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originalpckelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-15-07 07:37 PM
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Questionable donations to Hillary Clinton's 2006 Senate campaign:
Edited on Sun Jul-15-07 08:37 PM by originalpckelly
Major pharmaceutical, health insurance, health supply companies, and pro-for profit health PACs:
AETNA INC.
AFLAC INC.
ASSURANT (I also missed this company)
BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB COMPANY EMPLOYEE POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE
CIGNA CORPORATION POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE
CVS/CAREMARK CORPORATION EMPLOYEES PAC
HEALTH NET INCORPORATED
HUMANA INC.
JOHNSON & JOHNSON
MEDCO HEALTH SOLUTIONS INC (This is a spin off of Merck, it manages Medicare drug plans, it is for-profit)
MEDTRONIC INC.
PFIZER INC.
QUEST DIAGNOSTICS INCORPORATED
RITE AID CORPORATION
SIEMENS CORPORATION (through it's medical equipment business)
UNITEDHEALTH GROUP INCORPORATED
WYETH (I missed them the first time around.)

These are all in caps, because the names are copied directed from the Federal Elections Commission donation database.

Major finance companies:
AIM MANAGEMENT GROUP INC
AMERICAN EXPRESS COMPANY
AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL GROUP (Better known as AIG) INC
BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION
CHICAGO BOARD OF OPTIONS EXCHANGE INC
CITIGROUP INC.
E*TRADE FINANCIAL CORPORATION
ERNST & YOUNG
GENWORTH FINANCIAL INC (This company is a spin-off of GE's financial services division.)
GOLDMAN SACHS GROUP INC.
HARTFORD FINANCIAL SERVICES GROUP INC
HSBC NORTH AMERICA (Missed 1st time through)
JPMORGAN CHASE & CO.
LIBERTY MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY
METLIFE INC. (Went public in 2000)
MERRILL LYNCH & CO.
MORGAN STANLEY
NEW CENTURY FINANCIAL CORPORATION
NASDAQ STOCK MARKET INC
OPPENHEIMERFUNDS INC
PRINCIPAL LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY
PRUDENTIAL FINANCIAL INC. (They went public a couple years ago)
SEARS HOLDINGS CORPORATION (Sears, while a retailer, makes most of it's money off of it's financial company. They have notoriously high credit card interest rates, and highly anti-customer policies.)
SIEMENS CORPORATION (Through its finance business)
WASHINGTON MUTUAL (Is not a mutual company, went public in 1983, retained name for recognition.)


Major defense contractors:
BAE SYSTEMS INC.
BECHTEL
BOEING (Missed the first time through the list)
EDO CORPORATION (Missed 1st time through list)
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
GENERAL ATOMICS(The prior two companies have multiple business sectors, and will appear later in other categories)
ITT INDUSTRIES
LOCKHEED MARTIN
RAYTHEON COMPANY

Major telecommunications and media companies
AT&T CORP (This company has participated in egregious violations of the 4th amendment for the NSA spying program, both warrantless wiretapping and the installation of surveillance systems on its internet systems)
BELLSOUTH (Missed them first time around)
CABLEVISION SYSTEMS CORPORATION
CLEAR CHANNEL COMMUNICATIONS INC
COMCAST CORP.
CTIA - THE WIRELESS ASSOCIATION POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY (Senator Clinton recently took part in a Presidential debate hosted by MSNBC, a company owned by General Electric)
L-3 COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION
QUALCOMM INCORPORATED
SPRINT NEXTEL CORPORATION
T-MOBILE USA INC.
TIME WARNER (Senator Clinton recently took part in a Presidential debate hosted by CNN, a company owned by Time Warner)
VERIZON COMMUNICATION INC (This company has participated in egregious violations of the 4th Amendment for the NSA spying program, phone records database)
VIACOM (I missed them too, what am I smoking to have missed these companies!? :-))
WALT DISNEY

Major energy sector companies
CSX Corporation (via it's coal trains and gas pipelines)
Duke Energy Corporation
EXXON MOBIL CORPORATION
GENERAL ATOMICS (Nuclear reactors)
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY (Generators of all kinds, engines, and nuclear reactors)
PETROLEUM MARKETERS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA
SEMPRA ENERGY (Involved in the California energy crisis of years back, had to pay settlement)
SIEMENS CORPORATION (Through its power generation business)

Non-petrol chemical companies
DUPONT
EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY
PRAXAIR INC

And very importantly, a private school company (privatizes public education systems):
EDISON SCHOOLS INC

And WAL-MART! (I missed that the first time through the list as well.)

