Kansas City’s very own Congressman in Washington D.C., The Honorable Rev. Emanual Cleaver is having his wages garnished…
I’ve never heard of a sitting U.S. Congressman allowing his reputation to be tarnished like this. Since it would be so simple to avoid it.
And I always thought Congressmen were good at back room deals. Cleaver could have worked out a payment plan with Bank of America. It would have avoided the label Dead-beat Congressman.
Well, he’ got a payment plan now.
I should be shocked at the ineptitude on display here.
That we’ve got a Congressman so ignorant of how to do business that he agreed to a deal that left him personally responsible for a failed car wash. If he’s that bad with paperwork, I can only imagine what deals Kansas City messed up or missed out on when he was mayor.
I should be stunned at the arrogance on display here.
Cleaver has a pattern of thinking the rules don’t apply to him. When he was elected he owed back taxes. At first, he said they were paid. Then he was forced to admit that he’d been lying. I suspect the fact that he was elected anyway just added to that arrogance. I doubt that he feels very sorry for the rest of us who must pay taxes and bank loans.
When the last two paragraphs spilled off my keyboard, they seemed routine to the point of being cliché. A Congressman who has shady finances and questionable skills is hardly an earth shaking story. But one who is having his congressional paychecks garnished by creditors takes it to an unusual place.
So yes, I confess that I smiled.