All in the Family

1396281325000-POU-0323-OpEd-Cartoon-1The US has entered into a contract with a real estate firm to sell 56 buildings that currently house U.S. Post Offices. The government has decided it no longer needs these buildings, many of which are located on prime land in towns and cities across the country.


The sale of these properties will fetch billions of dollars and a handsome 6% commission to the company handling the sales. That company belongs to a man named Richard Blum. Who is Richard Blum you ask?


Why the husband of Senator, Dianne Feinstein, that’s who. This is the true definition of conflict of interest. What a bunch of crooks we have running this country!


Senator Feinstein and her husband, Richard Blum, stand to make a fortune. His firm, C.R. I., is the sole real estate company offering these properties for sale. Of course, C.R.I. will be making a 6% commission on the sale of each and every one of these postal properties.


All of these properties that are being sold are all fully paid for. They were purchased with U.S. taxpayers dollars, and they are allowed free and clear by the U.S.P.S. The only cost to keep them is the cost to actually keep the doors open and the heat and lights on. The United States Postal Service doesn’t even have to pay property taxes on these subject properties. Would you sell your house just because you couldn’t afford to pay the electric bill?


Well, the Post Office is.


How does a powerful U.S. Senator from San Francisco manage to get away with such a sweet deal?


A powerful United States Senator’s husband is standing by, all ready to make millions from a U.S. taxpayer-funded enterprise.


No one in the mainstream media is even raising an eyebrow over his 6% commission on the sale of hundreds of millions of dollars worth of quasi-public assets.


True on Snopes:


You know something? I’m starting to think the crooks on Capitol Hill are right. We the People are mushrooms and dumb as a box of rocks!


I’m just saying,




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