Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Want to buy a vote in the U.S. Senate? Here’s how much money you need

So how much does it take to buy a vote in the Senate? The Guardian did us the favor of crunching the numbers related to the recent passing of the odious Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) in the Senate. Here's the going rate for a Congressional vote:

  • Out of the total $1,148,971 given, an average of $17,676.48 was donated to each of the 65 “yea” votes.
  • The average Republican member received $19,673.28 from corporate TPP supporters.
  • The average Democrat received $9,689.23 from those same donors.

The amounts given rise dramatically when looking at how much each senator running for re-election received.

Why the traitorous Democrats settled for less cash than Republicans is a mystery, but it seems it was enough to get a vote.  We Californians must get rid of Dianne Feinstein when she comes up for reelection.  She has become a shameless tool of the oligarchy/surveillance state who continues to turn her back on the desires of her constituents.  She has thrown her lot in with the 1% and has to go.

All of the Democrats who voted with the Republican majority should be ashamed of themselves. TPP is an agreement crafted by corporations to benefit corporations and it will most certainly screw everyone else as well as threaten our sovereignty as a nation.

Just remember, if you have a spare 10 grand lying around you don't know what to do with, you can always buy a vote in the U.S. Senate.

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