Anita Mahajan pleads guilty, Blagojevich and Obama ties, Mutual Bank President Amrish Mahajan wife, Rezko Obama land purchase

Anita Mahajan pleads guilty, Blagojevich and Obama ties, Mutual Bank President Amrish Mahajan wife, Rezko Obama land purchase

“Why did Mutual Bank fire whistleblower Kenneth J Connor after he
challenged the appraisal on the land purchased by Rita Rezko, just
prior to the land sale to Obama?”…Citizen Wells

“Why do 3 supporters own Obama’s home?”…World Net Daily

***  UPDATE  BELOW  ***

From the Chicago Tribune August 21, 2011

“Contractor with Blagojevich links to plead guilty”

“A former state contractor with close ties to ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich
plans to enter a guilty plea Monday, more than four years after she
was charged with bilking the state out of $2 million for drug tests
that were never performed, said a source with knowledge of the case.

Anita Mahajan, the wife of a major Blagojevich fundraiser, was charged
in May 2007 with theft and fraud, based on allegations that her
company, K.K. Bio-Science, submitted bogus bills for drug screenings
for clients of the Illinois Department of Children and Family
Services.

Elections Prosecutors also accused Mahajan of laundering money taken
from the alleged fraud and using it to buy properties in Chicago and
New York.”

“Mahajan is the wife of Amrish Mahajan, a former head of the defunct
Mutual Bank of Harvey who was called “Uncle Amrish” by Blagojevich’s
children. He held events for Blagojevich and raised at least $500,000
for the former governor’s campaigns. The Mahajans also hired Patricia
Blagojevich for several real estate deals that netted the former first
lady more than $113,000 in commissions.”

Read more:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-contractor-with-links-to-blagojevich-to-plead-guilty-20110821,0,3818451.story

The Chicago Tribune has left out the important tie to Barack Obama.

From Citizen Wells May 9, 2010.

“Kenneth J Conner whistleblower lawsuit”

“9.  In June, 2005, Mutual Bank President and CEO Amrish Mahajan and
other Mutual Bank officers approved a loan to Rita Malki Rezko (Rita
Rezko) which was guaranteed by Antonin Rezko so that Rita Rezko could
purchase a 9,090 square foot vacant parcel of real estate at 5050 S.
Greenwood Avenue, Chicago. As part of the Mutual Bank loan
underwriting process, Mutual Bank obtained a real estate appraisal
from Adams Valuation Corporation (Adams Appraisal) which purported to
provide an opinion of value of the subject 5050 S. Greenwood real
estate (the collateral for the Rezko loan) at $ 68.76 per square foot.
A copy of the Adams Appraisal is attached as Exhibit C. In June, 2005,
Rita Rezko closed on the purchase of the 5050 S. Greenwood property at
a purchase price of $ 625,000.00 along with the loan from Mutual Bank
in the amount of $ 500,000.00 with Mutual bank obtaining a first
mortgage lien position on the Greenwood vacant parcel.”

“10.  On or about January 4, 2006, Rita Rezko entered into an
agreement with Senator Barack and Michelle Obama (Obamas) to sell a
ten-foot strip of the 5050 S. Greenwood property to the Obamas. A copy
of the Obama/Rita Rezko contract is attached as Exhibit D. As a result
of that transaction, the Rezkos requested that Mutual Bank release
it’s first collateral position to the ten-foot strip parcel
transferred to the Obamas. In that same general time frame, Richard
Barth, Mutual Bank Senior VP of construction lending and James Murphy,
Mutual Bank Senior VP Internal Auditor/Risk Manager, requested that
Conner perform an appraisal review of the Adams Appraisal attached
hereto as Exhibit C.”

“11.  In late 2005 or early 2006, Conner performed an appraisal review
of the Adams Appraisal (Exhibit C) per the directive of Richard Barth
and James Murphy. Conner prepared a written Appraisal Review report
(ARR) opining that the Adams Appraisal overvalued the Greenwood lot by
a minimum of $ 125,000.00 and that a reasonable and fair valuation for
Mutual Banks’s underwriting purposes should be no greater than $
500,000.00 for the entire 5050 S. Greenwood parcel as originally
purchased by Rita Rezko. In that same general time frame an appraisal
was performed for the 5050 S. Greenwood property by Howard B. Richter,
MAI which valued the 5050 S. Greenwood property at $ 54.00 per square
foot but then discounted the ten-foot strip being transferred by Rita
Rezko to the Obamas by fifty percent, as the ten-foot strip was
unbuildable standing alone…The valuation by the Richter Appraisal for
the 5050 S. Greenwood lot was substantially to Conner’s ARR
valuation.”

