January 08, 2006
What Lobbying Can Come To.
Abramoff pleaded guilty in Washington to charges of bribery, fraud and tax evasion and on Wednesday when he admitted having conspired to purchase casino boats fraudulently. The charges were brought after a federal investigation into influence peddling at the White House. The results pointed the finger of guilt at Abramoff. The scandal is sending more shock waves among the Republicans than through the media, as the investigations are likely to reveal more names in the coming days. Abramoff could implicate some lawmakers who accepted bribes. Those found guilty are certain to find themselves in jail in the coming months. The most damning comment on this affair came from David Boaz, executive vice president of the Cato Institute think tank. He said that Abramoff represented "what lobbying can come to". The game of politicians lining their pockets in return for political favors is not a new one; nor is it likely to end with the arrest and prosecution of Abramoff.
Abramoff and Indian Tribe money, 80,000,000 went to lying gangster Republicans and Democrats. This money could have gone to Indian kids and their families. And this is just one of Abramoff’s rip-offs. There are about 35,000 Lobby’s in Washington doing the same. The lying gangster politicians lining their pockets in return for political favors needs to stop now! These lying gangster politicians need to do some real jail time, not no slap on the hands.
The Fast Rise and Steep Fall of Jack Abramoff