Senator Feinstein edition:
The US Postal Service plans to sell 56 buildings — so it can lease space more expensively — and the real estate company of the California senator’s husband, Richard Blum, is set to pocket about $1 billion in commissions…
I’m sure it was just bizarre, freakish coincidence which made it that her husband’s firm would be the sole real estate agent for this massive deal. I’ve also got a bridge in Brooklyn to sell ya.
To be sure, I’ll bet dollars to donuts there won’t be a paper trail – in other words, we’re almost certain to never find a letter sent by someone to Feinstein offering the deal, nor from her asking for the deal. Its all done with a wink and a nod…and all part of a series of moves to bail out the Postal Service. But the thing is that it should be impossible for anyone connected with government to make a profit off the deal. Maybe the buildings to need to be sold – ok; so find a firm which has no executives who are related to people who work in government…and if we can’t find such a thing, then that just shows you how deep the corruption runs. And if Senator Feinstein had an ounce of public spirit, she should have told her husband to make certain the he and his interests have nothing to do with it.
This is the system we have today – a massive con where people connected to government self-deal themselves in to fabulous riches while the people are left out in the cold.