photo credit: THIRD PARTY WATCH
Big Hoosier Hat Tip to Patriot Paul for sending us a link to Market Watch's report of pack of 18 Californian Libertarian Congressional candidates who joined forces today to ask if the Political Action Committees (PACs/lobbyists) openly bought the bailout votes from members of Congress.
HFFT thinks our country's Libertarians are definitely on to something. KUDOS to Market Watch for covering it. The story even includes a chart which tells you exactly how much each Congressperson who voted FOR the bailout, took from the PACs in 2008.
FROM MARKET WATCH:
PANORAMA CITY, Calif., Oct 10, 2008 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) -- Eighteen Libertarian candidates for Congress in California today issued a joint statement opposing the current financial bailout and asking whether the votes for it were openly bought with campaign contributions. The candidates released a table of data (below) from OpenSecrets.org, which shows that the bailout votes of the Libertarian candidates' incumbent opponents correlate with 2008 campaign contributions from PACs in the finance, insurance, and real estate industries to the incumbents.
Third Party Watch also covers the complete story and posts an easy-to-read chart of the Congre$$ional culprit$ and their per$onal take$.