The Frank Lautenberg Page

Anti-smoker Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) abused America from 1982 (when he was appointed to complete the unexpired term of Nicholas F. Brady) to 2000, then was re-elected in 2002 to oppress us again. "Before his first run for the Senate, Lautenberg's most notable political credential was a $90,000 contribution to the McGovern campaign that landed him on Nixon's enemies list." (Frank Lautenberg. By Chris Suellentrop. Slate 2002 Oct 11.)

Frank Lautenberg / Slate 2002
Lautenberg, Frank Raleigh / US Congress

Jimmy Carter discussed his 1980 campaign for president with Lautenberg (Carter diary, Oct. 7, 1980).

Carter Diary / Jimmy Carter Library (pdf)

Lautenberg's gibbering, slobbering campaign of lies by make-believe, at the 1990 Committee on Labor hearing on anti-smoker Sen. Edward Kennedy's bill, S. 1883: "If we saw a 10-year-old child holding a gun to his head, surely surely we'd intervene to save that young child's life. We should have the same reaction when it comes to our kids smoking cigarettes." EXCEPT THAT THERE IS NO GUN, AND NO SUCH IMMINENT DANGER, contrary to what this depraved piece of subhuman scum and the rest of his putrid ilk wish to pretend. Let's teach children the truth: The anti-smokers are out-of-control psychopaths, who pretend that everything is something that it is not, in order to rationalize committing crimes against innocent people. Throughout history, there have been inquisitions, persecutions, and repressions, and every one of them has been caused by subhuman filth like the anti-smokers. Lautenberg and his kind should be annihilated for the protection of humanity!

Lautenberg, 1990 Committee on Labor hearing / UCSF (pdf, 5 pp)

"New Jersey Democrat Frank Lautenberg, chairman of the Senate's transportation committee,... made it clear to his colleagues that the in-flight smoking ban was a priority item for him and that those who bucked him in the matter risked a lean diet of pork when transportation projects in their home districts came up for Senate funding. The measure, to last for two years and then face reconsideration in view of the public's response [?], carried by a vote of 84 to 10. The ban, despite the loud lamentations of some smokers, was made permanent in 1990 and was extended to all domestic flights." (Ashes to Ashes, page 707. By Richard Kluger. Plenum Press, 1996.)

Kluger / UCSF (pdf, 47 pp)

Timeline of airline smoking bans before 1989, including list of members of the House and Senate Aviation Subcommittees. (Memo from Peter G. Sparber to William Kloepfer Jr., Feb. 16, 1988, pp. 15 -17.)

Sparber to Kloepfer, 1988 / UCSF (pdf, 20 pp)

Adoring interview of Frank Lautenberg for the Medical Society of New Jersey. (New Jersey Medicine 2002 Oct;99(10):E1-E4.) "You were a pioneer in the anti-tobacco crusade long before we realized how powerful the tobacco lobby is in Washington." As if those psychopathic bloodsuckers didn't know damn well about the all-powerful Lasker lobby to persecute smokers, and ram health fascism down America's throat! Lautenberg proposed the law ban smoking on airliners. He gloats that "It changed the culture of tobacco _across the globe._ You cannot smoke in a German airliner. So many countries where smoking is very popular, such as Japan, have nonsmoking policies. And people around the world are reacting the way California is. Why do we need to permit smoking in our restaurants? Why do we permit it in our schools? Why do we permit it in our clinics?" No, the real issue is why do we permit a little clique of lying, cheating, stealing, Wall Street bloodsuckers to tyrannize over us! He also boasts about his legislation to ban smoking in stadiums, raise the drinking age, lower the legal blood alcohol level, and take away peoples' guns. And he reveals that he is an ex-smoker - the most despicable kind of traitor.

Lautenberg interview / New Jersey Medicine 2002 (pdf)

"Among the most devoted of his supporters in New Jersey over the years have been the so-called "Refugee Builders," a group of Jewish developers who are Holocaust survivors or descendents. Like Lautenberg, a former chairman of United Jewish Appeal, they are politically active in the Democratic Party and in philanthropic organizations.

