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Congressman -- Karaoke Woulda Been Cheaper!!

2/25/2009 4:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

According to Congressman Thaddeus McCotter, there's a simple solution to Northern Trust's lavish party problem: If you want a '70s bash, "pitch in and buy a karaoke machine."

Thaddeus McCotter: Click to watch
When our TMZ cameraman found the Republican Rep for Michigan and member of the House Committee on Financial Services in DC yesterday, dude blasted Northern's decision to throw a big bailout burning fiesta last week.

His quick fixes for the corrupt system: Hire back the 450 workers Northern Trust laid off in December and have the government stop giving "our" money to banks that clearly don't need it.

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Fox    

very true!

1877 days ago
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toofastforyou!    

OMG... im first a

1877 days ago
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toofastforyou!    

I GOT SO EXCITED... I CAME IN MY PANTS THANK YOU FOR BEING SO SLOW!!!

1877 days ago
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frogs and gravel    

I didn't realize octomom was on here trying to be first.

1877 days ago
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arte help    

Get back in your latex rubber siut and pleasure me, toofastforyou!!

1877 days ago
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JENSPAL    

Oddly enough, congress overlooks their own wasteful spending on lavish parties and trips for their friends and families, eh? How many congress people own boats, fancy cars, vacation homes, summer homes, fly around the world and stay in nice hotels on our tax dime? I'm here with 5 children, about to lose my home to foreclosure, my husband just had heart surgery and we don't have insurance to pay the bills or for his medications, we don't qualify for state aid because he makes $7.00 over the limit yet these fools are spending like it's going out of style. Nice, real nice.

1876 days ago
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Middle America    

How much good does it do for Washington yahoos to get angry AFTER banks spend taxpayer money on lavish parties, transportation, hotels, etc.? Does a verbal slap-on-the-wrist really teach the bank a lesson? I suppose some of my faith will be restored in the government when someone actually starts DOING SOMETHING rather than handing out money (with no stipulations on how it is spent) and then complaining about what the money is funding.

1876 days ago
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www.joetheplugger.com    

who is joetheplugger?

1876 days ago
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Bite Me !    

Helloooooo! Whatever you say "Congressman, Dude" About my tax money, Do I stil get it back?

1876 days ago
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Gobsmacked    

The the gov't should be asking for the money back in cases where it's not used for it's intended purposes! So fed up with all these so-called bailouts! Obviously it does not work... so STOP THROWING AWAY THE BUCKS!

1876 days ago
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Frank    

email Northern trust executives here:

Frederick_Waddell@ntrs.com
William_Osborn@ntrs.com
Kelly_Welsh@ntrs.com
Aileen_Blake@ntrs.com
Jana_Schreuder@ntrs.com
William_Morrison@ntrs.com
Sherry_Barrat@ntrs.com
Timothy_Theriault@ntrs.com
Stephen_Potter@ntrs.com
Timothy_Moen@ntrs.com
Peter_Cherecwich@ntrs.com
Jennifer_Driscoll@ntrs.com
Peter_Gloyne@ntrs.com
Kelly_Mannard@ntrs.com
James_Rauh@ntrs.com
John_Skjervem@ntrs.com
Susan_Crown@ntrs.com
Arthur_Kelly@ntrs.com
Edward_Mooney@ntrs.com
Harold_Smith@ntrs.com
William_Smithburg@ntrs.com
Robert_McCormack@ntrs.com
John_Rowe@ntrs.com
Dipak_Jain@ntrs.com
Charles_Tribbett@ntrs.com
Nicholas_Chabraja@ntrs.com
Linda_Bynoe@ntrs.com
Enrique_Sosa@ntrs.com
Robert_Browne@ntrs.com
Steven_Fradkin@ntrs.com

1876 days ago
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Who Caresss!!!    

Niccce!!! All this Northern Trust exposure and congress involvement now legitimizes TMZ as an official news source - unlike the online rag mag reputation it's known for... Just saying. =)

1876 days ago
13.

becca    

you guys should totally follow Aaron Schock around. He's 27 - the youngest member of the House of Reps - and he's HOT!!!!! Scorching hot!

He's a BIG story in Washington - he just moved there after being elected to Congress from Illinois.

1876 days ago
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Steph    



I just saw the story on tent cities on Oprah today and it was so upsetting. I can't believe people are living like that, here in the United States. Since Oprah is friends with the President, isn't there anything the President can do to help all these Americans out who are obviously suffering in these third world like conditions? Surly, if our government can give out billions of our tax dollars to these ridiculous banks without our consent, the government could actually help AMERICANS who are living in squalor. This is outrageous. The government is doing absolutely NOTHING about this. I am glad that Oprah did the show, but now what are we going to do to help these people and this country? America is turning into a third world country. It is disgraceful. This country needs help. Instead of having all this bail out money go to the banks, let's help these poor people who are living in these devastating conditions. This is so wrong. President Obama, let’s get some meaningful help to all of these Americans who are suffering so terribly. This should not be happening in this country.

1876 days ago

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