Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Kendrick Meek Ethical Lapses Update

Failed U.S. Senate candidate Kendrick Meek lavished his congressional staffers with bonuses before leaving office.

He paid his staff, on average, $220,000 through the first three quarters of 2010.

In the fourth quarter that number jumped to $440,000, thanks to what were, in effect, year-end bonuses for staffers.

Local taypayers aren't thrilled with the news.

"That's what they do, they're totally crooked, that's all there is to it," said Tom Foy of Tampa.

I am sure many of you have seen those sleazy instant check cashing places that overcharge people, who do not have enough money to open a bank account. Take a wild guess which senate candidate received the most campaign contributions from the industry. Hint: he is a self-described "moderate-progressive."

The correct answer is Kendrick Meek.

Former Rep. Kendrick Meek (D-FL) was the largest recipient of payday loan campaign cash, receiving $53,900 from the payday industry in the 2010 election cycle, according to CREW.

I wonder if Meek used Amscot to cash the checks.

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