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Lawmakers who voted to continue the NSA spying program received twice as much money in campaign donations from defense contractors than those who voted to end the program

July 27, 2013

  Last week the House held a vote on ending the NSA’s data-mining program and it was defeated by a vote of 217-205. This vote did not fall along party lines as 94 Republicans and 111 Democrats voted in favor of ending the program.

  So if the vote was not decided on party politics, what was it decided on? We know that virtually nobody in the Congress cares about the American people or this amendment would have passed, so that means we have to follow the money.

  It turns out, according to this article, that those who voted to keep the NSA data-mining program alive received, on average, twice as much money in campaign donations from defense contractors and the intelligence industry as did those who voted to end the program.

    This is an average and as such does not ring true in every case. For instance, Democrat Joe Moran was in the top ten in defense related campaign donations and he voted to end the program, as did Democrats Joe Courtney and Gerry Connolly, and Republican Jack Kingston, all of whom were among the top when it came to defense related donations.

  If you follow the link I provided above you can check out who received how much money, in descending order, and how they voted. It is interesting to see the ‘no’ votes prevalent at the top of the list while the ‘yes’ votes grow in frequency as the donations decrease.

  This proves two things that I have been saying for quite awhile now: First; these politicians do not give a rat’s ass about the people they are supposed to be representing for they only care about protecting their own political ambitions. For the most part, those who voted to continue the program made the political calculation that  it would be less damaging to their reelection bids to protect their campaign donations than it would be to protect the privacy of the people, and second; it is time for the New Federalist Party.

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10 Comments leave one →
  1. July 27, 2013 4:33 pm

    Sadly, I’m not surprised. 😦

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    • July 27, 2013 6:20 pm

      Neither am I, I would have been surprised if this were not the case.

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  2. July 27, 2013 4:43 pm

    Reblogged this on Journalism Ends Here.

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    • July 27, 2013 6:20 pm

      Thank you.

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  3. July 27, 2013 5:56 pm

    Nice catch, Steve. This explains a lot, doesn’t it? The word “Representative” doesn’t work anymore.

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    • July 27, 2013 6:21 pm

      Thank you, they are no longer representing us, they are only representing themselves.

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  4. MaddMedic permalink
    July 27, 2013 6:13 pm

    Reblogged this on Freedom Is Just Another Word… and commented:
    DOH!!! Shocker! Surprised are you? Shouldn’t be….

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    • July 27, 2013 6:21 pm

      Thank you.

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