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PostPosted: Thu Apr 27, 2017 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Evil "fat cat" money is just as green as anyone else's, right Barry?
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 27, 2017 10:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

citizens united 5 to 4 and the right wing argued and brought the case to the supreme idiots.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2017 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gee no more energy star ratings soon... trump does not like them... he will benefit financially by eliminating them.

http://edition.cnn.com/2017/04/25/politics/donald-trump-energy-star-epa/
Trump's plan to kill Energy Star could benefit his properties
Mulvaney: Not spending money on climate change 01:03
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Trump's properties tend to receive low Energy Star ratings
Energy Star scores come from data building owners provide themselves
(CNN)Energy Star is best known for labels that tell you how much you'll pay on your utility bill if you buy a new refrigerator or television. But it also has ratings for hotels, condominiums and office buildings.


Trump's properties tend to receive low Energy Star ratings. The most recent scores from 2015 reveal that 11 of his 15 skyscrapers in New York, Chicago and San Francisco are less energy efficient than most comparable buildings. On a scale of 1 to 100 for energy efficiency, Manhattan's old Mayfair Hotel, which Trump converted into condos, rated a 1.

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PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2017 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

some of these billionaires make Sorros look poor...

steve jobs wife anti-union...


http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/5/12/1661393/-Billionaires-pour-millions-into-buying-Los-Angeles-school-board-seats-for-the-Betsy-DeVos-agenda

Billionaires pour millions into buying Los Angeles school board seats for the Betsy DeVos agenda



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Billionaires keep trying to buy seats on the Los Angeles school board to promote privatized charter schools in the city just as Betsy DeVos wants to do nationwide. The outside money is pouring in to the races for two critical seats on the board: Netflix co-founder Reed Hastings has given $5 million, two Walmart heirs have given six figures apiece, Gap co-founder Doris Fisher has given more than $1 million, reliable corporate education policy funder Eli Broad has put in six figures.

Interestingly enough, some of these same names popped up as big donors back in 2012 opposing a statewide proposition to fund public education. But sure, they’re giving big money to school board races now out of a sincere concern for the kids.

The targets of all this money are Steve Zimmer, the current school board president, and Imelda Padilla, who is running for an open seat. Zimmer and Padilla are not only backed by the teachers union but have been endorsed by Bernie Sanders and Our Revolution.


http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-edu-outside-spending-school-board-20170510-story.html

Major CCSA Advocates donors since last September include:

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Former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan: $1 million. (Riordan gave another million to a second, allied campaign to defeat Zimmer.)
Conservative GAP co-founder Doris Fisher: $1.05 million
Wal-Mart heir Jim Walton: $500,000
Philanthropist Laurene Powell Jobs (whose late husband, Apple founder Steve Jobs, was assertively anti-union): $250,000
Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg: $200,000
Wal-Mart heir Alice Walton: $200,000

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 04, 2017 10:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

he is the preacher and funder of the trump right wingers... using 501c3 for illegal political donations claiming he is not political. Ya taking donations from the rich. Olin foundation you never hear about, the right spouts oh sorros.. there are ya a handful of rich liberals that donate to political, but there are hundreds of millionaire billionaires that donate to right wing and many make sorros's donations look trivial.




https://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/how-a-shadow-universe-of-charities-joined-with-political-warriors-to-fuel-trumps-rise/2017/06/03/ff5626ac-3a77-11e7-a058-ddbb23c75d82_story.html?utm_term=.e72375c88173

How a ‘shadow’ universe of charities joined with political warriors to fuel Trump’s rise







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The crowd rose to its feet and roared its approval as Sen. Jeff Sessions bounded onto the stage at the Breakers, an exclusive resort in Palm Beach, Fla. Stephen Miller, an aide to the Alabama Republican, handed him a glass trophy honoring his bravery as a lawmaker.

“Heyyyy!” Sessions yelled out to the crowd.

The ceremony that day, in November 2014, turned out to be a harbinger: It brought together an array of hard-right activists and a little-known charity whose ideas would soon move from the fringes of the conservative movement into the heart of the nation’s government.

The man behind the event was David Horowitz, a former ’60s radical who became an intellectual godfather to the far right through his writings and his work at a charity, the David Horowitz Freedom Center. Since its formation in 1988, the Freedom Center has helped cultivate a generation of political warriors seeking to upend the Washington establishment. These warriors include some of the most powerful and influential figures in the Trump administration: Attorney General Sessions, senior policy adviser Miller and White House chief strategist Stephen K. Bannon.

Long before Trump promised to build a wall, ban Muslims and abandon the Paris climate accord, Horowitz used his tax-exempt group to rail against illegal immigrants, the spread of Islam and global warming. Center officials described Hillary Clinton as evil, President Barack Obama as a secret communist and the Democratic Party as a front for enemies of the United States.

The Freedom Center has declared itself a “School for Political Warfare,” and it is part of a loose nationwide network of like-minded charities linked together by ideology, personalities, conservative funders and websites, including the for-profit Breitbart News.

Horowitz’s story shows how charities have become essential to modern political campaigns, amid lax enforcement of the federal limits on their involvement in politics, while taking advantage of millions of dollars in what amount to taxpayer subsidies.

In interviews with The Washington Post, Horowitz, 78, acknowledged the Freedom Center’s partisan mission and said its aim is to protect “traditional American values” against adversaries on the left, who operate their own network of charities. “This is a shadow political universe,” he said.



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The IRS prohibits charities from directly or indirectly participating in political campaigns, for or against candidates.

In an essay he published online in response to The Post’s questions after refusing further interviews, Horowitz wrote the center “does not engage in political activities in the narrow sense used in the I.R.S. code.”


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Charities have been around since the nation’s beginning, as citizens sought to help schools, churches and the poor. Decades ago, Congress created a special section of the IRS code to define and regulate charities, which are known as 501(c)(3) groups under the code. They have a special allure for donors: They can deduct contributions from their taxes.


IRS rules give charities wide latitude, but they may not devote a “substantial part” of their resources or activities to lobbying or “carrying on propaganda.” And they “are absolutely prohibited from directly or indirectly participating in, or intervening in, any political campaign on behalf of (or in opposition to) any candidate for elective public office,” according to the IRS.


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From the start, Horowitz was supported by contributions from stalwart conservative groups, including the John M. Olin Foundation and the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, along with donations from the wealthy Scaife family of Pittsburgh.


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The origin of Stephen Miller
After the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, Horowitz and his center argued that liberals had been too tolerant of radical Islam and illegal immigration.

Open to that message was Stephen Miller, a 16-year-old high school student in Santa Monica, Calif. In the fall of 2001, Miller asked Horowitz for help in disputes with administrators at his school. Miller complained his teachers and classmates were insufficiently patriotic and refused to say the Pledge of Allegiance.

Horowitz’s charity launched a group called Students for Academic Freedom, framing it as a counterweight to the dominance of the left in high schools and on college campuses. Miller formed a chapter and sought permission from school officials to invite Horowitz to the school to speak. When administrators delayed, Miller and Horowitz accused them of stifling free speech.


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By 2006, Horowitz’s charity, now operating as the David Horowitz Freedom Center, was staging events, publishing books and pamphlets, and operating a website devoted to “news on the war at home and abroad” against the left.

That same year, Horowitz wrote “The Shadow Party: How George Soros, Hillary Clinton, and Sixties Radicals Seized Control of the Democratic Party.” He and a co-writer argued that Soros, a hedge fund billionaire, was a “political manipulator” who financed a vast movement on the left, with help from charities and other nonprofit groups.

The Freedom Center stepped up its anti-Islamic rhetoric, sponsoring an “Islamofascism Awareness Week” on college campuses. Horowitz accused U.S. college campuses of fostering “Jew hatred” and supporting Islamist militant terror.

It also formed an alliance with another charity called Jihad Watch, which would become a leading voice in calling for restrictions on Muslim immigrants.


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Caddell said Bannon arranged for a private briefing the next day, to include Robert and Rebekah Mercer, a hedge fund billionaire and his daughter.

For two years, Bannon had worked with the Mercers, who invested millions in Breitbart News. The family also helped Bannon launch a Florida-based charity called the Government Accountability Institute, which describes itself as a nonpartisan investigative organization.


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As the presidential campaign heated up, Horowitz’s group and the conservative network shifted into high gear.

“Hillary Clinton May Go to Prison,” said a Breitbart headline in August 2015, when Bannon was still its chief.

