THE VENTURE CAPITAL INVESTIGATION

How A Small Number of Corporate Executives Run Most of Washington

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Giving corporations more power to buy politicians of their choice

“For too long,” wailed the senator in a heart-tugging cry for justice, “some in this country have been deprived of full participation in the political process.

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How Corporations Buy Access to Power | Alternet

Jun 29, 2011 … How Corporations Buy Access to Power … They also can offer politicians lucrative six or seven figure jobs should they ever fail to win reelection …

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If everybody here hates corporations buying politicians, why don’t …

I’m with you but some people simply need things. They have kids that need food and clothes, elderly parents who need medication, etc. The far easier …

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How Corporations Influence the Government

The first political campaign involving a large amount of corporate contributions was that of …. What everyone does agree on is that they are buying access. If you  …

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Does Corporate Money Lead to Political Corruption? – NYTimes.com

Jan 23, 2010 … It makes sense to suppose that big money poured into politics perverts … corporations to buy campaign commercials is a threat to democracy; …

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The 10 Biggest Corporate Campaign Contributors in U.S. Politics …

Oct 13, 2010… for Responsive Politics, we’ve combined a list of the top ten corporate … companies that give America the best elections that money can buy, …

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Politicians – Owned and Operated by Corporate America

Buy Direct (save 50%) … But in the American political system, we call it freedom of speech. We don’t … Politicians – Owned and Operated by Corporate America.

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CISPA – Corporations Buy Politicians and Your Privacy – YouTube

Apr 23, 2013 … “activists and Internet users protesting the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act — a cybersecurity bill that passed the House of …

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Politicians Aren’t Just Bought by Corporations | United Republic

Dec 15, 2011 … As the 2012 GOP contenders head into primary-season crunch time, 51 sitting members of Congress so far have already endorsed on-and-off …

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Wolf-PAC.com: Proposal to prevent corporations buying politicians

Nov 9, 2011 … In October, Cenk Uygur, King of the Young Turks, announced the launch of Wolf- PAK during Occupy Wall Street protests. Wolf-PAK is a political …

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MF Blog: An explanation of where and how corporate execs and …

Nov 17, 2013 … Corporations buy liberal politicians to ensure they limit if not neuter their vision. It helps explain why the Republicans have been the party of …

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‘Citizens United’ and the Corporate Court | The Nation

Sep 13, 2012 … Giving corporations the inalienable right to buy elections. … the nation’s entire political process toward the views of moneyed corporate power.

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Do Foreign Gifts Buy Corporate Political Action? – Department of …

particular type of measurable corporate political action: contributions to congressional campaigns. The analysis follows the money from the original oil shipment …

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How Corporate Politics Bought the Rio Earth Summit – and our …

Jul 17, 2012 … Big business and industry control the political process and policy decisions at every level. But what happens when what is politically feasible …

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Pigs at the Trough: How Corporate Greed and Political Corruption …

Pigs at the Trough: How Corporate Greed and Political Corruption Are Undermining America [Arianna Huffington] … Buy New OOOOOO OOOO OOOOO $11.19.

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CISPA – Corporations Buy Politicians and Your Privacy | SCML …

Apr 23, 2013 … Activists and Internet users protesting the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act — a cybersecurity bill that passed the House of …

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Politicians: corporate courtesans – RenewAmerica

Jun 4, 2008 … View another example of how corporations buy political influence. Through the largest corporation-benefiting tax cuts in Texas history, …

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How to Overthrow Corporate Rule in 5 Not-so-easy Steps

Privatized systems mean that corporations get to profit from providing important social services … What should I buy? … Researching Your Politicians (info on who is funding your politicians plus resources on corporate control of elections).

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Corporations under pressure on political spending – USATODAY.com

Apr 13, 2012 … The clamor about corporate political activity has grown louder as outside …. MILLIONS to buy access to the highest levels of political office.

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Our Hidden History of Corporations in the United States

Corporations could not make any political or charitable contributions nor …. Consider buying a corporate logo flag (The American flag with corporate logos in  …

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Supreme Court: Corporations Can Buy Judges Washington’s Blog

Sep 9, 2010 … Supreme Court: Corporations Can Buy Judges … recent Supreme Court decision said that corporations can give unlimited funds to politicians.

