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Tue Jan 29, 2013, 02:08 AM

 

Senators endorsing Keystone have received an average $551,000 from fossil fuel companies

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Senators endorsing #Keystone have received an average $551,000 from fossil fuel companies http://bit.ly/UmHn7x #NoKXL


http://priceofoil.org/2013/01/23/pro-keystonexl-letter-dripping-in-fossil-fuel-money/


-Total lifetime contributions from dirty energy money interests to Senators signing the bill from dirty energy money interests: $27.5 million
-Average lifetime contributions from dirty energy money interests to Senators signing the letter: $551,051
-Average lifetime contributions from dirty energy money interests to Senators NOT signing the letter: $162,720

Thatís right: those Senators who signed this letter have received Ė on average Ė 340% MORE in campaign contributions from fossil fuel industry interests than those who had the sense to stay away. Nearly three-and-a-half times more dirty money went to the signers of the letter than to those who didnít sign it.

Itís no wonder some Senators are getting antsy Ė itís their supporters who stand to benefit the most from our continued reliance on fossil fuels. Who stands to be impacted the most by the threats to land, water, communities and our climate, on the other hand, is a different storyÖ

(More at the link.)

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Reply Senators endorsing Keystone have received an average $551,000 from fossil fuel companies (Original post)
Fire Walk With Me Jan 2013 OP
liberal_at_heart Jan 2013 #1
woo me with science Jan 2013 #2
patrice Jan 2013 #3
Judi Lynn Jan 2013 #4
ReRe Jan 2013 #5
Lesmoderesstupides Jan 2013 #7
ReRe Jan 2013 #8
woo me with science Jan 2013 #6
dsc Jan 2013 #9

Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 02:22 AM

1. this is why we need liberals to step up

Without pressure from liberals, democratic politicians take just as much money from lobbyists as republicans do and then we end up with corporatist policy.

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 03:26 AM

3. KICK

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 03:52 AM

4. Have to post the senators' names from the article's linked letter to President Obama:

Signatories:

John Hoeven (R-N.D.)
Max Baucus (D-Mont.)
Rob Portman (R-Ohio)
Jerry Moran (R-Kan.)
Mike Crapo (R-Idaho)
Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.)
Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.)
Mark Kirk (R-Ill.)
John Barrasso (R-Wyo.)
Mike Johanns (R-Neb.)
Deb Fischer (R-Neb.)
Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.)
Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.)
Dan Coats (R-Ind.)
Rand Paul (R-Ky.)
David Vitter (R-La.)
John Cornyn (R-Texas)
James Risch (R-Idaho)
Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.)
James Inhofe (R-Okla.)
Roy Blunt (R-Mo.)
Richard Burr (R-N.C.)
Ron Johnson (R-Wis.)
Richard Shelby (R-Ala.)
Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska)
John McCain (R-Ariz.)
Roger Wicker (R-Miss.)
Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.)
Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.)
Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.)
Susan Collins (R-Maine)
John Thune (R-S.D.)
Ted Cruz (R-Texas)
Mike Lee (R-Utah)
Pat Toomey (R-Pa.)
John Boozman (R-Ark.)
Orrin Hatch (R-Utah)
Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa)
Marco Rubio (R-Fla.)
Tim Scott (R-S.C.)
Tom Coburn (R-Okla.)
Thad Cochran (R-Miss.)
Dean Heller (R-Nev.)
Pat Roberts (R-Kan.)
Mark Begich (D-Alaska)
Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.)
Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.)
Mary Landrieu (D-La.)
Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.)
Mark Pryor (D-Ark.)
Mark Warner (D-Va.)
Bob Corker (R-Tenn.)
Kay Hagan (D-N.C.)

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Wish someone would take a group photo of these grifters for us all to curse.

Thank you for the info. Rec.

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 05:31 AM

5. Democratic Senatorial Keystone Prositutes:

*Max Baucus, MT
*Mark Begich, AK
*Deidi Heitkamp, ND
*Mary Landrieu, LA
*Mark Pryor, AR

Kay Hagan, NC
Joe Donnelly, IN
Joe Manchin, WV
Mark Wariner, VA

This is why we must get lobbyists out of Congress. Not until then will our leaders make decisions that are in the PEOPLE's best interests, not in the best interest of "The Corporation." Preaching to the choir, I know. It's just maddening... this is just one small example of why this country is upside down.
We elect these people and then they go about doing the bidding of everyone else but us.

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Response to ReRe (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 12:49 PM

7. It would be easier to rid the party of the few rotten apples then it would be to end lobbying.

 

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Response to Lesmoderesstupides (Reply #7)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 02:11 PM

8. Well, you would think so...

... but when they are inextricably all bound up together? As I think about it, I think lobbyists should be eliminated first. How many do we have? 4,000-5,000 or more by now? Put all their names in a large lock box. Every day, M-F, draw out the names of 20 lobbyists and give them a pink slip and tell them to high-tail it out of town as soon as they pick up their personal belongings over on K Street. If there are 5,000 lobbyists, they will all be gone in about a year. This includes MIC lobbyists, too. Every kind of lobbyist known to exist in DC or the near environs. Done. Then you don't have to worry about the Senators anymore. I'm an Irish dreamer...

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 02:16 PM

9. One admittedly minor detail

$551,051 isn't 340% more than $162,720 it is 340% of $162,720. That would be 240% more. Sorry just the math guy in me.

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