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HonestChieffan
03-27-2011, 08:16 PM
http://www.opensecrets.org/orgs/list.php?order=A


Pretty interesting. Probably a lot of inferences could be drawn. And quite a few beliefs shattered. Too damn much money being spent overall.

The Mad Crapper
03-27-2011, 08:22 PM
The Koch Brothers didn't even crack the top ten. Goshdarnit./gblowfish

petegz28
03-27-2011, 08:22 PM
http://www.opensecrets.org/orgs/list.php?order=A


Pretty interesting. Probably a lot of inferences could be drawn. And quite a few beliefs shattered. Too damn much money being spent overall.

For Wall St. to so be in the pockets of the Right, it sure is funny how many of them are on the fence, save the biggest firm on Wall St. which was in the Dem's pocket.

banyon
03-27-2011, 08:28 PM
For Wall St. to so be in the pockets of the Right, it sure is funny how many of them are on the fence, save the biggest firm on Wall St. which was in the Dem's pocket.

A little misleading since the majority of their donations were recent and the Dems were in power. Those will shift now.

Like most corporations, they try to pick the winners and continue writing our laws.

Also, it is easy to see the disparity in a PAC like the Club for Growth 96---> 1% Repub, but their cumulative total isn't as high because they haven't been a large PAC (like the unions) nearly as long.

shirtsleeve
03-27-2011, 09:45 PM
What gets me is #101 and #123.

Freddie and Fannie? Semi federally govt owned entities donating political money on that scale? Really?

petegz28
03-27-2011, 10:13 PM
What gets me is #101 and #123.

Freddie and Fannie? Semi federally govt owned entities donating political money on that scale? Really?

Yeah, I caight that too. Shouldn't they be staying the fuck out of it?

shirtsleeve
03-27-2011, 10:35 PM
Yeah, I caight that too. Shouldn't they be staying the **** out of it?

Technically they are semi-private, but the other half of semi-private is government owned and bailed out by the fed more than the banks.

"Bob" Dobbs
03-28-2011, 02:29 AM
The thing that jumped out at me was how News Corp favored Dems 60/40.

Mr. Flopnuts
03-28-2011, 03:08 AM
Good find. One of your better threads, HCF.

Bump
03-28-2011, 12:25 PM
the people of this country are going to have to wake up and revolt if we want anything good to happen for the common man. Corporations have been controlling this country and writing all of the laws for a long time. You think it's no big deal? It will affect you someday in some way or another. You might get cancer and the millions of dollars it takes to treat that, your insurance will drop you and you will die because of money. You want weed to be legal like it should be? nope, some companies would stand to lose money, not happening. Do the oil companies want to go to war again so they can once again, double their profits? Maybe they'll demolish the Empire State building this time.

HonestChieffan
03-28-2011, 12:35 PM
the people of this country are going to have to wake up and revolt if we want anything good to happen for the common man. Corporations have been controlling this country and writing all of the laws for a long time. You think it's no big deal? It will affect you someday in some way or another. You might get cancer and the millions of dollars it takes to treat that, your insurance will drop you and you will die because of money. You want weed to be legal like it should be? nope, some companies would stand to lose money, not happening. Do the oil companies want to go to war again so they can once again, double their profits? Maybe they'll demolish the Empire State building this time.


Look over the list and make note of how many unions make the top and the amount spent....is that not the "common man"? And look at things like ActBlue or whatever it is...the top one....in a matter of a couple years this front fro the democrats has piled tons of money...they claim from small donations...the common man?

Corporations are not saints. Nor are the the demon some claim anymore than the middle class is downtrodden and without a voice.

Its just that Unions speak for whats good for the union and the members have little say. Too bad they are forced to give to the bosses or perhaps they would donate to causes that really reflects their ideas?

Bump
03-28-2011, 12:43 PM
Look over the list and make note of how many unions make the top and the amount spent....is that not the "common man"? And look at things like ActBlue or whatever it is...the top one....in a matter of a couple years this front fro the democrats has piled tons of money...they claim from small donations...the common man?

Corporations are not saints. Nor are the the demon some claim anymore than the middle class is downtrodden and without a voice.

Its just that Unions speak for whats good for the union and the members have little say. Too bad they are forced to give to the bosses or perhaps they would donate to causes that really reflects their ideas?

too many people think this way, that's why it's only going to get worse.

HonestChieffan
03-28-2011, 01:00 PM
too many people think this way, that's why it's only going to get worse.

I suppose. When will it happen?