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Supreme Court Gives Corporations, Unions Power to Spend …

Jan 21, 2010 … Corporations, trade associations, unions and nonprofit groups still aren’t … free from ‘influence-buying’ corruption and the economic and political interests of … ” The government may regulate corporate political speech through …

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Never Mind Super PACs: How Big Business Is Buying the Election …

Aug 29, 2012 … Never Mind Super PACs: How Big Business Is Buying the Election … US and foreign corporations can secretly spend millions on political …

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ALEC Exposed

Through the corporate-funded American Legislative Exchange Council, global corporations and state politicians vote behind closed doors to try to rewrite state …

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By: California’s Proposition 32 would still allow corporations to buy

Aug 8, 2012 … On the surface level, California’s Proposition 32, variously known as the “ Paycheck Protection Initiative” or “Special Exemptions Act,” would ban …

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Targeting corporate political donations | Star Tribune

Jan 23, 2013 … Having failed to kill political giving policies at two of Minnesota’s biggest … publicly traded corporate giants, including 3M, Best Buy, Pentair Inc., …

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10 Ways to Stop Corporate Dominance of Politics | Common Dreams

Jan 26, 2010 … The recent Supreme Court decision to allow unlimited corporate spending in politics just may be the straw that breaks the plutocracy’s back.

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Money in Politics | StampStampede

But the big thing is “You buy ’em, you own ’em.” Right now elections are paid for by corporations and the super rich. And politicians do what the people who paid …

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The best influence money can buy – the 10 Worst Corporate Lobbyists

Jan 1, 2011 … The best influence money can buy – the 10 Worst Corporate Lobbyists. Issue 439. Getting politicians to bend policy to your company’s will is a …

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10 Big Companies That Pay No Taxes (and Their Favorite Politicians)

Apr 13, 2012 … Between 2008 and 2011, 26 major American corporations paid no net … Here’s a look at the 10 most profitable tax evaders and the politicians their CEOs, ….. is the amount of money the candidate earns and the ads they buy.

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“Sustainability” is now meaningless, thanks to corporations and …

Aug 31, 2013 … Originally CSR encouraged corporations to consider the impact of their … on sustainable development in all spheres of life, including politics and … People window-shop on their iPhones, but actually buy things on their iPads.

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Move to Amend: We the People, Not We the Corporations

Federal Election Commission, the Supreme Court ruled that corporations are persons, entitled by the U.S. Constitution to buy … We have the opportunity to make ending corporate personhood and getting big money out of politics central to the …

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Corporations record huge returns from tax lobbying, as gridlock in …

Mar 17, 2013 … By Christopher Rowland Globe Staff Corporate tax breaks illustrate how, … show how cheap it is, relatively speaking, to buy political influence.

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ALEC Exposed; How Corporations Buy, Corrupt, And Control The …

Apr 30, 2012 … ALEC Exposed; How Corporations Buy, Corrupt, And Control The Federal And …. How Corporations Control Governments, Media, Politicians; …

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Corporate Campaign Spending: They Get What They Pay for – Truthout

Mar 19, 2012 … How high corporate political spending will go in 2012 is anyone’s guess. … The real danger is that unlimited corporate spending will buy …

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When corporations bankroll politics, we all pay the price | George …

Oct 29, 2012 … If the corporate cronies and billionaires’ bootlickers who currently hold office were to vote to … There’s a cap on overall spending and tough restrictions on political advertising. … Advertising guide · License/buy our content.

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Un-Shared Sacrifice: How ‘Fix the Debt’ Companies Buy Washington …

Un-Shared Sacrifice: How ‘Fix the Debt’ Companies Buy Washington … have spent years building up influence with politicians and these companies and their  …

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Corporate Political Spending: Why the New Critics Are Wrong

Jun 15, 2012 … Laws Governing Corporate Political Activity. “You don’t buy a United States Congressman with a contribution, of course, but you buy access …

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Supreme Court Rolls Back Campaign Spending Limits On … – NPR

Jan 21, 2010 … Thursday’s landmark decision, approved by a 5-4 margin, could unleash a torrent of corporate and union cash into the political realm and …

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Buying friends and influencing politicians | SocialistWorker.org

May 30, 2008 … Videos of a Wal-Mart managers’ meeting have provided a seldom-seen glimpse into how big corporations buy political power and influence.

