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Sweet Deal: Corporations Get $760 from the Government for Every Dollar They Spend on Elections
Is this the corruption the Supreme Court said would not occur because of the Citizens United decision?
by Alex Ellefson
www.alternet.com, December 2014
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Banks were the biggest beneficiaries of Washington policies due to the enormous bailouts that helped Wall Street weather the 2008 recession, even while many homeowners suffered due to the reckless banking and investment practices that caused the collapse. Weapons manufacturer Lockheed Martin, which spent $8.4 in contributions and $84.1 in lobbying, received $332 billion in federal business and support, making it the largest recipient of federal business.