The Congressional Sexual Wrongdoings in Congress are the most egregious of all the latest claims of Sexual Harassment due to Taxpayer Dollars being used to settle these claims. The harassment dollars are paid out via the Office of Compliance or OOC, which was created through the Congressional Accountability Act or CAA. So Congress used a piece of legislation that was supposed to help eliminate harassment of any kind, to secretly payout Taxpayer Dollars (since signed, non-disclosure papers were a required item to obtain settlement payouts) when the rules of the OOC were broken.. The OOC was established and used as a coverup to hid Congressional foul play. Just follow the Office of Compliance Forms link listed on the OOC homepage...And please, someone tell my why do the harassed need to fill out a request for counseling forms, especially when the harasser's do not? Filling out an incident report form would seem to be the logical item required to start an investigation, not counseling! The counseling may come later if after a factual review uncovers no indication of harassment...Well at least to me.
I will not go into whether anyone in Politics is guilty or not. This very short blog entry is only concerned with a horrible misuse of Taxpayer funds. I keep hearing Politicians saying this is wrong and they want legislation to stop it, but that's not enough for me. I want all the miscreants who have used public money, for their own benefit, to have to pay it back to the treasury. I also want the OOC totally bereft of the power to dip into treasury funds to benefit overly, compensated Congressmen.