Some commented on the posts of the last couple days on Scientology Inc’s Washington Lobbying apparatus that there did not seem to be much money involved. Well, based on the work of the folks at Why We Protest and Karen #1 in just a few hours a different picture emerges.
As to Greg Mitchell, see Secular Invasion of Washington , according to documentation available at Campaignmoney.com, between 2008 and the first quarter of 2011, he received $290,000 from Scientology Inc:
Here is a shot of Greg doing his best Bill Clinton Jr impression:
As to Joe Grieboski, see Corporate Scientology Mercenary, and his Scientology Inc front group Institute on Religion and Public Policy, check out this Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax for 2006:
Note, this form covers a time closer to form-up. You can bet that in later years quite a few more greenbacks made their way through its coffers. Also note that David Miscavige’s personal attorney, Monique Yingling, is listed as a director along with Scientology Incers Luis Colon and Judy Cranford.
Vice president of the board is one Bill Walsh. Walsh is the character that accompanied Yingling on Miscavige’s six man mission to Denver in April 2009. Their target? To shudder Mike Rinder into silence so as to spike the original St Pete Times series The Truth Rundown. Result? Epic Fail.
Bill Walsh does little else than serve as a yes-man to David Miscavige. In fact, he nods in agreement so much that Mike Rinder and I have referred to him as a very expensive bobbing-head doll. With that in mind, consider this: Walsh was pulling in close to a 1/2 million dollars a year from Scientology Inc over multiple years. As late as 2007, an Office of Special Affairs financial planning document referred to Walsh’s nearly 1/2 million dollar a year production as “spectator work.”
If a non-productive bobbing-head doll can pull in nearly 1/2 million dollars a year from Scn Inc, what do you suppose they are paying their heavy hitters?
Effective or not, do some math and recognize what your fees have really bought.