influence

NEW REPORT: Insurers Pursuing Billions in Medicare Profits Make Big Contributions to Candidates Backing Ryan Budget

Along with Health Care for America Now, Public Campaign Action Fund announced a new report today: "Insurers Pursuing Billions in Medicare Profits Make Big Contributions to Candidates Backing Ryan Budget," which details the huge amount of campaign cash flowing to supporters of the Ryan plan, and how those interests benefit. 

NEW REPORT--Indebted: How Payday Lenders Buy Political Influence In Missouri And Hurt Everyday People

Public Campaign issued a new report today, "Indebted: How Payday Lenders Buy Political Influence In Missouri And Hurt Everyday People," which details how the payday lending industry's influence over the Missouri state legislature and how it effects ordinary citizens.

Here's the executive summary (and scroll down to download the full report):

Pink Slime Buoyed by Big Money to Politicians

The Des Moines Register reported Saturday on the controversial "pink slime" produced by Beef Products Inc. (BPI) that has found its way into fast food restaurants and school cafeterias. BPI has contributed half a million dollars to Republican lawmakers over the last decade, when this gross "product" has seen a surge in use.