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Originally posted by kingoftheworld
reply to post by Southern Guardian
No, maybe in a couple of the senators, but Nebraska for example wanted exclusive medicare funding, and so that's why they went along with the bill. So it was not all just corporations,
Originally posted by Southern Guardian
…while covering the fact they had been bidding the highest price for their fellow Dem senators. It is sad sad sad.
Originally posted by Chance321
Might also want to add, if this health care coverage is sooooo good, why isn't BO, congress, senate giving up their coverage for this?
why did 15 Senators need bribes? Who exactly got what?
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Oh-oh! Politicians share personality traits with serial killers: Study
Using his law enforcement experience and data drawn from the FBI's behavioral analysis unit, Jim Kouri has collected a series of personality traits common to a couple of professions.
Kouri, who's a vice president of the National Assn. of Chiefs of Police, has assembled traits such as superficial charm, an exaggerated sense of self-worth, glibness, lying, lack of remorse and manipulation of others.
These traits, Kouri points out in his analysis, are common to psychopathic serial killers.
But -- and here's the part that may spark some controversy and defensive discussion -- these traits are also common to American politicians. (Maybe you already suspected.)
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) spent $2,993 in taxpayer money on flowers between June and October. House Majority Whip James Clyburn has a thing for Chantilly Donuts, spending about $265 at the Virginia shop in the past quarter.
House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) racked up about $24,617 in catering costs. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) spent about $1,561 in bottled water and House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) spent no money on water but a touch over $18,000 in food. House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-Va.) spent about $24,116 on food and beverage