"The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) provides approximately $787 billion in spending and tax cuts to stimulate the U.S. economy."
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
LYNN JENKINS AND KEVIN YODER AND Q C HOLDINGS - THE PREDATORY PAY DAY LENDER BUYING CONGRESS ONE REPRESENTATIVE AT A TIME
Will Kevin Yoder be a Lynn Jenkins clone? Follow the money to see how much they took from the same sources. I wasn't all that surprised to see these two feeding from the same trough.
The Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org provides this eye opening data.
Lynn Jenkins' top contributor was Q C Holdings, the nefarious owner of predatory pay day loan operations. She got $17,250 from Q C Holdings, $12,500 from individuals, and $5,000 from their PAC. Kevin Yoder's top contributor was the same Q C Holdings. Yoder got $34,500 from Q C Holdings, $24,500 individuals, and $10,000 from their PAC.
A multicandidate PAC can give no more than $5,000 per election. General plus primary elections equals $10,000. To read the FEC contributions limits chart for yourself go to http://www.fec.gov/info/contriblimits0910.pdf.
Q C Holdings' PAC gave Tim Huelskamp $4,500.
Lynn Jenkins took $7,250 from the Cerner Corporation, $7,000 from their PAC, and $250 from individuals. Kevin Yoder did better, he took $24,392 from the Cerner Corporation, $10,000 from their PAC, and $14,392 from individuals. Oddly enough Cerner, whose business is health care delivery say on their website that:
In one moment Cerner praises the Stimulus while turning on its heels to support those who deny its efficacy. Being fair we have to acknowledge that Cerner wants to have their cake and eat it also; take the Stimulus and oppose Health Care Reform.
Cerner's PAC also gave Kansans Tim Huelskamp $2,500 and Jerry Moran $5,000. Cerner gave to Missouri Republicans. Sam Graves got $8,000, Jo Ann Emerson received $4,500, and Roy Blunt took $10,000.