Political Payoffs and Middle Class Layoffs

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    You know... Who supports you does say a bit about who's interests that a candidate is looking out for. That's basically what this ad is saying. Lets say that's true. OK? Opensecrets.org Top Contributors to:

    Mitt Romney:
    Goldman Sachs $593,080
    JPMorgan Chase & Co $467,089
    Bank of America $425,100
    Morgan Stanley $399,850
    Credit Suisse Group $390,360

    Obama:
    Microsoft Corp $387,395
    University of California $330,258
    DLA Piper $306,727
    Google Inc $271,300
    Sidley Austin LLP $257,296

    Ron Paul:
    US Army $113,703
    US Navy $89,993
    US Air Force $89,009
    Google Inc $42,478
    US Dept of Defense $38,350

    So...

    Mitt: Banks
    Obama: Businesses for the most part.
    Ron: Armed forces by a long shot.

    *ponders*

    What does THAT say?
     
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    Ah intentionally omitting info.

    color me shocked.
     
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    OH feel free to add to it. I'm all for truth. Would you like me to put up all of them? I can do that.

    Mitt:
    Goldman Sachs $593,080
    JPMorgan Chase & Co $467,089
    Bank of America $425,100
    Morgan Stanley $399,850
    Credit Suisse Group $390,360
    Citigroup Inc $312,800
    Kirkland & Ellis $264,302
    Wells Fargo $237,550
    Barclays $234,650
    PricewaterhouseCoopers $227,250
    Deloitte LLP $222,250
    HIG Capital $216,995
    UBS AG $207,750
    Blackstone Group $198,800
    Bain Capital $156,500
    Elliott Management $146,275
    Marriott International $137,827
    General Electric $135,450
    Bain & Co $130,550
    EMC Corp $129,450

    Obama:
    Microsoft Corp $387,395
    University of California $330,258
    DLA Piper $306,727
    Google Inc $271,300
    Sidley Austin LLP $257,296
    Harvard University $232,158
    Comcast Corp $201,606
    Stanford University $188,290
    Time Warner $183,614
    Skadden, Arps et al $169,753
    US Government $149,458
    US Dept of State $147,917
    Kaiser Permanente $139,507
    National Amusements Inc $138,955
    Morgan & Morgan $135,145
    Columbia University $134,497
    Wells Fargo $127,807
    University of Chicago $127,507
    Wilmerhale Llp $117,661
    Kirkland & Ellis $113,770

    Ron Paul:
    US Army $113,703
    US Navy $89,993
    US Air Force $89,009
    Google Inc $42,478
    US Dept of Defense $38,350
    Microsoft Corp $30,259
    US Marine Corps $29,703
    Boeing Co $27,367
    IBM Corp $27,006
    Lockheed Martin $22,000
    Northrop Grumman $21,813
    US Government $21,482
    Intel Corp $21,445
    Ragingwire Enterprise Solutions $20,000
    Corriente Advisors $20,000
    Oracle Corp $17,405
    Verizon Communications $17,243
    AT&T Inc $16,652
    US Postal Service $16,203
    FedEx Corp $16,115


    I'm not sure how that changes anything... But hey... I'm game.

    What does it say?
     
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    No need to. We all know that the companies hedge their bets.

    As Obama received the most wall street cash during the LAST ELECTION THEN PROMOTED THE GOLDMAN SACHS CROWD TO HIS ADMIN.

    But you keep the wool hat over your eyes. I need a laugh
     
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    Oh? So it really doesn't mean anything after all.

    Hey... You are preaching to the wrong guy on this one. I fully agree that both Obama and Mitt are equally shitty and basically want to keep doing the wrong things while arguing about something else. Neither one of them is going to bite the hand that feeds them... I mean... DUH. right?

    Anything I can do to put you in a happier place.

    Edit: Because I'm a fair guy and I absolutely want it understood that I WELCOME people to correct me when I'm wrong... This is where Obama got his money from 2008 & Mitt from 2012 for a fair comparison to the point brought up.

    Obama:
    University of California $1,648,685
    Goldman Sachs $1,013,091
    Harvard University $878,164
    Microsoft Corp $852,167
    Google Inc $814,540
    JPMorgan Chase & Co $808,799
    Citigroup Inc $736,771
    Time Warner $624,618
    Sidley Austin LLP $600,298
    Stanford University $595,716
    National Amusements Inc $563,798
    WilmerHale LLP $550,668
    Columbia University $547,852
    Skadden, Arps et al $543,539
    UBS AG $532,674
    IBM Corp $532,372
    General Electric $529,855
    US Government $513,308
    Morgan Stanley $512,232
    Latham & Watkins $503,295

    Mitt:
    Goldman Sachs $593,080
    JPMorgan Chase & Co $467,089
    Bank of America $425,100
    Morgan Stanley $399,850
    Credit Suisse Group $390,360
    Citigroup Inc $312,800
    Kirkland & Ellis $264,302
    Wells Fargo $237,550
    Barclays $234,650
    PricewaterhouseCoopers $227,250
    Deloitte LLP $222,250
    HIG Capital $216,995
    UBS AG $207,750
    Blackstone Group $198,800
    Bain Capital $156,500
    Elliott Management $146,275
    Marriott International $137,827
    General Electric $135,450
    Bain & Co $130,550
    EMC Corp $129,450

    So... Still seems like:

    Mitt: Banks
    Obama: Mainly businesses... Little weird about the Learning Institutions though... O.0
     
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