Thursday, April 10, 2008

A Sound Investment

According to the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics in DC there are some heavy investors in companies with Department of Defense contracts in Congress. I expected that it would involve more Republicans and was curious who would make these investments. I was not pleased to find that the man I voted for to become president in 2004 was at the top of the list (significantly!).

Senator Kerry struts around saying the occupation in Iraq is wrong, so he invests in it?
Johnny we hardly knew ya.

The Investors: Lawmakers with the most money invested in companies with Department of Defense contracts

Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass) $28,872,067 $38,209,020
Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ) $12,081,050 $49,140,000
Rep. Robin Hayes (R-NC) $9,232,037 $37,105,000
Rep. James Sensenbrenner Jr.(R-Wis) $5,207,668 $7,612,653
Rep. Jane Harman (D-Calif) $2,684,050 $6,260,000
Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich) $2,469,029 $8,360,000
Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WVa) $2,000,002 $2,000,002
Rep. Tom Petri (R-Wis) $1,365,004 $5,800,000
Rep. Kenny Ewell Marchant (R-Texas) $1,163,231 $1,163,231
Rep. John Carter (R-Texas) $1,000,001 $5,000,000

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