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    Re: Here’s how much corporations paid US senators to fast-track the TPP bill

    I did notice that on average the republicans hold out for vastly more money than the democrats who appear to have rounder heels and will fall over for a pittance.

    The average Republican member received $19,673.28 from corporate TPP supporters. The average Democrat received $9,689.23 from those same donors.

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    Re: Here’s how much corporations paid US senators to fast-track the TPP bill

    Quote Originally Posted by JasperL View Post
    The second worry is their life after the Senate. So long as they reasonably represent the interests of big donors on most issues, they've got a 7 figure job waiting for them the day after they retire or are defeated, and can set their family up for a generation. Just don't rock the boat too much and it's there for the taking.
    Unfortunately, this holds true for regulators and other overseer appointees, too.

    What a sad state of affairs!
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    Re: Here’s how much corporations paid US senators to fast-track the TPP bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Anomalism View Post
    When are we going to start calling it bribery?

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    The problem with this selective outrage is it fails to look at the concept of lobbying and how money plays a role in all forms of government legislating .

    California is an example of big money taking control of government at both the state and local level. However, in this case, the big money is organized labor. So, where are the articles regarding campaign donations and other "favor peddling" from these organizations, and the economic impact they have caused?

    Lobbying allows the voices of people to be concentrated and focused, where otherwise people of similar thinking would not have a voice. It may be ripe for nefarious characters to take advantage of, but with greater calls for transparency, voters would have an opportunity to demonstrate their agreement or disagreement with the way their representatives operate. That is how it should work.

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    Re: Here’s how much corporations paid US senators to fast-track the TPP bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Chomsky View Post
    Yes it is - and I'm of the opinion (in terms of money): "The least, the better"!

    However, there's a coupla' guys & a gals known as 'Justices of the Supreme Court' who disagree with me, and this has been a bit, well ... problematic.
    It can be. Yep!

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    Re: Here’s how much corporations paid US senators to fast-track the TPP bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    How much did Obama get? He loves this bill.
    ...I don't think Obama has gotten a lot of money for a re-election campaign.
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    Well, certainly the customer is not an N-word.
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    Re: Here’s how much corporations paid US senators to fast-track the TPP bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    ...I don't think Obama has gotten a lot of money for a re-election campaign.
    that's a given.... but he's still out there fundraising for his party

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    Re: Here’s how much corporations paid US senators to fast-track the TPP bill

    As long as there are lobbyists, there will be corruption, I can't believe somebody thinks it can be a beneficial part of the democratic process. Of course one of Obama's campaign promises was kicking the lobbyists out! We've seen an increase. Like he was going to expand whistleblower protection. He's incarcerated more of them than any predecessor. He was going to close Gitmo, all campaign slogans and promises that rallied support. ****ing pathetic. Now he's wanting congress to leave the NSA alone or we're all going to be in grave danger, and he's pushing TPP, for Christ's sake, how is it again that these two parties differ from one another. .
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