Saturday, August 4, 2018

EXPOSED! SERVANT OF RED CHINA, SENATOR DIANNE FEINSTEIN'S DRIVER WAS A CHINESE SPY



WAR PROFITEER FEINSTEIN HAS MADE A VAST 


FORTUNE FROM THE "DEALS" HER HUSBAND COOKED 


UP IN RED CHINA. WEREN'T THE CHINESE REALLY 


BUYING THE CRIME DUAL OF FEINSTEIN-BLUM? 


FEINSTEIN HAS ALWAYS VOTED IN THE SENATE FOR 

ANYTHING THAT WOULD BENEFIT RED CHINA!


Feinstein’s Ties to China Extend Beyond Chinese Spy

https://www.theepochtimes.com/feinsteins-ties-to-china-extend-beyond-chinese-spy_2616284.html

 

August 6, 2018 Last Updated: August 7, 2018
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein speaks during a Committee hearing on Cambridge Analytica and data privacy in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on May 16, 2018. (MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
News Analysis
Last week’s revelations that a Chinese spy served on the staff of Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) for almost 20 years, should be shocking no one.
The unidentified agent, who was in place as recently as five years ago, was Feinstein’s driver. He also served as a “gofer” in her Bay Area office and a “liaison to the Asian-American community.” He sometimes attended functions at the Chinese consulate, as a stand-in for the senator.
At the time the spy was discovered by the FBI, Feinstein was chairwoman of the Senate intelligence committee. Feinstein says she forced the agent into retirement, but no other staff were informed of the circumstances behind his exit, and no charges were filed.
Feinstein had been warned two decades ago that she might be targeted by Chinese intelligence.
The senator issued a statement on March 10, 1997, that the FBI had warned her and five other senators that the Chinese government might try to “funnel illegal contributions to her campaign and other Congressional campaigns, but she said the information had not influenced her position or her vote on any issue,” according to The New York Times.
“[Feinstein] said that while ‘the information was vague and nonspecific,’ she had concluded that she should ‘be very cautious’ in dealing with Asian-American contributors,” the NY Times report stated.
Feinstein would obviously be of interest to Chinese intelligence for the classified information she might possess through her position on the intelligence committee.
She might also be the target of “influence operations”—a subtler approach, by which Chinese operatives would try to steer Feinstein into promoting policies that might benefit the Chinese regime.
According to the article, “For many years, Ms. Feinstein has tried to promote friendship and trade with China, and she has countered critics of the Chinese human-rights record by emphasizing what she described in a Senate speech last year as ‘major improvements in human rights’ there.”

Conciliatory to Communists

Feinstein’s conciliatory approach to communist governments began in the mid-1950s, when she served in the Stanford University student government.
Before her senior year, Dianne Goldman, as she was then known, traveled to Europe on a student trip led by Stanford political science professor, James T. Watkins. The agenda included a possible meeting with Yugoslav communist revolutionary Marshal Josip Broz Tito.
In January 1955, a vigorous debate erupted on the Stanford student executive, over whether to support a proposed visit of seven Soviet journalists to the United States.
According to Stanford Daily reports of the time, executive member Sam Palmer asserted that “nothing can be lost in allowing them to come over.”
He was supported by both Goldman and Don Peck, who claimed that it was important to show “Russia that the United States is not an Iron Curtain country—that we are willing to let Communists enter.”
The ayes won, and Goldman went on to personally host the delegation from the Soviet Writers Union when they toured Stanford’s campus later that year.
Thirty years later, while serving as mayor of San Francisco, Feinstein issued an official city proclamation in support of that year’s World Festival of Youth and Students, held in Moscow.
This international propaganda event was organized by the Soviet-controlled World Federation of Democratic Youth and was supported in the United States by the Communist Party USA and similar groups.
Feinstein traveled to Moscow in December of that year as part of a trade delegation of 450 U.S. businessmen and public officials.
A little over a year later, on Jan. 27, 1987, Soviet Consul General Valentin Kamenev presented Feinstein with a Soviet streetcar: “A streetcar named desire.” Also present at the ceremony was Viktor Zhelezny, deputy chief of public transport for the Russian Republic.

Bridges to Communist China

Building bridges to the People’s Republic of China, however, seems to have been an even higher priority for Feinstein.
One of Feinstein’s first acts on becoming mayor of San Francisco in January 1979, was to visit Shanghai to establish sister-city relations.
The next apparent priority was re-establishing passenger airline service between China and the United States. Service was restored on Jan. 8, 1981, after a “32-year hiatus when a Boeing 747 with 139 Chinese passengers arrived exactly on time at San Francisco International Airport,” according to The New York Times.
Feinstein and Chinese Consul General Hu Ding-yi held a ribbon-cutting ceremony, “which included a cake, decorated with ‘CAAC [Civil Aviation Administration of China] Welcome to San Francisco,’ and two bottles of champagne.” Feinstein described the landing as “an historic and exciting occasion.”
Feinstein went on to visit Shanghai several times in her official capacity and built a close personal relationship with then-Mayor Jiang Zemin.
According to the San Jose Mercury: “He [Jiang] once invited her and her husband to see Mao Tse-tung’s bedroom in his old residence, the first foreigners to do so. Feinstein had entertained Jiang in San Francisco, dancing with him as he sang ‘When We Were Young.'”
This relationship proved fruitful in 1999, when President Bill Clinton was pushing to bring China into the World Trade Organization.
A visit to Washington that year by Chinese Prime Minister Zhu Rongji, which many had hoped would seal the deal, produced nothing. Relations got even worse after U.S. bombers accidentally destroyed the Chinese Embassy in Belgrade that May.
Feinstein, stepped in to offer assistance to the administration. She volunteered to use her personal relationship with now-Chinese regime leader Jiang, to get negotiations back on track.
In August 1999, the White House dispatched Feinstein to China, with a hand-written note to Jiang from President Clinton, urging a resumption of talks.
“Senator Feinstein played a critical role in paving the way for this critical trade agreement,” White House press officer Elizabeth Newman said.
Feinstein and Jiang met Aug. 16 in the Chinese coastal city of Dalian, where the senator handed over President Clinton’s letter.
In an interview with the San Jose Mercury in November 1999, Feinstein said, that she felt the only way China would enter into WTO negotiations again was with the backing of Jiang.
Feinstein said, in offering her services as an intermediary to Clinton and national security adviser Sandy Berger, “I said I’d be prepared to do it if they felt it would be helpful, and they said they did think it would be helpful and please do it.”
Jiang was “receptive and particularly pleased that Clinton had taken the time to personally write a note to him,’’ Feinstein said.
“I think he listened, and we had substantial discussions on the subject. … I was successful in getting the Chinese interested in beginning to resume negotiations on the subject,” Feinstein said in the November 1999 interview.

Human Rights

Significantly, Feinstein said she expected approval of the new trade status, which would remove the “annual congressional review that many believe continues to put pressure on China to reform its economy and human-rights record.”
In other words, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) would get the trade status it coveted, without having to do anything of significance to improve its abysmal human-rights record.
China was admitted to the World Trade Organization and has used that trade access to build the world’s second-strongest economy, and a world-class military.
If anything, the CCP’s human-rights record is worse today. Certainly, their repressive technologies are far more powerful.
At the time, Feinstein’s colleague, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) expressed grave concerns about the deal.
“Once they get permanent (normal trade relations status), all leverage from the US on behalf of business is over because they have what they want permanently,” Pelosi said, in the San Jose Mercury article. “They have violated their agreements in terms of proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, they have violated their agreements in terms of trade, they have violated their agreements on international covenants on human rights. Why is that we think they are then going to honor their commitments they make for WTO?”
All in all, it was an incredible victory for the Chinese government.
Feinstein has done more for the CCP than other any serving U.S. politician.
Correction: A previous version of this article misstated who led Dianne Feinstein’s student trip to Europe. The trip was led by Stanford political science professor, James T. Watkins. The Epoch Times regrets the error.




