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NEW REPORT: Un-Shared Sacrifice: How ‘Fix the Debt’ Companies Buy Washington Influence & Rig the Game

Public Campaign released a new report: "Un-Shared Sacrifice: How ‘Fix the Debt’ Companies Buy Washington Influence & Rig the Game" yesterday, which details how a coalition of 95 companies, including some of the country’s largest corporations, are urging Congress to “Fix the Debt,” through a plan that mostly hurts middle class families while preserving tax breaks and windfalls for big corporations.

From the executive summary:

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):

NEW REPORT: For Hire: Lobbyists or the 99%?

Public Campaign released a new report, For Hire: Lobbyists or the 99%, which shows how corporations, by paying huge amounts of money for Washington, D.C. lobbyists, are able to pay little, if any taxes.

Kerry Keeps His Word

A man of his word. The third quarter fundraising totals for members of Congress have been released, and records show that supercommittee member, Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) has kept his pledge to give up fundraising for himself while the deficit commission conducts its work.

The Chronicles of Money, Politics, and the Special Interest Lap Dog and Pony Show

Here's a round-up of Public Campaign and Public Campaign Action Fund's work for the week of July 5-July 8, 2011.

NEW REPORT: The Artful Dodgers

Today Public Campaign released a report detailing the actions of 12 top U.S. corporations, well-known as corporate tax dodgers, that spent over $1 billion in political money over the past decade to help maintain their tax breaks and corporate loopholes.

PRESS RELEASE: SCOTUS To Hear Arizona Clean Elections Case

Public Campaign issued a press release today in response to the announcement that the U.S. Supreme Court would hear arguments in McComish v. Bennett, the lawsuit aiming to gut Arizona’s successful and popular Clean Elections program.

 

PRESS RELEASE: After one year, support for Fair Elections Now Act at all time high

Public Campaign issued a press release today marking the one year anniversary of the the introduction of the Fair Elections Now Act (S. 752, H.R. 1826) in Congress.

 

Press Release On Reid Fundraiser Controversy And Need For Fair Elections

Public Campaign and Common Cause have issued a joint press release on Sen. Harry Reid's (D-Nev.) controversial request to delay a vote on an omnibus spending bill to attend a fundraiser.

 

Outrageous - Dialing for Dollars

An article in the April issue of Reader's Digest asks "How can your congressman serve you when he's constantly hunting for campaign cash?" The piece, which highlights Public Campaign, goes on to lambast the money chase, offering Clean Elections as a solution.