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Congressional Democrats Secure Special-Interest Money

August 18, 2011 by  

More than $1 million of the special interest campaign financing has gone to the Democratic leadership within Congress.While President Barack Obama and his election staff have sworn off special-interest money for the 2012 campaign, Democrats in Congress have taken advantage of the dollars that are available from these groups, The Associated Press reported.

Democrats that are vying for Congressional seats have already raked in millions from political action committees (PACs), as they are receiving funding from these special-interest groups while the President is publicly denouncing them, according to the news outlet.

Though both parties are equally guilty of accepting donations, the Democrats have been on the offensive in terms of verbally denouncing the actions of the Republicans. A series of statements have been made against the GOP for a lack of disclosure about the origins of campaign financing, reported the AP.

More than $1 million of the special-interest campaign financing has gone to the Democratic leadership within Congress, the news outlet reported.

The allegations come at a time when the 12 members of the super committee to reduce the budget have received a total of $64.5 million from PACs for campaign financing in the past decade, according to Forbes.

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  • s c

    Yet another reason to view politicians as apprenticed, career criminals. They can’t be trusted around money, and their morals are no better than an alley cat. You can call this episode many things, but licensed graft is what it really is, folks.
    Anyone who does it is telegraphing you a message. That message is ‘I deserve this money, and YOU can’t make me stop.’ Only people who have more faith in politicians than common sense or values will wink and remind others that ‘both parties do it.’
    Wrong is wrong is wrong. WHY do we let these criminals have an early retirement? HOW can they get rich at OUR expense? Congress is perhaps one of America’s worst examples of what is so wrong and immoral about politics and the slime who go that route.
    What they have done is justify the corrupt things they do, and at the heart of what they do is another message that ought to make your head(s) pound, America. We’re supposed to believe that WE WORK FOR THEM!
    People, on a good day, they are no better than power-hungry whores and arrogant sunny beaches. Yes, I am being POLITE.

  • http://deleted Claire

    Why should this be any surprise? Both parties do this.

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