Impartial? Supercommittee Member Toomey Took $40k from Banks

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Pat ToomeyHe knows where his bread is buttered, so don’t expect any support for regular people from Pat Toomey.

Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.), a member of the Joint Committee on Deficit Reduction, received $40,000 from the political action committees (PACs) of financial industry interests, in the third quarter of 2011, according to Public Campaign analysis of Federal Election Commission (FEC) data.

Over the weekend, Occupy Wall Street protestors marched to his office in Philadelphia, urging the Senator to “demand a recommendation that includes job creation; not tax cuts for the wealthy” related to his role on the Congressional “supercommittee.” Toomey responded that he believed the protests would not last long because they don’t “seem to have a coherent message.”

“He may not want to hear it, but Occupy protests in Pennsylvania and across the country show that Americans have a clear message for Senator Toomey and his colleagues in Washington: Congress should stop doing the bidding of Wall Street donors,” said David Donnelly, national campaigns director for Public Campaign. “Will Pat Toomey listen to his constituents or have Wall Street donations made him deaf, dumb, and blind to the concerns of everyday Pennsylvanians?”

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