Montana’s not-so-super senator

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September 26, 2011
In These Times
by Paul Thomas Richards  
Posted in Commentary, PND Commentary

"On June 7, 2001 ... George W. Bush strutted into the White House East Room to sign the 'Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001' into law. ... Bush signed every letter of his name on the legislation with a different pen, each of which was given as a memento to key political supporters. One pen went to Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.), chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, who helped push the tax cuts through the Senate -- then split 50-50 along party lines -- on a 62-38 vote. ... Baucus’ gambit paid off in the years following ... [he] raked in more special-interest cash than any other senator, according to a 2006 Public Citizen report reviewing the years 1999 to 2005." (09/26/11)  

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