Monday, August 25, 2008

DNC is Always Only for the Little Guy

Nope, not into big money like those evil Republicans, as the Wash Times reports on special interest money flowing to the DNC.
Salient quotes:
"From a $5,000 "kick-off the convention" golf outing to VIP credentials being handed out for $1 million "Presidential Sponsors," corporate and special interest money is flowing into Denver this week right along with the politicians."

"Federal law limits corporate donations to political parties, but the rules don't apply to corporate donations to the nonprofit committees hosting the parties' conventions. Ethics experts said the Denver money events afford well-heeled special interests an opportunity to mingle privately with political leaders."

And check out this list of the top 10 political donors of the last 20 years or so.

1. American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees $39,590,603
98% to Democrats, 1% to Republicans

2. AT&T Inc $39,449,726
44% to Democrats, 56% to Republicans

3. National Association of Realtors $32,869,456
48% to Democrats, 52% to Republicans

4. American Association for Justice $29,160,389
90% to Democrats, 10% to Republicans

5. Goldman Sachs $29,066,962
63% to Democrats, 37% to Republicans

6. International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers $28,489,834
97% to Democrats, 2% to Republicans

7. National Education Association $28,136,629
93% to Democrats, 7% to Republicans

8. Laborers Union $26,707,839
92% to Democrats, 8% to Republicans

9. Service Employees International Union $26,560,513
96% to Democrats, 4% to Republicans

10. Carpenters & Joiners Union $25,745,082
90% to Democrats, 10% to Republicans

These lists are always dominated by unions of all kinds.

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