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Czar One Donating Member (93 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 05:21 PM
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Mad Max 4(sale): Beyond Blunderdom
You know, I'd provide you a figure as to the amount of dough that the insurance industry has given to Sen. Baucus, but I cannot, 'cause every time I check, THE NUMBERS GET BIGGER!

Why is this man Chair of the Finance Committee? What the hell, why is he even in the Democratic caucus??? Oh, yeah, sure, he's so very disappointed by the "intransigence" of the GOP Gang of Sucks---'scuse me---Gang of Six members. He worked SO hard for the common people of the country, but, golly gosh darn it to heck, this bill was the best he could do, and isn't that what really matters?

No. It's not.

What matters is that Max Baucus, like far too many of the people we elect to act in our stead, is bought-and-paid-for. He never had any intention of doing even one damn thing that would discomfit his financiers in any way!

He didn't fail, because he had no real intention of succeeding. No mistakes here, for that would imply actual effort.

Sen. Baucus didn't blunder. He went beyond any Peter Principle, and has ended exactly where he began: In servitude to his corporate masters.
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ElsewheresDaughter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 06:10 PM
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1. $3 million from insurance industry and $3 million from health and $1 million from misc . business
Industry Sector Totals

Sector Total PACs Indivs

Agribusiness $610,043 $404,500 $205,543
Communications/Electronics $374,334 $193,322 $181,012
Construction $275,887 $178,337 $97,550
Defense $63,100 $47,000 $16,100
Energy & Natural Resources $580,376 $429,198 $151,178
Finance,Insurance & Real Estate $2,358,532 $754,548 $1,603,984
Health $1,763,799 $1,106,549 $657,250
Lawyers & Lobbyists $1,073,501 $222,338 $851,163
Transportation $367,044 $282,300 $84,744
Misc Business $1,026,394 $457,200 $569,194
Labor $207,925 $207,725 $200
Ideological/Single-Issue $596,575 $288,975 $307,600
Other $264,190 $6,500 $257,690

http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/industries.php?t...

Top 20 industries contributing to Baucus campaign

Industry ↓ Total ↓ Indivs ↓ PACs ↓

Securities & Investment $982,250 $732,750 $249,500
Health Professionals $802,141 $120,141 $682,000
Pharmaceuticals/Health Products $762,813 $224,964 $537,849
Lawyers/Law Firms $761,104 $499,912 $261,192
Insurance $730,075 $269,525 $460,550
Hospitals/Nursing Homes $478,826 $159,576 $319,250
Real Estate $476,129 $319,929 $156,200
Lobbyists $465,396 $455,000 $10,396
Health Services/HMOs $462,750 $158,300 $304,450
Electric Utilities $412,640 $26,542 $386,098
Commercial Banks $259,480 $104,180 $155,300
Misc Finance $241,850 $170,350 $71,500
Retail Sales $240,550 $38,050 $202,500
Beer, Wine & Liquor $226,171 $61,071 $165,100
Misc Manufacturing & Distributing $202,645 $99,645 $103,000
Business Services $190,838 $159,838 $31,000
Computers/Internet $188,642 $43,220 $145,422
Oil & Gas $174,450 $52,950 $121,500
Retired $163,287 $163,287 $0
Democratic/Liberal $161,600 $141,600 $20,000
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Czar One Donating Member (93 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 06:26 PM
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2. Yep!
We've got the best damn government money can buy!
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Czar One Donating Member (93 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 07:16 PM
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3. See???
WAY BEFORE KEITH!!!!! O8)
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Czar One Donating Member (93 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 09:33 PM
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4. Just offering proof
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