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In the financial sector, one and a quarter million dollars have found their way into the Obama campagin. The largest donor was Goldman Sachs at $375,978. JP Morgan Chase was second with $216,459 while Citigroup coughed up $181,787 and Morgan Stanley only produced $109,025 to finance Obama's campaign.
Time Warner led the big business contributors to the Obama campaign with $131,485, followed by GE at $47,450 and Microsoft at $44,250. Last time I looked, each of those were 'corporations'.
AT&T, you know, the communications corporation, kicked in $43,483 and among insurance corporations, Blue Cross/Blue Shield managed to send along $40,150 to the Obama campaign.
Other corporate contributors include Boeing, Walt Disney, Vivendi, UPS, Lockheed Martin, General Motors and American Airlines.
I even managed to find contributions from Pfizer, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Eli Lilly & Co. and GlaxoSmithKline to the tune of $23,350. And apparently Big Oil didn't want to be left out in the cold with Chevron, BP and Exxon Mobil contributing $27,059 to the non-corporation funded Obama campaign.
I could only find one instance where a contribution from one of these corporations had been turned back. It happened in 2004 in Obama's race for the Senate when he rejected a $1,000 contribution from Bristol-Myers Squibb. But he's apparently gotten over that, having since accepted $5,500 of their money.
One final note - this is just from the list of the top 100 donors. There are skads of other donors as well. To give you an idea, when you look at the entire list of donors by industry you find Barack Obama listed as one of the top recipients of pharmaceutical industry money (2nd behind Hillary Clinton at $275,934) and a top 10 recipient of oil and gas industry money ($109,912). Insurance industry? Number 5 at $414,863.
Originally posted by kattraxx
I can't shake the sense that he is not what he seems.
Originally posted by percievedreality
I can't believe you are buying into this "free pass" crock!
Would you call the Rev. Wright fiasco,
Hillary is the liar, not Obama!
Before you come back and claim foul on Obama for not releasing 97-99, who really cares??
As to "Obama was accepting contributions from special interest lobbyists, PACs and even directly from corporations." So has every politician current and past.
Obama would be the one to change it, not anyone else!
they can no longer see the truth from the lies.
a black man holding his umbrella,
Think for yourselves before they do it for you and before you help spread the propaganda that will destroy us all
Many do not see that Obama, is our new Kennedy.
Obama is facing the same from those playing god and concealing the cosmic truths of our being from us. I am so ashamed that some ignorantly claim he is the antichrist! WTF? More like our savior,