"They include Florham Park developer Charles Kushner, who is Lautenberg's biggest all-time donor; William Mack, who ranks as his fifth top contributor; and Samuel Halpern, Leonard Wilf and Michael Kaplan. Along with employees and relatives, they have donated nearly $300,000 to Lautenberg's campaigns. Lautenberg also has received considerable support from employees at ADP -- more than $122,000 in all.

"Pharmaceutical firms also have been big supporters. Employees of Warner-Lambert (now Pfizer) have poured nearly $100,000 into Lautenberg's campaigns.

"In the past, critics have claimed that Warner-Lambert's support was payback for legislation sponsored by Lautenberg in the 1980s that gave the company a 3.5-year patent extension on the cholesterol-lowering drug Lopid. But Lautenberg dismissed the claims, saying the company needed the extension to cover the full cost of developing the drug." (Fund-Raising in NJ for Senate Race Tops Nation. By Joe Donohue. The Star-Ledger/New Jersey Capital Report 2002 Nov. 1.)

Fund-Raising in NJ / New Jersey Capital Report

eSpeed Announces Appointments of Senator Frank R. Lautenberg, Albert M. Weis to Its Board of Directors. Press Release, Sep. 20, 2002. (eSpeed is a subsidiary of Cantor Fitzgerald.)

eSpeed Sep. 30, 2002 / Cantor Fitzgerald

Lautenberg is a hero of Hillary Clinton's HillPac.

Lautenberg bio / HillPac

"It was a moment worthy of fanfare: the opening of a new district office of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in New Jersey last month. Federal prosecutors, law enforcement officials and members of Congress, including Senator Frank R. Lautenberg, assembled at the federal building in downtown Newark, a city plagued by gun violence. But soon after Representative Robert E. Andrews arrived, an organizer took him aside, at the urging of Mr. Lautenberg’s assistants, and asked him to leave. He retreated, as his colleagues headed to the microphones. This is what life has been like for Mr. Andrews since early last month, when he startled the Democratic establishment by mounting a primary challenge against Mr. Lautenberg, the state’s senior senator. Mr. Andrews has waged an aggressive campaign, raising questions about the 84-year-old Mr. Lautenberg’s age and barraging him with tough television advertising. In turn, his fellow Democrats in the state’s Congressional delegation are shunning him, avoiding teaming up with him on legislative work and seldom speaking with him. And in ways that are striking even in the rough-and-tumble of New Jersey politics, his colleagues are pressuring others to shun him, too, sending word to lobbyists and industry executives that if they donate to the Andrews campaign, they could find their access to other members’ offices cut off. 'This is the kind of old-school politics that I decided to stand up and fight against,' Mr. Andrews said... Behind the scenes, the battle is equally intense, with donors saying they are getting none-too-subtle messages to get behind Mr. Lautenberg. In an interview, an executive in the telecommunications industry said his company received a call last month from the office of another New Jersey congressman, Frank Pallone Jr., strongly discouraging contributions to the Andrews campaign. The executive, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of fear of retaliation, said he felt 'we were being strong-armed'... A defense lobbyist said he received a similar warning last month from aides to Representative Steven R. Rothman, a member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense from Bergen County... Mr. Andrews described the pattern this way: 'If an individual or business wants to support our campaign, they’re being told that appropriations will be shut down. They will have no access to various legislative offices.'" (Challenger Gets Cold Shoulder in New Jersey. By Raymond Hernandez and Robert Pear. New York Times, May 28, 2008.)

Challenger Gets Cold Shoulder in New Jersey / New York Times

Automatic Data Processing (ADP) Inc.

Lautenberg was a co-founder and the chairman, president and CEO of ADP until his election to the US Senate in 1982. Joseph Califano, anti-smoker since the Johnson administration, has been on the board of directors of ADP since 1982; Ann Dibble Jordan, who is also a director of Johnson & Johnson and a former director of Capital Cities/ABC, has been on the board since 1993; and Laurence A. Tisch, Chairman of Loews Corp. and former Chairman, President and CEO of CBS, has been a director since 1972.

