Friday, September 6, 2013

Senators who Voted for Syria Military Strike Received More Defense Cash than No Votes

Crony capitalism, government corruption and a betrayal of trust

Senators who voted YES this week, authorizing a military strike in Syria received 83% more campaign financing from defense contractors than those senators who voted against Obama’s Syrian war agenda.
Overall, political action committees and employees from defense and intelligence firms such as Lockheed Martin, Boeing, United Technologies, Honeywell International, and others ponied up $1,006,887 to the 17 members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee who voted yes or no on the authorization Wednesday, according to an analysis by Maplight, the Berkeley-based nonprofit that performed the inquiry at WIRED’s request…..
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The top benefactors of campaign funds from defense contractors who betrayed their constituents are John McCain who received $176,000, Dick Durbin - $127,350 and Timothy Kaine - $101,025.

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