Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Kathy Callahan Learns Her Lesson


Kathy Callahan contributed two grand to the Hillary campaign on her Visa card, but was shocked when Hillary sucked her credit card dry, taking another three grand in unauthorized charges. That's what we judgemental types call stealing. You know, kind of like stealing $100,000 in a cattle futures scam. The Hillary campaign also charged her for an event she never attended and not just once but twice. That pushed the theft to $5800. To add insult to injury, Hillary's theft led to a series of overdrafts which cost Kathy another four hundred bucks in bank fees. Was She Pissed. And she wasn't alone:

"Matt McQuenney who works in the compliance department at HRC headquarters told me verbatim -"What happened to you with credit card errors is happening to others,. You are not alone. Kathy, I'm trying hard to find out where and who it's coming from. What's going on!""
Additional research unearthed a long list of donors who had been charged up to nine grand which had been subsequently refunded. It was obviously not an anomaly, but a policy.

Kathy begged and pleaded for a month with the Hillary campaign to get her money back to no avail. The Hillary people made no apology for the theft. Instead, they tried to bullshit her:
"Kathy Callahan, you are going to be with us all the way to the White House...So let's leave the money where it is and we'll save time on inevitable future donations and transactions!"
In other words, Hillary is not looting your credit card but merely taking the donations in advance that she is sure you'll make later. So, what's so wrong about that? Aside from the theft, the $5,800 the Hillary campaign stole was $1,200 over the legal limit for donations. But then, what are a few broken laws to Hillary? Why should laws apply to Hillary at all?

Kathy Callahan got no justice from the Hillary campaign until she filed a police report and emailed the Hillary campaign about it. She received a phone call and email immediately from Allison Wright, compliance officer at the Hillary headquarters in Virginia: "Kathy, please don't do anything, formally! I will send you whatever you want back, immediately!" And that's how Kathy got back $5300. She was still stuck for the $400 in overdraft charges.

It's a little peek into the future of what the administration of President Hillary would be like, where the government believes it has first claim on your money and thinks you should be glad to give it up to support them.

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9 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Holy crap batman! Hey, where are these quotes coming from? You need to attribute them b/c... well, maybe you're just making it all up!

Wed Mar 19, 11:10:00 AM 2008  
Blogger Tantor said...

Click on the links to see the source of the quotes. The colored text blocks are hyperlinks which take you to the article which is their source.

And there's never a need to make things up about the Clintons when the truth is ugly enough.

Wed Mar 19, 12:49:00 PM 2008  
Anonymous sfcmac said...

According to Kathy:
"I voluntarily left the Hillary Finance Committee after I discovered more than $3,000 in unauthorized charges from HRC campaign on my own VISA card!"

Hey, the Hildabeast said it best:

"We're going to take things away from you for the common good".

Did Kathy learn her lesson?

Thu Mar 20, 08:32:00 AM 2008  
Anonymous sfcmac said...

According to Kathy:
"I voluntarily left the Hillary Finance Committee after I discovered more than $3,000 in unauthorized charges from HRC campaign on my own VISA card!"

Hey, the Hildabeast said it best:

"We're going to take things away from you for the common good".

Did Kathy learn her lesson?

Thu Mar 20, 08:33:00 AM 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You randy conservatives are always trying to stir up something! Taking quotes out of context is silly to do in this day and age when the context can so easily be found... and the context kills your point.

“We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good."

This is an accurate quote, but also a misleading one in that it completely omits the context. Senator Clinton was not addressing the general public, but rather a group of relatively well-to-do Democrats attending a June 2004 fundraiser for California senator Barbara Boxer. And her statement specifically referred to a desire to repeal tax cuts that had recently been enacted by the Bush administration, cuts which Democrats had criticized as favoring the wealthy:

Headlining an appearance with other Democratic women senators on behalf of Sen. Barbara Boxer, who is up for re-election this year, Hillary Clinton told several hundred supporters - some of whom had ponied up as much as $10,000 to attend - to expect to lose some of the tax cuts passed by President Bush if Democrats win the White House and control of Congress.

"Many of you are well enough off that ... the tax cuts may have helped you," Sen. Clinton said. "We're saying that for America to get back on track, we're probably going to cut that short and not give it to you. We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good."

(from snopes.com)

Thu Mar 20, 10:26:00 AM 2008  
Blogger Tantor said...

So your point is that Hillary was not going to raise the taxes on everyone but just on the rich? That's the rich who already pay most of the taxes?

As it is, the top 25% of income earners pays 85% of all taxes. The bottom half pays only 3%.

http://www.ntu.org/main/page.php?PageID=6

That means everyone who earns more than $62K carries the government while the bottom half gets a free ride.

The problem with Hillary is that she thinks you're wealthy if you're even moderately successful. The second problem is that, of course, any tax cut favors Hillary's conception of "wealthy" because they are the only ones paying taxes. The bottom half are only pitching pennies into the pot. Hillary wants to fleece the successful so that they pay for everyone.

Thu Mar 20, 12:53:00 PM 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As usual another Hillary supporter that deflects the original comment. Why not address the fact that she is and has been proven to be a theif?

Sat Mar 29, 07:53:00 AM 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FEC Records

http://opensecrets.org/pres08/expend_detail.asp?ID=N00000019&cycle=2008&code=R90&Page=5

Was interesting to note that Mr. Bugajksi made about a dozen contributions of $2,300 each. Out of curiosity I went through the entire list and found this was the norm for many more than just a few contributors. I then checked the other candidates and they do not show this type of pattern. I do not understand all this campaign finance, but this didn't set well with me. Maybe you guys can look this over and let us know if there are patterns of possible problems. The thought in the back of my head was could this be a way to bolster her campaign funds when money was tight or she needed to look viable. I wondered if people could get away with multiple donations as long as returned in a 'timely manner' especially with no one guarding the henhouse at the FEC?

Thu Apr 10, 04:58:00 PM 2008  
Blogger Tantor said...

Well, whether multiple donations were made in order to circumvent the election laws or these donations were thefts from their credit cards, it's all bad, isn't it? The bottom line is that Hillary has no respect for the law. She believes she is above all that.

Thu Apr 10, 05:14:00 PM 2008  

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