American Politics 101

Re: American Politics 101

Postby CielOnTap on Wed Dec 19, 2018 11:48 am

You don't use a charity foundation to help raise one's presidential campaign funds. So has the Trump Foundation learned in a recent order to cease operation by the New York state Attorney-General's office, after an investigation concluded. There is a lawsuit filed by the Attorney-General's office against the Foundation as well.
In 2015, the foundation admitted that it had violated a legal prohibition against “self-dealing” — the prohibition forbids nonprofit leaders from funneling their charity’s money to themselves, their businesses or their families. The following year, the Attorney General’s office ordered the foundation to stop accepting charitable contributions. The foundation started to dissolve in the end of 2016, but the Attorney General’s office ordered it to remain open while the AG’s investigation into the foundation was continuing.

The attorney general’s press secretary, Amy Spitalnick, said at the time, “As the foundation is still under investigation by this office, it cannot legally dissolve until that investigation is complete,” said Spitalnick.

https://heavy.com/news/2018/12/trump-foundation-lawsuit-documents/
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Re: American Politics 101

Postby CielOnTap on Fri Dec 28, 2018 2:57 pm

Another US government shutdown is in effect. While government workers have to work without pay, there is some angst that relatives of the current US president are taking a Florida holiday during this time.

The president had suggestions about how workers can work for their rent if cash is tight. I'm not certain that many landlords want to go without cash from their tenants:

The most baffling, however, is what was suggested in the cover letter meant to address the landlords of furloughed employees.

“I would like to discuss with you the possibility of trading my services to perform maintenance (e.g. painting, carpentry work) in exchange for partial rent payments,” the cover letter read.

“Just pay the workers, man,” they tweeted. “By the way, why is the senate, the house and [Donald] Trump getting pay.”

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/government-shutdown-when-trump-federal-employees-pay-work-landlord-rent-a8702081.html
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Re: American Politics 101

Postby CielOnTap on Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:18 pm

TSA workers might see a check soon-for a bonus. It may help offset the lack of a paycheque.
Transportation Security Administration workers who manned checkpoints on Dec. 22 will be paid, despite the federal shutdown that began the previous day, and they also will receive a $500 bonus for working during the busy Christmas season.

The payment for work that Saturday and the bonus money are an effort by TSA Administrator David P. Pekoske to soften the blow to his workers and encourage them to remain on the job after they missed their first paycheck on Friday.

The bonus and an estimated $150 to $200 in Saturday pay should be received by TSA workers early next week.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/trafficandcommuting/tsa-workers-can-expect-a-paycheck-this-week-as-their-boss-gives-them-a-bonus/2019/01/12/bea98046-1689-11e9-b6ad-9cfd62dbb0a8_story.html?__twitter_impression=true&__twitter_impression=true&noredirect=on&utm_term=.9e33d0135c03
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