Tuesday, March 16, 2010

D.C. -- Does it Stand for District of Corruption?

Headline: "D.C. home to most cyber-criminals!"

WASHINGTON - Here's a factoid you might not know -- D.C. has the most cyber-criminals per capita: 116 for every 100,000 people.

The Internet Crime Complaint Center's 2009 Internet Crime Report ranks Maryland 19th (29.72 perpetrators per 100,000) and Virginia 28th (24.12 perpetrators per 100,000).

IC3, a joint effort of the National White Collar Crime Center and FBI, says Nevada and Washington hold the No. 2 and No. 3 spots.

Why should anyone be surprised? The District of Columbia has become the home of some of the most innovative and heartless of criminal minds, a good number of them in government.

Need proof? Another headline: "House may try to pass Senate health-care bill without voting on it!"

After laying the groundwork for a decisive vote this week on the Senate's health-care bill, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi suggested Monday that she might attempt to pass the measure without having members vote on it.

Instead, Pelosi (D-Calif.) would rely on a procedural sleight of hand: The House would vote on a more popular package of fixes to the Senate bill; under the House rule for that vote, passage would signify that lawmakers "deem" the health-care bill to be passed.

The tactic -- known as a "self-executing rule" or a "deem and pass" -- has been commonly used, although never to pass legislation as momentous as the $875 billion health-care bill. It is one of three options that Pelosi said she is considering for a late-week House vote, but she added that she prefers it because it would politically protect lawmakers who are reluctant to publicly support the measure.

"It's more insider and process-oriented than most people want to know," the speaker said in a round table discussion with bloggers Monday. "But I like it," she said, "because people don't have to vote on the Senate bill."

So much for the rule of law and the Constitution. So much for having respect for the people of the United States. If there is "transparency" in this, it is only that it is transparently fraudulent and evil.

No wonder Queen Nancy likes it.

Yeah, D.C. certainly is home to a lot of criminal minds.

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