Evil Koch Brothers Rank 59th in Political Donations, ActBlue 1st

You see it in nearly every democrat party or affiliates email.  You see it at almost every Democrat rally… The Evil Koch Brothers are destroying America with their billions of dollars going to Republican and Libertarian causes.

Problem is,  it’s is just the lefts Saul Alinsky ‘Rules for Radicals’ fundraising tactics  – Demonize your enemy and the ends justify the means.

Open Secrets, a political finance watch dog group, compiled a list that may surprise most Democrats.  Seems the Koch Brothers rank 59th in political giving.

So who are the real evil financiers of Politics?  Well, if you are a Democrat, you can be proud that ActBlue ranks #1 giving $79, 108,392 more than Koch Industries and almost exclusively (99%) goes to Democrats.  Those mean nasty Koch’s give 90% to Republicans (Seems they tithe to Democrat causes.)

Now after you get through the massive list of Unions that give to Democrats we come to that little tiny group called EMILY’s List – Emily’s List is the Pro abortion attacker of all things GOP with emphasis on the War on Woman.  Emily’s list ranks #21 giving almost $13 Million more to Democratic causes than the Koch brothers give in total.

See the List for yourselves.  You will have to scroll through a multitude of Democrat powerhouses before you get to the evil Koch Industries at #59.  Oh, and for you gun haters that talk about the NRA massive money machine… they rank 52nd.

Top All-Time Donors, 1989-2014

LEGEND:
  Republican    Democrat    On the fence



= Between 40% and 59% to both parties
= Leans Dem/Repub (60%-69%)
= Strongly Dem/Repub (70%-89%)
= Solidly Dem/Repub (over 90%)
Note: Percentages may not add up to 100% as money can be given to third party
candidates or outside spending groups and PACs not affiliated with either party.
Rank Organization Total ’89-’12 Dem % Repub % Tilt
1 ActBlue $97,192,340 99% 0%    
2 American Fedn of State, County & Municipal Employees $60,667,379 81% 1%  
3 AT&T Inc $56,449,317 41% 57%
4 National Education Assn $53,594,488 61% 4%
5 National Assn of Realtors $51,207,902 44% 47%
6 Goldman Sachs $44,847,951 53% 44%
7 Intl Brotherhood of Electrical Workers $44,478,789 92% 1%    
8 United Auto Workers $41,667,858 71% 0%  
9 Carpenters & Joiners Union $39,260,371 74% 9%  
10 Service Employees International Union $38,395,690 84% 2%  
11 Laborers Union $37,494,010 85% 7%  
12 American Federation of Teachers $36,713,325 89% 0%  
13 Communications Workers of America $36,188,135 86% 0%  
14 Teamsters Union $36,123,209 88% 5%  
15 JPMorgan Chase & Co $34,527,277 48% 51%
16 United Food & Commercial Workers Union $33,756,550 86% 0%  
17 United Parcel Service $32,214,128 35% 64%
18 Citigroup Inc $32,198,122 48% 50%
19 National Auto Dealers Assn $31,818,910 31% 68%
20 Machinists & Aerospace Workers Union $31,313,097 98% 1%    
21 EMILY’s List $31,267,654 98% 0%    
22 American Bankers Assn $31,135,202 36% 63%
23 AFL-CIO $30,938,977 61% 3%
24 American Medical Assn $29,990,879 40% 59%
25 Microsoft Corp $29,245,015 55% 43%
26 National Beer Wholesalers Assn $28,976,510 35% 64%
27 Blue Cross/Blue Shield $28,491,678 36% 63%
28 General Electric $27,741,628 47% 51%
29 National Assn of Home Builders $27,509,880 34% 65%
30 Lockheed Martin $27,246,173 42% 57%
31 Bank of America $26,822,749 41% 57%
32 National Assn of Letter Carriers $26,106,359 84% 9%  
33 Morgan Stanley $26,074,770 42% 56%
34 Verizon Communications $25,490,499 40% 59%
35 Deloitte LLP $24,979,333 35% 63%
36 Time Warner $24,463,922 72% 25%  
37 Newsweb Corp $24,387,371 41% 0%
38 Credit Union National Assn $24,056,155 47% 51%
39 Plumbers & Pipefitters Union $23,886,248 85% 4%  
40 Altria Group $23,750,298 28% 70%  
41 Ernst & Young $23,114,243 42% 57%
42 Operating Engineers Union $23,036,848 82% 14%  
43 International Assn of Fire Fighters $22,963,260 79% 16%  
44 American Hospital Assn $22,909,326 52% 46%
45 PricewaterhouseCoopers $22,461,596 35% 64%
46 Sheet Metal Workers Union $22,372,978 95% 2%    
47 American Dental Assn $21,791,508 44% 54%
48 Boeing Co $21,502,737 46% 52%
49 UBS AG $21,354,742 40% 58%
50 Comcast Corp $20,603,390 57% 42%
51 AFLAC Inc $19,822,809 43% 56%
52 National Rifle Assn $19,771,191 17% 82%  
53 Pfizer Inc $19,699,869 35% 64%
54 Northrop Grumman $19,633,964 42% 57%
55 Union Pacific Corp $19,617,968 27% 72%  
56 Air Line Pilots Assn $19,538,047 83% 16%  
57 Honeywell International $19,447,557 44% 54%
58 Natl Assn/Insurance & Financial Advisors $19,305,624 41% 58%
59 Koch Industries $18,083,948 8% 90%    

Via – Open Secrets

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  1. Perhaps factually correct, but completely misleading and irrelevant to how campaigns are REALLY financed which is through the non-disclosing PACs and other channels for so-called ‘Dark Money’. That is where the real disparity is to be found. Go to the graph on the following site to see the true distribution–make sure the graph is set to ‘Viewpoint’ and you’ll see numbers that make the figures above seem like chump change. https://www.opensecrets.org/outsidespending/nonprof_summ.php?cycle=All&type=viewpt

  2. The right says its the left that will bring an end to the world and the left claims vice versa. They are both right because moving to the left brings socialism and tipping to the right brings fascism. But isn’t there some truth in the statement that is centrists who want BOTH parties to lose their corporate and special interest funding. I personally do not ascribe to the party system, understanding that both parties are simply opposite sides of the same coin (pun intended). It seems that the assumption taken here is that everyone is on one side or the other, which is certainly not the case.

    “I have already intimated to you the danger of parties in the State, with particular reference to the founding of them on geographical discriminations. Let me now take a more comprehensive view, and warn you in the most solemn manner against the baneful effects of the spirit of party generally.
    This spirit, unfortunately, is inseparable from our nature, having its root in the strongest passions of the human mind. It exists under different shapes in all governments, more or less stifled, controlled, or repressed; but, in those of the popular form, it is seen in its greatest rankness, and is truly their worst enemy.
    The alternate domination of one faction over another, sharpened by the spirit of revenge, natural to party dissension, which in different ages and countries has perpetrated the most horrid enormities, is itself a frightful despotism. But this leads at length to a more formal and permanent despotism. The disorders and miseries which result gradually incline the minds of men to seek security and repose in the absolute power of an individual; and sooner or later the chief of some prevailing faction, more able or more fortunate than his competitors, turns this disposition to the purposes of his own elevation, on the ruins of public liberty.
    Without looking forward to an extremity of this kind (which nevertheless ought not to be entirely out of sight), the common and continual mischiefs of the spirit of party are sufficient to make it the interest and duty of a wise people to discourage and restrain it.” George Washington

  3. These are simply the figures that are disclosed openly. They spend far more with Dark Money groups!!

  4. I just read a separate article about a specific shell corporation Triad to fund elections the Koch Brothers set up to fund elections in the nineties. Out of the over fifty funders listed all were subpoenaed by Congress and all of them failed to show. The Koch brothers have spent an estimated $400 million off the books through legal loopholes that fail to disclose actual donors. I wonder total how much is off the books from rich, greedy donors.

  5. 501(c)(3) orgs, which can receive contributions on which donors can take tax deductions, have been forbidden to engage in substantial political activity since the late ’60s. 501(c)(4) orgs, who can engage in political activities in furtherance of their otherwise exempt purpose, cannot receive tax deductible contributions, so any of their funds will have been fully taxed to the donor and represent no untaxed “loophole”. (c)(4) orgs are simply aggregators of funds for ideological purposes, which may be furthered in some substantial part by political action, and engage in no profit or income producing activity and there is no reason for the tax-collecting arm to probe into their operations other than to discourage their formation and existence.

  6. With all the howling from the left-o-sphere over TEA Party & conservatives groups taking unfair advantage of taxpayers’ funds through loopholes in their 501c(3) or c(4) status, there seems to be no one in the media who can do 45 seconds worth of Google-search nor lift a finger to their keyboards to report the vast amounts of tax-exempt money funneled through union coffers under IRS Subsection 501c(5).

    Don’t overlook the fact that in many states, those unions have the further advantages of forced membership under “Closed Shop” laws, and automatic payroll deductions to help them separate their conscripts from their hard-earned wages for “union dues”…

    Grassroots Davids against enormously powerful Goliaths, who have their backs covered with favorable reports from the MSM at all times.

    http://nccsdataweb.urban (dot) org/PubApps/showOrgsByCategory.php?group=subsection&code=05

    “Our freedom is not for sale, and we reserve the right to defend it from theft.” ~ Doctor Zero, Aug 2009

    “Ask not what your TEA Party can do for you.
    Ask instead what you can do for your TEA Party.”
    ~ DeepWheat

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