noren saidand thank you, west77, for reminding all of RJ that liberalism is just misanthropy with a PR agent . . .
All west did was post phony ass lies.
Oh man, you are stuck on the idea that the Democrats represent the "little guy" against the evil, corrupt corporations. The simple fact is that the Republicans represent the rich and powerful- so do the Democrats. If it makes you feel any better, contributions from the rich to the Democrats dropped off last election cycle. Don't worry too much- I am sure they have learned their lesson as to who holds the purse strings and who they must serve to get reelected.
On to the links. I will go through each of the figures that I gave above with posts to reputable news sources. Perhaps we can agree that the figures I posted above are not "lies"?
From Reuters. Notice that I include the drop in contributions for your pleasure. My figure of 58% for 2008 is accurate- it was not a lie. Yes, the figure dropped to 51% for 2010. Feel free to use that, but they are still giving to the Democrats and Republicans (good insurance to have lap dogs from both parties.)http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE66Q68G20100727E"... the top six Wall Street firms -- Bank of America, Citigroup Inc, Wells Fargo, Goldman Sachs Group, JP Morgan Chase and Morgan Stanley -- gave 58 percent of their total donations to Democrats in 2009 but have trimmed their contribution to 51 percent over the past six months."
On to the Washington Post... Again, feel free to call them mistaken and "liars." I will even quote a little further to give you the "free ammuntion" that these individuals did not contribute (at that point in the campaign) to the DCCC last election cycle. Keep in mind, that the figures I quoted were 2006 and 2008- meaning that I was not "lying."http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/07/05/AR2010070502913.html"Take Jamie Dimon, the head of J.P. Morgan Chase, who is known for his close relationship with President Obama...In 2006 and 2008, he donated $65,000 to the Democratic committees. This election cycle, he has not contributed at all to the DSCC or DCCC."
"... Leon Black... gave more than $200,000 to Democratic congressional committees over the previous two election cycles but have not given this year, according to the latest disclosure documents."
"Lloyd Blankfein, chief executive and chairman of Goldman Sachs, has not donated to the Democrats, either, after giving $50,000 in the previous two cycles."
I will use the same Washington post article linked to above to defend my figures of 28% of the funding from New York and 20% or it from Manhattan."In reviewing the FEC records, The Post analyzed fundraising data for New York City and its suburbs in New Jersey, on Long Island and north of the city -- a region that had become an outsized source of Democratic campaign cash. In the 2008 cycle, 28 percent of the two committees' itemized individual contributions came from the region. Manhattan alone accounted for 20 percent."
On to the L.A Times. I already posted the complete quote, but seeing as I did not give the link, I will do it again. I am not going to sift through the net for final figures given to both parties for the presidential elections. Please feel free to spend the time and get back to us with the final figures that the securities and investment industry contributed to each party for that election- but my figures stand from when Hillary was still in the race.http://articles.latimes.com/2008/mar/21/nation/na-wallstdems21For now, though, Sen. Clinton of New York is leading the way, bringing in at least $6.29 million from the securities and investment industry, compared with $6.03 million for Sen. Obama of Illinois and $2.59 million for McCain, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. Those figures include donations from the investment companies' employees and political action committees.
I included the race for AG with Schneiderman and Donovan. I will use the numbers from http://www.law.com/jsp/nylj/PubArticleNY.jsp?id=1202475908736&Schneiderman_Fundraising_Tops__Million_to_Win_AG_Contest&slreturn=1&hbxlogin=1
because it seems like a pretty good source. I will apologize in advance, as my numbers were a little off. Not a "lie", and I can find other sources that support my original numbers, but we will stick with these... It was still 3X as much contributed to the Democrat, Schneiderman as his competition."Overall, Mr. Schneiderman raised $7.46 million through Nov. 29 for his primary and general election campaigns...Mr. Donovan collected $2.32 million overall."
Well, I think that covers all of the facts and figures that I had included in my original post. I know that you had seen my post as an attack, possibly pro Republican. The simple fact is that it was only meant to show how much money flows to the Democrats from Wall Street. I hoped to show that there may be a few Democrat "lap dogs" in addition to the Republican "lap dogs."
You can continue to call me a liar- but please, this time include specific details. Which of the above facts do you wish to dispute? Which of the above sources are you going to call out? You can post all the links to show that the rich support Republicans that you want. I will not disagree- but posting those links does not make me a liar; the Democrat party gets millions each election cycle from Investment banks, billionaires, and industry. To close your eyes to the idea that they may have a debt to these contributors is to be willfully blind...