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GOPer calls Obama one of the most corrupt Presidents in modern times

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The incoming House Oversight and Government Reform chairman on Sunday tried to clarify his recent remarks to Rush Limbaugh where he called President Obama “one of the most corrupt presidents in modern times.”

Rep. Darrell Issa said he meant to say the Obama administration instead of the president.

“When you hand out $1 trillion in TARP (Troubled Asset Relief Program) just before this president came in, most of it unspent, $1 trillion nearly in stimulus, that this president asked for, plus this huge expansion in health care and government, it has a corrupting effect,” Issa said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

Although TARP – the program passed in 2008 intended to strengthen the financial sector by purchasing assets from financial institutions – was passed by Congress under the Bush administration, Issa said the unregulated funds were used by Obama like “presidential earmarks.”

But the California Republican also admitted Congress shares some of the blame.

“All of that would not have been possible if Congress had done its job,” Issa told CNN Chief White House Correspondent Ed Henry. “Instead what happened was we gave President Bush (the money and) President Obama inherited $800 billion worth of walking-around money with no guidelines.”


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2 Responses to " GOPer calls Obama one of the most corrupt Presidents in modern times "

  1. Howard says:

    INTEGRITY is not based upon one’s success, but on HOW they achieved their success … and, what they do with the power once they’ve acquired it. Apparently, the AMBITIOUS Obamas believe that the ends justify the means. After spending 20 years in Jeremiah Wright’s anti-American church, Barack assumed his senatorial position not through democracy, but by having his opponent disqualified for a minor infraction. He then wasted time in the senate, voting present 130 times. To get elected, Barack made empty promises about reform and transparency, while he threw long time supporters under the bus. Ambitious Michelle, used Barack’s clout to triple her income at a Chicago hospital, for a B.S. job … and, now that they have the power, they have no respect for the hard earned money of the American tax payers, as they redistribute our wealth, limit our freedoms, and indulge in a lavish lifestyle. In addition, facts about Barack’s origins, affiliations, education, and qualifications are quite murky … and, any attempt to challenge or clarify these facts, are met with opposition and contempt.

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  2. alg0rhythm says:

    Compared to what? GW Bush put an earmark for 26 million dollars into the laura bush foundation- his wife’s non profit. Essentially signing embezzlement into law. Reagan was caught red handed selling weapons to the Iranians, to fund the contras…. Congress gets automatic pay raises, even though it goes against the very last constitutional amendment that went through… so yeah, maybe Obama’s corrupt.. but it’s par for the course with the system.

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