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Friday, March 20, 2009

Are Lobbyists and Members of Congress Receiving Bailout Money?

Of the three plus trillion dollars that’s been committed to jump start our economy, there are few reports detailing where all that money goes. Since many of the large firms that have received these funds had active lobbying groups, it seems logical to question whether any of the bailout money has gone to such groups. This would certainly be as inappropriate an expense as the AIG bonuses at a time when many are being forced out of their homes.

The news media seems to be behind the curve on this one. Perhaps it raises too many other troubling questions such as did members of congress also receive, directly or indirectly, bailout money? I don’t mind spending the money to jump start the economy, but to line the pockets of the rich and powerful may create a terrible outcry if the public knew.

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