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Top contributors of Obama, McCain, Paul and Kucinich

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posted on May, 4 2009 @ 05:08 AM
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From opensecrets.org


This table lists the top donors to this candidate in the 2007 - 2008 election cycle. The organizations themselves did not donate, rather the money came from the organization's PAC, its individual members or employees or owners, and those individuals' immediate families. Organization totals include subsidiaries and affiliates.


Obama

1 University of California $1,481,065
2 Goldman Sachs $1,037,395
3 Harvard University $848,270
4 Microsoft Corp $809,799
5 Google Inc $796,564
6 JPMorgan Chase & Co $703,358
7 Citigroup Inc $681,618
8 Sidley Austin LLP $604,938
9 University of Chicago $601,589
10 Stanford University $586,204

Mixed.

McCain

1 Merrill Lynch $379,695
2 Citigroup Inc $330,051
3 Morgan Stanley $272,152
4 Goldman Sachs $256,045
5 JPMorgan Chase & Co $232,957
6 AT&T Inc $212,983
7 US Government $208,054
8 Wachovia Corp $195,113
9 Credit Suisse Group $183,153
10 UBS AG $181,579

Banks.

Paul

1 US Army $81,255
2 US Navy $60,369
3 US Air Force $59,606
4 Google Inc $58,401
5 Microsoft Corp $50,073
6 US Postal Service $28,141
7 Lockheed Martin $24,725
8 Boeing Co $23,588
9 Cisco Systems $20,956
10 Verizon Communications $20,444

Military industries + disgruntled postmen??


Kucinichl

1 ActBlue $59,517
2 Laborers Union $11,500
3 Machinists/Aerospace Workers Union $10,000
3 National Assn of Realtors $10,000
3 National Education Assn $10,000
3 Painters & Allied Trades Union $10,000
7 UNITE HERE $7,000
8 Sheet Metal Workers Union $6,000
8 United Steelworkers $6,000
10 TM Productions $5,300

Unions.

I won't comment, just judge for yourself.




posted on May, 4 2009 @ 05:14 AM
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wow. That is stunning.
Thosedamn crooks are all tied in together(we all knew that) but now its right in front of our face.
Politicians are about as useful as high heels on a elephant.
Look at those numbers of Obamas. He didnt win the presidency, it was handed to him on a silver platter.



posted on May, 4 2009 @ 07:07 PM
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Politicians are magicians, people can't just trust any of them that easily regardless what they say or promise.
People think they know them, but follow the money trail then you'll understand them better.



posted on May, 4 2009 @ 07:11 PM
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The fact that all branches of the military supported Ron Paul speaks volumes. Wall Street contributed to both McCain and Obama, so they'd own both horses in the race.



posted on May, 5 2009 @ 05:20 AM
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Originally posted by Albertarocks
The fact that all branches of the military supported Ron Paul speaks volumes.


Speaks volumes of what exactly? Click the Paul link for more contributors.

To me it just looks like the lineup of the military industrial complex. The iron triangle of the fascist kind.



posted on May, 5 2009 @ 05:38 AM
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Don't like the fact that microsoft is high n the contributions of ron paul, whats that about?

Anyway we all know they are playing on the same team.



posted on May, 8 2009 @ 06:02 PM
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They all want to bet on the winning horse - contribute a little until you see who is breaking out then pour it on. All big companies donate to politicians so when they need that little favor in legislation, they can bend a president or congressman's ear.

I can still remember Eisenhower forcing his Secretary of the Interior to resign all because he accepted a raincoat as graft. A raincoat, LOL! Now it's all about who can buy what from the government.



posted on May, 8 2009 @ 07:09 PM
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"Speaks volumes of what exactly? Click the Paul link for more contributors.

To me it just looks like the lineup of the military industrial complex. The iron triangle of the fascist kind."

This is quoted from the OP's article:
"The organizations themselves did not donate, rather the money came from the organization's PAC, its individual members or employees or owners, and those individuals' immediate families."

The Ron Paul donations are donations from employees in those fields, and not corporate donations. All of them are.

$50,000 from microsoft = less than 25 individuals maxing out ($2300)
hard to believe that's all he got from Microsoft employees really. In fact I have a hard time imagining this to be accurate when you look at how many employees Microsoft has.

What is really amazing is how much those college students donated to Obama. I wonder what they are doing to get ready for the "mandatory service" that was promised?

edit: ouch, Obama got over $800,000 from Microsoft employees.

Also, thanks for posting this info, very interesting.

[edit on 8-5-2009 by Novise]



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