Monthly Archives: October, 2009

Bankers, Drug Firms, corporations subsize New Democrat Coalition


This is a list of contributions more than $2,500 to the New Democrat Coalition PAC for the 2008 cycle, courtesy of Open Secrets.org. That’s the Max Baucus, Kent Conrad, Melissa Bean, Rahm Emanuel and friends club. There is a legal $10,000 limit or I’m sure some groups would give far more. Additional money can go to candidates, or from individuals to the PAC or candidates. Briefcases full of money are not usually reported.

Federation of American Hospitals $10,000
National Education Assn $10,000
Mortgage Bankers Assn $10,000
American Health Care Assn $10,000
Credit Union National Assn $10,000
Citigroup Inc $10,000
National Assn of Home Builders $10,000
National Cable & Telecommunications Assn $10,000
Indep Insurance Agents & Brokers/America $10,000
UBS Americas $10,000
Pfizer Inc $10,000
National Assn of Realtors $10,000
AFLAC Inc $10,000
HSBC North America $10,000
Novartis Corp $10,000
Metlife Inc $10,000
Constellation Energy $10,000
Bank of America $10,000
Salt River Valley Water User’s Assn $10,000
BP $10,000
United Parcel Service $10,000
Property Casualty Insurers Assn/America $10,000
Abbott Laboratories $10,000
Occidental Petroleum $10,000
Edison Electric Institute $10,000
Honeywell International $10,000
Merck & Co $10,000
Wal-Mart Stores $10,000
American Insurance Assn $10,000
PricewaterhouseCoopers $10,000
AT&T Inc $10,000
Credit Suisse Securities $10,000
Investment Co Institute $10,000
American Hospital Assn $10,000
Wyeth $10,000
Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance $10,000
Prudential Financial $10,000
International Dairy Foods Assn $10,000
JPMorgan Chase & Co $10,000
Principal Life Insurance $10,000
National Multi Housing Council $10,000
Exelon Corp $10,000
Boeing Co $10,000
American Council of Life Insurers $10,000
New York Life Insurance $10,000
PG&E Corp $10,000
Aetna Inc $10,000
Assurant Inc $10,000
Safeway Inc $10,000
Hewlett-Packard $10,000
Wellpoint Inc $10,000
International Council of Shopping Cntrs $10,000
Microsoft Corp $10,000
Ernst & Young $10,000
Zurich Insurance $10,000
Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp $10,000
Koch Industries $10,000
Comcast Corp $10,000
Invacare Corp $10,000
Amgen Inc $10,000
American Chemistry Council $10,000
AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals $10,000
KPMG LLP $10,000
Home Depot $10,000
Fidelity Investments $10,000
Sanofi-Pasteur Inc $10,000
Natl Assn Real Estate Investment Trusts $10,000
Medtronic Inc $10,000
Trans Union Corp $10,000
Oracle Corp $10,000
American Assn of Orthopaedic Surgeons $10,000
Travelers Companies $10,000
Experian Information Solutions $10,000
Charles Schwab & Co $10,000
Medco Health Solutions $10,000
CVS/Caremark Corp $10,000
AmerisourceBergen Corp $10,000
Freddie Mac $10,000
Grant Thornton LLP $10,000
Embarq Corp $10,000
Boehringer Ingelheim Corp $10,000
Securities Industry & Financial Mkt Assn $10,000
GlaxoSmithKline $8,000
American Assn of Nurse Anesthetists $7,500
Eli Lilly & Co $7,500
Genworth Financial $7,500
Cisco Systems $7,500
Allstate Insurance $7,000
NASDAQ OMX Group $5,500
SAP America $5,000
Dell Inc $5,000
DaVita Inc $5,000
T-Mobile USA $5,000
Verizon Wireless $5,000
Entergy Corp $5,000
Physicians for Women’s Health $5,000
Reed Elsevier Inc $5,000
Premier Inc $5,000
Goldman Sachs $5,000
American Resort Development Assn $5,000
American Academy of Dermatology Assn $5,000
Fannie Mae $5,000
AREVA Group $5,000
American Society/Therapeutic Radiology $5,000
BearingPoint Inc $5,000
American Psychiatric Assn $5,000
Yahoo! Inc $5,000
Badger PAC $5,000
American College of Surgeons Prof Assn $5,000
Mastercard Inc $5,000
American Academy of Family Physicians $5,000
National Assn/Prof Surplus Lines Offices $5,000
Universal American Corp $5,000
Tyco Electronics $5,000
Micron Technology $5,000
Babcock & Wilcox $5,000
American Dental Assn $5,000
Florida Power & Light $5,000
International Paper $5,000
Diageo North America $5,000
Independent Community Bankers of America $5,000
General Electric $5,000
Sunoco Inc $5,000
Intl Brotherhood of Electrical Workers $5,000
Union Pacific Corp $5,000
Johnson & Johnson $5,000
Sempra Energy $5,000
Norfolk Southern $5,000
American Gas Assn $5,000
US Chamber of Commerce $5,000
3M Co $5,000
Federal Express Corp $5,000
Hoffmann-La Roche $5,000
Nationwide $5,000
Chicago Mercantile Exchange $5,000
American Institute of CPAs $5,000
General Dynamics $5,000
America’s Health Insurance Plans $5,000
Progress Energy $5,000
American Osteopathic Assn $5,000
Mutual of Omaha $5,000
URS Corp/Washington $5,000
American International Group $5,000
Target Corp $5,000
American Beverage Assn $5,000
American Academy of Ophthalmology $5,000
Northwestern Mutual Life $5,000
Fleishman-Hillard Inc $5,000
Deloitte & Touche $5,000
Genentech Inc $5,000
Blue Cross & Blue Shield Assn $5,000
National Venture Capital Assn $5,000
Verizon Communications $5,000
Financial Services Roundtable $5,000
CSX Corp $5,000
American College of Emergency Physicians $5,000
Baxter Healthcare $5,000
American Seniors Housing Assn $5,000
Society of Thoracic Surgeons $5,000
Sallie Mae $5,000
Bryan Cave LLP $5,000
Crowley for Congress $5,000
Managed Funds Assn $5,000
Ellen Tauscher for Congress $5,000
Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal $5,000
Eastman Kodak $5,000
Humana Inc $5,000
AmeriPAC: The Fund for a Greater America $5,000
UnitedHealth Group $5,000
Qwest Communications $5,000
Nuclear Energy Institute $5,000
MWH Americas $5,000
New York Mercantile Exchange $5,000
Sun Microsystems $4,000
Universal Music Group $3,000
Holland & Knight $3,000
Nortel Networks $2,717
Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America $2,500
Orbital Sciences Corp $2,500
Advanced Medical Technology Assn $2,500
International Mass Retail Assn $2,500
DTE Energy $2,500
Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Michigan $2,500
US Telecom Assn $2,500
Pharmaceutical Rsrch & Mfrs of America $2,500
Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers $2,500
Fluor Corp $2,500
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg $2,500
American College of Radiology $2,500
Biotechnology Industry Organization $2,500
Boston Scientific Corp $2,500
Visa USA $2,500
Hospira Inc $2,500
Democracy Data $2,500
Cardiology Advocacy Alliance $2,500

