Senators Get Donor $8 Million Earmark
JUNE 08, 2010
In yet another example of lawmakers unscrupulously funneling tax dollars to their political supporters,
Democrats Frank Lautenberg and Robert Menendez allocated $8 million for a public walkway and park space adjacent to upscale, waterfront condos built by a developer whose executives have donated generously to their political campaigns. The veteran legislators have received about $100,000 in contributions from the developer, according to federal election records cited in a news report this week.
Additionally, the developer’s
His rich developer pals had already agreed to pay for the walkway and park when Menendez and Lautenberg scored the public funds for the project. After all, they went all out by putting a rooftop pool and hot tub, theater screening room and entertainment lounge in the luxury condos overlooking the
As the newspaper that broke the story points out: “…an unlikely spot in need of a multimillion-dollar federal giveaway.”
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