Sunday, April 25, 2010

5 of 10 Top Recipients Of Goldman Sachs Money Were Senators

During 2008, Goldman Sachs gave millions to politicians, especially Senators:

1. Sen. Barack Obama (presidential candidate) $996,595

2. Sen. Hillary Clinton (presidential candidate) $411,150

3. Mitt Romney (presidential candidate) $234,275

4. Sen. John McCain (presidential candidate) $230,095

5. Rep. Jim Himes (D.-Conn.) $155,098

6. Sen. Chris Dodd (D.-Conn.) $112,500

7. Rudy Giuliani (presidential candidate) $111,750

8. John Edwards (presidential candidate) $66,450

9. Sen. Arlen Specter (R.-Pa.) $47,600

10. Rep. Rahm Emanuel (D.-Ill.) $37,750

If Senators were appointed by their state legislatures as the Constitution originally designed, we'd see a lot less of this. With 2 Republicans and 3 Democrats, it's clear that corruption is a bipartisan affair.

Repeal the 17th Amendment, and you significantly reduce the ability of people to buy influence in the federal government.

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