Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 1 decade ago

Shouldn't every politician who is now "Shocked and Outraged" at AIG pay back the $4,362,625 in donations?

I don't care what Party they are in...if they are now "Shocked and Outraged" at Contractually Obligated bonuses, they should lead by example!

Name Total Contributions

Dodd, Chris (D-Conn) $280,238

Bush, George W (R-Texas) $200,560

Schumer, Charles E (D-NY) $111,875

Obama, Barack (D-Ill) $107,332

McCain, John (R-Ariz) $99,249

Baucus, Max (D-Mont) $90,000

Kerry, John (D-Mass) $85,000

Johnson, Nancy L (R-Conn) $75,400

Sununu, John E (R-NH) $69,049

Clinton, Hillary (D-NY) $59,515

Lieberman, Joe (I-Conn) $57,900

Rangel, Charles B (D-NY) $53,582

Giuliani, Rudolph W (R-NY) $50,250

Lazio, Rick A (R-NY) $48,600

Ensign, John (R-Nev) $44,569

Bayh, Evan (D-Ind) $43,700

Larson, John B (D-Conn) $43,000

Biden, Joseph R Jr (D-Del) $41,350

Baker, Richard (R-La) $41,032

Torricelli, Robert G (D-NJ) $39,000

D'Amato, Alfonse M (R-NY) $38,750

Carper, Tom (D-Del) $37,213

Bush, George (R-Texas) $34,000

Roth, William V Jr (R-Del) $33,400

Lowey, Nita M (D-NY) $31,800

Smith, Bob (R-NH) $31,750

Shelby, Richard C (R-Ala) $31,250

Reed, Jack (D-RI) $30,600

Castle, Michael N (R-Del) $29,350

Ackerman, Gary (D-NY) $27,750

Grassley, Chuck (R-Iowa) $27,750

Specter, Arlen (R-Pa) $27,450

Gephardt, Richard A (D-Mo) $27,250

Hagel, Chuck (R-Neb) $27,250

Clinton, Bill (D-Ark) $27,000

Foley, Mark (R-Fla) $26,650

Nadler, Jerrold (D-NY) $26,000

Murkowski, Frank H (R-Alaska) $25,700

Zimmer, Dick (R-NJ) $25,397

Crapo, Mike (R-Idaho) $24,500

Kyl, Jon (R-Ariz) $24,400

Dole, Bob (R-Kan) $24,250

Nelson, Ben (D-Neb) $23,200

Molinari, Susan (R-NY) $21,650

Collins, Susan M (R-Maine) $21,542

Dunn, Jennifer (R-Wash) $21,250

Romney, Mitt (R-Mass) $20,850

Bond, Christopher S 'Kit' (R-Mo) $20,750

Farrell, Diane Goss (D-Conn) $20,550

Zeliff, Bill (R-NH) $20,427

Pomeroy, Earl (D-ND) $20,270

Paxon, Bill (R-NY) $20,150

Reynolds, Tom (R-NY) $19,750

Maloney, Carolyn B (D-NY) $19,200

Kolbe, Jim (R-Ariz) $18,550

Crowley, Joseph (D-NY) $18,500

Chafee, Lincoln D (R-RI) $18,150

Berman, Howard L (D-Calif) $18,000

Bennett, Robert F (R-Utah) $17,700

Bowles, Erskine B (D-NC) $17,600

Frist, Bill (R-Tenn) $17,300

Menendez, Robert (D-NJ) $17,000

Hastert, Dennis (R-Ill) $16,549

Gore, Al (D-Tenn) $15,750

Swett, Dick (D-NH) $15,500

Nelson, Bill (D-Fla) $15,412

Frost, Martin (D-Texas) $15,250

Jeffords, James M (R-Vt) $15,250

Corker, Bob (R-Tenn) $15,150

Davis, Tom (R-Va) $15,000

Chafee, John H (R-RI) $14,757

Perlmutter, Edwin G (D-Colo) $14,650

Gregg, Judd (R-NH) $14,500

Portman, Rob (R-Ohio) $14,300

Durbin, Dick (D-Ill) $14,000

Matsui, Robert T (D-Calif) $14,000

Israel, Steve (D-NY) $13,950

Burton, Dan (R-Ind) $13,650

Coverdell, Paul (R-Ga) $13,600

Abraham, Spencer (R-Mich) $13,500

Kennedy, Edward M (D-Mass) $13,500

Murkowski, Lisa (R-Alaska) $13,500

Andrews, Michael Allen (D-Texas) $13,400

McConnell, Mitch (R-Ky) $13,200

Cornyn, John (R-Texas) $13,000

Moynihan, Daniel Patrick (D-NY) $13,000

Faircloth, Lauch (R-NC) $12,875

Fowler, Wyche Jr (D-Ga) $12,760

Chocola, Chris (R-Ind) $12,500

Houghton, Amo (R-NY) $12,500

Kanjorski, Paul E (D-Pa) $12,500

White, Rick (R-Wash) $12,490

King, Pete (R-NY) $12,343

Feinstein, Dianne (D-Calif) $12,250

Grams, Rod (R-Minn) $12,150

Conrad, Kent (D-ND) $12,000

Frisa, Daniel (R-NY) $11,825

Daschle, Tom (D-SD) $11,700

Rockefeller, Jay (D-WVa) $11,500

Weiner, Anthony D (D-NY) $11,500

METHODOLOGY: The numbers on this page are based on contributions from PACs and individuals giving $200 or more. All donations were made during the A election cycle and were released by the Federal Election Commission. Figures for the current election cycle are based on data released on February 09, 2009.

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Khala: I would like Congress to pay payback all the money they have recieved since the last time they worked in our best interest.

7 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    It goes without saying.

    Keep in mind that the banks spent $5 billion (yes billion) over the last 10 years on lobbyists in DC. The same banks that wrote the bankruptcy bill which screwed consumers and are now looking for a handout from Uncle Sam.

  • 1 decade ago

    Nice point. My first reaction is that a bonus is not the same as a campaign contribution. But I can see your point.

    Maybe a better point would be for them to give back the pay-raise they voted themselves the last time it came up.

    EDIT: LOL yeah "best interest" lolz

  • Bishop
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    The "shock and outrage" is just the democrats floundering around to deal with the first thing to come at them that they can't simply blame on Bush.

  • 1 decade ago

    I see some of my state's officials on there and I will be contacting them about that..even if I didn't vote for them etc.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago


  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    No. It's not an american way

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Agreed. Much thanks for posting this list!!!!!!!!!!!!

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