Congressman Issa secures earmark for Hooters
posted at 3/30/2011 10:39 PM EDTThe house investigations leader Issa (R) California who has denounced all earmarks as bribes for votes secured a 800,000.00 dollar earmark for road, sidewalk, and parking lot improvements to the HOOTERS he owns. Oh let the hypocrisy reign.
Re: Congressman Issa secures earmark for Hooters
posted at 3/30/2011 11:28 PM EDTPolitico:
"Democrats are understandably obsessed with Darrell Issa — he’s built himself up as a one-man investigative machine aimed straight at the Obama presidency.
But a handful of liberal political operatives in California — including a former Hillary Clinton hand — are taking their anti-Issa passion to a whole new level, launching a nonprofit group, a website and even paid media advertisements aimed at undermining and investigating the rabble-rousing chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
They say they’re leaving no stone unturned in digging into Issa’s personal and business history. " The group “declines to disclose how much is being spent on the effort or who is bankrolling it, telling POLITICO it is being paid for by ‘patriotic Americans who don’t want to see the potential of an ethically challenged congressional investigator run amok with McCarthyesque fishing expeditions.’”
Helloooooo George Soros!
So.......Issa's family owns commercial buildings. One tenant is Hooters restaurant. Issa does not own Hooters.
The earmarks at issue were for highway improvements, on an adjacent highway. http://democratsforprogress.com/forum/showthread.php?tid=4432
Earmark for Issa's Hooters? Its a stretch, if not a lie...