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Old 10-08-2011, 12:38 PM   #16
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Was this picture taken at a Tea Party or Occupy Wall St?
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Was this picture taken at a Tea Party or Occupy Wall St?
Trick question?

Looks like anyday in New York...
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And notice the Tea Party isn't for the abolition of government.
No, but there sure has been a lot of No Taxes banter tossed around (even Michelle Bachmann got in on that action).
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As Philsfan points out, the Tea Party is orchestrated by shadowy puppetmasters whereas the Wall Street protests spring from a genuine grassroots protest movement. Any amount of propaganda from fans of the corporatist far right can't change that essential fact.
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Are you going to camp out until the dead of winter sets in and your numbers dwindle to nothing? Or are you going to turn this into a real political movement and send a clear message to Washington that we're not going to sit idly by and watch you destroy what's left of this country and our future?
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Then its fair to say Occupy is now propped up by Big Labor.
Do we even have Big Labor in this country anymore? Serious question.
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Do we even have Big Labor in this country anymore? Serious question.
Sure, who do think bankrolls the Democratic Party?
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Sure, who do think bankrolls the Democratic Party?
By saying "bankrolls" you are grossly distorting the financial reality to fit with your preconceived notion of who runs national politics in the U.S.


via: Interest Groups | OpenSecrets

Also contained in those statistics: why you can be certain the bailouts would have still occurred under President McCain and Vice President Sarah Palin.
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Sure, who do think bankrolls the Democratic Party?
Goldman Sachs, Citigroup and JP Morgan Chase were three of the top four contributors to Barack Obama's presidential campaign.
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By saying "bankrolls" you are grossly distorting the financial reality to fit with your preconceived notion of who runs national politics in the U.S.


via: Interest Groups | OpenSecrets

Also contained in those statistics: why you can be certain the bailouts would have still occurred under President McCain and Vice President Sarah Palin.
Oh for Pete's sake.

Top All-Time Donors, 1989-2012 | OpenSecrets
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Total '89-'12 Dem % Repub % Tilt
1 ActBlue $55,093,735 99% 0%
2 American Fedn of State, County & Municipal Employees $45,820,853 94% 1%
3 AT&T Inc $41,660,404 44% 54%
4 National Assn of Realtors $40,020,510 47% 49%
5 Service Employees International Union $37,151,289 75% 2%
6 National Education Assn $36,433,925 81% 5%
7 American Assn for Justice $34,328,421 89% 8%
8 Intl Brotherhood of Electrical Workers $33,824,355 97% 2%
9 Laborers Union $31,640,067 89% 7%
10 American Federation of Teachers $31,342,403 91% 0%
11 Teamsters Union $30,858,309 89% 6%
12 Carpenters & Joiners Union $30,629,437 86% 9%
13 Communications Workers of America $29,952,424 94% 0%

