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October 17, 2011

Rep. Cantor - Bought and Paid For by Wall Street Investors

By crewstaff

Eric CantorWhy has Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) been “increasingly concerned about the growing mobs occupying Wall Street,” while defending the Tea Party protests as an “organic movement?”  It’s all about the money.

Rep. Cantor’s campaign committee and leadership PAC have been bankrolled by Wall Street since he was elected in 2000.  The financial industry has been his largest contributor, increasing donations to the congressman by 1,326% between the 2002 and 2010 election cycles.

So while Rep. Cantor may believe the Occupy Wall Street movement is “the pitting of Americans against Americans,” the reality is the movement is pitting Americans against his campaign contributors. 

Then, of course, there is Rep. Cantor’s wife, Diana, a fixture on Wall Street.  Ms. Cantor  served as a VP at Goldman Sachs, a Managing Director at New York Private Bank & Trust, and currently is a partner at Alternative Investment Management, LLC – a firm that “invests mainly in hedge funds and private equity funds.”

 

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