Are you, like Rachel Maddow, wondering what is motivating Joe Lieberaman’s threats to support a filibuster against the public option? The ongoing mission of the Journal of a Mad Sociologist to follow the money unearthed these little tidbits from opensecrets.org
$427,000 collected from the insurance industry for the 2010 cycle so far…and don’t forget, Joe isn’t even up for re-election until 2012!
Over $1 million collected from the insurance industry during his career. Lieberman has also collected over a million dollars from health professionals and over $600,000 from pharmaceuticals. Aetna alone has contributed over $100,000 during his career.
It’s clear where Joe’s loyalties lie. It’s time to show him where our loyalties lie.