Saturday, July 12
FISA Following the money trail
If you cannot watch the above video, I'll fill you in on why so many of our elected officials voted for telecom immunity.
94 House Democrats Flipped and received on average $8,259 from telecoms.
In the Senate, Barack Obama received over $205,000 in political contributions from telecoms while John McCain got $356,000. (it's interesting how they bribe the republicans more... oh that's right, the Dems are spineless and cave to less money.)
In total telecoms gave $63 million to Republicans since 1990 and almost $38 million to Democrats.
Sen Jay Rockefeller (D-WV)- $51,500 in 2008 so far
Sen Mitch McConnell (R-KY) $20,500 in 2008 so far and $91,451 from telecom since 2002
Top Senate Recipients of money from telecoms this year.
McCain $365, 955 ABSENT
Clinton $246, 747 VOTED AGAINST IMMUNITY
Obama $220,789 VOTED FOR IMMUNITY
Rockefeller $51,500 VOTED FOR IMMUNITY
Stevens $41,400 VOTED FOR IMMUNITY
Collins $25,850 VOTED FOR IMMUNITY
Pryor $32,350 VOTED FOR IMMUNITY
Baucus $28,000 VOTED FOR IMMUNITY
Smith $27,750 VOTED FOR IMMUNITY
Graham $26,600 VOTED FOR IMMUNITY
Wicker $26,600 VOTED FOR IMMUNITY
Sununu $24,600 VOTED FOR IMMUNITY
Lautenberg $21,800 VOTED AGAINST IMMUNITY
Durbin $20,850 VOTED AGAINST IMMUNITY
McConnell $20,250 VOTED FOR IMMUNITY
Dorgan $20,250 VOTED AGAINST IMMUNITY
and so on