Skip to comments.Obama biggest recipient of BP cash
Posted on 05/17/2010 6:40:36 AM PDT by libstripper
While the BP oil geyser pumps millions of gallons of petroleum into the Gulf of Mexico, President Barack Obama and members of Congress may have to answer for the millions in campaign contributions theyve taken from the oil and gas giant over the years.
BP and its employees have given more than $3.5 million to federal candidates over the past 20 years, with the largest chunk of their money going to Obama, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. Donations come from a mix of employees and the companys political action committees $2.89 million flowed to campaigns from BP-related PACs and about $638,000 came from individuals.
On top of that, the oil giant has spent millions each year on lobbying including $15.9 million last year alone as it has tried to influence energy policy.
During his time in the Senate and while running for president, Obama received a total of $77,051 from the oil giant and is the top recipient of BP PAC and individual money over the past 20 years, according to financial disclosure records.
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“Obama biggest recipient of BP cash”
So that makes it OK if he scolds them.
Seems a little like having an old harpy for a spouse. No matter WHAT the breadwinner does, it shall never be good enough for the one to whom the support is given.
One questions the integrity of all parties concerned.
Looks like BP got the quid pro quo from Obama that it paid for.
BP should have invested its money in a better blow-out preventer.
Lives come pretty cheap for these arrogant bastards.
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