Reports: Dianne Feinstein’s Longtime Driver Was a Chinese Spy



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An alleged Chinese spy reportedly infiltrated Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s (D-CA) office by posing as her driver for 20 years, according to multiple reports.

Reports from Politico and the San Francisco Chronicle revealed the alleged Chinese government mole posed as a staffer in Feinstein’s San Francisco office— serving as the California Democrat’s driver, Asian-American community liaison, and stand-in for the senator at Chinese consulate events.
Politico reported that the staffer allegedly delivered non-top-secret political intelligence to Chinese consulate officials in San Francisco. Five years ago, the FBI told Feinstein—who served as chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee—that her staffer was a spy.
The California Democrat was reportedly “mortified” by the news and fired the staffer but did not disclose the news to the rest of her staff.
The FBI could not charge the individual with espionage because none of what he leaked was considered to be classified information, making it difficult for the agency to prosecute him.
“Think about Diane Feinstein and what she had access to,” security analyst and former FBI agent Jeff Harp told KPIX. “One, she had access to the Chinese community here in San Francisco; great amount of political influence. Two, correct me if I’m wrong, Dianne Feinstein still has very close ties to the intelligence committees there in Washington, D.C.
Other Feinstein staffers also had links to foreign intelligence. A former Feinstein staffer who worked on the Democratic Senate Intelligence Committee hired former British spyChristopher Steele and Fusion GPS after Donald Trump was elected president to “expose Russian interference.”
 “Our entire crony capitalist system, Democrat and Republican alike, has become a kleptocracy approaching par with third-world hell-holes.  This is the way a great country is raided by its elite.” ---- Karen McQuillan  THEAMERICAN THINKER.com

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Senator Feinstein's War Profiteering

by Joshua Frank
It happens all the time. If the antiwar movement takes on the Democrats for their bitter shortcomings, a few liberals are bound to criticize us for not hounding Bush instead. It doesn't even have to be an election year to get the progressives fired up. They just don't seem to get it. "How can you attack the Democrats when we have such a bulletproof administration ruling the roost in Washington?" somebody recently e-mailed me. "Don't you have something better to do than write this trash?!"

Well, not really. It's too cold in upstate New York right now to do anything other than fume over the liberal villains in Washington. "Why do I write about the putrid Democratic Party?" I responded, "I'll tell you, there's a reason this Republican administration is so damn bulletproof – nobody from the opposition party is taking aim and pulling the trigger."

And that's why the Dems are just as culpable in all that has transpired since Bush took office in 2000. They aren't just a part of the problem – the Democrats are the problem.

I mean, who is really all that surprised Bush and his boys wanted to conquer the Middle East? Not me. That's just what unreasonable neocons do: they stomp out the little guy, kill off the weak, and suffocate the voiceless. They only care about the girth of their wallets and the number of scalps they can tack above their mantles.

The Democrats aren't just letting the Republicans get away with murder, however: some of them are also reaping the benefits of the Bush wars. We constantly hear about Dick Cheney's ties to Halliburton and how his ex-company is making bundles off U.S. contracts in Iraq. But what we don't hear about is how Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein and her husband are also making tons of money off the "war on terror."

The wishy-washy senator now claims Bush misled her prior to the invasion of Iraq. I don't think she's being honest with us, though. There may have been other reasons she helped sell Bush's lies. According to the Center for Public Integrity, Feinstein's husband Richard Blum has racked in millions of dollars from Perini, a civil infrastructure construction company, of which the billionaire investor wields a 75 percent voting share.

In April 2003, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers gave $500 million to Perini to provide services for Iraq's Central Command. A   month earlier in March 2003, Perini was awarded $25 million to design and construct a facility to support the Afghan National Army near Kabul. And in March 2004, Perini was awarded a hefty contract worth up to $500 million for "electrical power distribution and transmission" in southern Iraq.

Feinstein, who sits on the Senate  Appropriations Committee as well as the
 Select Committee on Intelligence, is reaping the benefits of her husband's investments.

 The Democratic royal family recently  purchased a $16.5 million mansion in the  flush Pacific Heights neighborhood of San Francisco. It's a disgusting display of war profiteering, and just like Cheney, the leading Democrat should be called out for her  offense.

And that's exactly why the Bush  administration is so darn bulletproof. The Democratic leadership in Washington is just as crooked and just as callous.

War profiteering

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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war profiteer is any person or organization that profits from warfare or by selling weapons and other goods to parties at war. The term can have strong, negative connotations. General profiteering may also occur in peace time. An example of war profiteers were the "shoddy" millionaires who allegedly sold recycled wool and cardboard shoes to soldiers during the American Civil War. The ten highest war profiteers are Lockheed MartinBoeingBAE SystemsGeneral DynamicsRaytheonNorthrop Grumman, European Aeronautic Defense and Space Company EADSFinmeccanicaL-3 Communications, and United Technologies.[1] These corporations are all directly connected with production of weapons, machinery, vehicles, aircraft, electronics and artillery(including missiles) and as such have significant political influence given their lobbying efforts and campaign contributions to members of the United States Congress in the promotion of war efforts. In 2010, the defense industry spent $144 million on lobbying and donated over $22.6 million to congressional candidates.[2]

In the United States[edit]

Companies such as Halliburton have been criticized in the context of the Iraq War for their perceived war profiteering.[24]
Steven Clemons, a senior fellow at the New America Foundation think tank, has accused former CIA Director James Woolseyof both profiting from and promoting the Iraq War.[25]
The Center for Public Integrity has reported that US Senator Dianne Feinstein, who voted in favor of the Iraq Resolution, and her husband, Richard Blum, are making millions of dollars from Iraq and Afghanistan contracts through his company, Tutor Perini Corporation.[26][27]
Indicted defense contractor Brent R. Wilkes was reported to be ecstatic when hearing that the United States was going to go to war with Iraq. "He and some of his top executives were really gung-ho about the war," said a former employee. "Brent said this would create new opportunities for the company. He was really excited about doing business in the Middle East."[28]
The War Profiteering Prevention Act of 2007 intended to create criminal penalties for war profiteers and others who exploit taxpayer-funded efforts in Iraq and elsewhere around the world.[29] This act was introduced first on April 25, 2007, but was never enacted into law.[30] War profiteering cases are often brought under the Civil False Claims Act, which was enacted in 1863 to combat war profiteering during the Civil War.[31]
Major General Smedley Butler, USMC, criticized war profiteering of US companies during World War I in War Is a Racket. He wrote about how some companies and corporations increase their earnings and profits by up to 1,700 percent and how many companies willingly sold equipment and supplies to the US that had no relevant use in the war effort. In the book, Butler stated that "It has been estimated by statisticians and economists and researchers that the war cost your Uncle Sam $52,000,000,000. Of this sum, $39,000,000,000 was expended in the actual war period. This expenditure yielded $16,000,000,000 in profits."[32]
In the American Civil War, concerns about war profiteering were not limited to the activities of a few "shoddy" millionaires in the North. In the Confederacy, where supplies were severely limited, and hardships common, the mere suggestion of profiteering was considered a scurrilous charge. Georgia Quartermaster General Ira Roe Foster attempted to increase the supply of material to the troops by urging the women of his state to knit 50,000 pairs of socks. Foster's sock campaign stimulated the supply of the much needed item, but it also met with a certain amount of suspicion and backlash. Either the result of a Union disinformation campaign, or the work of suspicious minds, rumors, which Foster denied as a "malicious falsehood!",[33] began to spread that Foster and others were profiteering from the socks.[33] It was alleged that contributed socks were being sold, rather than given freely to the troops. The charge was not without precedent. The historian Jeanie Attie notes that in 1861, an "especially damaging rumor" (later found to be true) had circulated in the North, alleging that the Union Army had purchased 5,000 pairs of socks which had been donated, and intended for the troops, from a private relief agency, the United States Sanitary Commission.[34] As the Sanitary Commission had done in the North, Foster undertook a propaganda campaign in Georgia newspapers to combat the damaging rumors and to encourage the continued contribution of socks.[35] He offered $1,000.00 to any "citizen or soldier who will come forward and prove that he ever bought a sock from this Department that was either knit by the ladies or purchased for issue to said troops."[33]

