The Top US Political Donors of the last 20 Years

  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Apr 05, 2011 5:30 PM GMT
    A few surprises - actually more than a few.

    from OpenSecrets.org:

    http://www.distributedrepublic.net/archives/2011/03/01/truth-about-money-and-politics

    295983-45201182448pm.png
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Apr 05, 2011 6:04 PM GMT
    Well actually no real surprises. We knew the unions were major contributors to the Democrats. Just keep the Cadillac health care plans and other benefits coming. Tax the rich and get into even more debt with China; just keep the gravy train rolling with all the perks, whatever the cost. No wonder they are in such a panic with the political winds changing and more moderates and independents agreeing that spending is out of control.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Apr 05, 2011 6:17 PM GMT
    socalfitness saidWell actually no real surprises. We knew the unions were major contributors to the Democrats. Just keep the Cadillac health care plans and other benefits coming. Tax the rich and get into even more debt with China; just keep the gravy train rolling with all the perks, whatever the cost. No wonder they are in such a panic with the political winds changing and more moderates and independents agreeing that spending is out of control.


    What I think was surprising was I didn't know they were the _biggest_ donors and they are by far - I knew they were big contributors. The argument can be made that many of the political donations these days are not direct - but that works both ways of course - and if this is any indication...
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Apr 05, 2011 6:29 PM GMT
    It's a very partial picture of influence. You'd have to include all the individual contributors as well. Given that Republicans tend to outspend Democrats, this presents a distorted and prejudicial view.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Apr 05, 2011 7:09 PM GMT
    socalfitness saidWell actually no real surprises. We knew the unions were major contributors to the Democrats. Just keep the Cadillac health care plans and other benefits coming. Tax the rich and get into even more debt with China; just keep the gravy train rolling with all the perks, whatever the cost. No wonder they are in such a panic with the political winds changing and more moderates and independents agreeing that spending is out of control.


    "Keep the gravy train rolling", haha. I love it!
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Apr 05, 2011 9:10 PM GMT
    Christian73 saidIt's a very partial picture of influence. You'd have to include all the individual contributors as well. Given that Republicans tend to outspend Democrats, this presents a distorted and prejudicial view.


    But you're usually worried about corporations rather than individuals, are you not? Looks like democrats are leading the "corporate interest" onslaught?
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Apr 05, 2011 9:23 PM GMT
    mocktwinkie said
    Christian73 saidIt's a very partial picture of influence. You'd have to include all the individual contributors as well. Given that Republicans tend to outspend Democrats, this presents a distorted and prejudicial view.


    But you're usually worried about corporations rather than individuals, are you not? Looks like democrats are leading the "corporate interest" onslaught?


    Not really. Anyway, you know I am for complete public financing of all elections.