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    How the fuck does this work?

    As most people here probably know, my wife works for the federal government as an architect. Because of conflict of interest rules, I(as a contractor) am barred from bidding on any federal job here in Wisconsin.

    So, how does Diane Fienstiens husband bid on(and win) government contracts worth hundreds of millions of dollars? An old article, but still applies.

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/...d-cashes-in-o/

    The real estate giant chaired by Richard Blum, the husband of California Sen. Dianne Feinstein, is cashing in on a new federal crisis.

    Just a few years after the firm now known as CBRE Group collected more than $108 million from a contract to help the FDIC sell foreclosed properties, the company owned in part by Blum is selling off old post offices under an exclusive contract with the financially struggling U.S. Postal Service, records show.

    Officials for the Postal Service, Feinsteinís office and Blumís company say the contract signed in 2011 with CBRE involved no political influence and was awarded to CBRE after a competitive process that involved six other firms.

    Ironically, Feinstein tried unsuccessfully to block the sale of the post offices before her husbandís firm won the contract. And the Postal Service says the decision to sell the buildings, some of them designated as historic sites or located in prime downtown locations, was purely financial.

    ďOne way the Postal Service is saving money and generating revenue is by selling properties that were determined to be unneeded for current operations,Ē Postal Service spokeswoman Sue Brennan told the Washington Guardian. ďReducing the number of properties the Postal Service owns contributes significantly to the bottom line ó in terms of
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    She's not an architech?
    Bets you could set up a "minority" company and then be able to bid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Marva View Post
    She's not an architech?
    Bets you could set up a "minority" company and then be able to bid.
    I don't understand?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 80zephyr View Post
    I don't understand?

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    Your wife's not an architech was tongue-in-cheek.
    But, seriously, get you a good buddy woman - best if black- invent a company, register it in her name with whatever authority - and Viola! you can bid! With preferences! hmmmmmmmmmmmmm............... make it a black woman disabled veteran. Minority and vet benefits for the award!

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    You aren't a politician.

    If you were, this would not be an issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Marva View Post
    Your wife's not an architech was tongue-in-cheek.
    But, seriously, get you a good buddy woman - best if black- invent a company, register it in her name with whatever authority - and Viola! you can bid! With preferences! hmmmmmmmmmmmmm............... make it a black woman disabled veteran. Minority and vet benefits for the award!
    He can bid with a stringed instrument?
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    When an ex gym coach like Dennis Hastert can become a multimillionaire while working as a representative of the people, we have a problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 80zephyr View Post
    When an ex gym coach like Dennis Hastert can become a multimillionaire while working as a representative of the people, we have a problem.

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    Yes. Ain't no congresscritter leaving office poorer than before being elected.

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