Sunday, July 18, 2010

VP Biden's 2008 Campaign Ordered to Pay $219,000 For FEC Violations

The Federal Election Commission has ordered Vice President Biden's 2008 Presidential Campaign to pay more than $219,000 after an audit revealed sloppy bookkeeping, accepting excessive contributions and at least one free flight on a private jet during his campaign.
[The audit] determined that the Biden campaign accepted an illegal corporate contribution in the form of a round-trip flight between New Hampshire and Iowa in June 2007 for three people. The Biden campaign paid GEH Air Transportation $7,911 for the first-class airfare, but regulators say the campaign should have paid the charter rate of $34,800.

The FEC also found that the Biden campaign received at least $106,000 in donations that were over the limit, and the campaign was ordered to pay the U.S. Treasury more than $85,000 for stale-dated checks.

The Biden campaign also failed to disclose more than $3.7 million in payments and roughly $870,000 in debts.
Sure old Joe Bite-Me can be a little forgetful with the campaign receipts every now and then, but in 2008 the media was working hard to place the nation's fury and righteous indignation back where it truly belonged: on Caribou Barbie's Sarah Palin's wardrobe.

Good things we have such a fiscally responsible group of people in the White House, Senate and House of Representatives- otherwise we might have a nationwide unemployment rate of 10% or so after voting for costly entitlement programs and $787 billion of taxpayer money foolishly spent on kickbacks thinly disguised as 'economic stimulus'.....

And- those few fiduciary oversights from his camaign aside- VP Biden predicts that the American voting public will want more of the same in November's mid-terms.

Biden sort of reminds me of that wierd, loudmouth uncle you're reluctant to visit or be seen in public with. Every now and then, he gets things right but more often than not he comes off as a loud, ignorant buffoon. The kind who will buy a pack of Marlboro's at Cumberland Farms with a 1933 $20 Gold certificate- oblivious to the fact that it could've been worth more than $20.

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