How can we trust Moran with our money?

In his spare time, Jim Moran likes to waste not only taxpayer dollars,

“I’m going to earmark the s*** out of it.”

In 2006, Moran was talking about the Democrats’ chances of taking the House in 2006 (which they did) when he exclaimed, “When I become chairman [of a House appropriations subcommittee], I’m going to earmark the sh*t out of it.”

(Source: Sun Gazette)

“Rep. Moran himself is responsible for 67 earmarks in the fiscal 2008 budget, worth $97 million.” (Source: CAGW)

but he likes to waste his own money as well. Check out today’s front page article in the Washington Post.

In 1995 and 1996, Moran lost about $120,000 in investments on risky stock options and futures contracts….

…When Moran’s second marriage faltered, both sides in the divorce proceedings accused the other of misspending. A lawyer for Mary Moran said in court filings in 1999 that her husband had a history of “wasting the family assets on his stock market gambling.”

The article also says that Congressman Moran requested earmarks for two companies – General Dynamics and BAE Systems – in which he and/or his wife owned stock.

How about we elect someone who’s NOT corrupt this year?

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4 responses to “How can we trust Moran with our money?

  1. Chris Marston

    Apparently, the Post didn’t dig very far into the story morgue. They detailed some of Moran’s history of risky investments and inappropriate loans, but missed his resignation as part of a plea bargain over a conflict of interest charge in 1984.

    See Latimer, Leah Y., “Alexandria Vice Mayor Resigns,” Washington Post, June 13, 1984.

    Here’s the lead: “Alexandria Vice Mayor James P. Moran Jr. resigned yesterday after pleading no contest to findings by a special prosecutor that he had a business relationship with a developer who was trying to negotiate a land deal with the city.”

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