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Friday, June 27, 2008

Obama's Ties To Chicago Slumlord Corruption

Barack Obama has long supported giving taxpayer money to private developers to build and maintain affordable housing in Chicago but just how well has that worked out? One of those developers is of course Tony Rezko whose properties quickly deteriated after they were built for lack of maintenance. Obama also has on staff currently some former managers of those failed projects and worked for a law firm that defended those raunchy developers from complaints brought by citizen groups about the poor state of repair of those projects. The Boston Globe, hardly a right wing rag, has a lengthy expose` that delves into all the ties Obama has to these developers and the people who managed these failed properties many of which are in Obama's former Illinois Senate district. It sure doesn't look like Obama gives a rat's ass about his constituents once he gains a seat of power to actually do something to help beyond further enrichening his circle of friends with taxpayer money. This is a must read article and kudos to Binnyamin Appelbaum for an excellent bit of true investigative journalism.

The squat brick buildings of Grove Parc Plaza, in a dense neighborhood that Barack Obama represented for eight years as a state senator, hold 504 apartments subsidized by the federal government for people who can't afford to live anywhere else.

But it's not safe to live here.

Here is the bit on those working for Obama's presidential campaign.

Campaign finance records show that six prominent developers - including Jarrett, Davis, and Rezko - collectively contributed more than $175,000 to Obama's campaigns over the last decade and raised hundreds of thousands more from other donors. Rezko alone raised at least $200,000, by Obama's own accounting.

Registration may be required to read the whole article but it only takes a second and is worth it so go read the whole thing.
HTs: American Thinker and Rick Moran
Update: More at Protein Wisdom
and at the Campaign Spot

1 comment:

Gayle said...

You can read eight pages of it without registering, which is enough to tell you just how corrupt Obama is, but I did register anyway.

Goat, the article says "Obama told the Sun-Times that the deterioration of Rezmar's buildings never came to his attention. He said he would have distanced himself from Rezko if he had known!" Give me a break! This man is such a bald-faced liar! He needs to distance himself from himself!