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Via Drudge: Lawmakers who oversee government surveillance programs receive millions from intelligence companies

This is sick.

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Capitolcityproject
December 13, 2013 | Joe Schoffstall

Every member who sits on the committees that oversee government intelligence operations has received campaign contributions from the top twenty largest intelligence companies in the United States, according to a new report.

Amid the NSA scandal, the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence — the committees in charge of oversight — denied stricter reform attempts to the NSA programs and instead propelled legislation aimed at restoring their trust. The committees are intended to keep waste, fraud, and abuse in check given most of these programs are hidden from the general public.

Every single member on the committees received campaign contributions from the largest intelligence companies in the U.S. performing services for the the government.

A report from Maplight, a nonpartisan research organization that reveals money in politics, highlights the donations from political action committees (PACs) and individuals from the intelligence services companies to these members. The report shows donations amount to over $3.7 million from 2005-2013.

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Just looking at Fienstien makes me want to puke.

Get all these fossils OUT!

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Dang. I searched for it and

Dang. I searched for it and did not see it. Sorry.

The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire. - Heinlein