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Old 01-21-2010, 05:58 PM
 
Location: OB
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This has been a trending subject today so I thought to give it a little more sunshine.

So who's got the most juice on Capitol Hill? Here's a list of the top industries contributing to members of the 111th Congress during the 2009-2010 election cycle. And if you assume the largest corporate donation recipients to be Republicans, you are so very wrong.

1 Lawyers/Law Firms $22,668,990 83% 17% Harry Reid (D-Nev)
2 Health Professionals $14,307,929 63% 37% Harry Reid (D-Nev)
3 Retired $11,285,022 55% 45% Mark Kirk (R-Ill)
4 Real Estate $10,842,041 64% 36% Charles E Schumer (D-NY)
5 Securities/Invest $10,776,669 73% 27% Charles E Schumer (D-NY)
6 Insurance $9,062,842 57% 43% Charles E Schumer (D-NY)
7 Lobbyists $7,801,801 69% 31% Harry Reid (D-Nev)
8 Leadership PACs $6,624,511 64% 36% Roy Blunt (R-Mo)
9 Bldg Trade Unions $6,136,245 92% 7% Judy Chu (D-Calif)
10 Pharm/Health Prod $5,852,259 61% 39% Richard Burr (R-NC)

And there's more behind the link...

Top Industries Giving to Members of Congress, 2010 Cycle | OpenSecrets
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Old 01-21-2010, 06:16 PM
 
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1 Lawyers/Law Firms $22,668,990 83% 17% Harry Reid (D-Nev)
2 Health Professionals $14,307,929 63% 37% Harry Reid (D-Nev)
7 Lobbyists $7,801,801 69% 31% Harry Reid (D-Nev)
Doesn't surprise me,
Corruption is stopping "Medicare for all" health reform
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Old 01-21-2010, 11:42 PM
 
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Quite telling to see how many times Reid & Schumer are listed as the top recipients of contributions.

It is no wonder with Lawyers/Law Firms being the top Contributors and Reid being the top recipient that Tort Reform never was considered under healthcare "reform" either.
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Old 01-21-2010, 11:54 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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See...the Dems are no better than the Repubs.

Pssst...wake up people..wake up. 2012 is but 2 years away..how's about we put an Independent at the top ? (I can wish can't I ?)
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