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10:23 AM on 01/07/2010
Everybody and I mean everybody whether in the private or public secter, given the opportunity will help themselves to other people's funds. The temptation is there, easy to take......ask Wall Street they do it all the time.
10:29 AM on 01/07/2010
"Everybody" covers an awful lot of people. Personally, I believe people are inherently honest and "thieves" are the exception rather than the rule.
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10:43 AM on 01/07/2010
I agree with Mike949. There are people capable of empathy, social responsibility, and honesty, temptation or not. We only hear about the crooks, so there seems to be more of them.
10:22 AM on 01/07/2010
Wake up America. How many times are we going to allow this to happen? It's time to vote for what is right instead of what party the candidates belong to. The list is long, and ln review, how did these people get elected and reelected? Marion Berry, how? Kwame Fitzpatrick, what no one else in Detroit wanted the job? Marc Morial, now in charge of the Urban League, how can that be? James Ursy, incredible. David Delle Donna, Larry Langford and on and on. All crooks and pathetic individuals who stole from all citizens but under the guise of helping those in most need. I think in the near future Barack Obama can be aded to this long, distinguished list.
10:26 AM on 01/07/2010
You forgot to involved the Bush's (and you know what I'm talking about) Cheney for God stake is the worst thief.
10:48 AM on 01/07/2010
Bush is not under any indictment. My list is of all indicted, convicted or under investigation politicians. Just look at the list and agree, there is no argument, these are all facts and with little research can be proven. Your the type I'm talking about, wanting to defend this type of behavior to throw in a Bush jab. As for Barry, you surround yourself with that many crooks, tax cheats and radicals, you become so entrenched with corruption that it starts to appear legal.
05:33 PM on 01/07/2010
"All crooks and pathetic individuals who stole from all citizens but under the guise of helping those in most need."

Yeah, I like my thugs to admit they have no intention of helping anybody but themselves. You know…like so many corrupt individuals who did not make your list. To be sure, Ms. Dixon has messed up bad, and she is paying the price...as she should (though I have empathy for Madoff as well as Dixon, OJ as well as Gotti, Susan Smith as well as Willie Horton). I continue to ponder what lies beneath the tip that we see, the minute entity that is those that get caught. The entire system is not corrupt (we hope), but there are signs of serious tilt points in the system that allow for the jackal mentality to thrive. Jackals, hyenas, and snakes will exploit the breach that is the loophole…the closed eye that is part of the process of – a wink and a nod, and the naïve understanding that says known liars and cheats mean no harm.
10:20 AM on 01/07/2010
Another sign of just how twisted it already is and this is not to kick mud on the sister while she is down (way down based on the report – and may she rise from the ashes of her misstep stronger for the struggle) it is just to say, the entire society is suckled on the udder of wealth as answer to all problems. Then we wonder why babies of ethics and morals are burping all over the place. Why they coo afterwards…as if nothing is wrong.

Burp!
10:19 AM on 01/07/2010
Democrats are always very good with other people's money
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10:47 AM on 01/07/2010
Ah, yes...the Republicans have exclusive claim to financial responsibility (and ethics). LOL
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10:59 AM on 01/07/2010
Joke right? Or are you really that stupid?
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10:16 AM on 01/07/2010
As long as the thievery benefited the rich, its all good...
10:28 AM on 01/07/2010
So you want thievery for the poor, but not the rich? How is that any better? How about the state just keeps out of the economy and doesn't give anyone special favors, rich or poor... - or corporations for that matter...
10:15 AM on 01/07/2010
Why do crooked politicians including those who serve jail time still entitled to their taxpayer funded cushy pensions?
10:11 AM on 01/07/2010
Goodbye, Sheila! We hardly knew you. See for background on this drama: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJ4Ak7qvZV4 and
http://www.americanchronicle.com/articles/view/130841
10:09 AM on 01/07/2010
I find it hard to believe that this issue is limited to a $500 gift card. In addition, why is she allowed to take a plea deal and then make public statements that seem to imply she is somehow not guilty? The other insult is that she is allowed to keep her pension.

Perhaps people who are concerned about a government run health care system see these situations arise routinely. This is not about party affiliation it is about the inability of government to regulate itself.
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10:07 AM on 01/07/2010
How low can you go !!!
Another free pass for the evil ones !!!
10:02 AM on 01/07/2010
There is a double standard for ya. How many people do you know who gets thier convictions wiped off thier record after they finish thier sentence. I guess it proves that Government is above the Law. Spank my hand !
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09:57 AM on 01/07/2010
Amazing how humble people look and act "after" they got caught doing something criminal. She should go to jail for a good 6 months to think about her "bad" choices at minimum.
This is just another example of a politician getting away with crime, while the average citizen pays time!

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09:55 AM on 01/07/2010
Keeps her pension and can run for future political office.....................................is America a great county or what.
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10:05 AM on 01/07/2010
Apparently, she was charged with petty theft. That would allow her to keep her pension, since it was not a felony, and run for office after her probation is up. Also, it is the norm for one to get probation for a first such offense.

Even though people are trying to make this into more than what it is, there is nothing unusual with the way this was handled. She did not get any special treatment.
10:20 AM on 01/07/2010
Did you miss the part about the plea bargain?
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09:52 AM on 01/07/2010
Stealing from poor? Nonsense -- she misused some gift cards. She shouldn't have done it, but I've done worse things, and so have all of you.
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09:53 AM on 01/07/2010
Actually, no, I haven't.
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09:58 AM on 01/07/2010
It is calling stealing, and she knew it. Lead by example!
09:50 AM on 01/07/2010
Did she return the $500 gift card?
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09:49 AM on 01/07/2010
Excuse me but she's a Democrat! I thought we stood for honest government? She keeps her pension and has no record? Since when does outright theft get you a free pass?
Really there is no difference between Republicans and Democrats. They are all crooks.
09:57 AM on 01/07/2010
Peter, welcome to the real world.
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10:47 PM on 01/07/2010
But I didn't take the red pill, Morpheus; "You wake in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe".