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  •  From Senator Grayson's Bio Page (1+ / 0-)
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    http://www.graysonforcongress.com/...

    Alan's Fight Against War Profiteers

    "Mr. Grayson has filed dozens of lawsuits against Iraq contractors on behalf of corporate whistle-blowers.  He won a huge victory last month [March 2006] when a federal jury in Virginia ordered a security firm called Custer Battles LLC to return $10 million in ill-gotten funds to the government.  The ruling marked the first time an American firm was held responsible for financial improprieties in Iraq."

    -- The Wall Street Journal, April 19, 2006

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    Everyone is concerned about the War in Iraq. Alan Grayson has done something about it.

    Alan has taken on the biggest corrupt defense contractors, and won.
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    Twenty years ago, Alan helped to found the Alliance for Aging Research, to help promote health and a good life for older people. The motto of the Alliance is "Living to 100 – and Loving It!"  Alan has served as an officer of the Alliance for two decades. He also supported the work of Arnold Palmer Hospital for many years.

    In the '90s, Alan returned to the practice of law. For many years, he represented honest government contractors. Over the years since the beginning of the Bush Administration, however, he has seen the bad drive out the good. Fraud and corruption among government contractors grows and grows.  The Bush Administration did nothing to recover the stolen money, protect the taxpayers, punish the thieves, or even safeguard the U.S. troops using and wearing defective equipment and supplies. And so Alan found his calling – like an Avenging Angel for the taxpayers and soldiers, he has sued the war profiteers in the name of whistleblowers, and forced them to disgorge their ill-gotten gains.

    The press is impotent when it abandons itself to falsehood. --Thomas Jefferson to Thomas Seymour, 1807

    by jamess on Tue Aug 31, 2010 at 05:41:24 AM PDT

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    •  Ooops -- That's "Rep" Grayson's Page I mean (1+ / 0-)
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      I would be something, if he made it to the Senate --

      And start to shake up that Country Club.

      The press is impotent when it abandons itself to falsehood. --Thomas Jefferson to Thomas Seymour, 1807

      by jamess on Tue Aug 31, 2010 at 05:44:00 AM PDT

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    •  How does that answer the $$$ question? (3+ / 0-)
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      Yes, I like most of the guy's politics, too.  However, your reply is not an answer to why, with a $54 Million net worth, he has to beg here at DKos for campaign cash.

      At a 5% annual rate of return on that $54 Million (a low yield for people in that wealth category), he's got a $2.7 Million annual income on top of his House salary.  He could fund his own campaign out-of-pocket and hardly miss it.

      A Million here, a Million there, and pretty soon you're talking about real money, huh?

      Celtic Merlin
      Carlinist

      Sorry I couldn't take your call. I'm using my cell phone to make pancakes. Please leave a message.

      by Celtic Merlin on Tue Aug 31, 2010 at 10:07:26 AM PDT

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