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Legal bribery

April 27, 2008

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I’m guessing if you’re reading this, you’re not one of the wealthy Americans. If you are one of those lucky wealthy ones -oh yeah, it was luck – then you seriously need to get a life.

Bribery is legal…if you’re a lobbyist. And if you follow some, ho-hum “strict” guidelines.

Let’s look at the top lobbyists and who they support. This is only a partial list.

Lobbyists donating to Democrats:

American Federation of St, County, and Municipal Employees
American Association for Justice
Goldman Sachs
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
Laborers Union
Service Employees Int’l Union
Carpenters & Joiners Union
Communications Workers of America
Teamsters
United Auto Workers
Am. Federation of Teachers
Machinist & Aerospace Workers
United Food & Commerical Workers
EMILY’s List
Nat’l Ass’n of Letter Carriers
AFL-CIO
Time Warner
Sheet Metal Workers Union
Plumbers & Pipefitters Union
Nat’l Committee to Preserve Social Security & Medicare

Lobbyists donating to Republicans:

AMA
Altria (Philip Morris)
UPS
Nat’l Auto Dealers Ass’n
Fed Ex
Nat’l Ass’n of Home Builders
American Bankers Association
National Beer Wholesalers Ass’n (Cindy McCain, anyone?)
National Rifle Association
Verizon
Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu – very important. Think Enron. This company does NOT want stronger regulation of the financial consultant industry. Again, REMEMBER ENRON.
Union Pacific
Price Waterhouse
RJRNabisco/RJ Reynolds Tobacco
Chevron
Exxon

Take a long hard look at the list. Notice anything?

Don’t take my word for it. Check out the profiles of the donors.
Money in politics

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