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(MSNBC)   The top five companies that spend the most on politics. Why yes, Dreamworks animation is on there....for some reason   (bottomline.msnbc.msn.com) divider line 24
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2012-07-06 11:21:39 AM
CGI for all fake news put out by the msm FTW!
 
2012-07-06 11:21:44 AM
And except for Dreamworks (#5), the other 4 heavily favor the GOP.

Now, let's see the parade of trolls biatching about unions!

//getting popcorn
 
2012-07-06 11:23:44 AM
I'm obviously no political scientist (and only skimmed the article), but I thought that contributions to Super PACs were anonymous. Are the contributions in the article known because publicly traded companies must show how they spend their money? I have a feeling that these public contributions are dwarfed by the private, anonymous ones, but I'm admittedly ignorant on the subject.
 
2012-07-06 11:27:27 AM
I'm sure it has nothing to do with Israel.
 
2012-07-06 11:28:43 AM
Now I want to see the top 5 unions "donating" to politics so I can silence every damn conservative on earth that says they're equal.
 
2012-07-06 11:33:55 AM
Notice how the sucky companies that are either destroying America or have shiatty service donate to the GOP, while a company that entertains kids supports the Democrats. It's almost as if one side is good and the other side is evil.
 
2012-07-06 11:35:18 AM
Subby, maybe you didnt notice the liberal agenda of the Incredibles?

Saving the world...for free?
 
2012-07-06 11:36:03 AM
FTFA: "Most of this money has gone to outsider groups, rather than directly to candidates or parties, with the Gingrich-backing Winning Our Future PAC receiving donations of $5 million and $2.5 million."

That is the kind of fark you money I want to have. When you can drop 7.5 million dollars on a candidate no one thought had a realistic chance of winning you know you've made it.
 
2012-07-06 11:37:26 AM
Tax breaks are key to Executives making multi-million dollar bonuses the poor production companies just barely able to turn a profit.
 
2012-07-06 11:42:01 AM
Yay, American companies buying their competitive advantage through political influence. It should be fun later when these corporations turn their backs on America for competitive advantages in other countries at the expense of America and there will be no one at home to stop them no matter the social impacts on this country.

Were well on the way to corporations ruling the word!
 
2012-07-06 11:42:40 AM

NateGrey: Subby, maybe you didnt notice the liberal agenda of the Incredibles?

Saving the world...for free?


*Waits for NateGrey's realization to sink in*
 
2012-07-06 11:44:05 AM
Hey conservatives go see a movie and help re-elect Obama!

/LMAO
 
2012-07-06 11:46:16 AM
3. Comcast Corporation
Total contributions (2012-ongoing): $4,769,994
Donations to Democratic Party: 29 percent
Donations to Republican Party: 71 percent
Spending on lobbying (2012-ongoing): $1,380,000

Industry: Diversified investments

2. The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.
Total contributions (2012-ongoing): $4,769,994
Donations to Democratic Party: 29 percent
Donations to Republican Party: 71 percent
Spending on lobbying (2012-ongoing): $1,380,000

Industry: Diversified investments


Any reason why total contributions, percentages to parties, and spending on lobbying are the same? Going to assume someone accidentally used the same numbers.
 
2012-07-06 11:50:28 AM
Open Secrets: list of top donors

Of the top 25:
Democrats hold only 9 positions: #6, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 20, 25.
Unions are at #6,10,11,15,16. Take them away and the GOP has 21 of the top 25 donors including all but 2 of the top 19

I wonder why the GOP is trying to bankrupt union funding and take away all union power?
Well look at that, if they succeed, they will control 90% of the funding. Amazing.
 
2012-07-06 11:51:36 AM
The break-down of precentages between donating to democrats vs. republican would be interesting to see if they could show who in the company gave more. The 30/70 split in a lot of these companies usually means that "2000" front-line employees gave 30% to democrats, while the "20" directors and ceos gave 70% to republicans.

Let's face facts, directors and above get their food, gas, lodging, and cars paid for while working less hours. they make more money than other employees and therefore can give more money.
 
2012-07-06 12:08:31 PM

Bossk'sSegway: The break-down of precentages between donating to democrats vs. republican would be interesting to see if they could show who in the company gave more. The 30/70 split in a lot of these companies usually means that "2000" front-line employees gave 30% to democrats, while the "20" directors and ceos gave 70% to republicans.

Let's face facts, directors and above get their food, gas, lodging, and cars paid for while working less hours. they make more money than other employees and therefore can give more money.


though it is still a smaller percent of their income. Regressive campaign funding FTW.
 
2012-07-06 12:12:35 PM
These stats are somewhat meaningless in the new age of anonymous donations. The registered donations are really just the tip of the iceberg.
 
2012-07-06 12:47:19 PM
All, or almost all, of the funds on this list are personal funds from employees of these companies, even though the article goes out of it's way not to state this. But look at this example quote from the article:

"And almost all of this support is from CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg. He became one of the largest donors in the country after giving $2 million to Priorities USA Action, an organization committed to the reelection of President Obama."

That is, of the $2.3 million "Dreamworks" donated, $2 million came from a single personal donation from Katzenberg.

This isn't a list of companies that have donated funds to political causes. This is a list of companies that have people who work for them (or own them) who have donated funds to political causes.
 
2012-07-06 01:43:13 PM

Vangor: 3. Comcast Corporation
Total contributions (2012-ongoing): $4,769,994
Donations to Democratic Party: 29 percent
Donations to Republican Party: 71 percent
Spending on lobbying (2012-ongoing): $1,380,000
Industry: Diversified investments

2. The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.
Total contributions (2012-ongoing): $4,769,994
Donations to Democratic Party: 29 percent
Donations to Republican Party: 71 percent
Spending on lobbying (2012-ongoing): $1,380,000
Industry: Diversified investments

Any reason why total contributions, percentages to parties, and spending on lobbying are the same? Going to assume someone accidentally used the same numbers.


I get my Diversified Investments from Comcast don't you?

Dreamworks is really the front for the Gay Agenda.
 
2012-07-06 02:08:09 PM

Bossk'sSegway:

Let's face facts, directors and above get their food, gas, lodging, and cars paid for while working less hours. they make more money than other employees and therefore can give more money.


How do you know "they" work less hours?
 
2012-07-06 05:03:20 PM
Does David Geffen have anything to do with Dreamworks Animation?
 
2012-07-06 05:48:56 PM

ManRay: Does David Geffen have anything to do with Dreamworks Animation?


He's so vain, he probably thinks the division is about him.
 
2012-07-07 02:19:59 PM
In 2000 I read an article that listed Bush's 10 top donors. Just for fun I set up a portfolio with those companies just to see how they preformed relative to the rest of the market.

It returned 300%
 
2012-07-07 03:27:27 PM
The synopsis of this thread

ZOMG this and that company donated to the guys I hate, BURN THEM BURN THEM, money corrupting the system wargarbl

This and that company donated to the guys I like MOVE ALONG NOTHING TO SEE HERE FOLKS
 
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