The Swamp Stinks

Posted by lwwahlert 1 year, 7 months ago to Politics
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November 23, 2017

Senator Mitch McConnell
U.S. Senate Majority Leader

317 Russell Senate Office Building

Washington, DC 20510-0001

Representative Paul Ryan

Speaker of the House

Washington, DC Office

1233 Longworth HOB
Washington, D.C. 20515-0001


Government officials in Washington D. C. a.k.a. “The Swamp” give us reasons, almost daily, to literally despise them. Is that too strong a description? Is that unfair? Based upon the recent announcement(s) that our Washington D. C. “representatives”; and I use that term very loosely, have given us another lesson on: Don’t do what I do – do as I say !

My blood literally boils when I read the following recently:

Since 1997, the compliance office has paid out $17,000,000 (yes that’s millions) in workplace dispute settlements, a total that covers discrimination, workplace safety, and pay claims, as well as harassment cases.

How dare these blow-hards take our hard earned money and spend our tax dollars for their benefit. They do despicable acts and expect that the mindless citizens of this great country will not notice. I hold the innocent almost as guilty as the GUILTY ! Remember the word REPRESENTATIVE?

Well none of you represent me – if you don’t come clean and I mean clean NOW!

These same REPRESENTATIVES need to be exposed immediately. A recent article said, “Pressure mounts to unmask Hill harassers”. Really? Pressure Mounts?

Lawmakers in both parties say members of Congress shouldn't be allowed to use taxpayer money to settle harassment claims without being named.

Pressure is mounting on congressional leaders to release the names of lawmakers who have secretly settled sexual harassment claims at taxpayer expense — a move that some members of Congress are loath to make.


This effort has caused lawmakers to feel uncomfortable. Oh I’m sorry you feel uncomfortable. The debate inside an institution known for protecting its own. As a national controversy over sexual misconduct by powerful men swirls, some lawmakers worry that the push for disclosure could unfairly unmask members of Congress who insist they've been wrongly accused.

Speaker Paul Ryan's (R-Wis.) office and the House Administration Committee have not ruled out potential changes to the settlement reporting process as part of an ongoing review of the chamber's harassment policy. But there's strong, albeit quiet, resistance on Capitol Hill to disclosing the names of members who've reached settlements in the past.

How about this brave Representative statement? Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) made that point on CNN on Tuesday night, arguing that settlements "should be [made] public going forward" — but not retroactively.

I say WRONG – I say NO !

Shed the sanitizing light of TRUTH on the entire SWAMP !

There is no way that the taxpayer should be subsidizing predatory behavior.

Now get ready for this revelation:

The compliance office does not necessarily keep records of harassment settlements that are paid out of members' office budgets.

I’m not going to belabor this point. It makes me sick to my stomach to see the audacity and the manner in which the members of Congress rally around each other to protect the violators.

The SWAMP absolutely STINKS

I used to sign off with: “Sent with all due respect” when writing to Washington D. C. In this case I can’t think why I would want to respect nearly anything The Swamp does!

