For all you Blake Farenthold fans out there, here’s an interesting update you might find informative.
The woman who won the financial settlement against him for sexual harassment, the settlement YOUR taxpayer dollars were used to pay, apparently saw her career and future in politics implode after it became known she had filed the complaint against Blake.
Since the summer of 2014, when she says Farenthold fired her for raising concerns about a hostile work environment, [Lauren] Greene has been unable to land a full-time job. She’s making $15 an hour working temporary gigs for a homebuilder. She baby-sits on the side to earn extra cash.
Her family has had to support her financially. And Greene, now 30, has left D.C., with no illusions that she will ever work in politics again.
You can read more about what happens when you stand up to dudes like Blake here. It’s not just the taxpayers that end up getting screwed. The woman who told the truth gets screwed while Blake continues to serve in Congress and no one calls for his resignation.
Sweet, Blake, sweet!
December 3, 2017 Original Post
THE NATIONAL debt is $20 trillion and rising. That is the highest it has been as
a slice of the economy since 1950. Now the Senate has approved a tax plan that would make the problem substantially worse while widening inequality and reducing access to health-care coverage. The current generation will pay. The next will pay more. Read the entire editorial here.
That cartoon above from Tom Toles seemed appropriate with Senate Republicans now having passed their tax cut proposal.
No one had an opportunity to read the Senate bill before it passed, of course, so God only knows what the final legislation will look like. The House and Senate will have to reconcile their differences, but will likely do so quickly and provide even less time to consider whatever they agree on.
Personally I’m keeping my sights aimed low, but I’m a confirmed pessimist when it comes to Congress these days and not the only one. So who knows? Maybe the final bill will force Representative Blake Farenthold (R-Texas) to repay the $84,000 in taxpayer dollars he used to settle a sexual harassment complaint against him by his former communications director.
What? You thought Congress would actually make one of their members pay for stuff like that out of their own pocket, not from your tax dollars? Oh my, my, my! Congressional Republicans have nothing but contempt for you, foolish child. Of course it was only $84,000 and what’s $84,000 compared to a trillion or more in added debt from the GOP tax cut proposals after all?
All kidding aside, though, Blake is an interesting dude. He’s still another one of those wonderful gifts Texas has bequeathed the nation. And he’s actually quite a swinger as you can see from this picture of him taken with a lingerie model back in 2010.
Blake also once tweeted something all of us have wondered about: “Why do terrorists hate airplanes? Why not drivers licenses offices or the IRS?”
Our runner-up for the week is a nice take down of a sewer rat who has plagued our political system for several years now. How anyone can support someone like this is hard to believe, but it’s nice to see the man exposed for the fraud he is.
Of course, being a fraud is no big deal for members of Congress. You’ll still be able to make a tax deductible charitable contribution to Project Veritas because that’s not one of the things either House or Senate Republicans were interested in reforming as part of their tax bills.