Tuesday, January 13, 2015

David Pakman: Politicians Who Voted For Spending Bill Received More Money

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) recently railed against the Omnibus Bill, which would permit "derivatives traders on Wall Street [to] gamble with taxpayer money and get bailed out by the government when their risky bets threaten to blow up our financial system." David Pakman reports that, similar to those who voted for the Keystone XL Pipeline, those who voted for this bill received substantially more money than those who didn't. In fact, they received twice as much from the financial, insurance and real estate industries. Further, in many cases the Democrats were no better than the Republicans. Pakman concludes that while the Democrats are better than Republicans on a host of issues, on others they are "the same plutocratic corporatists." Watch Pakman discuss our corrupt political system of legalized bribery:

(h/t: Best of the Left Podcast)

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