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Where is Rep. Cleaver During the Recess? Liberia! | Missouri Political News Service

Where is Rep. Cleaver During the Recess? Liberia!

August 18th, 2009 by MarkTwain · No Comments

Congressman Cleaver is honoring the late singer Michael Jackson’s birthday this week by taking a Congressional junket to the African nation of Liberia. Jackson had a big hit named “Liberian Girl” on his 1988 album “Bad.” How else can you explain this bonehead move by Cleaver to take this trip now? Especially after only holding telephone town halls last week with constituents. Doesn’t he remember the backlash Congressman Carnahan received from the Wall Street Journal for taking a similar junket to Antarctica? These people just don’t get it!

Visiting five-man United States Congressional Delegation yesterday toured facilitates of the Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC) following their arrival in the country on Sunday. The congressional delegation includes the head of the team Representative G.K. Butterfield of North Carolina; Gwen Moore of Wisconsin; Steven Cohen of Memphian; Emanuel Cleaver of Missouri and Bernice Johnson of Texas.

The tour was intended to give them an insight of the activities of the LEC and the challenges it is faced with. It gave them the chance to make a commitment to help the public corporation gets back on its feet…Representative Butterfield indicated that the most important thing that the US needed to focus on [was] infrastructures development, noting that the rehabilitation of electricity will help to reduce the high cost of the current.

Acting Managing Director Joseph Mayiah said the corporation is currently indebted in the tone of US$30M since 1989. Read more…

We are expected to have an almost two trillion dollar deficit this year. Where in the hell are we supposed to get the money? Oh yeah, I almost forgot, China!


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