Thursday, October 14, 2010

Where'd the GOP get all that cash?

Posted By on Thu, Oct 14, 2010 at 12:41 PM

Good fucking question. To sum up: They got it from Richie Rich and all his corporate pals. Wake up, people, they're buying politicians who can make laws that benefit them, not you.

Here's more from The Daily Beast:

Outside groups are spending record amounts influencing the election this year, with cash going to Republican candidates over Democrats 7 to 1. Many of the big donors are anonymous, but a few have emerged in media reports. The Daily Beast reveals the players we know—and don’t know—who are bankrolling the spree.

Check out the who's who here.

Personally, I've been trying to figure out why average, everyday folks like to back up the super rich in every way possible since, in reality, most of those people have zero chance of ever getting that loaded. Try as I might, I still can't seem to make sense of it, since supporting the super rich — along with their tax cuts, corporate interests and social-policy slashing — means, essentially, not supporting what's best for them and their own families and communities. Do you have any ideas?

Learn more about the tax cut debate and how the Dem's plan is probably better, here:

Rhiannon "Rhi" Bowman is an independent journalist who contributes snarky commentary on Creative Loafing's CLog blog four days a week in addition to writing for several other local media organizations. Additionally, she's on the steering committee for the Greater Charlotte Society of Professional Journalists. To learn more, click the links or follow Rhi on Twitter.

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