Well, if you object to foreign aid, you're really going to object to this. Solomon P. Ortiz, Democrat U.S. Rep for Texas' 27th District is a jewel... His parents were poor immigrants and his work history doesn't reveal the origin of that silver spoon in his mouth other than his election to Congress. There's some info on conflict of interest charges since he supposedly "sold" a company he owned (can't find how he got the money to buy it) but still carries it on his financial statement all the while directing tax monies to it through his congressional seat.
Here's another one of his companies...
Solomon serves on the honorary advisory board for the Bert Corona Institute, a position that usually pays about $50,000 for just the use of your name.
Now we know why we have so many millionaire congressmen and why people will spend millions of dollars to campaign for a job that pays only $170,000/yr roughly.
Ole Maxine Waters has one of those honorary seats, too.
Video: **Maxine Waters We do not have a crisis at Freddie Mac or Fanny Mae
Video: **Democrats Trying to put ACORN Types Back on the Payroll Pt 2
Maxine Waters’ amendment to H.R. 3126, legislation to establish a Consumer Financial Protection Agency (CFPA), passed with a vote of 35 to 33. ACORN-type organizations will have an advisory role on regulating the very financial institutions from which they receive millions of dollars annually in direct corporate contributions and benefit from other financial partnerships and arrangements. These are the same organizations that pressured banks to make subprime mortgage loans and thus bear a major responsibility for the collapse of the housing market.
A recent inquiry into bank funding of ACORN activities by three House Committees found that institutions that would be regulated by the CFPA have provided millions of dollars to the organization in the form of direct donations, lines of credit, cash, and other assets over the last 15 years.
Article that gives a good explanation of the shenanigans: