Report: Wall Street fills debt-panel'...

Report: Wall Street fills debt-panel's coffers

There are 5 comments on the USA Today story from Sep 26, 2011, titled Report: Wall Street fills debt-panel's coffers. In it, USA Today reports that:

The finance, real-estate and insurance sectors have pumped nearly $41 million into the campaign accounts of the 12 members of a so-called supercommittee that must decide whether to increase taxes on financial interests to help reduce the deficit, according to a report being released today by two liberal-leaning groups Sen.

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“It's 420 here.”

Since: Jun 07

cold comfort farm

#2 Sep 26, 2011
Why should anyone be surprised by this?

Since: Aug 10

Decatur, GA

#3 Sep 27, 2011
too droll to troll wrote:
Why should anyone be surprised by this?
Not surprised, but we should be angry as hell. Only an idiot would fail to see the conflict of interest here. Our government is corrupt, and that's not just a theory. That is a statement of fact. And yet, Americans shrug their shoulders and go about their day as if they AND their country isn't being taken over by corporate money. The policies that affect the rest of us and cost us dearly are being bought and maintained by big business. America is lost cause unless the people stand up and fight this.
june

Livonia, LA

#4 Sep 29, 2011
if congressmen take money its called lobbying!its really bribery which is illegal but when they spin the word lobbying it legal?the public needs to have this changed to bribery which is what is happening in washington!ordainary people who get caught offering money for favors go to jail!these fat cats get away with it?why would any organization give millions to congressmen if they dont expect a favor?how in hell can the public get this changed to bribery is beyond me for the congress is the one that would have to change the law?its hard to make them slap the hand thats feeding them?any ideas out there?
MDCBUCK

Birmingham, AL

#5 Sep 29, 2011
Don't anyone go out and protest though...the republican supporters will call you ignorant liberals!
Fox news will report you are the criminals even though video will clearly show you are being brutalized by the local police.
Fox will also report you don't even know why you are protesting.
95% of our Congress is corrupt. The good 5% are all democrats.
Sheik Yerbouti

Warrington, PA

#6 Sep 29, 2011
I look forward to the day when these wall street sociopaths are lined up in front of the stock exchange and shot!

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