Lenard W. Wahlert

Aliso Viejo, CA 92656

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  • Posted by  $  allosaur 1 year, 7 months ago
    Me dino discovered The Gulch due to the Atlas Shrugged DVDs kindling my interest in an Ayn Rand I never heard of,
    Once I started posting, I was only calling members of the Jackass Party an Animal Farm aristocracy of more than equal elite betters,
    freedomforall in particular was telling me otherwise at the get-go.
    Then I heard Rush Limbaugh say he had recently fathomed that the DC mainstream GOP would actually vote for The Evil Hag "to protect their fiefdoms" from Trump's calls to "Drain The Swamp."
    Above in the posted letter, I read some dip for a "representative" stating that settlements "should be [made] pubic going forward"--not retroactively.
    Not retroactively?!?!
    My initial reaction to that~Even wild pigs protect their own.
    Second thought~OK, the dip wants to cover-up for the past misspent money of sex harassing if not raping good 'ole boys, but there's that going forward part?
    Why should there be a going forward part?
    And with whose freaking money?
    Summation~Wild pigs are known to hang around swamps for fetid water to drink. And you can count on horny pigs to act like horny pigs.
    Just like you can count on fat pig no term limited career professional politicians to pork spend your looted tax money.
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  • Posted by  $  Dobrien 1 year, 7 months ago
    The entitled ones from the putrid swamp have made their living looting the US. Raping and pillaging our country and . They act like winning an election is a free pass to ignore civility and grab private parts then cover it all up with our cash.
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  • Posted by  $  Stormi 1 year, 7 months ago
    The swam is a very dirty place, with no one wanting to truly clean it up. The mainstream has yet to touch the pedophile ring which operates with millions in those hallowed halls. The current attempt at holding members accountable may change things, but likely it will be back to business as usual. I speak from experience, having working in a Congressional office, where I was propositioned by one member of the staff on an almost daily basis, and he even teamed with the office mgr. to have me take the guy home, where he tried to get me into his apt. It was just business as usual. However, this behavior also exists in CPA firms, Intl. mfg offices, and also at a newspaper where I worked as a reporter. My sister-in-law was groped at her job in the city office bldg. It is not just the swamp, but they set the tone, but it is also an overall feeling of rights to instant gratification with no responsibility. It is not just men either, I know one woman who willing slept her way through the police dept. and moved on to the fire dept.
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  • Posted by Herb7734 1 year, 7 months ago
    I have, in the past owned or co-owned several income producing enterprises. They allowed me to have enough income to pursue other less lucrative endeavors that I fond more enjoyable. During that time I encountered several very attractive women who knowingly gave me a peek or two at at various "forbidden" parts of their anatomy, peeks, I might add that I found to be rather appreciative of. I am told that it was sexist of me to look. Should I have been struck blind? I refrained from touching or following up although the temptations were great. The funny thing was that even if one of those ladies had become advanced within the company due to their largesse of promised sexual favors, they wouldn't have gotten all that much out of it since we couldn't offer them any great reward due to the fact that there was no great reward to be had.But what if I had succumbed? Would the woman in the case be held responsible as a sexual predator? I'll bet not. I being male, would be guilty from the first moment I I saw those thighs, a sight I found that I could not unsee.
    Why is it that I don't hear about such cases. I know they exists. First hand knowledge. I'm no beauty. 5' 10" . slightly overweight (then), not wealthy, but comfortable..

    I'm not making excuses for those men who use their power to gain sexual favors from underlings
    They are worse than the swamp, they are the cesspool. But in certain cases you should be aware that it still takes two to Tango and nature has created men more vulnerable to temptation than women, and women in their lowered societal status have learned to overcome this by using the gifts they were born with. Want to argue this point? Bring it on.
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    • Posted by NealS 1 year, 7 months ago
      Hell no, no argument Herb. It's time to clean the swamp of all of these predators and of so many other perceived entitled discretions they commit. Term Limits, Term Limits, Term Limits for insurance. Maybe even term limits and no (or low) pay. It might keep those that attempt to profit from "serving". It seems to work in the military most of the time with the pay they get, not too many fakes.

      Thank you Len for taking the time and sending this letter. Perhaps some of us could forward it to our representatives and tell them that we concur with your sentiments.
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  • Posted by  $  Suzanne43 1 year, 7 months ago
    Unfortunately, too many politicians get elected and fall in love with the swamp in about fifteen minutes of being in D.C.. They then think that they know what is best for we "little people." They are the elites and can do whatever they want to. You know darned well that McCain, the Bushes, and several other Republicans voted for Hillary because she is one of them.
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  • Posted by term2 1 year, 7 months ago
    I think it’s funny that once political correctness was unleashed by the statists, it has come back around to bite those same statists in the hind end !!!!
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  • Posted by GaryL 1 year, 7 months ago
    I am almost certain that the initial hazing of all new Congress and Senate critters includes Neutering and a lengthy class on how to speak without saying anything substantive. Join the club and here are the rules, you are one of us now.
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