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Idealism Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-12-08 08:42 PM
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126. Heres a way to shut that freeper up
Automakers fail to cash in on big GOP donations

By standing in the way of an auto industry bailout, GOP senators appear to have bitten the hand that fed them.

Over the last decade, General Motors has given $1.50 to Republican candidates for every $1 it has given to Democrats. That same pattern has been followed by Chrysler and Ford, which year after year have favored the right side of the aisle, sometimes by more than a 3-to-1 ratio in dollar terms.

Since 1990, the auto industry as a whole -- including suppliers, dealers and manufacturers -- has cut $100 million in checks to Republicans, compared with just $34 million to Democrats.

On Thursday night, the carmakers discovered just how little loyalty that investment strategy had bought them.


Theres about two pages worth of writting by the LA Times there, worth the read.
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