Usually, it’s only the U.S. Senate that has the privilege of choosing which Cabinet nominees will be confirmed. This year, however, the U.S. House of Representatives could also have played a role in the confirmation of one Cabinet nominee. That’s because, this year, one of
As this list shows, corruption is somewhat bipartisan, in case of the influence of United Technologies Corporation. In the current election cycle, however, the United Technologies PAC is giving two thirds of its money to Republican candidates, and just one third of its money to Democratic candidates.
The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 as passed by the House of Friday preserves spending on extravagant weapons program that the Pentagon says it doesn’t want. It keeps open redundant military bases that are not strategically necessary. The money to pay for this wasteful military spending is being taken from older Americans, by reducing their health care benefits.