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Senator nets $3.7 million to win election

<a =id"1"> Why <a/> would Republican Tennessee Senator Bob Corker encourage President Trump to continue to divert the earnings of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to pay for the Obamacare low-income insurance subsidies that Congress had refused to fund to avoid the collapse of Obamacare? A $28 million-dollar refinancing package from Wells Fargo made [...]

Big Business Campaign Donors vs WeThePeople

In a January 2010 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that corporations and unions have the same political speech rights as individuals under the First Amendment. The 5-to-4 decision, with the court’s more conservative members in the majority, echoed the Citizens United case, the 2010 decision that struck down limits on independent campaign spending by [...]

OUR GOVERNMENT HAS BEEN OPERATING ON A PAY TO PLAY BASIS

Just look at the amount of money our elected employees got paid (off) for their votes on just one Bill, H.R. 1004 - Regulatory Integrity Act of 2017! Mitch McConnell got $9 million for his vote in favor of the TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership)! And John Boehner got $5.3 million for his TPP vote.   And just [...]