Congresswoman Maxine Waters has been caught dipping her hand in the cookie jar…and giving more than several cookies to her daughter.
Who is Maxine Waters? Waters is the representative the 43rd District of California in the House. According to her congressional webpage, she is now serving her thirteenth term in the United States House of Representatives after winning “more than 70 percent of the vote.” Waters represents disadvantaged socioeconomic areas of South Central Los Angeles, the most notorious being Watts.
Waters has “gained a reputation as a fearless and outspoken advocate for women, children, people of color and the poor.”
She certainly is an advocate of children…especially her children. Her daughter Karen Waters “is in charge of a ‘slate mailer’ operation for Citizens for Waters, Rep. Waters’ federal campaign committee.” In other words, politicians pay the Waters’ campaign to send out endorsement mailers to show Waters’ constituents that they have Waters’ approval.
According to The Washington Free Beacon:
The mailers are sent to nearly 200,000 residents in South Central Los Angeles, an area where Waters holds considerable clout. The mailers contain an “official sample ballot” and brief quotes from Waters about the candidates and measures that she supports.
During the 2016 election cycle, Waters’ campaign committee hauled in nearly $300,000 from more than 20 payments for slate mailer endorsements…
…Karen Waters collected $65,287 throughout the 2016 cycle to run the slate mailer operation. Karen, along with her firm Progressive Connections, has received nearly $650,000 in payments from Citizens for Waters since 2006.
So what’s the problem? Karen Waters’ paycheck. According to what Maxine Waters filed to the Federal Election Commission, she owes Karen $108,952.15. Karen Waters has collected $750,000 since she started heading up the mailer campaign back in 2006.
$750,000: a number that several of Waters’ constituents combined will never earn in an entire lifetime.
If Waters really wants to represent the downtrodden, the women and children in society–maybe she should move outside of her own household to do so.
When you see this sort of extreme nepotism and luxurious salary, you wonder just how much Waters is really representing the people instead of her people.