Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro — one of Capitol Hill’s wealthiest reps and seemingly always in tow with Nancy Pelosi — is more than just your go-along pro-abortion, pro-Obamacare Democrat. Instead, she is a mouthpiece and funding-funnel for corporatist and party causes of all sorts, completed by her husband, Stan Greenberg, a top consultant and partner to dozens of top politicians and perhaps hundreds of leading global multinational firms.
Conflicts of interest abound — whether it is the Congresswoman’s introducing the biotech-friendly Food & Safety Modernization Act of 2009 (while her husband Greenberg consulted for Monsanto), or her staunch support for taxpayer-funded abortions under ObamaCare (while her husband represents several health care providers) or simply their extended ties to the power structure of the Democratic party (after all, Greenberg helped make Bill Clinton shine).
Just another flavor of the endless corruption that is Washington, and a classic argument for restraints of all kinds — term limits, campaign financing, corporate interference in a fascist-leaning country and the undue influence of special interests — this husband and wife duo have literally done it all.
Take a look at Stan Greenberg’s client list at the Greenberg Quinlan Rosner research firm he founded: http://gqrr.com/GQR/clients/
Or the complaints about his benefiting from multi-million dollar contracts advising the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, for which his wife DeLauro is a steering committee member.
Unfortunately, feeding at the trough is just the kind of crony behavior that Congress and their powerful friends are known for.
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