People joke about the people in Congress being crooks…
(From The Daily Caller)
4.) Earning interest off campaign loans: Meet Democratic California Rep. Grace Napolitano. When she first ran for office in 1998, Schweizer writes, she “loaned her congressional campaign committee $150,000.” She won. So what about the loan?
“She never asked for the money back,” reports Schweizer. “Instead, she charged her campaign an eye-popping 18 percent interest for almost twenty years, never paying off the loan. She pocketed more than $200,000 in interest payments during the first decade of the loan. In 2006 she dropped the interest rate to 10 percent, but kept paying herself interest.”