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What is the libertarian solution to corporate power abuses …

Large multi-national corporations can buy lots of local, state, and federal officials … They give millions to the politicians and in return get billions in hand-outs

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Corporate PAC Campaign Contributions in Perspective – Center for …

Oct 14, 2009 … Campaign contributions from political action committees (PACs) are often … claim that corporate PAC contributions buy legislation.4 It is no …

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Corporate Secretary | Dealing with political contribution disclosures

Oct 3, 2011 … However, the companies that give contributions to both parties may be ‘buying political insurance and hoping that both sides view them …

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Report: Arizona lawmakers bought by corporate interests – CBS 5 …

The report says corporations first make tax-deductible donations to ALEC. Next, that money is turned into “scholarships” for legislators to pay for trips to political …

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The Corporate Consensus by George Draffan – Part 1

Corporate lobby groups write legislation and buy candidates for political office. Corporate-driven think tanks and educators enjoy the prestige of university …

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Political activities of the Koch brothers – Wikipedia, the free …

After buying out two other brothers’ interests, they remain in control of the family business and ….. These views dovetail with the brothers’ corporate interests.

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How Corporations Own the US Congress | Global Research

Sep 15, 2010… an insiders peek on how corporations “lobby” (buy) congressmen. … “Lobbyists , political consultants and recruiters all say that the going rate …

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10 Evil Corporations You Buy From Everyday – Listverse

Feb 21, 2013 … It’s easy to sit back and blame corporations for the evils of the world. … had become Chiquita, and washed their hands of Latin politics for good.

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Cesspooling Their Money: How Corporations are Buying the Election

And what are they hoping to buy? … A political action committee — whether corporate, labor, or ideological — can give up to $5,000 per candidate per election, …

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The Ten Companies Making The Biggest Political Donations – 24/7 …

Jul 2, 2012 … The donations include monies given to political parties, candidates, and … prompted many to ask whether money can buy a seat in the House, …

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“The Whore Houses: Governments Are Bribed and in Bed With the …

Jul 5, 2009 … However, if the “politicians” follow largely identical programmes … At all levels loyal candidates to the money makers, the corporations, … stated “the best society is one where we (the bankers) buy people to control everything.

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Gaming American Democracy: | John Dean | Verdict | Legal Analysis …

Jul 13, 2012… Democracy: How Republicans Are Now Determined to Buy Political Power … And big corporate money became active in political advocacy, …

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Supreme Court: Corporations Can Buy Judges → Washingtons Blog

Sep 8, 2010 … Supreme Court: Corporations Can Buy Judges … recent Supreme Court decision said that corporations can give unlimited funds to politicians.

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Government shutdown, campaign cash and corporate lobbying …

Oct 9, 2013 … By contrast, the shameless influence-peddling that exists in the U.S. under the guise of one’s right to “buypoliticians through lobbying is the …

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Citizens Actually United: The Bi-Partisan Opposition to Corporate …

Oct 25, 2012 … The survey explored Americans’ attitudes toward corporate political …. about special interests buying elections and about the corruption of our …

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Court rejects corporate political spending limits – Washington Post

Jan 22, 2010 … A divided Supreme Court on Thursday swept aside decades of legislative restrictions on the role of corporations in political campaigns, ruling …

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How Big Business Is Buying the Election | Politics & Government …

Aug 30, 2012 … He was addressing a seminar in Atlanta, Georgia, on corporate political engagement in the 2012 election cycle. He recounted advising one …

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One Thing Can Stop Corporations From Buying the 2012 Election …

Sep 13, 2011 … One Thing Can Stop Corporations From Buying the 2012 Election: … Shareholders can determine whether their corporation’s political speech …

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Shareholders must unite to force corporations to disclose political …

Jul 17, 2012 … If these companies were proud of what their political spending had … They can buy millions of dollars’ worth of TV ads with no obligation to …

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The 147 Companies That Control Everything – Forbes

Oct 22, 2011 … They discovered that global corporate control has a distinct bow-tie shape …. The major cause of the global protests is the political control of the …

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