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Social Security –>Campaign Contributions?

Retired individuals are among the most active donors. As a whole, retirees ranked as the No. 1 interest group in terms of dollars donated during the 2010 and 2008 election cycles, according to research by the Center for Responsive Politics. And retirees have ranked within the top three interest groups every election cycle since 1992.


Rise of the Retirees, Postal Unions Seek to ‘Save’ USPS and More in Capital Eye Opener: Sept. 21 – OpenSecrets Blog | OpenSecrets.

Say what? Retired persons are the most frequent contributors to political campaigns?  And they also receive a significant amount of their income from Social Security checks? The Social Security Administration estimates 40% on average! DOES THIS SEEM REASONABLE TO YOU?



This entry was posted on September 21, 2011 by in Uncategorized.
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