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Thu Feb 14, 2013, 11:19 PM

Big Corporations Put Up Seed Funding for Republican Dark Money Group

Source: ProPublica

Some of the nation’s biggest corporations donated more than a million dollars to launch a Republican nonprofit that went on to play a key role in recent political fights.

Like the nonprofit groups that poured money into last year’s elections, the decade-old State Government Leadership Foundation has been able to keep the identities of its funders secret. Until now.

A records request by ProPublica to the IRS turned up a list of the original funders of the group: Exxon, Pfizer, Time Warner, and other corporations put up at least 85 percent of the $1.3 million the foundation raised in the first year and a half of its existence, starting in 2003.

The donor list is stamped “not for public disclosure,” and was submitted to the IRS as part of the foundation’s application for recognition of tax-exempt status. If approved, such applications are public records.


Read more: http://www.propublica.org/article/big-corporations-put-up-seed-money-for-republican-nonprofit



Despite all the recent re-branding efforts of the Republican party, the fact of the matter is that it is still the same old Republican party with multinationals and billionaires pulling the strings from the shadows.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 09:05 AM

1. Lets all send a copy of this article to the IRS and demand they revoke tax exempt status!

Besides attack ads, everyone of its members has access to House and Senate members ALL OF THE TIME!!!

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Fri Feb 15, 2013, 09:26 AM

2. I was able to send to my Representative

Yes, these lobbying groups are part of the corporate business plan. No way should they qualify as charitable organizations.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 04:56 PM

3. As they brainwash their loyal sheeple. Poor things.

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Thu Feb 21, 2013, 08:46 PM

4. K&R thanks Tom

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