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Congress and AIG: Pot Meet Kettle

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I am experiencing some intense fraud fatigue as of late, and the most recent AIG shenanigans is pushing me to the tipping point.  But, alas there is one aspect of this issue that has yet to reach the MSM and thats a simple reminder of how hypocritical Congress has been in regards to scape goating AIG executives. 

According to opensecrets.org, AIG has been a heavy hitter in the world of lobbying Congress for decades.  And I’m sure to the disappointment of all you political partisans on the left or right, AIG was an equal opportunity collusionist, splitting their donations 50/50 between the two major parties.

Below is a list of top political receipents of AIG lobbying over the last decade.  So remember, next time you hear one of these prominent people complain about corporate irresponsibility, keep in mind how they helped to perpetuate the corruption.

Name Total Contributions
Dodd, Chris (D-Conn) $280,238
Bush, George W (R-Texas) $200,560
Schumer, Charles E (D-NY) $111,875
Obama, Barack (D-Ill) $107,332
McCain, John (R-Ariz) $99,249
Baucus, Max (D-Mont) $90,000
Kerry, John (D-Mass) $85,000
Johnson, Nancy L (R-Conn) $75,400
Sununu, John E (R-NH) $69,049
Clinton, Hillary (D-NY) $59,515
Lieberman, Joe (I-Conn) $57,900
Rangel, Charles B (D-NY) $53,582
Giuliani, Rudolph W (R-NY) $50,250
Lazio, Rick A (R-NY) $48,600
Ensign, John (R-Nev) $44,569
Bayh, Evan (D-Ind) $43,700
Larson, John B (D-Conn) $43,000
Biden, Joseph R Jr (D-Del) $41,350
Baker, Richard (R-La) $41,032
Torricelli, Robert G (D-NJ) $39,000
D’Amato, Alfonse M (R-NY) $38,750
Carper, Tom (D-Del) $37,213

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