Another way Congress gets rich. Taking political donations and then using the campaign funds to pay your wife or other family members.
Democratic Rep. Luis Gutierrez (Ill.) has disbursed tens of thousands of dollars in campaign funds to his wife this year, bringing her total compensation to more than $400,000 since she first appeared on his campaign’s payroll.
Gutierrez, who was first elected to Congress in 1992, recently grabbed headlines for saying that Democrats would “eliminate” Trump as president if they take back the House of Representatives. It appears the one thing Gutierrez won’t eliminate anytime soon is the lucrative campaign payments to his wife.
Rep. Gutierrez’s wife, Soraida Gutierrez, was a registered lobbyist in the state of Illinois from 2003 to 2009 before joining Gutierrez for Congress in 2010. Since this time, Soraida has been generously compensated for acting as the campaign’s office manager, treasurer, and fundraiser. Soraida has also been the top recipient of cash from the committee on numerous occasions since she began receiving payments from her husband’s campaign.
From Jan. 1 to June 30, Gutierrez’s campaign has made $30,000 worth of payments to Soraida, Federal Election Commission filings show. During this time, Gutierrez’s committee reported $72,000 in expenditures.
Soraida is paid in part for providing fundraising services for the campaign. The committee has raisedonly $10,505.02 since January—$1,400 of which has been refunded—giving the committee $9,105.02 in net contributions this cycle. The committee has $118,669 on hand.
Thats one way of how you afford a mansion on a Congressional salary.
Or jack money out of banks for loans to failing colleges and have them put your daughter on the payroll at $500k a year to teach wood working.
Or put your kids in business as lobbyists. Apparently this has been going on for a long time.
Or get your daughter a $600k/year no-show entry-level job straight out of college.
Or trade stocks on information not available to the public, then make a big deal about making it so they can’t do that, then quietly making ok again. (it’s not ok)
and also have said daughter’s wedding paid with her mom and step-fathers Haitian foundation money.http://freebeacon.com/politics/chelsea-clinton-funneled-money-foundation-pay-wedding/
Nonprofit with ties to Sen. John McCain got $1 million from Saudi Arabia — Kamikaze Johnny has never explained this. Let’s ask him MORE ABOUT IT!
Mike Pence: Trump could rescind congressional exemption from Obamacare — Please spread this to praise Kek so Trump will hear our prayers!