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GE, Walmart, AT&T, Google Among
Center for American Progress Donors

Breitbart´s Big Government, by Ben Shapiro

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 12/13/2013 8:28:47 PM

On Friday, the Obama- and Clinton-allied Center for American Progress finally revealed its long-sought corporate donor list after heavy pressure arising from CAP’s quasi-lobbying history. That scrutiny ratcheted up following the announcement that CAP founder John Podesta would be formally joining the Obama administration. Both Politico and The New York Times called for the donor list to meet the public eye. And so CAP handed over the list to the leftist Huffington Post. Incredibly, its 2013 donor list contains a myriad of massive corporations, including Apple Inc., AT&T, Bank of America, BMW of North America, Citigroup, Coca-Cola, Discovery, GE, Facebook,

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: 4Justice, 12/13/2013 9:13:38 PM     (No. 9653020)

What...now I have to change my bank, my phone company, my soda, my social media, etc... I won´t be able to use any services or products at this rate. They are all working against my best interests!!!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: harper, 12/13/2013 9:22:03 PM     (No. 9653024)

Hmmmmm, this is a reeeeeaaaal nice big corporation ya got here. Be a real shame if something in DC happened to it.....

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Engrpat, 12/13/2013 9:35:03 PM     (No. 9653034)

The dems keep screaming that it is the Republicans that are the party of the wealthy and the big corporations when in truth it is the other way around. Been telling and showing proof to a couple of leftist friends and they still won´t believe that the dems have been bought and paid for. Times have flipped the party polls.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: pollingue, 12/13/2013 9:36:58 PM     (No. 9653035)

I wouldn´t be surprised to find that all of these donors also gave heavily to the other team...they need to back winners and have enough money to hedge their bets. Only if they come out publicly to endorse one side over the other could they possibly lose influence. They have so much money that it means nothing to them. It´s now a matter of following their words,not their money if you want to learn their true intentions. And they´re not going to risk anything by taking a public stand in either camp.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: pgvoisin, 12/13/2013 9:38:04 PM     (No. 9653037)

Anti-Constitution.
Anti-Family.
Anti-Privacy.

Will be buying from other companies.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: doctorfixit, 12/13/2013 10:00:29 PM     (No. 9653054)

Too bad about Walmart. I used to like shopping there. It´s good to know with whom I will stop doing business.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Blue Hen1, 12/13/2013 10:33:42 PM     (No. 9653070)

Thanks for the road map to my future purchases

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Reply 8 - Posted by: mitzi, 12/13/2013 10:35:20 PM     (No. 9653071)

I think these large corporations donate to both "sides" - just to cover all the bases. I´m not worrying about it.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Raristotle, 12/13/2013 10:58:45 PM     (No. 9653084)

And all we hear out of the mainstream media is "Koch Brothers". This is offensive on so many levels.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Safari Man, 12/14/2013 3:59:49 AM     (No. 9653198)

protection money

A protection racket is a scheme whereby a criminal group provides protection to businesses through violence outside the sanction of the law. Through the credible threat of violence, the racketeers deter people from swindling, robbing, injuring, sabotaging or otherwise harming their clients. ...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Protection_money


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Reply 11 - Posted by: Gretchen, 12/14/2013 8:23:04 AM     (No. 9653321)

#10 got it right. Pure self-interest.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: jacksin5, 12/14/2013 9:50:54 AM     (No. 9653467)

We would sanction these same entities for paying this form of bribery overseas. Where else would the money come from if these shakedowns did not exist?


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