Unacceptable! Senator Profits from War and Post Office

Shortly after San Francisco's then-Mayor Dianne Feinstein married private equity financier Richard C. Blum in 1980, those who knew them called theirs "a marriage of the public and private sectors."

Although Feinstein lost a gubernatorial bid to Republican Pete Wilson, she soon took his seat in the U.S. Senate. Working across the aisle, her power rapidly grew along with her husband's diversified investments and their mutual wealth.1

• As Chair and ranking member of the Military Construction and Appropriations Subcommittee, Senator Feinstein appears to have steered contracts to companies controlled by her husband.2  Blum has profited handsomely from military contracts.

• In 2009, Senator Feinstein introduced legislation to provide $25 billion in taxpayer money to the FDIC after it gave Blum's CBRE real estate company a contract to sell foreclosed properties at unusually high rates.4

• As a Regent of the University of California, Blum appears to have profited from contracts with the UC-run nuclear weapons laboratory at Los Alamos.5

• In the summer of 2012, the U.S. Postal Service awarded Blum's CBRE company the exclusive contract to sell its portfolio of public properties. Feinstein's office denies any influence in the awarding of the contract. 
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Steven Mosher on Trade Deficit: China ‘Might as Well Have Carpet Bombed the American Heartland’


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by ROBERT KRAYCHIK1 Mar 20182,576

Richard Nixon had “created a monster” by opening America and the West to China, said bestselling author and Asia expert Steven Mosher in a Wednesday interview on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Tonight with Senior Editor-at-Large Rebecca Mansour.

“I think allowing China into the World Trade Organization must rank as one of the greatest strategic blunders made by any great power in human history,” said Mosher, framing the 37th president’s policy towards China as sowing the seeds of a rival state’s geopolitical ascendance.
Mosher, the author of Bully of Asia: Why China’s Dream is the New Threat to WorldOrder, explained that the Chinese state does not operate in good faith in trade arrangements.
“[China] had no intention of playing by the rules,” said Mosher. “The Chinese communist party thinks that rules are for fools and that political power grows out of the barrel of a gun. It’s basically a matter of our power politics. They pretended to be a weak developing country in order to get favorable terms in the World Trade Organization, and when they joined, they broke all the rules and have been behaving in a predatory fashion ever since.”
Chinese theft of intellectual property amounts to $600 billion per year in value, said Mosher: “Everyone is getting sick  of the fact that China cheats, that China signs agreements only to violate them, that China steals $600 billion — according to the FBI — in intellectual property every year.”
Decades of trade with China have decimated America’s manufacturing base, said Mosher.
“China’s been committing economic hate crimes against the American people for a long time,” said Mosher. “By stealing technology and so forth, they might as well have carpet bombed the industrial heartland of America into rubble. The end result has been the same. You need a defense industrial base. You need hard industry. There are only four countries that really make things, in any number and that is the united States, Japan, Germany, and China. We need to make things. Manufacturing is still the basis of a strong economy. How would we be able to be the arsenal of democracy if we allow our steel factories to be shuttered by Chinese steel dumping on our markets?”
“We’ve not only lost our jobs to them and built a middle class in China while we decimated our own, we have also lost all sorts of technological know-how,” said Mansour. “We no longer manufacture, here. It’s horrifying how we have crippled ourselves to this.”
The Chinese government seeks to displace America as the world’s primary superpower through economic designs across Eurasia, said Mosher.
“China is already becoming the dominant power in East Asia, and now it’s reaching with its One Belt One Road [project] across the Eurasian continent,” said Mosher. “Its purpose is quite clear. It wants to draw the economy of all Asian and European countries into China’s orbit. It wants to reorient the world’s economy around China, and with that economic dominance will come strategic dominance.”
“If they come to dominate Eurasia with four billion people and sixty percent of the world’s economy, I think it’s game over,” warned Mosher.
Following the Cold War, China became America’s primary adversary, said Mosher. 
“China declared war on us in 1991, and has been at war with us in cyberspace, stealing intellectual property, on trade by devaluing its currency, on espionage of all kinds, and by making great territorial claims in the South China Sea,” said Mosher.
America’s “generous American spirit” is taken advantage of by bad faith negotiations on China’s part, with the latter deploying realpolitik.
“If your enemy says you’re at war, you’re probably are war whether you want to be or not,” said Mosher.
China’s political ascendance will expand illiberalism, as the authoritarian state seeks to “replicate” its system abroad, said Mosher.
“I have seen China’s growing economic and military might, and I know they’re going to use it not for good purposes, not to promote democracy and freedom, they’re going to use it for illiberal purposes, to destroy democracy, to destroy freedom around the world, to replicate themselves and of course what they are is a one-party dictatorship dominated now by the new red emperor Xi Jinping,” said Mosher.
“As China grows more powerful, it will seek to replicate itself,” he continued. “But the countries that replicate themselves after China will come to resemble Cambodia, Zimbabwe, and North Korea, because China will move in, will give them low interest rate loans, will extract their resources, will corrupt their governments, and will leave strong men in place over a countries whose economies have been gutted. So you’re not going to see the rise of China contribute to the rise of other countries, you’re going to see it contribute to the colonization of other countries, the extraction of their resources, the devastation of their political systems, and disrespect for human rights. They will spread their mistakes around the world.”
“Gary Cohn is not interested in putting tariffs on China or in any way curbing China’s appetites when it comes to trade,” said Mosher of President Donald Trump’s chief economic adviser.
Peter Navarro, the president’s assistant on matters of trade an industrial policy, shares Trump’s desire to “get tough on trade with China,” said Mosher.
Mosher is the president of the Population Research Institute and an internationally acclaimed expert on China. In 1979, he was the first American social scientist to visit and conduct research in mainland China, where he he witnessed firsthand the communist regime’s human rights violations vis-√†-vis the forced abortions under their “one-child policy.” His latest book is Bully of Asia: Why China’s Dream is the New Threat to World Order.
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JUDICIAL WATCH RANKS SEN. DIANNE FEINSTEIN ONE OF THE 10 MOST CORRUPT.

SHE HAS AMASSED A HUGE FORTUNE FROM DEALS SHE HAS PUSHED IN THE SENATE THAT ULTIMATELY PUT MILLIONS INTO HER HUSBAND’S POCKETS.

SHE LIVES IN A $16 MILLION DOLLAR MANSION IN SAN FRANCISCO ONLY MILES FROM HER S.F. HOTEL WHERE SHE HIRES ILLEGALS.