“12.  Conner notified Richard Barth and James Murphy orally of his ARR
findings and Conner’s ARR was filed in the “Rezko 5050 Greenwood” loan
file at Mutual Bank.”

“13.  In addition to Conner’s ARR stating that the Adams Appraisal
overvalued the 5050 S. Greenwood property, Conner had reported on
other occasions that Adams Valuation Corporation had overvalued real
estate subject to Mutual Bank loan underwriting valuation.”

“14.  On or about October 19, 2006, Mutual Bank received a Grand Jury
Subpoena (GJS) requiring Mutual Bank to produce the Rezko 5050
Greenwood loan file, as well as a Rita Rezko Riverside District
Development LLC checking account and loan file. Electronic mail
(email) communications about the subpoena were circulated to Mutual
Bank officers and attorneys, including Amrish Mahajan, James Murphy
and Conner. A copy of an October 19, 2006 email string pertaining to
the Rezko GJS is attached as Exhibit F. On information and belief,
Conner’s ARR was removed from the Rezko 5050 Greenwood loan file prior
to the submission of that file pursuant to the GJS, and in it’s place
Mutual bank submitted an appraisal checklist which was purportedly
dated “06/15/05″ from Senior VP James P. Murphy (Murphy Checklist). A
copy of the Murphy Checklist is attached as Exhibit G.”

“16.  In 2007, Conner observed that his ARR of the 5050 S. Greenwood
property was not in the Rezko 5050 Greenwood loan file and in it’s
place was the Murphy Checklist purportedly dated “06/15/2005.”…On June
18, 2007, Conner sent an email to James Murphy which provides, in
part, “I spent time trying to track down work of mine that should be
in a particular high profile loan file, though it is not–having been
replaced by a checklist.””

“17.  In October, 2007, Conner had various communications with Mutual
Bank’s Human Resources Department representative, Lana Schlabach. In
an email communication of October 15, 2007, Conner directly referenced
“Resentment over my mentioned discovery of the removal/replacement of
an appraisal review that I conducted. That appraisal review contained
substantial observations and suggestions. The transaction and parties
involved were high profile in the media.I am under the impression that
the FBI has since looked at the file.””

“18.  On October 23, 2007, eight days after Conner’s October 15, 2007
email to Schlabach attached as Exhibit J, Mutual Bank terminated
Conner’s employment for pretextual reasons.”

Read more:

http://citizenwells.wordpress.com/2010/05/09/blagojevich-trial-obama-and-rezko-blagojevich-defense-subpoena-2006-chicago-suntimes-article-obama-lies-obama-rezko-ties-kenneth-j-conner-whistleblower-lawsuit/

***  UPDATE  3:05PM August 22, 2011 ***

Anita Mahajan received probation and $200,000 in fines and restitution.

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52 responses to “Anita Mahajan pleads guilty, Blagojevich and Obama ties, Mutual Bank President Amrish Mahajan wife, Rezko Obama land purchase

  1. Looks like Billary are turning up the heat on bo to force him to resign or go to Federal Prison. Only problem with that scheme is that it will not prevent Citizens in Conservative Counties throughout the US from indicting bo and his criminal cohorts for their National Crime Spree.

    It might get Hillary her coveted demRat nomination but all the Republicans have to do is show Hillary kissing bo on National TV to defeat the Clinton’s power grab.

