*During the week of the June 26 rollcall vote, four key Democratic leadership PACs gave $130,000 to 41 swing Democratic voters. One PAC, Friends of Jim Clyburn, “directed by the minority whip from South Carolina, gave undecided members $60,000 just two days before the vote.”
*Classic pork-barrel politics pushed this flawed legislation over the finish line.” Earmarks totaling $5.45 billion went to the districts of four Democratic Representatives: Bobby Rush (D.-Ill.), $1 billion, Alan Grayson (D.-Fla.), $50 million, Mary Kaptur (D.-Ohio), $3.5 billion, and Frank Kratovil (D-Md.), $1 billion.
*Waxman-Markey’s 309-page manager’s amendment containing many of the provisions “used to cajole last-minute supporters … was not made public until 3 a.m. the morning of the vote and was still being collated into the official text as members were being asked to vote on final passage.”
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it's politics as usual!
Welcome to poltics.
Guess this is another part of "politics" that is exempt from Obama's CHANGE promises.. So 'some' are ok with the same ole crap that got us where we are today... Pretty sad.
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