HER BIGGEST (LEGAL) DONORS ARE UTILITIES MONOPOLY PACIFIC, GAS & ELECTRIC AND CRIMINAL BANKSTERS WELLS FARGO and BANK of AMERICA.

SHE VOTES FOR ANYTHING THAT WOULD BENEFIT RED CHINA, AND RED CHINA THANKS HER BY CUTTING DEALS WITH HER HUSBAND RICHARD BLUM.

FEINSTEIN IS THE BIGGEST WAR PROFITEER IN AMERICAN HISTORY.

FEINSTEIN IS AN ADVOCATE FOR OPEN BORDERS, NO E-VERIFY, NO ENGLISH ONLY, AND NO ID REQUIRED OF ILLEGALS VOTING.

FEINSTEIN, ALONG WITH HER SISTERS-IN-CORRUPTION, PELOSI AND BOXER, ARE A MAJOR CAUSE FOR THE MELTDOWN AND COLONIZATION OF CA BY MEXICO!

Feinstein’s net worth is partially explained by her marriage to investment banker Richard Blum, who also sits on the University of California’s Board of Regents. Blum has been a strong supporter of privatization and fee hikes. Feinstein also reported owning homes in the Lake Tahoe area, the Coachella Valley, the Hawaiian Island of Kauai, and San Francisco.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) ranks as the thirteenth wealthiest member of Congress, with a net worth of $26.4 million. Much of Pelosi’s fortune comes from her husband Paul Pelosi, a land developer. Pelosi’s fortune actually declined since 2010, but this can largely be explained by $6 million in mortgages on two properties in Washington, D.C. and San Francisco that are now counted as liabilities.

US “Fifty Wealthiest Lawmakers” list: A Congress of the rich, by the rich, and for the rich

By Eric London
27 August 2012

Last week’s report by Washington, D.C. political blog The Hill details the vast wealth of the nation’s legislative representatives and serves as an indictment of the anti-democratic nature of the American political system. The “50 Wealthiest Lawmakers” list shows that dozens of congressional politicians have amassed huge fortunes while simultaneously slashing the wages, benefits and social services of the American people.

In other words, not only are these members of Congress overseeing a massive transfer of wealth from the working class to the ruling class; they are also profiting from this transfer.

The report reveals the bipartisan composition of the extremely wealthy in congress. Seven of the top 10 richest members of congress are Democrats; overall, Republicans make up 60 percent of the list.

According to The Hill, 17 members of Congress have amassed fortunes of over $20 million, and a total of 35 members of Congress have a net worth valued at over $10 million.

These numbers are slightly skewed compared with past surveys. Due to the passage of the STOCK Act, members of Congress now are legally required to report mortgages as liabilities. The STOCK Act was passed after revelations were made regarding banks giving members of Congress and their staffs “friendly” deals on their personal mortgages in return for favorable legislation.

The list also sheds light on the nature of wealth accumulation amongst the super-rich in America. Among the elite today, wealth accumulation has less to do with productive work than it does with parasitism, inheritance, and family ties.

Rep. Michael McCaul (Republican of Texas) tops the list with a total fortune of $290.5 million. McCaul’s wealth comes in part from his marriage to the daughter of Lowry Mays, the founder of radio giant Clear Channel Communications. Belying the claim that these fortunes come from productive hard work, McCaul’s 2011 financial report explained that “certain assets owned by spouse were acquired via gift from spouse’s parents.”

Democratic Party leadership is featured prominently at the top of the list.

Sen. John Kerry (Democrat of Massachusetts), the party’s nominee for president in 2004, is second, with a net worth of $198.8 million. Like McCaul, much of this wealth comes from family. His wife Theresa Heinz’s “numerous family trusts” have helped push Kerry’s fortune up $5 million in the last year.

Democratic Senators Jay Rockefeller (West Virginia), Richard Blumenthal (Connecticut), and Dianne Feinstein (California) are also featured in the top 10. The respective fortunes of these three senators ($83.1 million, $80.1 million, and $47.2 million) come in large part from family inheritances and trusts.

Feinstein’s net worth is partially explained by her marriage to investment banker Richard Blum, who also sits on the University of California’s Board of Regents. Blum has been a strong supporter of privatization and fee hikes. Feinstein also reported owning homes in the Lake Tahoe area, the Coachella Valley, the Hawaiian Island of Kauai, and San Francisco.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) ranks as the thirteenth wealthiest member of Congress, with a net worth of $26.4 million. Much of Pelosi’s fortune comes from her husband Paul Pelosi, a land developer. Pelosi’s fortune actually declined since 2010, but this can largely be explained by $6 million in mortgages on two properties in Washington, D.C. and San Francisco that are now counted as liabilities.

Republican Rep. James Sensenbrenner of Wisconsin reported a net worth of $10.2 million. Among other reported assets, “his prized stamp collection … is now worth at least $150,000.”

Maine Senator Olympia Snowe, a Republican, ranks 35th on the list. A portion of her $9 million fortune comes from investments in Education Management Corporation, a for-profit post-secondary education company. Snowe’s husband, former Maine governor John McKernan Jr., sits on the company’s board of directors.

All of the Congressional members on the list amassed their vast sums of money on the backs of the working people they purport to represent.

The web site OpenSecrets.org reports that land speculation is the industry in which members of Congress make the most money. Financial speculation, securities and investments, oil and gas production, and commercial banking are also featured in the top 10 profitable industries for members of Congress.

The report from The Hill underlines what was already clear about American politics: the vast majority of Americans are given no representation in government. Their “elected” representatives are chosen from the rich, by the rich, and for the rich.

The lives of these members of Congress compare starkly with the realities that their constituents face on a day-to-day basis. In the years following the financial crisis, the average American family has lost 40 percent of its net worth. Half of America lives either under the poverty line or one paycheck away from it. In some states, a quarter of the population struggles to afford food. Meanwhile, Congress cuts unemployment benefits, funding for health care, education, and housing. Both parties have agreed that slashing pensions and food stamps are next on the agenda.

For the richest members of Congress, these cuts will result, as they evidently have already, in an increase in net worth. For their working class constituents, the cuts pose a more urgent threat: hunger, disease, poverty, and a loss of life.

I love the way FEINSTEIN’S office, mostly a group of politician white collar criminals servicing BLUM-FEINSTEIN’S interest above our own state’s...... keep denying that FEINSTEIN is the biggest war profiteer in history....

SO HOW THE HELL DID SHE ACQUIRE 40 MILLION IN MANSIONS? Even that phony tax supported used computer school scam she and Blum worked up only made them about 10 million in ill gotten profits extracted from the tax payer’s pockets.

Now FEINSTEIN-BLUM are the biggest profiteers in AMERICAN HISTORY off BUSH’S WAR. Unfortunately that’s only a drop in the bucket of money she’s made off her husband’s pimp of her.

Ever hear of FEINSTEIN speaking out on the WAR? But if you want a laugh, google Feinstein’s comment on awful WAR PROFITEERS! Reminds me of her comment “Illegals are good citizens!”

The only thing you will ever hear FEINSTEIN speaking out on is something that will put money in her filthy pockets.

DIANNE FEINSTEIN IS THE MOST CORRUPT SELF-SERVING POLITICIAN IN AMERICAN HISTORY.

SHE SHOULD SPEND THE REST OF HER LIFE IN PRISON.................................


Google:

FEINSTEIN, BLUM AND CHINA

FEINSTEIN, BLUM WAR PROFITEER

FEINSTEIN, BLUM  AND 17 MILLION DOLLAR MANSION, only one of a dozen.

