Democrats get their funding from the same places the Republicans do.<quoted text>
Where did the Democrats get their money from? NEA! Trade Unionists! But you don't think that the Democrats did not prostitute themselves for campaign funds!!!!
And we owe that to McCain-Feingold!!!
Oh, McCain is no Conservative but a Country Club RINO!
Why do you think Slick Willie joined Newt Gingrich to pass NAFTA and terminate Glass/Steagall?
Economics Journalist Robert Kuttner on the Most Serious Financial Crisis Since the Great Depression:This is the Result of Rightwing Ideology and the Political Power of Wall Street / January 23, 2008 / http://tinyurl.com/3burrh
Amid growing fears of a worldwide recession, the Federal Reserve slashed a key interest rate by three-quarters of a percentage point on Tuesday, the biggest single cut in nearly a quarter of a century. Meanwhile, President Bush and congressional leaders pledged to work together on a stimulus measure that would inject about $150 billion in additional money into the economy. But many economists are skeptical over whether any measures can turn around a severe slump in the housing market and the subprime mortgage crisis, signs of growing unemployment and weakening consumer spending and the added blow of record high oil prices. We speak to veteran economics journalist Robert Kuttner and Robert Weissman, co-director of the corporate accountability group Essential Action and editor of Multinational Monitor magazine
Obama Gets Edge on Clinton, Giuliani on Wall Street
April 17, 2007 / http://tinyurl.com/ycngxxc
April 17 (Bloomberg)-- Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama ran ahead of New York Senator Hillary Clinton and former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani on their home turf, raising cash from the biggest investment banks on Wall Street.
Obama raised $479,209 from employees at the banks in the first quarter, according to Federal Election Commission filings. That was better than Giuliani, a Republican who collected $473,442. Clinton, Obama's Democratic rival, raised $447,625. The figures are based on employers listed by donors; in some cases, the names are missing or incomplete.
The employees of Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and UBS AG gave Obama more than a combined $260,000, boosting his showing. The Illinois senator's top fundraisers include David Heller, a managing director at Goldman, and Robert Wolf, chief executive officer of UBS Americas. Neither was available for comment.
``I've never had a higher hit ratio in terms of asking people for money and them saying yes,'' said James Torrey, an Obama fundraiser and chairman and chief executive officer of New York-based Torrey Associates, a $1.3 billion fund of funds.``There are one or two or three people who are zealots within these firms and when they get behind a candidate, other people within these firms follow
Lobbyists playing key role in 2012 fundraising
October 27 2011 / http://tinyurl.com/3mxyjtl
K Street is playing an increasingly central role in the 2012 presidential race, as hundreds of lobbyists representing some of the worlds largest corporations and trade groups pour money into Republican coffers.
The main beneficiary so far is Mitt Romney, the former Massachusetts governor and equity-fund executive, who is banking on strong support from the business community to propel his White House bid.