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The newly appointed members — six Democrats and six Republicans — have received more than $3 million total during the past five years in donations from political committees with ties to defense contractors, health care providers and labor unions. That money went to their re-election campaigns, according to AP's review.
The lawmakers represent a large swath of political ideology and geography, but they have some things in common: They received more than $1 million overall in contributions from the health care industry and at least $700,000 from defense companies, the AP found. Those two industries, especially, are sensitive to the outcome of the committee's negotiations because the automatic spending cuts could affect them most directly. The committee's co-chairs — Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., and Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas — each received support from lobbyists and political committees, including those with ties to defense contractors and health care lobbyists. Hensarling's re-election committee, for instance, received about $11,000 from Lockheed Martin and $8,500 from Northrop Grumman.
Yeah, wouldn't you like to know how much money really goes into their re-election coffers?
Originally posted by Zippidee
and those are only the recorded transactions
Originally posted by jonnywhite
People blame too much. The rich did it! Bush did it! The tv did it! God told me to! The communists!
Start blaming yourself.
So someone else makes a million? Well, that means you can to. But you must earn it.
Like someone else said, the money has to come from somewhere. No matter where it comes from someone will complain. The larger more important issue is that citizens are using this as an excuse to DO NOTHING. They desire to blame every problem on their leaders. Stand up and be responsible! Care for your own. This country was founded on principles of freedom and still stands by them. If you want to make well in life then you must act and not rely on somebody else. Stop being a snake and start being real. Nothing else works.edit on 12-8-2011 by jonnywhite because: (no reason given)