FW: The corrupt Nancy Pelosi

> Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's home district includes San
> Francisco.
> Star-Kist Tuna's headquarters are in San Francisco, Pelosi's home
> district.
> Star-Kist is owned by Del Monte Foods and is a major contributor to
> Pelosi.
> Star-Kist is the major employer in American Samoa employing 75% of
> the
> Samoan workforce.
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> Paul Pelosi, Nancy's husband, owns $17 million dollars of Del Monte
> stock.
> In January, 2007 when the minimum wage was increased from $5.15 to
> $7.25,
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> Pelosi had American Samoa exempted from the increase so Del Monte
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> not
> have to pay the higher wage. This would make Del Monte products less
> expensive than their competition's.
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> Last week when the huge bailout bill was passed, Pelosi added an
> earmark
> to
> the final bill adding $33 million dollars for an "economic
> development
> credit in American Samoa".
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> Pelosi has called the Bush Administration "corrupt"...............
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> She should know.
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2 comments:

eparses said...

As for American Samoa, the Speaker can't be blamed for this. Until the minimum wage reforms were passed last year, American Samoa's minimum wage was set by a special committee. So in this case I think the Dems deserve a little credit for this.

Anonymous said...

My own right wing dad and world-class Pelosi-hater forwarded this to me last week.

Of course, it has been debunked at Snopes.com:

http://www.snopes.com/politics/business/americansamoa.asp

Particulary interesting to me is that American Samoa and the Marianas didn't follow minimum wage standards for years becasuse REPUBLICANS Jack Abramoff & Tom Delay fought any attempt to bring them under Federal Labor law.

Hell, Colorado Senator Bob Shaffer will probably lose his re-election campaign next week partially because when he went there on Abramoff's dime, he spent his time parasailing instead of investigating labor conditions, child prostitution, slavery and forced abortions (Talkingpointsmemo.com has done extensive reporting on this).

Of course it was the Dems who ended up passing the minimum wage increase after they took back the Congress in '06 and the Republicans had been fighting it for years.

Wingnuts swing - and miss, again!

 
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