More Corruption: Transportation Sec Chao (R China) Delivers Major Federal Contract to Husband Mitch McConnell (R Hell)

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    Cold Mountain Trail
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    Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao is under fire from progressives and ethics watchdogs after reporting from Politico Tuesday revealed she helped deliver a $67 million federal contract to her husband Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s home state of Kentucky.

    Kyle Herrig, president of the anti-corruption group Accountable.US, said the contract—the largest of its kind delivered to Kentucky during the three years President Donald Trump has been in office—is just the latest example of Chao’s behavior that warrants a serious look.  “The unending stream of stories that detail the depth of Secretary Elaine Chao’s improper use of taxpayer dollars to boost her husband Mitch McConnell’s political career is alarming,” Herrig said in a statement. “This type of political corruption is a threat to our democracy and destroys Americans’ faith in government….  Chao’s alleged favoritism toward her husband is under review by the Government Accountability Office.

    According to Politico, the county was among 42 applicants given extra time to fill in deficiencies in its submission, time not given to 55 other incomplete applications…Boone County officials were in contact with Chao’s aide Todd Inman, a former McConnell campaign staffer known to offer extra guidance to Kentuckians with business before the secretary.

    “It really invites skepticism, and it raises questions about the integrity of the process and ultimately the decisions that are made,” Susan Fleming, director of GAO’s physical infrastructure team, told Politico. “Are these decisions driven by merit? Or are they driven by other factors?”
    To a number of observers, the answer to Fleming’s question appeared clear: the latter. Progressives noted polling showing a tough re-election fight for McConnell and wondered if Chao is funnelling federal projects to Kentucky to help her husband.

    “Normally, what you see is people who don’t really like Mitch McConnell very much and are skeptical of him have chosen to pull the lever for him anyway,” Kentucky Democrats deputy executive director Marisa McNee told Politico of the senator’s unpopularity. “I think what we’re seeing in northern Kentucky is a willingness to walk away from that Republican label that we haven’t seen in a long time.”

    https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/12/17/ethics-watchdogs-sound-alarm-after-transportation-secretary-chao-delivers-major

     

  • #239730

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    A lot of people in Kentucky would think that money coming to Kentucky is OK, and if it comes from a politician it’s a reason to vote aye.

    People are almost inevitably parochial in their views.  McConnell wins because he delivers.

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      if he’s delivering, why are there so many poor people in kentucky?

      who’s he delivering *to*?

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        Louisville and Lexington,Kentucky’s two biggest cities.The Majority Leader delivers the pork there and says to heck with the rest of the state.Which is why they hate him in Eastern Kentucky.

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    Earmarks should be made illegal!  How many dollars do various politicians send over to their state?  Even Bernie is accused of sending F35 money to Vermont.  On another note, Kentucky is missing from the headline.

    • #239831

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      “Kentucky is missing from the headline.”

      because mitch is from hell.  i’ve never heard of him being in kentucky.

  • #239854

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    R-Hell??

    No thanks! I don’t want his turtle ass down here.

    I didn't refuse to vote for Hillary Clinton because any goddamned Russian told me to. I refused to vote for her because she is a warmongering, election stealing, Goldman Sachs fellating, Republican WHORE. No offense to sex workers.

  • #240035

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    I can see why these two corrupt government parasites got married to each other.

    All governments lie to their citizen's, but only Americans believe theirs.

  • #240061

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    Elaine Chao and her grifter family are one of the most corrupt clans in your nation. And she will keep winning and stealing. All checks and balances have be shredded. The Rethugs are SO much better at political gamesmanship than the Dummicrats.

    It really is breathtaking how quickly (starting with Reagan, but the roots were in the late 60’s, early 70’s with the Southern Strategy, the rise of the buybull thumpers as a political force, and the Powell Memo, which even if it was not acted upon at the time, laid out the ground game paradigm) your nation has been captured.

    Trump is headed for reelection atm, as long as the economy holds, and there is a good chance the Dummicrats lose the House yet again.

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    While I agree that corruption and self-dealing should be called out, I also object to inferring that those with whom we disagree ideologically are agents of a foreign power (e.g “Sec Chao (R-China)”).  This is ultimately disingenuous and self-defeating.

    His body recovered from his torment and became hale,
    but the shadow of his pain was in his heart;
    and he lived to wield his sword with left hand
    more deadly than his right had been.

    • #240076

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      Chao may not be an agent of the Chinese government, but she’s definitely tied to the Chinese mob & their drug smuggling operations via her family’s shipping company.  That’s where the “Cocaine Mitch” thing came from in the West Virginia Republican primary last year…..

      Though to be accurate, it’s far more likely to be opiates like heroin or fentanyl than cocaine.

      I didn't refuse to vote for Hillary Clinton because any goddamned Russian told me to. I refused to vote for her because she is a warmongering, election stealing, Goldman Sachs fellating, Republican WHORE. No offense to sex workers.

    • #240298

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      @maedhros

      The R-China wasn’t because she’s chinese, it was because she has multiple rather dubious/compromising chinese business ties that directly relate to her position in the government.  satan’s video is the tip of the iceberg that is chao’s corruption, actually.  nothing to do with mere ‘disagreement’.

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