Kwame Brown, the City Council Chairman in Washington DC was today charged in Federal Court with a single count of bank fraud. Federal Prosecutors filed a criminal information in the case today. An information is a charging document similar to an indictment but it does not require the matter to be presented to a grand jury. In federal courts, you typically see the filing of an information where a defendant has agreed to plead guilty in advance.
It is not shocking that a politician in the District of Columbia has been charged with a crime. There is something else much more shocking about some of the politicians in the District of Columbia.
What is it?
Kwame Brown, as the Chairman of the DC City Council draws a salary of $190,000. That is more than Senators and Congressmen draw. Regular members of the DC City Council have salaries of $120,000.
Do you want to hear the really outrageous part?
The City Council positions in the District of Columbia are PART TIME POSITIONS!
That’s right. These guys, and there are 13 of them, can hold another job on top of their DC Council position.
In addition to their salaries, the Mayor and City Council members get tickets to a skybox at both the Verizon Center and Nationals Park. In the past few years, the Mayor and the City Council received separate skyboxes at Nationals Park because of the fighting between the politicians. This year, they are forced the Mayor and City Council to share the box again.
If DC were a state, only Wyoming would have less of a population. Many states have part time legislators that do more than the District of Columbia City Council does. Tennessee, which has a population over ten times the size of DC’s operates with part time legislators and only pays them $19,000 a year.
DC has 13 city council members. 11 are from the Party of Corruption. The other two are independents. DC is not only badly run but has a history of corruption. Kwame Brown is simply the latest who will be heading off to a Federal Prison.
The left wants DC to become a state. There are obvious reasons for that. If DC became a state that would be one more Congressman and two more Senators from the Party of Treason.
DC however is an economic disaster. If DC were given full autonomy it would quickly jump to the line of failed states, ahead of California and Illinois.
DC is just another example of what happens when the Party of Treason is in charge of anything.
If there ever was a prime example of a social welfare state , its failures and its corruption, it would have to be Washington D.C. I have been there over 25 times and the city just reeks of crime, poverty, and ignorance. Except for the Capitiol area and areas of the NW, the entire city is a giant cesspool of filth, a creation of unchecked liberalism.
We have our work cut out for us. We need to put limits of the amount a congressman can earn say no greater than the average privet sector job. Then a simple security clearance, no history of crimes and no connections to organizations bent on the overthrow of the United States of America such as the communist party. No history of contacts with people like Bill Ayres, Andy Stern, Marxist Prophesiers, Communist Mentors like Frank Marshall Davis. I don’t know anyone who has a communist mentor Obama is the first. A childhood mentor between 1971-1979 he was born Aug-4-1961 so at age 10 to 19 his teacher, advisor, expert, friend was the communist Frank M. Davis and we made Obama president. Why do we not require a security clearance for all candidates before they take the oath of office? http://www.aim.org/aim-column/obamas-communist-mentor/