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E-RFD: Pelosi is Kissed by a Star

February 19, 2009 -- Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's home district includes San Francisco.  Star-Kist Tuna's headquarters are in San Francisco, Pelosi's home district.  Star-Kist is owned by Del Monte Foods and is a major contributor to Pelosi.  Star-Kist is the major employer in American Samoa employing 75% of the Samoan work force.

Paul Pelosi, Nancy's husband, owns $17 million dollars of Star-Kist stock.  In January, 2007 when  the minimum wage was increased from $5.15 to $7.25, Pelosi had  American Samoa exempted from the increase so Del Monte would not have to pay the higher wage.  This would make Del Monte  products less expensive than their competition's.

Last  week when the huge bailout bill was passed, Pelosi added an earmark to
the final bill, providing $33 million dollars for an economic development credit in American Samoa.

Pelosi has called the Bush Administration CORRUPT?

How do you spell "HYPOCRISY"?

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