$$ Follow the money – Who voted Yes or No on the Health Care Reform Act

Do $$ influence votes? Maybe. Maybe not.

View all political contributions at http://maplight.org/us-congress/bill/111-hr-3590/423082/contributions-by-vote

Senators voting ‘No’ on the Health Care Reform bill, just voted upon by the House, received an average of $595,820 in political contributions from anti-Obamacare Groups. Senators voting ‘Yes’ received an average of just $156,323 from pro support groups.

Republicans may have lost the health care reform bill vote but Republican senators raked in the cash over Democrats $3:1.

Some key senators voting ‘No’ got an incredible amount of money from groups against Obamacare:  Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) $1,543,267;  Bob Corker (R-TN) $1,358,939;  John Cornyn (R-TX) $1,315,356;  Jim DeMint (R-SC) $1,277,935.

The highest contribution received by any health care reform supporter was $632,550 by  Arlen Spector (D-PA); and next was Max Baucus (D-MT) with $444,539, but average ‘Yes’ vote only got $156,323.

For something to be so publicly unpopular as the health care reform bill , it is very counterintuitive that it was much cheaper $$ to get a ‘Yes’ vote than a ‘No’ $$$$$$ vote.


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