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Visclosky Makes CREW’s Most Corrupt Members Of Congress List

Visclosky Makes CREW’s Most Corrupt Members Of Congress List

http://www.crewsmostcorrupt.org/summaries/visclosky.php (full article)

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) has named Indiana’s U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky (D) to its list of the 15 most corrupt members of Congress. He joins such luminaries with that distinction as U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY), Sen. Roland Burris (D-IL), Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D-IL), Rep. Jerry Lewis (R-CA), Rep. Don Young (R-AK) and Rep. John Murtha (D-PA). CREW focuses on Visclosky’s practice of trading earmarks for campaign contributions as a key member of a Defense appropriations subcommittee. “If Rep. Visclosky traded earmarks for campaign contributions, he may have committed bribery and honest services fraud and he engaged in conduct that does not reflect creditably upon the House,” CREW writes.

Take a look at Pete’s major Campaign donors here:

http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/contrib.php?cycle=Career&cid=N00003813&type=I

Top Contributors

Pete Visclosky

Contributor ↓ Total ↓ Indivs ↓ PACs ↓
PMA Group $212,200 $186,700 $25,500
United Auto Workers $105,000 $0 $105,000
United Steelworkers $95,000 $0 $95,000
Teamsters Union $93,200 $200 $93,000
Intl Brotherhood of Electrical Workers $88,500 $0 $88,500
Sheet Metal Workers Union $82,000 $0 $82,000
Machinists/Aerospace Workers Union $78,200 $0 $78,200
ProLogic Inc $78,000 $66,000 $12,000
Laborers Union $77,200 $0 $77,200
General Atomics $73,149 $19,150 $53,999
Plumbers/Pipefitters Union $72,000 $500 $71,500
Renco Group $66,450 $41,950 $24,500
Van Scoyoc Assoc $63,059 $55,400 $7,659
International Longshoremens Assn $59,500 $0 $59,500
Carpenters & Joiners Union $59,250 $0 $59,250
SAIC Inc $57,000 $6,000 $51,000
21st Century Systems $54,650 $45,850 $8,800
Northrop Grumman $51,500 $0 $51,500
Planning Systems Inc $49,900 $41,100 $8,800
Ironworkers Union $49,500 $0 $49,500

This table lists the top donors to this candidate in the -1 – Career election cycle. The organizations themselves did not donate, rather the money came from the organization’s PAC, its individual members or employees or owners, and those individuals’ immediate families. Organization totals include subsidiaries and affiliates.

Why (and How) We Use Donors’ Employer/Occupation Information

METHODOLOGY

NOTE: All the numbers on this page are for the 1989 – 2010 election cycles and based on Federal Election Commission data available electronically on Sunday, August 09, 2009. (“Help! The numbers don’t add up…”)

Feel free to distribute or cite this material, but please credit the Center for Responsive Politics. For permission to reprint for commercial uses, such as textbooks, contact the Center.

Is there any question now as to why Pete laughs at the American People and ignores us? He has the Unions lining his campaign coffers and in return he votes on legislation that further embeds organized labor into our capitalistic system. Organized labor is another brick in the socialist wall. If unions can get a leg in with ‘Card Check’ and unions are in bed with the federal government, the Feds will be able to control the workforce, using unions as an extension of big government. Gone are our grandmother’s days when Unions represented the people. Today’s Unions have morphed into power and control hungry businesses. They get dirty right along with the politicians that they bed.

Pete Visclosky is so deep in bed with the organized labor crowd that there cannot be any decision regarding the people made by him that doesn’t give unions the leading edge and the primary benefit.

Where are the challengers to Pete Visclosky in 2010? Please don’t tell me that the Republican party has intentions of rolling over and playing dead again. Someone tell me what the heck the Indiana Republican Party is doing? Why do I not read or hear anything from them? Where is the fundraising? No candidate? In the entire area of Indiana District 1 there is not a single person who has their shit together enough to actually campaign and have a reasonable chance of positioning themselves as a viable candidate? Where is the Republican Party, at another golf outing, festival?

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