Fri Feb 15, 2013, 06:03 PM
DonViejo (12,656 posts)
Liberal Support For Chris Christie Frustrates Democrats
Fundraisers in Beverly Hills and Silicon Valley, and a fan-base that includes Mark Zuckerberg. A “huge gulf” between Christie's popularity and record, says Henne.
posted on February 15, 2013 at 4:06pm EST
Chris Christie well-publicized three-day campaign swing this week through the liberal heartland of California left Democrats back east exasperated, and even confused, by the Republican governor's popularity with the Hollywood and Silicon Valley crowds.
Christie's trip took him from Beverly Hills to La Jolla and Santa Barbara, and ended with a private event at the home of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.
"When we he heard that Mark Zuckerberg would be holding his first-ever political fundraiser for Chris Christie, we were just shocked," said Beck Bond, political director for progressive group CREDO, who helped stage a 50-person protest outside the social media giant's Palo Alto home.
"He was making a very public statement by raising money for the guy who's well known for his conservative record," said Bond. "These are people who you'd think would not want to be associated with the war on women, and supporting Chris Christie is supporting that war on women."
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|Lucky Luciano||Feb 2013||#9|
Response to monmouth3 (Reply #2)
Sat Feb 16, 2013, 08:34 AM
Lucky Luciano (5,731 posts)
9. Zuckerburg sold $1.6B in FB stock in the IPO
...specifically to pay taxes. Also, he has not realized his billions for the most part because it is all FB stock. I think the part he had to pay taxes on was from stock options converting to actual stock - which is a taxable event.
The company itself may have done a good job of dodging taxes though on their roughly $1.1B in profits.