Friday, July 16, 2010

Casino Lobbying, Finneran and Goldman Sachs

Last year the gambling interest paid 2 million in lobbying efforts on the Hill, this year so far, 1.8 million dollars have been spent on swaying the ruling party. And while there is still a great divide between DeLeo, Murray and Deval, I would not be surprised if a casino bill stalled on Beacon Hill.

The Disgraced ex-House-Speaker-turned-talk-show-host Tom Finneran is making money on both ends of a heated auto industry battle on Beacon Hill - raking in $20,000 in lobbying fees from one side while the other side sponsored his high-profile governors debate on WRKO-AM.

While moderating the June 16 gubernatorial showdown, Finneran failed to disclose the $20,000 he’s pocketed from the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, a Washington, D.C.-based group opposing the so-called “Right to Repair” bill.

While not illegal, it does demonstrate the sheer arrogance of that slime ball Finneran and also demonstrates that prostitution is alive and well in talk radio.

From the Globe: Goldman Sachs has been found guilty by the feds and has to pay 550 million dollars in fines to settle the civil fraud case. The largest fine ever paid, is just 5% of their net earnings. Yes.. five percent of their net earnings. Not much of a deterrent in my world and the fine should have been in the billions with jail time for those who profited off of our demise.