14 American Medical Assn $27,490,855 39% 59%
15 United Auto Workers $27,344,832 98% 0%
16 United Food & Commercial Workers Union $27,094,834 93% 0%
17 National Auto Dealers Assn $26,762,492 32% 67%
18 Machinists & Aerospace Workers Union $26,747,874 98% 1%
19 United Parcel Service $24,667,293 37% 62%
20 American Bankers Assn $24,510,714 39% 60%
21 National Beer Wholesalers Assn $23,904,782 34% 65%
22 National Assn of Home Builders $23,358,164 36% 63%
23 Altria Group $23,200,871 26% 73%
24 National Assn of Letter Carriers $22,188,393 85% 10%
25 Goldman Sachs $21,084,295 60% 39%
26 AFL-CIO $19,487,579 92% 4%
27 Credit Union National Assn $19,417,786 48% 51%
28 Sheet Metal Workers Union $18,955,848 95% 2%
29 International Assn of Fire Fighters $18,533,507 78% 17%
30 National Rifle Assn $18,431,521 17% 82%
31 Plumbers & Pipefitters Union $18,128,935 94% 5%
32 FedEx Corp $17,741,022 41% 58%
33 American Dental Assn $17,617,497 46% 53%
34 Lockheed Martin $17,368,571 44% 55%
35 American Hospital Assn $17,161,509 53% 46%
36 Operating Engineers Union $17,133,140 85% 13%
37 Verizon Communications $17,032,942 39% 60%
38 Air Line Pilots Assn $16,784,447 83% 15%
39 Citigroup Inc $16,743,163 46% 52%
40 Natl Assn/Insurance & Financial Advisors $16,305,019 42% 57%
41 Microsoft Corp $15,845,587 47% 52%
42 General Electric $15,494,796 48% 51%
43 AFLAC Inc $15,348,117 45% 54%
44 United Transportation Union $14,794,360 88% 11%
45 Blue Cross/Blue Shield $14,759,730 38% 61%
46 JPMorgan Chase & Co $14,702,960 46% 52%
47 United Steelworkers $14,632,651 99% 0%
48 Ironworkers Union $14,459,298 92% 6%
49 Union Pacific Corp $14,184,110 25% 74%
50 Bank of America $14,105,833 44% 54%
51 Deloitte LLP $13,985,975 33% 66%
52 American Postal Workers Union $13,669,853 96% 3%
53 American Institute of CPAs $13,596,290 42% 57%
54 Boeing Co $13,578,033 46% 53%
55 Ernst & Young $13,556,771 44% 55%
56 National Rural Electric Cooperative Assn $13,518,905 50% 48%
57 PricewaterhouseCoopers $13,374,731 36% 63%
58 Pfizer Inc $13,214,797 31% 68%
59 Time Warner $13,201,117 67% 32%
60 Reynolds American $12,930,839 24% 75%
61 Morgan Stanley $12,323,070 44% 55%
62 National Air Traffic Controllers Assn $12,238,018 79% 20%
63 Northrop Grumman $11,950,115 43% 56%
64 General Dynamics $11,534,702 47% 52%
65 BellSouth Corp $11,520,559 46% 53%
66 Anheuser-Busch $11,440,887 48% 51%
67 Natl Active & Retired Fed Employees Assn $11,351,500 77% 22%
68 Honeywell International $11,281,063 45% 54%
69 GlaxoSmithKline $10,719,179 30% 69%
70 Associated Builders & Contractors $10,566,671 1% 98%
71 Raytheon Co $10,550,895 46% 53%
72 American Crystal Sugar $10,518,664 61% 38%
73 National Restaurant Assn $10,507,445 16% 82%
74 Exxon Mobil $10,483,933 11% 88%
75 Newsweb Corp $10,448,446 90% 0%
76 Chevron $10,387,093 24% 75%
77 Human Rights Campaign $10,371,376 90% 9%
78 American Health Care Assn $10,280,360 52% 47%
79 American Academy of Ophthalmology $10,262,683 52% 47%
80 American Society of Anesthesiologists $10,140,337 42% 56%
81 Indep Insurance Agents & Brokers/America $10,078,864 39% 60%
82 Koch Industries $9,831,715 11% 88%
83 National Cmte to Preserve Social Security & Medicare $9,813,629 81% 18%
84 Saban Capital Group $9,782,637 99% 0%
85 KPMG LLP $9,732,748 31% 68%
86 American Optometric Assn $9,705,013 59% 40%
87 UBS AG $9,618,593 38% 61%
88 Associated General Contractors $9,553,912 14% 84%
89 Comcast Corp $9,494,857 53% 46%
90 Wal-Mart Stores $9,455,444 28% 71%
91 Securities Industry & Financial Mkt Assn $9,286,123 43% 55%
92 American Maritime Officers $9,275,272 47% 51%
93 New York Life Insurance $9,260,808 50% 49%
94 Transport Workers Union $9,002,599 95% 4%
95 CSX Corp $8,861,762 36% 63%
96 Eli Lilly & Co $8,853,982 30% 68%
97 Seafarers International Union $8,840,765 84% 14%
98 Painters & Allied Trades Union $8,732,370 87% 11%
99 National Cmte for an Effective Congress $8,695,668 99% 0%
100 Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance $8,626,348 39% 60%
101 MetLife Inc $8,625,233 54% 45%
102 Freddie Mac $8,615,809 43% 56%
103 Southern Co $8,566,765 34% 65%
104 National Fedn of Independent Business $8,552,330 7% 92%
105 News Corp $8,504,303 57% 42%
106 Walt Disney Co $8,396,795 66% 33%
107 Credit Suisse Group $8,359,647 42% 56%
108 American Financial Group $8,116,521 24% 70%
109 General Motors $8,019,295 37% 62%
110 UST Inc $7,989,027 22% 77%
111 National Assn of Broadcasters $7,971,034 46% 53%
112 Amalgamated Transit Union $7,912,934 93% 6%
113 American Council of Life Insurers $7,822,808 39% 60%
114 Aircraft Owners & Pilots Assn $7,773,567 45% 54%
115 Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp $7,666,279 32% 67%
116 Amway/Alticor Inc $7,662,249 0% 99%
117 Marine Engineers Beneficial Assn $7,599,205 74% 24%
118 American Airlines $7,311,757 47% 52%
119 Ford Motor Co $7,091,934 36% 63%
120 MCI Inc $7,066,484 48% 51%
121 American Trucking Assns $6,932,575 31% 68%
122 Prudential Financial $6,870,275 51% 48%
123 Archer Daniels Midland $6,748,793 50% 49%
124 AIG $6,644,212 53% 46%
125 DLA Piper $6,521,342 58% 40%
126 MBNA Corp $6,360,271 19% 80%
127 Bristol-Myers Squibb $6,349,034 22% 77%
128 Merrill Lynch $6,348,283 35% 63%
129 Fannie Mae $5,976,302 51% 48%
130 Enron Corp $5,340,190 29% 70%
131 EMILY's List $5,324,269 95% 0%
132 BP $5,162,045 30% 69%
133 Lehman Brothers $4,879,853 48% 51%
134 Wachovia Corp $4,870,072 26% 72%
135 MGM Resorts International $4,665,379 43% 50%
136 Andersen $4,585,941 38% 61%
137 Vivendi $3,943,123 64% 35%
138 Skadden, Arps et al $3,666,043 74% 25%
139 Bear Stearns $3,381,925 54% 45%
140 Club for Growth $1,549,205 0% 41%

Based on data released by the FEC on April 25, 2011.

10 of the top 15 top donors are labor unions. 9% is the largest amount any one of them gave the GOP.
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Why do I care about 1989? I even used the word "anymore." We're talking about today's economy. Let's have a little bit more relevant information here.
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Why do I care about 1989? I even used the word "anymore." We're talking about today's economy. Let's have a little bit more relevant information here.


3 or the top 5 were unions. Now they're jumping into Occupy Wall St
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