13 December 2011

Right-Wing Hand-Basket

About 27,000 people (or 1/100th of one percent of the US population) spent more than $10,000 to influence elections during the 2010 election cycle.

I invite you to peruse the ten most influential Daddy Warbucks in 2010 and consider their political axes (from The Who's Who of Top Political Donors):
  1. Bob Perry. CEO of Perry Homes. Hater. Right-wing ninny.
  2. Wayne Hughes. Owner and chairman of Public Storage, Inc. Hater. Right-wing ninny.
  3. Fred Eshelman. CEO of Pharmaceutical Product Development. Hater. Right-wing ninny.
  4. Robert Rowling. CEO and Chairman of TRT Holdings. Hater. Right-wing ninny.
  5. Donald Sussman. Chairman of the holding company Paloma Partners. Moderate. Tax dodger.
  6. John Ricketts. Founder and board member of TD Ameritrade. Hater. Right-wing ninny.
  7. Jerry Perenchio. CEO of the investment firm Chartwell Partners. Hater. Right-wing ninny.
  8. Trevor Rees-Jones. President of Chief Oil & Gas. Hater. Right-wing ninny.
  9. Rachel Hunter. Treasurer for the organization Media Matters and an heir to the Hyatt Hotels fortune. Democrat. Moderate.
  10. John Childs. Board of Directors for Club for Growth. Hater. Right-wing ninny.
Is it any wonder that the US is going to hell in a right-wing hand-basket?
Kudos to the Sunlight Foundation for shining light on the special interest machinery turning the US into a people-hating Corporatocracy of haves and have-nots.

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