  2. Mr. Bill(ms. helga)

    CW – Speaking of banks, read this –

    http://www.lucianne.com/thread/?artnum=634442

    I would call this “Abandom Ship”

  3. We have a new top tier

    Gallup Poll: Ron Paul tied for First Place with Mitt Romney

    In the latest Gallup Poll (August 22), Dr. Ron Paul is tied for first place with Mitt Romney in a matchup versus President Barack Obama. Both Dr. Paul and Mr. Romney are one point behind Obama in a hypothetical voting matchup among national adults:

    Paul 44 Obama 45

    Romney 46 Obama 47

    Rick Perry 44 Obama 48

    M Bachmann 43 Obama 48

    http://www.gallup.com/poll/149114/Obama-Close-Race-Against-R

  4. http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Politics/The-Vote/2009/0422/hillary-clinton-digs-ron-paul

    Hillary Clinton digs Ron Paul

    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton let it be known today that she thought highly of Texas Congressman Ron Paul’s sway with his supporters. “I just want to say, having campaigned during the last presidential election, you had the most enthusiastic supporters of anybody I ever saw,” she said.

  5. It’s sad to see anti-semitism rising in the world and the US particularly with Ron Paul fans. Luckily, Ron Paul will never win the nomination despite the propaganda of his supporters.

  6. Tina | August 22, 2011 at 11:35 am |

    Tina, I understand your frustration with the kooks and obots here that are pushing Ron Paul. I know that neo-nazis and muslim terrorists are a large part of Paul’s support, but I do not think that Mr. Paul is an anti-semite.

    Imho it is best just to ignore the neo-nazis, muslim terrorists, kooks and obots who post here. Paul is NOT going to get the Republican nomination. Frankly, I hope Mr. Paul runs as a 3rd Party Candidate because I think he will take more votes from whatever nazi/muslim sympathizer that the demRat National Socialists run in 2012.

  7. Thanks, Free Speech. Good advice.

  8. Unless Ron Paul can stuff the age genie back in the jug, he does not have a chance, no matter what his policy’s are.
    He’s too FREAKIN OLD !

    New bumper sticker

    Ron Paul 2011,Retired.

  9. http://puzo1.blogspot.com/

    Mario Apuzzo has a new post replying to Zero’s disingenuous appeal to put County before partisan politics.

  10. I find the interesting thing about the Gallup numbers cited above is that Rick Perry has only been in the race for 2 weeks and he’s already just 4 points behind Obama. I think Obama’s campaign folks should be shaking in their boot with those numbers. It’s taken Ron Paul 3 campaign cycles to get anywhere. The MSM can’t wait to attack Perry on his record, when he’s a 2 time Gov. Obama never led a thing, but that didn’t matter at all so Perry has tons of experience compared to what Obama had when he was elected POTUS. Pawlenty’s video said it best, “experience matters”.

  11. Love it, Pat 1789!

  12. This video is lengthy but pretty thorough. And I learned a few things too. If you’re into multi-tasking, listen while you’re opening your email or doing your nails. Corsi sure doesn’t trust Donald Trump – at about 1:10:00 into the video.

    Dr. Jerome Corsi: Full Obama Eligibility Presentation; Surprise Tea Party Patriots — http://www.BirtherReport.com

  13. Tina | August 22, 2011 at 4:28 pm |
    I find the interesting thing about the Gallup numbers cited above is that Rick Perry has only been in the race for 2 weeks and he’s already just 4 points behind Obama. I think Obama’s campaign folks should be shaking in their boot with those numbers.
    ————————————————–
    Both the obots and the hillbots are “shaking in their boots” that is why they come on forums like this to bash Gov. Perry daily and promote Ron Paul. Obviously they don’t have anything of substance on Perry so that have the obots post bold face lies hoping they can smear the man but obviously their efforts are failing.

    I think Perry scares Billary particularly. Many have speculated that Hillary was planning a run in 2012. She even purchased a domain name for her 2012 campaign HRC2012.com. To give the devil his due, Bill Clinton is a consumate politician. No doubt he recognizes that Hillary can not beat Gov Perry.

  14. Jonah | August 22, 2011 at 4:57 pm |
    This video is lengthy but pretty thorough. And I learned a few things too. If you’re into multi-tasking, listen while you’re opening your email or doing your nails. Corsi sure doesn’t trust Donald Trump – at about 1:10:00 into the video.

    ================================
    Dr. Corsi also said that “donald trump is working for obama.”

  15. Free Speech | August 22, 2011 at 5:25 pm |
    Dr. Corsi also said that “donald trump is working for obama.”
    =========================================

    Yep! He says that in the video. Corsi claims Trump was rewarded for bringing up the BC farce with a renewal of his TV show by NBC.

