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Feinstein is Paid Off $300,000 to Oppose Heath Care Reform
Of course, Feinstein doesn't seem to worry about health care costs when they are spent on her career. The industry is the sixth-largest donor to Feinstein's campaign funds since 2005, contributing over $300,000.
This is the biggest problem with health care reform in Washington. Too many Congressmen are on insurance company campaign contribution (i.e. payoff?) payrolls. The proposed legislation that will tax those who make over one million dollars will tax them. Certainly it is in their best selfish interest to vote down anything that exclusively taxes their income level or the income of thier supporters like rich insurance company executives.
But Feinstein is just the tip of the payoff iceberg, according to a Huffington Post investigative article (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/adam-clark-estes/how-do-health-care-lobby_b_230828...):
John McCain (R-AZ: $7,690,168)
John Kerry (D-MA: 7,453,749)
Arlen Spector (D-PA: $2,214,653)
Max Baucus (D-MT: $1,892,999*)
Charles Rangel (D-NY: $1,372,369)
The Huffington Post also Reports Rangel stated the following:
"Everyone knows that people around the table are stealing, but they don't want to turn each other in if they're going to have to pay the full penalty," said Rep. Charles Rangel, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee.
Asked in an interview on MSNBC what he meant by stealing, the New York Democrat replied, "I mean stealing."
See Feinstein's campaign contributions breakdown here: http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/industries.php?cid=N00007364&cycle=20...
See Max Baucus' campaign contributions here: http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?type=C&cid=N00004643&...
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