And MICROSOFT CORPORATION! :puke:

Source:
http://query.nictusa.com/cgi-bin/can_give/S0NY00188

These are only donations for the 2006 Senate campaign, there may be others in her 2000 campaign, but this is the most recent so as to gage her support for these companies. (Or at least the willing
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BobRossi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-15-07 07:43 PM
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1. Questionable?
More like obvious.
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illinoisprogressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-15-07 07:48 PM
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2. I just knew NBC was Hillary promoting. So obvious.
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originalpckelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-15-07 07:55 PM
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5. I wouldn't go so far, I haven't researched either of the other two first.
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-15-07 07:49 PM
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3. And as soon as I know that the other top-tiers don't have similar backing....
... That'll be meaningful to me.
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originalpckelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-15-07 07:54 PM
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4. I intend to investigate them as well.
I'm only going to take time to investigate Barack Obama and John Edwards, the top tiers, and not anyone else. I just don't want to waste time on folks who probably won't win.
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originalpckelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-15-07 08:40 PM
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15. Really, I think it would be even worse if I find they're corporate schills too.
I think this bad all by itself, it doesn't need comparison, but I'm going to do it anyway.

Now that I've finally finished re-checking the list for questionable donations, I'm going to go to Barak Obama.
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-15-07 08:57 PM
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16. For my part, I was more wondering whether this was a standard Clinton-bashing post...
Edited on Sun Jul-15-07 08:58 PM by BlooInBloo
... whether intended or not. Line of thought is as follows:

If the others have similar backing, then the posting of JUST hers is just Clinton-bashing (either by the linked source or the OP).

If not, highlighting it is fair game.


EDIT: Also, if "corporate shill" to you simply means "has accepted money from corporations", then you may as well stop investigating now.
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originalpckelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-15-07 09:03 PM
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17. Obama's got a ton of corporate donations, I'll post his list soon...
just had a power failure though, so I'm going to have to start all over again. I had 30% of the damn list done, then kaput power. I'm going to be working in a word processor instead of type it in a DU post so I can save it! :rofl:
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-15-07 09:10 PM
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18. Fucking HATE that! :(
Edited on Sun Jul-15-07 09:25 PM by BlooInBloo
EDIT: "that" = losing all of one's work.
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Common Sense Party Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 01:05 AM
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21. Does Kucinich have corporate donations? Why not, I wonder? n/t
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originalpckelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-15-07 07:57 PM
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6. These aren't even all the big companies, but the reason I posted them...
is that I thought these were the most questionable. If you're interested in seeing other companies check out the source.

Now, I'm off to investigate Barack Obama.
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papau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-15-07 08:28 PM
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13. Questionable?- we always paid funds to both GOP and Dem-all companies do-it's just the GOP gets more
Edited on Sun Jul-15-07 08:28 PM by papau
By the way - it appears there are some data entry problem at the FEC -

It says "Contributions are taken from the reports of those committees giving contributions" and then shows GOP committees like right to life that in 1999 gave money for ads to dump on Hillary then in 2000 and her election. (the GOP committee did identify the money as used for Clinton GOTV - but that is not quite what they meant!) - rather funny!

But of course most of the site is her filings - and the companies you list are indeed in those filings

Until we get Federal Financing of Federal elections - banning all other contributions - that is the system.
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originalpckelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-15-07 08:30 PM
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14. Those are committees that opposed her, look further down the list.
As for the corporatist BS, I know it's been practice, but I want people to be aware of it.
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Tierra_y_Libertad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-15-07 08:02 PM
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7. Someone remind me again.....we're a "democracy", right?
"..a government of the people, by the people, for the people.."?

A pleasant fantasy still thought to be the case by some.

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originalpckelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-15-07 08:18 PM
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8. There are donations from demcoratic/progressive causes
But I've found they're completely outweighed by these corporate donations, just look at the list yourself.

I had to stop other stuff, and I'm now going through the list again, I found I missed a number of companies the first time around.
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John Q. Citizen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-15-07 08:20 PM
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9. No, we are an Empire. The moneid class choses our candidates for us
The monied class chooses our voting scheme for us

The monied class runs near everything.
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originalpckelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-15-07 08:26 PM
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12. Yep.
Edited on Sun Jul-15-07 08:27 PM by originalpckelly
You've got it.

I'm going to finish with Hillary soon, and I won't be surprised if the other two front runners on our side are really on the side of big corporations.
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John Q. Citizen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-15-07 09:17 PM
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19. They are. Look at their statements on Iran. Look at their votes on the big stuff
like The Patriot Act. Iraq. Military funding. The military commisions act. Iran. Telecommunications.

Some may and will vary but never when it makes a difference to the outcome.
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OHdem10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-15-07 08:20 PM
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10. Could it be that this list is really what makes the Media
talk about Hillary's inevitablity???
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originalpckelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-15-07 08:22 PM
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11. Well, at least on MSNBC, NBC, CNBC, CNN, Time Magazine, CBS, ABC...
and remember even Rupert Murdick held a fundraiser for her.
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Just-plain-Kathy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 12:52 AM
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20. NO MORE CLINTONS...NO MORE BUSHES!
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Ethelk2044 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 06:57 PM
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22. Wow. Just Wow
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