  16. Corsi’s take on Trump has the ring of truth. Trump is probably readying himself for a third party run as act two.

  17. Jonah | August 22, 2011 at 5:35 pm |
    Free Speech | August 22, 2011 at 5:25 pm |
    Dr. Corsi also said that “donald trump is working for obama.”
    =========================================

    Yep! He says that in the video. Corsi claims Trump was rewarded for bringing up the BC farce with a renewal of his TV show by NBC.

    ———————————————————-
    That what I thought from the beginning of the comb-over FRAUD’s charade of pretending to be a Republican.

  18. Dr. Jerome Corsi: Full Obama Eligibility Presentation; Surprise Tea Party Patriots —

  19. http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/Perry-South-Carolina-GOP/2011/08/22/id/408226

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry can count two influential South Carolinians as supporters of his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination. David Wilkins, a former ambassador to Canada, and physician/fundraiser extraordinaire Eddie Floyd have joined the Perry bandwagon, Politico reports.

    South Carolina is a coveted state among the presidential aspirants, as its Feb. 28 primary is scheduled to be the nation’s fourth GOP contest next year.

    Wilkins received his ambassador appointment in 2005 after serving on top of George Bush’s South Carolina campaign staff in 2000 and 2004. On Friday, Floyd introduced Perry at Carolinas Hospital Systems as “the next president of the United States.”

    So the Republican establishment in South Carolina appears to be lining up behind the Texas governor.

    What’s more, Perry drew an overflow crowd in York County, S.C. Organizer Glenn McCall, the county’s GOP chairman and a Republican National Committee chairman, ended up apologizing for the fact that some who turned out for the event had to be turned away.

    © Newsmax. All rights reserved.

    Read more on Newsmax.com: Perry Snags Money, Overflow Crowd in South Carolina
    Important: Do You Support Pres. Obama’s Re-Election? Vote Here Now!

  20. Thank God for Mark Levine!

    On his radio show he is recounting the Lamestream Media Reports, rino predictions (like rove, huntsman and romney of today), and polls from 1980 saying that Candidate Ronald Reagan would lose to jimmy carter by 25%.

    And the rinos (like rove, huntsman and romney of today) were attacking then President Reagan like rinos are attacking Gov Perry now.

  21. The Gallup Poll shows the below among registered voters if the election were held today. Perry’s rise is remarkable given he’s only been in the race for a couple weeks.

    Romney over Obama 48-46%
    Perry tied with Obama 47-47%
    Obama over Ron Paul 47-45%
    Obama over Bachmann 48-44%

    Most analysts feel registered voters are more accurate over total adults as registered voters are the ones who vote. Interesting that the Ron Paul folks only report what they want to spin:

    http://www.gallup.com/poll/149114/Obama-Close-Race-Against-Romney-Perry-Bachmann-Paul.aspx

  22. United States Congressman Spencer Bachus Refuses To Discuss Obama Real Estate & Tax Fraud and Obama’s Fraudulent SSN

    http://theobamahustle.wordpress.com/2011/08/22/united-states-congressman-spencer-bachus-refuses-to-discuss-obama-real-estate-tax-fraud-and-obamas-fraudulent-ssn/

  23. At this point in the election cycle last time around, Hillary Clinton was way ahead of Obama in the polls. The polls mean almost nothing right now on the GOP side except that we seem to have at least three real leaders at the moment; Perry, Romney and Bachmann. On the Dem side, all signs point to a landslide against Obama if the economy doesn’t improve quickly.

  24. Rick Perry is the establishment candidate. He is just another pretty face or so he thinks. If he gets the nomination he will stick it up our A$$ and it will be more of the same, just for the rich. who want to work for $7.00/hr, not me.

  25. This is an excellent critique of the candidates.

    http://news.yahoo.com/rick-perry-domino-effect-025000154.html


    Michele Bachmann:

    She’s been carried this far by spunk, charm, antigovernment rhetoric, Christian conservative views, and an insistence that she “gets” the jobs thing because she and her husband started a small business. Now she needs an economic plan, she needs serious donors, and she needs to stop messing up facts. In just the past few days, Bachmann said she went to a family reunion (but she didn’t actually go); asked an audience to help her celebrate Elvis Presley’s birthday (except it was the anniversary of his death) and said Americans are worried about “the rise of the Soviet Union” (which hasn’t existed since 1991).

