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    WALL STREET MONEY RAINS ON DEM SENATORS - ESPECIALLY SCHUMER

    Wall Street money rains on Schumer

    Yahoo Politico
    September 28, 2009

    Wall Street has showered nearly $11 million on the Senate since the beginning of the year, and more than 15 percent of it has gone to a single senator: Democrat Chuck Schumer of New York.

    Schumer’s $1.65 million take from the financial services industry is nearly twice that of any other senator's — and more than five times what the industry gave to any single Republican senator.

    While the industry has scaled back its political spending in the wake of last year’s economic collapse, data from the Center for Responsive Politics show that it’s still investing heavily in the Senate, where it’s likely to have its best shot at stopping — or at least shaping — the crackdown on Wall Street that President Barack Obama has proposed.

    And it’s clearly looking to Democrats to do it.

    Of the $10.6 million the industry has given to sitting senators this year, more than $7.7 million has gone to Democrats.

    Schumer got his $1.65 million; his New York colleague Kirsten Gillibrand took in $886,000; Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada received $814,000; Senate Banking Committee Chairman Chris Dodd of Connecticut scored $603,000; Colorado freshman Michael Bennet got $401,000; and Agriculture Committee Chairman Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas— who will have a big say on the derivatives portion of regulatory reform — got $336,000.

    [b]“Democrats are holding the reins in Washington now with a Democratic-run White House and Congress,

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    Schumer is a criminal and a traitor.
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    Democrats insist that industry money doesn’t influence their votes.
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    The lobbying going on unchecked is what is killing this nation. For Congress members to accept 'gifts' in any form to persuade them to vote a certain way without regard to their constiuants is nothing more than bribery..a friggin crime. John Edwards put it right (and maybe the only thing he had right) by saying we should cut the lobbyists off at the knees..figuratively of course!
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    The oligarchy buys whatever it wants. As long as we allow this to continue we won't have a real republic let alone a democratic republic.

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