Jan Schakowsky, answer these earmark questions


Tribune photo by Zbigniew Bzdak / March 5, 2009

This is to support demands by the Big Government blog to answer questions about her mysterious earmark. It noted:

Recently, Big Government told of a proposed fiscal year 2009 federal budget earmark intended for the Save-A-Life Foundation (SALF), a Chicago-area nonprofit that went belly-up late last year. The article questioned why IL Democrat Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, who introduced the appropriation, wanted to fund SALF years after the charity was the subject of a string of media exposes, including four hard-hitting ABC7 Chicago I-Team reports.

Here are the four unanswered questions:

1. What was the dollar amount of Schakowsky's intended 2009 earmark for SALF?

2. Why was Rep. Schakowsky funding a non-profit years after it was the subject of four ABC7 News Chicago exposes?

3. What's the relationship between Rep. Schakowsky and the charity's founder/president Carol J. Spizzirri, whose organization obtained "at least $8.6 million in federal and state grants"? (Chicago Tribune)

4. Does Rep. Schakowsky think SALF should be investigated in order to determine if those millions were properly spent?


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  • This woman is as crooked as they come.When will the press start asking ANY questions let alone pertinent ones.She needs to answer about funding collected for and from whom for her campaign. The connections to banking fraud. She should be indicted just on these issues. Look into these claims you might just find a story.Hey maybe sell some newspapers,what a concept.....

  • Someone from Dan Seals's campaign called me (for the second time), and I asked why he didn't take on the ineffective congresswoman in his own district.

    I guess, according to waterbill, I should have added corrupt.

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