FEINSTEIN AND WELLS FARGO and the BANKRUPTCY BILL

FEINSTEIN, BLUM  AND MEDICARE billing profits

FEINSTEIN – BLUM AND TARP CORRUPTION

FEINSTEIN – BLUM AND BOARD OF REGENTS
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WITH VIEWS TO DIE FOR.... Feinstein’s war profits mansion

Sen. Dianne Feinstein and her mega-millionaire husband, Richard Blum, are pulling up stakes on their quiet Presidio Terrace home and moving uptown to a Pacific Heights mansion -- with views to die for.

The $16.5 million mansion -- which sits at the foot of Vallejo Street, between the Presidio and some of the city's most hoity-toity addresses -- offers a sweeping view of the bay.

It's right off what Herb Caen christened the "Gold Rush" -- the final two blocks of upper, upper Broadway, where the residents include Ann and Gordon Getty, Oracle founder Larry Ellison, and Mimi Haas -- as in the Levi Strauss Haases.
"And everyone is extending a warm welcome,'' said former Mayor Willie Brown, who hangs with the hill crowd. "They figure it will mean better homeland security."
The very hush-hush house sale, we're told, was finalized within the past three weeks. Workers are busy fixing up the place and installing new recessed lighting before Feinstein and Blum move in.
For the past two decades, San Francisco's top power couple has lived in the shadow of Temple Emanu-El -- on the very private and swank Presidio Terrace, just off Arguello Boulevard -- where they've hosted everyone from reporters to presidents.
The house, which has yet to go on the market, comes complete with a flagpole.
So why the big move?
"We've never had a view, and this was an opportunity to get one,'' Feinstein said Friday. "We also have an expanding family -- five grandchildren and soon to be a sixth -- and we needed some more space.''
Their new, 9,500-square-foot mansion -- once owned by the former wife of "Star Wars" creator George Lucas and featured as the 1995 San Francisco Decorator's Showcase -- offers much more than just picture-postcard vistas.
The four-story abode, which has sat empty for the past couple of years, has five bedrooms (including two master suites), three fireplaces, an elevator, a wine cellar and an in-law apartment.
"It's a very gorgeous, gorgeous property -- a very special home,'' says Sotheby's agent Pattie Lawton, who represented the sellers, a couple she declined to name.
The sellers never actually lived in the house, which they bought in 2004. The price then wasn't disclosed, but real estate industry sources said they believe it was close to its appraised value of $12 million.
One big curiosity is the garden just off the front entrance that is actually part of the Lyon Street steps, a favorite of joggers, walkers and camera clickers.
At night, the 332 steps are also a popular hangout for teenagers to sneak a drink or two.
This is hardly Blum and Feinstein's only real estate undertaking in recent years. Five years ago, they traded in their five-story townhouse in Washington, D.C., for a nearly $6 million, French Renaissance-style estate in the Spring Valley neighborhood, just down the street from American University.

A couple of years earlier, they built themselves a $7.4 million ski retreat on 30 acres in Aspen, Colo., just down the road from the 15-bedroom pleasure palace of a Saudi prince.

No word yet on if -- or where -- the flagpole will go up on the new digs.

More home views: Speaking of home, Sen. Feinstein was undoubtedly feeling heat from the West Coast before announcing Friday that she would support a floor filibuster against Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito after all.

Just a couple of weeks back, Feinstein said she probably wouldn't support a move to block the nomination, unless Alito turned out to be guilty of some "moral turpitude” LIKE BEING A BUSH WAR WHORE OR SELLING OUT HIS COUNTRY TO RED CHINA, OR DENYING MEDICARE BENEFITS TO SICK AND DISABLED FOR PROFITS a la BLUM. That kind of crap that has made Feinstein filthy rich!

But by Friday, Feinstein apparently had heard the message loud and clear from constituents urging her to support the filibuster.

"It was very strong in terms of Californians contacting us in support of the filibuster,'' Feinstein spokesman Howard Gantman told us.

SEN. DIANNE FEINSTEIN, AND HER LAP BITCH BARBARA BOXER, HAVE VOTED FOR ANY AND ALL WARS FOR MUSLIM DICTATORS, WHILE THEY DEMAND THAT OUR OWN BORDERS BE LEFT OPEN AND UNDEFENDED AGAINST NARCOMEX.

KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT ABOUT MY WAR PROFITEERING WHORE WIFE’S MANSIONS! HERE’S A BRIBE TO DO SO!

“Since the 2000 election cycle, Blum has contributed over $75,000 to the Democratic Senatorial Committee, and thousands more to individual Democrats, including John Kerry, Robert Byrd, Joe Lieberman, Ted Kennedy, and Barbara Boxer.”

