I was surprised papers published the puff-piece by Laurie Kellman of the Associated Press regarding Maxine Waters. Yet, there it was, all 1,082 words of drivel.
Presently, Waters is using her position in the Financial Services Committee in the House, not for the good of the country, but to advance her personal vendetta against President Trump. If you recall, she was calling for the impeachment of Trump before the man took office. With Democrats looking foolish over their refusal to accept the Mueller Russia collusion report, Waters has turned her sights into looking at Trumps past business ventures, before he was President. To what purpose, Kellman or Waters haven’t explained.
Kellman gushed about other members of Congress calling Waters “Auntie Maxine,” and her “unique ascent offers lessons in how to advance activism with work and prudence.” Kellman claims that Waters is a role model for all the freshman members in the House.
In my opinion, a role-model is the last adjective one should use concerning Waters. A politician for 42 years, there are very few redeeming qualities about this woman. A strong case could be made she is racist, rude, uninformed, and a poster child for incompetence in the DC Swamp.
Now, many of you are thinking, there goes Webber off on a rant again. Well, let’s look a little deeper into the eighty-year old California congresswoman.
On a salary of $174000 per year, Waters has somehow managed to scrape together a net worth of over $1 million plus owns several California properties.
She represents the 43rd district of Los Angles, one of the poorest neighborhoods in the country. Homelessness and garbage are rampant on the streets. When she ran for Congress in 1990, she promised to help the poor, mostly black folks, who lived in the district – 30 years later they are even poorer. Yet, she lives in a $4.5 million mansion…but not in the 43rd district. She lives in Hancock Park, next to Beverly Hills, and outside her district.
Kellman pointed out Waters was investigated but cleared of wrongdoing of steering a $12 million federal bailout (our money) to a bank where her husband owned stock. Kellman didn’t mention, however, that Waters’ grandson, Mikael Moore, her chief of staff, did receive a reprimand from Congress over the matter. In other words, folks, it did happen – Congress just wasn’t going to come down on one of their own.
Nor did Kellman mention that Waters’ daughter, Karen, has made hundreds of thousands of dollars in salaries working for her mother’s re-election campaigns, going all the way back to 2006.
CREW, the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington has named Waters one of the most corrupt members of Congress five different years. Citizens Against Government Waste named her the June 2009 Porker of the Month for obtaining an earmark for the Maxine Waters Employment Preparation Center.
Then there are the matters of her cozy relationship with the noted race hustler and antisemitic Nation of Islam leader, Louis Farrakhan. For thirteen years she was seen with the man, often in photo-ops. She called the Los Angeles riots after the Rodney King verdict, “understandable, if not acceptable,” and the looters “are not crooks.” Sixty-three people died in those riots. This from the woman who called George W. Bush a racist, but praised Fidel Castro from Cuba.
This past April 10th, in her position with the House Financial Services Committee, she lined up seven major bank CEO’S for yet another Congressional hearing. During the hearing, in which she chaired, she ran roughshod over the bankers with accusatory and sometimes derogatory questions, often not taking time to let them finish a sentence.
During the hearing, she pointed out that 44 million people owe $1.56 trillion in student debt, and that an alarming number of borrowers have defaulted. “What are you guys doing to help us with this student loan debt?” she demanded. “Who would like to answer first? Mr. Moynihan, big bank?”
When Brian Moynihan, chairman/CEO of Bank of America, replied they had stopped making student loans in 2007, she unwittingly went on to Michael Corbat, CEO of Citigroup, without missing a beat. He stated they had exited student lending in 2009. Not deterred, she then went to Jamie Dimon, chairman and CEO of JPMorgan Chase.
Mr. Dimon’s reply, “When the government took over student lending in 2010 or so, we stopped doing all student lending.”
Think about that - the chair of the House Financial Services Committee was unaware the government took over the student loan program nine years ago.
She never apologized to the bankers for her boorish behavior. She does not belong in Congress, nor anywhere in the paper, except perhaps the Blotter.