Dems rake in corporate donations

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    Jul 12, 2011 7:18 PM GMT
    http://washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential/2011/07/lobbyists-give-lawmakers-through-honorary-fees

    "The biggest spenders were Chevron and Wal-Mart, which donated $2.9 million and $2.2 million respectively. And the biggest recipients were the Congressional Black Caucus with over $6 million, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus with over $4 million and President Barack Obama with over $1 million.

    Nine of the top 10 recipients were Democrats, or in the case of the two ethnic caucus groups, heavily oriented to the Democratic Party.

    ...

    "Of the over $50 million in these reports, firms employing lobbyists spent $36.3 million honoring members of Congress and $11 million honoring executive branch officials in 2009 and 2010 In addition, nearly $645,000 went to legislative branch employees—mostly congressional staffers—the reports showed," Sunlight said in a news release describing the study."
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    Jul 12, 2011 7:40 PM GMT
    So corporate America doesn't hate the Democrats after all, then!
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    Jul 12, 2011 7:46 PM GMT



    lol, this is like a game of tennis...

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/01/21/AR2011012103187.html
  • rnch

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    Jul 12, 2011 8:17 PM GMT
    Really, MockTwinkie icon_question.gif

    i'm disappointed in you. icon_exclaim.gif

    this thead is the type of distored, biased crappppppp that southbeach jane would cut & paste and post here. icon_lol.gif

    it's that bad.

    my respect for you has taken a nose dive.


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  • Bigolbear

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    Jul 12, 2011 8:46 PM GMT
    Walmart contribution records:

    http://www.followthemoney.org/database/topcontributor.phtml?u=2772&y=All&incy=0&ince=0&incs=0&incf=0

    UCIndustryGraph.phtml?u=2772&incs=0&ince



    Chevron:

    http://www.followthemoney.org/database/topcontributor.phtml?u=566&y=0

    UCIndustryGraph.phtml?u=566&incs=0&ince=


    Koch:

    http://www.followthemoney.org/database/topcontributor.phtml?u=1457&y=0

    UCIndustryGraph.phtml?u=1457&incs=0&ince


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    Jul 12, 2011 9:41 PM GMT
    mocktwinkie, You are going to LOVE the article I just posted regarding FOX and NewsCorp.......Very, Very, VERY special way of contributing.

    Titled "FOX & NewsCorp really do LOVE the American Taxpayer".

    I believe it will help put all this issue of $$$ and Politics in perspective for you.

    ENJOY!
  • Webster666

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    Jul 13, 2011 5:03 AM GMT
    You make it sound as if lobbyists are donating huge sums of cash to Congress members and the President, when, in reality, the lobbyists are simply treating them to lunch.

    Do you honestly think that there are no lobbyists taking Republican Congress members to lunch ?
  • GQjock

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    Jul 13, 2011 11:25 AM GMT
    Ummmm Mock-Dude ..... ?

    Do you wanna even LOOK at the Corporate donations on the republican side ?

    and were you in a Vegetative State when the Roberts Court allowed UNLIMITED Corporate donations?

    If you want some info on money funneling call Karl Rove at Crossroads GPS
    Rove's Shadowy Crossroads GPS Plans $20 Million Ad Assault on Obama

    — By Andy Kroll
    | Mon Jun. 27, 2011 5:07 AM PDT
    http://motherjones.com/mojo/2011/06/karl-rove-crossroads-obama-20-million

    I'm sure he'll tell you all about where his money comes from and who his donors are ......
    LOL ... yeah right and republicans can fly icon_wink.gif