We continue from Part 1 and Part 2. We smelled a rat, started looking around, found two - one on each side of the aisle in the House of Representatives - suspected there might be more, and... guess what! A couple of big ones!!
First of all, there is Senator Harry Reid (D - NV), whose official website states: "My job as the Senate Majority Leader allows me to deliver meaningful results for Nevada families."
You know, for years now, I've been wondering... How'd you get so rich, Harry?
As you may recall, though, it wasn't just Goldman Sachs that received our money for this bank bailout scheme. Morgan Stanley tied with Goldman Sachs for fifth place in taxpayer dollars received.
Did you know Morgan Stanley also has a PAC?
And you'll never guess what Senate Majority Leader was a recipient of Morgan Stanley's generosity!
Now, pay close attention:
In the above image, in addition to donating to Harry Reid, Morgan Stanley's PAC donated to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.
This Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, in turn, has donated more than $80,000 to Harry Reid just in the last two years:
On that one day alone, this Morgan Stanley PAC donated $20,000 either directly to Senator Reid, or to a cause near and dear to Harry's heart:
Go to the FEC website and look for yourself: Goldman Sachs to Harry Reid 2002-06-12, Goldman Sachs to Harry Reid 2003-02-25, Goldman Sachs to Harry Reid 2004-07-23, Goldman Sachs to Harry Reid 2007-03-02, Goldman Sachs to Harry Reid 2008-03-31, Goldman Sachs to Harry Reid 2010-02-04, Morgan Stanley to Harry Reid 2002-06-28, Morgan Stanley to Harry Reid 2003-02-26, Morgan Stanley to Harry Reid 2004-02-20, Morgan Stanley to Harry Reid 2004-07-20, Morgan Stanley to Harry Reid 2004-08-12, Morgan Stanley to Harry Reid 2007-01-19, Morgan Stanley to Harry Reid 2008-07-31, and Morgan Stanley to Harry Reid 2009-10-29.
Harry, I guess I found out how you got so rich. As Senate Majority Leader, it's not just Nevada families to whom you deliver meaningful results. Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley got their money's worth out of you, too - to the tune of $10,000,000,000 each!
At the beginning of this post, I mentioned that I had found a "couple" of big rats, but then addressed only one. More rats lurking in upcoming posts, so stay tuned!