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General Motors, fresh from being taken over by the federal government, is making contributions to officials of the federal government.

According to the Washington Post (August 5), GM has resumed making donations to the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation — lately, a cool 36 grand. The CBC, of course, is home to such moral luminaries as Charles Rangel (D-NY) and Maxine Waters (D-CA). Eleven CBC members sit on the board of the so-called charity.

The Post story adds that other corporations have made donations to charitable foundations connected with political figures. But this one reeks of corruption. GM is now using the taxpayers’ money to curry the favor of officials of the very government that is keeping it afloat.

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