Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Cause and Effect?

Research coming out of MAPLight.org suggests that House members who voted yes on the financial bailout package received 54 percent more money from banks and securities firms than did members who voted no.

[O]ver the past five years, banks and securities firms gave an average of $231,877 in campaign contributions to each Representative voting in favor of the bailout, compared with an average of $150,982 to each Representative voting against the bailout – 54 percent more money given to those who voted Yes.

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