Commies buy American Hummer name and may close its Shreveport, Lousiana, factory in 2012

Hummer, the off-road vehicle that once epitomized America’s love for hulking trucks, is now in the hands of a Communist Chinese heavy equipment maker.

General Motors Co. and Sichuan Tengzhong Heavy Industrial Machinery Corp. finally signed the much-anticipated deal to sell the brand today.

Tengzhong will get an 80 percent stake in the company, while Hong Kong investor Suolang Duoji, who indirectly owns a large stake in Tengzhong through an investment company called Sichuan Huatong Investment Holding Co., will get 20 percent. The investors will also get Hummer’s nationwide dealer network.

Hummer’s Shreveport LA plant is set to produce the vehicles through 2011, so the likelihood is closure by the commies in 2012, according to reports. There is no truth to rumors that the brand name will be changed to “Hummel”, as that is already trademarked by a figurine outfit.

Now, I know why we went to war in Iraq

There are about 250,000 American soldiers and U.S. paid contractors still in Iraq, all devoted to the latest effort there “Operation Enduring Misery.”

Meanwhile, the defense industry wants us to hike the forces in Afghanistan to 200,000 soldiers and contractors.

The two colonies have cost us about a trillion dollars in recent years and about 5,000 dead Americans and tens of thousands maimed.

So, it was a surprise to me when I learned that Iraq couldn’t balance its budget this year, and had a shortfall of $7 billion, which is less than one percent of what we have already spent there.

But, instead of raising taxes or asking for a loan from the U.S., the corrupt Maliki stooges have approached the International Monetary Fund (IMF), which said on Saturday (Oct. 3) it was confident about agreeing to issue a budget shortfall loan with Iraq.

“I am confident that we’re working well together and we’ll be able to identify ways to help them,” Masood Ahmed, the IMF’s Middle East director, told reporters in Istanbul during annual meetings of the IMF and the World Bank.

“Exactly how and when is what we need to know,” he added.

The IMF does not loan money without extreme conditions, so look for Iraq to begin to remove nationalization of utilities and resources. I wouldn’t be surprised to see everything turned over to private companies, including the end of free public schools, just as the IMF required in Africa. This is the new world order prescription from the Council on Foreign Relations and their political darlings, the New Democrat Coalition.

Of course, the United States would be criticized for such draconian measures against one of the oil-richest countries in the world, but turning over the country to the IMF does the same thing without onus.

Now, I know why we went to war.

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