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sailingaway
10-06-2011, 01:16 PM
http://opinion.latimes.com/opinionla/2011/10/ron-paul-rick-perry-mitt-romney-president-obama-political-fundraising.html

wgadget
10-06-2011, 01:24 PM
Read and commented.

Bern
10-06-2011, 01:33 PM
So the author is basically saying that Goldman Sachs will decide the elections?

http://dailybail.com/storage/ron-paul-obama-romney.JPG

Feeding the Abscess
10-06-2011, 01:43 PM
So the author is basically saying that Goldman Sachs will decide the elections?

http://dailybail.com/storage/ron-paul-obama-romney.JPG

Willing to bet that majority of Loyola U's donation pool is Walter Block :D

Chrysamere
10-06-2011, 01:46 PM
Absolutely awesome article! If you felt otherwise read it twice and see what it actually says about the doctor.. :) Nobody likes politicians paid for by corporations.

wgadget
10-06-2011, 01:53 PM
So the author is basically saying that Goldman Sachs will decide the elections?

http://dailybail.com/storage/ron-paul-obama-romney.JPG

Hmmm...It's thinking like that which can be put to good use in COMMERCIALS. Seems like it would be a motivator of sorts to those who are angry with The Man.

Aratus
10-06-2011, 01:53 PM
^the header is a draw, the article packs a sublime factoid gut punch?^

ZanZibar
10-06-2011, 02:19 PM
Willing to bet that majority of Loyola U's donation pool is Walter Block :DHe has probably convinced his fellow faculty and staff to donate to him too.

The Free Hornet
10-06-2011, 02:45 PM
Absolutely awesome article! If you felt otherwise read it twice and see what it actually says about the doctor.. :) Nobody likes politicians paid for by corporations.

The comments give this opinion nearly 100% support. This is a story with legs.

Carole
10-06-2011, 03:24 PM
Very interesting portion of the article:


Sure, the nationís economy is ailing. But in corporate America today, you can be sure of this: There may not be money for new workers, there may not even be money to keep workers, but there is always money for two things: bonuses for executives and funding for political candidates and causes.

And why is there plenty of political money? What, you think it's a coincidence you're eating poison cantaloupe? Or that Wall Street got bailed out but your line of credit got canceled? Or that a company wants to build a pipeline through a precious aquifer?

Paul put a positive spin on his fundraising:

"If you get $8 million Ö and you get it from small individual donors who are fervently engaged in campaigning for you, thatís a lot different than getting money that more than likely might have come, for the other candidates, from special interests," Paul said at a luncheon at the National Press Club. "All donors are not equal. I will take my small donations, with the enthusiasm of the people who send me the money."

Sure, that's one way to look at it. You could argue that Paul got about $80 each from 100,000 people. And that Perry got about $775 each from 22,000 people.



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mello
10-06-2011, 03:34 PM
So the author is basically saying that Goldman Sachs will decide the elections?

http://dailybail.com/storage/ron-paul-obama-romney.JPG

Is there a higher resolution pic of this? It's hard to make out some of the names on the donation list.

acptulsa
10-06-2011, 04:21 PM
This slid to the second page of new posts way, way too fast.

Look at the poor, silly Americans trying to compete with the corporations and buy themselves some influence in their greatest represenative government in the world. How can you help but feel sorry for them, and wish them luck?

Dreamofunity
10-06-2011, 04:31 PM
What's with the picture they posted? That shit is annoying.

sailingaway
10-06-2011, 04:58 PM
Look at the poor, silly Americans trying to compete with the corporations and buy themselves some influence in their greatest represenative government in the world. How can you help but feel sorry for them, and wish them luck?

Yeah, the LA Times does seem to be saying, look, we think you are sweet, but you might as well give up.

Fermli
10-06-2011, 05:15 PM
strange tone in the last half of the article. not sure what to make of it.

Bern
10-06-2011, 05:15 PM
@mello - not that I know of.

Paul4Prez
10-06-2011, 10:45 PM
The article makes no sense though. The big dollar donors with one-fifth the number of donors are tapped out. The grassroots candidate with five times as many donors can hit them up several more times. Ron Paul FTW.