The numbers tell the story — in votes and dollars. On July 24th, the House voted 217 to 205 not to rein in the NSA’s phone-spying dragnet. It turns out that those 217 “no” voters received twice as much campaign financing from the defense and intelligence industry as the 205 “yes” voters.
That’s the upshot of a new analysis by MapLight, a Berkeley-based non-profit that performed the inquiry at WIRED’s request. The investigation shows that defense cash was a better predictor of a member’s vote on the Amash amendment than party affiliation. House members who voted to continue the massive phone-call-metadata spy program, on average, raked in 122 percent more money from defense contractors than those who voted to dismantle it.
Some good shit is about to go down TODAY. Congress is about to vote on an amendment that will defund NSA spying programs. Normally, I’d be against posting sites that people might find “shady”, but if you’re living in America then I urge you to check this the fuck out.