Bailout critics taking bailout contributions?

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    Citigroup
    Bank of America
    Goldman Sachs
    U.S. Bancorp employee PAC
    Chrysler
    American Express
    KeyCorp
    BB&T
    Huntington Shares

    Now here’s a list of House leadership and banking committee members who got money from these bailed-out companies:

    (Note: Some members of Congress received contributions directly to their campaign accounts and some received money to their leadership PACs.)

    Steve Austria, R-Ohio, $1,000 from Huntington Shares
    Spencer Bachus, R-Ala., $5,000 from Bank of America
    Melissa Bean, D-Ill., $5,000 from Bank of America
    Roy Blunt, R-Mo., $1,500 from U.S. Bancorp employee PAC
    John Boehner, R-Ohio, $5,000 from Bank of America; $5,000 from American Express; $1,500 from U.S.
    Bancorp employee PAC
    Kevin Brady, R-Texas, $1,000 from Citigroup; $1,000 from American Express
    Eric Cantor, R-Va., $2,500 from Citigroup; $5,000 from Bank of America; $1,000 from Chrysler; $2,500
    from American Express
    Jim Clyburn, D-S.C., $1,000 from Bank of America; $5,000 from Bank of America
    Joe Crowley, D-N.Y., $5,000 from Bank of American
    Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., $1,000 from Chrysler
    Vern Ehlers, R-Mich., $1,200 from Huntington Shares
    Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, $1,000 from Citigroup; $5,000 from Bank of America
    Steny Hoyer, D-Md., $1,500 from Bank of America; $5,000 from Bank of America
    Lynn Jenkins, R-Kan., $1,000 from Citigroup; $1,000 from Bank of America; $1,000 from U.S. Bancorp
    Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, $1,000 from Huntington Shares
    Mary Jo Kilroy, D-Ohio, $1,000 from Huntington Shares
    Leonard Lance, R-N.J., $1,000 from Citigroup; $2,000 from Goldman Sachs
    Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., $1,000 from Citigroup; $5,000 from Bank of America
    Greg Meeks, D-N.Y., $5,000 from Bank of America
    Gary Miller, R-Calif., $1,000 from Bank of America
    Gwen Moore, D-Wis., $2,500 from Bank of America
    Richard Neal, D-Mass., $4,000 from Citigroup; $5,000 from Bank of America; $1,000 from American
    Express
    Randy Neugebauer, R-Texas, $1,000 from U.S. Bancorp employee PAC
    Devin Nunes, R-Calif., $5,000 from Bank of America
    Glenn Nye, D-Va., $250 from BB&T
    Mike Pence, R-Ind., $1,000 from Chrysler
    Earl Pomeroy, D-N.D., $1,000 from Chrysler
    Mike Rogers, R-Mich., $1,000 from Chrysler
    Pete Sessions, R-Texas, $5,000 from Bank of America
    Lamar Smith, R-Texas, $1,000 from American Express
    Pat Tiberi, R-Ohio, $1,000 from Huntington Shares
    Mel Watt, D-N.C., $1,000 from Bank of America; $1,000 from BB&T; $1,000 from U.S. Bancorp
    employee PAC
     
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    Keep knitting, madam.

    You readers cannot all understand your point for doing this, but certainly some of us get it.
     
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    you mean politicians might be trying to help the banks that gave them money? When has this started happening? That was sarcasm by the way :)
     
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    truthmatters --
    Not sure this kind of money turns the heads of our political class these days.
     
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    A bipartisan problem, eh? Corruption in Washington runs deep.
     
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    Is it corruption? Is it against the law? It might be unethical but I don't know if it is corrupt.
     
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    Well they certainly won't be writing a law that taxes "THEIR" money received through ill gotten means from bail out cash like they did the AIG people will they?

    Politicians are rotten to the fuckin' core. Just as long as they're in on the take, all is good. Nothing going on here. Sons a bitches.
     
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    I am actually surprised that the dollar figures don't have more digits before the decimal point and that there are not more names on the list.

    Immie
     

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