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This chart is simply great!  

The two wildest spenders in the 2012 election were two of those proclaiming most loudly that their whole approach was to spend less in the government!!  

Not only did Bachman and West make the top two, both Ryan and Cantor are in the top 20!!

Turns out the big savers are actually, the biggest spenders! What a surprise!

The most expensive votes of 2012, in one chart

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs....e-chart


At the top of the chart are two members of Congress who spent more than $100 per vote: Reps. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) and Allen West (R-Fla.). Bachmann spent more than $140 per eligible voter in her district, while West spent over $108 per voter in his district. No one else on the chart even cracks $65 per eligible voter. Both Bachmann and West competed in very tight contests (Bachmann narrowly won, while West was edged out by Democrat Patrick Murphy), and both were on our list of the best fundraisers of 2012.

* Spending big does not guarantee a win: Ten of the 20 candidates on the chart lost.


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The wingnut response will be that no one was "forced" to donate to their campaigns.
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Unlike union members!

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Unlike union members!

Yes those evil unions are just dominating politics, aren't they?

A link to reality for anyone interested

Business $2,361,451,057
Labor           $127,026,869
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Unlike union members!

Yes those evil unions are just dominating politics, aren't they?

A link to reality for anyone interested

Business $2,361,451,057
Labor $127,026,869

What I always find interesting about the anti-labor rhetoric is that it mostly comes from loud mouth right wingers in red states where incomes are below the national average and unions are practically non-existent.
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True, but as long as they have freedom to buy lots of many shooters, to make themselves BIG, who cares about a good income for their families??

Too busy perfecting their "hunting" skills with a Bushmaster for such mundane issues as making a salary from their work that would allow education of their children.

What a country!


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