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[–] SumerBreeze 6 points 35 points (+41|-6) ago  (edited ago)

Very misleading - considering that the Koch brothers are, well, two people, while this article lists the top of the list as Act Blue, a website apparently where millions of people are able to donate a few here and there. The others are unions (AFSCME at the top) which are masses of people represented by one company - but I guess companies are people now, so whatever; the article is technically right.


[–] onlyrealfood4me 4 points 9 points (+13|-4) ago 

I was thinking the exact same thing. 2 individuals personal agendas vs millions with the Unions and Act Blue.


[–] Broc_Lia 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Millions of involuntary donors.


[–] JJEvil 3 points 8 points (+11|-3) ago  (edited ago)

Also, they use their money to form super PACs. While their individual influence may amount to tens of millions of dollars, it's used to pool the resources of a hand full of billionaires, amounting to combined contributions in the hundreds of millions of dollars. This article is a white wash.


[–] respondwithdata 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I think the term you're looking for is "partisan bullshit".


[–] FriedrichNietzsche 2 points -1 points (+1|-2) ago 

That won't stop idiots from repeating these "facts" ad nauseum


[–] jamesed 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

The only problem is that it is not the union members who give the money but the Union bosses. As a Union Member you have NO CHOICE about who you give to or how much. You are assessed so much money for political action which the Union bosses determine who they will give to. This Unions only collect money from their members to support Politics for the union members is just a TON OF BULL SHIT. IF YOU BELIEVE THAT YOU ARE EITHER A UNION SHILL OF A TOTAL FUCKING MORON WHO SHOULD BE BARRED FROM VOTING.


[–] SumerBreeze 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

This is an excellent point; I wonder to what extent unions treat their people like complete morons and use up all of their "piggy bank" money to support the wrong candidate.


[–] Vvswiftvv17 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Yes, but of those millions not all of them are giving willingly. I've been hearing stories of employees being told in so many words they have to donate to (insert Union canadate of choice) or else.