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The worst pipeline: from Wall St to K St. to Capitol Hill.

Keystone XL pipeline is not the most destructive. The worst pipeline runs from Wall St. to Capitol Hill, via K St. It gushes money, not oil.



notes:    Wall Street influence, by the numbers

"Influence game:   Who are the big donors, and what do they want?", Herald Tribune.

 Buying politicians is a particularly great investment for the oil industry:   for every $1 in campaign donations, you get $59 back in subsidies.    What a bargain!   That's a 5900% return on investment.   (BTW, how's your 401(k) doing?)


source:   Tom Smerling

image source:  We Know Memes

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Tom Smerling
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February 5, 2012

Thanks for posting this. I was shocked to read that every $1 invested in campaign donations yields up to $59 in subsidies. This fact will keep me up late tonight. Campaign finance reform and a major adjustment in values is needed immediately for the sake of our children and the planet.

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