Wednesday, July 8, 2015

U$ $enate for $ale

White House correspondent Kenneth T. Walsh writes...
"Americans have little confidence in most of their major institutions including Congress, the presidency, the Supreme Court, banks and organized religion, according to the latest Gallup poll."
Using data from the Federal Election Commission, this chart shows all donations that corporate members of the US Business Coalition for TPP made to US Senate campaigns between January and March 2015, when fast-tracking the TPP was being debated in the Senate:
Out of the total $1,148,971 given, an average of $17,676.48 was donated to each of the 65 “yea” votes.
The average Republican member received $19,673.28 from corporate TPP supporters.
The average Democrat received $9,689.23 from those same donors.
Here's a complete bribery rundown, so you can see how much each of the elected hogs at trough sold out the American worker for.  Those in red voted for it.  I had to go to for the vote tally.  Couldn't find it on the taxpayer-funded US Senate site, and Daily Kook had the results in colored pictographs for the stoned illiterates who visit the site...

Senator  TOTAL
Ayotte R - NH $98,050.00 
Barrasso R - WY $1,000.00 
Bennett D - CO $53,700.00 
Blunt R - MO $77,950.00 
Boozman R - AR $5,050.00 
Burr R - NC $60,000.00 
Carper D - DE $2,000.00 
Coats R - IN $4,500.00 
Coons D - DE $3,500.00 
Cotton R - AR $3,500.00 
Crapo R - ID $24,000.00 
Cruz R - TX $35,425.00 
Ernst R - IA $13,000.00 
Feinstein D - CA $1,000.00 
Fischer R - NE $9,000.00 
Flake R - AR $3,500.00 
Gardner R - CO $5,000.00 
Grassley R - IA $35,000.00 
Hatch R - UT $11,000.00 
Heitkamp D - ND $10,500.00 
Heller R - NV $9,500.00 
Hoeven R - ND $8,500.00 
Isakson R - GA $102,575.00 
Johnson R - WI $18,500.00 
Kirk R - IL $28,200.00 
Lankford R - OK $5,500.00 
Lee R - UT $14,511.00 
McCain R - AR $51,750.00 
McCaskill       D - MO $1,000.00 
McConnell R - KY $4,500.00 
Moran R - KS $36,000.00 
Murkowski R - AK $28,500.00 
Murray D - WA $25,760.00 
Nelson D - FL $2,000.00 
Paul R - KY $5,000.00 
Perdue R - GA $12,500.00 
Portman R - OH $119,750.00 
Rounds R - SD $1,000.00 
Rubio R - FL $14,500.00 
Sasse R - NE $1,000.00 
Scott R - SC $67,500.00 
Shelby R - AL $4,500.00 
Thune R - SD $28,500.00 
Tillis          R - NC $11,000.00 
Toomey          R - PA $63,750.00 
Wyden D - OR $26,500.00 
(Source:  C. Robert Gibson)

Those voting yea, but no money collection reported:

Alexander (R - TN)
Cantwell (D - WA)
Capito (R - WV)
Cassidy (R - LA)
Cochran (R - MS)
Cornyn (R - TX)
Daines (R - MT)
Enzi (R - WY)
Graham (R - SC)
Inhofe (R - OK)
Kaine  (D - VA)
Risch (R - ID)
Roberts (R - KS)
Shaheen (D - NH)
Sullivan (R - AK)
Vitter (R - LA)
Warner (D - VA)
Wicker (R - MS)

The four GOP weasels you see up there don't get off so easy.  Every damned one of them voted for cloture, which opened the door for this vote.

Corker, Lee and Menendez did not vote.

You can go to for the complete list of Yeas and Nays.

The anti-American global corporatists made out pretty good for a mere $1,148,971.00, didn't they?

We can't even say the crapweasel senators "sold their vote," because they don't own America. A more accurate charge would be fencing stolen goods.

In other news, Americans have lost confidence in everything...

The Hill - Boehner Doles out Punishment
Gallup - Confidence Below Historic Norms

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