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    Now we're in the Congressmen you've never heard of going down portion of the story.

    First up, Blake Farenthold, R-Tx. The first confirmed member to have used this slush fund. Take a bow and get the fuck out of here. https://www.politico.com/story/2017/...assment-274458

    Next, Ruben Kihuen, D-Nev. Couldn't help himself with the dirty talk. You sir, may fuck off. https://www.buzzfeed.com/katenocera/...Xn5#.lq8JYJQY3
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    Good riddance and I'm going to add "record keeping" to the things I'm thankful for this holiday season.
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    Quote Originally Posted by boontito View Post
    Yeah, this is just more of the protections we see people in power build for themselves.

    It's obscene.
    It is obscene. And the cure for this affliction is "term limits".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macduff View Post
    Equal treatment for lawmakers? Don’t count on it.
    A little-known law has been on the books for more than a decade that gives anyone accusing a federal lawmaker of sexual harassment the right to sue – but only if they consent to a lengthy drawn-out process that includes a written statement within 180 days of the incident, 30 days of counseling and another month or so of mediation.

    During that time, the claimant’s employer will be notified. The lawmaker’s identity, however, will remain confidential even if he or she is found guilty.

    Should there be a settlement – and there have been many – it’s the American taxpayer that’s on the hook, with “no public disclosure and no consequences for the harasser,” said California Democratic Rep. Jackie Speier.
    “The so-called process was clearly drafted to protect the institution rather than the most vulnerable,” Speier told Fox News in a statement. “Survivors have to sign a never-ending nondisclosure agreement just to start the complaint process, which is unheard of in the private sector, then continue to work in their office alongside their harasser.”
    The money comes from a special U.S. Treasury fund – and the payouts are kept quiet. That means, those found to be at fault are publicly shielded and don’t have to pay a penny out of pocket for settlement costs.

    Taxpayer piggy bank lets Congress settle sexual harassment cases in secret | Fox News
    I'm a little more irritated about being on the hook for their diamond platinum pensions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John T Ford View Post
    If they were Republicans .... you know the MSM would have exposed this and ran with it like the Roy Moore story.

    But, that hasn't happened has it.

    Nope, the MSM is not reporting it like the Menedez case.

    That tells you the accused are majority Democrats.
    If you think for one minute it's just Democrats, I've got a bridge and some swampland in Florida to sell you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neomalthusian View Post
    I'm a little more irritated about being on the hook for their diamond platinum pensions.
    You can rationalize a pension. This is enabling bad behavior.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Macduff View Post
    Not only should those sexual harassment settlements be ended, they should reveal the names of all lawmakers that settlements were paid out on behalf of.
    I agree 100%!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Otto Throttle View Post
    It is obscene. And the cure for this affliction is "term limits".
    Nah... your cure is a disease itself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macduff View Post
    You can rationalize a pension.
    No I can't.

    This is enabling bad behavior.
    No argument.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boontito View Post
    Nah... your cure is a disease itself.
    Explain. Seriously...
    Entitled "legislators for life" like Conyers, or Robert Exalted KKK Cyclops Byrd, who get re-elected through the advantage of their incumbency, and who apparently think they're royalty- exempt from the burdens of common decency- shouldn't be enabled. Why do you want trash like that to rule over you for decades? How would it be a "disease" to replace them with someone who hasn't yet been corrupted?

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