Friday, February 17, 2006

Culture of corruption leans more Left than Right

My, my. It seems the Pelosi's " culture of corruption" chant, aimed at the Repubs,, is a term more appropriate for the Dems. based on cash received by lobbyists. Numbers don't lie:
Democrats have taken more money from lobbyists than Republicans during the past 15 years, according to an independent analysis of campaign contributions.

Since the 1990 election cycle, Democrats have accepted more than $53 million from lobbyists while Republicans have taken more than $48 million for their election campaigns, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.

Data provided by the nonpartisan group also shows that when Democrats controlled Congress in the early 1990s, they consistently hauled in more than 70 percent of the town's lobbyist money. The group is a leading critic of Texas Republican Rep. Tom DeLay's ties to lobbyists.

"When the Democrats were in charge, they were getting an incredibly higher amount of lobbyist money compared to Republicans," said Brian Nick, spokesman for the National Republican Senatorial Committee. "Now that the tables are turned there is parity between the two parties."

Which only proves that money is the life blood of Washington, also known as the "evil of spending other people's money". Maybe term limits is worth taking another look-see.

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