Goldman Sachs gave Obama $994,795; why not an even million?

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    Top Contributors to Barack Obama | OpenSecrets

    To Contributors to Obama's 2008 campaign, OR WERE THEY?

    University of California $1,591,395
    Goldman Sachs $994,795
    Harvard University $854,747
    Microsoft Corp $833,617
    Google Inc $803,436
    Citigroup Inc $701,290
    JPMorgan Chase & Co $695,132
    Time Warner $590,084
    Sidley Austin LLP $588,598
    Stanford University $586,557
    National Amusements Inc $551,683
    UBS AG $543,219
    Wilmerhale Llp $542,618
    Skadden, Arps et al $530,839
    IBM Corp $528,822
    Columbia University $528,302
    Morgan Stanley $514,881
    General Electric $499,130
    US Government $494,820
    Latham & Watkins $493,835

    These companies are listed as the top contributers to President Obama's 2008 campaign.

    But this money didn't actually come from the companies themselves. People who work at those companies held fundraisers, or gave private donations and then bundled the money together and listed the company they work at as the "contributor".

    It would be as if all the people in my neighborhood gave fundraisers, put the money in a pot, sent it to Obama's campaign fund and said, "This money is from Chicago".

    Top Industries, John McCain | OpenSecrets

    It's interesting, Oil and Gas appeared at number 11 for top contributors to John McCain, but didn't even make Obama's list.

    Republicans are making a "big deal" about Obama's contributions from BP. All 71 thousand. Actually, the money came from the employees. And when you look at their total contributions:

    "Fifty-seven percent of BP's contributions went to Republicans, while 43 percent went to Democrats."

    Obama was top recipient of BP-related dollars in 2008 - CNN.com

    Rather a "mixed message", wouldn't you say?

    Since the money came from the "employees" and NOT the company itself, do Republicans understand why those companies would have very little influence?

    Not anymore. Not after the Republican/Conservative Supreme Court Decision making companies "citizens".

    Who would companies, who are in search of cheap labor and deregulation, prefer to fund? Do the math.
     
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    Funny how many hoity-toity law firms are on there. So basically associates are pulling all-nighter doc reviews so the half-blood prince can be president. Also pretty much shows you what liberal cunts lawyers are.
     
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    I suspect it was the secretaries, the mail room employees, maintenance, people who worked in the lunch room, telephone operators.

    But talk about lawyers, nearly all of John McCain's were from law firms or firms with lots o lawyers.

    And considering what Republicans think about the middle class, we all know it wasn't the lunch room employees sending McCain money, in less, of course, they were white.

    Top Contributors to John McCain | OpenSecrets
     
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    Put all of that unmarked money in brown paper Sachs and leave it on the White House steps before noon tomorrow. If not, there's going to be continued investigations down in the halls of Congress.
     
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    Now THAT'S funny!
     
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    McCain does seem to have about the same number of law firms.

    Lawyers are still a pretty left-wing profession, though, trust me.
     
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    We have the best government money can buy.
    Sucks doesn't it?
     
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    I think the over the top rhetoric of the right wing has poisoned the well.

    We have the best government in the world. It's made up of our neighbors we vote for and send to Washington. We have a president that is the ultimate Horatio Alger's story.

    Sure, there are a lot of people who are in it for the money or they become corrupted. But for every lawyer, there is a former Marine or a successful businessman who is there because they really believe in what they are doing.

    The whole right wing lie that government can't do anything has been so damaging. Look at the mine disaster. Regulations removed and replaced with "Voluntary Compliance". Look at the deregulation of Wall Street and the collapsed world economy. If government was gone, our entire country would have been completely raped a long time ago. We would have zero resources, dirty air, dirty water, old people living in the street.

    Sure there are problems, but the country the right describes? I don't even know where it is.
     
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    These amounts are as of July 13,2008, 4 months before the election.
     
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    Why $994,795.00 instead of a cool million? Trying to fly under the radar?
     

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