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Stevens abused his position of power as the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Appropriations Committee for years to bilk the taxpayers in order to aggrandize himself and his cronies.
The analysis revolves around charges of a "slave power conspiracy" leveled by abolitionists and Republicans, charging that a cabal of 19th century slaveholders sought to use the national government to expand slavery and thereby aggrandize their political and economic power.
This backroom deal between Heartland and the Steelworkers union is nothing more than a cynical scheme designed to aggrandize union officials at the expense of employees," said Stefan Gleason, Vice President of the National Right to Work Foundation.
D'Amato, chairman of the full committee, accused Ludwig of mounting a ``campaign to aggrandize and centralize regulatory power in his agency'' by, among other things, actively recruiting banks chartered by states to convert to nationally chartered status.