Nice friends you've got there, baggers!So the handsome Scott Brown was buzzing around in his truck, picking up large donations from...
Big banksters reach out to the Tea Party. Do those earnest populists know who their new friends are?In a six-day span just before the US Senate election, Republican Scott Brown collected nearly $450,000 from donors who work at financial companies, a sign the industry is prepared to spend heavily in the upcoming midterm elections to beat back new controls and taxes President Obama wants to impose.
The donations, from hundreds of financial executives, far exceeded what Brown received from doctors and others in the health care industry in the final days of the campaign. While Brown saw donations from all quarters explode in mid-January, as polls showed him closing fast on opponent Martha Coakley, the donations from financial workers coincided with several key developments that would affect their companies. ...
...Martin Gruss, owner of a West Palm Beach, Fla., investment firm, said he gave $2,400 to Brown because he vehemently disagrees with the policies being pursued by Obama and his economic aides. ...Boston Globe
Nearly 80 percent of the money Brown got from financial workers came from outside of Massachusetts, in places with a concentration of financial firms, such as New York City, Greenwich, Conn., Chicago, and San Francisco. In addition to financial giants such as Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, and Morgan Stanley, the donors included executives from hedge funds and private equity firms.
[XE sez: Seems to me that in the good old days, it was said that politicians used to PAY PEOPLE TO VOTE FOR THEM. Now they just get corporations to fork over $$$ to OTHER corporations (TV, radio, newspapers), and somehow people magically vote for them. I say we should bring back the good old days. If Goldman Sachs wants me to vote for some politico, they can send me a nice fat check. Let's skip the middleperson.....]