Monday, November 10, 2008

Democratic Party Progressivism at Work carries this tuna tidbit (h/t Bob Robbins):

>Del Monte: Pelosi's Tuna

>Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's home district includes San Francisco. Star-Kist Tuna's headquarters, are located in San Francisco, Nancy Pelosi's home district. Star-Kist is owned by Del Monte Foods and is a major contributor to Pelosi's political fund. Star-Kist is also the major employer in American Samoa, actually employing 75% of the Samoan workforce.

>Paul Pelosi, Nancy's husband, owns $17 million dollars of Del Monte stock. In January, 2007 when the minimum wage was increased from $5.15 to $7.25, Pelosi had American Samoa exempted from the increase so Del Monte would not have to pay the higher wage. This would make Del Monte products less expensive than their competition's.

>Last week when the huge bailout bill was passed, Pelosi added an earmark to the final bill adding $33 million dollars for an "economic development credit in American Samoa".

Nancy Pelosi has called the Bush Administration "corrupt"...?
Well she would know.....!

Borrowing once again from Certs: America has two, two, two corrupt parties in one!

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