Tommy Thompson: Who Better Than Me To Do Away With Medicare, Medicaid?

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VIDEO – Wisconsin Republican Senate candidate Tommy Thompson, speaking to a Tea Party group says, “who better than me, (who’s) already finished one of the entitlement programs and come up with programs to do away with Medicaid and Medicare.” Former governor of Wisconsin, Republican Tommy Thompson is running against Democrat Tammy Baldwin for Senate.  In […]




House Republicans Block Transparency On Super PAC Ads

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Republicans Vote to Block Transparency on Political Ads by Justin Elliott ProPublica, June 7, 2012, 10:59 a.m. The opponents of a new rule to post political ad information online have opened up another front in a long-running fight, inserting language into an appropriations bill that would bar the Federal Communications Commission from implementing the transparency […]




FCC Will Require Broadcasters To Disclose Political Ad Buys Online

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New Disclosure Rules for Political Ads Could Take Months by Justin Elliott ProPublica, May 29, 2012, 10:32 a.m. After years of consideration, the Federal Communications Commission finally voted last month to require broadcasters to post online political ad data currently kept only on paper at the stations. Yet it’s unclear when the data 2014 which […]




IL Primary Exit Poll: Super PAC Ads Making An Impact

Negative Super PAC ads are doing their job in the 2012 GOP primary.  In CNN exit polling of yesterday’s Illinois GOP primary, 73% of voters said campaign ads were a factor in their vote.  Mitt Romney and his Super PAC outspent Rick Santorum and his Super PAC by a 7-1 margin on mostly negative ads in Illinois. […]




Big Oil Successfully Buys Senate Vote Protecting Their Subsidies

Even as Big Oil rakes in record profits while the American people face cuts to vital social programs amidst ballooning national debt, they have successfully defended their tax breaks.  Tax subsidies to the oil industry go back to 1917, when intangible drilling costs were able to be fully deducted from a company’s expenses for tax purposes. In 1926, a write-off […]




Newt’s Billionaire Says Gingrich Is Done

VIDEO – Sheldon Adelson, the billionaire that personally saved Newt Gingrich’s campaign now says Gingrich is “at the end of the line”.  Sheldon Adelson is the Las Vegas casino mogul who single-handedly saved the Gingrich campaign in South Carolina.  Adelson, together with his wife and daughter, has given $16 million to the Gingrich Super PAC, Winning Our […]




Oil Subsidies – How Can We Help Big Oil Make MORE Money?

The top five oil companies totaled $32 billion in profits for the 2011 fiscal 3rd quarter, bringing their total profits for 2011 to an astounding $101 billion: Chevron 2011 3rd quarter profits of $7.83 billion – total earnings for 2011 over $21 billion. [Washington Post, 10/28/11] Exxon Mobil 2011 3rd quarter profits of $10.3 billion – total profits […]




Republicans’ Position On The Health Care Individual Mandate

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The goals are simple: reduce taxes for big corporations and billionaires (while raising taxes for everyone else), end worker’s rights, and deregulate the banking and oil industries.  To achieve those goals, Republicans have to oppose something they once whole-heartedly endorsed because Democrats used it in one of their signature accomplishments.  The Republicans are doing that right now in their opposition […]




Hedge Fund CEO: Billionaires Have Insufficient Influence in Politics

Most Wall Street billionaires like to buy their candidates as inconspicuously as they can.  Once in a while, a banking tycoon will open up about his multi-million dollar donations to the candidates most likely to work for the deregulation of the financial industry. In a recent interview with the Chicago Tribune’s Melissa Harris, Kenneth Griffin, CEO and founder […]




Play On Religious Fundamentalism to Win South

There is no easier way to lock up the South for Big Oil and Wall Street candidates than singing the tune of religion.  When candidates say they don’t believe in evolution, are against gays, or that they will promote prayer in public schools, they are actually pandering to a majority in the deep South. In a poll conducted March […]




Blame the Poor and Unemployed – Distracts Public From Corporate Welfare

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VIDEO – Blaming the poor and unemployed distracts the public from corporate welfare. The Federal government and state governments all over the U.S. are drowning in debt and deficits.  It has been suggested that big corporations have some tax loopholes closed to alleviate these shortfalls.  But, Republicans have another way: take benefits away from the poor and […]




Top 10 Super PAC Givers

Super Donors: Our Reading Guide to the Top 10 Super PAC Givers by Ariel Wittenberg ProPublica, March 1, 2012, 2:16 p.m. The coming election cycle will likely be the most expensive in history. Thanks to Citizens United and other recent court decisions, individuals, corporations and unions can make unlimited donations to so-called super PACs that […]




Hedge Fund Heroes for Romney

The Top Wall Street Funders for Romney’s Super PAC – $10.5 Million Julian Robertson Tiger Management (hedge fund) $1,300,000 Edward Conard Fmr. Executive, Bain Capital $1,000,000 Robert Mercer Renaissance Technologies (hedge fund) $1,000,000 John Paulson Paulson & Company (hedge fund) $1,000,000 Rooney Holdings, Inc. Private Investment Firm $1,000,000 Paul Singer Elliot Associates (hedge fund) $1,000,000 Chris […]




American Crossroads

Karl Rove’s American Crossroads is 99% funded by donations of $25,000 or more.  Of the $18.4 million they have raised as of December 31, 2011, $15 million donated from just nine donors.  This Super PAC also has an affiliated a 501(c)(4) nonprofit group, Crossroads GPS, that does not have to disclose its donors and has […]




Restore Our Future

Restore Our Future is the Super PAC of the presidential candidate representing  Wall Street, corporate America, and big oil, Mitt Romney.  Restore Our Future is 98% funded by donations of $25,000 or more.  Of the $30.2 million they have raised as of December 31, 2011, $16 million was donated from just 21 donors.  This is […]