The Tea Party Elections

Ever since Governor Scott Walker decided to take collective bargaining off the table in Wisconsin, there has been much talk about Unions funding elections. This is a true fact, private and public unions do in fact contribute to the Democratic Party. However, there has been little talk of who funds the Republican Party or the Tea Party. Much research has been done to give the actual facts.

The November 2010 election is what this is focused on. Just one election, this factual data will show that the Unions do partly fund the Democrats, also will show that the Corporations fund the Republicans and Tea Party. There has been things said to the extent of your tax money and union dues have been spend on the Democratic party. Remember what this is about, Government and who is the more dirty is not the question here. The majority of the United States Government is crooked, but the Republican Tea Party brings this to a whole new level. If tax payers fund the Democrats, lets be clear to say that tax payers are also funding the Republicans by way of the Corporations that own the United States currently.

Tea Party Senator        Campaign Funds         Top 5 Contributors
Kelly Ayotte , NH            $4,414,291            Elliot Management
NorPAC
Verizon Communications
FMR Corp
Blue Cross/Blue Shield

Daniel Coats, IN         $4,396,274            Blue Cross/Blue Shield
                                                                   Elliot Management
                                                                 Barnes & Thornburg
                                                                    Krieg Devault LLP
                                                                    King & Spalding
John Hoeven, ND        $3,801,481             Murray Energy
                  Hess Corp
                   NorPAC
            Berkshire Hathaway
                 Xcel Energy
Ron Johnson, WI        $15,235,898      Koch Industries
                                                       Northwestern Mutual
                                                        Continental Resources
                                                    Fiduciary Management Inc
                                              Founders Joint Candidate Cmte
Mike Lee, UT          $1,710,429             APX Alarm
        Sidley Austin LLP
              Tosh Inc
             Apex Alarm
      Sullivan & Cromwell
Paul Rand, KY       $7,809,324   Alliance Resource Partners
      Koch Industries
Mason Capital Management
Blue Cross/Blue Shield
 Corriente Advisors
Rob Portman, OH   $16,537,868    American Financial Group
Squire, Sanders & Dempsey
     Elliott Management
     JPMorgan Chase & Co
         General Electric
Marco Rubio, FL     $21,748,330     Club for Growth
      Elliott Management
Senate Conservatives Fund
        Flo-Sun Inc
     Koch Industries
Pat Toomey, PA             $17,045,467  Club for Growth
         Elliott Management

Senate Conservatives Fund

 SAC Capital Advisors
Federated Investors Inc

Research has shown that Blue Cross/Blue Shield is a major contributor to the Republican Party. They have funded the majority of Senators listed, although not all in the top five. It makes one wonder why an insurance company would invest in politics. Obama Care or the Patient Protection Affordable Health Care Act, seems to be the main reason. It makes more sense why the Te Party is fighting this so much. There have been numerous lies put out about the health care plan. In all actuality it is a good thing for the country. That will be discussed at a later date, for now this is all about election funding. Koch Industries is also one that funded most of these Republican Senators. There is a video campaign ad above from a Senator with one of the highest funds that were available to them.

 

Democrat Senator        Campaign Funds             Contributors
Richard Blumenthal, Ct   $8,733,486     ActBlue
          Yale University
       State of Connecticut
  Boies, Schiller & Flexner
   Cablevision Systems
Chris Coons, DE       $3,852,043        ActBlue
 Young, Conaway et al
  Skadden, Arps et al
     Comcast Corp
   Grant & Eisenhofer
Joe Manchin, WV    $4,395,107        ActBlue
         Mylan Inc
  FirstEnergy Corp
  Jackson Kelly Pllc

                                             American Electric Power

Unfortunately, there were no campaign adds for Richard Blumenthal on youtube, only his opponent, she tried very hard.
After doing the research a few questions arose. For example with the Democrats ActBlue, what exactly is ActBlue?
ActBlue is a democratic fundraiser, anyone is able to donate to this. It is not funded by the Unions, it is just a place to donate to the Democratic elections.

Next question who is Elliot Management? Elliot Management is a private investment partnership involved in a diversified trade program, sounds like wall street or a bank, you be the judge.

Everyone has heard of Koch Industries, but exactly what do they do, besides funding all the Republican Candidates?
This is right off the website, their mission statement, if that is what you want to call it is pretty long. Link at the bottom of the page. “We have long been committed to creating real, sustainable value for all of society. For decades, Koch companies and Koch foundations have supported education and social progress. These philanthropic efforts include support for educational institutions, foundations and programs that study and promote market-based solutions to societal challenges; protect, conserve and enhance natural resources; improve quality of life; and support human services and at-risk youth. “

 

 Quite a lot of money went into these individual Senators, this list is only the new candidates for the 2010 election. Millions are spent on elections every term. The smear campaigns this money was spent on is appalling, there are less voters when these smear campaigns come out. People figure that both parties are not good, or they are unable to make up their minds. Good old fashioned debating would make more sense. This way there would be no need for millions toward campaigns. Most Americans would rather hear what the candidate is planning on doing, instead of hearing why their opponent is a terrible person. The Supreme Court has ruled in favor of unlimited spending toward a campaign. It was said that it would be against the first amendment to limit election funds. No one will argue that free speech is a powerful and great thing US citizens have. However, there are problems with it as well, using free speech and attaching it to money for a campaign seems Unconstitutional. If you feel the same way and think it is unconstitutional there is a link on the right side of this page, a petition to ban corporate spending on campaigns as well as cap the amount to be spent on a campaign.

Why You Should Back Wisconsin

The Tea Party is at it again, screwing the working class. Wisconsin workers continue their fight and I am with them! If this bill passes in Wisconsin that is the end to bargaining across the country. When was it bad to be in a Union? A Union makes sure the corporations or our bosses do not in fact screw us. We have rights as employees. No matter what your favorite host of Fox News says Unions are the backbone to the working people. The middle class needs Unions or these people will be working for pennies.

 

Lets do some thinking as to how this has happened. The Tea Party has been going on and on about how the Unions are bad. Let us look at this logically. When the Tea Party first began their terror on the American people they were all for jobs and budget cuts. That was their main goal that and the Constitution, Declaration of Independence, Bill of Rights, and the Federalist Papers, that’s almost laughable! Now how can you want freedom and have people breaking their backs for minimum wage? The Unions make that possible. Lets start with the Tea Parties favorite candidates, most of all won the last election. Shocking isn’t it? The funding for these slime balls were from the Tea Party one would think, no think again. Actually, BP was a major contributor to the Tea Party candidates, as well as several other big business corporations such as Koch, Bayer, BASF, Solvay. Other contributors include the Chamber of Commerce that received funding from several Middle Eastern Oil Companies, these companies have an interest in lying about global warming to save them loads of money. The environment is fine, didn’t you know that, the Tea Party and Oil Companies say it is, so that must be right! So, in the best interest of these Tea Party elected officials to get rid of Unions as well. keeping the Unions in tact will put a damper on their own funding and political gain.

It is crazy to think that the REAL Tea Party in Boston was completely against things like big corporations. Their whole issue was becoming free, not giving in to England. The current Tea Party is apparently using the name to their advantage, against Big Corporations they are not. They tell people that the corporations are what give you jobs. They may be right to a point, but if they dis-ban the unions how safe are your jobs? When you ask for a raise, they’ll say forget you there are 20 people in line for this job and we can pay them less. That is what the union does, it makes it fair and for helps you feel safe in your job. Why would any self-respecting American not want that for our public workers, or any hard working American? So the rich get richer, this is history in the making. The working man is stepping up and saying not today jerk off. It is inspiring and it should be done all over the United States. We should be marching in front of every government building, ever major corporation, and at every Tea Party rally until things get done! This is becoming ridiculous. We are losing here and no one except Wisconsin and Ohio seem to give a crap. Do something take the time to watch the news, read a newspaper, figure it out or the wealthy corporations are going to walk all over us and we will be lost forever.

Think about this, if Wisconsin law makers pass this bill, what do you think will happen in your state? Do you think the Unions will continue? Do you think you’ll be paid what you should be paid? Another question is, do you think it wont happen to you? It’s happening watch what the House of Representatives are doing instead of their jobs on the budget. Abortion, Patriot Act, the list goes on it is ridiculous. We need jobs! Even if you’re pro-life and you do not have a job do you really give a damn that the government funds women to get birth control? Correct me if I am wrong, but is that not a good thing? Do you want a bunch of bastard children running around and no one to take care of them? Oh, wait, that is where our tax dollars will go, paying for all the unwanted pregnancies of the world and the children that are a result. Please people wake up and do something, get off your couch and make a difference, before the corporations take more of our freedoms away from us.

Check out this website it’s an amazing article:
http://www.workers.org/2010/us/billionaires_tea_party_0930/