Occupy Protestors Approach Capitol Hill on The Heels of The Banks

Occupy Protesters took to Capitol Hill in an effort to protest the relationship between businesses and politicians today. With that at the forefront I wanted to see just what financial institutions were making contributions to the Romney and Obama presidential campaigns.

Money, money, money

Buy a US politician today!

For Obama, Goldman Sachs is in second place with $1,013,091. We also see JPMorgan Chase & Co donating $808,799, Citigroup Inc donating $736,771, UBS AG donating $532,674, and Morgan Stanley donating $512,232. Now let’s take a look at the laundry list of these financial institutions.

BAILED OUT:

Goldman Sachs received $10,000,000,000 in tax payer bailout funds, not to mention the there was an SEC investigation for fraud.

JPMorgan Chase & Co received $25,000,000,000 in tax payer bailout funds

Citigroup Inc received $25,000,000,000 in tax payer bailout funds

Morgan Stanley received $10,000,000,000 in tax payer bailout funds

I see a LOT of bailout money here. So, when push came to shove and these banks NEEDED the money of the hard working taxpaying American’s they got it, no questions asked. Now I guess it’s time for payback right?

Looking at Mitt (Mittens) Romney’s list we have a whole lot of the same. Goldman Sachs comes in first with a donation of $367,200; I guess they don’t like him quite as much as Obama. Credit Suisse is in second place with a donation of $203,750 followed by Morgan Stanley donating $199,800, HIG Capital donating $186,500, Barclays donating $157,750, Bank of America donating $126,500, JPMorgan Chase & Co donating $112,250, Bain Capital donating $74,500, UBS AG donating $73,750, Wells Fargo donating $61,500, Blackstone Group donating $59,800, and Citigroup donating $57,050.

I see even MORE financial institutions on Mittens list than I do Obama’s! That’s a whole lot of money coming from sources that have a lot more to gain than we even realize. So let’s see who on this list got bailed out, shall we?

BAILED OUT:

Goldman Sachs received $10,000,000,000 in tax payer bailout funds, not to mention the there was an SEC investigation for fraud.

Morgan Stanley received $10,000,000,000 in tax payer bailout funds

Bank of America received $10,000,000,000 in tax payer bailout funds

JPMorgan Chase & Co received $25,000,000,000 in tax payer bailout funds

Wells Fargo received $25,000,000,000 in tax payer bailout funds

Citigroup Inc received $25,000,000,000 in tax payer bailout funds

So on both lists we see bank after bank which used their political pull to secure funding from the taxpayers. In my opinion, banks and financial institutions (investment firms and what-not) should NOT be allowed to make any donations to political campaigns, period. We’re seeing dirt here folks, and lots of it! More dirty money in the pockets of our politicians.

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