March 1, 2006 The Democrats' Daddy Warbucks

Feinstein family war profits, part II
Sen. Dianne Feinstein's husband, Richard Blum, could well be called the Democrats' Daddy Warbucks. He's scored bundles from war contracts. He has recently purchased a $16.5 million crib in San Francisco and along with his wife has handed hundreds of thousands of dollars over to fellow Democrats. Since the 2000 election cycle, Blum has contributed over $75,000 to the Democratic Senatorial Committee, and thousands more to individual Democrats, including John Kerry, Robert Byrd, Joe Lieberman, Ted Kennedy, and Barbara Boxer. Richard Blum's history as an entrepreneur began at the ripe age of 23 when he began to work for the San Francisco brokerage firm Sutro & Company. Blum quickly climbed the ranks and became a partner by the age of 30. According the San Francisco Chronicle, "Blum proved that he had an eye for fixer-upper properties when he led a partnership that acquired the struggling Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus for $8 million – then sold it to Mattel Inc. four years later for $40 million." In 1975, Blum went out on his own and formed a brokerage agency. Today, Blum's lofty firm, Blum Capital, holds positions in more than 20 companies, including real estate giants, credit bureaus, and yes, even military contractors. Blum sees himself as an altruistic capitalist, claims one of his ex-employees: "He likes to go after companies that are down and out, and bring their stock back to life. He thinks he's doing good." Blum shares a large stake in Perini, a civil construction company that is happily employed in Iraq and Afghanistan. But not all of Blum's war profits come from Perini. In 1975, his venture capital firm went after fledging construction and design company URS when the business was about to be bought out by another corporation. Since then, Blum has increased his stock in URS, capitalizing on its recent military contracts. Unlike Blum's dabbling with Barnum & Bailey, his current profits aren't so safe for child consumption. Here are the basics to date: Blum currently holds over 111,000 shares of stock in URS Corporation, which is now one of the top defense contractors in the United States. Blum is an acting director of URS, which bought EG&G, a leading provider of technical services and management to the U.S. military, from The Carlyle Group in 2002. Carlyle's trusty advisers, past and present, include former President George H.W. Bush, James Baker, and ex-SEC Commissioner Arthur Levitt, among other prominent neoconservatives and Washington power brokers. URS and Blum have since banked on the Iraq war, scoring a phat $600 million contract through EG&G. As a result, URS has seen its stock price more than triple since the war began in March 2003. Blum has cashed in over $2 million on this venture alone and another $100 million for his investment firm. "As part of EG&G's sale price," reports the San Francisco Chronicle, "Carlyle acquired a 21.74 percent stake in URS – second only to the 23.7 percent of shares controlled by Blum Capital." The Carlyle Group has long been accused of exploiting its political connections to turn a profit. And if Carlyle can come under the microscope for its government ties and war profiteering, as it did in Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11, than surely Blum's URS ought to be subject to the same scrutiny. Owen Blicksilver, Blum's spokesman, claims his boss and Sen. Feinstein have never talked shop at home in their gated mansion: "Mr. Blum and Sen. Feinstein have never had any discussions about outsourcing, government contracts, or URS." If this were a Republican senator's spouse scoring bundles off the spoils of war and passing it along to fellow Republicans, the liberals would be up in arms. But since Dianne Feinstein is a leading Democrat, mum's the word. Partisanship trumps ethics. The Byrne Report Hawk Tale By Peter Byrne ON JAN. 18, California senator Dianne Feinstein introduced Dr. Condoleezza Rice at a Senate nomination hearing for Secretary of State in terms so saccharine that molasses seemed to ooze out of her mouth. She was a precocious child, Feinstein purred. She has skill, judgment and poise. She loves football. Bush loves her. "The problems we face abroad are complex and sizable. If Dr. Rice's past performance is any indication, though, we can rest easy." That very same day, Feinstein's husband, Richard Blum, took advantage of a spike in the price of his URS Corporation stock. He sold a third of his holdings in the defense contractor for $57 million, according to filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. With Rice confirmed, the business of death and occupation looks rosy as hell for Feinstein, who--let's get real--benefits tremendously from sharing community property with Blum. URS' largest customer is the U.S. Army, which accounted for 17 percent ($587 million) of its cash revenue in 2004. In 2001, URS enjoyed a mere $169 million in defense contracts. Now, its war contracts total more than $2 billion. According to its annual report, the San Francisco√źbased URS anticipates that profits will rocket up in 2005, because "operations in the Middle East are expected to generate increased work related to the development of weapons systems, the training of military pilots and the maintenance, upgrade and repair of military vehicles." Provided, of course, that our hawkish leadership remains as poised and lovable as the new Secretary of State. Feinstein, who sits on the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, is an advocate of first-strike warfare, even though it flouts international law and the standards of common decency. Interestingly, her Financial Disclosure Report for 2003 was more than three times the size of her 2002 disclosure (Feinstein's 2003 disclosure numbers 133 pages, compared to Sen. Barbara Boxer's six-page report). The Feinstein-Blum portfolio is crammed with multimillion dollar investments in the military-industrial-financial complex and corporations that heavily exploit Third World peoples. The senator has a lot to lose should the neoconservative war machine falter. Hubby holds a controlling interest in another engineering firm, Perini Corporation of Framingham, Mass. Perini ranks No. 6 by dollar amount in war-related government contracts in the Middle East. According to its annual report, "Perini proudly supports the U.S. government with global rapid response capabilities for defense, reconstruction and security." Perini builds military facilities and roads in Afghanistan, electrical infrastructure in Iraq and U.S. embassies around the world. After the Senate, Feinstein included, approved Bush's war plans in 2002, Perini's defense contract awards soared from negligible to $2.52 billion. But, as with many of the sole-source, open-ended contracts awarded to politically connected firms, there are problems with accountability. Last summer, Department of Defense auditors determined that Perini could not adequately justify its costs in Iraq as fair and reasonable. That's government-speak for: They're gouging the #!$% out of us. Perini is heavily engaged in military and municipal public works projects inside the United States; at least two are also under investigation for contract fraud. For example, the city of San Francisco has sued general contractor Perini--which was in a joint venture with the Tutor-Saliba construction firm--for $100 million in cost overruns at a San Francisco International Airport project. The lawsuit alleges that the joint venture engaged in "a sophisticated pattern of fraud," including inflating costs, fabricating delays and setting up minority front companies to exploit affirmative-action preferences. The attorney general of Massachusetts is looking into alleged false claims made by a Perini joint venture in the "Big Dig" urban highway construction boondoggle in Boston. Ron Tutor, owner of Tutor-Saliba and CEO of Perini, bought into the latter company, along with Blum, as it teetered on the edge of solvency in the mid- 1990s due to a bad real estate investment. It rebounded, thanks to the firm's sudden ability to obtain lucrative U.S. military and government contracts, which, of course, had nothing to do with the fact that Blum's powerful wife has her hands on the military's purse strings. Remarkably, Perini grossed $1.37 billion in 2003, up 27 percent from the previous year, before the U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq. Perini attributes its rocketing profits to "increased volume of work in Iraq and Afghanistan." As a risk factor, the firm notes that continued demand for its military services depends upon "the political situation in Iraq," which, logically, means that it desires the bloody war and useless occupation to continue indefinitely--a wish that hawktails with the foreign policy positions of Bush, Rice, Rumsfeld and Feinstein. I almost forgot: Perini Corp. is the nation's most active builder of Indian-fronted casinos. That explains a few things about Sen. Feinstein and the politics of gambling, soon to be revealed in greater detail in this space.
Husband's investments entangle Feinstein

LATEST FLAP OVER MEDICARE PAYMENT DENIALS

By David WhitneyMcClatchy NewspapersSan Jose Mercury News

Article Launched:05/19/2007 01:36:54 AM PDT
WASHINGTON - California lawmakers are questioning whether an auditing company in which San Francisco investor Richard Blum, the husband of Sen. Dianne Feinstein, has a major financial stake is rejecting Medicare claims at California rehabilitation hospitals in order to reap millions of dollars in profits at the expense of patient care.

The company, PRG-Schultz International, has a contract with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the overseer of the Medicare program, to check payments in California for mistakes. Its only pay is a bounty of up to 30 percent on the "overcharges" it identifies.
The California Hospital Association first raised concerns in November that PRG-Schultz was targeting rehabilitation hospitals that cared for Medicare patients after knee or hip replacement surgery. The hospital association said PRG-Schultz has reviewed thousands of cases dating as far back as 2002 and has rejected nearly all as medically unnecessary. Melinda Staveley, president of the 38-bed Rehabilitation Institute at Santa Barbara, said more than 100 such cases from her non-profit institution had been rejected. The facility could face having to repay more than $2 million.
Elderly patients
As difficult as that would be financially for a small hospital with a $12 million annual budget, she said the bigger concern is future patient care. The frail and elderly surgery patients with compound medical problems no longer will have access to rehabilitation hospitals and will have to rely on home or outpatient services.
"This is devastating," Staveley said of the audits.
Her husband's business interests in PRG-Schultz have proved awkward for Feinstein, the state's Democratic senior senator, as the hospital association turns to Congress for relief.
This is not the first time Blum's business interests have collided with his wife's job. Blum Capital   Partners is a major investor in Northwest Airlines, which in 1995 won the first contract by an American air carrier to fly to Beijing. Feinstein had been friends with a former Chinese political leader since she was mayor of San Francisco.
More recently, concerns have been raised in Republican circles about some of Blum's investments benefiting from defense contracts at a time when the senator was serving on the Senate military construction appropriations committee.
Feinstein's press aide, Scott Gerber, said the senator played no role in the legislation creating the auditing program and did not intervene with program administrators to help PRG-Schultz get the three-year contract in 2005.
Serious concerns
“FEINSTEIN SENT A LETTER EXPRESSING HER CONCERNS....”

THIS IS TYPICAL WHORE FEINSTEIN. SHE LIES THROUGH BOTH SIDES OF HER MOUTH AND STILL COUNTS HER DIRTY MONEY.

THE OLD WHORE HAS BEEN SENDING OUT THE SAME OLD FORM LETTER FOR A DECADES EXPRESSING HER “CONCERN” OVER THE INVASION BY MEXICO. ALL THE WHILE SHE’S IN THE BACK ROOM WORKING OUT NEW BIT BY BIT AMNESTY WITH HER LA RAZA WHORES, PELOSI. BOXER, WAXMAN, ESHOO, LOFGREN, HARMAN, FARR, SANCHEZ, ET AL.

