Tag Archive: Ethics


New Complaint Alleges Harry Reid Intervened On Behalf Of Immigration Visa Scam To Benefit Son’s Client

 

Reid Ethics Complaint

 

 

” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is the target of an ethics and conflict-of-interest complaint over his involvement in a visa-investor venture.

  The complaint, filed by the nonprofit activist group Cause of Action, asserts that Reid intervened with top immigration officials to benefit EB-5 visa seekers. The applicants were law clients of Reid’s son.

  Among the officials contacted by Reid was Alejandro Mayorkas, then director of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

“ Despite the fact that these applications were ineligible for appeal, Sen. Reid’s efforts to lobby USCIS resulted in the reconsideration and approval of these applications, as well as the subsequent securing of millions of dollars in foreign and domestic funds for the (Las Vegas) SLS Hotel & Casino and American Dream Fund EB-5 Regional Center — both of which are major contributors to the Democratic Party,” Cause of Action Executive Director Daniel Epstein wrote.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honesty Ratings Of Police, Clergy Differ Most By Party

 

 

Party Differences in Honesty and Ethics Ratings of Professions, December 2013

 

 

” Reinforcing the power party identification has in shaping Americans’ views of many aspects of the world around them, Republicans and Democrats differ by at least 10 percentage points in their honesty and ethics ratings of six of 22 professions included in Gallup’s 2013 update. Republicans rate the honesty and ethical standards of police officers, clergy, military officers, and pharmacists higher than Democrats do. In turn, Democrats are more positive about judges and TV reporters.”

 

There is lots more detail at the link

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“White House senior adviser Valerie
Jarrett’s real-estate investment
jumped in value between 2010 and
2011, documents show”

” Senior White House adviser and long-time Obama confidant Valerie Jarrett’s role in a number of controversial Chicago housing developments has garnered her investments worth millions
of dollars while highlighting the
administration’s extensive business ties to presidential donors.”

  “Documents and a whistle-blower affidavit obtained by The Daily Caller charge that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Illinois Democratic Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., and Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr., participated in an unethical — and possibly illegal — effort to force 76 employees of an Illinois state agency to engage in political activity
on the taxpayers’ dime.”

More tales of those most ethical dems

” House Ethics Committee investigators faulted Rep. Laura Richardson, D-Calif., for intimidating her staff, forcing them to “volunteer” for her campaign and obstructing their investigation
into her violations of House rules.
The bipartisan group of investigators “unanimously concluded that there was
substantial reason to believe” that Richardson violated House rules “by improperly using House
resources for campaign, personal, and nonofficial purposes; by requiring or compelling her official staff to perform campaign work; and by obstructing the investigation of the Committee and the ISC through the alteration or
destruction of evidence, the deliberate failure to produce documents responsive to requests for information and a subpoena, and attempting to influence the testimony of witnesses.” “

What’s Wrong with this Picture ?

Jim Hoft

” Busy Month for Obama Campaign with Fundraisers in Switzerland, Sweden, Paris and Communist China . “

Who will  hold Obama accountable for the blatant disregard of campaign ethics ? I mean between his acceptance of donations large and small from all comers to his use of taxpayer funded travel his does nothing but self-promotion . At our expense .

“Last week, Barack Obama delivered speeches at universities in Chapel Hill, N.C.; Iowa City, Iowa, and Boulder, Colo. The trip was, press secretary Jay Carney assured us, official government business, not political campaigning.
   It’s part of a pattern. Neil Munro of the Daily Caller has counted 130 appearances by the president, vice president, their spouses, White
House officials and Cabinet secretaries at colleges and universities since spring 2011. “