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Lawmakers Who Upheld NSA Phone Spying Received Double the Defense Industry Cash

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posted on Jul, 27 2013 @ 12:04 PM
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Lawmakers Who Upheld NSA Phone Spying Received Double the Defense Industry Cash


www.wired.com

The numbers tell the story — in votes and dollars. On Wednesday, the house voted 217 to 205 not to rein in the NSA’s phone-spying dragnet. It turns out that those 217 “no” voters received twice as much campaign financing from the defense and intelligence industry as the 205 “yes” voters.

Lawmakers who voted to continue the NSA dragnet-surveillance program averaged $41,635 from the pot, whereas House members who voted to repeal authority averaged $18,765.
(visit the link for the full news article)




posted on Jul, 27 2013 @ 12:04 PM
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Follow the money, and the source tells the story. Time for big time change. At least we now know of 217 corrupt crooks with special interests who are not representing the people.

Now who's going to do something about this? Will it be you? Or will you stay mired in Apathy?

I think one thing is clear, no matter what new president comes into office with all these promises of change this and change that, they are just a Puppet. Democrat or Republican is just Puppet A or Puppet B

www.wired.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Jul, 27 2013 @ 12:45 PM
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We don't have politicians anymore in the Washington, what we have are political whores selling the nation and the population to the highest bidder, that in my books is considered treason and the punishment should be accordingly.



posted on Jul, 27 2013 @ 12:54 PM
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Originally posted by marg6043
We don't have politicians anymore in the Washington, what we have are political whores selling the nation and the population to the highest bidder, that in my books is considered treason and the punishment should be accordingly.

So what is the sane, legal, systematic way to purge all of that out of the system, and to do so within the next 5-10 years before it's too late?

That's the ultimate question.

On the other hand, if nothing is done about, it will lead to such a rapid downward spiral, none of us will even be able to post on ATS anymore, just like they're doing in UK with the Porn Filtering system, which coincidentally, is also supposed to filter out all message boards and forums to block all public opinion.

The Crazy Nanny state that's taking shape there, is just a matter of time before it takes shape here.



posted on Jul, 27 2013 @ 12:58 PM
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The population in this nation and the tax payer can not get into their thick heads that is not going to be any changes within our political parties that will help this nation citizens at all.

Politics are for the rich and wealthy and they are the ones running the nation for decades at the expenses of the working class.

We have become what our founding Fathers fought so hard to get this young nation to stay away from.

No, is not going to be change.



posted on Jul, 27 2013 @ 01:11 PM
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One person can make a difference.

Look at Snowden.

For one, if an ATS member came up with a plan asan independent, i would vote



posted on Jul, 27 2013 @ 01:14 PM
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I am not surprised. It is now a government for the big corporations by the big corporations. This is not just ridiculous, it is dangerous.

With corporations in charge, think about this - they don't have to listen to their customers, they can make laws forcing their customers to buy their products -

This means the new moral compass on laws is how much money they leech from the population in order to pay the corporations, and those laws will be enforced with vigor.

The more hellfire missiles launched from drones to kill American Citizens, the more hellfire missiles get manufactured.



posted on Jul, 27 2013 @ 08:34 PM
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Theres a few Yes voters that were in the top 30 who received over $100,000 that we should recognize. Bet they wont get that much money next time they run. These included:

Jim Moran D VA-8 $152,500 Yes
Joe Courtney D CT-2 $130,500 Yes
Gerry Connolly D VA-11 $122,000 Yes
Jack Kingston R GA-1 $109,500 Yes
Addison Wilson R SC-2 $100,100 Yes

Hats off to these guys who were willing to risk losing big money and potentially the next election to stand up for the constitution!

Another striking thing about that chart is that no representatives received any money from groups that supported the amendment.

In the article from Wired it was noted:



The investigation shows that defense cash was a better predictor of a member’s vote on the Amash amendment than party affiliation. House members who voted to continue the massive phone-call-metadata spy program, on average, raked in 122 percent more money from defense contractors than those who voted to dismantle it.


Pretty telling. Thats the way it is in Amerika. Also from the article:



“How can we trust legislators to vote in the public interest when they are dependent on industry campaign funding to get elected? Our broken money and politics system forces lawmakers into a conflict of interest between lawmakers’ voters and their donors,” said Daniel G. Newman, MapLight’s president and co-founder.


SOURCE: Wired.com



posted on Jul, 28 2013 @ 04:38 PM
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Seeing this makes me so happy. Was attempting to do this on a thread here the night of the Amash vote but tuckered out after I hit the E's. Saw enough to know that there was some definite issues though. Biggest contributions were to those in the appropriations committee, specifically the subcommittees for Defense and Homeland Security. Was feeling pretty guilty that I hadn't picked it up again but having some eye problems. The guys that did this one were able to get much further and had better access to the information.


Kingston really impressed me out of all those committee members. Actually ended the evening watching his a couple of his vids on youtube. Interesting guy.

appropriations.house.gov...

Subcommittees:
appropriations.house.gov...
appropriations.house.gov...
edit on 28/7/13 by WhiteAlice because: added appropriation member list links



posted on Jul, 28 2013 @ 04:54 PM
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Anyone who remotely believes in this political system is a fool. Your ballot vote is worthless unless you couple that with cold hard cash to bribe house reps and senators.

Wake me when all of you are hungry, and are prepared for the inevitable.



posted on Jul, 31 2013 @ 10:59 AM
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Originally posted by supremecommander
Anyone who remotely believes in this political system is a fool. Your ballot vote is worthless unless you couple that with cold hard cash to bribe house reps and senators.

Wake me when all of you are hungry, and are prepared for the inevitable.

Amen Brother, I'll be by your side when the inevitable happens. Got your back



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