How Much Did Your Senator or Congressman Take From Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac?

by Ron Haynes

Here are the numbers of the top 25 from Open Secrets.org.

And these are the people who want to be in charge of “oversight?” Are you kidding me? This like asking the frat boys at State U to be the security guards at the girls dorm.

Also bear this in mind: this is the TOTAL that Freddie and Fannie “invested” into lawmakers over a 20 year period. Please notice the second spot and remember that he has held HIS position for only 4 years. That’s an average of $31,500 per year. This is “Change we can believe in?”

For the record, McCain was number 62 on this list. His average is $1,000 per year.

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Name Chamber State Party Amount
Dodd, Christopher Senate CT Dem $165,400
Obama, Barack Senate IL Dem $126,349
Kerry, John Senate MA Dem $111,000
Bennett, Robert Senate UT Rep $107,999
Bachus, Spencer House AL Rep $103,300
Blunt, Roy House MO Rep $96,950
Kanjorski, Paul House PA Dem $96,000
Bond, Christopher Senate MO Rep $95,400
Shelby, Richard Senate AL Rep $80,000
Reed, Jack Senate RI Dem $78,250
Reid, Harry Senate NV Dem $77,000
Clinton, Hillary Senate NY Dem $76,050
Davis, Tom House VA Rep $75,499
Boehner, John House OH Rep $67,750
Conrad, Kent Senate ND Dem $64,491
Reynolds, Tom House NY Rep $62,200
Johnson, Tim Senate SD Dem $61,000
Pelosi, Nancy House CA Dem $56,250
Carper, Tom Senate DE Dem $55,889
Hoyer, Steny House MD Dem $55,500
Pryce, Deborah House OH Rep $55,500
Emanuel, Rahm House IL Dem $51,750
Isakson, Johnny Senate GA Rep $49,200
Cantor, Eric House VA Rep $48,500
Crapo, Mike Senate ID Rep $47,250
Frank, Barney House MA Dem $42,350
Bean, Melissa House IL Dem $41,249

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