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Why are Goldman, Bain Employees Top Donors to Romney Group

\V/ 2012/07/16 20:32:58
From what I have discovered, employees of Goldman Sachs Group (GS) (GS)
Inc., the biggest source of donations directly to Mitt Romney’s
presidential campaign, are also the top givers to the joint
fundraising committee he has set up with the Republican Party.

Goldman employees contributed $902,310 to Romney Victory,
according to a computer-assisted analysis of Federal Election
Commission reports. Overall, Romney Victory has raised more than
$140 million since being established on April 5. Employees of
Boston-based Bain Capital LLC, the private-equity firm co-
founded by Romney, were its second biggest contributors, giving
$820,400.

Employees of Elliott Management Corp., a New York-based
hedge fund, were third with $808,150 in donations to Romney
Victory, which raises money for the presumptive Republican
presidential nominee and state and local party committees. Paul Singer, the president and founder of Elliott Management, has
also given $1 million to the pro-Romney super political action
committee Restore Our Future.

The super-PAC, which operates independently of Romney’s
presidential campaign, raised a record $20 million in June,
spokeswoman Brittany Gross confirmed today.

Should not the FCC require equal time for all candidates?

Is this the way it is, money is speech and speech is money?

Will money buy the election between the lesser of two evils?

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  • DeeB 2012/07/16 21:07:14
    DeeB
    +5
    He's scum and part of the NWO, that's why. And all those that are voting for him to get rid of Obama are voting for the New World Order and giving up everything we believed our country to be. Say goodbye to any freedoms that are left, he's on the the same team as Obama.

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  • JimTheGeek 2012/09/16 06:06:47
    JimTheGeek
    +1
    In spite of changing his stand on nearly every other issue, he still speaks and talks the Bain philosphy. His former (current?) employees and partners are only supporting one of their own.
  • TheR 2012/09/16 01:00:50
    TheR
    So, they give Mitt money, to do what? I need money. Think Mitt will send me a donation? I doubt it. I have the truth and the plan, but no one considers I am already your President, and you didn't even know it. And I didn't even ask you to vote for me.
  • Matt 2012/09/15 17:20:13
    Matt
    +1
    Maybe they want to buy some more "deregulation".
    funny deregulation
  • JCD aka "biz" 2012/09/15 13:58:11
    JCD aka "biz"
    Money will NOT buy the election.
  • irish 2012/09/15 13:55:35
    irish
    +2
    there is no lesser evil. and money has been buying elections for how long now???
  • Jerry 2012/09/15 08:49:56
    Jerry
    ............All of these clowns are going to be part of The New World Order............these are The Last Days................End of Days..............Jesus Christ, will come as a thief in the night.............quiet, most likely, while You are in a deep slumber............
  • WannaBeRSC the Contrarian SOB 2012/07/19 07:02:37
    WannaBeRSC the Contrarian SOB
    Simple. They realize Obama is a sinking ship and are desperate to jump over to the newest "flavor-of-the-week".
  • rknothead 2012/07/18 13:06:27
    rknothead
    Obama out spent his opponent last time. It won't happen again. We will spend whatever it takes to make him a one term president.
  • VoteOut 2012/07/16 23:41:13
    VoteOut
    +1
    For the same reason they are top donors to obama and why they filled the obama adminstration with thier people
  • mal 2012/07/16 21:16:55
    mal
    Goldman to obama ------ http://www.politifact.com/tru...
  • Krystle 2012/07/16 21:10:56
    Krystle
    Money will try and buy it. But hopefully what will win it is the votes. And I am voting for Obama!
  • \V/ Krystle 2012/07/17 16:07:35
  • jackolantyrn356 2012/07/16 21:09:43
    jackolantyrn356
    How do you know and who put this in your ear?. See you can drop a whole can of Tuna when you lie.
  • \V/ jackola... 2012/07/17 16:08:11
  • DefendnProtect 2012/07/16 21:08:32
    DefendnProtect
    +1
    The same reason why Goldman Suks is one of the top donors of Obama too.

    Romney = Obama II

  • DeeB 2012/07/16 21:07:14
    DeeB
    +5
    He's scum and part of the NWO, that's why. And all those that are voting for him to get rid of Obama are voting for the New World Order and giving up everything we believed our country to be. Say goodbye to any freedoms that are left, he's on the the same team as Obama.
  • \V/ DeeB 2012/07/17 16:08:45
  • merlinskiss 2012/07/16 21:04:36
    merlinskiss
    +1
    Money buys elections. Give you one guess why they contribute...
  • Defendn... merlins... 2012/07/16 21:09:35
    DefendnProtect
    +3
    Let's vote only for candidates who do not take money from Goldman Suks.
  • merlins... Defendn... 2012/07/16 21:35:42
    merlinskiss
    Nice spelling... But that pretty much eliminates them all... ;-)
  • Defendn... merlins... 2012/07/16 22:02:39
    DefendnProtect
    +1
    Lol true. Check out Libertarian and Green party.

  • merlins... Defendn... 2012/07/16 22:18:31
    merlinskiss
    +1
    I have...
  • Defendn... merlins... 2012/07/16 22:20:44
    DefendnProtect
    +1
    Great! Anything is better than these bought Goldman Suks puppets.
  • \V/ merlins... 2012/07/17 16:09:30
  • merlins... \V/ 2012/07/17 16:23:18
    merlinskiss
    All parties need money and it has to come from someplace.
  • \V/ merlins... 2012/07/17 16:30:01
  • merlins... \V/ 2012/07/17 19:49:27
    merlinskiss
    I am not trained... I follow the money to know who buys what. The military tried to train me, catholics tried to train me, they all failed miserably...
  • \V/ merlins... 2012/07/17 20:39:01
  • carolynb 2012/07/16 21:04:36
    carolynb
    One word---Money.
  • HarleyCharley 2012/07/16 20:53:05
    HarleyCharley
    they are all crocked....
  • Aurora 2012/07/16 20:45:34
    Aurora
    OMG, you listen to this tool, Obama received campaign contributions from all of these people in 2008 you did not bitch then, why because it was Obama. If Obama does not like Romney or Bain he can refund his 7500.00 in campaign contributions. Where did all of the foreign money come from, ooh yea we never got to investigate. Lemmings on the loose.
  • \V/ Aurora 2012/07/16 20:48:26
  • Aurora \V/ 2012/07/16 20:55:22
    Aurora
    It has been proven a lie but I still see you are spreading the meme.
  • \V/ Aurora 2012/07/17 16:10:24

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