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The Sanders Campaign raised over $2.7million today. (Original Post) HerbChestnut Feb 2020 OP
Nice. CentralMass Feb 2020 #1
From who though? ecstatic Feb 2020 #2
150,000 people, apparently. HerbChestnut Feb 2020 #3
Yeah, you have the Right questions... R B Garr Feb 2020 #4
So we're now questioning where his money is coming from? billpolonsky Feb 2020 #7
I gave, as much as some think it is a fault, I think a NHC system, climate change cliffside Feb 2020 #10
Unlike some of the other candidate funding sources Voltaire2 Feb 2020 #16
oh look the guy who rants about the evils of money is raking it in hand over first. nice nt msongs Feb 2020 #5
At a whopping $18 per donation. OMG the horror! HerbChestnut Feb 2020 #8
+1 nt cliffside Feb 2020 #11
+1000 Bumperstickers Feb 2020 #15
This message was self-deleted by its author HerbChestnut Feb 2020 #6
To put this in some perspective lapfog_1 Feb 2020 #9
Being retired, would love an APR of 7% if relatively safe... cliffside Feb 2020 #12
tax free muni bonds are running 3 to 3.5% APR lapfog_1 Feb 2020 #13
Thanks and you make a good point, once someone has acquired enough wealth ... cliffside Feb 2020 #14
 

ecstatic

(32,655 posts)
2. From who though?
Thu Feb 20, 2020, 01:42 AM
Feb 2020

The RNC? Not trying to be funny or rude. I'm genuinely curious about who is making these donations. I can't picture any of the Bernie supporters I know donating money to him.

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HerbChestnut

(3,649 posts)
3. 150,000 people, apparently.
Thu Feb 20, 2020, 01:42 AM
Feb 2020
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Undecided
 

R B Garr

(16,950 posts)
4. Yeah, you have the Right questions...
Thu Feb 20, 2020, 01:44 AM
Feb 2020

Been wondering the same for some time now.

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billpolonsky

(270 posts)
7. So we're now questioning where his money is coming from?
Thu Feb 20, 2020, 01:56 AM
Feb 2020

2.7 million from 150K people is 18 bucks a pop.

Can we ask where the other candidates got their money?

https://www.fec.gov/data/candidates/?election_year=2020&office=P&party=DEM&is_active_candidate=true&has_raised_funds=true
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cliffside

(167 posts)
10. I gave, as much as some think it is a fault, I think a NHC system, climate change
Thu Feb 20, 2020, 02:17 AM
Feb 2020

are all things someone should not waver on? My son, his roommates, my daughter who is a physician, it all adds up, little donations. Guess your Bernie supporters are not really supporters just pretend supporters?

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Voltaire2

(12,972 posts)
16. Unlike some of the other candidate funding sources
Thu Feb 20, 2020, 07:17 AM
Feb 2020

who is donating to the Sanders campaign is in the public records, by law. So bring the evidence. Or admit that you are just making shit up.

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msongs

(67,375 posts)
5. oh look the guy who rants about the evils of money is raking it in hand over first. nice nt
Thu Feb 20, 2020, 01:53 AM
Feb 2020
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

HerbChestnut

(3,649 posts)
8. At a whopping $18 per donation. OMG the horror!
Thu Feb 20, 2020, 01:56 AM
Feb 2020
If I were to vote in a presidential
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lapfog_1

(29,194 posts)
9. To put this in some perspective
Thu Feb 20, 2020, 02:03 AM
Feb 2020

Bloomberg made about $12M today...

but just from interest on his $63B... at an APR of only 7%.

so no matter what anyone thinks of his debate performance, he can stay in as long as he wants.

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cliffside

(167 posts)
12. Being retired, would love an APR of 7% if relatively safe...
Thu Feb 20, 2020, 02:32 AM
Feb 2020

if one has enough money they can take risky investments and balance those with other low risk investments.Ten year treasury rates are about 1.57 %, they have been going down since the high in 1981 when they topped just over 14%. Tax cuts were great for the wealthy, not so much for those trying to live on a fixed income and reduce risk.

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lapfog_1

(29,194 posts)
13. tax free muni bonds are running 3 to 3.5% APR
Thu Feb 20, 2020, 02:46 AM
Feb 2020

but Mike would have access to much more lucrative deals such as short term (days) corporate borrowing bridge loans... that are likely paying 8% (sort of like a payday loan for people, but at much more reasonable APRs).

Not saying Mike is making 7% across his entire investment portfolio (likely as not the bulk of his money is still in stock in Bloomberg, Inc.)... but if he was making a modest return... he would be making IN INTEREST many times what the other candidates make from contributors... and he does this every day, whether he did well in a debate or not.

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cliffside

(167 posts)
14. Thanks and you make a good point, once someone has acquired enough wealth ...
Thu Feb 20, 2020, 03:07 AM
Feb 2020

they can sit back and avail themselves of the best financial planners, move money around with hardly a concern. Equities still have outpaced any bonds, but I hear you about muni bonds. Amy did well, I did not see her shaking as some have said, she is rising and Pete is sinking, JMHO.

If nothing else this will be an interesting few months!

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