Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Nussle should give back tainted and corrupt cash

The Iowa Democratic Party issued a good demand today to Congressman Jim Nussle today:
"The Iowa Democratic Party calls on Congressman Jim Nussle today to return a $1,000 donation from the Friends of Duke Cunningham congressional campaign committee. Congressman Randall “Duke” Cunningham resigned yesterday after pleading guilty to charges of bribery and tax evasion.

“Once again, Congressman Nussle is connected to the culture of corruption in Washington that has become the trademark of the Republican Party. Will Jim Nussle once again refuse to return the campaign donation and separate himself from unethical behavior by his Republican colleagues?” said Iowa Democratic Party Chair Sally Pederson. “Iowans won’t stand for elected officials that put special interests and personal gain over high ethical standards.”

Cunningham pled guilty to conspiracy and tax evasion after accepting $2.4 million in bribes in return for political favors on behalf of a defense contractor. The Washington Post calls Cunningham’s case “the most brazen bribery conspiracy in modern congressional history.” [11/29/05]

The Iowa Democratic Party also called on Nussle to return campaign donations from former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, who is currently facing an indictment on money laundering charges. The Nussle campaign has refused."
How long will it take for Iowa's presumptive Republican candidate to finally face the facts and become an ethical man, unlike the rest of his corrupt GOP pals in Washington?

Does Iowa need a governor who's taking money from Congressmen pleading guilty to or under indictment for federal offesnses? Of course not.

Jim Nussle: Quit being a corrupt Washington Republican. We don't want your culture of crime and misdeeds in our state. Give back Cunningham's money AND DeLay's money. It's what a true Iowan would do.


Blogger m.tietjen said...

Nussle may have some questions to answer for social conservatives in Western Iowa when it comes time to explain some of his tax cut proposals - particularly those associated with the reconstruction effort in New Orleans.

Traditionally, tax cut proposals (at the federal level) have included provisions excluding so called "sin industry" from the benefits of major tax incentives/breaks. The idea is that those businesses already get major preferential treatment at the state level and that the federal government should try to stay away from looking like it is promoting gambling, liquour, and massage parlors. Well, the issue has reared it's head in the conference negotiations surrounding the current budget for tax relief for Gulf Coast businesses. Seems that the tax relief for "sin" industry will come at the expense of programs like food stamps...more over at No Nussle Blog -


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