PACs are destroying the country. Not just NAR's. But all of them. It's legalized bribery, pure and simple. And NAR's PAC--like most out there--are proud of their "success" record--the percentage of people who receive their contributions who win election. The trick there is to give money to incumbents. And if you're appalled by Congress' recent behavior--the deadlock on the budget, the posturing and grandstanding--you have mainly the incumbents to thank for that.
And take a look at who the PAC is giving to. Come on! See http://www.opensecrets.org/pacs/pacgot.php?cycle=2010&cm
or go to http://opensecrets.org
and do a search. They say that politics make strange bedfellows, but how about PAC recipients? Consider:
Michele Bachman: $8,000. John Boehner: $10,000. John McCain: $8,000. Ron Paul: $10,000. James DeMint: $10,000. That's just a sampling of conservatives. But consider also:
Barbara Boxer: $8,000. John Kerry: $1,000. Patrick Leahy: $10,000. Barbara Mikulski: $10,000. Harry Reid: $9,000. James Clyburn: $10,000. Dennis Kucinich: $6,000. Nancy Pelosi: $10,000.
I don't care if you're liberal or conservative. But if you're liberal, do you really want your contributions going to Michele Bachman and John McCain? And if you're conservative, how do you feel about contributions to Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi?