superpacdonations2011

Got a million bucks lying around? How about 100 grand? If so, you’re in good company…of the 714 super PAC donors in 2011, who gave an average of $88,000 to the nine biggest non-campaign organizations supporting (or, in many cases, opposing) candidates for president in 2012. With total outside spending on elections now in excess of $100 million and super PACs outspending the official campaigns by as much as 2:1, these 714 donors (who are mostly rich individuals) have already had a major impact on the election this year. What kind of influence do you think they’ll wield in the next administration?

 

 

 

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  • CatKinNY

    Oh, yeah, Superpacs are a bipartisan problem! The Democrats have just as many wealthy donors as the GOP! If you’re not rich, and you vote Republican, you’re a freaking moron.

  • OhioGranny

    I was disappointed when President Obama asked his supporters to donate to Super PACS. I wrote him the following letter:

    Dear President Obama:

    The 2008 election was a proud day in America. You are a president we can be proud of . . . but I find that I am disappointed in your recent request for your supporters to donate to Super PACS.

    I will never donate to a Super PAC. This new false contruct–this aberration–is a detriment to and a corruption of the process and sanctity of democracy, as created in the dangerous and unConsitutional Supreme Court decision, Citizen’s United, to grant corporations powers above the rights of living, breathing humans, an unlimited and less honest, reach into the process meant by our founders exclusively for real humans.

    I refuse to give one single dollar to this foul entity. I refuse in the names of my children and grandchildren. I refuse in the name of democracy. I refuse in the name of the United States of America–the country that made me proud that November day in 2008.

    Please, I urge all citizens to write the president and tell him that, we the 99 percent, refuse to support Super PACS.

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