a grain of salt:

http://www.snopes.com/politics/crime/congress.asp

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#5) On January 17, 2010 at 2:26 PM, devoish (97.24) wrote:

29 have been accused of spousal abuse

As has more than half of all divorced men.


7 have been arrested for fraud

What? No convictions?


19 have been accused of writing bad checks

Accused is not convicted.


117 have directly or indirectly bankrupted at least 2 businesses

Bet we have to stretch  to claim that. 

3 have done time for assault

Which three?

71 cannot get a credit card due to bad credit

Which 71?

14 have been arrested on drug-related charges

Any convictions?

8 have been arrested for shoplifting

Any convictions?

 21 are currently defendants in lawsuits

It courage to run for Congress and be exposed to attack, legal, verbal, or blogged.

84 have been arrested for drunk driving in the last year.

Which 84?

Some people will believe anything.

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#6) On January 17, 2010 at 2:36 PM, starbucks4ever (98.15) wrote:

Was it the SAME 535 employees or did the bad stuff happen over, say, the whole last century?

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#7) On January 17, 2010 at 2:41 PM, MGDG (35.33) wrote:

This report purports to show that 65% of our politicians are implicated or associated with committing criminal, fraudulent, financial or morally dubious acts. This report is more than 10 years old, it has to be 75% now.

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#8) On January 17, 2010 at 2:43 PM, jddubya (< 20) wrote:

#4

Classic - great find!

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#9) On January 17, 2010 at 3:56 PM, catoismymotor (< 20) wrote:

MGDG, Thanks for making that point clear. This is not a current report. It is a few years old. I appologise for forgetting to post this fact. I thought I attached the link to the source article. Now I have to to retrace my steps  to find it.

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#10) On January 17, 2010 at 4:10 PM, catoismymotor (< 20) wrote:

Here is the link to the source material so you can reach your own conclusions.

My best to you all. Enjoy your Sunday!

 

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#11) On January 17, 2010 at 9:06 PM, devoish (97.24) wrote:

cato,

#9 - it wasn't true then either, even if I would like to believe it of the Republican Congress.

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#12) On January 18, 2010 at 9:50 AM, RVAspeculator (29.75) wrote:

Wow...  I got this exact e-mail forwarded to me back in 1998...  I cannot believe it is still making its rounds around the old interweb.

snopes is the best way to sniff out these e-mail forward scams.

http://www.snopes.com/politics/crime/congress.asp

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#13) On January 22, 2010 at 5:25 PM, eskatonic (29.19) wrote:

are you going to post about the Good Times virus next?

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