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“Blatantly Polical” by Matthew Boyle at DailyCaller.com IL State Workers Forced To Attend Pelosi, Jackson Event on Taxpayer Dime

Whistle-blower,  documents: Ill. state workers forced to attend Pelosi, Jesse Jackson Jr. event  on taxpayer dime

August 14, 2012
By Matthew Boyle

Read more:  http://dailycaller.com/2012/08/14/whistle-blower-documents-ill-state-workers-forced-to-attend-pelosi-jesse-jackson-jr-event-on-taxpayer-dime/#ixzz23VyNQb8y

Documents and a whistle-blower affidavit obtained by The  Daily Caller charge that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Illinois  Democratic Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., and Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr., participated in  an unethical — and possibly illegal — effort to force 76 employees of an  Illinois state agency to engage in political activity on the taxpayers’ dime.

According to the whistle-blower, Rev. Jackson also encouraged the government  employees to load first-generation and low-income college students up with  student loan debt — because Democrats in Congress, he allegedly promised, would  eventually pass laws to forgive that debt later. “[T]hose people will continue  to vote Democratic,” Jackson Sr. said, according to the whistle-blower.

On March 3, Pelosi flew to Chicago to endorse Rep. Jackson Jr., 17 days ahead  of a heated March 20 Democratic primary he later won. Pelosi was scheduled to  make the endorsement at a press conference later in the day, after she  participated in an hour-long “forum” hosted by the elder Jackson at the  headquarters of his progressive Rainbow PUSH Coalition.

Pelosi politicized that forum, jumping the gun and endorsing Jackson Jr.  earlier than planned.

“One of the reasons I am here, and I will do this following this wonderful  meeting, is to publicly state my endorsement of Jesse Jackson Jr. for  re-election,” Pelosi said at the Rainbow PUSH forum. “I do so with great pride.  I remember when he came to the Congress with a great name and a great tradition  of his parents. But he came and he made his own mark in the Congress from his  own generation.”

Adam Andrzejewski, chairman of the For The Good of Illinois PAC and a former  2010 GOP gubernatorial candidate endorsed by Polish Solidarity movement founder  Lech Walesa, told TheDC that a state government agency forcing workers to go the  event was likely illegal. Even if it failed to violate any specific law, he  said, the activity was undoubtedly unethical.

Read more:  http://dailycaller.com/2012/08/14/whistle-blower-documents-ill-state-workers-forced-to-attend-pelosi-jesse-jackson-jr-event-on-taxpayer-dime/#ixzz23Vy7fS3M

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