THE OLD WHORE HAS PUBLICALLY MADE COMMENTS ABOUT EVIL WAR PROFITEERS AND THEN WENT TO TOWN SERVICING BUSH WITH HER !NO! IMPEACHMENT, FOR WAR PROFITS. ENOUGH TO BUY HERSELF ANOTHER MANSION, THE 17 MILLION SAN FRANCISCO PLACE.IT’S TIME FEINSTEIN WENT TO PRISON!

On Thursday, after questions from McClatchy Newspapers, Feinstein sent a letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services that called the hospital association's concerns "potentially serious." She asked program administrators to investigate, saying the concerns are spreading beyond its determinations on rehabilitation hospitals to other aspects of Medicare-financed hospitalizations for the elderly, including short-stay hospital admissions.
Feinstein made no mention of her husband's interest in PRG-Schultz, which she lists in her annual financial disclosure reports. According to PRG-Schultz, Blum's investment companies own 10.5 percent of its outstanding common stock, 53 percent of its outstanding preferred stock and 28 percent of its notes and securities.
California House members soon will follow with a joint letter of their own asking for an investigation.
Rep. Lois Capps, D-Santa Barbara, is taking the lead among Democrats. Her press aide, Emily Kryder, said 15 members - more than a quarter of the state's congressional delegation - have agreed to sign the letter so far.
"The review and collection practices of PRG-Schultz threaten access to rehabilitation services in California," the letter said. "We urge you to examine the actions taken by PRG-Schultz International, Inc."
The auditing program was set up as a demonstration project initially focusing on the three highest-cost Medicare states - California, New York and Florida. Separate contractors are used for each state. PRG-Schultz is the only for-profit contractor among them, and Medicare administrators believe it has been the most controversial because it alone has been zeroing in on rehabilitation hospitals.
Highly lucrative
On the brink of financial collapse when it won the contract two years ago, PRG-Schultz has found the job to be enormously lucrative. Government figures indicate that it had rejected $105 million in California Medicare overcharges as of Sept. 30, the end of the 2006 fiscal year.
Medicare managers said they could not release figures for how much PRG-Schultz was claiming as commissions for finding the alleged overcharges, saying the information was proprietary. But based on bounties of 28 percent that were used in establishing the program, PRG-Schultz's entitlement could be as much as $29 million.
The California Hospital Association said in a letter to Medicare administrators in November that PRG-Schultz should be suspended for improperly applying Medicare rules and using unqualified personnel.
PRG-Schultz declined to comment. But officials of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services steadfastly defended PRG-Schultz, saying it's applying rules on medically necessary admissions that probably have been ignored in California for years.
PRG-Schultz "coming to town is probably the first real look at these hospitals in many, many years," said Melanie Combs, senior technical adviser for the federal program.
"These rules have been on the books since 1985," Combs said. "Maybe it's possible some have been overlooking them. Maybe there have been consultants out there helping hospitals to, quote, maximize reimbursements. And maybe perhaps some of that has entailed looking the other way." 
A call to Blum Capital Partners - of which Blum is board chairman - asking for comment was not   returned.
PRG-Schultz reported a first-quarter profit this year of $1.5 million, compared to a $10 million loss for the same period in 2006.

THERE ARE THREE MAJOR REASON FOR THE FALL OF CALIFORNIA INTO A BANKRUPTED, MEXICAN LOOTED DUMPSTER. THESE ARE 1.) DIANNE FEINSTEIN, 2.) BARBARA BOXER, 3.) NANCY PELOSI!

ALL THREE ARE AS CORRUPT AS THE DAY IS LONG. ALL HAVE GOTTEN FILTHY RICH OFF ELECTED OFFICE. ALL THREE WORK FOR ANY SPECIAL INTEREST THAT WILL TUCK A BUCK INTO THEIR POCKETS. ALL THREE VOTE HELL NO ON ANY ETHICS REFORM, AND LOVE THE SMELL OF A BRIBE!

FEINSTEIN’S BIGGEST DONORS ARE RED CHINA, CRIMINAL BANKSTERS WELLS FARGO & BANK of AMERICA, UTILITIES MONSTER P.G.&E., AND BIG AG DONORS THAT WANT HORDES MORE ILLEGALS.
THE VERY SMELL OF MONEY GETS FEINSTEIN HIGH AS A KITE!

Voters less enthused about Sen. Dianne Feinstein's re-election
Published Tuesday, Jun. 21, 2011

Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein's public approval rating remains positive, but enthusiasm for re-electing her is far less than in previous years, according to a Field Poll released today.
As Feinstein prepares to run for re-election next year, California voters are inclined to support her, 43 percent to 39 percent, according to the poll.
That four-point margin – the same as Feinstein posted in a Field Poll earlier this year – is her smallest ever in a pre-election year. First elected to the Senate in 1992, her margins of pre-election year support ranged from 19 percentage points to 29 percentage points before, the poll said.
Yet Feinstein's public approval rating remains favorable, with 46 percent of voters approving of the job she is doing, according to the poll. Thirty-one percent disapprove, and 23 percent have no opinion.
"Her job ratings are still holding up, so it's not something that she's actually done that's angered the voting public," Field Poll director Mark DiCamillo said. "I just think they're in the mood for some change."
The poor economy has dimmed the electorate's view of many incumbents, and Bill Carrick, Feinstein's longtime political consultant, said Feinstein's numbers may reflect that frustration. But he said her still-high public approval rating is an indication of her continued popularity.
"It's tough economic times," Carrick said. "In this environment, I think it's good that so many people express more positive feelings about her than negative."
Feinstein's softening support may be inconsequential. It is unclear if she will face any serious opposition next year.
Enthusiasm about a Feinstein re-election divided along partisan lines. Sixty-six percent of Democrats are inclined to support Feinstein's re-election, while 70 percent of Republicans are not inclined to do so, according to the poll.
Independent and minor-party voters are a tossup, with 38 percent inclined to vote for Feinstein and 37 percent inclined not to, according to the poll.
Among Democratic voters who do not plan to support Feinstein next year is Jessie Guardado, 52, of Bakersfield, who said she is disturbed by reports of politicians' excesses, though not about anything Feinstein specifically has done.
Guardado said she is "looking for positive changes" in Washington.
Wayland Jackson, 80, of Fresno, is keeping his support behind Feinstein. "I just like her personally," said Jackson, a Democrat. "I think she's a good leader."
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IN THE November 2006 election, the voters demanded congressional ethics reform. And so, the newly appointed chairman of the Senate Rules Committee, Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., is now duly in charge of regulating the ethical behavior of her colleagues. But for many years, Feinstein has been beset by her own ethical conflict of interest, say congressional ethics experts.
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AMERICANS SEE & SPEAK ON THE STAGGERING CORRUPTION OF SEN. DIANNE FEINSTEIN, ONE OF OBAMA’S BIGGEST DONORS!
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Multitude of reasons Feinstein should be a retired professional politician. She's been on public payroll in one political office or another since early 1960s. If she gets yet another term in US Senate she would be 85 years old by the time she's done. Like Pelosi, her over $100 million net worth has increased substantially over past few year with corrupt, secretive, slimy deals an endless devious calling card. On the day latest Congress convened, Feinstein introduced legislation to route $25 billion in taxpayer money to a government agency that had just awarded her husband Richard Blum's real estate firm a lucrative contract to sell foreclosed properties at compensation rates higher than the industry norms. During recent fellow Jewish-American Rep. Anthony Weiner fiasco she provided no leadership in ever calling once for the lying pervert to resign when asked about it on TV. Mostly silent or obstructing 2nd Amendment rights, Feinstein is a pathetic hypocrite, since she packs personal heat with her own CCW permit. FEINSTEIN MUST BE RETIRED - FINALLY!
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Diane Feinstein is CORRUPT! She advocates for legislation that makes her husband, Richard Blum benefit and get RICH!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R...

