Last week, 45 U.S. Senators banded together to halt unemployment insurance for 1.5 million out-of-work Americans.
The average estimated net worth of those 45 Senators is $6.98 million.
The full list:
Senator Voting Against Unemployment Insurance Senator’s Estimated Net Worth Risch (R-ID) $ 53,517,527.00 Corker (R-TN) $ 49,114,509.00 Hoeven (R-ND) $ 37,115,538.00 Johnson (R-WI) $ [...]
As a result of its climate cowardice, the U.S. Senate today was forced to choose which Americans would become the newest victims of climate change. The Senate chose to let Americans on food stamps go hungry. [...]
Americans Elect is a section 501c4 corporation with a purpose of arranging the nomination and election of its own candidates for President and Vice President of the United States in 2012. In a positive step, Americans Elect has written out its bylaws. Unfortunately, Americans Elect has not shared these bylaws with the public on its [...]
As the health care reform bill wound its way through the U.S. Senate, senators John Kerry and Orrin Hatch attempted to attach a provision that would reimburse religious practitioners for engaging in distant intercessory prayer; under the plan, health insurance companies would have to make payments to for-profit dial-a-prayer operations when people got sick.
Back in June of 2008, Carolyn’s PAC gave 5,000 dollars to the New York Life Insurance Company Political Action Committee. Why? [...]
Does the legislation coming out of the Senate Finance Committee make any sense? Only about as much sense as standing in the middle of the road during rush hour. [...]
Why did Arkansas Senator Blanche Lincoln vote to kill Barack Obama’s health care reform centerpiece, the public option? The answer has a lot to do with her sources of campaign finance reform. [...]
Yesterday, as the Senate served insurance by killing the public option in health care reform, the House of Representatives passed H. Res 16, a resolution written by Representative Judy Biggert, praising insurance companies and beseeching Americans to buy insurance company products. [...]
When exactly does Max Baucus suggest additional health care legislation is going to take passed, if it can’t take place in a Senate with a veto-proof Democratic majority, less than a year after the landslide election of a popular Democratic President? [...]
When the government does not serve us well, it’s because we citizens are not working with enough determination to hold it accountable. When private insurance companies do not serve us well, it’s because they’re fulfilling their missions to find a way to profit from our illnesses. [...]