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Old 09-15-2009, 04:42 PM
 
Location: USA
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Industries have spent $585.7 million since 2007 on lobbying and campaign contributions

Washington, D.C. – A campaign finance watchdog’s analysis of insurance and HMO political contributions and lobbying expenses found the industries spent $126,430,438 over the first half of 2009 and $585,725,712 over the past two and a half years to influence public policy and elected officials. The group, Public Campaign Action Fund, found that in the first part of 2009, the industries were spending money at nearly a $700,000 a day clip to influence the political process and that the monthly pace of political spending this year has increased by nearly $400,000 over the average spent per month in the previous two years.


http://www.campaignmoney.org//HMO_in...to_kill_reform
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Old 09-15-2009, 04:43 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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The insurance companies are monsters that need to be killed.
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Old 09-15-2009, 04:47 PM
 
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The insurance companies are monsters that need to be killed.
...and the representatives that are bribed by lobbyists need to crawl back under thier rocks!
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Old 09-15-2009, 04:50 PM
 
Location: Arizona High Desert
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That kind of money would buy a lot of facelifts !
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Old 09-15-2009, 04:51 PM
 
Location: Maine
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...and the representatives that are bribed by lobbyists need to crawl back under thier rocks!
or back under the "eyepatch underwear"!
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Old 09-15-2009, 04:51 PM
 
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amazed they haven't killed Obama yet because you know that is coming!
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Old 09-15-2009, 04:53 PM
 
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Did anyone that attended the march on Saturday see/hear anyone address the need for campaign finance reform?
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Old 09-15-2009, 05:04 PM
 
Location: Blankity-blank!
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amazed they haven't killed Obama yet because you know that is coming!
Don't sell the HMO industry short. They may have a last resort plan.
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Old 09-15-2009, 05:12 PM
 
Location: Metro-Detroit area
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Stop lying all you socialist Pigs!!!

I'm a New Age Patriot, I'm a Real American, I'm Joe the Unlicensed Plumber!!!

This is a Homegrown movement of Sane, unselfish, compassionate people who care about our country, if the sick bastards die because of their lack of "personal responsibility" than that's the American way!!!

GO....Teddy Rosevelt....he kicked everybody's ass!!
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Old 09-15-2009, 06:33 PM
 
Location: USA
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Stop lying all you socialist Pigs!!!

I'm a New Age Patriot, I'm a Real American, I'm Joe the Unlicensed Plumber!!!

This is a Homegrown movement of Sane, unselfish, compassionate people who care about our country, if the sick bastards die because of their lack of "personal responsibility" than that's the American way!!!

GO....Teddy Rosevelt....he kicked everybody's ass!!
Post of the day! Rep for you my friend.
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