ADP 1995 DEF-14A / Securities and Exchange Commission
ADP 2002 DEF-14A / Securities and Exchange Commission
ADP 2005 DEF-14A / Securities and Exchange Commission

Frederic V. Malek

Malek has been a director of ADP since 1978. He led the takeover of Northwest Airlines shortly after it banned smoking (probably with financial inducement from Malek). He was on the board of directors of EPA contractor ICF when the key chapters of its ETS report were written via illegal pass-through contracts. Lautenberg was a co-sponsor of the Radon Gas and Indoor Air Quality Research Act of 1986, under whose auspices the EPA ETS report was written. And, he got support for the domestic airline smoking ban as a favor from President Bush in return for putting George W. on the board of directors of a company controlled by The Carlyle Group.

The Frederic V. Malek Page

After his crony Malek obtained the EPA ETS report by corrupt means, Sen. Frank Lautenberg cited it as authority in a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Donna Shalala demanding that all federal workplaces and public facilities be made smoke-free. Fourteen adidtional representatives and senators co-signed it. (Lawmakers Want Smoking Banned in Workplaces and Public Facilities. Report on Recent ETS and IAQ Developments, June 23, 1995. Shook, Hardy & Bacon, p. 6.)

Report on Recent ETS and IAQ Develpments , June 23, 1995 / UCSF (pdf, 41 pp)

Josh S. Weston

Weston was Chairman of the Board of ADP from 1986 to 1998, and continues as Honorary Chairman. He was a director of Olsten Corporation from 1995 to 2000 and Gentiva Health Services since 1999, along with Raymond S.Troubh of General American Investors.

Olsten 1999 DEF 14A / Securities and Exchange Commission
Gentiva 2003 DEF 14A / Securities and Exchange Commission

Weston was honored at a luncheon at Sy Symms School of Business, Yeshiva University in 2000. Sen. Frank Lautenberg was honorary chairman; Michael R. Bloomberg was a luncheon vice chairman.

Weston luncheon / Yeshiva University

Weston was briefly a director of Exult Inc. in 2001. Fellow directors included Michael A. Miles, former Chairman of the Board and CEO of the Philip Morris Companies.

Exult 2002 DEF 14A / Securities and Exchange Commission

Weston was appointed to the President's Task Force To Improve Health Care Delivery for Our Nation's Veterans. (Bush Names 13 To VA/DoD Task Force. By Ellen Butler. US Medicine October 2001.)

Butler / US Medicine 2001
Weston bio / Presidents Health Care

Weston is a trustee of public television station Thirteen / WNET in New York City, several of whose founders were involved in stacking the Federal Communications Commission to obtain anti-smoker John Banzhaf's "Fairness Doctrine" ruling. Fellow trustees include former American Health Foundation trustee D. Ronald Daniel (who is currently under Congressional investigation, along with former NCI director Richard Klausner, for helping to funnel $40 million from the National Cancer Institute through Harvard University to a corporation in which they both have an interest); Life Trustees include Johnson & Johnson director Joan Ganz Cooney, and former CBS president Frank Stanton.

Corporate Officers and the Board of Trustees / Thirteen WNET

ADP Payroll and Pension Management Company

"Burned in the USA" wrote this complaint about ADP Payroll and Pension Mgt. Co.: "This is to warn potential clients of this firm. As the leading payroll mgt co in new jersey, formerly owned by the honorable Senator Frank Lautenberg, (who is rumored to still have a major share of its stock) it came as a great surprise to me as how inept they are at returning 401k money invested with them.

"When selling their service to a workforce they provide plenty of information on how well they will manage your money, but never discuss how you go about getting your money back. After much grief I found out what this procedure is:

"Talk about your bank floats, I suspect this is more common than people realize, and is only the tip of the iceberg. The government is ignoring the financial industry's abuse of 401k money. And you can bet your you know what, that Wall Street money will make sure no laws regulating this abuse will ever see the light of day.

"Think about Wall Street managing your social security funds? Lots a luck.

-- Burned in the USA

ADP Payroll and Pension Management Co. /

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