FOLLOW THE MONEY DEPT.

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FOLLOW THE MONEY DEPT.

Yep, the old journalism adage is “Follow the money.” And this is easy enough to do with the help of public service organizations such as the Center for Responsive Politics, a nonpartisan, independent and nonprofit group that tracks government and campaign money. If money is the criteria for determining who will be elected in November, then the odds are with Mitt Romney. Just compare the amounts in the lists below and see where the Big Bucks are going. But don’t look to Barack Hussein Obama and the Democrats for an alternative. Apparently, the Big Bucks are being hidden in 2012, but just go to the bottom of these campaign contributor lists and take not that the same big backers of Mitt this year were the same big backers of Obama in 2008.If you want to get ahead of the game, follow the money.

Jim

 

Mitt Romney (R)

Top Contributors

This table lists the top donors to this candidate in the 2012 election cycle. The organizations themselves did not donate, rather the money came from the organizations’ PACs [Political Action Committee], their individual members or employees or owners, and those individuals’ immediate families. Organization totals include subsidiaries and affiliates.

Because of contribution limits, organizations that bundle together many individual contributions are often among the top donors to presidential candidates. These contributions can come from the organization’s members or employees (and their families). The organization may support one candidate, or hedge its bets by supporting multiple candidates. Groups with national networks of donors – like EMILY’s List and Club for Growth – make for particularly big bundlers.

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

 

Source: http://www.opensecrets.org/pres12/contrib.php?id=N00000286

 

In 2012, these groups were listed as Obama’s top contributors. But after reading these, check below.

 

Barack Obama (D)

Top Contributors

This table lists the top donors to this candidate in the 2012 election cycle. The organizations themselves did not donate, rather the money came from the organizations’ PACs, their individual members or employees or owners, and those individuals’ immediate families. Organization totals include subsidiaries and affiliates.

Because of contribution limits, organizations that bundle together many individual contributions are often among the top donors to presidential candidates. These contributions can come from the organization’s members or employees (and their families). The organization may support one candidate, or hedge its bets by supporting multiple candidates. Groups with national networks of donors – like EMILY’s List and Club for Growth – make for particularly big bundlers.

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 $187,290
Time Warner $178,164
Skadden, Arps et al $169,753
US Government $149,458
US Dept of State $147,917
National Amusements Inc $138,955
Morgan & Morgan $135,145
Columbia University $134,497
Kaiser Permanente $132,257
Wells Fargo $127,807
University of Chicago $127,507
Wilmerhale Llp $117,661
Kirkland & Ellis $113,770

 

Source: http://www.opensecrets.org/pres12/contrib.php?id=N00009638

 

Here’s who backed Obama in 2008. The same financial interests that are now behind Romney!

 

Barack Obama (D)

Top Contributors

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

Because of contribution limits, organizations that bundle together many individual contributions are often among the top donors to presidential candidates. These contributions can come from the organization’s members or employees (and their families). The organization may support one candidate, or hedge its bets by supporting multiple candidates. Groups with national networks of donors – like EMILY’s List and Club for Growth – make for particularly big bundlers.

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

 

Source: http://www.opensecrets.org/pres08/contrib.php?cid=N00009638

 

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