Rich to pay their fair share

UPDATED: Thursday, February 16, 2012 19:56
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Thursday, February 16, 2012 9:31 AM



Thursday, February 16, 2012 9:33 AM


America loves a winner!

Think of all the children in Haiti or Somolia a single plate's worth could feed, clothe, and vaccinate, for the entire year.

" I do not love the bright sword for its sharpness, nor the arrow for its swiftness, nor the warrior for his glory. I love only that which they defend. "


Thursday, February 16, 2012 10:01 AM


Gettin' old, but still a hippie at heart...

Oh, give me a BREAK! What a pathetic reach! This is a TRULY sad attempt to put Obama down!

Restore Our Future, the super PAC backing Mitt Romney's candidacy, raised $30 million during 2011, thanks in part to separate $1-million donations from three New York-based hedge fund executives: Paul Singer, Robert Mercer and Julian Robertson. Two privately held corporations each gave $1 million to Romney as well.

A committee backing Newt Gingrich kept the former House speaker's candidacy alive and on the airwaves in December, thanks to donations from relatives of gambling magnate Sheldon Adelson.

Tuesday's filings did not include the $10 million that Adelson and his wife gave to a Gingrich-allied super PAC in January, but they did reveal that the entrepreneur's stepchildren separately gave a total of $1 million to the fund, known as Winning Our Future. That group also received a $500,000 check from Dallas billionaire Harold Simmons, whose company also gave $1 million to a super PAC backing Texas Gov. Rick Perry.

The details that emerged late Tuesday night in reports to the Federal Election Commission — the first substantial financial disclosures made by the super PACs this cycle — underscored the outsized influence wealthy individuals are having on the 2012 race.

Simmons is now chasing Adelson as the biggest billionaire donor of the season. Tuesday's filings also showed that he gave $7 million to American Crossroads, a super PAC founded in part by Republican strategist Karl Rove.

Though formed only two years ago, the Crossroads group has become a dominant force within the Republican Party, swooping into battleground races with remarkable success in 2010, often outspending candidates and parties.

American Crossroads disclosed that it received $18.4 million, with $5 million coming from Simmons personally and an additional $2 million from his privately held holding company, Contran Corp. An additional $500,000 was reported from Crow Holdings, run by Dallas real estate baron Harlan Crow. Kenny Troutt, a billionaire communications executive based in Dallas, also gave half a million dollars.

A coal industry management firm, Alliance Management Holdings, gave $425,000 and Richard Baxter Gilliam, the founder of a Virginia-based coal mining company, contributed $250,000.

The end-of-the-year tally for American Crossroads included $100,000 from Sam Zell, whose properties include Tribune Co., owner of the Los Angeles Times. Zell gave an additional $50,000 to the super PAC backing Romney.

The filings did not cover funds raised by the nonprofit affiliate of American Crossroads, Crossroads GPS. The GPS organization is a 501(c)(4) "social welfare" organization that does not have to disclose its donors.
truly pathetic do you have to be??? "Think of all the children all over the WORLD a single donation's worth could feed, clothe, and vaccinate, for the entire year!"

By the way:

Candidates aren't required to report the names and addresses of donors who give $200 or less. Nearly half of Obama's money came in those small amounts, compared with 9% of Romney's campaign contributions, according to a recent study by the non-partisan Campaign Finance Institute.
despite the HEAVY amounts of money the GOP candidates have raised from very few extremely wealthy donors, Obama's still outraising them:

President Obama has outraised the top Republican presidential fundraiser in two-thirds of the country, including battleground states such as Pennsylvania and North Carolina considered crucial to his re-election prospects, a USA TODAY analysis shows.

In 19 states, Obama collected more than his four major GOP rivals combined. Obama also has a fundraising edge over Romney in all but two of a dozen swing states — Florida and Michigan, where Romney was born and his father served as governor in the 1960s. In North Carolina, where Obama was the first Democrat to win the state since Jimmy Carter's victory in 1976, the president outraised Romney by a more than 3-to-1, the analysis shows. In Pennsylvania, another crucial swing state, Obama has raised more than twice the amount Romney has. Curtis Thomsen, a retired research psychologist who lives in Doylestown, Pa., donated $500 to Obama last June.

Obama campaign officials tout the number of individual donors — 1.3 million though Dec. 31 — as a measure of wide support ahead of Election Day.
keep your bullshit to yourselves; given the choice of many regular and semi-rich people donating to a candidate versus a few ULTRA-rich donating who could give a mil to "starving children" without even noticing it, this is a truly, truly sad thread!

Also, looks like, aside from those ultra-rich few, lots and LOTS of less rich people have donated to Obama. How come they can't get the "regular folk" to donate to THEM? Given that more individuals by far have contributed to Obama while only a FEW ultra-rich and corporations have contributed to the GOP hopefuls, we'll see which kind of donors translates into more votes, eh?

Try again. On second thought, don't bother. All you do is show how desperate you are. This one only took a few minutes (even with underlining!) to show how stupid it is.

ETA: No, on second thought, keep trying. That was kinda fun!


Thursday, February 16, 2012 4:53 PM


"We'll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false." -- William Casey, Reagan's presidential campaign manager & CIA Director (from first staff meeting in 1981)

Sheldon Adelson wrote Newt a check for $5,000,000 out of his own pocket, and then wrote him another one in his wife's name.

Do you have any idea how many children that would feed, clothe, and vaccinate?

"Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservatives." - John Stuart Mill


Thursday, February 16, 2012 5:53 PM


There will be fire and brimstone and Earth will be destroyed!... in several billion years!----------------------------------------- "Well, so long Earth. Thanks for the air... and what-not." -Philip J. Fry

Yes, but then you'd just have a bunch of healthty uneducated breeders and then more mouths to feed 12 years later.

Feeding kids is noble, educating kids AND feeding them AND giving out contraception-much better...

With all of Oprah's money, she could've built and run schools pretty much EVERYWHERE in Africa. But then who could she pay to hold her purse??


Thursday, February 16, 2012 7:56 PM



Originally posted by AURaptor:
Think of all the children in Haiti or Somolia a single plate's worth could feed, clothe, and vaccinate, for the entire year.

Not only that, think of the political support and free positive media advertisement that would buy.

Goddamn politicians are stupid.


I do not serve the Blind God.






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