Get The Money Out of Politics: Install Greenhouse | Expose Corruption

A sixteen year old programmer named Nicholas Rubin created a browser plugin that, when installed, will recognize the names of political officials and will pop-up known campaign contribution data available online, with just a hover of the mouse. You can read more about him on Bill Moyers’ write-up.

 Some are red. Some are blue. All are green.

A free browser extension for Chrome, Safari, and Firefox that exposes the role money plays in Congress. Displays on any web page detailed campaign contribution data for every Senator and Representative, including total amount received and breakdown by industry and by size of donation. Puts vital data where it’s most relevant so you can discover the real impact of money on our political system.

What is Greenhouse?

Key data with a mouse hover

Highlights members of Congress on any webpage. Hover over name and popup will open. It contains total contributions, small donations of ≤ $200, and industry breakdown from the last full election cycle. For small donations, highlights percentages as follows: ≤5%5-10%≥10% and provides rank #__ for the top 50 members of Congress.

Easy links to more info

Click on the name in the popup to get the latest 2014 contribution data Click on  or  to see which campaign finance reform bills each member of Congress supports Click on the small donor percentage for a ranked list of all members of Congress.

Simple drop down list

Currently for Safari only, Greenhouse installs a $ button in the toolbar. Simply press the button and type a name or scroll to find any member of Congress. Hover over a name and a popup will open (note that links are disabled in drop down’s popups). Provides access to the data whenever you need it.

To read the rest of this plugin’s description and functionality and download your copy, click here.

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2 thoughts on “Get The Money Out of Politics: Install Greenhouse | Expose Corruption”

  1. I downloaded the app, and it works! I wasn’t surprised to see mega-contributions to people like Boehner, but there isn’t a single Congressperson (as far as I can tell) that doesn’t accept outrageous donations. It has to stop!

    1. It should never have been allowed or agreed …ruled…to start.

      The fact that it did and has only gotten worse and more “legitimate” in recent times and allowed to be so…do so…

      …tells me that it is almost too late to change things, go back…to logic, sense and truth…

      …and making things better, easier, fairer again.

      We are fast approaching end game and the tragedy is that most have failed to even start to realize that there is a big problem…

      ….and as such, has now become America’s biggest ever problem, that most won’t fully ever understand even now or in the future that we created now and today by what we did not do now , today or imminently to make that darker, bleak future a reality and not just a possibility.

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