    Like Perry’s treason faux pas, the missteps reinforce an impression people already have of Bachmann, based on her calling New Hampshire the birthplace of the American Revolution (it was Massachusetts) and the Founding Fathers tireless fighters against slavery (many owned slaves, and the nation’s founding documents did not ban slavery). Also less than reassuring are her reliance on talking points to evade questions and her reach back to an education bill in the Minnesota Legislature when asked about her achievements.

    Bachmann has the political skills to continue to be a force in the nomination race. But if she doesn’t add substance and gravitas to the mix, her support will be limited to a core of religious conservatives, and the Iowa Straw Poll will have been her high-water mark.


    Ron Paul:

    He has the second-toughest job, after Obama. Another 152 votes would have won him the Ames poll, and since that close second-place finish, his allies have been complaining about a lack of media love for Ron Paul. Jon Stewart has labeled him “the 13th floor” of American politics. The problem is, no matter how many people Paul can bus in to straw polls around the country, his mix of positions is so singular that it’s hard to picture him as the GOP nominee.

    Paul, an obstetrician, is a mainstream social conservative on issues such as abortion. But he also wants to get rid of the IRS and the Federal Reserve, and immediately bring all U.S. troops home from Iraq and Afghanistan. He’d also take them out of Japan, Germany, and South Korea. “We’re flat-out broke,” Paul said at the straw poll. “Let them defend our borders. Let them spend the money here. We need a boost in our economy.” To broaden his appeal, he would need to back off and in some cases reverse himself. That does not appear likely.

    Mitt Romney:

    Romney has made himself both scarce and bland, a risky combination. That strategy is not going to work much longer, because his frontrunner status is already starting to erode. He’s trailing Perry by double digits in the first national poll since Perry entered the race Saturday. Simply pointing out that Romney has private-sector experience won’t be enough to counter Perry’s record of generating jobs in Texas. Especially when it’s so much better than Romney’s performance as governor of Massachusetts.

    As a Mormon who says cross-party friendships are good and global warming is real, Romney was never going to be a favorite of the Tea Party. Given the Tea Party’s sinking popularity with the public, and new evidence that its grassroots are focused on getting more religion into government, look for Romney to preserve that distance. Let Perry, Michele Bachmann, Ron Paul, and Rick Santorum scrap over Tea Party votes. Romney must also take care not to reverse himself on anything at all, lest he revive questions about his trustworthiness.

    Romney doesn’t have Perry’s ease on the campaign trail. In fact, it’s sometimes painful to watch his awkward encounters, as in this Boston Globe account of his visit to a firm in Merrimack, N.H.: “As Romney began to leave the company after his hour-long visit, he looked at Ellen Boss, the girlfriend of the company’s general counsel, Cory Hussey. ‘Nice,’ Romney said as she blushed. ‘Nice choice. Just like me,’ a reference to his wife, Ann.” Sigh. But Romney can’t retreat to op-eds and private events. He needs to stay out there and keep trying to relate. It’ll be good practice for his inevitable confrontation with Perry, likely to happen at a Sept. 12 debate, if not sooner.

  26. The media put Perry up on the rise. They call him a top tier when he did not even participate. No different than Obarky. They tell you what they want you to believe. Unfortunately, they know it works. They know people like you don’t think for your selves. You will never hear Perry talk about getting rid of the IMF or the Military Industrial Complex, or say End the FED because he WORKS for them. And they own the 5 major networks.
    Ron Paul 2012

  27. Tina | August 22, 2011 at 7:18 pm |

    Most analysts feel registered voters are more accurate over total adults as registered voters are the ones who vote. Interesting that the Ron Paul folks only report what they want to spin..
    **********************************
    Tina, I sense that tendency, too, and am getting a little tired of it.

  28. Free Speech:
    I think Perry scares Billary particularly. Many have speculated that Hillary was planning a run in 2012. She even purchased a domain name for her 2012 campaign HRC2012.com. To give the devil his due, Bill Clinton is a consumate politician. No doubt he recognizes that Hillary can not beat Gov Perry.

    —————————————-

    I don’t think she can beat Perry either especially since many of us former Hillary supporters are very disappointed in her for joining forces with OB. I hope she retires as she recently claimed she will do.

  29. Free Speech | August 22, 2011 at 8:47 pm |
    This is an excellent critique of the candidates.
    *********************
    Those are fair assessments, FS, and I can’t disagree with them at this point.

  30. Ron Paul and Rick Perry Battle in Presidential Race
    Submitted by mikeshaner78 on Mon, 08/22/2011 – 20:36
    in.

    Perry supporters worried about what would happen if Texas held its own straw poll.

    “Some of them stood up and objected to the Texas GOP sponsoring a straw poll out of fear that Ron Paul would win and that that might diminish the governor’s stature or embarrass the governor somehow,” Zimmerman said. “You know, I strongly objected to that. I think people should have a right to choose.”

    http://www.oakparkrepublic.com/2011/08/paul-and-perry-battle

  31. It is too early for me personally to get too excited about any of the frontrunners; however, having said that, doesn’t mean that I am disinterested or scorn other folks’ opinions. I think we need more time for the present slate to be vetted through debates, etc.

    There is a problem that I deal with, however. I really want the most conservative candidate out there to win the primary, but I also, in all fairness, have to consider the electability of that person against Obama. I heard someone on the news today say that “selectability” is not the same as
    “electability.”

    The primary is VERY important because that is where the Repubs will select their candidate. He MUST be able to win in the general election; otherwise, his conservative credentials mean little. We must think of the process in that light.

    I am not really opposed to Perry at this point, it is just that I want to see him in action over a long period of time. He has some baggage from the past to deal with, and he may not be quite up to our individual standards, but believe me, if he is the most likely one to win over Obummer, I will vote for him in the primaries.

    We’ve got to realize we are not going to turn this Ship of State around in the direction it should go with just one, two, or three elections. It is going to be a gradual process if it is to succeed. The electorate has a case of inertia in many ways and we have a divided country when it comes to conservatism vs. liberalism.

    We live in an age of instant gratification and would like to get this messy problem completely solved NOW. Folks, we might as well realize that a quick fix is NOT going to happen. It will be an uphill battle all of the way for a very long time. We may have to settle for less than we want or expect this time around.

  32. Cabby, I also like Perry and his rhetoric. However I too am concerned about any potential “baggage” that is percolating below the surface. The last thing that we need is any surprises. I have to think that he would have been thoroughly vetted over the last ten years in Texas. But I am not getting overly excited at this point until the vetting is through.

  33. Tina | August 22, 2011 at 9:08 pm |
    Free Speech:
    I think Perry scares Billary particularly. Many have speculated that Hillary was planning a run in 2012. She even purchased a domain name for her 2012 campaign HRC2012.com. To give the devil his due, Bill Clinton is a consumate politician. No doubt he recognizes that Hillary can not beat Gov Perry.
    —————————————-
    I don’t think she can beat Perry either especially since many of us former Hillary supporters are very disappointed in her for joining forces with OB. I hope she retires as she recently claimed she will do.

    ——————————————————————
    I agree. Notibce that the obots& hillbots are still desperately trying to create doubt Gov Perry by posting BS about Perry’s “baggage.” They got nothing on Gov Perry and none of the BS that they are desperately trying to smear him with is sticking.

    The demRats don’t have anybody that can beat Perry. Not Hillary, not John Edwards, not John Kerry, not algore and certainly not bo. The demRats best bet is to go ahead and get bo indicted, convicted and imprisoned. Then maybe some former demRats will forgive them for pushing the muslim communist pervert on the American People.

  34. I didn’t mention any specific “baggage” that potentially could be out there. I just stated that the last thing that we need is any surprises. Take your meds.

  35. Interesting.

  36. Thanks FreeSpeech for stating “what baggage” I became curious also and started to do some research on Rick Perry. Interesting what I found. Is this the best we have to go up against Barry really?
    Here’s some of what I found. Link provided at the bottom.
    Big Government and Fiscal Conservatism

