Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Mitt Romney's Top Contributors

Susan Brannon
12 July 2012

Looking that the list below for the top contributors to Mitt Romney's presidential campaign, I can't help to wonder why these are the companies that are supporting him.  Actually, it is a bit scary most of them are banks, like the big ones that are known to have caused the mess that we are in like the Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan, Citigroup and...get this:  the Credit Suisse Group.

The New York Times reported that big named donors  "are descending on Utah’s exclusive Deer Valley resort this weekend for what invitees are calling Republicanpalooza: a two-day retreat featuring Karl Rove, Condoleezza Rice, Jeb Bush and John McCain."  They go on further to explain, "But the highlight for the 700 guests, who either contributed $50,000 or raised $250,000 for the campaign, will be unfettered access to Mr. Romney himself," 

Romney is tied to Wall Street interests as we can see by the donors list.  Do we really want another Wall street guy running our country?  If these guys donated this much, you can bet that they will expect something in return for their buck.  Watch out America...have we not learned anything yet?  My question is:  How did we vote Romney in this far into the game?  What is the matter with the American people?  Did we not learn anything from our 2008 tumble?

Compare the list at the bottom to the donors for Obama:  Obama's donors are educators, and technology such as Microsoft, DLA Piper, Google, UofC and Harvard.  These are the folks that Obama will have to "pay back"  wouldn't we rather have our candidate pay back education and technology that will help to grow our economy for now and our future, rather than those who sit high on wall street?  Think about it. 

Related links:  The Truth about Fraud and the B&A Foreclosures; Making Sense of the B&A Mortgage Fraud ; How does Goldman Sachs Makes its profits? ; Goldman Sachs: Robbing America ; Keiser Report: JP Morgan ; One Example of Wall Street Corruption ;  What is Wall Street?  

Goldman Sachs$593,080
JPMorgan Chase & Co$467,089
Bank of America$425,100
Morgan Stanley$399,850
Credit Suisse Group$390,360
Citigroup Inc$312,800
Kirkland & Ellis$264,302
Wells Fargo$237,550
Deloitte LLP$222,250
HIG Capital$216,995
UBS AG$207,750
Blackstone Group$198,800
Bain Capital$156,500
Elliott Management$146,275
Marriott International$137,827
General Electric$135,450
Bain & Co$130,550
EMC Corp$129,450

Monday, July 16, 2012

The great American Election

This election is serious this time around while things are falling apart all around us and worldwide.  We need to be as informed as possible regarding those who are running, before we elect them to run our country.  Imagine 4 years of someone who is known to lie to the public even before they are elected; imagine what they will be able to lie to us about later.  Imagine the future condition of our country if someone who cannot be open and honest runs this country.

We are in a time where the rubber meets the road and every single person who can vote should go out and vote.  No excuses.  I understand that Obama has let us down in many ways, but we must remember what the state of our country was in when he came in and the known snowballing of the things that Bush had already put into action just before he left office.  

In reality, things are actually simple but on a larger scale for the economy in America.  If a person looses their job and gets behind on their bills, it takes about 6 months for every month that they get behind to catch up.  This is an average.  Image this situation on a larger scale, the American economy:  to fix things it takes longer and it does not all fall into Obama's lap.  Get real on this.  Corporations have lost their social responsibility to the people of America by cutting health benefit costs in the billions by hiring more part time workers and less full time workers denying the worker any assistance in benefits.  We put less in the system because our income in lower and the corporations pay less into the system as well.  

It is not our presidents alone that can solve this, it is also those who run the corporations.  Most of these corporations can afford to have full time workers, but chose not to because they can get away with it.  Most of these corporations deposit billions of dollars into foreign banks as a tax cut, because they can all at the Americans expense.

It is time for us to say "enough" and stand up boycott those corporations, no matter how much we "like" their services that they offer and walk away.  We need to walk away from the banks that took advantage of the American people promising them homes that they could not afford, robbing each and every one of us for this time and for our future.  

It is where the money is, that hurts the corporations and don't fool yourselves.  They really don't care.  But we must care and take action to stand up and stop putting money in their pockets.

Research your leaders and vote, write letters, sign petitions, and write some more, make calls and move your money out of the companies that are known to rob the American people.

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Tax Haven Candidate (Video)

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Romney is hiding too many things

This is an excerpt from an email that I received:

Today, The Boston Globe reported that Romney was still running Bain Capital two years after he claims he left the firm, directly contradicting his campaign's denial that he was involved in deals that led to layoffs, bankruptcies, and American jobs getting shipped overseas.

It's a pattern of secrecy, and this is just the latest example of him trying to hide the truth from voters. There are a number of issues in play right now -- and voters deserve answers:

1) Mitt Romney refuses to release multiple years of taxes, ignoring decades of precedent.

2) He won't disclose his "bundlers," the people raising millions for his campaign.

3) He is the sole owner of a questionable shell corporation in Bermuda.

4) Until recently, Romney kept cash in a Swiss bank account.

5) According to the Globe, he hasn't been honest about when he was running Bain Capital, even though legal documents refute his claims.