Who’s the Number One Special Interest Groupie?

Pete Fleckenstein

Today POTUS blasted SCOTUS’ ruling on campaign finance reform:

“With its ruling today, the Supreme Court has given a green light to a new stampede of special interest money in our politics,” Obama said in a statement. “It is a major victory for big oil, Wall Street banks, health insurance companies and the other powerful interests that marshal their power every day in Washington to drown out the voices of everyday Americans. This ruling gives the special interests and their lobbyists even more power in Washington–while undermining the influence of average Americans who make small contributions to support their preferred candidates. That’s why I am instructing my administration to get to work immediately with Congress on this issue. We are going to talk with bipartisan Congressional leaders to develop a forceful response to this decision. The public interest requires nothing less.”

Special interests Obama? You sir, are the King of Special Interests:

1 Lawyers/Law Firms $43,071,129
2 Retired $42,934,278
3 Education $22,915,462

To read the entire list of special interests and some informative comments about the post go to FlecksOfLife.com. And also see OpenSecrets.org

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