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October 31, 2014

Boehner May Not Need Tanning Support

Boehner Boehner May Not Need Tanning Support

The American Suntanning Association has registered a PAC to give contributions to federal candidates, but the perpetually tanned Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, is one member of Congress who may not need their support.

The Federal Election Commission registration statement of the PAC indicated it is based in Jackson, Michigan, with Roger Holmes as treasurer.

The American Suntanning Association uses mCapitol Management to lobby on its behalf in Washington. During the first quarter of 2014, the lobbying firm reported it received $40,000 from the association. During 2013, the association paid the firm $120,000. John Milne and Jeffrey Wiener are the firm’s lobbyists. They lobby on issues relating to tanning safety/regulations, and on taxes relating to tanning activities.

Speaker Boehner has raised millions of dollars for other candidates and has $2.2 million in his own campaign account. But it’s hard for a politician to turn away contributions. If offered, he may take a contribution and give it to other candidates who do need it.

  • Yonatan YONATAN

    SENATOR JOHN BOEHNER IS A POOR EXCUSE FOR BOTH A SENATOR AND A HUMAN BEING, WHEN WILL THE MORE THAN 2.6 MILLION UNEMPLOYED FAMILIES WITHOUT BENEFITS RECEIVE JUSTICE FROM THE REPUBLICAN SENATE? IT HAS BEEN FIVE MONTHS WITHOUT UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS, AND THESE FAMILIES ARE SUFFERING. MANY FAMILIES HAVE HAD TO FACE EVICTIONS, HOME FORECLOSURES, PERSONAL BANKRUPTCY, AND HOMELESSNESS, WHILE THE REPUBLICANS CONTINUE TO HOLD THE EXTENSION BILL “HOSTAGE” FOR POLITICAL LEVERAGE, AND TO GET THE KOCH BROTHER’S XL OIL PIPELINE BILL PASSED. SENATORS LIKE JOHN BOEHNER HAVE BEEN USING THE PLIGHT OF THESE FAMILIES FOR POLITICAL GAIN. THIS HAS TEULY BEEN AN OUTRAGE. SEVERAL WEEKS AGO, CONGRESS APPROVED A FOREIGN AID PACKAGE FOR THE UKRAINE, WORTH BILLIONS OF DOLLARS, YET THEY WILL NOT HELP THESE AMERICAN FAMILIES. THEY HAVE SHOWN A TOTAL LACK OF COMPASSION AND HUMAN DECENCY TOWARDS THESE POOR FAMILIES. THEY HAVE PROVEN TO US ALL WHOM THEY ACTUALLY REPRESENT, AND IT’S NOT YOU OR ME, IT’S CORPORATIONS AND BIG COMPAIGN CONTRIBUTERS.

  • YONATAN C

    WHILE THE RICH GET RICHER, THE POOR GET POORER… WHAT ARE THE DEMOCRATS PLANNING TO DO ABOUT THE FAILED UNEPLOYMENT EXTENSION BILL? MILLIONS OF FAMILLIES HAVE BEEN AFFECTED BY THEIR LACK OF IMMEDIATE ACCTION. PEOPLES LIVES ARE IN FINANCIAL RUIN BECAUSE AFTER THE PAST FIVE MONTHS OF WAITING FOR ASSISTANCE FRO THE SENATE. WHILE BILLIONS OF TAX PAYER’S DOLLARS HAVE BEEN APPROVED FOR THE UKRAINE, THESE MILLIONS OF UNEMPLOYED FAMILIES ARE LEFT HUNG OUT TO DRY, WITH NO HELP AT ALL. OUR ELECTED OFFICIALS HAVE FAILED US IN THE MOST CRUEL WAY. PEOPLE HAVE HAD TO FACE EVICTIONS, HOME FORECLOSURES, PERSONAL BANKRUPTCY, AND HOMELESSNESS, BECAUSE THEM..

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