Chasing Stender

Not strictly a pension story (unless you consider that this New Jersey Assemblywoman may soon be collecting one) but it does point up the hypocrisy of some politicians who advocate helping the poor when it is actually their own interests they seek to advance, though rarely this brazenly:

First a clip on how Habitat for Humanity is supposed to work:
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But in real life we have one case of possible abuse and a reporter is confronting the abuser (note: as far as I can tell this is the real Linda Stender and not an actor doing a slapstick routine as the last minute of the video might lead you to conclude):

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This is no widowed mother of seven who put 300 hours of sweat equity into a new home. This is a politician at her low-show $90,000-a-year-job trying to deflect attention from this story that just appeared on WNBC:
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9 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Tough Love on February 20, 2015 at 10:14 pm

    If true, definitely unethical.

    Illegal?

    How about Civilly? Can Habitat reclaim the house or sue for funds spent ?

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  2. Posted by skip3house on February 20, 2015 at 11:45 pm

    Low/no show job abuse? There is Susan Bass Levin, I recall reading she was Corzine’s favorite grandmother, appointed by him to the Port Authority, then to a no meetings committee to keep her medical as better than the PA…?

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    • Posted by dentss dunnigan on February 21, 2015 at 5:10 pm

      Asso to boost he pension …one day after she was eligable for XX years she retired ….they make no bones about it

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      • Posted by Tough Love on February 21, 2015 at 6:07 pm

        The problem ISN’T that they take advantage of generous provisions/options offered to them.

        The PROBLEM is that such generous provisions/options are offered in the first place.

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  3. Posted by OFF TOPIC on February 21, 2015 at 12:03 am

    No way Linda the Spender can survive this. But then again, so does the DeCotiis law firm.

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  4. Oh please wake up, she will survive, liken to ticks they just keep going from dog
    to dog.

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  5. Disgusting, unethical and greedy woman. She should be ashamed of herself. Anybody know what the husband does? She should be removed from office immediately and made to pay back every penny

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  6. Posted by Tough Love on February 23, 2015 at 3:41 pm

  7. Posted by dentss dunnigan on February 23, 2015 at 5:19 pm

    When does the Stender-gate invistigative committee meet ? ……are you listening Loretta ?

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