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Reps Who Voted Against Amash Got Millions in Defense Industry Donations

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by poncho, Aug 5, 2013.

  1. poncho

    poncho Well-Known Member

    Mar 30, 2004
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    "Follow the money." That was the infamous counsel given by the informant “Deep Throat” to the reporters investigating the Watergate scandal.

    That direction seems to still hold true some 40 years later.

    A new study reveals that the representatives who voted against the effort by Justin Amash (R-Mich.) to curtail the authority of the National Security Agency (NSA) to conduct wholesale surveillance of millions of Americans received twice as much in donations from defense contractors as their colleagues who stood with Amash.

    What is remarkable about the report from a partisan point of view is that the amount of money accepted from the military industrial complex was a better indicator of how a lawmaker voted than the letter after his or her name.

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