"Max Baucus earned the title "Senator from K Street" by using his prestigious position as the Chairman of the Finance Committee to do the bidding of his corporate donors — even at the expense of his own constituents.
According to the New York Times, at least 28 aides of Max Baucus who worked for the Senator since he became Chairman of the Finance Committee, have gone on to become corporate tax lobbyists during the Obama administration — more than any other current member of Congress.
These aides have in turn, used their close relationship with their former boss to pass legislation helping financial firms save $11.2 billion in tax deferments and secure $222 million in tax cuts.1 Now that's just wrong.
And in the eleventh hour, he left progressives hanging — in 2001 helping to pass the Bush tax cuts for the rich by breaking with Democrats, killing the public option and voting against the Democrats' budget proposal for 2014. And just last week, he was one of only 4 Democrats to vote against universal background checks"