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Senators Authorizing Syria Strike Got More Defense Cash Than Lawmakers Voting No

Senators Authorizing Syria Strike Got More Defense Cash Than Lawmakers Voting No

Senators voting Wednesday to authorize a Syria strike received, on average, 83 percent more campaign financing from defense contractors than lawmakers voting against war.

Overall, political action committees and employees from defense and intelligence firms such as Lockheed Martin, Boeing, United Technologies, Honeywell International, and others ponied up $1,006,887 to the 17 members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee who voted yes or no on the authorization Wednesday, according to an analysis by Maplight, the Berkeley-based nonprofit that performed the inquiry at WIRED’s request.

Committee members who voted to authorize what the resolution called a “limited” strike averaged $72,850 in defense campaign financing from the pot. Committee members who voted against the resolution averaged $39,770, according to the data.

The analysis of contributions from employees and PACs of defense industry interests ranges from 2007 through 2012 — based on data tracked by OpenSecrets.org.

See the article for indiviual names and amounts

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No surprise who the top 3 yes guys are.

"The top three defense-campaign earners who voted “yes” were Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) at $176,000; Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Illinois) at $127,350; and Sen. Timothy Kaine (D-Virginia) at $101,025."

Then there were the no guys: "The top three defense-campaign earners who voted “no” were Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyoming) at $86,500; Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Florida) at $62,790; and Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Connecticut) at $59,250."

What did dishearten me was seeing Rand Paul on that list of recipients for $17,900. Okay, it was next to last in amount received but, he did take the money.

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LittleWing's picture

Yep! Follow the money!

I was hoping to see this breakdown appear, even though we all know the MIC/political Ponzi scheme. Also, all the major MSM media has similar investments in The War Machine.

If Wars Can Be Started by Lies, They Can Be Stopped By Truth.