That same month, Frontpagemag.com ran stories titled “Hillary Under Siege” and “The Last Days of Hillary.”

Peter Schweizer, president of the Government Accountability Institute, Bannon’s charity, published “Clinton Cash,” a searing critique of Bill and Hillary Clinton’s foundation and personal enrichment. Schweizer worked with Bannon as an editor at large at Breitbart, and the two men were preparing to make a documentary based on the book.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

funny another right wing billionaire you do not hear about.
all you hear about is Sorros as the right wing claim victimness.....

Well this right wing billionaire has cut and run because of Trump and how aweful trump is.


https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/7/20/1682489/-Republican-billionaire-megadonor-says-no-more-money-for-GOP-because-Trump-s-an-abortion-of-a-human

Republican billionaire megadonor says no more money for GOP because Trump's an 'abortion of a human'

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Here’s a heartwarming story about a little billionaire engine that could. Politico is reporting that billionaire GOP donor Mike Fernandez is so unhappy with how the Republican Party is acting these days that he is finished giving money until they get their act together.

“All the Republicans who hide behind the flag and hide behind the church, they don’t have the f------ balls to do what it takes,” Fernandez told POLITICO Florida in a telephone interview on Thursday.

Fernandez, a Miami-area resident, has long been a political rainmaker and donor, spending $3.5 million in ads against Trump in 2016 alone. He has, however, grown disenchanted with the direction of political leaders at both the state and federal level. He left the GOP due to Trump.
I can’t blame him for being angry. But, Mr. Fernandez, how do you really feel?

He called Trump an “abortion of a human being,” and hammered the New York developer in the harshest terms possible.

“If I was the doctor and knew what that baby would do, I’d have made sure it never would have seen the light of day,” he said of the president.
He also said that Florida’s Gov. Rick Scott “is emotionless” and only cares about “self-advancement.” Listen, being a billionaire already makes you a pretty suspect human being. Being a Republican billionaire donor normally makes you one of the heads of the Republican Party. Being against Donald Trump and Rick Scott means you are not entirely insane.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Follow THIS money issue: The left is increasingly clamoring to have their student loans simply tossed out. I guess next will be mortgages, car payments, rent payments (that almost cost a tenant of mine his security clearance decades ago), child support, health care costs, and ultimately any and all financial obligations. These idiots don't realize that "THEY" ... those faceless people expected to step up and pay off these idiots' obligations ... INCLUDES these idiots.

Fugging idiots.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

isobars wrote:
Follow THIS money issue: The left is increasingly clamoring to have their student loans simply tossed out. I guess next will be mortgages, car payments, rent payments (that almost cost a tenant of mine his security clearance decades ago), child support, health care costs, and ultimately any and all financial obligations. These idiots don't realize that "THEY" ... those faceless people expected to step up and pay off these idiots' obligations ... INCLUDES these idiots.

Fugging idiots.


Yawhen people break laws and claim they are universities when they are fake universities they should have to pay for that fraud.

Was trump University breaking the law and including making false claims?

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 11:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

isobars wrote:
Follow THIS money issue: The left is increasingly clamoring to have their student loans simply tossed out. I guess next will be mortgages, car payments, rent payments (that almost cost a tenant of mine his security clearance decades ago), child support, health care costs, and ultimately any and all financial obligations. These idiots don't realize that "THEY" ... those faceless people expected to step up and pay off these idiots' obligations ... INCLUDES these idiots.

Fugging idiots.


Shh, 2 plus 2 doesn't add up to them.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/8/5/1687135/-Move-over-Koch-Brothers-there-s-a-New-Billionaire-in-Town



Move over Koch Brothers, there's a New Billionaire in Town
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If you dislike the Koch Brothers — well you’re just going to LOVE this Bilkenaire …

Move over Charles and David, there’s a new kid in town …

The Reclusive Hedge-Fund Tycoon Behind the Trump Presidency

How Robert Mercer exploited America’s populist insurgency.

by Jane Mayer, The New Yorker — Mar 27, 2017


http://www.stirjournal.com/2016/04/01/i-know-why-poor-whites-chant-trump-trump-trump/

I Know Why Poor Whites Chant Trump, Trump, Trump

Apr 1, 2016By Jonna Ivin

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