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Corporate contributions to political parties

Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by Rick Barker, Aug 17, 2012.

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  1. Rick Barker

    Rick Barker Well-Known Member

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    Attached link provides latest update (7/12/2012) on contributions made by top 100 sources as provided by FEC.

    No surprises here as to where corporations, unions and investment firms sent their money.
     
  2. Joe Potosky

    Joe Potosky Well-Known Member

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    To bad they don't do a comparison from the last election.

    As I understand it, a major shift in a number of companies that gave heavily to the Obama the last time, this time giving to Republicans.
     
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    I find it interesting that Berkshire Hathaway gave 66% to the Republicans. Not surprising that the American Federation of Teachers gave 100% to the Democrats. Another surprise was the AFL-CIO at 30% to the Republicans.

    The union I belong to was the highest individual union to give to the Republicans at 19%. Unless I missed someone it was also the higherst among the Building trades unions. I wish it was a little higher. We do support ANY politician at all levels that supports infrastructure legislation.
     
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    ya all noticed the "ones" who gave close to the 50/50 spread??

    As I was told by one of those, that I called them on their giving to the side that would "harm" them. Their response was," yes, but in a couple of years it might change and we need "support" of whoever is in power"!!

    If your sitting on the fence, your not STANDING!
     
  5. 391 shooter

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    what are outside spending groups?
     
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    Aeorspace workers union 98/2 to democrats? Guess they really don't mind the direction NASA is headed. I betcha their unemployed members in Florida would have another opinion.
     
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    Big corporations donate to both parties. GE has their political contributions listed on their website. They gave to both Democrats and Republicans. I know that's a hard thing for some on here to swallow, it may even make their brains start billowing smoke out of their ears.
     
  8. Rick Barker

    Rick Barker Well-Known Member

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    Yes, exactly what it shows on the link I posted.
     
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