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« on: June 03, 2013, 05:59:50 PM »

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The US has entered into a contract with a real estate firm to sell 56 buildings that currently house U.S. Post Offices. The government has decided it no longer needs these buildings, many of which are located on prime land in towns and cities across the country.
The sale of these properties will fetch billions of dollars and a handsome 6% commission to the company handling the sales. That company belongs to a man named Richard Blum. Who is Richard Blum you ask?
Why the husband of Senator Dianne Feinstein, that's who. What a bunch of crooks we have running this country!
Senator Feinstein and her husband, Richard Blum, stand to make a fortune. His firm, C.R. I., is the sole real estate company offering these properties for sale. Of course, C.R.I. will be making a 6% commission on the sale of each and every one of these postal properties.
All of these properties that are being sold are all fully paid for. They were purchased with U.S. taxpayers dollars, and they are allowed free and clear by the U.S.P.S. The only cost to keep them is the cost to actually keep the doors open and the heat and lights on. The United States Postal Service doesn't even have to pay property taxes on these subject properties. Would you sell your house just because you couldn't afford to pay the electric bill?
Well, the Post Office is.
How does a powerful U.S. Senator from San Francisco manage to get away with such a sweet deal?
A powerful United States Senator's husband is standing by, all ready to make millions from a U.S. taxpayer funded enterprise.
No one in the mainstream media is even raising an eyebrow over his 6% commission on the sale of hundreds of millions of dollar's worth of quasi-public assets.
Pass this info on before it's pulled from the internet.


http://www.snopes.com/politics/business/blum.asp
 
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« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2013, 06:12:15 PM »

her hubby has been mixed up with questionable government deals for years.  it all seems to slide off the senator.  she's a dem, after all.  i guess her supporters just expect this kind of stuff.
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« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2013, 07:45:07 PM »

Corruption is a big part of the controlling Party.
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« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2013, 01:02:35 AM »

Yep, sounds like conflict of interest to me too.  Contract should have gone to another bidder and in bulk like that the commissions should have been negotiated down to 1% for the listing company.

I gotta tell you, I’ve seen some post offices in the middle of nowhere that simply never made sense to begin with.  Lots of tax $ were wasted building such over capacity in the first place.  It costs $ to keep them powered, maintained, insured, and secure.  Much cheaper to unload them for a new use than maintain them.  Maybe somebody other than the politicians can profit from them.
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« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2013, 08:28:11 AM »

>, I’ve seen some post offices in the middle of nowhere that simply never made sense to begin with.

The US Post Office has always been the physical presence of the US Government in every small town.  Pretty much it has always been the definition of a town.  It was where you went to get the paperwork to apply for your Social Security card, your passport, get your income tax documents, buy your Duck stamp and mail your letters.  That little town with 200 people in it has several thousand people in the surrounding area who are also dependent on that Post Office.
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« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2013, 11:21:56 AM »

Yep, sounds like conflict of interest to me too.  Contract should have gone to another bidder....

You sometimes force me to doubt your claim that your one of those superdooper stock trading business men.  I will however give you the benefit of the doubt. 

The reason I doubt your word is because in this case The "Contract" is a NO BID CONTRACT.   

Because the Senator's husband is a real estate developer, he will now be able to outbid any rival bidder by 6% or more, but the US Treasury will be non the richer, and the Senator and her husband will not be out one penny more. This is a win-win situation for the Senator's real estate developer husband and by extension for herself, but it is a lose-lose situation for the taxpayers, retirees, and for those receiving welfare payments.
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« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2013, 12:51:08 AM »

What’s selling post office realestate got to do with superdooper stock trading. huh

Do real farmers get their apples and oranges mixed up? angel
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« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2013, 10:45:49 PM »

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Do real farmers get their apples and oranges mixed up? angel


Blue, real farmers don't grow Apples in South Florida or Oranges in Washington State, so your question is meaningless. 

I am saying that some of us who I shall allow to remain nameless don't know Jack and Jill or even Dick, Jane, Sally, and Spot about business or else they would have already realized that Feinstein's husband has a non competitive, exclusive, no bid contract, to sell billions of dollars worth of government property and rake in hundreds and hundreds of millions of dollars in commissions and accumulated expenses related to the sale of these properties.       
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