Saturday, September 07, 2013

No surprises here....

 ...Just more confirmation of what really runs "our" government:

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee members who voted 'yes' to a resolution authorizing military force "received, on average, 83 percent more campaign financing from defense contractors than lawmakers voting against war," Wired reported Thursday.

Based on data from OpenSecrets.org, the analysis showed the top recipients of contributions from defense industry employees and political action committees between 2007 and 2012 were Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) at $176,300 and Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) at $127,350, both of whom voted 'yes.'

The 'yes' voters received an average of nearly $72,850 from the industry over the five-year period, while the 'no' voters' average was just $39,770.

-Andrea Germanos
Common Dreams

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