    “In 2000, when Perry took office as governor, total spending by the state of Texas was $49 billion. At the end of 2010, it had almost doubled to $90 billion. Perry campaigns on his fiscal conservatism and small government, but he has enlarged the government and budget of Texas and now the state has some severe debt problems since he took office. Although he’s not raised the sales tax in Texas nor implemented a state income tax, he has raised about every other fee and tax he could think of including a surcharge on traffic violations. (As an aside, Georgia now has fees along with fines on traffic violations and they are as high as $800.00. Fines have set limits, but fees do not, so the state has found new ways to tax the people with high fees.) He also raised the franchise taxes on Texas’s small businesses. As anticipated, Texas businesses paid more in franchise taxes after the overhaul than they did before: In 2006 and 2007, franchise tax revenue was $5.75 billion. In 2008 and 2009, the first two years of the revised tax, total revenue rose to $8.7 billion”

    The Sordid Details of the Trans Texas Corridor Scandal

    “Perry seemed to have his own plans for farm and ranch lands of Texas all along. Rick Perry wanted to build 4,000 miles of mega-highway over a million and half acres of prime, productive Texas farmland. Over a million people would have been kicked out of their homes, ranches & businesses. Behind closed doors, a contract worth billions was signed with a Cintra S.A. to pave clear across the state and collect tolls for the next 50 years. After he pushed this through, Perry’s war chest swelled with millions from big business buddies who stood to grow even richer off the deal. But citizens revolted against this outrage of cronyism and government overreach. The legislature tried to stand up for Texas families by passing a law to protect homes and farms, but Perry vetoed it. Only days after he won his primary, transportation officials announced a proposal to extend a major toll road in Austin (SH-130) north towards the Waco area – following the same route as Perry’s Trans-Texas Corridor!”
    (Excerpt)
    more, lots more:

    http://www.newswithviews.com/Nelson/kelleigh127.htm

  37. Herman Cain’s Vision for Economic Growth. This one actually has a written plan!

    https://www.hermancain.com/wp-content/themes/hc/images/economicgrowth.pdf

  38. Radar Ziva (August 22, 2011 at 8:21 pm) announced:

    Rick Perry is the establishment candidate. He is just another pretty face or so he thinks. If he gets the nomination he will stick it up our A$$ and it will be more of the same, just for the rich. who want to work for $7.00/hr, not me.

    Care to buttress your sweeping, unsubstantiated allegations with demonstrable facts, Radar?

    Crickets . . . . . . . . . .

  39. Herman Cain is a solid dude. Highly intelligent. Chock full of common sense.

  40. I like Cain, but he is not as strong on the foreign policy side as he should be, and I am not sure the general public will be confident about his health as he had colon cancer fairly recently.

  41. Tina, what does Perry have on Herman Cain with respect to foreign policy? Nothing that I can see.

  42. http://amarillo.com/stories/082703/tex_connorapointed.shtml

    That’s one of Rick Fairy’s butt buddies, who he happened to give a cushy job.
    The two of them were caught red handed in a very unseemly position. Think of “Obama” and his recent ice cream photo.

    But you go on believing he’s a conservative christian tea party supporter.

  43. http://news.yahoo.com/global-warming-hoax-winning-issue-rick-perry-194900623.html

    Global Warming Hoax Is a Winning Issue for Rick Perry

  44. http://news.yahoo.com/global-warming-hoax-winning-issue-rick-perry-194900623.html

    Perry also seems to be positioned well politically on the global warming controversy. A recent Gallup Poll suggested that more numbers of Americans are becoming skeptics about man-made global warming and its implications.

    This in turn caused a recent obscenity laced tirade by former Vice President Al Gore in which he laid into global warming skeptics. Compared to the even tempered language used by Rick Perry, it seems that the Texas governor has the rhetorical high ground as well.

    All of this suggests that despite the finger wagging on the part of some in the media, Perry has a winning issue.

  45. http://news.yahoo.com/does-rick-perry-texas-success-185553540.html

    Rather than trashing the state in order to demean its governor, perhaps the mainstream media should be thinking about what the Lone Star’s success story means for the rest of the country.

    Texas has done what most of other states — notably the blue coastal ones — have failed to do: create jobs. Over the past decade Texas has created 2.1 million jobs — while New York, California, Massachusetts and Illinois have all lost jobs.

    Its relative performance since 2009 has been even more stellar, producing nearly 40% of all new jobs in the U.S. Its unemployment rate stands at 8.2, well below the national average of 9.1 — an outstanding feat given the fact that the state grew 20%, twice the national average, over the decade. Texas is creating jobs for a growing workforce, while other states like New York or Massachusetts struggle to keep up with stagnant or even declining ones.

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