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/...

HERE'S A LINK TO ALL THE CORRUPTION:

http://www.uhuh.com/1calfraud/...

http://engforum.pravda.ru/show...


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Our two Senators have been almost worthless along with the rest of the California congressional delegation.
Senator Boxer has written and lead the passage of exactly zero point
zero critical pieces of legislation. As the junior Senator she has
accomplished less than any other Senator that has served as long. Quite
a distinction of futility from the largest and should be most powerful
state in the Congress.

California receives approximately $.15 for every federal dollar in tax
paid by our citizens. That dismal work is squarely on the heads of all
Members of Congress from the state. Senator Feinstein has not fared
much better, never reaching the upper levels of Senate leadership
besides having tenure that should have positioned her for even majority
leader at one point. We never saw that from Feinstein, instead wiling
to take whatever committee seats are passed out by the real leaders.

Our two Senators have collectively been in those seats for nearly 40
years and all the while conditions in California have dramatically
worsened, the expense we pay for providing services to illegals due to a
leaky border have grown exponentially, the economic climate in the
state has deteriorated and neither Senator has done nearly enough to
right the ship and improve our state.

Both should be retired along with all of our Congresspeople. Simply,
until a California delegation can succeed in bringing federal funds into
our state that match what we pay into the federal government, they have
failed the people they represent.
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When Pat Leahy introduced a bill to impose some very mild and inadequate safeguards on Patriot Act powers (some of which the DOJ has voluntarily accepted), those efforts were thwarted by the Democrats' Senate Intelligence Committee Chair, Dianne Feinstein -- easily one of the most implacable enemies of civil liberties in the Congress and one of the most loyal servants of the National Security State which enriches her husband; just as she did last year, Feinstein has demanded a full extension of the Patriot Act with no reforms of any kind.

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Hilarious statement. Your Lt. Guv you just elected couldn't keep off his best friend's wife(for months) - no problem as he's been elected. Your Attorney General had a whopping 58% conviction rate for murderers, but won the statewide election. Your guv was a unon hack, again purchased by your union hacks.

Please. Feinstein was voting on the pentagon appropriatons committee while her husband has been raking in millions on contract awards. Oh we found out about it? Where's Feinstein been? Hidden away by the Dems and ignored by the liberal media, just like the ignore the 2 illegal wars, the fleecing of Boeing, etc.

Forget it, you Dems will vote D no matter what. Extremeists? Go look in a mirror. Like Carly who ran HP - that kind of extremist? Please. Your party is extremist central.
*For the record, she will be 78 tomorrow. Time to step down.
Feinstein has always courted the image ofthe thoughtful, reserved, moderate Senator as a counterbalance to the hot headed, hard left-winger and dim-witted junior Senator Barbara Botoxer.
In fact as her voting record shows she votes hard left on every big issue every time whether it is Obamacare, illegal immigration or second amendment rights.
Just another liberal, big spender. She will be remembered as ruining the country by supporting unchecked illegal and legal immigration, enriching herself and her hack husband and all the while stealing our childrens futures while bankrupting the nation with her votes on spending.


WHO HAS PUSHED FOR WAR MORE THAN OBAMA, FEINSTEIN, BOXER and CLINTON? EVER WONDER WHY?
FEINSTEIN IS THE BIGGEST WAR PROFITEER IN HISTORY. SOME OF THOSE WAR PROFITS WENT TO BUY HER $16 MILLION MANSION IN S.F. …. SOME WENT TO BUY CROOKED DEMS, SO THEY KEEP THEIR FAT MOUTHS SHUT ABOUT FEINSTEIN’S CORRUPTION, WAR PROFITEERING AND PUSH TO EXPAND THE HORDES OF ILLEGALS FOR MUCHO CHEAP LABOR. FEINSTEIN HAS BOUGHT OBAMA, BOXER, CLINTON, KERRY, AND THE OTHER WAR , JOE LIEBERMAN.

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HAVE YOU NOTICED THAT OBAMA TENDS TO LIKE THE MOST CORRUPT OF BUSH’S ADMINISTRATION, OR THAT OF HILLARY BILLARY’S?

IN THE November 2006 election, the voters demanded congressional ethics reform. And so, the newly appointed chairman of the Senate Rules Committee, Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., is now duly in charge of regulating the ethical behavior of her colleagues. But for many years, Feinstein has been beset by her own ethical conflict of interest, say congressional ethics experts.
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February 21-27, 2007
The Byrne Report
Blum's Plums
By Peter Byrne

I have reported recently in these pages the history of United States senator Dianne Feinstein's 2001-2005 conflict of interest due to her husband Richard C. Blum's former stake in two war contractors, URS and Perini corporations. Unfortunately, the senator is not the only one in her family with an ethics problem. In March 2002, Gov. Gray Davis appointed Blum to a 12-year term as a regent of the University of California. For the next three years, both URS and Perini benefited from construction contracts awarded by the Regents.
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Husband's investments entangle Feinstein

LATEST FLAP OVER MEDICARE PAYMENT DENIALS

By David Whitney
McClatchy Newspapers San Jose Mercury News

Article Launched:05/19/2007 01:36:54 AM PDT

WASHINGTON - California lawmakers are questioning whether an auditing company in which San Francisco investor Richard Blum, the husband of Sen. Dianne Feinstein, has a major financial stake is rejecting Medicare claims at California rehabilitation hospitals in order to reap millions of dollars in profits at the expense of patient care.

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January 24-30, 2007
Senator Feinstein's Iraq Conflict FIGHTING ETHICS FOR HER DIRTY WAR PROFITS

As a member of the Military Construction Appropriations subcommittee, Sen. Feinstein voted for appropriations worth billions to her husband's firms.
By Peter Byrne
IN THE November 2006 election, the voters demanded congressional ethics reform. And so, the newly appointed chairman of the Senate Rules Committee, Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., is now duly in charge of regulating the ethical behavior of her colleagues. But for many years, Feinstein has been beset by her own ethical conflict of interest, say congressional ethics experts.
As chairperson and ranking member of the Military Construction Appropriations subcommittee (MILCON) from 2001 through the end of 2005, Feinstein supervised the appropriation of billions of dollars a year for specific military construction projects. Two defense contractors whose interests were largely controlled by her husband, financier Richard C. Blum, benefited from decisions made by Feinstein as leader of this powerful subcommittee.
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DIANNE FEINSTEIN’S LONG PUSH TO EXPAND THE LA RAZA OCCUPATION
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DID FEINSTEIN PROMISE BUSH 2 (BOXER’S) NO VOTES ON IMPEACHMENT FOR ACCESS TO PROFITEERING OFF BUSH’S WAR TO PROTECT SAUDIS – BUSH – CARLYLE GROUP INTERESTS?
FOLLOW THE MONEY:

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WHY BIG AG BIZ ARE SO GENEROUS TO FEINSTEIN & BOXER – IT’S THEIR OPEN BORDERS, AMNESTY, NO E-VERIFY, LA RAZA AGENDA!

Lou Dobbs Tonight Friday, May 16, 2008
Some in Congress are once again trying to push piecemeal immigration reform through the back door. Sen. Diane Feinstein of California attached a farm worker program to the multibillion dollar Iraq war funding bill yesterday which would grant temporary amnesty to 1.3 million farm workers and their families over the next five years.

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