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9th February
2009
written by Sean Noble

Remember Jack Abramoff, the corrupt lobbyist who bilked millions out of clients and bribed Congressmen and their staff?  One of the issues that was investigated by federal prosecutors was Abramoff’s relationship to Tom DeLay and DeLay’s help on getting a study into an appropriations bill to study the impact of minimum wage laws on the Northern Mariana Islands.

The NMI was a client of Abramoff, and they don’t like minimum wage laws, because they can get lots of people to work at less than minimum wage.

So, DeLay gets the language in a bill, the Democrats scream bloody murder, Abramoff goes to jail, DeLay resigns Congress and everything is kosher, right?

Think again.  This little nugget is in the Senate Stimulus bill:

Requires a government study on the impact of minimum wage laws on the Northern Mariana Islands and American Samoa.

Is Abramoff still lobbying from federal prison?  Wow, that guy is good!

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1 Comment

  1. Emma
    12/02/2009

    Who put this in the bill? That is crazy!!

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